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Grand jury reports some county agencies far behind in follow-up duties

If you’re behind on some paperwork, at least you’re likely still way ahead of the governmental agencies the Orange County grand jury says are so out of compliance that they violate law. In a new report, the grand jury states 15 percent of respondents to its inquiries were late and needed reminder letters. A whopping 20 […]

Elm Street Technology scoops up real estate tech provider Consolidated Knowledge

Elm Street Technology (EST) has another acquisition to add to its list -- residential real estate industry technology platform Consolidated Knowledge. Elm Street says the purchase is part of an "ongoing effort" to consolidate the real estate industry's leading technology and marketing providers...

Corky Carroll: Think sharks are scary? You don’t wanna see a mega-octopus

I have been getting bombarded by people asking me what the deal is with the huge increase in local shark sightings and bitings recently. It is really hard to ignore the fact that they are here and have invited their friends and families to come hang out and check out the beautiful Southern California coastline […]

O.C. offers top-quality dance and theater training for kids this summer

Parents no longer have to trek to L.A. to enable young performers to work with seasoned pros.

Bright East Hollywood Craftsman asks $899K

It looks a lot better than it did when it last sold Behind its colorful exterior, this Craftsman house holds a subtly lovely interior. The house is located just around the block from the Melrose Hill Historic District in East Hollywood,...Show More Summary

May Sponsor Showcase, Round 2

Thank you to our May sponsors… Remzy connects brokers and agents with off market homeowners. It’s time agents addressed the inventory supply problem and created a reliable and credible way to reach out to an off market homeowners. Remzy sends your offer or inquiry via FedEx and provides online and offline ways for the homeowner to contact you. Show More Summary

Oakland hunting cabin turned contemporary home asks $988,000

East Bay hills home nestled in the trees Originally built in the early 1900s as a hunting cabin for San Franciscans seeking an escape to the Oakland hills, local modernist architect Wesley Fator transformed 6906 Chambers into a midcentury gem in the 1950s. Show More Summary

Scott Turow takes readers deep into Bosnia war crimes case with ‘Testimony’

In “Testimony,” author Scott Turow leaves Kindle County, the fictional home of nearly all of his novels, to place his hero at the International Criminal Court in the Netherlands on a case involving a genocide in Bosnia in which a small refugee camp of Roma, or Gypsies, was wiped off the map in the aftermath […]

What’s closed, open on Memorial Day 2017 in Orange County

To help you plan your holiday weekend, we put together a guide of openings and closings on Memorial Day.

Serious investment money coming to cannabis industry

A Beverly Hills-based firm says that over the next 12 months it will invest at least $100 million into legal cannabis ventures in California. StarGreen Capital plans to spread that $100 million between 15 to 25 startup or growing marijuana businesses, according to firm CEO Paul Daneshrad. The goal is to help those companies overcome […]

Ikea’s new Stunsig collection is aimed at the young and fashionable

The limited edition collection will be available in stores in June Ikea’s new limited edition line of playfully patterned home goods arrives just in time for summer. Combining colorful and edgy prints like cartoons, creatures, florals,...Show More Summary

HomeZada’s home management app could be the perfect closing gift

HomeZada gives homeowners a new look into the financial commitment of owning a home....

Taco Bell’s future: 9,000 restaurants, $15 billion in sales — and nacho fries (EMBARGO 2PM 5/25)

  Boasting a brand that creates culture with its whimsical spin on Mexican food, Irvine-based Taco Bell said Thursday it plans to reach $15 billion in sales with 9,000 global stores by 2022. That’s roughly 2,350 more restaurants in five years, the company said during an investor and analyst meeting held at its Irvine headquarters. […]

Editor’s Letter: Find your moment in the sun

My summer technically began on Mother’s Day weekend, when my 8-year-old son Ben became convinced his dad and I were trying to bore him to death. “What? No TV? No video games?” Ben was slack-jawed to realize that we’d driven four hours through traffic only to arrive at a place where a big screen didn’t […]

Robin of TV’s “Batman” will lead the Strawberry Festival, which starts Friday

GARDEN GROVE – Holy strawberries, Batman! The 59th Annual Strawberry Festival kicks off Friday, May 26, in downtown Garden Grove, a four-day fair that honors central Orange County’s farming history, highlights local and national celebrities, raises money for nonprofits, and typically attracts 300,000 people over the Memorial Day weekend. Show More Summary

Check out Fountain Bowl’s Summerfest carnival ride offer

Summerfest, the city’s annual four-day summer celebration, is less than a month away, but it’s not too early to start making plans for the event. The four-day party is set for June 22-25 at the Fountain Valley Sports Park. You’ll have an opportunity to experience great food, entertainment, fun carnival rides, the FV Classic Car […]

Heston bio returns star of ‘Ben-Hur’ to epic stature

Talk about your movie miracles: As a struggling stage actor Charlton Heston was down to posing nude for art classes to pay his rent in New York. Thirteen years later, he was posing with an Academy Award for “Ben-Hur” (1959), in which he played a man twice saved by Christ. Heston had felt God’s grace […]

Motorsports: Ron Hornaday Jr. becomes first from Southern California in NASCAR Hall of Fame

It took nine elections, but Southern California is finally represented in the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Ron Hornaday Jr., who put Palmdale on the racing map, was among the five newest members announced Wednesday. In addition to Hornaday, the newest Hall of Fame members include Cup engine builder and owner Robert Yates, three-time Cup championship […]

Would charging fees for Instant Offers make Zillow a broker?

For years, Zillow has promised not to become a real estate broker, and the company says that it still has no plans to do so -- Instant Offers doesn't represent buyers or sellers, nor does Zillow hold active broker licenses in Nevada or Florida. Show More Summary

Elizabeth Segerstrom hosts high society for NYC screening of Segerstrom documentary

OC and NYC high society mingled at an event Elizabeth Segerstrom hosted in the Big Apple to honor her late husband Henry T. Segerstrom, the man who led his family’s efforts to create and define contemporary Orange County. The stunningly stylish soirée drew an eclectic mix of philanthropists, diplomats, publishers, filmmakers, dancers, artists, and global […]

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