Business & Real Estate

Biz News: Firehouse Subs opening in Costa Mesa

A fast-casual sandwich chain is scheduled to open in Costa Mesa next week.

Fairgrounds extends swap meet contract

The Orange County Fair Board approved a contract this week with the fairgrounds' longtime swap meet operator, a move that will maintain...

It's already Halloween at Roger's Gardens

It's already Halloween at Roger's Gardens

It may be August, but Roger's Gardens in Corona del Mar is gearing up for Halloween.

The Ritz may return to Newport

The Ritz Restaurant, famed for its lunchtime drinking, red-lipped waitresses and decadent meals, may soon have a new harbor-side home.

Din Tai Fung comes to Orange County

Din Tai Fung comes to Orange County

Visitors to a new Chinese restaurant at South Coast Plaza already know their fortune when they walk through the door.

Biz News: JP Morgan Chase opens office near Fashion Island

Biz News: JP Morgan Chase opens office near Fashion Island

JP Morgan Chase recently celebrated the grand opening of a "private client office" near Fashion Island.

Fire ring bill stalled in state Senate Appropriations Committee

An Assembly bill aiming to protect fire rings in Southern California was held back in the state Senate Appropriations Committee and will not...

Biz-News: Ruby's to open 'Dinette' on 17th Street

Biz-News: Ruby's to open 'Dinette' on 17th Street

The Ruby's Diner at 428 E. 17th St. in Costa Mesa will reopen Thursday as Ruby's Dinette. The new...

Retail Therapy: Surf's up at Hang Ten

Surf's up: The Hang Ten warehouse sale is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at 153 W....

Lido House Hotel project wins Planning Commission approvals

Lido House Hotel project wins Planning Commission approvals

The site of Newport Beach's former City Hall, where a council gavel was last pounded in November 2012, is one step closer to becoming a 130-...

Officials: OC Fair vendor temporarily shut down for tax investigation

Officials: OC Fair vendor temporarily shut down for tax investigation

An OC Fair food vendor temporarily ceased operations Friday in response to a state investigation, according to fairgrounds officials.

Southwest starts O.C.-to-Mexico flights Sunday

Southwest Airlines is offering fliers a new option for hopping internationally from one sunny location to another — that would be...

Cyclist goes electric across the country

Cyclist goes electric across the country

Cathy Rodgers, 57, became the first person to cross the country on an electric bicycle on Saturday, riding from Washington state to...

Wilma's Patio co-founder dies

Wilma Staudinger, who helped create Wilma's Patio restaurant on Balboa Island in Newport Beach, died Friday. She was 85.

Biz News: Newport Beach credit rating still 'AAA'

The city of Newport Beach received a triple-A implied credit rating Friday from global credit rating and research group Fitch...

P.F. Chang's in Newport affected by credit card data breach

P.F. Chang's in Newport affected by credit card data breach

P.F. Chang's China Bistro Inc. has provided new details about a security breach discovered in June, saying customer data may have been...

Papers' parent company spun off

Tribune Publishing started a new chapter as a stand-alone company on Monday, as the long-planned spinoff from Tribune Co. takes effect.

More testimony points to cronyism, waste in Great Park project

Mounting testimony from an audit of the $200 million effort to transform a retired Orange County military base into one of America's great...

Whole Foods coming to Irvine in 2016

Whole Foods coming to Irvine in 2016

Whole Foods Market and the Irvine Co. announced this week that they have signed a lease to bring Irvine its first Whole Foods Market.

Businesses get new tool in Costa Mesa

Looking to open a business in Costa Mesa?

Fitness enthusiasts plank for charity and $500

Fitness enthusiasts plank for charity and $500

Fitness junkies "planked" for charity at an event Wednesday evening hosted by Lululemon Newport Beach, at Fashion Island.

Biz News: Sidecar offers Friday, Saturday deal

Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee, 270 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa, will now stay open until 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Patrons who visit...

Talking Shop: Jewelers start a new tradition

Talking Shop: Jewelers start a new tradition

Bill Peters held an Art Deco diamond and sapphire bracelet and gazed at its sparkle radiating from glistening chandeliers in the new...

 Irvine dentist turns tomato supplier to Zinc Cafe in Laguna, Corona del Mar

Irvine dentist turns tomato supplier to Zinc Cafe in Laguna, Corona del Mar

When it comes to heirloom tomatoes, Zinc Cafe & Market is not ordering the prized summer jewels from mega food distributors.

Surf notables to be honored at 2 induction ceremonies

Surfing legends and others who have made an impact on the world of water sports will be honored during two ceremonies this week in...

A fair share of pampering

A fair share of pampering

Between the deep-fried, bacon-wrapped whiskey and the stomach-churning rides, the Orange County Fair isn't really designed to do a body...

La Vida moves into The Triangle with a spin on authentic flavors

La Vida moves into The Triangle with a spin on authentic flavors

On a clear summer afternoon perfect for margaritas and ribbon cuttings, invited guests welcomed the newest restaurant at The Triangle.

Kobe Bryant's new Kobe Inc. moving into West Newport

Kobe Bryant's new Kobe Inc. moving into West Newport

Kobe Bryant's new company is setting up shop in the famed basketball player's hometown.

Residents fear 1928 church's sale will put history at risk

Residents fear 1928 church's sale will put history at risk

One of Costa Mesa's oldest churches is up for sale, and Eastside residents are worried about new development and closing the book on a...

 'Bachelor' hopefuls audition

'Bachelor' hopefuls audition

More than 300 hopefuls descended on the Westin South Coast Plaza hotel in Costa Mesa on Sunday to audition for the upcoming season of "The...

Most of Allergan's 1,500 job cuts will be in Southern California

Most of Allergan's 1,500 job cuts will be in Southern California

Most of the 1,500 job cuts that Botox maker Allergan Inc. announced Monday morning will be made in Southern California, the company’...

Tiny Balboa T-shirt shop folding up after 30 years

Tiny Balboa T-shirt shop folding up after 30 years

Among the boutique shops on Balboa Island's main drag, a small store called Family T's has long offered a tourist basic.

Farming at the OC Fair: Students learn joy, sadness of raising livestock

Farming at the OC Fair: Students learn joy, sadness of raising livestock

For many of the students participating in the Junior Livestock Auction at the OC Fair, the auctions Saturday are a bittersweet moment,...

'The Bachelor' audition is Sunday at Westin hotel

The Westin South Coast Plaza hotel in Costa Mesa is hosting an open audition Sunday for the next season of "The Bachelor."

Musician, entrepreneur strikes a chord online at Fiverr.com

Musician, entrepreneur strikes a chord online at Fiverr.com

Ryan Heenan hopes to be a guru in the online business world. But Wednesday afternoon, at his Newport Beach studio, he offered a crash course...

Pilot's parent company set for spinoff

CHICAGO — Tribune Publishing, which owns the Daily Pilot, will spin off from Tribune Co. on Aug. 4, the new publishing company...

Court decision helps clear path to senior center

A recent court decision could allow Huntington Beach to break ground on a new senior center by the end of the year.

Art museum in talks to sell site

The Orange County Museum of Art, which has long planned to relocate from its Newport Beach home to a spot near the Segerstrom Center for the...

Historic home in Costa Mesa is sold

Historic home in Costa Mesa is sold

A tiny abode — believed to be the oldest house in Costa Mesa — has been sold to a local businessman who says he plans to keep...

County CEO talks taxes with Newport

Perhaps better known for his stoic presence at Orange County Board of Supervisors meetings, County Chief Executive Officer Mike Giancola...

How might John Wayne settle this dispute?

The heirs of John Wayne and a certain North Carolina university are duking it out over their right to the word "Duke."

Family asks that donations go to lifeguard association; 2 memorials Sunday

Family asks that donations go to lifeguard association; 2 memorials Sunday

In response to a flood of support from community members, the family of Ben Carlson, a Newport Beach lifeguard who died during a rescue...

Murals keep on glowing

Murals keep on glowing

As the July 1 start date approached for the new operator of the Lido Theatre, a group of local residents came to the defense of the...

JWA report brings ire

A recent report by the Orange County Grand Jury suggesting that...

Revitalizing the Balboa Bay Club

Revitalizing the Balboa Bay Club

As the holiday drew near, managers at the Balboa Bay Club discovered that the round frame for the tiered Fourth of July cake had been...

Coupons are worth money off fair admission

Live in Costa Mesa? Love the annual paean to all things fried, fun and festive that is the Orange County Fair?

Talking Shop: Baguettes and bliss at La Cuisine

Talking Shop: Baguettes and bliss at La Cuisine

Laurent Brazier has found his bliss — surrounded by wine bottles, baguettes and an upgraded kitchen at his new cooking school, La...

Retail Therapy: You might throw in a "moo" too

Well spotted: Chick-fil-A's next Cow Appreciation Day will be July 11. The annual event, held at all Chick-fil-A locations,...

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