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  • 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...
  • Councilman's home again in foreclosure

    Newport Beach City Councilman Ed Selich's home is once again slated for foreclosure, according to a legal notice published this week in the Daily Pilot. Selich made headlines in June when his Bayside Drive home was nearing bank auction, but he was able...
  • Sounding Off: Reinventing the light bulb

    When you read that, starting Jan. 1, the 100-watt bulb is fading away due to its inefficiencies, you may think, "There they go again. Now Congress wants to dictate which light bulb I can use." The answer is yes and no. In 2007, President George W....
  • 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?'"...
  • European retailer opens in Corona del Mar

    McKee & Co. Home, a European home furnishings retailer, has opened its doors in Corona del Mar. The new location, McKee & Co.'s second in Orange County, occupies a nearly 5,000 square-foot space in the Corona del Mar Plaza, 984 Avocado Ave. McKee & Co....
  • City Life: Sky hasn't fallen on home sales

    During a volatile housing market, it is important to remember that everything is relative and everything is cyclical, that is, wait long enough and housing history will repeat itself. In that regard, housing is just like any other economic force. When,...
  • Lobdell: Boat adds character to neighborhood

    Editor's note: This corrects the spelling of Julie Karges' last name. I once had a neighbor who made a living as a tree trimmer. And every so often, he would dig up an unwanted but valuable tree — usually some kind of palm — and plant it...
  • The Coastal Gardener: Native pollinators can help with fruit, vegetables

    If you're like many home gardeners, you may have added fruit trees to your garden in the past two years. Maybe a peach or an apricot, or even a few citrus or dwarf avocado. Maybe you're more into grapes and berries. Perhaps you're more the vegetable type...
  • Newport Beach company part of large real estate trust deal

    Senior-living facility owner Ventas Inc. will buy Newport Beach-based Nationwide Health Properties Inc. for $5.8 billion in stock in one of the largest healthcare-related real estate investment trust deals ever. Ventas' portfolio will double across the...
  • Home tours help youth music education

    NEWPORT COAST — A French-inspired estate overlooking Newport Harbor is the showcase of this month's 18th annual Philharmonic House of Design, one of the Philharmonic Society of Orange County's staple fundraisers. "Maison de la Mer," a newly built...
  • 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...