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

Cats Meows Side, How Bout That? (a hero story)

Last week, instead of merely reporting the news, I actually witnessed a pretty miraculous story first-hand for a change! A quick backstory: Friends and neighbors of mine, Mike and Linda Kuhar, have a beautiful African Savannah cat named Olive which is an F3, meaning that it is just 3 breedings away from a fully wild Savannah, which has a territorial range …

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Photo of the Week: Week 1

Sunset by Aaron Miner

It’s March 18th, and you know what that means?  Me either, so instead, I’ve decided to start a new weekly contest: Photo of the Week. The inaugural photo is this one, taken by Newporter Aaron Miner.  He was at Newport El and the photo was taken zoomed in towards Balboa Pier on the night of 3/14.  No filter! Do you have …

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Pet of the Week: Noah

From the shelter:  “We have had him for over a year and would really love to find someone who is willing to be patient with him.  He is a good dog but gets a bit timid with new people Noah is a gorgeous 3 year old pit bull mix.  We can’t figure out what he is mixed with, but just …

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Sign and Share! Save the Downtowner!

  The city is giving us an opportunity to voice our opinions on the infamous bus design which the city expected to cost taxpayers $22 per ride, each way, per person— is already running 2x over-budget. This socialized business will compete unfairly against our current free ride system, the beloved Downtowner and the taxpayer-funded trolley will then only operate in the …

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DUI Checks on St Patricks Day

The Newport Beach Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting DUI/Drivers License Checkpoints on Friday, St. Patricks Day throughout the city of Newport Beach– so be prepared for traffic delays. 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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Big Grunion Run (& Shore Fishing) This Week (Peaks Tomorrow & Wednesday)

This is the first Grunion Run since August of last year– and the only chance to catch them before June!  Are you a kid, a kid-at-heart, a fisherman, or a cook?  One of the big annual Grunion Runs is happening this weekend! Grunion are a species of fish that spawn on the beaches after new or full moons during the …

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Don’t Forget: “Spring Forward” on Sunday!

Daylight Saving Spring Forward

Remember that Sunday morning we set our clocks FORWARD by one hour, so that 2am-2:59am never even happens that day. Daylight savings has to do with energy savings, particularly in old factories.  By slightly adjusting the clock to account for the changes in the sunrise and sunset times, employers were able to save money on heating and electricity.  Sorry, “Simpsons” fans: it …

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Pet of the Week: Hannah

This Pet of the Week comes one day early! From the shelter:  “Hannah is approximately 45lbs and 1 1/2 years old and is a Rhodesian Ridgeback mix. She came to the Newport Beach Animal Shelter with an injury to a hind leg. It appeared to be fixed incorrectly, and she was unable to put weight on it for any long …

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Boat Auction on Friday Morning!

Boat Auction

Get your “new-to-you” boat here– for cheap!  On Friday, March 10th, 2017 starting at 8am, you can view the boats to be auctioned at 9am by the Orange County Sheriff Harbor Patrol. This is a CASH ONLY event, and payment is immediately due after the auction. The address for the event is: 1901 Bayside Drive Corona del Mar 92625 Up for auction …

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UPDATE: Bicyclist In Hospital After Being Struck

Of the many years I have been running SaveNewport, I have prided myself on having never had to issue a retraction– but all winning streaks come to an end.  Yesterday, we had five independent on-scene reports that someone was struck and killed on Balboa Peninsula.  Later, our council and city manager said that they were only “minor injuries”.  So what was …

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