| Jul 5, 2012
| 5:02 PM
The South Coast Water District board recently adopted five resolutions of necessity that will allow it to move forward with eminent domain — if necessary — for its rehabilitated tunnel project in South Laguna.
A total of 180 homeowners have...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 1:46 PM
Martyn Lawrence-Bullard left his home in England for Los Angeles 20 years ago, determined to be a movie star.
The acting thing didn't exactly work out. But in one of those delightful turnabouts in life, he is now the interior designer to the stars. Ed...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 9:40 AM
Earlier this week, Ocean City's town council selected Louis J. Grasmick Lumber Co. of Baltimore to provide more than 56,000 pieces of yellow pine to rebuild the boardwalk, a contract worth about $600,000.
The town also approved plans to purchase and test...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 4:29 PM
Interior designer Phoebe Howard believes in the power and purpose of Southern-style decorating.
"Southern style is unique because the South is unique," says the designer, based in Jacksonville, Fla.
"Our homes have an important place in our lives. We...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 3:46 PM
A long-neglected mansion on the city's west side has been restored to its 19th-century grandeur so that it can provide a home and hope for homeless women.
Dozens of volunteers have adopted rooms in the 8,000-square-foot Victorian, built in 1893 by the...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 9:15 PM
This is an open letter to the Newport Beach Planning Commission.
On March 22, my husband and I were among the standing-room-only crowd assembled at City Council Chambers to hear the two agenda items scheduled by the commission for public discussion ("...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 9:51 AM
Ranking up there with other huge, irreversible life decisions — What should I major in? Is this Mr. Right? Should I get a tattoo? — is this critical question: Which dishes should I get?
"You have to care," says Shax Riegler, author of "Dish:...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 7:48 PM
The 1,300 supporters of the Hoag Hospital Foundation fastened their seat belts last week for the Orange County premiere of"The Bourne Legacy."
Regal Entertainment Group and Universal Pictures generously donated the film for a foundation event chaired...
| Jun 7, 2007
CARRIE CARR knows a good piece of trash when she sees it. Take the kitchen cabinet that she salvaged from an apartment building under renovation and turned into a glass-fronted display case. Or the living room piece — "my gangsta coffee table,"...
| May 9, 2009
Elle Decor presents the Legends of La Cienega Design Walk, which includes design vignettes, seminars, book signings and tours. Schedule: www.lcdqla.com/legends.
The Alternative Building Materials and Design Expo...
| May 2, 2009
The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden's annual L.A. Garden Show will focus on edible gardening. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 2 and 3. 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. (626) 821-3243; www.arboretum.org.