Mike Glenn

Mike is the founder and publisher of Save Newport, owner of the software company Devion, the VP of Newport Beach's Republican Assembly, Chair of Government Relations for the Elks Lodge, an outspoken taxpayer advocate, and a sworn alternate voter for the Orange County GOP. 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

Police Spend Taxpayer Money to Entrap Businesses While Heroin Use in Schools Skyrockets

Last weekend, Newport Beach Police went out to bars and restaurants in the Newport Beach area with an underage officer and attempted to buy alcohol.  Contrary to the main article photo, these officers don’t exactly look “underage”– here’s a photo of one of them on the sting: They went places like China Palace, Gina’s Pizza, and Rudy’s, ordered alcohol, and then doled …

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Strange Sea Creatures Wash Ashore in Newport

It seems that once a year or so, we get a strange sea creature that washes up on our beautiful shores.  Sometimes it’s tuna crabs or red crabs, sometimes it’s a group of “sailor by the wind“, or Valella valella, sometimes it’s a giant eel-like Oarfish, or a toxic yellow-bellied sea snake, but these are new one here in Newport! Monday and …

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Time to Toss That Thanksgiving Turkey

Thanksgiving is always great, and the leftovers leave us stuffed for days afterwards, but Thanksgiving can’t last forever, and unless you enjoy food poisoning, any leftovers in your fridge from Thanksgiving should probably be thrown out now.  According to StillTasty, a website dedicated to cataloging shelf-life for foods, that leftover turkey has got to go!  Here’s a handy chart to …

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Happy Thanksgiving!!

A young man named John received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary. Every word out of the bird’s mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity. John tried and tried to change the bird’s attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music and anything else he could think …

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Dixon Refuses to Condemn Racism Against Persians

Last night at an unexpectedly bizarre city council meeting, a simple resolution was to be put forth to denounce the racist actions taken against Fred Ameri, former City Council candidate in District 7.   Expected to sail through without a much problem, instead, Mayor Diane Dixon violated the state law in order to skip out on the condemning of racism …

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Is There a Tsunami Warning for Newport?

NO. Despite Japan’s massive 7.3 (downgraded now to 6.9) earthquake, the US does not currently have any tsunami warnings in effect. However, even if there were, would we know about it?  The Balboa Peninsula has three different tsunami warning stations that are “tested” the first Friday of each month, but all they really test is to see if they rotate– …

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How the Pollsters Got it So Wrong

I’m not going to sit here and tell you that Trump is either great or that he’s terrible.  I’m here to explain how he got elected, and how the pollsters got it so… “Wrong.” First, I’ll start with the layup: Trump offends people.  His plain-spoken, unpolished, and non-politician-like manner of speaking irks people– even the oft-unoffendable.  For this reason, many …

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Meteor Shower TONIGHT!

Meteor Shower

TONIGHT will be the peak night to watch the Leonid meteor shower!  Actually, it will technically be in the wee hours of Thursday morning– but you get the drift!  The nearly-full moon will be out the during the evening hours, but hopefully you can still catch some good shooting stars! Individual meteors will appear to originate from the shower’s namesake constellation, Leo, which rises …

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The City of Newport Will Be Broke in 9 Years.

Our city hall debt may be a seemingly large number, but our unfunded pension liabilities make that pale in comparison, and are among the worst in the state.  Newport Beach ranks #36 as the worst offenders in unfunded pension liabilities amongst more than 1,000 districts throughout California, and we rank third in a neck-and-neck race between Santa Ana ( $20,684 / Household), Brea …

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The Super Duperest of Super Moons! (and really high tides)

As everyone knows, the moon doesn’t revolve around the world in a perfect circle.  It not only wobbles, but its own center of rotation is off-kilter from the earth being at the center.  Every few months we have a “Super Moon”, where the moon is at apogee and is also a full moon.  Typically, these happen about once per year, …

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