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

Dixon vs Glenn & The Newport Towers Fire

SECTION 1 OF 2: DIXON VS GLENN Yesterday in court, two of the three people from the city who were ordered to appear… didn’t. They claimed that the form SC109 (http://www.courts.ca.gov/documents/sc109.pdf) allowed for the city to act as their representative.  However, the form explicitly states “You cannot appear for a defendant or plaintiff if your only job is to represent him …

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Dixon vs Glenn is Heard in Court Tomorrow

Tomorrow at 9:00 AM (Tuesday, December 19, 2017) in Department H2, Judge Delaney will be hearing the Dixon vs Glenn case at the Newport Harbor Justice Center.  For a backstory here, check out these links: http://savenewport.com/2017/08/17/diane-dixon-gets-sued/ http://savenewport.com/2017/11/07/update-on-the-diane-dixon-lawsuit/ The judge has read the arguments and intends to question both sides in open court.  If I am successful, this will be a landmark case to be referenced throughout …

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Taco Bell Cantina Opens on Balboa Peninsula

As we announced on Feb 1 of this year after the Original Pizza Going Away Party, a new Taco Bell Cantina is opening this week in the location of the old Original Pizza, between Stag Bar and Balboa Blvd.  The location will serve beer and wine– and later hard alcohol– along with standard Taco Bell staples, including their new 20-item dollar menu …

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Scott Peotter Recall Comes Up Short– for now

Peotter - Newport Beach Indy - Photo by Christopher Trela

First, last night in Newport Council Chambers, Duffy Duffield was elected to succeed Kevin Muldoon as mayor, and Will O’Neill was elected to Mayor Pro Tem (basically a vice-mayor).  Congrats to them! Now, in news that shocked nearly everyone, the Scott Peotter recall– which filed recall paperwork on Nov 2nd— fell short by 106 signatures from the required 8,445, showing a rejection …

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Geminid’s Meteor Shower Peaks — Best Show of the Year!

Meteor Shower

The morning of December 14th (night of the 13th) will begin the peak night to watch the Leonids meteor shower, which officially started on the 6th and lasts until the 30th of November.  The moon’s phase will be just a sliver and will rise at 3:33am– right as the meteor shower begins to peak– giving this meteor shower prime visibility. Maximum …

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12th Annual Newport Santa Pub Crawl on Saturday

Have you ever seen a mass of HUNDREDS of Santa’s drinking beer?  Well on tomorrow on Saturday December 9th, you can!  Santa Crawl is open to everyone over 21 years old– and if you can come in a Mr or Mrs Santa Suit, you’ll fit right in!  Other holiday costumes are also more than welcome, of course!  If you don’t …

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Throwback: Queen Mary’s Final Voyage

Fifty years ago, on December 9th, 1967 The Majestic Queen Mary steams past Newport Beach towards her permanent dock at Long Beach, CA. It was estimated that over one million people saw the Queen on the final leg of her farewell voyage from Southhampton, England. She still sits in Long Beach to this day as a hotel and museum.  This …

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Boat Parade Coming– NOTE Altered Schedule!

Boat Parade by Randy Seton

It’s time for the 109th Christmas Boat Parade!  Starting on Wednesday, December 13th through Sunday, December 17th. With fireworks on the first and last days. PLEASE TAKE NOTE for those who throw Boat Parade Parties, this year will have significant changes to the schedule, and in some cases could delay your viewing time by hours.  Instead of beginning at Bay Island as has been …

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CdM Christmas Walk Sunday!

Sunday is the 39th Annual Christmas Walk in Corona del Mar!  It is FREE to the public and offers live entertainment, food, prizes and games in the true holiday spirit! Festivities include: Corona del Mar merchant promotions throughout Corona del Mar’s Business District Live Entertainment with signature bands in strategic locations The popular Fireman’s Grill BBQ provided by the NB …

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King Tides Start Friday, and Peak Sunday/Monday

Photo of a King Tide by Matthew Zamiska

King Tides are coming to Newport Beach, bringing the highest tides of the entire year. So far, our largest tides have measured 6ft 9.6inchess (above 0.0ft — standard sealevel).  This coming Sunday and Monday, they will be 6feet, 8 inches.  While less than our historical highs, this could breach some areas of our seawall, causing flooding, or send docks floating off of …

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