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

Holy Cow, We Are Growing – Over 4,500 Facebook Subscriptions Alone

When I first started SaveNewport I did it with the full expectation that it would fail. I was so mad and so angry at some of the things that our local government was doing that I felt I needed to do something– but I knew that there was no way one person could make a difference. So I decided to …

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National Trophies, Beiber, and TONIGHT, Toys for Tots & Fireworks!

I don’t normally highlight individual establishments but when things go viral, they host a national event, and when places hold events for one of my favorite charities all in the same week? Well… they earn it. This weekend kicked off a triple-whammy for the newly-reopened Stagbar, when Bieber came to see the new digs and the photos went viral. Love’m …

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All LA Schools Closed for Terror Threat. OC Schools Safe.

This morning, over 900 LA Schools were closed due to a terror threat communicated through email.  The closure affected over 700,000 students. The email which triggered the closure had detailed which schools were supposedly targets, and due to the specificity of the email, the LA Sheriff decided to close all schools out of an abundance of caution. There are no indications …

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Shooting Stars Tomorrow

Meteor Shower

Tonight is supposed to be the peak of the Geminid Meteor Shower, but the viewing conditions are projected to be cloudy.  But don’t fret: Tomorrow will be nearly just as good, and the viewing conditions will be much more ideal, with cloud cover and transparency being at almost peak conditions, according to the ClearSkyChart. The Geminids are often bright and intensely colored– This …

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Here Comes The Boat Parade! (with map and schedule)

Boat Parade 2013, by Mike Glenn

It’s that time of year again!  Recognized as a “can’t-miss” local event and recently hailed as “one of the top ten holiday happenings in the nation” by The New York Times, the Boat Parade is truly a magical holiday tradition enjoyed annually by everyone in and around Newport Beach’s beautiful Harbor. This year, we will be celebrating the 107th year of the event. …

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Balboa for Ali

After last Friday’s fire which took out the home of a beloved Balboa local, Ali, the community support has been absolutely overwhelming.  Ali has been in the community for at least a decade that I can remember, always happily working at “Happys” (officially known as Bal Harbor Liquor), on the corner of Palm and Balboa.  Directly diagonally from this was his residence, …

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Dixon Proposes Eliminating Newport’s Dog Beach

Diane Dixon proposed months ago that we begin enforcing leash laws on Dog Beach in Newport Beach. Now, the city staff wants to hear from you.   Should we eliminate Newport’s historic– and only– dog beach?   Click here to respond in the comments, or take the poll on the site: https://www.facebook.com/CityofNewportBeach/posts/10154393634214278 Share this with your friends! Please note that they …

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Balboa Ferry Dateline Episode

While perhaps a little late on the draw, we wanted to highlight exposure to one of Newport’s most beloved icons: The Balboa Ferry.  This segment was aired by Dateline last month. A Postcard from the Field: The Balboa Island FerryOn our travels for Friday’s report, our producers came across a ferry to small town America… so we took a ride. Posted by …

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Last Night’s Large Balboa Fire

Last night, the oldest bicycle shop in Newport Beach caught fire, at 601 Balboa Blvd– on the corner of Palm Street and Balboa, right where the ferry drops off.  Fire stations began their response at 11:23pm due to the second-story unit being on fire– a residence occupied by an employee of “Happys” (officially, “Bal Harbor Liquor”), named Ali, along with …

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Lido Live’s Final Shows (and a special invite for our readers)

Lido Live

Everyone is universally saddened at the coming loss of LidoLive.  But there are still another few shows that are left– and tomorrows show comes with a special deal for all of our readers (more on that at the bottom of the article)! After speaking with management of the venue this morning, they wanted to assure everyone that all planned December concerts will …

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