Business & Real Estate

County GOP gives $50,000 to PAC supporting 4 Newport council candidates

In the final stretch toward Election Day on Tuesday, the Republican Party of Orange County has funneled about $50,000 into a political...

Biz News: Newport residents create sprouting kit

Newport women create 'superfood' sprouting kit

O.C. better off in dealing with drought, expert says

Orange County is in better shape than most areas when it comes to dealing with California's increasingly dire water woes, a longtime water...

Medical pot proposal closer to the ballot

The Costa Mesa city clerk certified a medical marijuana initiative Tuesday, bringing the proposal to permit dispensaries one step closer...

Great Park audit brings back-and-forth allegations of misconduct

Great Park audit brings back-and-forth allegations of misconduct

A week after a developer broke ground on a scaled-back version of Irvine's long-planned Orange County Great Park, a bitter fight over the...

Motels' calls to police are down

Motels' calls to police are down

For a second time this year,...

Newport approves A-frame signs for Corona del Mar

They're about hip height, they'll tell you the daily specials and until Tuesday evening, if you saw them loitering on the sidewalk in...

Biz News: New food locations opening

Grand opening set for Island Hotel gourmet collection

Townhomes OKd for former church site in Lido Village

Townhomes can replace what was formerly a Christian Science church in the Lido Village area of Newport Beach, the California Coastal...

Relationships crumble as wall separating Costa Mesa homes and dealership comes down

Relationships crumble as wall separating Costa Mesa homes and dealership comes down

On the evening of July 14, a woman approached the podium inside Costa Mesa City Hall to inform the powers that be that her dog died.

From the OC swap meet to 'Shark Tank'

From the OC swap meet to 'Shark Tank'

How would one even consider updating — maybe improving — an age-old pub game like darts? Out of boredom, sometimes innovation is...

Pioneering diver, scuba instructor and businessman Ron Merker dies at 82

Pioneering diver, scuba instructor and businessman Ron Merker dies at 82

Ron Merker, a pioneering scuba and skin diver who co-owned a chain of diving stores and helped introduce thousands to the pastime in the...

Runway breakup helps make way for 688 acres of Great Park

Runway breakup helps make way for 688 acres of Great Park

More than a decade after voters rejected efforts to build an international airport at the former El Toro Marine base in favor of a grand...

Biz News: Cisco Home opens at SoCo

A made-in-Los Angeles sustainable furniture store is now open in Costa Mesa's South Coast Collection shopping center.

Zov's Irvine restaurant closes briefly after diners get sick

County health officials briefly shut down Zov's restaurant in Irvine on Wednesday after diners were sickened by a bacteria traced to the...

Construction starts on Newport Beach Country Club revamp

Construction starts on Newport Beach Country Club revamp

The Newport Beach Country Club celebrated the start of construction Thursday on its new $40 million clubhouse and redesigned grounds.

Christmas arrives at Roger's Gardens boutique

Christmas arrives at Roger's Gardens boutique

Santa may be still be at the North Pole, but it's Christmastime at Roger's Gardens.

Vitamin Shoppe opening in Costa Mesa

Vitamin Shoppe, Costa Mesa, Share the Health, SOCIAL Costa Mesa restaurant, Bistango, Bill Blank, Talk About Curing Autism, "Real Help Now"...

Talking Shop: A unique glow at Japanese clothing store Uniqlo

Talking Shop: A unique glow at Japanese clothing store Uniqlo

Shoppers won't need a passport to browse a spread of ultra-light down jackets, cashmere sweaters and Supima T-shirts made from Japanese...

Harbor Boulevard getting new look

Harbor Boulevard getting new look

Harbor Boulevard in Costa Mesa has long been closely associated with its miles of strip malls, shopping centers and car dealerships. But...

Irvine Co. land grants mix altruism and financial strategy

Irvine Co. land grants mix altruism and financial strategy

The GMC Yukon trundled past a barbed-wire fence and up a dry grassy hillside — the brush scratching loudly against its underside...

30th Coastal Cleanup Day is Saturday

The California Coastal Commission presents California Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, the 30th edition of the annual event to clean the...

4-day Lido Boat Show opens today: latest models, and an 'express yacht'

4-day Lido Boat Show opens today: latest models, and an 'express yacht'

With the 36th annual Lido Boat Show about to begin, organizer Duncan McIntosh was buzzing about at Lido Marina Village on Tuesday morning.

Building's old Studebaker sign re-emerges during renovations

Building's old Studebaker sign re-emerges during renovations

When Costa Mesa resident Doug Rugg looked at his cellphone Tuesday, he saw an image that jolted his memory.

Marijuana initiative signatures turned in to force city OK or a vote

Medical marijuana dispensaries could return to Costa Mesa if a proposed referendum wins City Council or voter approval.

More passengers, flights at JWA by 2030? Airport panel to discuss limits today

The Orange County Airport Commission on Wednesday is expected to discuss a second extension of the agreement that governs parameters such as...

Magnetic shift gives JWA runways new numbers

Magnetic shift gives JWA runways new numbers

John Wayne Airport's two runways are getting new call numbers, airport officials said, and the reason is out of this world — sort of.

Biz-News: Firefighters to strut for CHOC at Bloomingdale's

Bloomingdale's South Coast Plaza plans to host its annual Firefighter Fashion Show for charity at 1 p.m. Sept. 20.

Spruced-up sign unveiled near Balboa ferry

Spruced-up sign unveiled near Balboa ferry

A group of happy boaters has long been depicted on a sign near the ferry landing on the Balboa Peninsula.

No 405 Freeway toll lanes, forum crowd tells Caltrans

No 405 Freeway toll lanes, forum crowd tells Caltrans

Members of the 405 Freeway Cities Coalition and local residents made it clear to state transportation officials Thursday night that they...

With new lease, O.C. Market Place looks to recharge

As retail trends change, open-air markets in great cities of the world — London, Barcelona, Munich, Paris — continue to...

Store's wedding gift to military brides: free gowns

Store's wedding gift to military brides: free gowns

When Marlis Porter Fyke, daughter of a Vietnam War fighter pilot, got married, she had no problem affording a wedding dress.

Cool and slow at Moulin Bistro

Forget the expensive airfare and 11-hour flight to France when all things French can soon be found at Laurent Vrignaud's Moulin Bistro....

Ceremony Wednesday for restored Balboa ferry entrance sign

A ribbon cutting for a refurbished welcome sign at the ferry entrance on the Balboa Peninsula is planned for Wednesday.

Let confusion reign

Let confusion reign

Dan Cameron, chief curator of the Orange County Museum of Art, said unpacking more than 100 selected artworks to showcase at the museum's...

Biz News: SusieCakes to treat Costa Mesa starting Saturday

A vintage-themed bakery is scheduled to open Saturday in Costa Mesa's South Coast Collection.

 Donald and Shelly Sterling seen lounging at Balboa Bay Club

Donald and Shelly Sterling seen lounging at Balboa Bay Club

The sun was shining as Donald Sterling reclined in a white beach chair. He sat on the members-only sand of the Balboa Bay Club, a...

Lido Theater's new color has some residents seeing red

Lido Theater's new color has some residents seeing red

When Meriam Braselle noticed that swatches of dark paint had been applied to the exterior of the Lido Theater, she was surprised by what...

Didn't pay that toll road fee? You've got more time

A grace period has been extended for drivers who use Orange County toll roads without paying, according to a news release.

Here's what $13.25 million buys in Newport Coast

Here's what $13.25 million buys in Newport Coast

The infinity pool is just feet from the hot tub. The wine cellar holds up to 1,000 bottles. And the underground garage can fit eight cars.

Biz News: Firehouse Subs opening in Costa Mesa

A fast-casual sandwich chain is scheduled to open in Costa Mesa next week.

Fairgrounds extends swap meet contract

The Orange County Fair Board approved a contract this week with the fairgrounds' longtime swap meet operator, a move that will maintain...

It's already Halloween at Roger's Gardens

It's already Halloween at Roger's Gardens

It may be August, but Roger's Gardens in Corona del Mar is gearing up for Halloween.

The Ritz may return to Newport

The Ritz Restaurant, famed for its lunchtime drinking, red-lipped waitresses and decadent meals, may soon have a new harbor-side home.

Din Tai Fung comes to Orange County

Din Tai Fung comes to Orange County

Visitors to a new Chinese restaurant at South Coast Plaza already know their fortune when they walk through the door.

Biz News: JP Morgan Chase opens office near Fashion Island

Biz News: JP Morgan Chase opens office near Fashion Island

JP Morgan Chase recently celebrated the grand opening of a "private client office" near Fashion Island.

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