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  • Flood risk: Bane of Balboa Island's existence

    Flood risk: Bane of Balboa Island's existence
    Craig Schusterick, his workman's hands powdery white with construction grit, led the way across Onyx Avenue on Balboa Island to show off his handiwork. His nearly complete three-story home — designed with solid wood paneling to echo the Cape Cod...
  • 5 more new homes planned for Westside

    5 more new homes planned for Westside
    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...
  • Realtor knows how to sell

    Realtor knows how to sell
    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. "I'm taking...
  • The God Squad: Some aspects of cremation spiritually unwise

    Question: With all due respect, I felt that your response to a recent question regarding cremation might have offended some readers. Your opinions that keeping ashes in an urn on the mantel seemed "creepy," and scattering them in public places "slightly...
  • Selich avoids foreclosure on his home

    Newport Beach City Councilman Ed Selich has been able to save his home from foreclosure. The property was scheduled to be sold at a foreclosure auction Tuesday, but he was able to bring the loan current in February, and the auction was canceled. A legal...
  • Costa Mesan takes top music award

    Costa Mesan takes top music award
    COSTA MESA — For the second year in a row, Costa Mesa vocalist Stacy Clark has taken home the prize for Best Pop Artist at the Orange County Music Awards. Clark, who thinks of herself as more folk than pop, was surprised by being recognized...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Luxury condo project granted continuance

    The AERIE applicant stopped a Coastal Commission hearing Wednesday, moments before a vote, asking for a continuance in order to find out exactly what will be needed to gain approval for the Corona del Mar condominium project. "We need some specifics,"...
  • New vet wants to limit wait time

    Editor's note: This corrects the size of the office. A new animal hospital, complete with state-of-the-art medical equipment and digital technology, moved into Newport Beach this week. The Newport Animal Hospital, in the Newport Coast Shopping...
  • The Coastal Gardner: Hear my story of going California friendly

    I'm convinced gardeners love the outdoors, nature and the Earth more than most people. That's why they garden, to be closer to nature. So when it's time to make decisions about the plants to place into their gardens, these folks are increasingly weighing...
  • Barbara Gail Knox

    KNOX, BARBARA GAIL February 13, 1932-March 11, 2011 Barbara Gail Edwards was born in the country town of Tipton, Oklahoma on February 13, 1932 to Emmitt Cecil Edwards and Ernestine Thelma Edwards.   As a child she earned her spending money by collecting...
  • The Coastal Gardener: Buy green air purifying machines

    Imagine walking into a home full of green plants. When you open the door, the area greets you with an unmistakable feeling. The air is alive and clean, full of positive energy. The plants seem to be giving off not only oxygen, but good vibrations. A...
  • Sounding off: City employees are 'family'

    Costa Mesa has been my home since 1955. My family, my siblings have grown up here. We went to school here. I bought my first home here, married here and raised my kids here. I didn't realize it at the time, but when I got a job with the city in 1973, it...