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  • Mailbag: Costa Mesa needs to attract more families

    I always appreciate the thoughtful comments by my friend Tamar Goldmann (Re. "Council agenda is harming public services," June 21), but this time, I think she reached several wrong conclusions. Let me explain why. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: An...
  • Lee Chapin Sammis

    Lee Chapin Sammis
    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. ...
  • Harlan: Stop focusing on boosting homeownership

    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...
  • Real estate company manages to grow

    Real estate company manages to grow
    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?'"...
  • Costa Mesa's Pacific Premier takes over failing bank

    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,...
  • Irvine Co. drops 75 jobs

    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...
  • High-profile real estate agent files for bankruptcy

    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...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Original paramedics reminisce at NBFD luncheon

    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...
  • It's A Gray Area: Correcting mistakes of Prop. 13

    This column has already discussed the "sacred cow" issue of Social Security, and I have not (yet) been run out of town, so summoning up all of my courage, I will now turn my attention to a discussion about correcting the mistakes of Proposition 13....
  • City Life: I'm not going far

    Last month, I accepted an offer to write a weekly column for the real estate supplement that is included with the Daily Pilot each Saturday. That supplement also appears in newspapers stretching from Seal Beach to San Clemente, which gives me a...
  • Councilor votes for colleague

    COSTA MESA — Councilman Jim Righeimer's former campaign manager has been appointed to the city's Parks and Recreation Committee. Ethan Temianka was approved, without discussion, on a 4-1 vote. Councilwoman Wendy Leece dissented. The 27-year-old is...
  • To sell home this summer, prepare now

    We can start 2011 with a few assumptions on which most real estate analysts will agree. First, mortgage interest rates will rise, probably to 5.5% or up to 5.7%. As I wrote last week, that is historically cheap money. Second, home prices will increase...