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

Pet of the week: Max

Pet of the Week- Max

Max is often described by volunteers as a perfect gentleman, because his behavior around people and other animals reveals a maturity beyond his 2 1/2 years. This golden retriever mix ended up as a stray when his former owner gave him to another person, who soon lost track of the dog. His microchip led to the original owner, but housing …

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Lighting of the Bay: Saturday at 1pm

Lighting of the Bay

Join us for a unforgettable day of Holiday entertainment! A Polar Paradise – Ice Village (1pm to 8pm) Enjoy 30 tons of snow with 4 sled hills and a carved ice Santa scene, the perfect photo opportunity for the whole family. From 1pm to 5pm you can visit the science of ice exhibit which explores all aspects of ice and its …

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We just broke 3,000 subscribers! Thank you!

Save Newport Logo

As we’ve noisily building momentum on Facebook over the last year, SaveNewport now has over 3,000 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 ever imagined– …

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BREAKING: Harbor Polluting Causes Upset

Dumping at Bay Island Canal

Locals have voiced concerns about a project in the bay that is 6 months behind schedule and dumping debris into the harbor.  In addition, this company has filled the channel so much debris that in some parts, people on boats get stranded in the center of the canal.  Othertimes, you can nearly walk across in low-tide. The Daily Pilot did …

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Spirit of America (Honoring our Vets)

Elks Lodge - Spirit of America event

Last Saturday we helped set up and manage the Spirit of America event put on by Newport Beach’s Elks Lodge.  This event was made to celebrate our many armed forces who put their lives on the line every day for our country.  With several hundred people in attendance, we: – Served countless hotdogs and hamburgers – Raffled off many dozens of …

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Net Neutrality: Words of Wisdom

Net Neutrality

An email went out tonight, by me, Mike Glenn. It was sent to senators, congress people, local officials here in Newport, friends, and business owners throughout the nation. It laid out what I believe to be the most succinct overview of Net Neutrality that I know of. I’ll quote it here, below: Dear friends, media, business owners, politicos, and government …

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Throwback: Gas Prices

Think the gas prices are low now?  These prices are in cents– not dollars. Photo taken on 17th and Irvine, 1973 Do you remember the gas lines, and the odd and even numbered plate days?

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All votes are counted!

Well, two week after the election, we can now say for certain how everything has turned out! Here is a chart comparing the original counts to the new counts: DISTRICT NAME old VOTES old % new VOTES new % District 1: (total votes: 19,619-14,364) +5,255 DIANE DIXON (unopposed) 14,364 100%  19,619  100% District 3: (total votes: 24,576-17,958) +6,618 DUFFY DUFFIELD 11,991 …

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