| Apr 10, 2014
| 7:01 PM
When the expensive new civic center opened in Newport Beach last year, some claimed it as a symbol of an irresponsible government out of touch with the people it represented.
Councilman Keith Curry served as mayor at the time. He has embraced the...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 7:13 PM
The Newport Beach City Council isn't ready to send off its Mariner's Mile post office just yet.
Council members unanimously voted to delay a decision Tuesday on whether to rezone the property where the Bay Station Post Office stands, so staff can...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 5:01 PM
Newport Beach, one of Southern California's most affluent cities, is about to transform an industrial area near John Wayne Airport into a distinctly urban community of homes and shops.
Uptown Newport Village will replace a pair of aging industrial...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 7:53 PM
Two former planning commissioners will face off in the race for the Newport Beach City Council seat for District 6.
Scott Peotter, who served on the commission from 2006 to 2010, announced his bid Tuesday for the seat, which is currently held by Nancy...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 3:56 PM
The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday will consider a proposal to transform the city's Neighborhood Community Center into a large central library.
City staff are recommending that the council approve spending $75,000 to $100,000 to hire an architect to...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 7:58 PM
The business education building has sat nestled in the interior of the Orange Coast College campus for the past 61 years.
The modern, one-story building, sheathed in red brick and stucco, has remained relatively untouched since it was designed by world-...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 9:24 PM
A replacement for the Irvine Avenue eucalyptus trees will likely be chosen Wednesday night at a joint meeting between the Newport Beach and Costa Mesa parks commissions.
City arborists and landscape architects recommend a mix of date palms, African...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 8:46 PM
Newport Beach city officials recently ordered a real instate investor to stop gutting the interior of an office building designed by celebrated modernist architect Richard Neutra.
It is the latest dispute concerning the Mariners Medical Arts building,...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 6:15 PM
The design behind the Village of Cypress, the latest in the Irvine Co. village-concept communities in Irvine, is something between a comfortable neighborhood and resort-style living, company officials said.
The first of 1,677 brand-new apartments and...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 9:16 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — When Paul and Angelique Julian purchased their 2,650-square-foot mid-century home in Dover Shores, they knew that they had found the perfect place to raise a family.
However, the early 1960s home on Nautilus Lane needed a...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 8:38 PM
Starting at 7 a.m. Nov. 6, Allyson Jones Wong strapped herself into a safety harness and climbed atop a boomlift. Working nonstop until the light ebbed at 5 p.m. almost every day, she overlooked exhaustion and illness.
Her sole focus: to paint.
| Mar 11, 2013
| 12:03 PM
During the 1950s, Southern California culture was ablaze with anything considered chic, sophisticated and novel. Artists, designers and architects were pushing boundaries in style, design, architecture and invention.
World War II was over, and the...