| Jun 20, 2012
| 7:25 PM
William E. "Bill" Blurock, a Newport Beach resident and celebrated architect, has died. He was 90. Blurock died after never recovering from an emergency surgery to fix a ruptured colon June 12.
During his lifetime, and with the help of his architecture...
| Mar 10, 2012
| 9:34 PM
The Newport Beach City Council on Tuesday will decide whether the city should remove 60 beach fire rings because of health and safety concerns — the same night that thousands of visitors at Big Corona State Beach will be marking the Persian New Year...
| Jun 12, 2010
A question-and-answer session with Newport Beach city planners on Thursday addressed proposed zoning changes.
A shift from the old zoning code, which measured dwellings based on the square-footage, will now add "open space" requirements intending to...
| Jun 22, 2010
| 9:14 PM
The name "Walking" Don Webb is familiar to many in Newport Beach, especially to those at home during the late-morning hours who have witnessed the straw-capped figure coasting by their property.
What many people are not familiar with, however, is that...
| Jul 16, 2010
| 8:09 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Entire stretches of bayfront may soon have condos instead of businesses. But that sweeping change to the city's landscape hasn't riled residents nearly as much as one that would affect the size and shape of their homes.
| Jun 24, 2014
| 3:48 PM
The developers of a $135-million shopping center near the famed Huntington Beach Pier face an unusual challenge — how to embrace the city's proud identity as Surf City without descending into surfing kitsch.
Sure, they hope to attract tourists...
| May 23, 2014
| 9:02 AM
Although a city-hired consultant is suggesting removing 216 structures from a list of historic houses and commercial buildings in Laguna Beach, some residents want more off the list — namely their own properties.
Property owners said during a...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 8:38 PM
Raymond Watson, the architect and community planner who steered the development of Orange County's signature master-planned city of Irvine and briefly ran Walt Disney Productions during one of its most tumultuous periods, has died. He was 86.
| Nov 23, 2012
| 10:35 AM
The protests that roiled Anaheim this summer had no regular home base, no Zuccotti Park or Tahrir Square. Instead, demonstrators angry over a series of shootings by Anaheim police marched on several days along Harbor Boulevard and a handful of other...
| May 16, 2013
| 2:12 PM
X may mark the spot that was once a historical structure.
The city Heritage Committee is considering making a new category for structures on the historical structures list for those that have been altered and are no longer historical. The proposal...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 11:25 AM
The Village Entrance's initial design includes trees, parkland and stone walkways, but no shooting range.
Still, concerned residents took target practice at a proposed four-level parking garage that is included with the proposed development near the...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 3:23 PM
JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT — The "Flight of Ideas" art installation noiselessly crowds the airspace above the baggage carousels at the new Terminal C here.
This is where the old Terminal B garage stood before construction crews razed it to clear the way...