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

Massive Transformer Explosion on Mariners Mile

This morning at about 8am, a massive transformer exploded behind the wig shop next to the old Mama’s on PCH.  Building occupants in the immediate area said they felt like their buildings were literally lifted up off the ground as the explosion rocked the area. Newport Beach Fire began responding within 30 minutes. Power is out in the area, and …

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Newsom’s Recall Is On. Here are the 45 Challengers (and the top 4)

California Governor– and French Laundry’s most recent headline-grabber– Gavin Newsom is officially being put up for a recall on September 14, as we covered previously.  His challenger?  An eye-popping 45 individual candidates for office. Unlike normal races, this won’t stand to “Split the Vote”, as the recall will consist of two questions: First, do you think Newsom should be recalled?  …

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Panga Boat: Immigration Bust on Balboa Peninsula

On Saturday at 4:48pm, a panga boat made a stop at a private dock towards The Wedge between the 1200 block and 1500 block of Balboa Blvd and 12 people poured out into the streets. A phone call was made to the NBPD who responded with the code “ASSIST OUTSIDE AGENCY”, and six of the twelve people were found and …

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It’s Official: Crab Cooker Opening on Monday

After ribbon-cuttings, rumors, and our reporting yesterday, the Crab Cooker has officially announced their grand opening date of Monday, July 12th, at 11am. The attached press release reads: World Famous Landmark Crab Cooker Restaurant to Re‐Open After Closure and Re‐Build, Public to be Welcomed Back Newport Beach, Calif. – The Crab Cooker Restaurant and Fish Market has been in operation …

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The Crab Cooker has Arrived!

Crab Cooker by Mitch Davis

Newporters and seafood lovers can finally rejoice, as the re-opening of the Crab Cooker is finally upon us.  While the opening date is still unofficial according to the establishment, multiple sources have confirmed a tentative opening date of Monday, July 12th. Yesterday, on July 7th, the Chamber of Commerce did a ribbon-cutting event in the front with all the standard …

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Newport’s 4th of July: Fireworks This Year (And Everything Else to Know)

It’s been one long year since every single councilperson except Kevin Muldoon voted to close the beaches and violate your 1st Amendment right to peaceably assemble on the 4th of July.  This year, some of those very same councilpeople spoke out against Newsom for doing the very same things they did, as though they were inexcusable.  They are. But this …

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Memorial Day: A Day of Remembrance

Thank you to the more-than 2.5 million soldiers who have signed on the line and given everything for this country throughout its history– and the countless families that have had to endure the stress between contact from their loved ones, and the awful news when it came. We can all argue about whether or not wars were justified, but the spirit …

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