Business & Real Estate

Developer wants homes to replace tattoo, massage and car rental businesses near Harbor Boulevard

Developer wants homes to replace tattoo, massage and car rental businesses near Harbor Boulevard

A Newport Beach developer hoping to build 28 homes in place of a small commercial center off Harbor Boulevard is expected to present plans...

Biz News: Lawsuit accuses El Pollo Loco of false, misleading statements

Costa Mesa-based chicken chain El Pollo Loco was hit with a class-action lawsuit Monday that alleges company executives made false or...

Cars and Coffee parks it at the fairgrounds

Cars and Coffee parks it at the fairgrounds

Cars and Coffee, the popular car enthusiast meet-up that grew too big for its Irvine location and shut down late last year, has been...

Let's order Thai peanut noodle salad and crème brûlée tonight, honey

Let's order Thai peanut noodle salad and crème brûlée tonight, honey

It's said that when New Yorkers come West, they miss the pizza and bagels, which just aren't the same as in their big city.

Biz News: Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Center to hold Newport grand opening

Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Center, which provides anti-aging and wellness services and treatments, will celebrate the grand opening of its...

Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton's Newport Coast mansion

Ex-Angel Josh Hamilton cuts the price on Newport Coast mansion to $15.88M

Former Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton, having struck out on a home sale thus far, has adjusted the price of his 10,850-square-foot...

Costa Mesa bar owner must pay penalty and surrender commission from investment deal in Ponzi scheme

A Costa Mesa bar owner who has worked as a paid city consultant will have to pay a hefty fine for breaking federal regulations when he...

Outbreak of common illnesses close shelter's cat ward

An outbreak of common feline illnesses at the Orange County Humane Society in Huntington Beach has temporarily closed the cat ward, a...

As short-term rentals become more popular, cities face complaints and competing demands

For vacationers looking to spend a night or two at some of Orange County's most sought-after coastal homes, the right property is just a...

643 babies set a one-month births record in July at Hoag Hospital

In July, the labor and delivery unit of Newport Beach's Hoag Hospital was a busy place.

Buff Bake business is bustling

Buff Bake business is bustling

Cousins Ashley and Brittany Boeckle grew up in Las Vegas, watching their fathers, who happened to be twin brothers, succeed in running a...

Biz News: Westin South Coast Plaza celebrates 40 years

 The Westin South Coast Plaza hotel is celebrating its 40th anniversary this month.

New website focuses on rehab industry

New website focuses on rehab industry

For co-founders Matt Mendoza and Jason Smith, their new website, TheRealEdition.com, is a fusion between technology and the...

Should voters have a say on some city projects? Groups take sides in Costa Mesa

Two Costa Mesa organizations have taken opposite stands on an effort to require voter approval for some new development projects.

Her goal is to make sure customers are Polished Perfect

Her goal is to make sure customers are Polished Perfect

Anyone who visits a typical neighborhood nail salon may gather that the industry needs a makeover.

Irvine Spectrum to host back-to-school festival

The Irvine Spectrum Center will celebrate the back-to-school shopping season by presenting the Endless Summer Festival, an event featuring...

Biz News: Z'Tejas closing at South Coast Plaza

Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill in Costa Mesa's South Coast Plaza is closing on Aug. 29.

Ex-Ducks and Kings player Dustin Penner lists his Balboa spot for $2.2 million

Ex-Ducks and Kings player Dustin Penner lists his Balboa spot for $2.2 million

NHL free agent forward Dustin Penner, who was a Stanley Cup winner with the Anaheim Ducks and the Los Angeles Kings, has listed his...

Biz News: Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21 debuts luxury wing

Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21 has a new luxury wing with eight upgraded auditoriums featuring recliners, reserved seating, a lounge and an...

NBA veteran Josh Childress lists his polished Irvine condo for $1.35 million

NBA veteran Josh Childress lists his polished Irvine condo for $1.35 million

Set for a second tour of basketball duty in Australia, NBA veteran Josh Childress has put a condominium unit in Irvine on the market for $1....

Clinic is all cats all the time

Clinic is all cats all the time

One summer evening in July, Dr. Kelly Wright, the self-proclaimed "queen of crazy cat ladies," felt compelled to rescue a seemingly stranded...

No farmers market at Eastside church, Costa Mesa decides

Following a public hearing that pitted Eastside Costa Mesa neighbors against one another, the City Council on Wednesday denied a church's...

Costa Mesa sober-living group fined

City code enforcement has fined a Costa Mesa sober-living business for allegedly hosting unpermitted group-counseling sessions in a Westside...

 Home of the Day: Resort-style living in a Spanish package in Shady Canyon

Home of the Day: Resort-style living in a Spanish package in Shady Canyon

A classic courtyard entry, arched doorways and a living/dining room area beneath truss beam ceilings set the stage for this contemporary...

Room & Board opens new accessories department

Room & Board opens new accessories department

Room & Board, a modern furniture and home decor business at South Coast Village, opened a new accessories department on the second floor...

Lawsuit: Irvine Co. refused would-be tenant with emotional-support dogs

The Irvine Co. discriminated against a prospective tenant when it refused rent an apartment to her and the two dogs she needs for...

Biz News: Antis Roofing party marks 25th anniversary

Biz News: Antis Roofing party marks 25th anniversary

Antis Roofing & Waterproofing in Irvine celebrated its 25th anniversary with a Western-themed party on Saturday for nearly 1,000 guests at...

Speaker series focuses on women in leadership

Female Orange County business leaders are invited to participate in a new speaker series starting Friday.

Japanese market woos cross-cultural shoppers with 'cup sushi,' fish prep, tips

Japanese market woos cross-cultural shoppers with 'cup sushi,' fish prep, tips

The Japanese market on Harbor Boulevard and Baker Street in Costa Mesa has been redecorated and rebranded with an eye toward the cross-...

Biz News: Holstein's cow statue, beers, shakes, burgers to replace Charlie Palmer

The South Coast Plaza space formerly occupied by the elegant Charlie Palmer restaurant, which closed this year, will be getting a very...

Biz News: Big Newport 6 cinema installs reclining seats

Biz News: Big Newport 6 cinema installs reclining seats

Movie theater Edwards Big Newport 6 recently replaced its seats with "luxurious new recliners" that have foot rests, according to owner...

Sober-living business loses bid for permit because of parking

The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday voted to deny a request that a sober-living business be allowed to hold group counseling sessions...

Petition seeking a direct vote on Costa Mesa development is making the rounds

Costa Mesa activists have begun circulating a petition in an effort to have new major developments face a vote of the people instead of just...

Home of the Day: $13.5M Italian-style villa in Newport's Crystal Cove

Home of the Day: $13.5M Italian-style villa in Newport's Crystal Cove

This ocean-view residence on about half an acre in Newport Coast’s Crystal Cove draws inspiration from Italian villa style with...

Fashionable nails go chemical-free at organic salon

Fashionable nails go chemical-free at organic salon

Jackie Dalton was in a beauty quandary.

Biz News: Costa Mesa furniture shop grand opening

Haskell, a home decor design firm which specializes in outdoor eco-conscious furnishings, is having a grand opening Thursday for its new...

Going to the OC Fair? You can take an express bus

The Orange County Transportation Authority is adding express bus service to the OC Fair.

Anaheim Ducks' Clayton Stoner buys $2.025M Newport home; take a look

Anaheim Ducks' Clayton Stoner buys $2.025M Newport home; take a look

Anaheim Ducks defenseman Clayton Stoner, who signed as a free agent last summer, has...

Conserving water at the car wash

Conserving water at the car wash

Washing your car at home may save a trip to the car wash, as well as a few bucks, but there's one resource the practice does not conserve:...

Waterless surfing in a warehouse gym trains everyone from kids to U.S. Open competitors

Waterless surfing in a warehouse gym trains everyone from kids to U.S. Open competitors

Inside a nondescript Westside Costa Mesa warehouse, folks from all over are partaking in a kind of waterless surfing.

Irvine's The Spectrum shopping center turns 20

Irvine's The Spectrum shopping center turns 20

The Irvine Spectrum shopping center will celebrate its 20th anniversary Saturday with games and prizes.

Biz News: Costa Mesa-based Haskell opens retail business

Biz News: Costa Mesa-based Haskell opens retail business

A Costa Mesa-based home decor design firm has opened a new retail space in the Eastside.

Ice cream made the customer's way at new shop

Ice cream made the customer's way at new shop

Huntington Beach has a new ice cream shop, and it offers entertainment, in a sense, as well as options for people with dietary restrictions.

Home of the Day: French Quarter style with an Airstream office in Newport

Home of the Day: French Quarter style with an Airstream office in Newport

This Newport Beach residence, once home to early radio pioneer Ken Niles, has a French Quarter vibe with a double-gallery design underscored...

'Real Housewife' Meghan King Edmonds, ex-Angels player Jim Edmonds buy Newport home

'Real Housewife' Meghan King Edmonds, ex-Angels player Jim Edmonds buy Newport home

Orange County’s newest housewife has found herself a home in Newport Beach.

Chamber, under new leader, is counting the ways to grow

Chamber, under new leader, is counting the ways to grow

So many new ideas are floating around an energized Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce these days that its president and CEO, Kyle Woosley, can...

Angels' ex-GM Jerry Dipoto lists Newport Beach home for about $3 million

Angels' ex-GM Jerry Dipoto lists Newport Beach home for about $3 million

Jerry Dipoto may be packing up more than just his office at Angel Stadium.

Coulter's book signing stirs passions of protesters, fans

Coulter's book signing stirs passions of protesters, fans

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter was in Costa Mesa on Wednesday evening to sign copies of her new book, an event that drew more than 100...

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