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

Newport’s 4th of July: Everything You Need in One Spot

You’ll probably want to share this comprehensive post with your friends– the 4th of July is just one week away! PRELUDE: Annual Citizen Flag Raised by Toddland Toddland raised their giant American Flag for the 4th year for the 4th.  If you don’t know where it is, it’s the building in the middle of the intersection between Malarky’s and Newport Beach BrewCo– you …

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4th Annual Citizen Flag Raising for the 4th

Back in 2015, the good folks at Toddland along with their friends and family (me included!) raised enough money in just $20 donations to buy and raise a monster flag at the start of Balboa Peninsula, right between Malarky’s and Newport BrewCo. Monday morning, it was raised for the fourth time, in honor of the upcoming 4th of July holiday.  While the storage of …

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Here They Go Again! “The Really Big Show” Debuts Saturday at Noon!

Kick your summer off right!  Yesterday was the Summer Solstice and this is the first official weekend of summer– and this time, it starts with a doozy! If you remember the send-off for Original Pizza early last year, you remember how much of a blast it was, how many familiar faces you saw, and that it all went to a good …

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Newport Beach Re-Launches Illegal Zoning Practices for 4th of July

Whether you like rowdy 4th of July Parties or you hate them, creating zones of disproportionate fines within the same city is a violation of the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause, and therefore unconstitutional. If a $1,000 or a $3,000 fine is better to have for a rowdy house party, then that fine good or bad for the entire city, …

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Happy Father’s Day Today!!

Happy Father’s Day to all fathers far and wide! No kids come with manuals, and I’m sure we could have all been better kids– but if winding up being a good person is any measure of success, the fathers of the vast majority did a fantastic job.   Call your dad or do something good in his memory!

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Everything We Know About the Public Shooting over the Weekend

This writer was out of town last weekend and was unable to dedicate the normal amount of resources to get this story in full, but we still released an article on it as soon as we heard.  Apparently, the OC Register and Daily Pilot were also out of town, because only the Daily Pilot ran a story on it, but it …

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Just Another “Maniac” Monday? 10-foot Waves @ WEDGE

Balboa's Wedge, photo credit unknown

Today, Surfline is reporting a forecast of TEN FOOT waves at the Wedge… so you know what that means! The structure of The Wedge often double those sizes, and is sure to attract a ton of tourists, so if you want to check it out, consider a rideshare or riding a bike. The Swells are supposed to be coming from …

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APPREHENDED: Shooter on Balboa Peninsula’s 21st Street

This morning at approximately 10am, there were several shots fired outdoors in the 21st street area.  Police have confirmed that there was a shooter firing off rounds publicly.  Police were initially called due to property destruction. Locals in the area reported hearing three shots, and seeing someone chased into the bay.  So far–thankfully– the only reports of injuries have been minor, resulting …

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5th Annual Wooden Boat Festival This Weekend

Wooden Boat by Susan Kenney (https://susankenney.smugmug.com/Boats/Newport-Beach-Wooden-Boat-Festival-2017/)

Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m, visitors can admire the style and craftsmanship of some of our areas– and Newport’s– finest wooden boats at the Balboa Yacht Club.  Visitors are welcome to board many of the boats, and it is a great and family-oriented event, which will include oceanographic art, food, live music, a silent auction and “Kids Toy Boat Building Pavilion”.  …

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D-Day, 74 years ago today

Today, 74 years ago, the United States and our allies joined forces for the Normandy Landings, code named Operation Neptune.  This operation was the largest seaborne invasion in the history of the world, resulting in five allied beachheads being established in Normandy. What you may not have known, though, is that our little beach town of Newport Beach was also a major …

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