Commission to Discuss Fire Rings at Feb. 7 Meeting

The future of Newport Beach’s 60 beach fire rings once again will come up for discussion at a Feb. 7 meeting of the Parks, Beaches and Recreation Commission. No agenda has been posted for the meeting and is expected to be available on Friday. But a public notice mailed to residents who live near the …

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California targets property-tax payers

Beginning with the 2012 tax bill (due in April 2013), the state Franchise Tax Board will require property owners to break down their property taxes into deductible and non-deductible portions. As many as 5 million California property-tax payers who have been taking the entire amount they pay off their state income taxes could see a …

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New entryway for Corona del Mar?

Corona del Mar may soon have a new entrance into the city, at MacArthur Boulevard and East Coast Highway.  The plans could include an extra-wide sidewalk, planted palm trees, and low walls for seating.    According to Corona del Mar Today’s article on the topic, “Members of the Corona del Mar Citizens Advisory Panel voted …

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Four ways online real estate valuations fail

Q: Knowing that I would be selling my home, I have been following price ranges for comparable properties to my home on a couple of major real estate websites. Now that I am ready to list, all the agents I’ve talked to say that the websites are so out of line that their recommendations are …

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