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

Beloved Newport Businessman Identified as Crash Victim, Paddleout Planned for Saturday

Three days ago, a helicopter crashed in Newport Beach, killing three people including Kimberly Lynne Watzman, 45, of Santa Monica Brian Reichelt, 56, of Hollywood, FL, and Joseph “Pepe” Anthony Tena, 60,  of Newport Beach.  Another passenger and a citizen on the ground were also injured and remain in the hospital. Spitzer Helicopter Leasing, said they leased the R44 to Revolution Aviation, …

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Sunday “Big Game” DUI Saturation Patrol by NBPD

Since we aren’t allowed to say “Superbowl”, we’ll just call it “The Big Game”– but drinking and driving is not a game, so the NBPD wants to remind everyone not to drink and drive.  They will be deploying additional officers on DUI Saturation Patrols during and following Sunday’s game. These officers will be tasked with stopping and arresting drivers who show signs …

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Super Blue Moon Eclipse, King Tides– a Great Day for Photographers.

This morning, we experienced the second full moon of the month– also known as a “Blue Moon”.  No, the moon isn’t actually blue, it’s just a rare event as lunar cycles are 29.5 days, meaning you’d need a full moon on the 1st or 2nd of the month to get a Blue Moon.  To add to the cool-factor, this was also a Supermoon, meaning …

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Helicopter Crash on Bristol Street & Bayview Place in Santa Ana Heights

AVOID THIS AREA. Emergency units are responding. A helicopter crashed into a Newport Beach home about a mile from John Wayne Airport at 2:10pm Tuesday.  The Robinson-44 chopper had four people aboard as it crashed into the 40 block of Egret Court.  Early information is that there are three fatalities. This post will be updated with details as we receive more information as we receive it. …

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Earthquake Wakes Newport at 2:09am

Did you feel it? At 2:09:56am this morning, an earthquake which immediately registered as a 4.1 (later downgraded to a 4.0) sent its waves through Newport Beach.  The quake was centered at 33.741°N 117.491°W, near Corona California, approximately 27 miles from Hoag Hospital.  A quick but gentle jolt, this was enough to wake light sleepers in the area. You can find more …

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City to Have Hearing to Renew the Bus that Killed the Downtowner and Snarls Peninsula Traffic

Remember the bus that was painted to resemble a trolley which killed Balboa Peninsula’s beloved Downtowner which was coming up on its third year of operation, drove people 7 days per week, got them to and from their exact destinations (not just some random “pick up point”), and cost the taxpayers $0?  Well, the bus– which was projected to cost taxpayers $22 …

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DA Seizes Peotter Recall Petitions for Fraud

Last week, the OC District Attorney’s office seized all 10,696 petitions signed to recall Scott Peotter because of “potential irregularities”, which they believe may constitute fraud.  Recall Peotter Committee organizer Susan Skinner told the OC Register that “[…] the warrant is sealed, but I understand that one of the paid petitioners allegedly forged signatures,” Skinner said. “This is a big, bad violation of …

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Yellow Bellied Sea Snakes on our Beaches & Rocket Launches today at 1pm

Remember two years ago when the El Nino event brought Yellow Bellied Sea Snakes to our shoreline after a 30-year absence?  Well the venomous sea serpents are back, and they’re on our beaches yet again!  Two were found prior to 1973, two more two years ago, and this marks the fifth time these creatures have been spotted on the shores of Southern …

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HoSum Bistro is BACK, starting Monday!

After the fire in June of 2016, HoSum Bistro has undergone plenty of challenges– mostly to do with governmental hurdles– in getting everything back up and running.  But finally, after nearly 18 months of governmental red tape and countless dollars spent on construction, the establishment is ready to open its doors again on Monday and give you the HoSum Chicken Salad …

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Unsafe Beach Water for 3-4 Days

Urban Runoff by Tito Negron

It’s been a wet couple of days as we have received the first rains of the season!  These showers were a much-needed water for our area, but it also presents a problem: urban runoff and bacterial water infestations– always a concern with a watershed event. As the chemicals wash off into the ocean and the storm drains flood, it has also washed immeasurable …

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