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Living large, living simple....

Been in the old home town for a bit...and will be here for a bit longer. I've been astounded about how much house construction is going on, here in Newport Beach. As I ride my bike from the Balboa Island ferry up to the Huntington Beach Pier and then down to The Wedge (called that when it's breaking) aka the jetty entrance for Balboa Bay, it's quite amazing! I imagine it's much like this in all of CA but in my island town of Alameda (anchored off the coast of Oakland) we just can't tear an old property down...that takes a big disaster...and thank goodness we don't have any of those at this time. Any property that was built in 1942 or earlier, needs extra scrutiny, to see how historic (hysterical) it might be before you can modify any of the exterior, as viewed from the street. Lots of time and mega dollars go into reducing a house into rubble, and buidling it back up again. As I was sitting on a bench looking over to Corona del Mar State Beach, this huge h