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By: Andrew Edwards | August 18, 2005
Local real estate values appear to have cooled off during the hot month of July, though homes in south Costa Mesa marked a pricy exception. Real estate statistics showed that in July, most Newport Beach homes commanded median sale prices above July 2004 prices. However, July values dipped from June's numbers around Newport. That was not the case in south Costa Mesa, where median home prices broke the $700,000 barrier. Local home price figures were compiled by La Jolla-based DataQuick Information, a real estate tracking company.
July 5, 2003
Growing up in Glendale included many trips on the Big Red Cars, remembers Jane Phillips, who came here from Kansas City when she was 2. "Our world did not exist any further than the outer reaches of these streetcar lines. We could go east to Riverside, west to Santa Monica, or south through Los Angeles to San Pedro," she said. At that point, they would catch the S.S. Catalina and sail 26 miles to Catalina Island for a memorable summer vacation. Another favorite destination was Balboa Beach.
By JOYCE RUDOLPH | September 27, 2006
Delayed romance, hunting trips and run-ins with the Glendale Police were topics of conversation Saturday when Hoover High School's Class of 1951 met for its 55-year reunion at the Oakmont Country Club in Glendale. High school sweethearts Janice Boswell-Maher of the class of 1953 and her husband, Peter Maher , class of '51, attended the reunion. "We went steady for two years in high school and after graduation, he went into the Navy and we lost touch," Janice Maher said.
By Michael J. Arvizu | January 4, 2010
Walking into Linda Eaton’s Montrose Candy Company store is a lesson in candy history, as everything from salt water taffies and green apple jelly bellies, to hot dog bubble gum, candy dots and Pop Rocks are organized neatly on her store’s shelves. “Look at these!” said Jean Parker of Tujunga, pointing to some salt water taffies. “This would be a nice gift for the guys at work. How cute is that?” The candy store along Montrose’s historic shopping park at 2317A Honolulu Ave. is nostalgic, yet “kind of hip, bringing in a lot of candies that you can’t find elsewhere,” Eaton said.
February 8, 2012
Frank T. Howard passed away peacefully last Friday, February 3rd, at his home in Newport Beach at the age of 95. Born in Norwalk, Connecticut, he moved with his mother and father to southern California at the age of six first settling in Redlands.  At nine years of age his mother passed away and he was sent to St. Johns Military Academy in Los Angeles.  Upon graduation he moved with his aunt and uncle to Glendale where he attended Hoover High...
By CARY ORDWAY | January 3, 2006
The end of another great travel year is upon us and it's time to look back and reflect upon the California adventures that have taken us from the sea to the mountains to the valleys...well, let's just say we would have no trouble writing a song and calling it "California, the Beautiful." In our travels up, down and across the Golden State, we've made many discoveries over the past year. And, like previous years, we are devoting the last column of the year to handing out the coveted Cary Awards -- our picks for the best, most unique and most memorable of our many California getaways during 2005.
By: | September 29, 2005
A picture that was worth a few words My first thought on seeing the artist's rendering of the proposed Newport Beach city hall was that it looked like an industrial warehouse. My second thought was that it looked like an ugly industrial warehouse. They can't be serious about this, can they? MATT MATTEUCCI Newport Beach Reason should prevail in city hall debate Once again the self-proclaimed members of the no-city-hall group have proven that they rely on rhetoric, exaggeration and inflammatory remarks rather than facts in expressing opposition to proposed actions of our City Council ("Newport council should scale back plans for city hall," Sept.
By: Lindsay Sandham | August 5, 2005
For more than five years, an intriguing Chinese junk has graced Rainbow Harbor's waters in Long Beach, attracting the attention of locals and tourists alike. But come Sept. 1, the boat will be homeless. The vessel's owner, Corona del Mar resident Lynn Hackman, said she hopes to find Mei Wen Ti a new home in Newport Harbor, so Orange County residents can also have the opportunity to experience the enchanting Chinese vessel. "I would love to have her in Newport," said Hackman, who frequently walks around Balboa Island.
By KATHERINE YAMADA | December 21, 2007
With the end of World War II in late 1945, the Tournament of Roses announced that a parade would be held in Pasadena the following January. Glendale, like many other cities that had previously participated in the parade, was unprepared. Throughout the war years, the city had continued to budget $2,000 to build a float. However, with the close of war, material and labor costs were extremely high and growers didn’t have time to assure an adequate supply of flowers. City fathers asked the Junior Chamber of Commerce, which had sponsored a design contest in 1940 and ’41, to take on some of the fundraising in addition to holding the contest.
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