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

Last Call for the Crab Cooker! (Closes this Weekend)

Crab Cooker, by Chris Buecheler

If you like your clam chowder with a side of “Don’t Look Up Here”, get it soon, because the Crab Cooker’s last weekend is coming up. The easily-identifiable fish market and resturaunt has been open for 67 years, with one manager there for 50 years and some of their waitresses for over 40.  This weekend, though, the business will be closing …

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Dixon sends Doggie-Border-Patrols Out, Preventing Dog Beach Access… On National Dog Day

Dog Beach Patrol by Eric Martinez

Yesterday, on National Dog Day, multiple dog catcher squads caused even more confusion by preventing people from using Newport land to traverse into the County Dog Beach, leaving people to believe that this is not a legal Dog Beach. To be abundantly clear: The county’s Dog Beach has exactly the same legal standing as Huntington’s Dog Beach.  Now, Newport is …

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It’s National Dog Day!

California Flag with Dog, credit unknown

Today is National Dog Day! My first dog was a stray poodle we adopted called “Licker” because when we found him he was so grateful, he kept licking everyone for the next several months. My second dog was a stray black lab that we named “Baby”, because she was so young when we first saw her (she was running with …

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Sol Grill is Moving!

For those of you who have had the luxury of dining on the worlds finest meatballs, you will be interested to know that Sol Grill is moving. The current location next to the Newport Pier in McFadden Square will be closing the last day of next month, September 30th, and they will be reopening at 2400 West Coast Highway, on …

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Dixon now Spending Tax Dollars for Anti-Dog-Beach Lobbyists

Councilwoman Diane Dixon, long known for trying to shut down Dog Beach (amongst many other things) has apparently convinced Mayor Duffy Duffield to use taxpayer dollars to recruit Coastal Commission lobbyist Don Schmitz to also lobby the County of Orange to convince them to shut down Dog Beach. Here’s a video of him admitting this much in the most recent …

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Oooh, That Smell. Did You Smell that Smell?

Balboa Peninsula Photo courtesy of Don Logan

Last night and this morning, if you encountered a terrible smell along our coast, you weren’t alone.  SaveNewporter Dave King alerted this to us at 10pm last night, and SaveNewporter Chris Wells did the same at 9pm– a big thank you to both! In a very-welcome shift of events, Mr. King also located the mysterious cause: At about 9pm last …

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DUI “Stop & Check”, Friday Evening

Newport Police

The Newport Beach Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting DUI Checkpoints on Friday at 8pm 2:30am at an undisclosed location in Newport Beach (usually at the top of the peninsula, or by the police station on Jamboree) so be prepared for traffic delays. DUI Saturation Patrols are claimed to reduce drunk driving mostly by deterrent, but also serve to …

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Council Meeting Wrap-Up: Bird Scooters, New City Manager, Higher Taxes

Last night the city council had a pretty eventful list of things to decide on.  The session kicked off by appointing a replacement for current City Manager Dave Kiff’s retirement.  Starting on August 31st, the city will be managed by Grace Leung, who is the current Assistant City Manager (and Acting City Manager) in Irvine, and was the Finance Director in …

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Sierra Club gets Dog Beach All Wrong– and Mayor Duffy Duffield Follows Their Lead

PLEASE SHARE & TAG FRIENDS It is very well-known that one of the main reasons that Newport Beach is going against Dog Beach under Mayor Duffy Duffield is because the Sierra Club has decided that Dog Beach is bad. Sierra Club is an environmental activist group who has a track record of being extremely loud but not always very accurate …

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The 12th Annual Hi-Time’s Chili Cook-off SUNDAY

Sunday, August 12th is the the day the world-famous Hi Time Wine Cellar Chili Cookoff is happens from noon until 5pm! The 12th annual celebration goes to benefit the Boys and Girls Club in the harbor area.  Last year, the event raised $32,750.32 for the Boys & Girls Club of Central Orange County– SO CLOSE to matching the $35,000 raised in 2015!  Hopes are …

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