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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County held its 51st annual Gourmet Dinner on Sept. 17 at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach.

Newport Beach Led Way on Luxury’s Summer Sizzle

50 Homes Sold; Priciest Goes For $17.5M

Summer sizzled in the Orange County luxury market, with 50 transactions above $4 million closing between June 15 and Sept. 15.

Achieve Like a Girl

3 High-Profile OC Execs Count Gold Award as Precursor to Bountiful Careers

There was a budding business mind behind the cherubic face selling cookies door-to-door.


R.D. Olson Construction, based in Irvine, built its first Habitat for Humanity home on Aug. 28.

High-End Homes Here Hedge Against China Turmoil

Real Estate Experts Weigh In On Possible Local Effect

The Chinese stock market collapse began when the Shanghai Stock Exchange lost a third of its value between June 12 and July 27.


The Orange County School of the Arts in Santa Ana celebrated the grand opening of its 60,000-square-foot dance, music and science center on Aug. 16 with more than 600 Orange County community and business leaders.

Broken Dream Becomes Grander Reality in South OC

Casa Romantica Facility Is Community Resource

Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens is nestled among the distinctive homes that line the curved streets of San Clemente.

Kids Get Gift of Music at Casa Romantica’s Academy

Free Program One of Batch Designed for the Young Set

Ten-year-old Dillon had a dream: to learn to play the guitar. At least that’s what he said in the application video he sent in to be considered for Casa Romantica’s free Music Festival and Academy.

Specialist Shares Projections for Remainder of 2015

Sales Expected Steady As Appreciation Continues

Luxury home sales in Orange County have been strong so far this year.


Free Wheelchair Mission’s 12th Annual Miracle of Mobility Gala raised over $1.6 million on July 23 to benefit people in need of mobility.

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