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

Tourist Season Officially Begins

Everyone knows that Memorial Day Weekend is the official-unofficial start of summer.  The “parking spot safaris” have already begun, and won’t let up until Labor Day.  Remember to stay safe this weekend, as the tourists will be flooding our town both in car and on foot.  Many of them may not be sober– so be extra cautious. LOCK YOUR BIKES. Summertime this …

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Community Mourns Together After 8-year-old Boy Killed by Garbage Truck

This Wednesday at about 1:30pm, a CR&R garbage collection truck struck 8-year old Brock McCann, killing him. Janet Montgomery, PTA president at Newport Heights Elementary, set up this GoFundMe to help with his expenses: https://www.gofundme.com/brockmccann – Last night when it was first reported to us, it had just $150, and at time of this publishing, it was well over $30,000. The child had …

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Throwback: Do you remember the Stuft Shirt Restaurant?

Stuft Shirt

Do you remember the Stuft Shirt off PCH? Today, since 2009, it is known as the high-end clothing store A’maree’s, but this building has a rich history of shoreline dining, with the Windows on the Bay (closed in 1996) being the latest restaurant and Cano’s restaurant preceding Stuft Shirt. Do you have memories of this beautiful building?

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Voter Registration Deadline Today

Today is the last day you can register to vote in the June 7th Primary.  Voting registration is a simple process that takes about 2 minutes to do– and in California, you can do it all online! Simply fill out this form: https://covr.sos.ca.gov/?language=en-US ‘Can’t remember if you are registered to vote in Newport or not?  You can check right here: https://www.ocvote.com/registration/verify-your-voter-registration/— that link …

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Dixon And O’Neill Pen Loony Letter About City Hall

City Hall’s price is a disaster.  Nobody disputes that.  In total, we will be paying about a quarter-billion dollars for this building– far more than should ever be justified for a municipal structure.  But there is another aspect to this: Financing, which accounts for nearly half of the $263.3m total cost to the city. A month ago, Dixon threw Curry off as the …

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Register to Vote!

Today marks the time where there is only one week left to register to vote in the California June primary. Voting registration is a simple process that takes about 2 minutes to do– and in California, you can do it all online! Registering to vote is as simple as filling out this form: https://covr.sos.ca.gov/?language=en-US Can’t remember if you are registered to vote …

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Invasion of the Tuna Crab

Tuna Crab photos by Balboa Island resident Tim Hamilton

First, sorry for the delay in posting.  Work has been swamping me, and as you know, being an activist requires both time and money.  Last week I was missing out on the first part in pursuit of the latter! While I was focusing on my software company, we had tons of critters visiting… literally.  Millions of Tuna Crabs washed ashore over the …

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Pet of the Week – Biscuit

Look at this little Chewbacca!! Newport has a lot of great dogs in need of great homes and great owners… And we’ve got the perfect pup for you to rescue who desperately needs a forever home. From the shelter: “Meet Biscuit!  She is a 2 year old Shih Tzu mix who we saved from the Orange County Animal Shelter.  She has an adorable …

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Even More Expensive Than The Bunnies…

Newport Beach City Hall and Bunnies, photo by Mike Glenn

Newport Beach sparked off a heated argument when they spent $220,000 out of the playground budget for city hall to instead purchase gigantic rabbits.  Small-government types spoke out loudly, calling it the embodiment of fiscal irresponsibility.  One of our councilmen made his election centered around the expense, even making a commercial to “blow up the bunnies”. I guess the council has a short …

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This Should be Interesting… (Presidential Race)

About once every 6 months or so, I write about a national issue, so excuse my derivation from the normally Newport-centric topics– but I think you’ll like this. Last night, Trump won the election in Indiana, prompting Ted Cruz to drop from the race.  This leaves Trump vs Kasich and no matter which way you cut this one, Trump is …

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