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

Throwback: Fashion Island

Fashion Island

I don’t have a date for this photo in the archive, but this appears to be Fashion Island back before everything got built up. Do you have any idea what date this may have been? Click to enlarge photo below

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DUI Checkpoint on Friday

Newport Police

The Newport Beach Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Friday, December 12, 2014 at an undisclosed location in Newport between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. 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 …

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Swearing in of TEAM NEWPORT

Team Newport Swearing In

Tonight, there will be a swearing in of TEAM NEWPORT, solidifying them as members of City Council, and retiring the old members. New members will include: Headliner Duffy Duffield, maker of Duffy boats. Diane Dixon, the unanimous vote winner from District 1. Kevin Muldoon (“No, not from Muldoons”), lawyer and legal expert. Scott Peotter, representative for the uncompromising conservative. Members of …

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10 foot waves on Friday?

Newport Wedge by Sean Olsen

It’s looking like we’ll be seeing 10 foot waves on Friday. At the Wedge, you know what that means! The waves will be picking up the earliest at 6am– which will suffer from major light problems during the months of our lazy sun– but in that three hour window, we appear set to see swells marked between 6-10 feet. It’s also …

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Quick Guide to Boat Motions

Enjoy this video of boat motions and their names.  We (almost) promise it won’t make you seasick! This has been requested to and delivered by our friends over at The Mariners Guide. Please enjoy!

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36th Annual CdM Christmas Walk TODAY

CdM Chistmas Walk

Sunday Dec 7th, from 11am to 4pm, the Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the community’s most popular event of the year! This is an absolute can’t miss special event filled with holiday festivities for family, friends, residents and visitors looking for a spectacular way to ring in the holiday season. Each year “The Walk” brings …

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Police Cracking Down on Bicycles, Pedestrians

Newport Beach Police

Watch out on Sunday Dec 7th and Saturday Dec 20th! From the Newport Beach PD: As part of our grant-funded Special Traffic Enforcement and Crash Prevention (STEP) activities, the Newport Beach Police Department will be conducting specialized Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operations on Sunday, December 7 and Saturday, December 20 on East Coast Highway east of Macarthur Boulevard. …

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Faturday Cooking: Pull Apart Pizza Bread

Pull Apart Pizza Bread

Pull Apart Pizza Bread Ingredients 2 Cans of pizza dough or biscuits 2 cups mozzarella cheese (or your favorite cheese) 2 tablespoons of a really good Italian seasoning or parsley flakes ⅓ cup olive oil 1 – 8 oz package of pepperoni (we used the turkey) 1 cup Parmesan cheese Optional: Add a ½ teaspoon of fresh garlic or garlic …

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End of Prohibition Anniversary (and Newport’s role!)

Repeal of the 18th

Did you know that Newport has always been filled with mavericks who do what they want?  Even during prohibition, Balboa Peninsula’s geography made it perfectly suited to run speakeasys.  The Ritz Theatre (now Balboa Theater) was a speakeasy, as was the Balboa Pavilion, and many other famous but short-lived “pop-up” shops in the area.  The mainstay speakeasys were no small …

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Santa Pub Crawl!

Santa Pub Crawl

Have you ever seen a mass of HUNDREDS of Santa’s drinking beer?  Well on Saturday December 13th, you can!  Santa Crawl is open to everyone over 21 years old– and if you can come in a Mr or Mrs Santa Suit, you’ll fit right in!  Other holiday costumes are also more than welcome, of course!  If you don’t already have …

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