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Papyrus closing all stores including nearly 20 in Southern California
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Papyrus closing all stores including nearly 20 in Southern California

Papyrus, a mall-based retailer of stationery and upscale greeting cards, is closing all 254 of its U.S. and Canada stores including 19 Southern...

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In Anaheim: PacSun HQ sells for $44 million; hotel with waterpark opens
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In Anaheim: PacSun HQ sells for $44 million; hotel with waterpark opens

The Anaheim headquarters of PacSun has been sold for $44 million to a family trust, according to the brokerage Newmark Knight Frank. The 180,000...

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Children have roaring good time with Daniel Tiger
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Children have roaring good time with Daniel Tiger

Daniel Tiger is always a hit when he visits the Children’s Museum at La Habra. And it was no different when the PBS children’s character visited...

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FHA Commissioner Montgomery, leave down payment assistance alone
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FHA Commissioner Montgomery, leave down payment assistance alone

Saving up for a down payment, even a 3.5% down that FHA often requires, is an insurmountable struggle for a plethora of low-income, hard-working...

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Bed Bath & Beyond to close 40 stores this year; four Southern California locations are already shuttered
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Bed Bath & Beyond to close 40 stores this year; four Southern California locations are already shuttered

Brick-and-mortar retail took another hit this week when Bed Bath & Beyond announced it will shutter 40 stores this year, including four Southern...

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Realtors president: California must get serious serious about housing supply
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Realtors president: California must get serious serious about housing supply

By Jeanne Radsick, Special to CalMatters Lawmakers who worked to fix California’s housing shortage and affordability crisis learned hard lessons in...

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Beware of costly lender delays when executing tenant improvements
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Beware of costly lender delays when executing tenant improvements

I have recently encountered some instances of business owners being caught in a financial squeeze due to lender delays for tenant improvements and...

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8 ways success in marriage can help in commercial real estate
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8 ways success in marriage can help in commercial real estate

My beautiful, and forever youthful bride and I celebrated our 40th anniversary recently. 40 years! Right? I realize that many of you reading this...

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Senior Moments: It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood, and here’s why
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Senior Moments: It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood, and here’s why

The film “It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” brought actor Tom Hanks an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of the lovable Fred Rogers. For...

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How all those free returns create chaos for ‘reverse’ logistics industry
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How all those free returns create chaos for ‘reverse’ logistics industry

The holidays are over, and so are most of the frenzied sales at stores and shopping centers large and small. But for the warehouses that kept store...

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Survey: Did your rent go up by more than 8% in the past nine months?
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Survey: Did your rent go up by more than 8% in the past nine months?

California’s rent cap law, AB 1482, took effect on Jan. 1, limiting rent hikes in older buildings to 5% a year, plus the rate of inflation....

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Cyber-security firm, headquarters moved to Arizona, selling 10 California buildings
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Cyber-security firm, headquarters moved to Arizona, selling 10 California buildings

NortonLifeLock, once known as Symantec, has decided to seek one or more buyers for a mega-portfolio of Mountain View office buildings amid a...

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With Rise of the Resistance, Disney reveals the missing piece of its Star Wars land
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With Rise of the Resistance, Disney reveals the missing piece of its Star Wars land

So much for Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge land being a failure. This week’s debut of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance finally should lay...

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Huntington Beach and state reach tentative settlement of housing lawsuit
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Huntington Beach and state reach tentative settlement of housing lawsuit

Huntington Beach and California reached a tentative settlement of the state's first-ever lawsuit accusing a city of ignoring state affordable...

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Anaheim performing arts center supporters face new challenge with city’s decision to sell Angel Stadium land
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Anaheim performing arts center supporters face new challenge with city’s decision to sell Angel Stadium land

Anaheim arts boosters say they haven’t given up on building a $700 million performing arts complex where the City National Grove now stands, but...

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How these environmentally conscious refill stations aim to reduce household waste
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How these environmentally conscious refill stations aim to reduce household waste

On Earth Day in 2014, mother-and-daughter team Sandee Ferman and Callie Milford launched No Tox Life with homemade vegan soaps that they would sell...

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Some much needed clarity on the Angel Stadium deal: Harry Sidhu
News 2 weeks ago
Some much needed clarity on the Angel Stadium deal: Harry Sidhu

Anaheim and all of Orange County can be proud of the proposal for baseball in our city. It would keep the Angels here for decades, sell the stadium...

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How supportive housing supports our future workers
News 3 weeks ago
How supportive housing supports our future workers

George was still in elementary school when he was kicked out of the afterschool program on campus because of his behavior. He had problems focusing...

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Yorba Linda’s historic Trueblood House will be transformed into Chamber of Commerce office
News 3 weeks ago
Yorba Linda’s historic Trueblood House will be transformed into Chamber of Commerce office

The Trueblood House, a century-old home from the early days of Yorba Linda, is slated for extensive renovations in 2020, when it will be reborn as...

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What’s coming to casinos in 2020: New restaurants, hotels and more
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What’s coming to casinos in 2020: New restaurants, hotels and more

In 2020, expect more growth and development at Southern California casinos. Expect lavish new hotels, more gaming space and additional restaurants....

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HOA Homefront: New Year’s resolutions for HOA directors
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HOA Homefront: New Year’s resolutions for HOA directors

Many of us start the new year with commitments to improve, so why leave out the HOA? This four-part series suggests resolutions for association...

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Costa Mesa apartment complex sells for $113.5 million or $473,000 per unit
News 4 weeks ago
Costa Mesa apartment complex sells for $113.5 million or $473,000 per unit

Baker Block, a 240-unit apartment complex in Costa Mesa, has sold for $113.5 million, or $473,000 per unit, to Baker Block Associates LP, according...

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A last Christmas for 12 Sears stores in Southern California
News 1 month ago
A last Christmas for 12 Sears stores in Southern California

The missteps of Sears are plain to see in the bold letters on banners outside and inside its soon-to-be-shuttered stores. “Store closing.” “Nothing...

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A vestige of segregation could go before California voters next year
News 1 month ago
A vestige of segregation could go before California voters next year

The repeal of a constitutional amendment discouraging public housing — a vestige of pro-segregation sentiment from the 1950s — could go before...

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Along the Coast: Concordia presents new center, a new hotel aims for Newport Dunes and more construction news
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Along the Coast: Concordia presents new center, a new hotel aims for Newport Dunes and more construction news

CONCORDIA PRESENTS NEW CENTER Concordia University Irvine unwrapped an early Christmas present for itself with the dedication of the university’s...

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Lake Forest Civic Center is “a dream come true” for some residents
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Lake Forest Civic Center is “a dream come true” for some residents

Christmas came a week early for about 200 senior residents visiting the new Lake Forest Civic Center for the first time on Thursday, Dec. 19. As...

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Rancho Mission Viejo unveils Rienda, 2,700 new homes coming to third ‘village’
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Rancho Mission Viejo unveils Rienda, 2,700 new homes coming to third ‘village’

The company that gave birth to Orange County communities like Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita and Ladera Ranch is unveiling its latest...

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California’s housing crisis and reality
News 1 month ago
California’s housing crisis and reality

As he was running for governor, Gavin Newsom repeatedly and emphatically promised to attack California’s housing shortage head-on, pledging in an...

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Laguna Woods supercentenarian, believed to be oldest man in the U.S., is celebrated on his 111th birthday
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Laguna Woods supercentenarian, believed to be oldest man in the U.S., is celebrated on his 111th birthday

LAGUNA WOODS — In single file, the 35-member group of the All American Boys Chorus, donning black ties and vermillion blazers, formed three tiers...

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Job growth solid in LA and Inland Empire, tepid in Orange County
News 1 month ago
Job growth solid in LA and Inland Empire, tepid in Orange County

Southern California’s job market appears poised to the end the year the way it started: with solid growth in most, but not all three, of its major...

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