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

It’s Official: The Boat Parade is Happening!

No, the Boat Parade is not cancelled.  In fact, it sounds like there are *several groups* doing the boat parade this year after the Chamber of Commerce decided they would drop out of marketing the event.  This is not a list for any single one of the groups, but a conglomerate list from all the groups that we have been …

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Rocket Launch Scheduled for Saturday Morning

On Saturday morning at 9:17am, you may hear a sonic boom, as Vandenberg Air Force Base is scheduled to launch Falcon 9 rocket. Following liftoff, the Falcon 9 will rise vertically for several seconds before it gradually pitches over and heads towards the south-southwest as it parallels the coast. If the launch goes as planned, the rocket will place NASA’s …

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No, The Christmas Boat Parade Is Not Cancelled

Boat Parade 2013, by Mike Glenn

Contrary to popular reports, the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade lives on.  This year, the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce announced that it would not be *managing* the Boat Parade this year– But that’s perfectly fine, because the Newport Beach Boat Parade wasn’t started by the Chamber.  The role the Chamber has played is lobbying the City of Newport Beach …

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Magician Gives Free Show to Honor Restaurant Industry Workers

On November 23– three days before Thanksgiving– magician Jack Velour will be giving thanks to restaurant workers, hosting a free, full-length magic show to honor those who have served our community on the front lines throughout the pandemic. This appreciation event is the first and only free show Velour has ever offered, which shows just how much he appreciates (and …

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Donald Trump Calls Electronic Voting Machine Company “Treasonous”

This morning, the rhetoric increased in the presidential race, with Donald Trump accusing an oddly-named electronic voting machine company called “Dominion” of deleting 2.7 million votes for him, nationwide, alleging “treasonous” activities had occurred. There is– so far– very little digestible evidence to prove this case, meaning this has two possible outcomes: No further evidence is given, making this election …

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Circle K on Balboa Blvd & PCH Closes

We are sad to report that Circle K on Balboa Blvd and PCH has closed permanently, reportedly due to a rent increase.  Their last day open was yesterday, November 9th. To clear the inventory, they issued eye-popping discounts of 75% on all store merchandise.  Don’t worry, you didn’t miss out on alcohol or tobacco price drops, because those were long-gone …

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The Results of the Presidential Election Are Not Official

Here at SaveNewport, we primarily report on Newport Beach events, but a few times a year we make a peep on national politics. It seems that our national media outlets are– intentionally or not– misleading people to believe that there has been a declared presidential winner for our last election by using words like “projected”, repeatedly.  This simply ain’t true …

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2020 Initial Election Results

As the 2020 Election moves forward, voter recounts seem inevitable throughout the nation– but as of right now, there do not seem to be any serious calls to recount in Orange County, or any other county in California– so we feel we can safely report these *tentative* numbers.  It is important to remember that roughly one fifth of votes (an …

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SaveNewport’s Classically Late Voter Guide

Your Vote Counts

We thoroughly read all the sides before deciding! Here is our voter guide, this year: President: you likely already know who you are going to vote for. If you’re a Democrat, click here: http://savenewport.com/democrat-presidential-vote/ If you’re Republican, click here: http://savenewport.com/republican-presidential/ Congressional 48th: NO ENDORSEMENT — both candidates are all talk, empty promises, and zero positive action. State Senator 37th: John …

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Don’t Forget to “Fall Back” on Sunday!

Remember that Sunday morning we set our clocks BACK by one hour, so that 1:59am actually happens twice in one day. Daylight savings has to do with energy savings, particularly in old factories.  By slightly adjusting the clock to account for the changes in the sunrise and sunset times, employers were able to save money on heating and electricity.  (Sorry, “Simpsons” fans: it has …

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