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Laguna Woods residents sound off at public meeting for I-5 interchange project
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Laguna Woods residents sound off at public meeting for I-5 interchange project

LAGUNA WOODS — More than 150 residents turned out to the Laguna Woods Village Performing Arts Center for an informational meeting on the I-5 El...

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Orange County Coastkeeper marks 20 years of protecting the ocean — but there’s more work to be done
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Orange County Coastkeeper marks 20 years of protecting the ocean — but there’s more work to be done

Garry Brown, founder of Coastkeeper, at the Crystal Cove Cottages in Newport Beach, CA, on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Orange County Coastkeeper is...

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Diners flock to Cracker Barrel for opening day in Rialto
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Diners flock to Cracker Barrel for opening day in Rialto

The City of Rialto was prepared for crowds when Cracker Barrel Old Country Store opened for business on Monday, and crowds showed up. The Rialto...

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Super fans check out Cracker Barrel in Rialto before Monday’s opening
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Super fans check out Cracker Barrel in Rialto before Monday’s opening

Rialto is now part of the Cracker Barrel universe. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store is a Tennessee-based restaurant and gift shop chain with a...

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HOA Homefront: How a new law on free speech and assembly has opened a can of (privacy) worms
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HOA Homefront: How a new law on free speech and assembly has opened a can of (privacy) worms

Q: Our board is considering banning informal meetings in common areas. To me, this sounds like a violation of the constitutional right of assembly,...

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What the 4th Cracker Barrel in California will sell in its Old Country Store when it opens May 13
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What the 4th Cracker Barrel in California will sell in its Old Country Store when it opens May 13

Remember how funny Don Knotts was in “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken”? You can be forgiven if you don’t. That movie came out in 1966. Server Karissa...

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Status Update: Trendy eyewear retailer Warby Parker opens this week at Fashion Island
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Status Update: Trendy eyewear retailer Warby Parker opens this week at Fashion Island

Warby Parker, a eyewear company based in New York, is opening its first standalone retail store in Orange County on May 11 at Fashion Island in...

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Renters are about to get what they want – good and hard
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Renters are about to get what they want – good and hard

SACRAMENTO – Tenants’ rights groups are ecstatic that two major rent-control bills have sailed through the Assembly’s Housing and Community...

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Real estate news: 9-acre parcel getting industrial makeover in La Habra
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Real estate news: 9-acre parcel getting industrial makeover in La Habra

West Harbor Capital, a Torrance-based private equity investment firm, has bought an 8.67-acre land parcel in La Habra. DAUM Commercial Real Estate...

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Corona hikers demand more trails into national forest to complement Skyline Drive
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Corona hikers demand more trails into national forest to complement Skyline Drive

Neighbors Mary Lou Greenwald, left and Linda King walk the lower trail of the neighborhood HOA trail below the Cleveland National Forest in Corona...

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Drummond: Yorba Linda revises profit expectations from sale of Bastanchury Road property
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Drummond: Yorba Linda revises profit expectations from sale of Bastanchury Road property

Yorba Linda will receive fewer dollars than anticipated from the sale of a portion of the city-owned property once leased to church groups planning...

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Mortgage competition banned at Laguna Woods co-ops
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Mortgage competition banned at Laguna Woods co-ops

What’s up with mortgage rates? Jeff Lazerson of Mortgage Grader in Laguna Niguel gives us his take. Rate news summary From Freddie Mac’s weekly...

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Galaxy, Minnesota United play to scoreless draw
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Galaxy, Minnesota United play to scoreless draw

Minnesota United midfielder Kevin Molino (7) leaps over Los Angeles Galaxy defender Julian Araujo (22) in the second half of an MLS soccer game,...

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Disneyland will limit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge visits to 4 hours during reservation-only ‘soft opening’
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Disneyland will limit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge visits to 4 hours during reservation-only ‘soft opening’

Disneyland will restrict visitors with free Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge reservations to a 4-hour time limit during an initial “soft opening” period of...

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Bubble Watch: California’s population growth trails U.S. for 3 consecutive years
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Bubble Watch: California’s population growth trails U.S. for 3 consecutive years

“Bubble Watch” digs into trends that may indicate economic and/or housing market troubles ahead. Buzz: California population growth has failed to...

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Commercial real estate: Is price important? 5 (surprising) reasons why it’s not
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Commercial real estate: Is price important? 5 (surprising) reasons why it’s not

This could be the shortest column EVER! Of course, price is important. End of story. But, because I have a bit more space, allow me to offer some...

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Real estate news: Olson Construction starts work on hotel in Maui; ‘The Launch’ snares new tenants in creative campus by JWA
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Real estate news: Olson Construction starts work on hotel in Maui; ‘The Launch’ snares new tenants in creative campus by JWA

R.D. Olson Construction has begun construction of AC Hotel Wailea, a 70,000-square-foot, four-story estate hotel in Maui, Hawaii. The resort sits...

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6 turbo-charged ideas for boosting your purchasing power
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6 turbo-charged ideas for boosting your purchasing power

What’s up with mortgage rates? Jeff Lazerson of Mortgage Grader in Laguna Niguel gives us his take. Rate news summary From Freddie Mac’s weekly...

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What is the future of Laguna Hills Mall? You may help decide it
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What is the future of Laguna Hills Mall? You may help decide it

A developer wants the public to weigh in on the future of the Five Lagunas shopping center, expected to replace the largely closed Laguna Hills...

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Disney unveils new merchandise coming to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge shops
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Disney unveils new merchandise coming to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge shops

Intergalactic shoppers saving up their galactic credits for a trip to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland will find an outdoor marketplace...

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How Disney uses thousands of set dressing props to make Galaxy’s Edge look and feel like a ‘Star Wars’ movie
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How Disney uses thousands of set dressing props to make Galaxy’s Edge look and feel like a ‘Star Wars’ movie

Walt Disney Imagineering will add thousands of set dressing props to Galaxy’s Edge to ensure the new Star Wars land coming to Disneyland has the...

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HOA Homefront: How to determine if your manager is qualified
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HOA Homefront: How to determine if your manager is qualified

Previously, I've written about management options and contracts. Today, we'll look at what happens after selecting the management services and how...

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10 Record Store Day 2019 releases you’re gonna want include David Bowie, Janis Joplin and more
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10 Record Store Day 2019 releases you’re gonna want include David Bowie, Janis Joplin and more

Record Store Day is like Easter. It comes every spring, usually in April. And it’s packed with cool treats that come in a rainbow of colors – eggs...

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IE is home to 3 of nation’s 10 biggest industrial developments
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IE is home to 3 of nation’s 10 biggest industrial developments

Three of the nation's 10 biggest industrial projects under construction have Inland Empire addresses, according to new data released Monday, April...

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Kat Saka’s Kettle: Step inside a space popcorn marketplace stall at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland
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Kat Saka’s Kettle: Step inside a space popcorn marketplace stall at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland

Shoppers strolling through the marketplace stalls in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland will be drawn by a familiar yet somehow alien smell...

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Where to shop in Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge? Depends on whether you’re a loyalist, sympathizer or scoundrel
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Where to shop in Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge? Depends on whether you’re a loyalist, sympathizer or scoundrel

Where you shop in the new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge coming to Disneyland will depend on whether you favor the light side of the Force, lean to the...

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Real estate news: 94 apartments coming to west Orange; movie theater expanding in Garden Grove
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Real estate news: 94 apartments coming to west Orange; movie theater expanding in Garden Grove

A five-story, 94-unit mid-rise apartment complex is coming to a 1.1-acre piece of land next door to Stadium Promenade in Orange. The complex, just...

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Housing bill to ease zoning rules near transit and jobs advances
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Housing bill to ease zoning rules near transit and jobs advances

A closely watched proposal that would allow apartment buildings to be built near public transportation hubs and job centers throughout California —...

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Creature Stall: Step inside an alien pet store at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland
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Creature Stall: Step inside an alien pet store at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland

Step inside the cozy Creature Stall at Disneyland’s new Galaxy’s Edge and you’ll find an alien pet store stuffed with oinking Puffer Pigs, tongue...

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‘Old-school’ hip makes Laguna’s HIP District even cooler
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‘Old-school’ hip makes Laguna’s HIP District even cooler

LAGUNA BEACH — Kool-Aid, colorful hair ties and vintage rock ‘n’ roll bands helped bring back the “old-school vibe” during a celebration of history...

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