| Nov 6, 2014
| 4:51 PM
One owner of an Irvine-based real estate investment company pleaded guilty Thursday to allegations that his firm essentially turned into a Ponzi scheme after the housing market crashed, according to authorities.
John Packard, 64, of Long Beach was...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 5:18 PM
Vivante on the Coast, a luxury retirement community in Costa Mesa's Westside, recently celebrated its first anniversary.
The award-winning 185-unit complex at 1640 Monrovia Ave. opened in October 2013 and is now home to more than 160 residents,...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 6:26 PM
The GMC Yukon trundled past a barbed-wire fence and up a dry grassy hillside — the brush scratching loudly against its underside — toward a peak with sweeping views.
Below, the blue and glassy Irvine Lake stretched toward the 241 Toll Road....
| Apr 4, 2014
| 7:18 PM
David Rowley, who works in commercial real estate, has been named president of the South Coast Metro Alliance.
The business group serves building owners and property managers in the commercial sector along and around the Costa Mesa-Santa Ana border near...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 2:56 PM
Fletcher Jones Motorcars in Newport Beach recently held a coloring contests for children to design graphics for the Mercedes-Benz dealership's John Wayne Airport shuttle.
General Manager Garth Blumenthal ordered the new van to take customers to and from...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 9:17 AM
Lee Chapin Sammis passed away February 12, 2013, in his home in Newport Beach, CA, where he lived and built his business for the past 50 years. He was born on February 15, 1931 in Los Angeles to MIT graduates Ford Woodruff and Constance Sharp Sammis. ...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 4:45 PM
They form an unlikely crew.
A 25-year cop. The high school principal. The retired geologist. The software, real estate and oil guys.
Six men in their 60s will embark this summer on a cross-country journey on road bikes, covering 3,667 miles toward a...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 11:12 AM
Three office buildings in Mission Viejo and Irvine have sold in two transactions that, combined, industry observers valued at more than $90 million as investor demand for Orange County commercial properties heats up.
The sales to large national...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 11:50 PM
It would be more dramatic to think of a tennis racquet gathering dust in Natalie Raney's home. But in reality there are no tennis racquets. There isn't even tennis apparel or tennis merchandise there.
To put it simply, when it comes to tennis for Raney:...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 1:32 PM
I am happy to say that the "functional libertarian" approach is beginning to attract more people here and around the world. But what does that mean? What would a functional libertarian world really look like?
Generally speaking, functional...
| Sep 26, 2013
A real estate brokerage with the name of billionaire investor Warren Buffett's investment firm tied to it unveiled its first property in Orange County on Wednesday — a nearly $20 million home in Newport Coast.
Prudential California Realty will...
| Apr 13, 2013
There are visible signs in Costa Mesa that the housing market is recovering.
After a few years of virtually no new residential construction (between 2009 and 2012, Costa Mesa added only 56 new housing units, with zero in 2011), it's heartening to see...