Business & Real Estate

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...

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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