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

Adopt A Pet: Bella from Greendog

Adopt a Pet

Many dogs and cats are lost each day due to insufficient adoption rates. If you are looking for a new dog or cat, please consider adopting one in need. These animals are friendly, lovable pets who were often abandoned by their previous owners, and are now looking for their own forever home. Today, we highlight Bella, from Greendog Foundation: Bella …

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Throwback: The Fun Zone (when it was still fun)

Do you remember the Fun Zone when it still attracted local kids and tourists?  Here is a collection of some of the older shots that I have found. Now’days, ExplorOcean has purchased the building.  The rides were pushed out in exchange for a museum that I’ve literally never seen kids in.  Rumors abounded: The shops had their rents denied for …

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Freedom Prevails at Woody’s Wharf!

Woody's Wharf Sign Newport Beach Picture

Yesterday afternoon during a special session of Council, Councilmember Duffy joined Mayor Selich and Councilmen Peotter and Muldoon in voting to withdraw the petition to appeal the Woody’s verdict to the California Supreme Court. Here’s the play-by-play: 1) Then-Councilman Mike Henn illegally voted to ban dancing at Woody’s Wharf (he had already shown his bias, and refused to recuse himself) 2) Woody’s fought the …

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Tuesday’s Election Results

Election Results

The California State Senator position was open for election after the incumbent won a seat in the US Congress.  Three people were contending for the seat along with one write-in candidate.  Of the four, one was very well funded, and one had massive Name-ID due to his fantastic actions in politics in the past. Don Wagner raised about $400,000 for his campaign.  Wagner …

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Voting Day AND St Patties Day!

Happy St Patties Day, and happy voting day, too! Today is the vote for our California State Senator who will service in the California Senate.  We have three options on the ballot, and one write-in possibility, listed in alphabetical order: – John Moorlach, accountant, famous for calling out OC as a bankrupt county when nobody believed him.  Then we filed …

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Dixon Endorses Wagner

Dixon Endorses Wagner

You are judged by the company you keep: Diane Dixon was touted as the headliner for Wagner at a recent fundraiser. Diane Dixon has made a LOT of headlines since her first vote in office just three months ago– and not in a good way. She has claimed she wants government out of private business, but then presented the “Lights Out At 11pm” proposal (aka Balboa …

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Dixon’s Fire Ring Proposal Shot Down By Majority

Family by the Fire Rings, photo credit unknown

Just like the Lights Out at 11pm, Dixon brought the fire rings proposal up for a vote at the last minute.  Unlike the Lights Out proposal, the city had it posted for LESS than 72 hours.  All 72 hours are legally required by the Brown Act, but the page holding the information was offline for a whopping 23 hours.  Despite this very clear legal requirement, the …

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Looking to Adopt A Pup?

Adopt a Pet

Many dogs and cats are lost each day due to insufficient adoption rates. If you are looking for a new dog or cat, please consider adopting one in need. These animals are friendly, lovable pets who were often abandoned by their previous owners, and are now looking for their own forever home. Today, we highlight two different pets from two …

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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, March 13th, 2015 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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“Lights Out at 11pm”: A Show of Force at City Hall

Town Hall, stock photo

Email Address: $5 $10 $25 $50 $75 $99 Other Other:$ “Lights off at 11pm”: It’s the event that the whole city was talking about, and last night, we really had a show of force with the city.  Tuesday night, speakers from all parts of the city showed up to talk.  There were bar owners, brewers, patrons, real estate agents, brokers, …

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