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Bus transportation in Laguna Woods remains popular — and essential — for many
News 5 days ago
Bus transportation in Laguna Woods remains popular — and essential — for many

It’s a sunny, early weekday afternoon when Laguna Woods Village resident Helen Nimma is waiting for Bus No.6 to take her to Clubhouse One, a busy...

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Petitions filed for Irvine veterans cemetery’s second go at the ballot
News 5 days ago
Petitions filed for Irvine veterans cemetery’s second go at the ballot

Proponents of a ballot measure to override the Irvine City Council’s choice of location for a veterans cemetery have turned in signatures they hope...

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Coronavirus help: Fashion Island, Irvine Spectrum merchants get 90-day rent break
News 5 days ago
Coronavirus help: Fashion Island, Irvine Spectrum merchants get 90-day rent break

As many Orange County merchants struggle to pay bills and employees, giant retail landlord Irvine Co. — the owner of Fashion Island and Irvine...

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Coronavirus prompts the DMV to require appointments for its offices
News 1 week ago
Coronavirus prompts the DMV to require appointments for its offices

Q. Can you investigate the possibility of the Department of Motor Vehicles extending the due date for seniors’ driver-license renewals, for which...

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Coronavirus eviction bans under review in 14 Calif. cities and counties
News 1 week ago
Coronavirus eviction bans under review in 14 Calif. cities and counties

Fourteen California cities and counties have either issued a ban on evicting renters facing economic hardships due to the novel coronavirus...

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Disney closes company-operated stores in Downtown Disney amid coronavirus outbreak
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Disney closes company-operated stores in Downtown Disney amid coronavirus outbreak

Disney will close its company-owned stores in Downtown Disney and cut back hours at the outdoor shopping mall next to the shuttered Disneyland...

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Coronavirus: Apple temporarily shuts stores worldwide
News 2 weeks ago
Coronavirus: Apple temporarily shuts stores worldwide

LONDON — Tech giant Apple is closing its stores outside of China for two weeks and will only sell online as part of efforts to fight the global...

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Seniors in Laguna Woods hunker down amid coronavirus concerns
News 2 weeks ago
Seniors in Laguna Woods hunker down amid coronavirus concerns

LAGUNA WOODS — With four corned beefs in her freezer and all the ingredients for genuine Irish tripe ready to be prepared, Karen Hunt was gearing...

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Cities across Orange County cancel events, programs to thwart coronavirus spread
News 2 weeks ago
Cities across Orange County cancel events, programs to thwart coronavirus spread

Cities across Orange County are canceling large gatherings and recreational programs and closing senior and community centers to help prevent the...

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As 2020 census opens for online responses, Orange County sees massive outreach effort
News 2 weeks ago
As 2020 census opens for online responses, Orange County sees massive outreach effort

When Orange County residents get invitations in the mail starting Thursday, March 12, to take part in the 2020 census, hundreds of local churches,...

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Former teen idol Frankie Avalon brings his hits to Laguna Woods Village
News 2 weeks ago
Former teen idol Frankie Avalon brings his hits to Laguna Woods Village

Frankie Avalon, award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee who’s career spans three generations performed for residents and guests at the...

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Nonprofit legal team fights back against evictions in L.A. County
News 2 weeks ago
Nonprofit legal team fights back against evictions in L.A. County

With dozens of people crowding the second floor hallway of the Long Beach courthouse, attorney Matthis Chiroux made an announcement that rang from...

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Highest local rents? LA, Santa Ana, Anaheim, Long Beach
News 3 weeks ago
Highest local rents? LA, Santa Ana, Anaheim, Long Beach

Despite year-over-year declines in rental costs, four Southern California cities still rank among the nation’s priciest apartment markets, a new...

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Whittier exec named city manager for La Palma
News 3 weeks ago
Whittier exec named city manager for La Palma

Whittier, which has lost five department heads and its city manager in the last year, is now losing its director of community development to the...

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Angel Stadium sale questioned in residents’ lawsuit against Anaheim
News 3 weeks ago
Angel Stadium sale questioned in residents’ lawsuit against Anaheim

Residents have filed a lawsuit challenging Anaheim’s approval of the Angel Stadium sale, doubling down on their claim rejected by the city that the...

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Frumpy Middle-aged Mom: Are you in line at Costco today?  And why?
News 3 weeks ago
Frumpy Middle-aged Mom: Are you in line at Costco today? And why?

So are you one of the people who’s standing in gruesomely long lines at Costco, buying water and toilet paper in case the coronavirus spreads? Or...

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Dunn Deal: Palisades Tennis Club owner says negotiations on lease revived
News 3 weeks ago
Dunn Deal: Palisades Tennis Club owner says negotiations on lease revived

After Palisades Tennis Club members were instructed to clean out their lockers and prepare for eviction, an 11th-hour agreement with the landlord...

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Couples take the leap (day) and get married
News 4 weeks ago
Couples take the leap (day) and get married

When Martha Hurtado and Louis Garcia decided a few weeks ago to get married on Saturday, Feb. 29, they were looking for a Saturday when friends and...

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Garden Grove declares golf course site ‘surplus land,’ readies for sale
News 1 month ago
Garden Grove declares golf course site ‘surplus land,’ readies for sale

Forced to comply with a new state law, the Garden Grove City Council this week declared the 102-acre Willowick Golf Course as “surplus land,”...

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Do new Fry’s closures signal the company’s end?
News 1 month ago
Do new Fry’s closures signal the company’s end?

Fry’s Electronics, a retail fixture in Southern California selling everything from laptop computers to Segways, is shedding stores again. The San...

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Along the Coast: Construction news about what and who is changing the landscape of OC
News 1 month ago
Along the Coast: Construction news about what and who is changing the landscape of OC

SANTA ANA HOUSING BOOM Downtown Santa Ana has gone through numerous phases since the city of Santa Ana was founded in 1886 and became the seat of...

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Fry’s Electronics in Anaheim to close March 2
News 1 month ago
Fry’s Electronics in Anaheim to close March 2

Fry’s Electronics will close its Anaheim store on March 2, according to a message the company posted on Facebook. “To all our valued customers: our...

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Photos: Amazon opens cashier-less grocery store
News 1 month ago
Photos: Amazon opens cashier-less grocery store

By Joseph Pisani, The Associated Press Amazon wants to kill the supermarket checkout line. The online retailing giant is opening its first cashier...

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Injunction stays in place on using Fairview Developmental Center in Costa Mesa to house coronavirus patients
News 1 month ago
Injunction stays in place on using Fairview Developmental Center in Costa Mesa to house coronavirus patients

A temporary restraining order will remain in place for the next week while local, state and federal officials have a court-ordered meeting to...

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Shalimar Learning Center marks 25 years help neighborhood kids succeed
News 1 month ago
Shalimar Learning Center marks 25 years help neighborhood kids succeed

Parents living in a gang-infested, under-served enclave in Costa Mesa decided 25 years ago it was time to reclaim their neighborhood. They reached...

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Laguna Woods Village plans waitlist for those wanting to lease their condo
News 1 month ago
Laguna Woods Village plans waitlist for those wanting to lease their condo

On the leasing front, Third Mutual properties are approaching full capacity. In preparation, the Laguna Woods Village condo board on Tuesday, Feb....

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Newport Beach wrong to tighten rental rules
News 1 month ago
Newport Beach wrong to tighten rental rules

Like many Orange County cities, Newport Beach likes to tout its business-friendly atmosphere. When push comes to shove, however, officials there...

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Opinion: California is the place to be — unless you need affordable housing
News 1 month ago
Opinion: California is the place to be — unless you need affordable housing

Loren Kaye, Special to CalMatters If you’re looking for a job or a healthy lifestyle, California remains a dream come true. Our economy created 3.4...

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A tenant’s best friend: Options in a commercial lease
News 1 month ago
A tenant’s best friend: Options in a commercial lease

By definition – an option is a right contained within a commercial lease that allows you to do something as the occupant. Generally, an option...

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Photos: Love letters inspire community at Cal State Fullerton Black History Month event
News 1 month ago
Photos: Love letters inspire community at Cal State Fullerton Black History Month event

Torrell Foree still remembers being a Baby Titan, unsure of his identity and purpose, until he found community on campus with the Alliance for the...

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