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17 Dec 18
FlaglerLive

The Hammock Community Association filed an appeal of a county planning board approval of the expansion of Captain’s BBQ at Bing’s Landing, drawing a challenge from the county on grounds that the decision is not appealable that way.

17 Dec 18
BYT // Brightest Young Things

The Delegate doesn’t just want to be a hotel restaurant.

17 Dec 18
The Extensive World of Life & Death

Chapter Twelve: Sulphur, Oklahoma; Fourth Jupiterial’s Day of the Vernal Equinox, 2141

17 Dec 18
Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Credit: @The University of Hong Kong Professor Ron Hui Shu-Yuen of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, the University of Hong Kong (HKU), has been named a Fellow of the US National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Election to NAI Fellow status is the highest professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who […]

17 Dec 18

Trailer: https://youtu.be/SYb-wkehT1g Rating: A+ Positives It’s become increasingly easy to be blasé whenever an actor plays royalty, a challenge that often comes saddled with expectations of Judi Dench or Helen Mirren-like distinction. But it’s the performance that Olivia Coleman gives as Queen Anne that obliterates your assumptions. A regal figurehead one minute and a wailing, […]

17 Dec 18
SCNG
#gallery-1483302-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1483302-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1483302-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1483302-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ The Golden State got last-place rankings for its high driving costs and poor quality of driving, according to a tally from Bankrate.com. The financial website said California’s ranked poorly because of its high percentage of bad roads, long commutes and high rates of theft and fatal crashes. (File: Photo by Bruce Chambers, Orange County Register/SCNG) If you’re one of those folks who hop on the toll road without a transponder, there’s a new way to pay those pesky evasion notices. The Toll Roads of Orange County said in a news release that cash-paying customers can now process their payments at 7-Eleven locations nationwide using the PayNearMe system. (Photo by Bill Alkofer,Orange County Register/SCNG) If you’re one of those folks who hop on the toll road without a transponder, there’s a new way to pay those pesky evasion notices. The Toll Roads of Orange County said in a news release that cash-paying customers can now process their payments at 7-Eleven locations nationwide using the PayNearMe system. (Photo by Paul Beresbach,Orange County Register/SCNG) Chad T. Lefteris is the new chief operating officer for UCI Health, the patient-care organization at UC Irvine. He will oversee the daily business operations of UCI Medical Center, which includes a hospital and several specialty units, along with other UCI-operated health care centers throughout Orange County.   The Girl Scouts of Orange County has appointed Christine Mueller, vice president and director of operations for Capital Group, to its board of directors. The Girl Scouts of Orange County has appointed Jeff Baldassari, senior director for HBR Consulting, to its board of directors. The Girl Scouts of Orange County has appointed Christine Mueller, vice president and director of operations for Capital Group, to its board of directors. The Girl Scouts of Orange County has appointed Gina L. Osborn, president of G-Girl Productions and former cyber assistant special agent in charge, Los Angeles FBI, to its board of directors. Would it surprise you to learn California ranks No. 1 for the worst drivers in the U.S.? No? Me neither! The Golden State got last-place rankings for its high driving costs and poor quality of driving, according to a tally from Bankrate.com. The financial website said California’s ranked poorly because of its high percentage of bad roads, long commutes and high rates of theft and fatal crashes. Hawaii, Connecticut, New Jersey and Washington rounded out the bottom five states for worst driving conditions. Here’s how Bankrate broke down California’s ranking: Average annual auto insurance premium: $1,731 Percentage of road miles in poor condition: 44% Average commute time: 29 minutes Motor vehicle theft rate (among 1,000 residents): 426 So who wins for best driving conditions? States with lots of wide open spaces: North Dakota was No. 1 followed by Iowa, Ohio, Minnesota and Nebraska. Drive safely, folks. Pay toll bills at 7-Eleven Speaking of bad drivers: If you’re one of those people who hop on the toll road without a transponder, there’s a new way to pay those pesky evasion notices. The Toll Roads of Orange County said in a news release that cash-paying customers can now process their payments at 7-Eleven locations nationwide using the PayNearMe system. PayNearMe allows customers to pay their toll evasion notice at 7-Elevens. A store clerk scans the barcode on the notice and collects the cash payment. (Remember, first-time offenders have only five days to make a payment without paying a penalty.) The Toll Roads of OC plan to expand the retail locations to CVS and Family Dollar locations in spring 2019, allowing FasTrak and ExpressAccount customers and non-accountholders to pay tolls for the 73, 133, 241 and 261 roadways. According to the Toll Roads of OC, nearly 4,000 payments have been processed using PayNearMe in California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Texas and North Carolina. Nearly 70 percent of those payments were processed for first-time customers using The Toll Roads. More imaging centers MemorialCare and RadNet Inc., a provider of outpatient diagnostic imaging services, have expanded their joint venture created earlier this year. The partnership has acquired four Orange County Diagnostic Imaging Centers, effective Dec. 1, growing its network of imaging facilities to 30 freestanding centers throughout Orange and Los Angeles counties. Each are within a short distance from MemorialCare physician offices. The new sites in Laguna Woods, Santa Ana, Irvine and Mission Viejo increase the number of imaging centers to 22 in Orange County and eight in Southern Los Angeles County. The Irvine center will become a new MemorialCare Breast Center. The Mission Viejo site under construction will open in early 2019. The joint venture began operations Jan. 1, 2018 with RadNet and MemorialCare contributing outpatient imaging centers in Orange County, Long Beach, the South Bay and other cities. People on the move Chad T. Lefteris is the new chief operating officer for UCI Health, the patient-care organization at UC Irvine. He will oversee the daily business operations of UCI Medical Center, which includes a hospital and several specialty units, along with other UCI-operated health care centers throughout Orange County.  Lefteris also will be responsible for administrative functions, including general and ancillary support services, facilities management, design and construction, and special projects. Lefteris previously was vice president of operations of UNC REX Healthcare, a private, not-for-profit health care system at UNC Health Care in Chapel Hill, N.C. On board The Girl Scouts of Orange County has appointed three new members to its board of directors: Jeff Baldassari, senior director for HBR Consulting; Christine Mueller, vice president and director of operations for Capital Group; and Gina L. Osborn, president of G-Girl Productions and former cyber assistant special agent in charge, Los Angeles FBI. Grants Newport Beach-based Pacific Life Foundation recently gave YMCA of Orange County a three-year $32,500 grant that will support the nonprofit’s Child Care Financial Assistance Program. Pacific Life Foundation has been supporting the nonprofit since 1988, providing more than $340,000 in support of multiple programs. This three-year grant will specifically help low-income families in need of childcare. Edwards Lifesciences has given Human Options a $15,000 grant to support of the nonprofit’s expanding Residential Program, which serves approximately 170-180 women and 250-270 children. The grant will support the organization’s mission to strengthen services and create opportunities for survivors of domestic violence to heal, learn new skills, gain access to resources and find a way forward. Human Options’ Residential Program includes a 30-45-day emergency shelter program with 10 bedroom-bathroom units; a Family Healing Center, and a 24-hour toll-free bilingual (English/Spanish) hotline. Status Update is compiled by contributing writer Karen Levin and edited by Business Editor Samantha Gowen. Submit items to sgowen@scng.com. High-resolution images also can be submitted. Allow at least one week for publication. Items are edited for length and clarity.
17 Dec 18
L'Anglomane

Have you ever taken the bus, the tram,or any other public transport? I personally have to take the tram everyday. If you also have to: do you enjoy using it? There might be some moments when it’s OK. But to be honest, I am sure that most people consider it as an awful moment in […]

17 Dec 18
SCNG
#gallery-1480837-2 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1480837-2 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1480837-2 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1480837-2 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ The Golden State got last-place rankings for its high driving costs and poor quality of driving, according to a tally from Bankrate.com. The financial website said California’s ranked poorly because of its high percentage of bad roads, long commutes and high rates of theft and fatal crashes. (File: Photo by Bruce Chambers, Orange County Register/SCNG) Irvine-based CIP Real Estate has sold Center Tower Riverside, a five-story, 73,645-square-foot Class A office building in downtown Riverside, for $20.66 million to De Anza Land and Leisure Corp. from Montclair. (Courtesy of NKF) Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors in Corona del Mar has arranged the $13 million sale of a new single-tenant property occupied by LA Fitness in Temecula. Hanley’s Senior Associate Austin Blodgett and Executive Vice President Eric Wohl represented the seller, an undisclosed developer based in Irvine. (Courtesy of Hanley Investment Group) Hayneedle, an online retailer that sells outdoor-style furniture and other home goods and is owned by Wal-Mart, has given $5,000 to a Riverside charity that helps troubled teens. Hayneedle operates a fulfillment center in Riverside’s Sycamore Canyon area and is part of a Walmart program that encourages community grants to local entities as they see fit. The grant will go to Operation Safehouse, which offers shelter to teenage runaways. (Courtesy of Hayneedle) Farmer Boys, the Riverside-based fast-casual restaurant chain, has raised $150,000 in its annual charity drive to help Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital. This is the highest amount raised for the hospital through Farmer Boys since the restaurant began its campaign in 2000. Back row, left to right: Jillian Payne, Tru Otianga, Sherry Nolfie, Hellen Staples-Evans, Christaleni Havadjias, Huntley Castner, Kristy Foster, Chris Havadjias, Elizabeth Floutsis, Kenny Hom, John Lucas; front row, left to right: Karen Eadon, Larry Rusinko, Daisy Alvarez, Maria Floutsis, Adriel Portillo, Carmen Valenzuela. (Courtesy of Farmer Boys) Inland Empire factories are about to wrap up their second straight year of growth, although the pace of this expansion declined in November, according to recently released data. The Purchasing Managers Index, a monthly study by the Institute of Applied Research at Cal State San Bernardino, came in at 54.0 November, a sharp drop from 61.3 measure for the previous month. The study, which measures production, sales and employment levels at about 30 Inland factories, has been above 50 — the level that suggests expansion — for 23 consecutive months. Two of the three most important categories, new orders and production, fell significantly in November but are still expanding, albeit at a slower pace. The third key segment, employment, declined but the fall-off was marginal. Barbara Sirotnik, director of the Cal State SB institute, said in a statement the slower growth was probably because many manufacturers had completed the work that had to be done specifically for the holiday season and now are easing off somewhat. “The dip this month just means that the growth is slowing somewhat,” Sirotnik wrote. “These declines were not unexpected.” The manufacturing sector employed an estimated 100,500 Inland workers in October, according to a state report, a 2.3 percent increase since October 2017. Despite the sustained growth, more than one in five factory executives who responded to this survey said they believe the region’s economy will weaken during the next quarter. That is the loudest note of pessimism in almost two years, although 25 percent say the growth spurt will continue. Bud Weisbart, owner of A&R Tarpaulins, a Fontana company whose customer base runs from consumers looking to cover their vehicles and boats to the aerospace industry that needs to protect sensitive components, said he’s optimistic his business can finish 2018 with a rush. “Things have picked up significantly,” Weisbart said. “Unemployment is down so a lot of people have more disposable resources.” Weisbart added that a decline in some of the regulations businesses have faced has reduced what some of his customers see as risk. This makes them more aggressive in their purchasing, he said. The downside of that is that the easing of regulations could be causing some customers to be more cautious, due to possible liability issues, Weisbart said. California ranks dead last for driving Would it surprise you to learn California ranks No. 1 for the worst drivers in the U.S.? The Golden State got last-place rankings for its high driving costs and poor quality of driving, according to a tally from Bankrate.com. The financial website said California’s ranked poorly because of its high percentage of bad roads, long commutes and high rates of theft and fatal crashes. Hawaii, Connecticut, New Jersey and Washington rounded out the bottom five states for worst driving conditions. Here’s how Bankrate broke down California’s ranking: Average annual auto insurance premium: $1,731 Percentage of road miles in poor condition: 44% Average commute time: 29 minutes Motor vehicle theft rate (among 1,000 residents): 426 So who wins for best driving conditions? States with lots of wide open spaces: North Dakota was No. 1 followed by Iowa, Ohio, Minnesota and Nebraska. Drive safely, folks. — Samantha Gowen Chino Hills building sells An industrial building in Chino Hills has been bought by a leading manufacturer of technology accessories for $15.9 million, according to a statement from Newcastle Partners, the developer and seller. The 100,326-square-foot building, known as the Chino Hills Commerce Center on Fairfield Ranch Road, was sold to TP-Link USA Corp., which makes consumer products such as routers, range extenders, switches and network adapters. TP-Link USA will use the facility to anchor its Inland Empire operations and expand capacity from its current location in Brea. Newcastle Partners said it currently has more than 2 million square feet of industrial space in the Inland Empire either under development or in pre-development. Riverside building sells for $20.6M One of downtown Riverside’s bigger office buildings, Center Tower Riverside, has been sold for $20.66 million, according to the brokerage Newmark Knight Frank, which represented the buyer. The five-story, 73,645 square-foot building was bought by Montclair-based De Anza Land and Leisure Corp. The building, at 3880 Lemon Street near Ninth Street, was sold by Irvine-based CIP Real Estate, which was represented by CBRE. Center Tower is 94 percent occupied, with 11 tenants that include Best Best & Kreiger, Reid & Hillyer, Riverside County, and Index Fresh. According to the statement, the 31-year-old building underwent $3 million in renovations that were completed last year, including improvements to the lobby, elevators and landscaping. Temecula retail space sells for $13M A Temecula retail location completed this year, home to an LA Fitness, has been sold for $13 million, according to Hanley Investment Group, which represented the seller. The single-tenant building, at 29920 Temecula Parkway, was sold by an unnamed private developer from Irvine. The buyer is an unnamed family trust from Los Angeles. According to the statement, LA Fitness has a 15-year lease on the 37,000-square-foot-building, with renewal options. R&L Properties-Cerritos, of Corona, represented the buyer. Remodeled BofA center opens Bank of America formally opened its newly remodeled Redlands Financial Center with a ceremony on Dec. 13. The center is at 305 East State Street, and Mayor Paul Foster led the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Bank of America invested in renovations that included new layouts, furniture, technology and conference rooms. The facility’s staff advises clients in financial planning, lending, small business development and other matters. Pardee helps the homeless HomeAid Inland Empire and Carol’s Kitchen are the two focuses of Pardee Homes’ annual Holiday Giving program. Each year since 2002, residential property developer Pardee Homes has selected Inland Empire nonprofits that need help to make the holidays better for people in need. This year, Pardee’s Inland Empire team served Thanksgiving meals to the homeless at Carol’s Kitchen in Beaumont and assembled more than 200 “care kits” for homeless veterans that will be distributed by HAIE. Pardee’s Inland Empire regional office is located in Corona. Walmart gives $5K to shelter Hayneedle, an online retailer that sells outdoor-style furniture and other home goods and is owned by Wal-Mart, has given $5,000 to a Riverside charity that helps troubled teens. Hayneedle operates a fulfillment center in Riverside’s Sycamore Canyon area and is part of a Walmart program that encourages community grants to local entities as they see fit. The grant will go to Operation Safehouse, which offers shelter to teenage runaways. $150,000 for children’s hospital Farmer Boys, the Riverside-based fast-casual restaurant chain, has raised $150,000 in its annual charity drive to help Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital. This is the highest amount raised for the hospital through Farmer Boys since the restaurant began its campaign in 2000. The money, which is raised through donations from customers, employees, and restaurant owners, will help fund Loma Linda’s new Children’s Tower, part of LLUCH’s Vision 2020 campaign. Karen Eadon, Farmer Boys’ president and COO, presented the check to the hospital Dec. 10. Status Update is compiled by Inland Empire business reporter Jack Katzanek and edited by Business Editor Samantha Gowen. Submit items to jkatzanek@scng.com or sgowen@scng.com. High-resolution images also can be submitted. Allow at least one week for publication. Items are edited for length and clarity.