Dana Point Harbor redux
After 20 years, during which the Orange County Board of Supervisors mulled and the public debated the concept of refurbishing the 1970s-era Dana Point Harbor, the Board of Supervisors has selected a partnership of three development firms to do the job.
Accordingly, the county is in a three-month negotiation period with Dana Point Harbor Partners, consisting of retail specialist Burnham Ward Properties, hotel specialist R.D. Olson Development and marina specialist Bellwether Financial Group. If negotiations work out, the $399 million redevelopment of the entire Dana Point Harbor could begin next year with construction spread over
Mom, what superpower do you want?”
My son Ben often throws these kinds of hypotheticals at me while I’m driving him to school in the morning, like, “Would you rather be a polar bear or a grizzly?” or, “Who would win in a fight, Godzilla or Elsa from ‘Frozen’?”
“Wonder Woman’s golden lasso would come in handy when I ask you if you’ve done your homework,” I deadpanned. “And I also want the power to make you instantly pick up your dirty socks from the floor.”
Wisecracks aside, Ben’s question this day was not so random. Later that morning I joined hundreds
A new Landmark in Orange County
It’s called The Landmark, and if the high-rise office and hotel project proposed across from John Wayne Airport is approved by the city of Irvine and the Airport Land Use Commission, a landmark it will become.
On a 7-acre site near MacArthur Boulevard and Campus Drive on the Irvine side of the Newport Beach/Irvine border, developer Great Far East Inc. plans to erect two towers – a 19-story, 448,200-square-foot office building and a 15-story, 386-room, four-star hotel. Included on the site would be a 2,089-vehicle parking structure.
I love the outdoors, but I am a woman for whom “roughing it” means no Jacuzzi tub or room service. And of course, I had to marry a guy who thinks backpacking up mountains and sleeping in dirt is the epitome of fun.
Let’s just say that at some point on most of our getaways, one or the other of us is going to grit our teeth.
But then we discovered rustic Two Harbors, Catalina Island’s other town, located on the west end of the island, about as distant from the Mediterranean resort feel of
Anoosheh Oskouian is trying to commit to getting at least six hours of sleep a night instead of four because it’s healthier – not necessarily because she’s tired.
As the rare female CEO in the environmental engineering industry, she thrives on her hectic schedule. During the 18-20 hours she is awake, Oskouian is busy running Ship & Shore Environmental Inc., hitting the gym, spending time with her 13-year-old son, Rod, and her husband, Alan, preparing family dinners, organizing and attending charity events, reading poetry, and going to the symphony.
People often ask her where she