Peter J. Brennan

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Recent Stories

What Will Irvine Look Like in 20 Years?

Haddad: Higher Density, Homes Without Garages, Ridesharing

Emile Haddad is experimenting with something that at first glance appears antithetical to the Southern California lifestyle—a home without a garage. And a homeowner who’s not a car owner.

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A Patio With a View Crowns Newest OC Homes

Three-Story Models Address Land Shortage

Kevin Karami and his son Dustin pointed out the differences among the three next-door houses they designed in Irvine’s Great Park Neighborhoods.

Jacobs Engineering Projects OC Work Will Explode

Local Boss Says Best He’s Seen in 30 Years

Lewis Cornell, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.’s top representative in the Western U.S., has his hands full when his company bought Englewood, Colo.-based CH2M Corp. last year.

Mass-Produced Homes Like ‘Living in a Resort’

ARCHITECTURE: ‘California Room’ highlights trends

“The California Room” is designed so the home’s roof covers an outdoor patio.

Newest Homes Showcase OC Cool to World

California Rooms, Vertical Building Are Wave of Future

Fireplaces, big backyards, three-car garages and ranch houses are fading away in Orange County.

Nexem Connects to Skyrocketing Takeoff

Staffing Boom Grows Sales Nearly 2,000%

When Matthew Blake was asked how many offices Nexem Corp. has nationwide, he hesitated before saying, “That’s a dynamic number. It might be more than 50.”

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was down 0.3% in midday trading to 2,897.06.

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Alaska Firm Finds Success in Irvine

SERVICES: Ahtna Design wins fans for its construction expertise

An Alaska-based firm owned by an indigenous tribe is seeing its construction management firm do quite well in Irvine.

Umpqua Latest Bank to Expand Into OC

FINANCE: Northwestern icon to double OC size

Orange County has about 3,000 middle-market companies, more than the 700 companies in Portland and 2,000 in Seattle area.

BPM Buys Santa Ana Accountancy

San Francisco’s BPM LLP, one of the 50 largest accountancies in the country, is entering Orange County with the purchase of Santa Ana’s Kramer & Olsen Accountancy Corp.

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