Mike Glenn

Mike is the founder and publisher of Save Newport and Chair of Government Relations for the Elks Lodge. He writes, shoots photos, and edits, but much of the time, he's just "the IT guy". He can be reached at: Google+, Facebook, or via email, at michael.glenn@devion.com

Wow, We Just Broke Over 6,000– in Facebook Subscribers Alone!

THANK YOU! Many of you know the story of how we started from my previous updates, but I’m going to say it once again, since many people don’t, and I think it is important to reiterate just how much of a difference one person (YOU!) can make in local politics.  Several years ago, I had zero interest in local politics.  I …

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Dog Beach is Back!

Dog Beach is Back by Jeremy Chung

After what seemed like an eternity, the dredging of the Santa Ana finally stopped several weeks ago, but they dredged the river 10 feet out and 7 feet down from jetties at the mean high tide, leaving nothing but what looked like a river surrounded by jetties in its path.  We knew this would happen, and we’ve been waiting for a good …

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Pet of the Week: Leia

Look at this adorable little creature.  Seriously, click on the link for the full image. Do you know someone who is looking for a dog?  Newport has a lot of great dogs in need of great homes and great owners… And we’ve got the perfect pup for you to rescue who desperately needs a forever home!  BUT WAIT, if you …

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DUI Checkpoint Thursday Night (TONIGHT)

Newport Police

The Newport Beach Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting roving DUI/Drivers License Checkpoints Thursday, June 22nd at an undisclosed location in Newport between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. DUI Checkpoints are claimed to reduce drunk driving mostly by deterrent, but also serve to actively arrest those who are driving under the influence.  They also cause significant traffic delays, so …

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Here Come the King Tides!!

Flooding by Catalina Kurt

King Tides are coming to Newport Beach, bringing the highest tides of the entire year– this year, we have FOUR of them!  Very unusual! The last King Tide event was back in January and measured a little over 6 feet, 6 inches.  This one will be measuring just above that, at 6 feet, 8.4 inches (above 0.0ft — standard sealevel).  Friday evening at 9:08pm will …

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Big Surf & Riptides Today through Thursday

Balboa's Wedge, photo credit unknown

The Wedge sure took a pounding this weekend with waves generated by a South Pacific storm, and tomorrow, Wedge waves are projected to be 8-10ft these will be the highest of the current South swell peaks. Surfline predicts 6-7ft waves, and we can expect the structure of The Wedge to double those sizes, with this particular swell peaking on Thursday!  But find …

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Happy Father’s Day!!!

Happy Father’s Day to all fathers far and wide!  No kids come with manuals, and I’m sure we could have all been better kids.  But if winding up being a good person is any measure of success, the fathers of the vast majority did a fantastic job.   Call your dad or do something good in his memory!

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Scott Peotter: Dog Defender

After 19 months of battling between local, regional, county, state, and federal governments, Scott Peotter has had enough of the bureaucracy, and he has agendized our Dog Beach access! Scott was first-in when it came to supporting the Dog Beach, so this isn’t some stunt he is pulling in response to the people who dislike him because they say he is a big …

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Charlie’s Chili Celebrates the Big 50 Year Celebration!

Photo courtesy Orange County Archives. Photo by Werner Weiss, from the Werner Weiss Collection, Acc#2013.6.

If you grew up in Newport Beach anytime in the last half-century, you’ve definitely eaten at Charlie’s Chili by the Newport Pier! This Friday from 7am to 10pm, Charlie’s is offering a big “thank you” to everyone for their support in the last 50 years, and kicking it off for another 50 more! In honor of their own birthday, they’re …

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Pedersen Drops Another Bomb on Dixon

Wow, if you didn’t catch last night’s council meeting,  you really missed it.  I’ll let Jon Pedersen just explain it in this column, this is straight from the sheet he read off: Mayor Muldoon, Council Today I want to discuss the environment, in particular our harbors and our beaches, for without them we surely would not be Newport Beach. There …

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