Business & Real Estate

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...

Peek into ex-Ducks wing Rob Niedermayer's Newport Coast home, sold at a loss

Peek into ex-Ducks wing Rob Niedermayer's Newport Coast home, sold at a loss

Former Anaheim Ducks right wing Rob Niedermayer and his wife, Jessica, have sold their home in the Crystal Cove area of Newport Coast for...

Biz News: CPK's Newport location helps lead new menu launch

CPK's Newport location helps lead new menu launch

Biz News: Dealership celebrates 94 years

Biz News: Dealership celebrates 94 years

Theodore Robins Ford is celebrating its 94th anniversary.

Biz News: Free ice cream sandwiches Friday at Irvine shop opening

Cream, a Bay Area-based dessert chain, will give away its signature ice cream sandwiches when it celebrates the grand opening of its...

Councilman fights for Westside club's live-entertainment permit

Costa Mesa Councilman Gary Monahan has appealed the denial of a controversial Westside nightclub's recent request to host live music.

Discover Financial closes mortgage unit, lays off hundreds in Irvine

Discover Financial closes mortgage unit, lays off hundreds in Irvine

Rewards card specialist Discover Financial Services, which got into the mortgage business via an acquisition in 2012, is shutting down its&...

Newport company to hold public meeting to explain its emissions risks

The public is invited to attend a meeting Thursday about toxic air risks associated with a Newport Beach metal finishing company located...

Biz News: Westin South Coast's Pinot Provence to close

French bistro Pinot Provence is closing this month after 18 years at the Westin South Coast Plaza hotel in Costa Mesa.

Fledgling falcons that fell from Newport office tower get fresh chances to fly

Fledgling falcons that fell from Newport office tower get fresh chances to fly

On top of an 18-story building, Hector Armenta held a 7-week-old peregrine falcon.

Biz News: Irvine trash driver gets a national award

Jesus Santos, a longtime driver in Irvine for Waste Management of Orange County, has been named this year's Large Residential Driver of...

Newport's Jackshrimp restaurant is going to peel out after 25 years

Newport's Jackshrimp restaurant is going to peel out after 25 years

After spending a quarter of a century serving his California-style Cajun cuisine in Newport Beach, Jackshrimp owner Jack Jasper will close...

Coming soon: An airbag in a suit for motorcycle racers

Coming soon: An airbag in a suit for motorcycle racers

A new type of technology may make racing motorcycles a little safer.

What does $8.49 million look like in Crystal Cove? Peek inside

What does $8.49 million look like in Crystal Cove? Peek inside

Clad in brick and stone, this Tuscan-style house behind gates in the Crystal Cove area is entered through a rustic courtyard with a fountain...

Biz News: Stores bringing changes to South Coast Plaza

Biz News: Stores bringing changes to South Coast Plaza

New additions are coming to South Coast Plaza's collection of stores in Costa Mesa. Tadashi Shoji is slated to unveil a revamped boutique on...

Biz News: AAA honors independent service providers

The Costa Mesa-based Automobile Club of Southern California recognized A&B Towing of Costa Mesa and Surfside Lock & Key of Irvine...

Designer discusses roots of David Yurman collection

Designer discusses roots of David Yurman collection

Ask David Yurman to name the most special design in his collection and he doesn't hesitate to show one of the earliest pieces he crafted...

Biz News: Active Ride pop-up shop to open in Irvine

Active Ride pop-up shop to open in Irvine

Irvine shakes things up with late-night eatery options

Irvine shakes things up with late-night eatery options

Even with the plethora of restaurants to feed the guests and residents of Irvine, there is still one thing the hungry cannot always find...

Ex-Angel Gary Matthews Jr. wants $15.5M for his Corona del Mar showplace

Ex-Angel Gary Matthews Jr. wants $15.5M for his Corona del Mar showplace

Gary Matthews Jr. is swinging for the fences with his latest home offering. The former Angels outfielder has put his designer showplace...

Biz News: Local chefs show their stuff at cooking demo

Chefs Michael Schepers of Irvine's Mick's Karma Bar and Rachel Klemek of Blackmarket Bakery in Costa Mesa joined Martin Diedrich, master...

Biz News: Westin names director of Sales and Marketing

Biz News: Westin names director of Sales and Marketing

Hotel sales and marketing professional Trine Ackelman has been named director of Sales and Marketing at The Westin South Coast Plaza in...

Biz News: Area entrepreneurs recognized for innovation

Business leaders from Irvine, Costa Mesa and Newport Beach have been named as finalists in Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year awards...

Costa Mesa bookstore — emphasis on books — gets last-minute reprieve

Costa Mesa bookstore — emphasis on books — gets last-minute reprieve

In this increasingly digitized age of e-books and e-readers, Books on Broadway in downtown Costa Mesa has struggled to survive as a purveyor...

Home of the Day: Glass floors, see-through views for $13.9M in Corona del Mar

Home of the Day: Glass floors, see-through views for $13.9M in Corona del Mar

This Mediterranean-inspired contemporary leaves little to the imagination with such see-through features as a glass-enclosed wine cellar,...

Biz News: Irvine game developer hits 250 million downloads

MobilityWare Inc., an Irvine-based developer and publisher of mobile games, said its titles have achieved 250 million downloads and that...

Transgender woman's lawsuit accuses Barnes & Noble of discrimination, harassment

Transgender woman's lawsuit accuses Barnes & Noble of discrimination, harassment

A transgender woman who worked at Barnes & Noble stores in Huntington Beach and Irvine sued the bookseller last week, alleging that she...

Biz News: Local chefs to cook up creations at demonstration

Three area culinary experts will appear Tuesday in Costa Mesa at the second of five sessions in a monthly Golden Chef Series of cooking...

Irvine animation company a name player in video game world

The video game world has rapidly evolved into a Hollywood-movie-style scene highlighted by out-of-this-world sequences, big-time...

Group will appeal denial of radio station antenna

A Garden Grove-based nonprofit seeking to start a radio station in Costa Mesa has appealed the city's denial of its request to construct a...

Segerstrom's courage captured in exhibit

Segerstrom's courage captured in exhibit

It occupies one corner of South Coast Plaza's new exhibit without fanfare, looking conspicuously grimy amid the gleaming cases and cordoned-...

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Costa Makers studio to close

Ex-RVCA co-owner denies cheating bank on short sale of Costa Mesa home

A former co-owner of surf- and skate-wear brand RVCA pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that he bilked his mortgage lender out of more...

Forum focuses on export options for small businesses

Exporting goods and services isn't just for the big-business powerhouses; it's for the little ones too.

Rally gathers more than 1 million diapers

Rally gathers more than 1 million diapers

A diaper rally was held Friday in the parking lot of the former offices of the Daily Pilot and Los Angeles Times in Costa Mesa.

Underwater exploration without getting wet

Underwater exploration without getting wet

"Mommy, look, a stingray!" 4-year-old Nicholas Brown of Newport Beach exclaimed as he peered out the window of a semi-submarine near...

Costa Mesa-based company releases fitness app

Technology is lending a hand to those who want to maintain their health and shed a few pounds, thanks to a mobile app designed in part by...

Community gives a jovial, heartfelt goodbye to retiring chamber head

Community gives a jovial, heartfelt goodbye to retiring chamber head

More than 100 people turned out Wednesday to celebrate Ed Fawcett, who recently retired after heading the Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce for...

Newport Coast resident accused of illegal precious-metals sales

Federal officials have accused a Newport Coast man and his company of running a telemarketing operation that violated commodities law by...

OCTA to take charge of 405 toll-lane project

The Orange County Transportation Authority is taking the reins on a highly debated proposal to put toll lanes on the 405 Freeway through...

Costa Mesa start-up works to make phone batteries universal

Costa Mesa start-up works to make phone batteries universal

Sitting in his company's offices at a Costa Mesa business park, Kero Basilios assembled three attachments onto an iPhone 6: a transparent...

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...

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