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

Rocket Launch Saturday Morning @ 4:05am

This coming Saturday at 4:05am Pacific Time will begin a two-hour launch window for an Atlas V (Atlas 5) rocket.  This rocket will be– get this– carrying THREE Mars-bound spacecraft, and will be taking off from the south Vandenberg Air Force Base.  This is going to be the first-ever inter-planetary mission to launch from the West Coast. Immediately after launch, the …

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DUI Saturation Patrols on Cinco De Mayo Weekend (Starting TODAY)

Newport Police

The Newport Beach Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting DUI Saturation Patrols for the Cinco De Mayo Weekend, on Friday and Saturday at 6pm to 3am throughout the city of Newport Beach– so be prepared for potential traffic delays. DUI Saturation Patrols are claimed to reduce drunk driving mostly by deterrent, but also serve to actively arrest those who are …

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Tsunami Sirens Going to be Tested for the First Time

Emergency Sirens on Balboa Peninsula

Tomorrow (Friday, May 4th, at noon), Newport’s Tsunami Warning System will be tested for the very first time since installation over a decade ago. The city claims that they regularly test these sirens on the First Friday of each month, but they have only ever really tested to see whether or not the sirens rotate– not whether or not they …

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Mr Irrelevant is Ready for Newport Beach!

Of the countless people vying for the position, Trey Quinn was selected for the NFL.  He was the final person who made the cut, joining an impressive league of the most elite football players on earth.  However, he was picked as the last of the elite, which always makes for a good ribbing.  In Newport Beach, we lovingly call it… Mr Irrelevant. …

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BrewCo… at home?

A few weeks ago we posted about new life being breathed into BrewCo.  I guess this triggered some sort of idea, and many people have since asked me about my own home-brewing and how they can do it too.  While I’ll be the first to admit that I prefer to experiment and that while I’ve had some really magnificent results in …

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OCFair May Turn Equestrian Center into RV Park, meeting THURSDAY MORNING

A while back, the OC Fair Board attempted to sell the land for commercial development, until the state stepped in to stop it.  Now, the OC Fair Board is set to consider the newest Site Master Plan– which cost OC Taxpayers over a quarter-million dollars to develop– on Thursday, April 26th at 9am in the Administration Building of 88 Fair Drive, Costa …

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71st Annual Newport-2-Ensenada Race Starts Friday!

Newport is having a busy week!  Tomorrow is the first day of the 26th annual Balboa Film Festival, and the next day will be the race will begin at the Balboa Pier at 11:00 a.m– so if you want to see a huge cluster of world-class sailboats, head on down to Balboa Pier before lunch on Friday, the 27th! The race typically lasts overnight, …

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Newport’s International Film Fest Starts Thursday!

Starting on Thursday the 26th is Newport’s internationally known Film Festival.  Living here, it’s easy to dismiss hyped up things as “just more local news”, but this is a really big deal!  Centered around the historic Lido Theater but having most other surrounding theaters also participating, the event kicks off tomorrow with the Opening Night Gala, a $175-per-person event where people dress up …

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28th Annual Balboa Island Garage Sale: SATURDAY

Balboa Island Garage Sale

This Saturday, April 21 will be the 28th annual Balboa Island Garage Sale put on by Carolyn Carr-Kamps.  The tradition begins at 7:30am and will officially end at 2pm– though the ones who sell out of their goods will surely begin to close before that! Another tradition that continues is from everyone who has learned the hard way here: Get there early!! Parking …

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What is the “Balboa Crossing”, What Will it Do, and When Will it End?

First, I apologize for the bad photo.  These signs never come out on my phone. Second, no, the “Balboa Crossing” has nothing to do with a church. Third, it’s a crosswalk project. Fourth, no: It’s not the flashing crosswalks that the community has been waiting for. The “Balboa Crossing” project is a project to re-paint the crosswalks on 45 intersections …

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