OC Register: Lease deal approved as Laguna Niguel again looks to convert a long-vacant courthouse into the city’s downtown

The courthouse in Laguna Niguel, shown here in 2011, closed in 2008, as the county had looked to expand the facility. But now, the county has approved a master lease agreement with a developer to create a mixed-use development in the lot (Register file photo)

The courthouse in Laguna Niguel, shown here in 2011, closed in 2008, as the county had looked to expand the facility. But now, the county has approved a master lease agreement with a developer to create a mixed-use development in the lot (Register file photo)

The county is ready to let go of its old courthouse property in Laguna Niguel, which city leaders hope will become the heart of the city’s downtown.

The Orange County Board of Supervisors agreed last week to a lease deal that could result in a $210 million mixed-use development, with a big food hall, commercial and retail space and housing replacing the long-vacant South County Justice Center at Alicia and Crown Valley parkways. City leaders still have to sign off on the developers’ vision.

Read the Full Article Here.

(Register file photo)

BWP’s SOCO project features recognized Michelin star restaurant, Taco Maria

michelin_logoFirst Statewide MICHELIN Guide Includes 90 California Restaurants with Stars

2019 MICHELIN Guide California selection revealed LIVE in Huntington Beach

 

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.,June 3, 2019 — Michelin has announced the highly anticipated selection of star awards in the 2019 MICHELIN Guide California, the first ever statewide MICHELIN Guide, in a live beach-front celebration. Expanding the selection announced in the 2019 MICHELIN Guide San Francisco, California is now home to 657 restaurants distinguished in the Guide.

Read more

DP Times: A New Dawn for the Harbor: Changes Begin Rolling Out under New Leadership

Harbor2A

When Kim Tilly, formerly of the Dana Point Harbor Association (DPHA), conducted the awards breakfast event for the 44th Annual Boat Parade of Lights participants on December 16, it had lingered in the back of her mind that it might be the last time she would be part of the celebration.

The boat parade had grown exponentially since Tilly first came on board with the association in 1997.

Read the Full Article at Dana Point Times.