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

Newport Beach Pushes Through Highly Unpopular Bus Idea

Despite a significant outpouring of objection to the idea, including a 100-person-per-day submission to vote for “NO BUS”, last week on Tuesday the Newport Beach City Council decided to pass the bus anyway, awarding the contract to a single bidder who had zero competition for the bid.  Perhaps some of our council members were celebrating 4/20 a bit too early. The …

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Newport’s International Film Fest Starts Tomorrow!

Did you know that Newport has an internationally known Film Festival?  Living here, it’s easy to dismiss hyped up things as “just more local news”, but this is a really big deal!  Centered around the historic Lido Theater but having most other surrounding theaters also participating, the event kicks off tomorrow with the Opening Night Gala, a $175-per-person event where people dress up …

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Best City Council Video You’ll Ever See

As we come up on the one-year anniversary, I decided I had to share the best city council speaker I’ve ever seen.  This is the first and only time he’s ever appeared to speak, and if you’ve ever seen “Breaking Bad”, you will love the tale he weaves.  He warns our council of “subterranean meth labs” (in coastal Newport Beach), …

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“Market Squid” Invade Off 10th and Ocean

Last week, I got a lot of questions about what was happening off 10th and Ocean in the late night for about 5 days straight.  Boats out there were completely lit up and there were about a dozen of them camping out there all night.  After asking around a bit, I got the word back of what it was: The …

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RECIPES: Easter Deviled Eggs

Deviled Egg Easter Peeps

Looking for a fun way to snack this weekend? This twist on the classic Deviled Eggs will produce the cutest egg peeps ever. First, you will need – 6 eggs – 1/4 cup mayonnaise – 1 teaspoon white vinegar – 1 teaspoon yellow mustard – 1/8 teaspoon salt – Freshly ground black pepper – Smoked Spanish paprika and small slices …

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Pet of the Week: Zoey

Newport has a lot of great dogs in need of great homes and great owners… And we’ve got the perfect pup for you to rescue who desperately needs a forever home. From the shelter:  “Zoey was rescued at the last minute from the Orange County shelter.  She is an older lady, about 10 or so, who is looking for someone …

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Sludge-Pumping Pipe Mystery Revealed

If you’re a surfer in Newport Beach like Assistant City Engineer Mike Sinacori, you doubtlessly noticed the pipes on 40th and 56th Streets which are pumping hundreds of thousands of cubic yards of dirt into our ocean.  Everyone seems to be in the dark on this– including me until I asked– so hopefully this will clear up some of the murky …

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Peotter Recall Campaign Releases Goals

Newport Beach Harbor Commission Chairman Paul Blank, left, shakes hands with Councilman Scott Peotter as Blank serves him with an intent to recall notice during Tuesday night's City Council meeting. (Kevin Chang | Daily Pilot)

Last night at the city council meeting, Harbor Commissioner Paul Blank was flanked by two people as they announced their intentions to recall Councilman Scott Peotter.  One was Balboa Peninsula resident Lori Morris, who has routinely attacked the historic bars and restaurants in the area, and also was offended about Peotter’s long fight to keep the same number of fire rings …

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Quixotic Peotter Recall Campaign Already Off to a Bumpy Start

Peotter - Newport Beach Indy - Photo by Christopher Trela

Last Tuesday evening, a group of citizens met in a Big Canyon home to talk about instituting a recall on Councilman Scott Peotter.  Loud-mouthed as he is, Peotter casts fewer bad votes than almost anyone on council who has been serving for more than 6 months (and therefore has a voting history to look at).  So why do they want to …

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Irresponsible Bus Plan up for Vote Tuesday

As many of you know, after OCTA and busses across the nation have had busses fail left and right due to increasing transportation options like Uber and Lyft (and even free services like the Downtowner!).  These services remove the necessity for public transportation for many people, and allow them to ride freely or cheaply to their same destinations. As a response …

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