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Gov. Newsom talks housing with California mayors, ‘can’t promise’ not to sue another city
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Gov. Newsom talks housing with California mayors, ‘can’t promise’ not to sue another city

Since his swearing in just over a month ago, Gov. Gavin Newsom has made no secret of his intent to buckle down on California’s housing crisis. He...

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Will Disney ever build a ‘Black Panther’ Wakanda theme park land?
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Will Disney ever build a ‘Black Panther’ Wakanda theme park land?

If “Black Panther” wins the Academy Award for best picture this weekend, I wish the producers behind the Marvel super hero movie would celebrate...

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3 cities violated Brown Act to buy 2,500-acre Tres Hermanos Ranch, lawsuit alleges
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3 cities violated Brown Act to buy 2,500-acre Tres Hermanos Ranch, lawsuit alleges

The developer behind a proposed solar project on the 2,500-acre Tres Hermanos Ranch is suing its new owners, alleging the three cities violated the...

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Humbug holidays: US retail sales drop 1.2% in December, worst since 2009
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Humbug holidays: US retail sales drop 1.2% in December, worst since 2009

By Paul Wiseman and Anne D’Innocenzio, The Associated Press U.S. retail sales fell in December, posting the biggest drop since September 2009 and...

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Provident Savings Bank to shutter mortgage banking arm, cut 133 jobs
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Provident Savings Bank to shutter mortgage banking arm, cut 133 jobs

Provident Savings Bank, the largest community bank in Riverside County, is discontinuing its mortgage banking operation, the company said in a...

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Laguna Woods Social Services adds hospital liaison to busy department
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Laguna Woods Social Services adds hospital liaison to busy department

A fresh face joining the assistant services team is Dustin Arbuckle, a social worker at MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center, who will be serving...

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Housing may replace the former Endevco site in San Juan Capistrano
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Housing may replace the former Endevco site in San Juan Capistrano

Closed for more than five years, a former industrial site on San Juan Capistrano’s northern tip may get a new life as a housing project. The San...

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Clippers’ Natalie Nakase building her résumé with goal of being an NBA head coach
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Clippers’ Natalie Nakase building her résumé with goal of being an NBA head coach

Clippers player development coach Natalie Nakase works with former Clippers center Boban Marjanovic before a game against the Atlanta Hawks last...

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Appeal of 2525 N. Main St. apartment project back at next Santa Ana council meeting
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Appeal of 2525 N. Main St. apartment project back at next Santa Ana council meeting

The developer of a large apartment complex that would be across the street from the Discovery Cube is hoping Santa Ana’s City Council will be more...

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Opinion split on proposed 260-condo urban village planned for Newport’s Koll Center
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Opinion split on proposed 260-condo urban village planned for Newport’s Koll Center

NEWPORT BEACH — Residents appear split in their opinion of a high-rise urban project planned for an office park near John Wayne Airport. Complete...

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Diamond Bar, Chino Hills to buy share of Tres Hermanos Ranch, ending years of fighting
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Diamond Bar, Chino Hills to buy share of Tres Hermanos Ranch, ending years of fighting

Ending three years of legal battles and subterfuge over one of the largest remaining open spaces in Southern California, Diamond Bar and Chino...

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Split roll will only make California less attractive to businesses
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Split roll will only make California less attractive to businesses

California might be about to undermine the best argument it has to attract new business and jobs. A ballot initiative has qualified to eliminate...

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South Bay History: The Meistrell brothers turn Redondo Beach’s Dive N’ Surf into a water sports mecca
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South Bay History: The Meistrell brothers turn Redondo Beach’s Dive N’ Surf into a water sports mecca

The history of Redondo Beach’s longest-lived diving and surf shop hinges on the Meistrells, twin brothers Bob and Bill, whose numerous aquatic...

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Along the Coast: Martin A. Brower’s Real Estate news
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Along the Coast: Martin A. Brower’s Real Estate news

SAMUELIS EXPAND OC REACH Billionaire Henry Samueli, one of the founders of the high-tech firm Broadcom and a local philanthropist, is about to...

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California businesses should reject efforts leveraging threat of split roll for other tax hikes
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California businesses should reject efforts leveraging threat of split roll for other tax hikes

Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to make a deal for tax reform in California. Perhaps echoing his campaign slogan, “Courage, for a change,” he told...

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Allen Buchanan: 5 random commercial real estate thoughts
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Allen Buchanan: 5 random commercial real estate thoughts

Every now and then, it’s fun to empty the inbox of my consciousness and share with you some disparate thoughts circling my brain. So, in no...

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Gentrification is failing in Los Angeles
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Gentrification is failing in Los Angeles

If Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti runs for president, he will no doubt point to the high-rises that have transformed downtown L.A. into something...

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Gov. Gavin Newsom says California to sue Huntington Beach over affordable housing
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Gov. Gavin Newsom says California to sue Huntington Beach over affordable housing

The state is accusing the city of Huntington Beach of deliberately blocking affordable housing in what’s described as a first-of-its-kind lawsuit...

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No rent money? No problem. Property management firm gives furloughed federal workers a break
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No rent money? No problem. Property management firm gives furloughed federal workers a break

Rachel Lopez of La Puente spent up a storm on Christmas gifts before the bad news came: She’d be furloughed. A month later, with no end in sight to...

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6 tips to make your home look as good as a vacation rental
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6 tips to make your home look as good as a vacation rental

How would you list your own home as a vacation rental? “Run-of-the-mill tract home with lackluster landscape and chockful of clutter” isn’t going...

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Anaheim’s Ducks, Angels could anchor sprawling entertainment complex of businesses, homes
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Anaheim’s Ducks, Angels could anchor sprawling entertainment complex of businesses, homes

The parent company of the Anaheim Ducks owner has spent more than $170 million since 2015 amassing properties around Honda Center that could...

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Own a Sears card? Here’s what happens if/when the retailer closes for good
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Own a Sears card? Here’s what happens if/when the retailer closes for good

By Robin Saks Frankel, Bankrate.com When a store leaves town — a scene that has played out thousands of times in recent years — it doesn’t take...

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Is Weedmaps legal? Service lists unlicensed pot shops, raising questions that could touch many tech companies
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Is Weedmaps legal? Service lists unlicensed pot shops, raising questions that could touch many tech companies

It’s been eleven months since California cannabis officials told Weedmaps, the popular online directory that helps consumers find marijuana shops,...

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Status Update: Assisted living community debuts in Aliso Viejo in February
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Status Update: Assisted living community debuts in Aliso Viejo in February

Belmont Village Aliso Viejo opens Feb. 9 in Aliso Viejo, the 13th community of its kind developed by parent company Belmont Village Senior Living....

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For homebound seniors, nutritious Meals on Wheels; for developmentally disabled adults who deliver them, a sense of purpose
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For homebound seniors, nutritious Meals on Wheels; for developmentally disabled adults who deliver them, a sense of purpose

Gunars Bundza wants the volunteers who deliver meals every weekday to his second-floor apartment to know how much he appreciates it. He is 87 and...

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Landlord rents $1,500 studio to two cats, Louise and Tina
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Landlord rents $1,500 studio to two cats, Louise and Tina

Louise, one of two cats, sits in a scratching post in David Callisch’s studio behind his home in San Jose, Calif., on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. The...

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Real estate news: Santa Ana Unified buys building near JWA for future charter school
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Real estate news: Santa Ana Unified buys building near JWA for future charter school

Tustin-based Ramser Development Co. has bought Lockaway Storage in Castro Valley, a residential community in the eastern region of the Bay Area....

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Laguna Woods Village clarifies rules on storage rooms, adds stop to bus route
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Laguna Woods Village clarifies rules on storage rooms, adds stop to bus route

The Laguna Woods Third Mutual board on Tuesday, Jan. 15, passed a resolution to further clarify the LH-21 building storage room rules. The...

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A lot of big-money promises: Newsom’s housing budget explained
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A lot of big-money promises: Newsom’s housing budget explained

No wonder Gov. Gavin Newsom dropped those hints last week about an upcoming “Marshall Plan” for affordable housing. Sure, he’d made ambitious...

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Cauldron Ice Cream brings its Puffle cone, Fluffypuff sandwich to new Irvine shop
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Cauldron Ice Cream brings its Puffle cone, Fluffypuff sandwich to new Irvine shop

Cauldron Ice Cream is expanding in Orange County, adding its second shop in Irvine. The location, at 14001 Jeffrey Road in the Cypress Village...

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