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July 6, 2011
COSTA MESA — Construction of PBS SoCal's new studio headquarters will break ground with a formal ceremony Thursday, the company announced Wednesday. The new television production studio at 3080 Bristol St. will replace PBS SoCal's use of production facilities at Golden West College in Huntington Beach. PBS SoCal finished construction on its corporate headquarters, also on Bristol Street, in January. Construction of the production studio is scheduled for completion by fall.
NEWS
September 29, 2011
Newport Beach traffic may be impacted while the Orange County Sanitation District performs construction on West Coast Highway. A contractor will trench across the highway starting Monday, and construction will stretch between Tustin Avenue and the Balboa Bay Club entrance, according to the district's website . The construction may take three weeks. Traffic in the area will be reduced to one lane in each direction, and noisier activities are scheduled between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. to reduce impact on the community, the district said.
NEWS
May 19, 2011
The Orange County Board of Supervisors is set to vote Tuesday on about $11 million worth of work for John Wayne Airport's improvement project. A $7-million contract would kick off improvements to existing terminals A and B airline interior spaces and heating/air conditioning systems. Los Angeles-based ICON West, the recommended contractor, would also build interior airline areas in the under-construction Terminal C. In other items, the board is scheduled to vote on about $4 million in additional work requested by contractors.
NEWS
December 6, 2010
McCarthy Building Companies Inc. of Newport Beach completed construction of a $73-million performing arts center to be opened on the Soka University Campus, in Aliso Viejo, in 2011, officials announced last week. McCarthy served as general contractor for the project that began in December 2008 and encompasses 1.9 acres of the campus. Construction included a three-level, 47,836-square-foot performing arts center housing a reception lobby, various support spaces and a 1,200 seat auditorium, according to a company press release.
NEWS
September 13, 2012
A Costa Mesa library near Lions Park is expected to close for four months at the end of the year. The Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library, 1855 Park Ave., will close Nov. 18 for construction, the city of Costa Mesa announced Wednesday. The closure will allow a major support beam to be replaced. The construction is being funded by the Orange County Board of Supervisors. Residents can visit the Costa Mesa Verde branch, 2969 Mesa Verde Drive, and the Costa Mesa Technology branch, 3033 South Bristol St. while the Dungan branch is closed.
NEWS
October 26, 2013
Construction on a water main will close a small portion of San Miguel Drive in Newport Beach for more than a week, the city announced Friday. The eastbound side of San Miguel Drive is expected to be shut down between MacArthur Boulevard and San Joaquin Hills Road from Monday to Nov. 8. The stretch of just more than a quarter mile has to be closed so a contractor can install "a critical new water main" under the road, according to the city....
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By Amy Senk, Corona del Mar Today | July 12, 2012
Construction on the Corona del Mar High School pool parking lot has begun with hopes that traffic will flow more smoothly during drop off and pick up when school begins in September. Last fall, members of the schools PTA complained about congestion in the lot and demanded changes. “The bus drop off has been moved to a new dedicated space off Eastbluff to keep the buses entirely out of the north lot,” according to an email written by Deputy Superintendent Paul Reed, which was sent by Laura Boss, a Newport-Mesa Unified School District spokeswoman.
NEWS
By Daniel Tedford | July 15, 2008
A number of streets in Newport Beach are getting a makeover this summer at a price of more than $6 million. First on the list to get a major face-lift is Eastbluff Drive, whose rehabilitation project began a few weeks ago and should be finished by the end of summer. The project is a pavement overlay for the entire street, grinding the edges and adding new asphalt, and will patch up potholes and other trouble spots, city officials said. Those additions will reduce noise, better the drive, and improve the general wear and tear of the road, public works official Dave Webb said.
NEWS
By Emily Foxhall | August 20, 2013
Newport Beach has received the final permit its needs to begin construction of the Marina Park project, more than a year after the plans were conditionally approved by the state . The California Coastal Commission document, which the city received Friday, marked the final hurdle before the city could move forward with the construction of the Balboa Peninsula development. "We've got our permit; we're moving ahead," said Councilman Mike Henn. "We're going to start our construction and get it done.
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By Emily Foxhall | December 10, 2013
At Superior Avenue and West Coast Highway, on a plateau rising from the intersection in Newport Beach, stands what seems to be a forgotten piece of land. It is far from such. Over the past several decades, the 13.7-acre property has been imagined as the site for homes, the path for the West Coast Highway and now a new city park. "This is the first time we can say, without a doubt, this is going to happen," said City Manager Dave Kiff, kicking off a celebration of the park's groundbreaking Tuesday afternoon.
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NEWS
By Hannah Fry | December 5, 2013
Orange Coast College has undergone many transformations in its 65-year history - buildings have been demolished and remodeled and others have been built in their place - mostly without significant controversy. However, as the college approaches yet another milestone in construction, rapidly moving forward with its Vision 2020 plan for campus development, some longtime faculty members are raising concerns about the removal of buildings designed by world-renowned architect Richard Neutra.
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | November 26, 2013
The 36th annual Chapman University Economic Forecast offered a projection similar to last year's: slow and steady economic growth or, as researchers put it, an economy "stuck in low gear" come 2014. Monday's presentation at Segerstrom Hall in Costa Mesa pointed to modest gains in job creation, consumer spending and other indicators contributing to a 2.2% annual increase in gross domestic product. In Orange County, construction seems to be king. Esmael Adibi, director of Chapman's A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research, noted that it is the fastest growing sector of the local economy.
NEWS
October 26, 2013
Construction on a water main will close a small portion of San Miguel Drive in Newport Beach for more than a week, the city announced Friday. The eastbound side of San Miguel Drive is expected to be shut down between MacArthur Boulevard and San Joaquin Hills Road from Monday to Nov. 8. The stretch of just more than a quarter mile has to be closed so a contractor can install "a critical new water main" under the road, according to the city....
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | October 16, 2013
Tom Dobrzeniecki has been in Costa Mesa for 30 years, but has recently found himself fighting to keep his home. As part of the new development springing up in the city's Westside, 10 condos are set to replace seven 1940s bungalows on a nearly half-acre plot at 522 and 526 Bernard St. Dobrzeniecki lives in one of them. The 60-year-old math teacher from Detroit is a renter with limited influence over the future prospects for the land, on which he occupies 660 square feet within two bedrooms and one bathroom.
NEWS
By Emily Foxhall | October 11, 2013
Recent work on the Promontory Point Villa Apartments in Newport Beach has sparked an uproar among a faction of residents brought together through a blog . They assert, anonymously, that the managers of the Irvine Co.-owned-and-operated property, off East Pacific Coast Highway near Jamboree, did not provide adequate warning of the scope of the project. Although they appreciate that improvements will be made, they wish they could have provided input before the scaffolding went up and the hammers began to pound.
NEWS
By Hannah Fry and This post has been corrected, as noted below. | September 13, 2013
When the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute opens its doors to the public Tuesday, UC Irvine will become home to Orange County's first academic eye institute. The 70,000-square-foot eye health institute, which is part of UC Irvine Health, includes 34 patient exam rooms with the latest technology and equipment, an outpatient surgery center, an optical shop and optometry services, a LASIK refractive surgery center, faculty offices and teaching spaces. "A lot of innovation will originate here, so Orange County residents will have access to that first," said Dr. Roger Steinert, the institute's founding director.
NEWS
August 30, 2013
While Labor Day typically signals the end of summer, it's also an opportunity to pause and celebrate the American worker. One segment of the country's work force often is overlooked — construction-industry professionals. Labor Day is often associated with labor unions, but it actually is a day to honor all workers. The U.S. Labor Department reports that in 2012, only 13.2% of the workers in the construction industry were members of a labor union. The majority — 86.8% — have chosen to work in a merit shop, a free-enterprise environment.
NEWS
By Emily Foxhall | August 20, 2013
Newport Beach has received the final permit its needs to begin construction of the Marina Park project, more than a year after the plans were conditionally approved by the state . The California Coastal Commission document, which the city received Friday, marked the final hurdle before the city could move forward with the construction of the Balboa Peninsula development. "We've got our permit; we're moving ahead," said Councilman Mike Henn. "We're going to start our construction and get it done.
NEWS
July 22, 2013
Costa Mesa is being destroyed by overbuilding. The process has been a steady, but deadly growth beginning with very bad decisions by councils of the past and continuing with those of today's council. Now our intersections are gridlocked, our city choked with pollution and noise. The available land has been steadily used up, so now we have to squeeze high-rise buildings into small lots. Nevermind if those small lots hold poor and elderly people forced to live in small trailer parks.
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