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

RJ’s/Dog Beach Closed due to Sewage Spill

A portion of beach is closed in both Newport and Huntington due to a sewage spill, after about 1,800 gallons of sewage spilled into the ocean due to a property owners sewage lift station failing. Surfers know this area as River Jetties, and dog lovers know this area as Dog Beach. You can follow the progress here over the next few …

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Pet of the Week: Good news and bad news.

Happy Friday, and Happy Cinco de Mayo!! This Cinco de Mayo, our Pet of the Week can give you an additional great reason to celebrate: After the Pet Expo last weekend, all but four dogs have been adopted!! That’s the great news!  The bad news is that the four that were not adopted were the same ones who have been …

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DUI Checks on Cinco De Mayo (TOMORROW)

Newport Police

The Newport Beach Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting DUI/Drivers License Checkpoints on Friday and Saturday throughout the city of Newport Beach– so be prepared for traffic delays if you are moving to or from celebrations of Mexico’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. DUI Checkpoints are claimed to reduce drunk driving mostly by …

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Rattlesnakes in Newport. Here’s What You Need to Know

LOTS of stories in Newport about rattlesnakes showing up in lawns in parks recently– especially outside of the Peninsula/Island area, and seem to be coming up around CdM and Santa Ana Heights areas.  Springtime is bringing these snakes out, but their numbers seem to be higher than usual. This is how the experts recommend that you deal with them.  This will not …

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Happy 50th Anniversary, American Legion Yacht Club!

It’s that time of year again for all the yacht clubs to have their opening day parties!  Which ones will you be attending? Here are the list of the ones here in Newport– and let me know if I missed any! This Friday, May 5th, Lido Isle Yacht Club will have its Opening Day ceremonies. Last year was the 100 year …

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Blackball is Back!

Today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. will be our first Blackball of the season at the Wedge, shutting down access to hardboarders so that body surfers can have their fun with the storied wave. Body surfers will tell you that the need for this is obvious: Surfboards are dangerous and have caused real injuries with their fins slicing open body surfers. Board …

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70th Annual Newport-2-Ensenada Race Starts Today!

Newport is having a busy week!  Yesterday, was the final day of the Balboa Film Festival this year, and today 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 tomorrow! The race typically lasts overnight, with people arriving in …

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City’s Park Renaming Policy is Severely Flawed

Tomorrow, the council will consider renaming Balboa Island Park after Ralph Rodheim, and Ensign View Park after the famed actor and activist John Wayne. Do most people in this city know and love John Wayne?  Yes.  So I can see why tomorrow, there is a proposal to name a park after him. Have most people in this city even heard of Ralph …

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SATURDAY: 27th Annual Balboa Island Garage Sale 7:30am-5pm

Balboa Island Garage Sale

Today will be the 27th annual Balboa Island Garage Sale put on by Carolyn Carr-Kamps.  The tradition begins at 7:30am and will officially end at 3pm– though the ones who sell out of their goods will surely begin to close before that! It was reported on the 25th year that it would be the final year because the organizers simply couldn’t keep …

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Pet of the Week: Elvis

Ok guys, this little pup still hasn’t been adopted since we ran him back on January 20th, and is actually our first-ever repeat Pet of the Week 🙁 He really needs a forever home.  Do you know someone who is looking for a dog? From the shelter: “Elvis is ready for his new home! He is an adorable 7-8 year …

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