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

The Crazy (True) Story of Vanishing Stimulus Money

Have you been paying attention to the stimulus fiasco?  The story is truly astounding. As with the first stimulus payment, the IRS is tasked with the distribution of $600 to every eligible citizen in the US. Again, as with the first payment, the IRS decided it prudent to deposit the payment into the bank accounts they have on file for …

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Can The Police Help With Newport’s Homeless Population Explosion?

Many people have been asking: What’s with the increase of homeless people recently?  Can’t something be done about it? Well, the courts have decided… and the answer is “no– with a catch”. In the 9th Circuit Court, in a case called Martin Vs Boise (which the US Supreme Court refused to take up, so the ruling stands and is un-appealable), the …

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Meteor Shower Peaks Quadrantid TONIGHT!

Happy New Year from everyone here at SaveNewport! TONIGHT is the peak night to watch the Quadrantid meteor shower.   The shower technically began on Dec 28th and will last until Jan 12, but the peak is Saturday night into Sunday morning. On a rare occasion to be sad about the bright full moon, you can do that tonight, as the …

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Merry Christmas from the Entire SaveNewport Team!

Christmas on Balboa Island

Christmas time is upon us! Normally, we do a post every year about which restaurants are open for those who don’t have families, or for those whose families don’t trust their cooking abilities. This year is a bit different. While many restaurants are open, we don’t feel it is right to make an easy “kill list” for government officials to …

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The Grinch that Stole the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade

While we hate to give such news during Christmas, after careful consideration, we think it is important for children young and old to know where the Grinches are this Christmas– and every day of the year. As we wrote that the Chamber has no authority to cancel the Newport Beach Boat Parade, back on November 19th, our article got tons …

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The “Christmas Star” Shines TONGHT!

Tonight is the first alignment of Jupiter and Saturn, resulting our perspective off both of them sharing a single spot in the sky, resembling a very bright star to the Southwest.   The best viewing time for this is right after sunset today, which will begin at 4:48pm– the higher the elevation the better, to escape cloud cover and pollution. While …

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The Christmas Boat Parade Begins Wednesday! Here are the Dates, Times, Routes, Voting, and PRIZES!

The Newport Beach Boat Parade is upon us!  The schedule for varying groups is fairly consistent, beginning Wednesday, December 16th from 6:30 to 9pm, and continuing until Sunday, December 20th from 6:30 to 9pm– the same schedule as originally planned earlier this year. As everyone is quickly becoming aware, the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade is most definitely *not* cancelled.  …

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Brad Avery in as New Mayor, O’Neill Out; Muldoon appointed as Mayor Pro Tem

Last night, councilmember and Mayor Pro Tem (vice-mayor) Brad Avery offered up by Dixon for mayor.  O’Neill was re-nominated by incoming Councilman Mayor Blom.  He gave solid reasons for re-electing O’Neill, but ultimately O’Neill declined.  After Councilpeople Muldoon, Dixon, and Brenner spoke in favor of Avery (Brenner said she was going to support O’Neill until O’Neill declined), Avery was appointed …

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It’s Time to Toss that Thanksgiving Turkey!

  Thanksgiving is always great, and the leftovers leave us stuffed for days afterwards, but Thanksgiving can’t last forever, and unless you enjoy food poisoning, any leftovers in your fridge from Thanksgiving should probably be thrown out now.  According to StillTasty, a website dedicated to cataloging shelf-life for foods, that leftover turkey has got to go!  Here’s a handy chart …

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Who is Open for Thanksgiving? These Establishments Are!

For those who don’t have family out here or are simply unable to join them, here are a list of establishments to get yo turkey on today: First, for everyone off to an early start, C’est si Bon is open in the morning– until 1:45pm Blackies.  Their annual “Gettin Wasted While Your Turkey is Basted” is fun for the single people out there, and …

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