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ZPG reports record half-yearly financial results

Zoopla Property Group (ZPG) has announced its half-yearly financial results for the six months ended 31 March 2017, revealing profits are up 22% to £117.9 year on year compared with £96.4 million a year prior. The group, which also runs the uSwitch comparison website, Prime Location property search site and the Zoopla portal received record traffic of […]

Weekend Getaway: Hike Idyllwild with your Dog

The only way Idyllwild could be more dog-friendly is if they elected a pooch as their mayor. But what if I told you that was already true?

San Clemente ponders project to reduce pier’s pigeon population

It may not be the biggest line item you will find as you browse San Clemente’s proposed new $134.5 million city budget. But if you spend much time out on the pier, this one may catch your attention. The city is proposing to spend $375,000 to stop hundreds of pigeons from taking up residence in […]

Lakers hire Gunnar Peterson as director of strength and endurance training

The Lakers continued the restructuring of their staff on Wednesday, naming Gunnar Peterson as the team’s Director of Strength and Endurance Training. Peterson has spent nearly 30 years as a personal trainer for assorted athletes in the NBA, NHL, NFL, MLB, USTA and boxing as well as entertainers such as Sylvester Stallone and Jennifer Lopez. According […]

USC guard Shaqquan Aaron withdraws from NBA draft

Shaqquan Aaron will withdraw from the NBA draft and return to USC, Coach Andy Enfield said Wednesday, providing another boost to the resurgent program. Aaron initially filed paperwork to enter the draft, though did not hire an agent, a step that allowed him to retain his college eligibility and return to the Trojans. Wednesday night […]

Hillcrest Park fountain, great lawn to be restored as part of $3.9 million project

Fullerton is revamping the front door of its oldest park and adding another way in. A few days after unveiling a $1.6 million, 467-step pine forest stairway connecting the 38-acre Hillcrest Park to Lions Field, the City Council approved a $3.9 million project that will restore the Hillcrest’s fountain and great lawn. Hillcrest Park has […]

Metropolis junk shop on La Brea is struggling to stay in business

Mounting debts threaten to close the quirky scrapyard A drive past South La Brea Avenue and First Street usually comes accompanied with a double take and a few questions. Did I just see a giant Colonel Sanders head resting in a clawfoot...Show More Summary

Disney opens Pandora – The Land of Avatar at Walt Disney World

Six years in the making, Pandora – The Land of Avatar, opened at Walt Disney World Wednesday, May 24. The new land, featuring two new rides, a restaurant and immersive entertainment, is based on the movie “Avatar,” one of the most successful films ever released. When Disney announced six years ago it had made a […]

Michael Andretti hoping his Indy 500 six-pack leads to victory lane

INDIANAPOLIS — Michael Andretti’s busiest month could turn into his best Indianapolis show. He has four cars in the front three rows of Sunday’s Indianapolis 500. Two of those drivers — the defending race champion, Alexander Rossi, and this year’s highest-profile rookie, Fernando Alonso — avoided getting sidetracked by sideshows. Andretti’s own son, Marco, thrived […]

San Clemente’s Lucas Yoder Wins Gold Medal at USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Championships

USC senior Lucas Yoder of San Clemente teamed with UC Irvine’s Michael Saeta to win the gold medal at the inaugural USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Championships on Saturday, May 13, at the Hermosa Beach Pier. Yoder/Saeta defeated UCLA’s Jackson Bantle and Hagen Smith in the final, 21-16, 21-13, to earn a spot on the USA […]

Longtime Laguna Woods councilman Bert Hack announces resignation

After serving on the Laguna Woods City Council for more than 18 years, City Councilman Bert Hack has announced his resignation due to health reasons. “It is with regret and due to health reasons, that I am resigning my position on the city council,” Hack said in a release from the city on Tuesday, May […]

Angels Notes: Alex Meyer expecting a short stay on the disabled list with back spasms

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The latest injury to the Angels rotation comes with a more positive outlook. Although it may come as little consolation to Angels fans who have heard optimistic words before, both Alex Meyer and Manager Mike Scioscia said Wednesday they are hoping that Meyer will spend the minimum time on the 10-day […]

Majestic Craftsman in Glendale asks $3.4M

It’s known as the Toll House This stately Craftsman in Glendale is looking for a very lucky new owner. The seven-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath home was built in 1913 and appears to have been immaculately maintained over the last 104 years. The home was designed by architect Charles E. Show More Summary

NAR politics, Instant Offers and a noisy week in real estate

NAR’s midyear meetings took place in Washington, D.C., last week. I was just finishing up a recap when two other big stories dropped. Credit unions are buying brokerages and bundling services -- and that other story you may have heard about: Zillow isn't a broker but its toes are deeper in the transaction...

5 cool prefab houses you can order right now

Prefabulous! From early-20th-century Sears Catalog Homes to housing experiments by French modernist Jean Prouvé, prefab construction—that is, assembling a structure from components produced off-site—has had a rich, long history. Today,...Show More Summary

Grammy Award-nominated R&B singer stars in ‘The Bodyguard: The Musical’ in Costa Mesa

“Same Script, Different Cast” could be considered a serendipitous song title for R&B singers Deborah Cox and Whitney Houston’s 2000 duet single. Grammy Award-nominated singer and Broadway star Cox is currently playing the lead role in “The Bodyguard: The Musical” – the same role Houston played in the 1992 hit film of the same name. […]

Editors’ Pick: Ambrosia Scents

Editors’ Pick Sam Esqiuvel: Ambrosia Scents have created a scent diffuser that requires no wax, no heat and no fire. Living with a firefighter, candles, as you can imagine are a no-go in our home (it also doesn’t help I forget about the candles I’ve lit). After trying this item, I was rather impressed. I […]

LAFC to build new training site on campus of Cal State Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Football Club announced plans to establish a soccer training facility on the campus of Cal State L.A. Plans for the MLS expansion franchise’s new facility were approved Wednesday by the Cal State University Board of Trustees. The plans call for LAFC to invest $30 million to renovate the stadium field and construct […]

Spotlight winners take stage at Walt Disney Concert Hall

Fourteen dancers, musicians and actors ages 14-18 took the Walt Disney Concert Hall stage one by one May 23 to perform before a crowd of thousands. They had recently been named grand finalists as part of The Music Center’s 29th annual Spotlight Awards and this was their chance to show why they deserved to be there. […]

Human Options raises $678,000 at Fun Gala in Newport Beach

Human Options, an Orange-County based nonprofit dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence, hosted their 2017 Serious Fun Gala on May 20 at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach. The event brought together more than 375 influential community leaders honoring their work to break the cycle of domestic violence, provide critical programs and services to victims, […]

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