5th & PCH Offers New Look, New Shops & Restaurants

Timing was perfect when it was announced early this spring that 5th & PCH would replace The Strand as the new name for the mixed-used development. All the shops, restaurants, offices and Shorebreak Hotel has just been painted in an entirely new color pallet to identify it’s close proximity to the beach, which suggested a transformation was in the works to re-brand the location as a unique destination in Downtown Huntington Beach to Shop, … [Read More...]

Are You Really Saving Enough for Retirement?

Why an early start (and accepting some risk) matters. Are you on track to save $1 million or more for retirement? If you are 50 or younger, you may need that much in savings to generate the kind of retirement income you prefer. Personal finance website NerdWallet recently did some math concerning this very objective. What kind of sustained savings effort would a 30-year-old with nothing invested need to make to amass $1 million in … [Read More...]

Systematic Withdrawals In Retirement

Many of us grew up with the concept that making regular, periodic contributions to our retirement account was a sound investment strategy. The idea was that, in a fluctuating market, regularly investing a set amount would enable an individual to buy more shares when prices were low and fewer shares when prices were high.¹ Does this mean that taking regular, periodic withdrawals during retirement makes similar good sense? Actually, it … [Read More...]

Library Helps Teens Find Their Dream Job

The Orange Public Library and Orange Public Library Foundation are proud to present year five of our exciting S.T.E.A.M for Teens series of hands-on workshops. This year tweens (6th grade and up) are invited as well. S.T.E.A.M. is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry and critical thinking. The end results are students who engage in … [Read More...]

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Bussines Showcase

The Lowdown on Blow Dry Bar

For bridal parties, a girls’ night out or anytime you and your friends want to look exceptionally … [Read More...]

OC Real Estate Spotlight: Sheri Normandin, Berkshire Hathaway

Navigating the Orange County real estate landscape can be challenging for both buyers and sellers to … [Read More...]

Health & Wellness

PROSTATE CANCER…MY STORY

I have just been treated for prostate cancer. This is my personal story. My prostate cancer was diagnosed last year. My internist, as part of my annual check-up, ordered a PSA blood test and I requested … [Read More...]

Why Cardio Exercise Alone Does Not Work to Burn Fat and Lose Weight

Cardio certainly has its place in every fitness program but it should be a part of a balanced program including cardio, strength training, and a healthy diet. The key to losing body fat and keeping it off is … [Read More...]

Bringing Good Health Home with Acti-Kare and Lori Renaud, R.N., BSN

All the jokes my husband makes about potentially living under the same roof as his mother-in-law aside, my 84-year-old mother knows she can always move in with our family if or when the time arrives when she … [Read More...]

Seven Causes that Lead to Obesity & How to Avoid Them

In 2013, the American Medical Association (AMA) officially recognized obesity as a disease. A committee set up to study the matter advised that obesity's classification should not be changed, but the … [Read More...]