Southern California Real Estate and Neighborhoods

Month: October 2014

Balboa Island Goes All Out for Halloween

The residents Balboa island take great pride in their Halloween decoration that bring in kid’s from the busload. It’s not only the decorations, but the community’s compact layout that makes going door to door much easier than in other OC communities where houses may be […]

Orange County Cities top list of best cities for young families

Irvine, Rancho Santa Margarita and Seal Beach top the list of Nerdwallet’s list of best cities for young families. Overall the list favors smaller inland cities. Inland Empire and East SGV cities are also represented. The 3 key figures in the rankings were: Public school […]

Find Out if an Energy Project is coming to your Neighborhood


Thanks to Claremont Graduate University, residents can find out if a power plant or natural gas pipeline is coming to your neighborhood. CGU has created an interactive map that includes everything from transmission line projects to oil wells.

More than 5,800 proposed and recently permitted oil and gas wells dominate the maps, along with 215 solar power plants, 28 new transmission lines, California Energy Commission solar energy study areas, and wind project testing areas on BLM lands.

“The construction of natural gas wells or power lines can be very disruptive to communities,” said CGU professor Hal T. Nelson, who spearheaded the map project. “In the past, we’ve seen citizens go to court to block projects after construction was already underway. That’s inefficient and expensive, and we think a publicly available map of proposed projects has the potential to lead to better outcomes and less litigation.”

Now You Can Find Energy Projects Proposed For Your Neighborhood – KCET

Energy Maps – CGU

Horror Movie Locations in LA

Here is slideshow of locations around the LA area where horror movies have been filmed. The L.A. Spots Where Your Favorite Horror Movies Were Filmed – LA Weekly

Stinking Rose Site Sold

The building that currently houses the Stinking Rose restaurant on La Cienega Blvd has changed hands for the first time in 70 years. Originally listed for $22 million, the deal closed for $17 million according to sources. The building housed Lawry’s from 1947 to 1993. […]