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The Tragic and Scandalous Origins of Doheny State Beach

Official records will tell you that the original 41 acres of Doheny State Beach was donated by Southern California oil tycoon Edward Doheny on May 31, 1931. Many people don’t know that tomorrow – February 16th – marks the anniversary of the Doheny family tragedy that directly resulted in Doheny’s donation of the oceanfront property [...]

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More Speculation on the Ranch Marketplace

We discussed the size and potential tenants of the Ranch Marketplace (the proposed ten acre retail center at the corner of Ortega Highway and Antonio Parkway) in this post. We’ve done some more thinking and researching and wanted to further explore two questions relating to the layout of this new retail center.

First, will the [...]