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

New Year, New Laws (for Newport and California)

Happy New Year everyone!!! I hope everyone had a great holiday break. I did here, but now we are back in action! Before I get into all the new law stuff, I want to thank everyone: Every year the LA Times’s Daily Pilot has come out with a ranking of the top 103 most influential people in the Newport/Mesa area. …

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Fake News in Newport Beach??

This last week we saw the heaviest rains of the year. With those, loose debris from San Bernardino to Newport Beach is washed out from inland to the ocean. We always have some surprises during this time of various nature and from various sources. If you listen to the narrative in the OC Register and the Daily Pilot, you would …

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Trash Litters Dog Beach, News Focuses on Needles

Dog Beach Trash by Lynn Talmon

This last week brought heavy rains and with the runoff, tons of trash from upland Orange County areas.  This happens every year, and every year there is always a media freakout about what to do, and every year the people have taken care of the problem within days– not the government.  But alas, we are having this same media freakout once …

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Who’s Open on Christmas? These Guys!

I know the struggles of dining out on Christmas when you aren’t in the midst of a mega-sized family reunion. To help people of different faiths and those with distant families, I’ve made a few phone calls for you, both to the traditional “Chinese Food Christmas” places, and to other local establishments.  This year even some of our mainstay Chinese …

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DUI Checkpoint Friday

Newport Police

The Newport Beach Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting roving DUI/Drivers License Checkpoints Friday, Dec 23rd 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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Boat Parade Starts TOMORROW (Save your parking spots!)

Boat Parade by Randy Seton

Hold on to your seats, because this year’s 108th annual Boat Parade is going to be a doozy!  For those planning to travel on the Balboa Peninsula, please consider carpooling, Ubers, and/or arriving early, as traffic and parking are always problematic for this event. Here are the schedules to plan your parking around: DATES: December 14, 2015 – December 18, 2015 TIMES: 6:30 pm …

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King Tides are Coming… (highest tides in 3 years!)

Photo of a King Tide by Matthew Zamiska

King Tides are coming to Newport Beach, bringing the highest tides of the entire year– tomorrow. So far, even the largest tides have measured 6’6 (above 0.0ft — standard sealevel).  Tomorrow morning at 7:46am and Wednesday at 8:30am, they will be 6feet, 9.6 inches.  While that small increase doesn’t sound like much, it could breach some areas of our seawall or send docks floating off …

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How to Make The Wintertime Treat: Hard Apple Cider

Every year around wintertime, I create a batch or two of hard apple cider.  Each year I do it a little bit differently, but it always turns out fantastic.  There are many rumors that you can go blind from homebrew, but that’s only if you distill it (which is illegal) improperly (which is dumb).  The most dangerous that consuming fermenting …

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BREAKING: Bomb Squad Activated at Balboa Island Fire Station

At the fire station on Balboa Island, the Bomb Squad was called at around 3pm after someone dropped off something resembling a pipe bomb they found floating (presumably in the bay).  Currently the entire area is taped off.  Does anyone have any additional information on this?  Story will be updated as new information comes in. CORRECTION: An earlier report incorrectly …

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