Business & Real Estate

Proposed archway idea withdrawn

Proposed archway idea withdrawn

A Westside Costa Mesa businessman has withdrawn his application to build an archway sign and promote his properties as the "Mesa Arts"...

Biz News: Allergan plans 557 layoffs at Irvine base

Allergan Inc., the maker of Botox, plans to lay off 557 workers at its Irvine headquarters effective June 4, according to a notice filed...

Newport woman sues Southwest Airlines over death of husband stricken on plane

Lawyers representing a Newport Beach widow filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Monday against Southwest Airlines, alleging that members of a...

Chamber of Commerce to celebrate Ed Fawcett

The Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce is hosting a retirement luncheon next week for its former president and CEO, Ed Fawcett.

Irvine farm land leaves water for the drinking

Irvine farm land leaves water for the drinking

On a recent afternoon, the Santa Ana winds swept through a sunny, 200-acre swath of Irvine where a quiet experiment is occurring that...

Super-agent Scott Boras looks to deal his Newport Coast home

Super-agent Scott Boras looks to deal his Newport Coast home

Scott Boras, the high-profile sports agent who has represented such Major League Baseball stars as Alex Rodriguez and Jered Weaver, has...

Kobe Bryant under contract to sell Newport Coast home

Kobe Bryant under contract to sell Newport Coast home

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is under contract to sell his home in Newport Coast, according to the Multiple Listing Service.

Businessman wants to build archway to promote new arts district

Are there enough arts within the City of the Arts for a second arts district?

Costa Mesa housing permit isn't unfair to addicts, judge tentatively rules

A federal judge has tentatively ruled that Costa Mesa did not discriminate when it required operators of homes for recovering addicts to...

Home of the Day: Living on the edge in Laguna Beach

Home of the Day: Living on the edge in Laguna Beach

This clifftop contemporary, with sleek natural finishes, designer lighting and an elevator servicing each level, sits above a rock...

Ducks' Ryan Getzlaf drops $6.1M on Corona del Mar house with a view

Ducks' Ryan Getzlaf drops $6.1M on Corona del Mar house with a view

These days, the view is pretty nice from where Ryan Getzlaf is sitting.

Eastside throwback store L & M Dairy offers drive-through convenience

Eastside throwback store L & M Dairy offers drive-through convenience

On Costa Mesa's trendy 17th Street Promenade, where marketing teams help herald the newest artisan dishes and handmade crafts, L & M Dairy...

Biz News: Hoag opens sarcoma program

Hoag Hospital has announced the launch of Orange County's first comprehensive Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcoma Program for those battling the...

Programming the perfect pair of shoes

Programming the perfect pair of shoes

Even for the most committed shopper, finding the right pair of shoes can be a difficult hunt. A search online or at a retail center can take...

Biz News: Mariners to host job fair

Mariners Church in Irvine is hosting a job fair April 22 that is expected to draw more than 50 employers.

Russian immigrant siblings start framing business in Costa Mesa

Russian immigrant siblings start framing business in Costa Mesa

Olya Bagby arranged the pictures in the shadow box. The photos are dark, except for the spotlight on her.

Biz News: Eastside Costa Mesa townhomes set to open in mid-May

Biz News: Eastside Costa Mesa townhomes set to open in mid-May

 A new four-unit townhome tract in Eastside Costa Mesa plans to open next month at 2562 Santa Ana Ave.

No fines, no more burlesque, but live music can go on at club whose permit lapsed

No fines, no more burlesque, but live music can go on at club whose permit lapsed

A Costa Mesa bar owner who for about five months hosted live music shows and burlesque performances without a permit at his business will...

Home of the Day: A car collector's estate in Crystal Cove

Home of the Day: A car collector's estate in Crystal Cove

Amenities for the auto enthusiast take center stage at this Moroccan-inspired estate in the Crystal Cove area of Newport Coast. A long...

Family-owned Five Crowns restaurant celebrates 50 years with a new menu

Family-owned Five Crowns restaurant celebrates 50 years with a new menu

Even as a child, Ryan O'Melveny Wilson knew flavorful and expertly prepared prime beef.

Former Daily Pilot Managing Editor Chuck Loos dies

Former Daily Pilot Managing Editor Chuck Loos dies

Charles H. "Chuck" Loos, a former Daily Pilot managing editor highly regarded for his years of mentoring generations of young Orange...

Home of the Day: A cool coastal vibe in Newport Beach

Home of the Day: A cool coastal vibe in Newport Beach

This newly built coastal residence, with breezy white interiors, oak flooring and sea foam tile, sits a few steps away from the...

Westside club fined after illegal live shows

Westside club fined after illegal live shows

A Westside Costa Mesa nightclub that performed illegal remodeling work and held unpermitted concerts for about a month has been fined.

Biz News: Fresh & Easy to sell Costa Mesa store

Biz News: Fresh & Easy to sell Costa Mesa store

The Fresh & Easy store in the Costa Mesa Courtyards shopping center at Newport and Harbor boulevards is one of 30 stores in Southern...

Show can't go on - for now - at new Costa Mesa club

Show can't go on - for now - at new Costa Mesa club

On Friday afternoon, a banjo-toting band called Moonsville Collective showed up a few hours early for its 8 p.m. gig at a new Costa Mesa...

Council approves Ganahl move, expansion

Citing Ganahl Lumber's positive contributions to the community, the Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday approved the business' request to...

Biz News: Yoga, nutrition store opening Saturday

Biz News: Yoga, nutrition store opening Saturday

Find Your Zen Yoga & Nutrition Studio will open Saturday in Corona del Mar, offering a new style of interval yoga created by the studio's...

Ruby's in Costa Mesa returns to full service

Ruby's in Costa Mesa returns to full service

A quick-service experiment at a revamped Ruby's Diner location in Costa Mesa was recently scrapped and returned to a traditional full-...

This walk first, then the aisle

This walk first, then the aisle

The wedding season got underway Sunday with the annual Corona del Mar Bridal Walk, an event that allowed businesses and vendors to...

Haggen grocery chain making itself at home in Orange County

Haggen grocery chain making itself at home in Orange County

The cult of Haggen fanatics is about to grow bigger.

Judge rules broken arm isn't a disability in Bay Club debauchery suit

Judge rules broken arm isn't a disability in Bay Club debauchery suit

An Orange County judge Tuesday threw out part of a lawsuit claiming a swanky Newport Beach waterfront club discriminated against a member'...

Times Community News names Russ Newton publisher

Times Community News names Russ Newton publisher

Russ Newton, a senior vice president with the Los Angeles Times, has been named publisher of Times Community News.

Ex-Duck Saku Koivu's former Irvine estate back on market at $6.795 million

Ex-Duck Saku Koivu's former Irvine estate back on market at $6.795 million

An Irvine estate formerly owned by retired NHL center Saku Koivu has been listed for sale at $6.795 million.

A Drybar founder finds room to roam in Costa Mesa home transformation

A Drybar founder finds room to roam in Costa Mesa home transformation

Following stints living in New York and Los Angeles, Drybar co-founder Michael Landau and his wife, Sarah Hutnick, found themselves in a...

Home of the Day: Waterfront flair in Newport Beach

Home of the Day: Waterfront flair in Newport Beach

Textured finishes and wall treatments keep the eye moving at this ornamented harbor home in Newport Beach. Reclaimed antique...

Home of the Day: Waterfront flair in Newport Beach

Home of the Day: Waterfront flair in Newport Beach

Textured finishes and wall treatments keep the eye moving at this ornamented harbor home in Newport Beach. Reclaimed antique...

Theodore Robins Ford shows off new decor

Theodore Robins Ford shows off new decor

Theodore Robins Ford, a Newport-Mesa institution since 1921, held a grand re-opening ceremony Thursday for its renovated Harbor Boulevard...

Biz News: Pimco chief economist steps down

Newport Beach-based Pacific Investment Management Co. said Paul McCulley is stepping down as chief economist and managing director,...

Ganahl Lumber gets approval to move, grow

Ganahl Lumber gets approval to move, grow

Costa Mesa planning commissioners unanimously approved a new site for Ganahl Lumber on Monday that allows the company to construct a...

O.C. Restaurant Week starts Sunday

The seventh Orange County Restaurant Week, featuring special offers from more than 100 eateries, will take place Sunday to March 7.

Henry Segerstrom, South Coast Plaza and arts center pioneer, dies at 91

Henry Segerstrom, South Coast Plaza and arts center pioneer, dies at 91

Henry Thomas Segerstrom, a farmer who transformed a family lima bean plot into South Coast Plaza and then used his fortune to help build...

'Ted' Marinos, longtime cafe and pawn shop businessman, dies at 91

'Ted' Marinos, longtime cafe and pawn shop businessman, dies at 91

Elefthious "Ted" Marinos, a longtime Costa Mesa resident, business owner and volunteer, has died.

Biz News: Portola Coffee Lab opening 4 new shops

Portola Coffee Lab, the popular coffeehouse founded in Costa Mesa's South Coast Collection four years ago, is expanding with four new...

Burger King will be out, Raising Cane's chicken in on Harbor Boulevard

Burger King will be out, Raising Cane's chicken in on Harbor Boulevard

Costa Mesa planners approved a new fast-food restaurant this week that will replace a Burger King near the 405 Freeway.

Ex-Angel Jim Edmonds gets $6.775 million for Irvine home

Ex-Angel Jim Edmonds gets $6.775 million for Irvine home

Former Major League Baseball outfielder Jim Edmonds has sold his home in Irvine for $6.775...

New alcohol regulations would focus on Balboa Peninsula

The Newport Beach City Council set the wheels in motion Tuesday night for the city to eventually modify regulations for Balboa Peninsula...

Fashion Island Starbucks may get to pour beer, wine

Starbucks' Fashion Island location could soon be offering patrons more than a caffeine buzz.

Master brings years of kung fu training to Costa Mesa

Master brings years of kung fu training to Costa Mesa

Within the Shaolin Temple, in the mountains of China's Henan province, Shi Yanqing lived regimented, disciplined days.

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