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

Throwback: The Bay Arcade

Throwback Thursdays are coming back! After a long hiatus– and due to popular demand– our most popular feature of SaveNewport is coming back after a mere 20 months of regular absence! 🙂 As we all know, the Bay Arcade is closing down in just 10 more days.  Here are some pictures of it throughout Newport’s history– can you pick out the …

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Diane Dixon hosts “Question and Answer” Fundraisers

Diane Dixon is scheduled to do a Damage Control Tour over the next few weeks.  Being the only candidate who is actually somehow negative in her fundraising totals after years of being in office, she is holding “Question and Answer” fundraising events throughout the city.  I will be the first to admit that Dixon comes off as a decent person …

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Perseid Meteor Shower Tomorrow Night (It’s gonna be quite a show, too)

Meteor Shower

August 9-13 is the peak night to watch the Perseid meteor shower!  (It will continue until the 13th, but Wednesday is really “the night”!).  The moon will be out every day until morning– but our prospects for clear weather are good, so we should be getting a very clear view, too, according to the ClearSkyChart. You can best view the Perseids …

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It’s Our 3rd Birthday!

Happy birthday to us! Yes, we’ve been around quite a bit longer than just three years, but today is the third anniversary of the official launch of the savenewport.com domain name! The original Facebook page was founded way back in 2013, and as it grew, we added Twitter, and eventually its official website.  Right now, we are receiving an average of 10,000 views per day– …

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Big Grunion Run (& Shore Fishing) Starting on Monday!

Are you a kid, a kid-at-heart, a fisherman, or a cook?  One of the last big annual Grunion Runs is happening this on Monday! Grunion are a species of fish that spawn on the beaches after new or full moons during the summertime, and joining in to watch or participate in the grunion run is a famous pasttime for our long history …

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The Numbers are Out! (Most of them, anyway…)

The deadline for returning campaign disclosures was yesterday, August 1st. These campaign disclosures release the information that was available from the beginning of the year until July 31st. I previously stated that if an incumbent doesn’t have $20k in the bank, it’s a sign of them not being able to be taken seriously at this point in the game. Yesterday, …

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Campaign Disclosures Coming this Week

Tomorrow is the deadline for city council officials to turn in their work, so let’s look at how they are doing so far, and who they face as opponents going forward: First, a comprehensive list of everyones financial disclosures can be found here: http://www.newportbeachca.gov/government/departments/city-clerk/filings/campaign-disclosure-statements Our city council candidates who have filed early are: Brad Avery:  who has over $16k cash on-hand …

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Balboa Arcade Closing After 70+ Years

“The times, they are a-changing.” Nothing truer can be said about the Bay Arcade which– aside from the Ferris Wheel– a rare icon left standing in Fun Zone since the city-funded ExplorOcean destroyed the kid-friendly Scary Dark Ride, the Bumper Cars, the Merry-Go-Round, and the Nautical Museum (along with all of its treasures, which are now “lost”).  The Arcade will …

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Is Our Council Appointing Criminals to Commissions?

If you remember over a month and a half ago, SaveNewporter and Lido Isle resident Jon Pedersen confronted the council about Dixon’s fast-tracking of the anti-dog-beach Dave Granoff to the Parks, Beaches, and Recreations Committee. Granoff sniped the position from women who have been active in the community for years.  A public document request showed only two, but two more females called me …

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Boardwatch

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