Iconic lifeguard tower burned down at the #Wedge surf spot, set ablaze at night — Orange County Register

Burned Newport Beach Lifeguard Tower at The Wedge.

Beach goers watch as a city crew from Newport Beach begins the removal of the burned lifeguard tower at the Wedge in Newport Beach early on Thursday morning, June, 20, 2019. The tower burned overnight. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG) A partial sign and burned timbers is all that remains…



This is what the Lifeguard tower looked like a few years ago.

via Iconic lifeguard tower burned down at the Wedge surf spot, set ablaze at night — Orange County Register


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Most- and Least-Promising Metros for Real Estate Investors

Local Market Monitor, a North Carolina firm that measures the potential for price appreciation in real estate markets with more than 200,000 residents, recently evaluated markets for conservative investors. It identified the best metros as those with signs that prices are stabilizing. It also named markets where prices are still falling as “dangerous.”

Here are the 10 most-promising areas for conservative investors:

1. Tulsa, Okla.
2. Oklahoma City, Okla.
3. San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, Calif.
4. Albany-Schenectady-Troy, N.Y.
5. Indianapolis-Carmel, Ind.
6. El Paso, Texas
7. Winston-Salem, N.C.
8. Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio-Ky.-Ind.
9. Worcester, Mass.
10. Louisville-Jefferson County, Ky.-Ind.

The top 10 most “dangerous” areas are:

1. Ocala, Fla.
2. Lakeland-Winter Haven, Fla.
3. Reno-Sparks, Nev.
4. Orlando-Kissimmee, Fla.
5. Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, Fla.
6. Port St. Lucie, Fla.
7. Las Vegas-Paradise, Nev.
8. Boise City-Nampa, Ind.
9. Prescott, Ariz.
10. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Fla.

Source: The Wall Street Journal, M.P. McQueen (10/01/2010)