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The last time activists brought the idea of a plastic bag ban to the Newport Beach City Council officials declined to even study the idea, but public speakers warned the issue wouldn't go away. More than a year after that 2011 vote, a group of youth...
Tags: Business, Lobbying, Teaching and Learning, Students, Education
With the estimated cost of attending a four-year state college in America at $120,000, the average family of four should expect their children's college to cost more than buying a home. Even though only 24% of Americans believe college is affordable, 97%...
According to Gisberto Bertucci, there are two ways to get anywhere in the universe: your imagination or through a black hole. "Why would God create such a large landscape if we can't see it?" he mused Friday morning on a bus trundling down Coast Highway...
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For anyone involved in the consumer tech industry, the 2013 International CES (formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show) is the holy grail of exposure and opportunity. The largest such tradeshow in the world, CES attracts more than 150,000...
On the day after Thanksgiving, I ate leftovers, went to a movie, ate more leftovers, and put gas in my car in preparation for a trip to the Rose Bowl for the UCLA-Stanford football game the following day. Oh yes, I might also have been the victim of a...
Nearly 15,000 pairs of phony Paul Frank pajamas worth nearly $100,000 were found and confiscated at the Los Angeles-Long Beach Port, federal authorities announced Tuesday. The seizure of the pajamas imprinted with cuddly characters such as Blue Julius,...
COSTA MESA — Orange County can expect mild job growth this year and next, according to Chapman University's mid-year economic forecast Thursday. Consumer spending should increase but struggles in the housing sector could continue to mean sluggish...
COSTA MESA — Orange Coast College has announced the completion of a new $52-million classroom facility, the largest on the campus. The buildings, which were opened at the beginning of this year to service spring semester students, will be...
Editor's note: Veteran Newport Beach real estate executive Tom Iovenitti, who used to pen a column for View magazine, has agreed to contribute columns to the Coastal Real Estate section. This is his first. Remember me? I'm still around, still actively...
Tags: California, Realty, Newport Beach, Politics, Consumer Confidence
Question: I was in Canada last week and looked in the supermarket at cat food. One brand was imported from Thailand, and another imported from the U.S. In 2007, ingredients imported from China killed pets. Knowing where products come from might prevent...
COSTA MESA — When Cameron Merage was a 22-year-old Sacramento State University graduate, he told a professor that he wanted to go into development. "He told me, 'You're too young to do development, why don't you go into the sale of real estate?'"...
Tags: Realty, Politics, Elections, Real Estate, Corporate Officers
COSTA MESA — Behind the re-furbished barn doors and beyond the desert plant-cultured courtyard is a new kind of market in Orange County. There are glass-encased boutiques housing bohemian-style clothing, one-of-a-kind crafts and an olive-oil...
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