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

A Day of Remembrance

WTC, photo credit unknown

13 years ago today, we witnessed the worst terrorist attack ever performed on US soil, losing 2,977 innocent victims.  Over ten percent of those victims– 343– were FDNY firefighters who rushed into the disaster to help. However, the beauty of America– and Americans ourselves– shone brightly through that very day and in the days following. Americans from all walks of life …

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Throwback: Building the Jetties

First Rock on Jetty, Sept 10, 1917, photo credit unknown

While “throwback” photos are usually reserved for Tuesdays and Thursdays, tomorrow is a much more meaningful day for everyone.  Instead, please enjoy this photo on a more positive anniversary: 97 years ago today, we laid the first rocks down for our jetties.

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Newport’s Own Tallship Returns!

Pilgrim of Newport, photo credit unknown

A fun, educational, and free adventure for the family!  This Friday, step back in time to the days of Tallships when Newport’s own “Pilgrim of Newport” returns to her port of origin here in Newport Beach. Tallships are works of Oak, Fir, and Pine– and are built for sheer power and strength. Their speed and ability to carry cargo was unmatched in …

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Throwback: Cal Worthington

Cal Worthington with his dog spot, photo credit unknown

Everyones favorite car salesman, Cal Worthington, with his “dog, Spot”. While they were retired in the mid 80s, the memories of all the “Spots” live on! Cal left us September 9th, 2013 at the age of 92. Did you ever call Cal when you needed a car?

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SUPERMOON To Shine on Newport

Supermoon 9/9/2014

Please LIKE and SHARE! Tomorrow night at 7:36pm, the moon will begin to rise from the direction of East (for you areo or nautical buffs, it’s at a heading of 87 degrees). It will have a luminosity at nearly 100% and will appear very large as it is rising. But don’t miss it– after only 10-20 minutes you will begin …

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SaveNewport Site Goes LIVE!

Save Newport Logo

While we’ve noisily building momentum on Facebook over the last year, SaveNewport now has over 2,800 subscribers and a weekly reach of more than 35,000 people in [mostly] Newport Beach.  Some weeks, our reach peaks over 6 figures!  As a project that I started simply to help raise awareness of our city council and management, this has grown further than I had …

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Oktoberfest Arrives in Newport!

Oktoberfest Photo

“Cold Beer, Hearty Faire, Live Music, Plenty of Fun… and More Beer!” Saturday, September 27, 2014 2 pm – 5 pm For those of you who can’t make it to Germany for Oktoberfest this year, you can celebrate with the Balboa Bay Resort at their first-annual OktoberFestival – the large party will kick off the Oktoberfest season!  This will be a new, modern take …

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Coastline Classic Car Show is Today!

2014 Coastline Classic

CdM’s Coastline Classic Car Show begins today at 10am.  This classic car show benefits The Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation, and will last until 4pm today.  Tickets are $15 (kids under 12 are free), and do not include parking (shuttles provided free of cost for off-site parking) Doors open at 10am, and at 11am commentators will begin. From 10am to 2pm, the event …

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Do you have great photos?

The Wedge, photo credit unknown

We are looking for photos of this weekend’s waves to be republished (with credit to you, of course!) Today the waves are going crazy, and yesterday we witnessed two boards being split within about 10 minutes of each other… always a sad sight, but what a set! Do you have photos that you’d like to share of this weekends waves– …

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Vodka-infused Gummybears Now in Newport

Maverick's Vodka-infused Gummybears, photo by Mike Glenn

Don’t tell the non-adventurous, but Mavericks Gastro Pub on Balboa Peninsula is now serving vodka-infused gummybears, and they are dangerously delicious! (So are their burgers, fried chicken, and shockingly-delicious pickle chips!) Mavericks is a new Gastropub located on the corner of Palm and Balboa, at the location of the old Bubbles.

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