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

DUI Checkpoint TONIGHT (Thursday)

Newport Police

The Newport Beach Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint tonight, Thursday, February 25th, 2016 at an undisclosed location in Newport between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. 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 …

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A Personal Story, and an Alzheimers Fundraiser

Many people remain silent about disabilities in their family, as it makes people wonder if they could be “contagious” or hereditary– but according to a recent study, Alzheimers is the nations third biggest killer– behind only heart disease and cancer. My grandfather had Alzheimer’s.  It was awful.  For about a decade, my mothers side of the family would switch him from his childrens homes, …

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Newport proposes City Of Bell-like policies

In a shockingly overt move, an ordinance is being proposed which would allow the City Manager to create and commit to agreements created without the consent of the city council– and the city council is set to vote on it tonight. In a very odd case of presentation, the proposal does not include copies of the existing policies– which it …

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The Big DOG BEACH Update

As everyone knows, the Dog Beach at the river jetties between Huntington and Newport Beach is under attack through a suggestion to begin enforcing leash-laws in the area by Newport Mayor Diane Dixon.  This is not only Newport’s last remaining Dog Beach, but also provides opportunities that Huntington Beach’s Dog Beach simply can’t– like the ability for smaller dogs to swim in …

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Campaign Financials Released for Councilmembers and Candidates

About two weeks ago, official financial statements were released for councilmembers and those seeking the office of Council. You will notice the following people contributed to multiple campaigns: Saunders Property – Dixon and Petros Craig Batley (Burr White) – O’Neill, Dixon, Petros Great Scott Tree Service (yes, the infamous landscapers who killed the bird nest on Balboa Peninsula) – Muldoon …

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Save Dog Beach Hats are Now Officially Available!

As you all know, our Dog Beach by the Newport/HB Jetties is currently under attack, with one of our councilmembers proposing a solution of enforcing a leash-law in the area, which obviously, would completely destroy all the fun that happens in Dog Beach! Instead of bringing the item to a Study Session, the Newport City Council has referred the issue to Parks, …

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Give Blood, Save a Life (and get a free meal!)

It’s really not as gruesome as it sounds.  Come down for lunch today and give blood, then enjoy some grub and drinks courtesy of the American Legion, located at 215 15th St on Balboa Peninsula, between 10am and 4pm. Aside from actually saving peoples lives, there are some really great selfish reasons for giving blood, too! As the weather heats up, giving blood will help …

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The Old Blockbuster Building, a Crony Deal for a False Cause

So you know the Blockbuster building that was recently a Wachovia Bank at the West end of the Balboa Peninsula? Did you know that this is in the process of being torn down?  Everyone says it will “increase parking”– but will it? The building itself was highly controversial, with some seeing it as one of the peninsula’s most unique and beautiful structures, …

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Be Wary of Superbowl DUI Drivers (and Don’t Be one yourself!)

After the Broncos win the Superbowl tomorrow, please be careful driving home as there will be a lot of angry Panther fans.  There will also be a lot of drunk drivers.  Don’t be one of them. DUI Checkpoints are likely, but so far unannounced.  You can check http://savenewport.com/traffic to see traffic jams caused by either checkpoints or just regular traffic jams …

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Newport Council Pursues Bailout Money for Taxi Companies

Last city council meeting, the Newport Council unanimously decided to beg the county for $224,430 in new taxpayer funds in order to create a commercially unsustainable taxi industry on the peninsula, or bail out an existing one (depending on which angle you want to view it from). As everyone knows, there is no problem getting from Newport Pier to Balboa …

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