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

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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Country Club to Open At Location of old Pierce Street Annex

For the last several months, the Country Club (think “golf club”, not “country music”), has been testing out its kitchens, bar staff, and meals in relentless private events to ensure a solid opening.  As the much-loved Pierce Street Annex closed earlier this year due being in dire need of renovations, the new Country Club has answered that calling in spades, offering up an …

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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. Dory Deli is open 7am to …

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Happy Pre-Thanksgiving!!!

[A story below, but first, a secret hint: The Country Club on 17th is open for “Friendsgiving” today, starting at 3pm!  It won’t be open to the public again until its official Grand Opening in December– so get your sneak peak in with your friends today– it should be a blast!] A young man named John received a parrot as a …

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Lighting of the Bay: Friday from 3pm to 6pm

Lighting of the Bay

Join us for a unforgettable day of Holiday entertainment! Just a day after the rush of Thanksgiving comes to an end, the Back Bay will be adorned with unique Christmas decorations! Lighting of the Bay Program (5:30pm) The Back Bay will be starting off this years program live performances by OC Children’s Song Group, Newport Harbor and Corona Del Mar High School Choirs …

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Tupelo Junction Opens in the Old “The Porch” Location

For those who frequent Santa Barbara, you have doubtlessly tried the famous Tupelo Junction Cafe there.  Known for its kitchen and their dog-friendly environment, the prime location in Santa Barbara closed exactly one week ago today, presumably so that the owner could focus on her shop in Newport, as she is a Corona del Mar resident. The kitchen and bus staff are going …

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Leonids Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight!

Meteor Shower

The morning of November 18th (night of the 17th) will begin the peak night to watch the Leonids meteor shower, which officially started on the 6th and lasts until the 30th of November.  The new moon will be out at noon and will set at about 6pm, giving this meteor shower prime visibility. Maximum meteors: around 20 meteors per hour. Velocity: 44.1 miles/sec When: As usual: The best …

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The Newest Scoop on Rudy’s

When we initially heard reports from multiple employees that Rudy’s had been bought, we printed it up to let everyone know.  The person who owns the building and had owned the business for years wrote us very upset and demanded that we clarify that the new people he brought in and that he had been reportedly introduced as the new “owners” were …

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What the Heck is Newport Council Doing Now?

Today at the council chambers in both the 4pm Study Session AND the 7pm Council Meeting, the city council will establish an official committee to begin pushing a General Plan Update in the City of Newport Beach.  A General Plan Update is normally something that happens every 10-15 years, but this particular update is happening at a disturbing time and …

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One Year Later: Thank You

One year ago today a small team of passionate people and myself had an incredible showing against the huge and well funded political machinery in Newport Beach. As they spent approximately $500,000 in total, we spent just a fraction of that– about $30,000– and came within a margin of error of victory.   Not bad for a first try with …

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