| 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...
| 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,...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 9:07 AM
Jonathan Michael Jarvis
Jonathan Michael Jarvis, died June 24, 2013. He was born August 22, 1948 in Los Angeles, CA to Marilyn Schlueter and Al Jarvis. He grew up in Beverly Hills, enjoying the celebrity of their father who was known as the first...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 4:16 PM
Walter August Frome, Jr.
December 2, 1924 - July 1, 2013
Walter A. Frome, Jr. was raised in the small town of Black Earth, Wisconsin, just outside Madison. Growing up, Wally attended Black Earth Elementary and High School where he excelled academically...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 10:56 AM
Vera Belle Lunsway, age 86, of Corona del Mar, passed away Saturday June 29, 2013 at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach California. She was born October 7, 1926 to James Herbert McCorkle and Iva Lou (Mallory) McCorkle in Gem, Kansas. She had one older...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 10:30 PM
Valerie Torelli started out in the real estate business as a bookkeeper in 1970s Los Angeles, but after seeing the salespeople take "six-hour lunches" while making $70,000 a year, she figured she could do the job too — only better.
| Feb 14, 2011
| 10:35 AM
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?'"...
| Feb 14, 2011
| 8:51 PM
Canyon National Bank of Palm Springs, weakened by troubled commercial real estate loans, was closed late Friday by federal regulators who said its three branches would reopen Saturday as part of Pacific Premier Bank.
Pacific Premier, based in Costa Mesa,...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 8:59 PM
The Irvine Co. has eliminated about 75 positions through a combination of layoffs and the closing of open positions, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed Monday.
The layoffs were mainly in the corporate administration and included areas...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 9:02 PM
When John McMonigle posted a question on his Facebook page about how people would be spending the weekend in Orange County, he mostly got responses like going to the beach or attending children's sporting events.
But someone posted this reply, which was...
| Apr 23, 2011
| 6:12 PM
In 1975, Newport Beach, along with most other cities in the nation, didn't have paramedics.
A study had shown that people were dying on the streets who would have survived on a battlefield in Vietnam. Firefighters had first aid training, but that could...