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

Final Election Results are In!

Election Results

Friday, the Registrar of Voters officially ended the vote count, having counted all votes from Provisional Ballots, Conditional Ballots, election day Paper Ballots, in-poll ballot results, and various forms of Vote by Mail– and what a whopper of results they were! The Registrar of Voters stated: “Total turnout from the election was 71% with 44.2% of voters casting their ballot by …

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Urban Runoff Makes Water Unsafe for next 3 days

Ocean Composite Warning

We just got our first big seasonal rain!  While these showers were a much-needed water for our area, it also presents a problem: urban runoff and bacterial water infestations– especially the first rain of the season– what is often called the “first flush”– these are bigger concerns than a normal rain watershed. As the chemicals wash off into the ocean and the storm …

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Bank Robbery– do you know this man or truck?

The Newport Beach Police Department is seeking a suspect and any possible witnesses for an attempted bank robbery investigation. We broke the story just moments after the crime occurred the crime occurred on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at approximately 1:35 p.m. at the Bank of America in Eastbluff Village Center (2501 Eastbluff Drive). According to statements received by the NBPD, …

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The Catalina Flyer is out of Service For the Rest of the Year

It’s OFFICIAL The Catalina Flyer will not run to Catalina Island/Avalon again until March 1, 2019 Also, for the first time ever, they will not have any Christmas Boat Parade cruises this year either (December 19th-23rd) The boat, which broke down on October 9th, normally runs into December 2nd, but the company had Harbor Deisel pull out their gear box …

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Time to Toss That Thanksgiving Turkey!

Thanksgiving is always great, and the leftovers leave us stuffed for days afterwards, but Thanksgiving can’t last forever, and unless you enjoy food poisoning, any leftovers in your fridge from Thanksgiving should probably be thrown out now.  According to StillTasty, a website dedicated to cataloging shelf-life for foods, that leftover turkey has got to go!  Here’s a handy chart to …

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Charlies Chili Gets Major Upgrades!

Charlie’s Chili just went through a major renovation! The famous surf-diner spot at the end of the Newport Pier has gone through a major overhaul recently, replacing the yellow-lined popcorn ceiling and beige tables and chairs with an accented white ceiling, deep brown tablesets, and red accents. But fret not: Their much-loved menu is still in full swing. It’s been …

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Happy Thanksgiving!!

A young man named John received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary. Every word out of the bird’s mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity. John tried and tried to change the bird’s attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music and anything else he could think …

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Who is Open for Thanksgiving?

For those who don’t have family out here or are simply unable to join them, here are a list of establishments to get yo turkey on today: Blackies.  Their annual “Gettin Wasted While Your Turkey is Basted” is fun for the single people out there, and they usually have quite the spread available for patrons as well. Woody’s Wharf is pretty happening …

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Blackies Thanksgiving Party: A Short History

One of Newport’s most endearing memories for those who don’t have local family or those who consider locals their family is the Blackies “Come get wasted while your turkey is being basted” celebration. This mouthful celebrates its 20 year anniversary tomorrow! The 2-decade old tradition celebrates Thanksgiving the way the pilgrims did: sharing abundance with the locals– and even some …

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“Coco Palms” has Opened, Revitalizing the old Mavericks/Bubbles Building on Balboa Peninsula

Coco Palms– or just “Palms”, as their signs have it– has opened up at the old Bubbles/Mavericks location on the corner of Palm and Balboa (aka, the “ferry road”) on Balboa Peninsula. They will have wine– on tap. They will have distilled alcohol– on tap. They will have bartenders who can pull jaw-dropping stunts off like flaming drinks They tell …

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