May 2, 2013 |
Construction is set to begin on the first phase of a massive housing development that is part of the city of Irvine's long-awaited Great Park project. A total of 726 single-family homes and detached condominium units are planned for Pavilion Park, which will be the first part of the Great Park Neighborhoods development. This week, eight major home builders bought land in this first offering from master developer FivePoint Communities Inc. Construction of the new homes, priced from the high $600,000 range to $1.2 million, is expected to begin this month.
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April 29, 2013 |
One pilot died after two small planes collided Monday afternoon over Ventura County, sending one plummeting into a mountainside and forcing the other to land on a golf course. Both planes were Cessna single-engine aircraft. At least one had departed from Santa Monica Airport before crashing about 2 p.m. in the Santa Monica Mountains, according to preliminary information from the Federal Aviation Administration. The other, which had three people on board, belly landed at the Westlake Golf Course.
April 26, 2013 |
COLSTRIP, Mont. - Out in these windy stretches of cottonwood and prairie grass, not far from where Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer ran into problems at Little Bighorn, a new battle is unfolding over what future energy development in the West will look like. Here, rancher Wallace McRae and his son, Clint, run cattle on 31,000 acres along Rosebud Creek, land their family has patrolled with horses and tamed with fences for 125 years. They could probably go on undisturbed for 100 years more if the earth under the pastures weren't laced with coal.
April 21, 2013 |
BALTIMORE - Matt Kemp was smiling and recounting the details of the Dodgers' sweep-preventing 7-4 victory over the Baltimore Orioles when he was asked about Chad Billingsley. "What happened?" Kemp asked. He didn't know that Billingsley had been scratched from his scheduled start Sunday because of pain in his throwing elbow. The third starting pitcher to land on the disabled list in the last nine days, Billingsley didn't rule out the possibility of reconstructive surgery. He is expected to be examined Tuesday in Los Angeles by team physician Neal ElAttrache.
April 17, 2013 |
After the coffee. Before wishing it was Friday already. The Skinny: Be sure and watch TNT's "Southland" tonight. It may be the series finale. "Nashville" is a repeat so you have my permission. Wednesday's stories include Craig Zadan and Neil Meron being tapped for the second year in a row to produce the Oscars. Also, movie theater owners want fewer R-rated films. Daily Dose: A reminder of Google's stalking prowess. A few days ago I clicked on a Brooks Brothers ad. Soon after, every page I visited and my own social network pages were filled with Brooks Brothers ads via Google.
April 15, 2013 |
Pop station KIIS-FM (102.7) regained sole possession of first place in the local radio ratings for March, and its Ryan Seacrest-hosted morning show also jumped into the top spot, according to figures released by Arbitron. In February, KIIS had been tied for first with sister station KBIG-FM (104.3), the soft-rock station known as "MyFM. " And even though KBIG improved in March, increasing its share of the Los Angeles-Orange County audience from 5.4% to 5.5%, KIIS jumped even further and claimed 5.8% of all listeners ages 6 and older, Arbitron said Monday.