Business & Real Estate

Backers want to open automotive museum in Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa planning commissioners are expected to examine a proposal Monday to add a vintage car museum to the city's Westside.

New Balboa Peninsula deli blends tradition, trends

New Balboa Peninsula deli blends tradition, trends

With its extensive craft beer selection, local artisan coffee and traditional East Coast deli fare along with vegan options, Newport Beach's...

Biz News: Bosch opens eBike U.S. headquarters in Irvine

Bosch officially opened the U.S. headquarters for its electric bicycle systems this month in Irvine.

Hungry? Newport's Restaurant Week offers special menus through Feb. 1

Hungry? Newport's Restaurant Week offers special menus through Feb. 1

Diners can dig into special menus at 63 restaurants during Dine Newport Beach Restaurant Week, which runs Monday through Feb. 1.

Talking Shop: Riding the wave of fashion

Talking Shop: Riding the wave of fashion

Business is a family affair for the Skala sisters.

Biz News: Groundbreaking set for Hoag Health Center Irvine

Newport Beach-based Hoag Hospital will break ground Thursday for Hoag Health Center Irvine.

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Newport fitness studio celebrates anniversary

Kobe Bryant awaits decision on future of Newport headquarters

The future of Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant's global business headquarters in Newport Beach remains unknown after a hearing Thursday...

Nekter juice reopens original site with revamped fare and decor

Nekter juice reopens original site with revamped fare and decor

By about 7 a.m. Friday, the parking lot behind Nekter Juice Bar in Costa Mesa was nearly full.

Newport developer hopes to lure boomers with $1.5-$4M condos

Newport developer hopes to lure boomers with $1.5-$4M condos

With condominiums featuring contemporary, Mediterranean-inspired architecture, expansive windows and open floor plans, The New Home Co....

Longtime chamber leader passes baton

Longtime chamber leader passes baton

After 23 years as Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce president and CEO, Ed Fawcett is calling it quits.

Tech companies look to grow in new Irvine incubator

Tech companies look to grow in new Irvine incubator

Inside an unassuming beige office building next to the UC Irvine campus, eight entrepreneurs aim to grow fledgling companies in a new tech...

Biz News: Irvine Pavilions to become Haggen store

The Pavilions supermarket at 3901 Portola Parkway in Irvine will become a Haggen Food & Pharmacy in 2015 as part of Haggen's planned...

2014 in business: Ritz, no; Triangle, yes; and beer

2014 in business: Ritz, no; Triangle, yes; and beer

The business community in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and Irvine has seen its share of challenges and successes in the past year. Here are...

How I Made It: Derek Jenkins, design director at Mazda North America

How I Made It: Derek Jenkins, design director at Mazda North America

The gig: As director for design at Mazda North America in Irvine, Derek Jenkins leads the design direction of Mazda's...

Longtime Cal's Cameras owner Cal Stilley, 90, dies

Longtime Cal's Cameras owner Cal Stilley, 90, dies

Cal's Cameras & Video founder Cal Stilley, whose downtown Costa Mesa storefront was a longtime community fixture for shutterbug hobbyists,...

New Home targets open space in urban areas for building

A real estate meltdown might seem like a bad time to start a home-building operation.

 55-and-older housing complex opens in Costa Mesa

55-and-older housing complex opens in Costa Mesa

Operators of a recently opened senior living complex in Costa Mesa are hoping their new residents will live as if on vacation every day....

Talking Shop: Antiques? That's not a risky business

Talking Shop: Antiques? That's not a risky business

Joseph and Jennifer D'Ambra grew up on movie sets.

UCI study suggests higher minimum wages 'destroy jobs'

A new UC Irvine-led study is the latest salvo in a longstanding fight over the minimum wage, reinforcing the researchers' earlier findings...

Larry J. Cano dies at 90; founder of El Torito restaurant chain

Larry J. Cano, who took over a defunct Polynesian restaurant in Encino in 1954 and turned it into the first El Torito restaurant, building...

Biz News: VW dealership to host toy drive

Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore at 20 Auto Center Drive in Irvine will be collecting new, unwrapped toys Monday through Dec. 31 for the...

Stylish community joins forces on Superior

Stylish community joins forces on Superior

In a corner of town more popularly known for industrial buildings and oil changes, a budding pocket of artists and businesses are...

ExplorOcean expansion plan raises questions about Fun Zone's future

ExplorOcean expansion plan raises questions about Fun Zone's future

Nearly a decade has passed since ExplorOcean bought a harbor-facing stretch of land dubbed the Balboa Fun Zone, exchanging the kitschy Scary...

Biz News: Coldwell Banker opens brokerage in Newport Center

Biz News: Coldwell Banker opens brokerage in Newport Center

Rush Hill, while still Newport Beach mayor, participated in a ribbon-cutting Dec. 4 at the grand opening of the Coldwell Banker...

Biz News: Torelli Realty plans annual snow day next week

Biz News: Torelli Realty plans annual snow day next week

Torelli Realty plans to re-create its annual "Snow Land" from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 13 at Balearic Park, 1975 Balearic Drive, Costa Mesa.

Need a job, selling your house? OC economists have a positive forecast

Chapman University economists are predicting small but continued growth for Orange County in the coming year, with modest gains in jobs,...

 Old-school printing keeps business humming

Old-school printing keeps business humming

In a back room at Hoover Printing, Jim Hoover looked over one of his small presses that, some six decades later, still runs and requires...

Little bean is big business for Irvine's ChocXO chocolate factory entrepreneur

Little bean is big business for Irvine's ChocXO chocolate factory entrepreneur

His name isn't Willy Wonka, but that hasn't stopped him from opening a chocolate factory.

Health-apparel founder had a tough road to inspiration

Health-apparel founder had a tough road to inspiration

Dorian Ayres wanted to be an architect.

Biz News: Ex-assemblyman joins Costa Mesa law office

Southern California law firm Theodora Oringher has added Rod Pacheco as a senior attorney for its Costa Mesa and Los Angeles offices,...

Yep, these freshmen have an app for that

Yep, these freshmen have an app for that

His hair moussed and neatly arranged, Yep Technologies President JohnMichael Jurgensen presented his project, never stumbling over his words...

Food, art and exhibits Friday night at Canvas Costa Mesa event

The inaugural Canvas Costa Mesa event, a one-night program of festivities that spotlight the local arts, will take place from 7 to 10 p.m....

Tree lights up for holidays at Fashion Island

Tree lights up for holidays at Fashion Island

It's the most wonderful time of the year at Fashion Island.

Tax provisions could trip up Costa Mesa marijuana proposals

When it comes to the possibility of medical marijuana returning to Costa Mesa, City Hall is finding itself in a legal morass, caught between...

Old VW gets new life helping to train young drivers

Old VW gets new life helping to train young drivers

Hayley McClements tucks herself into the red crushed-cloth seat of a worn, blue 1969 Volkswagen bus, takes a deep breath and fires up the...

Tesla celebrates new service center, revamped showroom in Costa Mesa

Tesla celebrates new service center, revamped showroom in Costa Mesa

Tesla Motors held a grand-opening ceremony Thursday for its new service center and revitalized showroom in Costa Mesa's business district...

Forging their craft as Costa Mesa's first commercial microbrewery

Forging their craft as Costa Mesa's first commercial microbrewery

After employees of the Barley Forge Brewing Co. had moved into their new digs in Costa Mesa, they noticed a small something on the roof...

Biz News: Retirement community celebrates first year

Biz News: Retirement community celebrates first year

Vivante on the Coast, a luxury retirement community in Costa Mesa's Westside, recently celebrated its first anniversary.

Westside housing development gets Planning Commission's OK

Westside housing development gets Planning Commission's OK

The Costa Mesa Planning Commission on Monday unanimously approved a single-family housing development for the Westside that would replace...

Co-owner of Irvine real estate investment firm pleads guilty to fraud

One owner of an Irvine-based real estate investment company pleaded guilty Thursday to allegations that his firm essentially turned into a...

Capturing the golden history of Balboa

Capturing the golden history of Balboa

Everyone on the island has a story about why they came here.

Great Park consultant files complaint, says accounting firm hurt its reputation

Great Park consultant files complaint, says accounting firm hurt its reputation

A consulting firm battered by allegations of cronyism and inefficiency in reviews of Irvine's $200-million effort to develop the Orange...

Biz News: New facilities for treatment center

New Directions for Women recently opened two facilities in Costa Mesa: a furniture warehouse and a new outpatient and administrative office.

Second marijuana initiative headed to a decision in Costa Mesa

For a second time this month, the Costa Mesa city clerk's office has certified a medical marijuana petition that could pave the way for...

County GOP gives $50,000 to PAC supporting 4 Newport council candidates

In the final stretch toward Election Day on Tuesday, the Republican Party of Orange County has funneled about $50,000 into a political...

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