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

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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If you like Wendy Leece, you’ll LOVE Keith Curry

Wendy Leece… the pariah of Newport/Mesa politics.  She, runs against members of her own party who are actively doing great jobs, breaks her promises to both the public and to her own party, and her social crowd mostly consists of political crazies– who she regularly votes in solidarity with.  She even broke her promise not to accept money from certain organizations– just weeks …

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