| Mar 24, 2014
| 2:36 PM
Five Orange County high school students, including three from Costa Mesa's Estancia High, recently received portions of a $115,000 Girls Inc. scholarship, according to a news release.
All the girls are members of Girls Inc.'s Orange County chapter,...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 3:55 AM
Happy Freebie Friday!
Today's long list has free Starbucks coffee with purchase of a breakfast sandwich, a $100 gift card when you test drive a Cadillac and savings at stores, restaurants and fun things to do.
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| Mar 3, 2014
| 2:59 PM
Oscar fashion and beauty have an immeasurable amount of influence on what people wear to high-profile events, including other red carpets and high school proms. So it comes as no surprise that retailers begin releasing knockoffs and real versions of Oscar...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 3:48 PM
A Baltimore-based real estate company acquired the troubled Eastpoint Mall last month for $33.4 million, only slightly more than the 68-acre property fetched at auction in 2012.
P. David Bramble, managing partner of buyer MCB Real Estate LLC, said the...
| Mar 5, 2014
The following items were taken from police reports:
A 26-year-old Orland Park man was charged with speeding and driving with a suspended license during a Feb. 19 traffic stop on the 15300 block of LaGrange Road for driving 10 mph above the...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 8:29 AM
Stocks surged Tuesday as traders celebrated reports of a softening of tension in Ukraine. The three major indexes were in positive territory, with the S&P 500 trading at a record high.
The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 192 points, or 1.2%, to 16,...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 6:08 AM
The Mokena Village Board Monday kicked off the second year of its battle against devastation caused by the emerald ash borer by awarding a $120,495 tree removal and stump-grinding contract to a Naperville firm.
"We'll be cutting down trees in the next...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Longtime Oscars sponsors Coca-Cola and Hyundai Motor have dropped their support of the event, their places taken by PepsiCo and General Motors, ABC disclosed Thursday.
The Walt Disney network said J.C. Penney, another veteran Oscars advertiser,...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 5:21 AM
As retailers began to layoff some of the employees they hired for the holiday season, planned layoffs across the nation increased in January, said outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas on Thursday.
But not in Florida, there were 812 announced...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 6:29 AM
The U.S. economy created a disappointing 113,000 new jobs in January, the Labor Department reported Friday. Analysts expected nonfarm payrolls to increase by 185,000 jobs last month.
The unemployment rate fell again to 6.6 percent. the lowest level...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 4:00 AM
In the days after a gunman killed two people and himself at The Mall in Columbia, the Nail Trix salon heard from many nervous customers canceling appointments.
Manicurist Van Le took several of those calls, struck 15 appointments off his calendar and...