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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Should You Move or Remodel?

When your house no longer suits you, you can move or remodel. Find out which big change is the right investment of your housing dollars. Just about everything else—remodeling costs, the hassle of living in a construction zone, or the ability to live happily without one more bathroom–is a personal preference. After all, your home …

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Orange County Information

Looking for the phone number for a utility company? Perhaps searching for local schools? I now have a comprehensive page on this blog which includes all types of information in Orange County, after getting tired of frequently searching for needed information.  You may view it by clicking on the tab “Orange County Info.”

Balboa and Newport Beach’s buildings in the past

Balboa’s main-street and Newport Beach both look so different now than it did in the past.  Jeff  Delaney had several pictures and descriptions of the area in his book, Newport Beach, which I found quite interesting to browse through.  These pictures are from the 1910s: In 1911, the Netherlands Apartments (middle left) were built in …

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