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

Black Swans Settle In To Newport Harbor… Again!

Rupert: The famous black swan of Newport, September 13th 2006 is was the last time anyone had seen one of the famous birds in Newport Beach, as it was run over and killed by the Harbor Patrol boat while responding to a call to a body in the bay. In recent months, 5 more black swans have been seen, and …

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City Council Votes to Create More Bureaucracy, Violate Property Rights, Thanks to “NELK BOYS”

At the last city council meeting, the city council voted to create yet another Ad Hoc Committee to study “Short Term Rentals”, but only on Newport Island.  Making law specific to a certain region or certain people has been repeatedly deemed unconstitutional (a violation of the Equal Protections Clause, as interpreted by the Supreme Court), as everyone is supposed to …

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Orange County Reaches “Orange Tier”

Orange you glad it didn’t say red? According to California State data, Orange County officially entered the “Orange Tier” on March 29th. In order of most severe, the Governor’s office alone has created a tiering system to rank California’s counties.  From most-to-least severe, they are: Blue – Stay At Home Purple – Widespread Red – Substantial Orange – Moderate and Yellow …

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Crab Cooker Set to Re-Open Mid-May

Crab Cooker, by Chris Buecheler

Brace yourselves– the Crab Cooker build is finally coming to a close, and hiring for staff is commencing. Currently, the targeted opening date is somewhere around mid-May. The Crab Cooker originally closed its doors on September 2nd 2018 due to construction workers at the “Vue” nextdoor severely damaging its foundation, then torn down on September 20th, the Crab Cooker had sadly undergone a huge …

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Newport Beach City Council to Vote on Waiving Business Taxes, But Also Stripping Property Rights

Seizing Property

Today at 6pm, there are two items on the agenda for Newport Beach City Council: – Agenda Item #8 is proposed to diminish private property rights, sponsored by Councilpeople Diane Dixon and Joy Brenner. – Agenda Item #19 is proposed to waive business license taxes this year, sponsored by Councilperson Will O’Neill and Mayor Brad Avery. Business license taxes are …

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DUI Checks on St Patricks Day AND Newport’s Irish Establishments!

If you’re looking for Newport’s more “emerald” establishments, look no further than the very-Irish establishment “The Shamrock”, located at 2633 West Coast Hwy C, Newport Beach, CA 92663– authentic accents included at no additional cost. If you want to check out a larger– and perhaps more interpretive-leprechaunish establishment, look no further than Muldoons in Fashion Island. If you’re looking to get …

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Newport Harbor Beach Closed Due to Sewage Spill

Yesterday evening, a county water purification notification system released an announcement that the beaches at Rocky Point– on the CdM side of the jetties to the harbor– has been officially closed due to a large sewage leak. At this point, there is no information as to where the sewage leak originated or the total amount of gallons leaked. Generally, beach …

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Reopening of Businesses in OC

As we Sprang Forward on Sunday, there was an even bigger change happening in OC.  On Sunday, OC officially reached the “Red Tier”, which is a tier system based on the total number of documented cases OR the number of total case percentages.  This is obviously a catch-22 scenario, as if everyone gets tested, the total number of cases goes …

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Remember to “Spring Forward” This Sunday

Daylight Saving Spring Forward

Remember that Sunday morning we set our clocks FORWARD by one hour, so that 2am-2:59am never even happens that day, and one minute after 1:59am turns into 3:00am Daylight savings was invented to save on energy costs, 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 …

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Foley Wins Election for Board of Supervisors District 2

As we reported previously, the election for the Board of Supervisors District 2 seat was going to come down to Moorlach vs Foley.  Yesterday, Democrat candidate and current Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley won the election. With about 25% of registered voters participating, Democrat Rappaport secured about 4.46% of the vote, Republican Kevin Muldoon and Republican Michael Vo both took …

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