| Apr 17, 2015
| 5:46 PM
One of the real estate developers behind the revitalization of 17th Street in Costa Mesa is looking to redefine a somewhat nondescript office building in Newport Beach to bring it in line with its trendy surroundings.
Burnham-Ward Properties, a...
| May 16, 2015
| 10:24 AM
More than 200 attendees packed Costa Mesa's third annual Mayor's Celebration dinner at the Samueli Theater on Thursday that included song, art and accolades.
Receiving the Mayor's Award was Wilbur H. Smith III, founder of Greenlaw Partners. The Irvine-...
| May 22, 2015
| 12:31 PM
Loretta Sanchez issues an apology
U.S. Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez apologized for making a stereotypical Native American "war cry" gesture that disrupted the opening phase of her campaign. In remarks to hundreds of delegates at...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 7:48 PM
Find Your Zen Yoga & Nutrition Studio will open Saturday in Corona del Mar, offering a new style of interval yoga created by the studio's founder, Christina Ratusznik, as well as power, vinyasa flow and yin yoga styles. The studio also will offer...
| 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....
| 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...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 8:38 PM
When a 90-foot Christmas tree at Fashion Island lights up for the first time Friday night, it will mark just one mega-tree in a series sparkling to life for the holidays in shopping centers throughout Southern California.
Fashion Island's white fir,...