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

Patio Furniture Clearance

Okay– this post is a little off the beaten path for us!  But it’s the weekend, so we can be a bit goofy.  This is not a sponsored post, or an ad, or anything else like that– just FYI on some great deals.  However, it is a friend’s company, so I got the word on the deals immediately! Coast Modern Living …

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Goodbye, Bay Island Bridge

Bay Island Bridge

These four timelapse videos will show you the destruction of the iconic Bay Island Bridge. The beautiful, quaint Bay Island Bridge began dismantling on 10/09/2014. I can’t say I know of a single person who is a fan of the new monstrosity of a bridge put in its place, but seeing it being dismantled is undoubtedly cool. Video copyright Mike …

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El Nino Coming; NOAA Confirmed

Flood Zone in Newport

UPDATE @1:05pm: NOAA has updated to say that they believe the El Nino will be a weak one. BREAKING: Just 30 minutes ago, NOAA officially confirmed that an El Nino was a very likely event.  They expect it to begin in 1-2 months and last into the Spring of 2015. What’s that mean for us in Newport?  A winter filled with weirdness. …

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Introducing Photographer Sean Olsen

Fiery Sunsets by Sean Olsen

Photographer Sean Olsen is a California native. From an early age, he has shown interest in graphic arts and viewing life through the lens of a camera. He is currently using a Canon T3i to shoot his images. He enjoys traveling and talking with practically anyone he meets. Sean resides in Corona del Mar and enjoys living life to the …

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Measure Y: Forums Today and Tomorrow (please attend!)


I will be speaking at one of the two Measure Y forums this week (I am anti-Y). Today will be a debate called “Y or Y Not” with a reception at 5:30pm in the Newport Beach Civic Center Community Room, 100 Civic Center Drive.  It will start at 6pm and last about an hour. Yes on Y will be represented by former Mayor Don …

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Throwback: Early Balboa Island

Balboa Island 1915

In this photo taken just 99 years ago, we see Balboa Island as it was when Collins shaped it, with just a few homes in sight. Do you have any favorite photos of old Balboa Island?        

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Lunar Eclipse Tomorrow night

Lunar Eclipse

Tomorrow night (well, technically, super early Wednesday morning), on Oct 8, 2014, there will be a full lunar eclipse. This eclipse can be seen from the West Coast, Hawaii, and Eastern Australia Southern California eclipse times are: Eclipse START: 1:17 AM Eclipse PEAK START: 3:27 AM Eclipse PEAK MAX: 3:55 AM Eclipse PEAK END: 4:22 AM Eclipse END: 6:32am Will you be watching?

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Feet to the Fire: Recap

Feet to the Fire

Feet to the Fire was an interesting one, this time around.  The three candidates running as a slate with Dave Ellis as their campaign manager did not bother to even show up.  However, they did provide those candidates with empty chairs with their name on them, to shame them publicly (which was well-deserved). Those candidates were the following: – Kevin Muldoon did …

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