| Sep 15, 2014
| 2:28 PM
There is an old saying: "If you think education is expensive, try ignorance."
In the recent candidate forums, we have seen candidates display ignorance of the facts that would be truly expensive to all Newport Beach residents.
Fact No. 1: Newport Beach'...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 11:54 AM
Police have arrested a Costa Mesa man after he allegedly posed as a real estate agent and tried to sell a residential property to which he had no connection.
Daniel Gallimore, 52, was arrested Friday after he falsely presented himself as the listing...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 8:38 PM
The U.S. Department of Justice is trying to force a former South Korean president and his family to turn over $700,000 they allegedly laundered by buying and selling a house in Newport Beach.
In a civil forfeiture lawsuit filed Thursday morning in Los...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Are you under 35 with plenty of money to spend? Then Costa Mesa is putting out the welcome mat for you. But are you a senior citizen or a financially struggling family? Then Costa Mesa is pulling the rug out from under you.
The actions of the City...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 8:32 AM
Newport Beach home builder William Lyon Homes has a history almost as interesting as its founder and namesake.
William Lyon flew combat missions in the Korean War, commanded the Air Force Reserve and was chief executive and chairman of AirCal in the...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 8:36 PM
A landmark home in Eastside Costa Mesa has for nearly 35 years been informally and affectionately known as the "clock house."
And for good reason: In front of its Americana white picket fence and manicured lawn is a vintage clock atop a 12-foot-high...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 7:53 PM
For the past few years, a nearly half-acre plot at Center Street and Placentia Avenue — surrounded by a gate that's been targeted by graffiti — has been empty.
In the coming weeks, however, new life is planned for the Westside Costa Mesa...
| 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.
| Aug 20, 2013
| 4:37 PM
Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, have put a house on the market in Newport Coast for $8.599 million.
Set on a half-acre and built in 1997, the Mediterranean-style home is set behind gates at the end of a cul-de-sac. “All...
| 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...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 3:25 PM
When Kathy Anderson graduated from college, she left her parents' house for good.
Turns out, though, she didn't move very far.
Anderson, 62, spent the rest of her life in a little house next to her childhood home on her family's 1.24-acre property...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 6:26 PM
Are you excited? I'm excited.
Not Christmas excited. Excited because the Newport Beach City Council and the government employees who overflow the old City Hall will be moving into the largest, most egregious example of shiny government decadence and...