Business & Real Estate

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...

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...

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