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

Christmas Boat Parade is coming!

Boat Parade 2014 Route Map

It’s that time of year again!  Recognized as a “can’t-miss” local event and recently hailed as “one of the top ten holiday happenings in the nation” by The New York Times, the Boat Parade is truly a magical holiday tradition enjoyed annually by everyone in and around Newport Beach’s beautiful Harbor. This year, we will be celebrating the 106th year of the event. …

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Throwback: Fun Zone

Very Old Newport

“Your very own piece of Balboa for only THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS- and its all just a Ferry ride away” Taken from Pavilion area towards Bay Island (that’s Bay Island in the upper-right) Any guesses on the timeframe of this photo?  From the looks of it, this was way before the Fun Zone we came to know and love!

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Boat Auction on Friday Morning!

Boat Auction

Get your “new-to-you” boat here– for cheap!  On Friday, December 5, 2014 starting at 8am, you can view the boats to be auctioned at 9am by the Orange County Sheriff Harbor Patrol. This is a CASH ONLY event, and payment is immediately due after the auction. The address for the event is: 1901 Bayside Drive Corona del Mar 92625 Up for auction …

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Newport Police Make Viral Video

Newport PD PSA

Newport Beach PD have released a video on Dec 1 which began to go viral, warning people not to drink and drive during the holidays (or ever!) Most people believe this is a good-spirited way to raise awareness of the dangers of drunk driving. Others have criticized the police for making light of a serious situation. What do you think? (lyrics …

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Throwback: Red Car

Did you know that the Red Line used to run from Los Angeles all the way down to Balboa Pavillion? Wouldn’t that have been nice for last weeks Thanksgiving traffic? Here is the old Balboa Red Car at Orange Empire Railroad Museum in Perris:   And, of course, the Red Line back in its heyday:

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Free Sandbags for Residents

Photo of Sand Bags

While some of Newport has gotten only light rain, if you are having problems with flooding, Newport Beach residents can pick up 10 free sandbags at the City’s Corporation Yard. The Corporation Yard is located at 592 Superior, and is open until 3 p.m. today. Please bring photo ID and follow the signs for staff to load your vehicle. Call 949-644-3055 …

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ALERT: Flood Warnings

Flood Zone in Newport

Flash Flood warning released by NOAA yesterday, stating that coastal areas may be susceptible to flash flooding. If you are in the flood zone, please take note and be prepared by making sure your vehicle is parked on high ground, and clearing any sensitive items away from the flood zone. Here is a link to the original report: http://alerts.weather.gov/cap/wwacapget.php?x=CA12517D319A44.FlashFloodWatch.12517D422DA0CA.SGXFFASGX.f41850239bb81829f87406926f5cc408 And here is a …

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Pet of the week: Max

Pet of the Week- Max

Max is often described by volunteers as a perfect gentleman, because his behavior around people and other animals reveals a maturity beyond his 2 1/2 years. This golden retriever mix ended up as a stray when his former owner gave him to another person, who soon lost track of the dog. His microchip led to the original owner, but housing …

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Lighting of the Bay: Saturday at 1pm

Lighting of the Bay

Join us for a unforgettable day of Holiday entertainment! A Polar Paradise – Ice Village (1pm to 8pm) Enjoy 30 tons of snow with 4 sled hills and a carved ice Santa scene, the perfect photo opportunity for the whole family. From 1pm to 5pm you can visit the science of ice exhibit which explores all aspects of ice and its …

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