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Costa Mesa picks department veteran to be its new police chief

Costa Mesa picks department veteran to be its new police chief

A 22-year veteran and current captain in the Costa Mesa Police Department will take over as its next chief, city officials announced...

Planners to consider new housing complex on Westside

Four three-story homes could soon make an appearance on Maple Avenue in Costa Mesa's Westside.

Shots fired in apparent road-rage incident in Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa police are looking for a man who shot at a car during a bout of road rage early Friday.

Experts still deciding if man is fit to stand trial in bludgeoning slaying

Two court-appointed psychologists disagree on whether a murder suspect is mentally fit to stand trial for a 2013 slaying in Costa Mesa but...

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...

It's time for Carnegie Hall, and Costa Mesa High choirs are ready

It's time for Carnegie Hall, and Costa Mesa High choirs are ready

Students in Costa Mesa High School's Madrigal and Vocal Ensemble choirs are counting down the days until they travel to New York City to...

Costa Mesa's drought crackdown: Water early or late, Tuesdays and Saturdays; fix leaks. Or get fined

Mesa Water District adopted a plan Thursday that mandates water use restrictions and could result in fines for property owners.

Neighborhood center needs overhaul to be turned into library, consultant says

Neighborhood center needs overhaul to be turned into library, consultant says

Costa Mesa's Neighborhood Community Center would need major work before it could be converted into a large central library, a city...

Taco Maria restaurateur makes list of nation's top new chefs

Taco Maria restaurateur makes list of nation's top new chefs

When Carlos Salgado opened his Costa Mesa restaurant two years ago, his goal was to give customers traditional taco meats with an innovative...

Report blames Fairview Developmental Center for 6 deaths

Report blames Fairview Developmental Center for 6 deaths

A trove of newly released state records has revealed that the Fairview Developmental Center is to blame in the deaths of six residents...

Costa Mesa homeless advocate passing the torch

Costa Mesa homeless advocate passing the torch

A Costa Mesa homeless advocate who helped spearhead several new aid programs announced that she will be leaving her post later this month.

Costa Mesa group homes failing to obtain new permits; deadline is Wednesday

Compliance with a new Costa Mesa law that requires group homes to obtain permits is lagging, city officials said Tuesday.

Man crashes 1 of his 2 trucks into the other

A Costa Mesa man Tuesday crashed his truck into a cinder block wall, backed up and hit another pickup that he owns and then smashed into a...

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...

School choirs unite for vocal festival

School choirs unite for vocal festival

Students from across the Newport-Mesa Unified School District lifted their voices in harmony Tuesday night for the All District Vocal...

O.C. Museum of Art cuts chief curator, 4 other jobs

In preparation for its move from Newport Beach to Costa Mesa, the Orange County Museum of Art has eliminated five staff positions, including...

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...

Newport-Mesa event to explain new school programs

Newport-Mesa parents can learn about district-wide academic programs at a community meeting Wednesday.

Sanitary district OKs major Costa Mesa sewer pipeline project

After about 20 minutes of discussion Thursday night, Costa Mesa Sanitary District directors quietly approved the agency's portion of an...

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.

Environmentalists contest sewer line project through Talbert park

Environmentalists contest sewer line project through Talbert park

A proposed sewage pipeline that would run under Talbert Regional Park is being challenged by local environmentalists, who contend that the...

Costa Mesa nonprofit teaches tech skills, life lessons

Costa Mesa nonprofit teaches tech skills, life lessons

Dave Cornelius said a high school career day inspired his high-tech livelihood.

Man arrested, another sought in Costa Mesa stabbing

Two attackers stabbed a man in Costa Mesa on Thursday afternoon, but the victim fought back and sent one of the assailants to a hospital,...

Costa Mesa brings back online crime map

Costa Mesa brings back online crime map

After a year's absence, a city website that tracks crime reports in Costa Mesa was relaunched Wednesday.

Costa Mesa council heats up during police pension talks

What was to be a brief talk about Costa Mesa's top-ranking police officers contributing more to their pension funds turned into a heated...

A Drybar founder finds room to roam in Costa Mesa home transformation

A Drybar founder finds room to roam in Costa Mesa home transformation

Following stints living in New York and Los Angeles, Drybar co-founder Michael Landau and his wife, Sarah Hutnick, found themselves in a...

Community pays respects to Henry Segerstrom

Community pays respects to Henry Segerstrom

True to his legacy in Orange County, Henry T. Segerstrom's day of remembrance Saturday at Fairhaven Memorial Park exuded every bit of what...

Police pensions, park survey on Costa Mesa council's agenda

The Costa Mesa City Council is scheduled to discuss a host of topics Tuesday, including a community survey on Fairview Park development...

Costa Mesa seeks members for city committees

The Costa Mesa City Council is accepting applications from residents to fill seats on seven committees and the newly established Senior...

Fairview Park committee meeting canceled

Wednesday's meeting of the Fairview Park Citizens Advisory Committee has been canceled because of a scheduling conflict, according to...

Costa Mesa High to get college-style schedule this fall

Costa Mesa High School will roll out a college-style scheduling system this fall, the third high school in the Newport-Mesa Unified School...

Police: DNA used to link Costa Mesa man to stolen car's crash into home

Costa Mesa police said Wednesday that they arrested a man after finding DNA evidence linking him to a stolen car that crashed into a house...

Living at a Costa Mesa motel? You can stay, for now

Living at a Costa Mesa motel? You can stay, for now

An Orange County judge Wednesday expanded the number of people exempt from a Costa Mesa law that bans most long-term stays in local motels.

Henry Segerstrom, South Coast Plaza and arts center pioneer, dies at 91

Henry Segerstrom, South Coast Plaza and arts center pioneer, dies at 91

Henry Thomas Segerstrom, a farmer who transformed a family lima bean plot into South Coast Plaza and then used his fortune to help build...

Missing Valentine's Day date last seen arguing with boyfriend

Missing Valentine's Day date last seen arguing with boyfriend

A 28-year-old woman who disappeared after a night out celebrating Valentine’s Day at a popular Costa Mesa nightclub was seen early the...

Suspicious fire burns half an acre in Talbert Regional Park

Suspicious fire burns half an acre in Talbert Regional Park

Fire crews quickly doused a small brush fire in Talbert Regional Park in Costa Mesa on Tuesday evening, according to authorities.

Sister's stroke leads student to his calling, and to a scholarship

Sister's stroke leads student to his calling, and to a scholarship

Rodrick Edwards found out he had won a full scholarship to Wesleyan University at exactly 1:12 p.m. on Dec. 1.

No injuries are reported after fire at Travelodge in Costa Mesa

No injuries are reported after fire at Travelodge in Costa Mesa

Firefighters quickly took control of a two-alarm blaze at the Travelodge Orange County Airport/Costa Mesa hotel Saturday afternoon, knocking...

Costa Mesa may send mayor to D.C.

Costa Mesa city officials are looking to send Mayor Steve Mensinger to a conference in Washington, D.C., as the city's representative.

Cancer won't keep biz teacher from national competition

Cancer won't keep biz teacher from national competition

A winning project has grown into a meaningful lesson for some seniors at Costa Mesa High School.

Burger King will be out, Raising Cane's chicken in on Harbor Boulevard

Burger King will be out, Raising Cane's chicken in on Harbor Boulevard

Costa Mesa planners approved a new fast-food restaurant this week that will replace a Burger King near the 405 Freeway.

Master brings years of kung fu training to Costa Mesa

Master brings years of kung fu training to Costa Mesa

Within the Shaolin Temple, in the mountains of China's Henan province, Shi Yanqing lived regimented, disciplined days.

Costa Mesa names interim police chief

Costa Mesa names interim police chief

A former Huntington Beach police chief and current dean at Golden West College will lead the Costa Mesa Police Department while it...

Man arrested in 'bladed weapon' attack, police say

Man arrested in 'bladed weapon' attack, police say

Police on Monday arrested a Costa Mesa man who they say had been hiding from them for more than a week after an attack with a "bladed...

PIs plead not guilty in Costa Mesa spying case; can keep firearms licenses

PIs plead not guilty in Costa Mesa spying case; can keep firearms licenses

Two private investigators accused of conducting illegal surveillance on a pair of Costa Mesa city councilmen during the 2012 election season...

Saddleback opens place of worship in Costa Mesa

Saddleback opens place of worship in Costa Mesa

It took pastor Moses Camacho over a year to find it, but when he did, he knew it was the right place.

Dad killed, son and 2 other teens hurt when truck hits car in Costa Mesa

Dad killed, son and 2 other teens hurt when truck hits car in Costa Mesa

A Tennessee man died and his 14-year-old son was seriously injured when a pickup collided with their car on Fairview Road in Costa Mesa on...

Rally supports Costa Mesa police and firefighters

Rally supports Costa Mesa police and firefighters

Dozens of Costa Mesa residents took to the grounds outside City Hall on Tuesday to rally in support of the city's public safety officers.

OCC spring semester starts; more classes as budget constraints ease

OCC spring semester starts; more classes as budget constraints ease

Students in the Coast Community College District returned to campuses this week to begin the 16-week spring semester.

Saddleback Church branch to open in Costa Mesa

Rick Warren's Saddleback Church is scheduled to open a new campus Sunday in downtown Costa Mesa.

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