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Placentia Police Department replacing outdated software system that officials said takes time from patrolling

Placentia will spend up to $592,200 to replace outdated software for the Police Department, which officials said will significantly reduce workloads and keep more officers on the streets. The City Council recently approved a five-year contract for the Mark43 system. Show More Summary

OCVarsity’s 2017 football team previews: Anaheim, Century, Katella, Magnolia, Santa Ana Valley, Savanna

OCVarsity Kickoff 2017: The Register has put together its annual preview for the upcoming high school football season. In the coming days we’ll have previews online of every team and league in Orange County, plus much more, including our O.C. Hot 150 rankings of the top players in the county. ORANGE LEAGUE (OC Varsity’s rating […]

Charges filed against 2 men who each are accused of killing their mothers

Murder charges were filed Wednesday, Aug. 16, against two men suspected of killing their mothers following family disputes – one by strangulation in Orange, and the other by a stabbing in Fullerton. Each suspect was being held in lieu of $1 million and was scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, Aug. 16. On Monday, Aug. […]

Home prices hit new peak in ‘extremely competitive buying season’

The housing market saw a series of ups and downs in Q2 2017, the majority of which were largely driven by low inventory unable to meet the demand of would-be buyers. This imbalance drove home prices to rise 6.2 percent, easily eclipsing the previous Q3 2016 peak of $241,300. Show More Summary

Ladera Ranch homebuying jumps 12% in first half

In 2017’s first six months, the Ladera Ranch housing market looked strong. CoreLogic statistics for the first half of 2017, compared with the same period a year earlier, show these trends for Ladera Ranch … 1. 550 homes sold this year vs. 489 a year ago. 2. That’s a sales gain of 12.5 percent vs. […]

Retired weatherman Johnny Mountain lists his Wallace Neff classic in Pasadena

A Wallace Neff-designed home owned by retired weathercaster Johnny Mountain and his wife, Martha, is for sale in Pasadena for $3.749 million. Set along a stretch known as Millionaire’s Row, the Mediterranean Mission-style house was built in 1927 for Neff’s own parents, Edwin Neff and Nettie McNally....

MID ‘a wasteful use of federal resources,’ says housing group

How can the United States tackle the increasingly problematic issue of homelessness and housing poverty? The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) thinks that reforming the mortgage interest deduction (MID) is the way to move forward. But it's going to have to lobby against the National Association of Realtors (NAR)...

San Clemente news briefs: Paul Walker memorial revisited, La Pata speed limits, toll road hike, more

Pioneering local families reunite While multitudes were on Avenida Del Mar on Sunday, Aug. 13 for the  San Clemente Fiesta Music Festival, two of San Clemente’s pioneering families held a reunion at the city’s oldest park, Max Berg Plaza Park. About 65 people from the Divel and Driscoll families gathered, said Jane Divel Nichols, now […]

Number of SF building permits up, but not by much

Even San Jose is building more relative to its previous yearly average The good news: San Francisco will issue far more building permits than usual this year. But determining whether or not that amount of entitled construction is enough...Show More Summary

11 creative ways cities are making space for artists

Smart ways cities can invest in their artists Artists have often been in a bind when it comes to finding space to thrive in cities. Access to culture can both improves neighborhoods and property values, creating a system where the creative class becomes victims of its own success. Show More Summary

LA apartment rentals: What $1,500 rents you right now

This East Hollywood studio has exposed brick, granite counters, new appliances, hardwood floors, and ceiling fans to compensate for its lack of reserved parking. It rents for $1,425. Just south of Venice Boulevard in Mid-City, this one-bedroom...Show More Summary

LA County will pay homeowners to build granny flats for the homeless

It’s part of a pilot program seeking to address the growing homelessness crisis A new Los Angeles County pilot program aimed at curbing the region’s spiking level of homelessness will connect a handful of homeowners with necessary resources...Show More Summary

Sam Hunt and Maren Morris bring good-time vibes to the Greek

Sam Hunt and Maren Morris are undoubtedly two of the hottest young-and-rising stars on country radio today. Each artist only has one major label album to his or her credit – Hunt released “Montevallo” in 2014 and Morris put out “Hero” in 2016 – however, between them they’ve had nearly a dozen radio hits. Out […]

The Inman Files: Can NAR and C21 reckon with ghosts of the past?

I had a “suite meet” with new NAR CEO Bob Goldberg when I attended the trade group’s fat cat (leadership) gathering in Chicago this week. The affable new chief executive manages thousands of volunteers, a $380 million operating budget for 2018 and a sprawling team of lobbyists, educators, publicists and event planners...

Chihuahua mix Pippi is looking for a loving forever home

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Trump disbands 2 business councils as CEOs resign in wake of Charlottesville

President Donald Trump's was forced to shut down his major business advisory councils after corporate leaders repudiated his comments on the violence in Charlottesville this weekend.

Solar eclipse: 8 best places to view it in the East Bay

You won’t want to miss this celestial event On August 21 a total solar eclipse will move over the U.S. for the first time in nearly 40 years. While not every everyone will be lucky enough to see the phenomenon in its totality—only 14...Show More Summary

10 stellar observatories and planetariums in the U.S.

Architecture built for the stars In just a few days, the United States will take center stage for a unique astronomical phenomenon: A solar eclipse will travel across the entire country for the first time since 1918. The celestial hype...Show More Summary

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