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

Ben Carlson Lifeguard Headquarters

Ben Carlson Lifeguard Headquarters

Join us tonight, at the Newport Beach City Hall for the dedication and renaming of our Newport Beach Lifeguard Headquarters to “Benjamin M. Carlson Lifeguard Headquarters”. This is something we can all be excited about, and is great way to honor Ben even before the statue comes in his honor.  If you decide to speak tomorrow to thank the council, please remember to thank …

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Happy Veterans Day!

Veterans Day

Yesterday the Marines may have gotten their day, but today is dedicated to all veterans.  In fact, if you are a vet, many companies would like to honor you on this day dedicated to you and your service.  Here are a few nationally recognized names, and their attempt at giving back: • Get a free haircut. Veterans who visit Great …

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Happy birthday, Marines.

Marines 239th Birthday, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit

On November 10, 1775, the Marines were officially born through a resolution by Second Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia. For the last 239 years, our Marine friends have been fighting on the front lines to protect our country against our enemies. As I was born and raised in Jacksonville Florida (which had a whopping three naval bases at the time), …

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Newport Votes: WE WON!


What an amazing night. Let’s start with the two “big ones”: Duffy is known around Newport for his boats.  When he was a kid, he did what others said couldn’t be done: He powered his boat with an electric motor.  Well, our beloved Duffy has pulled off the impossible yet again, and has managed to resoundingly defeat a sitting mayor. Rush Hill was defeated …

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Happy Halloween tomorrow!

A Sand-O-Lantern

Happy Halloween, beachdwellers! Tomorrow night is a special night and remains one of my favorite holidays, to this day!  Remember that some people still use live candles in jack-o-lanterns, so baggy-clothed costumes for the young ones need to be watched carefully to ensure they don’t get too close (and also so they don’t trip!).  Inspect all candy.  Smile.  Greet your …

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Throwback: Rendezvous Ballroom

Rendezvous Ballroom

Rendezvous Ballroom, once on the corner of Palm and Ocean (where the condos are today). Twice destroyed by fire (January 27, 1935 and August 7th, 1966), both times because someone left a cigarette smoldering inside a couch after everyone closed up shop for the night. Are you seasoned enough to remember the Rendezvous Ballroom?

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Endorsements Are In!

Endorsements are in!

After much careful thought and investigation, please find the list of our endorsements, attached:   Quick endorsement list for printing: COUNCIL: [why?] Duffy Duffield Roy Englebricht MEASURE Y: “NO”. [why? 1] [why? 2] WATER (depending on your district): [why?] Shawn Dewane or Steve Sheldon ASSEMBLY [why?] Matt Harper ASSESSOR Claude Parish COUNTY SUPERVISOR Michelle Steel CONGRESS Dana Rohrabacher —— DETAILS: NEWPORT …

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Not all laws are moral.

Rosa Parks

NOT ALL LAWS ARE MORAL.  Nine years ago today, civil rights hero Rosa Parks passed away. In her memory: do what is right, always.    

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