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  • Diverse set of candidates vie for vacant 37th state Senate district seat

    The head seat in the Sacramento office for the 37th state Senate district might be empty now, but at least four candidates are vying for the spot to represent a swath of Orange County ranging from artsy Laguna Beach, eclectic Costa Mesa and surfer-vibe...
  • Study warns of pension problems but workers' group decries backers' conservatism

    A study by a Tustin-based think tank recently ranked Costa Mesa near the top of California cities facing financial strain for their pension obligations, but an association representing public employees dismissed the report, asserting that the study was...
  • Newport, shopping center owner settle property dispute

    The Newport Beach City Council on Tuesday approved a settlement with Lido Partners that ends a yearlong dispute over property access at the site of the former City Hall. Lido Partners, owner of Via Lido Plaza, claimed to have an easement that allowed...
  • Neighbors' votes could cost homeowners $20,000 apiece if underground utilities project is OK'd

    Neighbors' votes could cost homeowners $20,000 apiece if underground utilities project is OK'd
    Sitting in his two-story Newport Beach home that he's owned for 35 years, Jim Young can think of a few ways he could spend the money he saved in his younger years to help sustain him through his retirement. Shelling out tens of thousands of dollars to...
  • Steinberg: Five reasons why 80% of retired NFL players go broke

    Sports Illustrated recently estimated that 80% of retired NFL players go broke in their first three years out of the league. How is this possible in a sport rolling in revenue with an average salary of almost $2 million a year? With few exceptions, the...
  • How to spend Costa Mesa's budget, surplus: Special meeting Tuesday

    The Costa Mesa City Council will discuss budget matters in a special study session Tuesday. The city will discuss what to do with the 2013-14 budget surpus of $1.3 million and  about $5 million the City Council approved during the  budget process that...
  • Biz News: Supervisors pick interim director for JWA

    John Wayne Airport has a new acting director. Lawrence Serafini will begin his new role Friday. The Orange County Board of Supervisors made the interim appointment Tuesday. Airport Director Alan Murphy retired Friday. "We are fortunate to have...
  • Newport Beach City Council thinks about its priorities for upcoming year

    Over the next several months, the Newport Beach City Council will prioritize future capital improvement projects, allotting funds for those they deem of greatest importance and placing others on the back burner. The council, along with city staff, met...
  • 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 apartments to a Los Angeles investment firm. It is one of the largest multifamily asset purchases in Southern California in two decades. TruAmerica...
  • Public representatives join council members on revamped Newport Finance Committee

    Four members of the public and three City Council members were appointed to Newport Beach's newly restructured finance committee on a unanimous council vote Tuesday. The committee provides recommendations to the City Council about the city's budget...
  • 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. Bosch, based in Germany, launched its eBike unit in 2009 and introduced its pedal-assist motor drive on bikes at the Eurobike trade show in 2010. The...
  • ExplorOcean expansion plan raises questions about Fun Zone's future

    ExplorOcean expansion plan raises questions about Fun Zone's future
    Nearly a decade has passed since ExplorOcean bought a harbor-facing stretch of land dubbed the Balboa Fun Zone, exchanging the kitschy Scary Dark Ride and bumper cars for a learning center focused on science education. The Fun Zone has operated in...