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

More “Hurricane Waves”, this weekend!

Balboa's Wedge, photo credit unknown

Today’s waves at the Wedge are courtesy of Hurricane Norbert. Expect 12 foot waves at the Wedge, with occasional 15 footers (or more!). High tide will be at 7pm today, just in time to begin your wave-filled weekend! High tide on Saturday will be at both 8:10am and 7:45pm. Sunday afternoon’s waves will be the peak of the sessions, with …

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Newport Beach Tsunami Alarm Test

Emergency Sirens on Balboa Peninsula

Newport has a set of three sirens on Balboa Peninsula, primarily designed for tsunami warnings– but can be activated for any major situation. The sirens are located as the image shows: The Wedge, by 15th and Bay, and West Newport by 60th & Seashore. The first Friday of each month (that’s today!) a test is conducted at noon. If you …

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Charlie’s Chili, May 1975

Photo courtesy Orange County Archives. Photo by Werner Weiss, from the Werner Weiss Collection, Acc#2013.6.

It looks a bit different now, but here’s a snapshot of Charlie’s Chili from May of 1975. That mustache is serious business! ‪#‎tbt‬ ‪#‎throwbackthursday‬ Photo courtesy Orange County Archives. Photo by Werner Weiss, from the Werner Weiss Collection, Acc#2013.6.

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Dillmans / ShoreHouse reunion

Dillman's Reunion Snapshot

There will be one more big Dillman’s/Shorehouse reunion tomorrow [Thursday] at Cruisers NB, from 4-7pm. $2 off beer and $4 mixed drinks for all us old fogies. Cruisers at the same location as Dillman’s/Shorehouse was. Here’s a photo from the last one (which happened a bit too last-minute for many of us!) Tag who you’d like to, in the comments …

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RINOs: Not an endangered species in Newport

RINOs Run Rampant in Newport

DONT VOTE for these people who have poisoned our city with bad policy, toxic spending, increased taxes, violations of Prop13, and have somehow managed to double the total debt of the city in the last 10 years– almost unbelievably more than the other 95 years of Newport’s history, combined. Members of our awful council currently up for election in November …

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Reef of Trash Washes Ashore

Used Tire Reef experiment

Yesterday, the tide washed up an embarrassing story for our city. In 1988, an inventor from France created an “artificial reef” comprised of 1,500 used tires off the coast of Balboa Peninsula. The storm caused by the hurricane blew these tires ashore. It took nearly an hour for the “gunk” to wash off of them. There was no life growing …

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DUI Checkpoint Friday Night

Newport Beach Police

Newport Beach PD will be conducting a DUI checkpoint at an undisclosed location tomorrow, Friday the 29th between 8pm and 3am. DUI Checkpoints are claimed to reduce drunk driving mostly by deterrent, but also serve to actively arrest those who are driving under the influence. This is a good time remind everyone that when you drink, please call a taxi …

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Photo credit to Allen Schaben, of Newporter Bobby Okvist

We will likely see over 25 foot waves at the Wedge from WED-FRI, thanks to Hurricane Marie being just 800 miles off our coast. Will this mean tubes? Not counting the “double stacked” waves at the Wedge, our other beaches will be seeing waves from 7 to 10 feet along south-facing beaches starting Wednesday, with occasional sets of 12 to …

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Weird Fish on our Beaches

By The Wind Sailor photographed by Jill O'Leary

Have you seen this strange creature before? The wind blew thousands of them across our local coastline today. Apparently, they are called “By The Wind Sailors”, and they could start stinking pretty badly if we don’t clean them up very soon! We’ve never seen them before– have you? Photo credit to Newporter Jill O’Leary More info here: http://www.nbcnews.com/science/weird-science/millions-jellyfish-sailor-creatures-invade-west-coast-beaches-n170986

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