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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 1989
Grading of a Laguna Beach knoll at the Top of the World neighborhood was halted after Orange County Superior Court Commissioner Eleanor M. Palk issued a temporary restraining order pending a hearing Friday. At the hearing, several Laguna Beach residents will request a preliminary injunction to halt construction on the 7-acre knoll until a lawsuit, filed by resident Karen Feuer-Schwager against the California Coastal Commission and the Laguna Beach Unified School District, goes to court.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 1989
Grading of a Laguna Beach knoll at the Top of the World neighborhood was halted after Orange County Superior Court Commissioner Eleanor M. Palk issued a temporary restraining order pending a hearing Friday. At the hearing, several Laguna Beach residents will request a preliminary injunction to halt construction on the 7-acre knoll until a lawsuit, filed by resident Karen Feuer-Schwager against the California Coastal Commission and the Laguna Beach Unified School District, goes to court.
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REAL ESTATE
August 24, 1986
M. J. Brock & Sons Inc., Los Angeles-based residential developers and general contractors, has donated $95,000 to the Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic at the UC Irvine campus in Irvine. Appropriately, Jack R. Harter, president of the Brock firm, used a laser beam in the clinic's operating room to inscribe his signature on the 40-by-16 1/2-inch check. He was joined by Milton J. Brock Jr., retired chairman of the firm founded by his father.
BUSINESS
July 5, 1988
Beverly Investment Properties, Pasadena, has named Milton J. Brock Jr. president and chief executive. Brock succeeds Sam Brooks, who was elected chairman. David Banks, president of Beverly Enterprises, resigned as chairman of Beverly Investment Properties but will continue as a director. Brock, a director of the company since its organization in 1985, is the retired chairman of M. J. Brock & Sons Inc., a building development company. Ronald W.
REAL ESTATE
November 15, 1987
Tree O'Toole-Williams of Nick Williams Associates has been elected president of the San Fernando Valley chapter of the National Assn. of Women in Construction. Other incoming officers include Barbara Taylor of Homart Development, vice president; Terese Towey, treasurer; Kim McSwain of Gibraltar Financial Corp, recording secretary; Patricia Palminteri of Bonanza Concrete, corresponding secretary.
REAL ESTATE
September 7, 1986
M.J. Brock & Sons Inc., a Los Angeles-based general contracting, development and mortgage banking firm, will soon add a residential development division in San Diego. The firm has similar divisions in Sacramento, Orange/Riverside counties and Denver as well as Los Angeles. Jack Harter, president, said that the company, which recently was purchased by its management for $80 million from CIGNA, will "expand existing operations, enter new areas and explore new markets."
REAL ESTATE
March 19, 1989 | DAVID M. KINCHEN and From staff reports
Declining enrollment in the schools of Laguna Beach and the need to finance improvements on the city's remaining four schools forced the school board in the city of nearly 25,000 to sell a 20-acre site to a developer. M.J. Brock & Sons Inc., Laguna Hills, plans to flatten a 7-acre knoll on the site to build 36 tract houses. The site, above the city's Top of the World neighborhood, is the highest point in Laguna Beach, at 1,031 feet above sea level.
REAL ESTATE
January 27, 1985
Brock Homes in Diamond Bar Hills opens today with 25 in a total of 176 single-family detached homes being built by M. J. Brock & Sons Inc. Eight have been sold. Priced from $179,950 to $229,950, the homes are available in four one- and two-story floor plans with four bedrooms and two to three baths in 1,943 to 3,016 square feet of interior space. Designed by L. C.
REAL ESTATE
July 13, 1986
Brock Manor opens today in Chino Hills with 25 three- and four-bedroom single-family houses priced from $142,950 to $175,950. The development by M.J. Brock & Sons Inc. will have 184 houses with 1,728 to 2,519 square feet in four one- and two-story floor plans. Lots average 5,500 square feet and move-ins are scheduled for fall. Standard features include formal dining rooms, two- or three-car garages, breakfast nooks, family rooms and a bonus room in one plan.
REAL ESTATE
June 16, 1985
Two new firms are working to help builders answer one of their most troublesome questions--having built a good product, how does one find or teach sales personnel to move it? Career Seekers, 1197 N. Tustin Ave., Anaheim, provides an electronic recruitment and resume referral service designed to match an individual's skills and experience with an employer's requirements. Founder Reed Baker, former director of sales and marketing for M. J. Brock & Sons Inc.
NEWS
October 1, 1989
The Board of Education of the Downey Unified School District has given its final approval for the sale of a surplus elementary school site to a Los Angeles-based home builder for $9 million. The district will receive $6.75 million from M.J. Brock & Sons Inc. once the sale clears escrow, which could take as long as two years, said Gary Orsinger, assistant superintendent of administrative services. The remaining $2.25 million will be paid as M.J. Brock sells the homes proposed for the 10.
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