Preliminary Plans for 5,000 Homes Around the OC Great Park Okayed

The plan submitted by the Aliso Viejo-based developer has parks, shopping areas, trails, a school, police substation and other aspects. IRVINE — Plans for nearly 5,000 new homes ringing the Orange County Great Park won preliminary approval from a divided City Council last week. Irvine officials voted 3 to 2 on Tuesday night to OK …

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Extra Dog Time on Beach

“Newport Beach dogs could get an extra 90 minutes of beach time following a 3-2 vote Tuesday at the Parks, Beaches and Recreation Commission meeting. Dog lovers turned up in force to testify, some asking for even fewer restrictions on the hours they can walk their dogs on the beaches. “What a lot of people …

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