Business & Real Estate

Haggen grocery chain making itself at home in Orange County

Haggen grocery chain making itself at home in Orange County

The cult of Haggen fanatics is about to grow bigger.

Judge rules broken arm isn't a disability in Bay Club debauchery suit

Judge rules broken arm isn't a disability in Bay Club debauchery suit

An Orange County judge Tuesday threw out part of a lawsuit claiming a swanky Newport Beach waterfront club discriminated against a member'...

Times Community News names Russ Newton publisher

Times Community News names Russ Newton publisher

Russ Newton, a senior vice president with the Los Angeles Times, has been named publisher of Times Community News.

Ex-Duck Saku Koivu's former Irvine estate back on market at $6.795 million

Ex-Duck Saku Koivu's former Irvine estate back on market at $6.795 million

An Irvine estate formerly owned by retired NHL center Saku Koivu has been listed for sale at $6.795 million.

A Drybar founder finds room to roam in Costa Mesa home transformation

A Drybar founder finds room to roam in Costa Mesa home transformation

Following stints living in New York and Los Angeles, Drybar co-founder Michael Landau and his wife, Sarah Hutnick, found themselves in a...

Home of the Day: Waterfront flair in Newport Beach

Home of the Day: Waterfront flair in Newport Beach

Textured finishes and wall treatments keep the eye moving at this ornamented harbor home in Newport Beach. Reclaimed antique...

Home of the Day: Waterfront flair in Newport Beach

Home of the Day: Waterfront flair in Newport Beach

Textured finishes and wall treatments keep the eye moving at this ornamented harbor home in Newport Beach. Reclaimed antique...

Theodore Robins Ford shows off new decor

Theodore Robins Ford shows off new decor

Theodore Robins Ford, a Newport-Mesa institution since 1921, held a grand re-opening ceremony Thursday for its renovated Harbor Boulevard...

Biz News: Pimco chief economist steps down

Newport Beach-based Pacific Investment Management Co. said Paul McCulley is stepping down as chief economist and managing director,...

Ganahl Lumber gets approval to move, grow

Ganahl Lumber gets approval to move, grow

Costa Mesa planning commissioners unanimously approved a new site for Ganahl Lumber on Monday that allows the company to construct a...

O.C. Restaurant Week starts Sunday

The seventh Orange County Restaurant Week, featuring special offers from more than 100 eateries, will take place Sunday to March 7.

Henry Segerstrom, South Coast Plaza and arts center pioneer, dies at 91

Henry Segerstrom, South Coast Plaza and arts center pioneer, dies at 91

Henry Thomas Segerstrom, a farmer who transformed a family lima bean plot into South Coast Plaza and then used his fortune to help build...

'Ted' Marinos, longtime cafe and pawn shop businessman, dies at 91

'Ted' Marinos, longtime cafe and pawn shop businessman, dies at 91

Elefthious "Ted" Marinos, a longtime Costa Mesa resident, business owner and volunteer, has died.

Biz News: Portola Coffee Lab opening 4 new shops

Portola Coffee Lab, the popular coffeehouse founded in Costa Mesa's South Coast Collection four years ago, is expanding with four new...

Burger King will be out, Raising Cane's chicken in on Harbor Boulevard

Burger King will be out, Raising Cane's chicken in on Harbor Boulevard

Costa Mesa planners approved a new fast-food restaurant this week that will replace a Burger King near the 405 Freeway.

Ex-Angel Jim Edmonds gets $6.775 million for Irvine home

Ex-Angel Jim Edmonds gets $6.775 million for Irvine home

Former Major League Baseball outfielder Jim Edmonds has sold his home in Irvine for $6.775...

New alcohol regulations would focus on Balboa Peninsula

The Newport Beach City Council set the wheels in motion Tuesday night for the city to eventually modify regulations for Balboa Peninsula...

Fashion Island Starbucks may get to pour beer, wine

Starbucks' Fashion Island location could soon be offering patrons more than a caffeine buzz.

Master brings years of kung fu training to Costa Mesa

Master brings years of kung fu training to Costa Mesa

Within the Shaolin Temple, in the mountains of China's Henan province, Shi Yanqing lived regimented, disciplined days.

Shannon Beador of 'Real Housewives' prices Newport home at $13 million

Shannon Beador of 'Real Housewives' prices Newport home at $13 million

Shannon Beador of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” and her husband, entrepreneur David Beador, have put their home in...

Biz News: Supervisors pick interim director for JWA

John Wayne Airport has a new acting director. Lawrence Serafini will begin his new role Friday.

Newport company's ex-CEO to pay $65,000 in settlement with SEC

The former chief executive of a Newport Beach telecommunications equipment company will pay $65,000 in a settlement of allegations brought...

Football party benefits Marines, vets

Football party benefits Marines, vets

Owners of a Costa Mesa-based business hosted their seventh Super Bowl party on Sunday for Camp Pendleton Marines and veterans.

Biz News: Newport firm sells apartment properties for $482 million

JH Real Estate Partners Inc. of Newport Beach has sold a 14-property portfolio containing 2,669...

Homeless aid groups get national grant

A recently awarded federal grant will aid several service organizations that help the county's homeless population including Costa Mesa-...

 Vintage car museum gets green light from Costa Mesa planners

Vintage car museum gets green light from Costa Mesa planners

Costa Mesa planning commissioners unanimously signed off Monday night on plans to turn a Westside industrial site into a vintage car...

Backers want to open automotive museum in Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa planning commissioners are expected to examine a proposal Monday to add a vintage car museum to the city's Westside.

New Balboa Peninsula deli blends tradition, trends

New Balboa Peninsula deli blends tradition, trends

With its extensive craft beer selection, local artisan coffee and traditional East Coast deli fare along with vegan options, Newport Beach's...

Biz News: Bosch opens eBike U.S. headquarters in Irvine

Bosch officially opened the U.S. headquarters for its electric bicycle systems this month in Irvine.

Hungry? Newport's Restaurant Week offers special menus through Feb. 1

Hungry? Newport's Restaurant Week offers special menus through Feb. 1

Diners can dig into special menus at 63 restaurants during Dine Newport Beach Restaurant Week, which runs Monday through Feb. 1.

Talking Shop: Riding the wave of fashion

Talking Shop: Riding the wave of fashion

Business is a family affair for the Skala sisters.

Biz News: Groundbreaking set for Hoag Health Center Irvine

Newport Beach-based Hoag Hospital will break ground Thursday for Hoag Health Center Irvine.

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Newport fitness studio celebrates anniversary

Kobe Bryant awaits decision on future of Newport headquarters

The future of Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant's global business headquarters in Newport Beach remains unknown after a hearing Thursday...

Nekter juice reopens original site with revamped fare and decor

Nekter juice reopens original site with revamped fare and decor

By about 7 a.m. Friday, the parking lot behind Nekter Juice Bar in Costa Mesa was nearly full.

Newport developer hopes to lure boomers with $1.5-$4M condos

Newport developer hopes to lure boomers with $1.5-$4M condos

With condominiums featuring contemporary, Mediterranean-inspired architecture, expansive windows and open floor plans, The New Home Co....

Longtime chamber leader passes baton

Longtime chamber leader passes baton

After 23 years as Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce president and CEO, Ed Fawcett is calling it quits.

Tech companies look to grow in new Irvine incubator

Tech companies look to grow in new Irvine incubator

Inside an unassuming beige office building next to the UC Irvine campus, eight entrepreneurs aim to grow fledgling companies in a new tech...

Biz News: Irvine Pavilions to become Haggen store

The Pavilions supermarket at 3901 Portola Parkway in Irvine will become a Haggen Food & Pharmacy in 2015 as part of Haggen's planned...

2014 in business: Ritz, no; Triangle, yes; and beer

2014 in business: Ritz, no; Triangle, yes; and beer

The business community in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and Irvine has seen its share of challenges and successes in the past year. Here are...

How I Made It: Derek Jenkins, design director at Mazda North America

How I Made It: Derek Jenkins, design director at Mazda North America

The gig: As director for design at Mazda North America in Irvine, Derek Jenkins leads the design direction of Mazda's...

Longtime Cal's Cameras owner Cal Stilley, 90, dies

Longtime Cal's Cameras owner Cal Stilley, 90, dies

Cal's Cameras & Video founder Cal Stilley, whose downtown Costa Mesa storefront was a longtime community fixture for shutterbug hobbyists,...

New Home targets open space in urban areas for building

A real estate meltdown might seem like a bad time to start a home-building operation.

 55-and-older housing complex opens in Costa Mesa

55-and-older housing complex opens in Costa Mesa

Operators of a recently opened senior living complex in Costa Mesa are hoping their new residents will live as if on vacation every day....

Talking Shop: Antiques? That's not a risky business

Talking Shop: Antiques? That's not a risky business

Joseph and Jennifer D'Ambra grew up on movie sets.

UCI study suggests higher minimum wages 'destroy jobs'

A new UC Irvine-led study is the latest salvo in a longstanding fight over the minimum wage, reinforcing the researchers' earlier findings...

Larry J. Cano dies at 90; founder of El Torito restaurant chain

Larry J. Cano, who took over a defunct Polynesian restaurant in Encino in 1954 and turned it into the first El Torito restaurant, building...

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