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

The Wedge: A Bench Forged from History, and History Forged by Wave Riders

Wedge Tree by Ron Romanosky - 1989

On Thursday, August 24th from 6pm to 9pm, legendary Wedge surfer, body boarder, and photographer Ron Romanosky will be presenting a photo archive as the bench created from the wood of the fallen Wedge Tree is unveiled at Sherman Gardens (2647 East Coast Highway). From 6pm to 7pm will be the general admission time, at 7pm the bench will be unveiled, which …

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After the Eclipse

If you missed the eclipse this time around, fret not. Newport will have a partial eclipse at 69.9% coverage on Oct 14th of 2023, but we won’t see another one coming close to that until 2044 (78.8% coverage), 2045 (77.6% coverage), 2046 (61.1% coverage) and the big whopper in the year 2071 of 91.2% coverage. Feel free to hang on …

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Bay Arcade’s Final Weekend

It is with great sadness that we have to wish adieu to our beloved Bay Arcade on today, its last weekend. As it began more than 70 years ago, the Bay Arcade has been considered a key feature of the Fun Zone, but the new owners of the building have decided to put a donut shop in, instead (they were the owners of …

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Newport Sees Partial Solar Eclipse on MONDAY MORNING

Everyone knows the eclipse is coming on Monday– but here’s all the info you need, in one spot: VIEW IT IN NEWPORT: The Great American Eclipse is coming– the first total solar eclipse to cross the US since 1979! You have to go to Oregon or Idaho to see it in full, but here in Newport we will have an …

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Diane Dixon Goes Unhinged, Gets Her & The City Sued

Several months ago, Diane Dixon interrupted public comment on the institution of the outrageous expense of the public bus system in order to spread lies about me from her position on the dais.  But this wasn’t in error, this was an egregious attempt specifically designed to use her position as a councilwoman in order to stifle my free speech on her pet project: …

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Newport Council Unanimously Affirms the Dock Tax that it Promised to Repeal

On Monday, July 18th, Newport Beach City Council unanimously voted to affirm the very Dock Tax that the 2014 group vowed to “STOP”.  The Dock Tax is a clear violation of Prop13 according to the OC Assessor, who sets property value. The 2014 “Stop the Dock Tax” group consisting of Mayor Kevin Muldoon, Scott Peotter, and of course– Diane Dixon joined in …

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Barbara Venezia Grills Council on Dave Granoff Inaction

Dave Granoff was appointed to the Parks, Beaches, and Recreation Committee by his personal friend Diane Dixon.  This person, Dave Granoff, was ordered to pay into the hundreds of thousands of dollars along with his friends for the illegal bulldozing of the sand dunes, who paid thousands of dollars to settle a Newport Beach Police investigation into him involving grand theft …

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Newport Harbor sees a Whaley Rare Event

Thursday at 12:50pm, Newporter Todd Hill served up a tip that he spotted a whale inside the channel after passing under the Balboa Blvd bridge. “Really?” I said. Jokingly, he swore he hadn’t been drinking. A whale it was! A baby gray whale measuring in at just over 20 feet (an adult generally measures about 50 feet). I posted online …

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Throwback: The Bay Arcade

Throwback Thursdays are coming back! After a long hiatus– and due to popular demand– our most popular feature of SaveNewport is coming back after a mere 20 months of regular absence! 🙂 As we all know, the Bay Arcade is closing down in just 10 more days.  Here are some pictures of it throughout Newport’s history– can you pick out the …

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Diane Dixon hosts “Question and Answer” Fundraisers

Diane Dixon is scheduled to do a Damage Control Tour over the next few weeks.  Being the only candidate who is actually somehow negative in her fundraising totals after years of being in office, she is holding “Question and Answer” fundraising events throughout the city.  I will be the first to admit that Dixon comes off as a decent person …

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