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NEWPORT BEACH - The Cove, a new cluster of shops at 410 West Coast Highway between Dover Drive and the Balboa Bay Club, is having an open house with wine and cheese from 6 to 9 tonight. The area languished for years after the collapse of plans for a boutique mall. Residents are invited to explore nine stores selling home furnishings, clothing, antiques and more. A blighted row of empty storefronts on West Coast Highway has been transformed with nine boutique shops. COURTESY THE COVE Next door to The Cove, a large swath of property remains vacant, and a developer... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2010 at Newport Beach Lifestyle Real Estate
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP)—Don Meredith, one of the most recognizable figures of the early Dallas Cowboys and an original member of ABC’s “Monday Night Football” broadcast team, died Sunday. He was 72. Meredith’s wife, Susan, told The Associated Press on Monday her husband died in Santa Fe after suffering a brain hemorrhage and lapsing into a coma. She says a private graveside ceremony is being planned and that family members were traveling to Santa Fe. “He was the best there was,” she said, describing him as kind, warm and funny. “We lost a good one.” http://info.yahoo.com/relevantads/" target="_blank"> Meredith played for the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2010 at Newport Beach Lifestyle Real Estate
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Posted Nov 29, 2010 at Newport Beach Lifestyle Real Estate
The Story of Stuff Project has released a new animated movie, The Story of Electronics. Hosted by Annie Leonard, the creator of the hit viral video The Story of Stuff, the film takes on the electronics industry and e-Waste. The movie champions product take back to spur companies to make less toxic, more easily recyclable and longer lasting products. The movie is co-produced with the Electronics TakeBack Coalition – a national partnership of over 30 environmental and public health organizations—and Free Range Studios. Last year, the Story of Cap and Trade, from the makers of “The Story of Stuff,” got... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2010 at Newport Beach Lifestyle Real Estate
The Story of Stuff Project has released a new animated movie, The Story of Electronics. Hosted by Annie Leonard, the creator of the hit viral video The Story of Stuff, the film takes on the electronics industry and e-Waste. The movie champions product take back to spur companies to make less toxic, more easily recyclable and longer lasting products. The movie is co-produced with the Electronics TakeBack Coalition – a national partnership of over 30 environmental and public health organizations—and Free Range Studios. Last year, the Story of Cap and Trade, from the makers of “The Story of Stuff,” got... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2010 at Newport Beach Lifestyle Real Estate
THE G-SHIRT | OUR CAUSE | OUR COMPANY | PARTNER WITH E3 | CONTACT US | HOME What makes our shirts the greenest? - Certified 100% organic cotton - Meets the Global organic fiber standards - Garment dyed with low-impact reactive dyes - Fully pre-shrunk in the dye process - Sewn in the US in a sweatshop-free environment - Printed with REHANCE apparel technology - No hazardous PVCs or phthalates - Print is part of the fabric and breathable - Only biodegradeable detergents used; no optical brighteners or chlorine bleach E3 EarthWear believes that the G-Shirt, as a universal medium... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2010 at Newport Beach Lifestyle Real Estate
Hundreds are expected to come out for Etnies Skatepark Fall Classic 2010 on Saturday. Warm-ups start at 9 a.m. and the contests start at 10:30 a.m. Best Trick gets $100. Etnies Skatepark will host hundreds of skaters for the Fall Classic 2010 on Saturday. TEXT BY ERIKA I. RITCHIE, PHOTO COURTESY OF NICK GATES MORE PHOTOS » More from Lake Forest Rescue group holds fundraiser and open house Girl's death inspires parents to serve others Special ed teacher comes full circle with student Categories include Minis - 8 and under, Groms - 9 to 12 years, Shredders - 13 -... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2010 at Newport Beach Lifestyle Real Estate
As more and more Americans go green, environmentally sustainable innovations are translating into big bucks for entrepreneurs. Sure, going green feels great, but these five eco trailblazers are living proof that green business can also mean money in the bank, not to mention a lighter footprint for all. Green moving with Spencer Brown Five years ago, product designer Spencer Brown was stunned after spending more than $800 on cardboard boxes and packing material to move his home office. After the move was finished, he was stuck with nothing but a pile of trash. After being turned away from a recycling... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2010 at Newport Beach Lifestyle Real Estate
Jeff Divine/The Surfer's Journal Tipped off by his brother, Philip Hoffman helped begin a surfing boom in Hawaii in the 1950s. By MATT HIGGINS Published: November 22, 2010 Recommend Twitter Sign In to E-Mail Print Reprints ShareClose Linkedin Digg Mixx MySpace Yahoo! Buzz Permalink Philip Hoffman, whose pioneering big-wave riding in Hawaii in the 1950s charted the way for surfing pilgrimages to Oahu’s North Shore from around the world, died on Nov. 10 in Mission Viejo, Calif. He was 80. The cause was complications of pulmonary fibrosis, said his younger brother, Walter, now the surviving owner of Hoffman California Fabrics,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2010 at Newport Beach Lifestyle Real Estate
By STEPHEN GANDEL Stephen Gandel – Trevor Douglas, 54, may soon lose his Orlando house. Sure, Douglas hasn't paid his mortgage in more than two years, which is what a Bank of America spokesperson tells me "is important to remember." It is. Still, if it happens, I will feel partially responsible. I helped push Douglas closer to eviction. Like many other home loans, Douglas' IOU was bought and sold numerous times and finally packed into a bond. So when his foreclosure notice finally arrived, the entity trying to kick him out was one he had never heard of, something called... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2010 at Newport Beach Lifestyle Real Estate
By JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press Justin Pritchard, Associated Press – Mon Nov 22, 1:56 am ET LOS ANGELES – Drinking glasses depicting comic book and movie characters such as Superman, Wonder Woman and the Tin Man from "The Wizard of Oz" exceed federal limits for lead in children's products by up to 1,000 times, according to laboratory testing commissioned by The Associated Press. The decorative enamel on the superhero and Oz sets — made in China and purchased at a Warner Brothers Studios store in Burbank — contained between 16 percent and 30.2 percent lead. The federal limit on children's... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2010 at Newport Beach Lifestyle Real Estate
Thomas M Abercrombie http://tomabercrombie.posterous.com Posted via email from eWaste Disposal and Recycling Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2010 at Newport Beach Lifestyle Real Estate
By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times la-me-poll-environment-20101120 California's Latino and Asian voters are significantly more concerned about core environmental issues, including global warming, air pollution and contamination of soil and water, than white voters, according to the latest Los Angeles Times/USC poll. For example, 50% of Latinos and 46% of Asians who responded to the poll said they personally worry a great deal about global warming, compared with 27% of whites. Two-thirds of Latinos and 51% of Asians polled said they worry a great deal about air pollution, compared with 31% of whites. Similarly, 85% of Latinos and 79% of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2010 at Newport Beach Lifestyle Real Estate
Redstone Plaza: 22.3% vacant/CoStar Group photo (UPDATE 11/19 9 a.m.: Ownership clarified to reflect PNC Realty Investors’ majority stake in partnership that controlled these properties.) Five Orange County office complexes — 11 structures in all — owned by a partnership of PNC Realty Investors and Bixby Land Co. bought with great fanfare in the spring of 2007 have fallen on hard times. PNC/Bixby paid Maguire Properties $345 million for the portfolio in May 2007, buying at the height of an overheated commercial property boom that’s since fizzled. (Click on the photos to enlarge and see details about each property!) 1201... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2010 at Newport Beach Lifestyle Real Estate
http://surfshop.wavetribe.com/ Posted via email from eWaste Disposal and Recycling Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2010 at Newport Beach Lifestyle Real Estate
Like many other common verbs, haber is used to form a variety of idioms. As phrases whose meanings don't depend on the literal meanings of the individual words, idioms can be somewhat challenging to learn. But they are a necessary part of language, and some of them using haber express everyday concepts and are used often. Following are the most common idioms using haber. For other usages of haber, see lessons on its use as an auxiliary verb and as a translation for "there is" or there are." Also note that the conjugation of haber is highly irregular. haber (in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2010 at Newport Beach Lifestyle Real Estate
By TED LERNER Down a narrow, muddy lane that cuts through a poor village near the center of General Santos City in the southern Philippines, former boxer Rolando Navarrete plows through his daily routine. Broke and living alone in a house made of concrete breeze blocks, the former junior lightweight champion of the world—who once was this country's most popular athlete—stands on the dirt floor, shirtless and wearing boxing trunks and rubber slippers, and relentlessly pounds his calloused fists into a taped-up and worn heavy bag. Mr. Navarrete hasn't fought since retiring in 1991, but for up to seven hours... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2010 at Newport Beach Lifestyle Real Estate
By TED LERNER Down a narrow, muddy lane that cuts through a poor village near the center of General Santos City in the southern Philippines, former boxer Rolando Navarrete plows through his daily routine. Broke and living alone in a house made of concrete breeze blocks, the former junior lightweight champion of the world—who once was this country's most popular athlete—stands on the dirt floor, shirtless and wearing boxing trunks and rubber slippers, and relentlessly pounds his calloused fists into a taped-up and worn heavy bag. Mr. Navarrete hasn't fought since retiring in 1991, but for up to seven hours... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2010 at Newport Beach Lifestyle Real Estate
Yael Pincus for The Wall Street Journal Nine miles of sandy, pristine shoreline borders Tel Aviv, with a pedestrian promenade and colorful power-walk to rival Venice Beach's. People who live in Tel Aviv speak of their city as a "bubble," an urban refuge where the chaos, conflict and politics of the rest of Israel seemingly belong to another people in another place at another time. There's a good deal of truth to this metaphor. Blessed with nine blue-sky months and nearly nine miles of aquamarine coastline, Tel Aviv feels like a Middle Eastern Miami—all white-washed architecture, boogie-boarding beach bums and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2010 at Newport Beach Lifestyle Real Estate
While everybody’s all for cutting the deficit, agreement on who should pay — in one form or another — will be tricky. Opinions vary even within industries. Commission's Erskine Bowles, left, Alan Simpson (AP) Just-released summaries of deficit-slashing recommendations from the bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform seemingly have three critical impacts for real estate: Shrink or end the mortgage deduction A 15-cent-per-gallon gasoline tax to fund new infrastructure programs. Raising taxes on dividends, which could curb the appeal of some income-producing assets such as commercial real estate investments. As you’d expect, reaction from real estate interest is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2010 at Newport Beach Lifestyle Real Estate
Allan Gardner takes his dog to the VA hospital every week to cheer patients. Last weekend, he did even more. By Steve Lopez Allan Gardner, an 84-year-old World War II veteran from West Los Angeles, wanted to do something a little extra to help celebrate Veterans Day this year. Not that he hadn't already done plenty for those who served. Gardner has been on a 12-year tour of duty as a volunteer at the VA's West Los Angeles Medical Center, making weekly visits with his dog, G.G. (as in Good Girl). The former sailor and his standard poodle try to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2010 at Newport Beach Lifestyle Real Estate
Why people prefer certain foods over others depends largely on a combination of taste and texture. While taste sensations are fairly well understood, scientists are just beginning to unravel the mystery of food texture. View Full Image F. Martin Ramin for The Wall Street Journal Starch is added to many foods like pudding, ice cream and chocolate to make them more palatable. Now, researchers at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia have found that an enzyme in saliva called amylase, which breaks down starch into liquid, could play a key role in determining the appeal of various textures of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2010 at Newport Beach Lifestyle Real Estate
Sent from my iPad Begin forwarded message: From: Laird Hayes <laird@Neptune.net> Date: November 8, 2010 7:51:09 AM PST Subject: A RARE SITE - cool animal mommy story A giant farm dog and a tiny piglet cuddle up as if they were family after the baby runt was dismissed by its own mother. Surrogate mum Katjinga, an eight-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback, took on motherly duties for grunter Paulinchen - a tiny pot-bellied pig - and seems to be taking the adoption in her stride. Lonely Paulinchen was luckily discovered minutes from death and placed in the care of the dog who gladly... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2010 at Newport Beach Lifestyle Real Estate
The gig: Brooke Knapp has been a real estate agent with Sotheby's International Realty, Beverly Hills, for 14 years. Half of an agent team with Drew Mandile, Knapp, 69, has been involved in noteworthy multimillion-dollar deals including the 2002 sale of Owlwood, a former Sony and Cher residence in Holmby Hills, for $35 million. Before joining Sotheby's, Knapp made a name for herself setting aviation speed records. Her flight path: Although surrounded by flying enthusiasts, Knapp was afraid of flying when she started playing a game with herself. "At the first of the year, I would make list of my... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2010 at Newport Beach Lifestyle Real Estate
Saturday marks two weeks since an emaciated mastiff named Rio underwent emergency bloat surgery. The stray fila brasileiro was found wandering the streets of Orange with a basket muzzle on his face. He was severely underweight and suffered from numerous infections in his joints and eyes. The nonprofit Stella’s Hope agreed to foster Rio and claimed him from Orange County Animal Care. A few days into his stay with a foster caretaker the 89-pound brindled mastiff developed bloat, or a twist in his gut, that is almost always fatal if left untreated. Stella’s Hope agreed to shoulder the burden of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2010 at Newport Beach Lifestyle Real Estate