Costa Mesa News

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.

Costa Mesa woman's mission: Get pesticides out of schools

Costa Mesa woman's mission: Get pesticides out of schools

Vanessa Handy's dad navigated transport planes in Vietnam amid toxic clouds of Agent Orange, a wartime herbicide linked to certain cancers.

Violent crime increases in Costa Mesa

The number of robberies, serious assaults and burglaries in Costa Mesa increased during 2014, but a drop in the area's most common offense,...

 Judge pulls himself off actor's murder trial; 'travesty,' says victim's dad

Judge pulls himself off actor's murder trial; 'travesty,' says victim's dad

An Orange County judge recused himself from a Costa Mesa murder trial Tuesday, citing doubts he could remain impartial in the case against...

 Vintage car museum gets green light from Costa Mesa planners

Vintage car museum gets green light from Costa Mesa planners

Costa Mesa planning commissioners unanimously signed off Monday night on plans to turn a Westside industrial site into a vintage car...

Venezia: Canceling of wake for man killed in police shooting was the right thing to do

I received a message Sunday from Costa Mesa Councilman Gary Monahan, saying he's decided to cancel antique dealer Jay Pinson's memorial...

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.

Costa Mesa woman competes in 'broken skull' TV challenge

Costa Mesa woman competes in 'broken skull' TV challenge

If Erin Toughill rakes in winnings on "Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge," she hopes to use them to protect skulls much more fragile...

Can councilmen who sued police union negotiate with managers? Foley wants A.G.'s opinion

For more than a year, a lawsuit filed by two Costa Mesa councilmen against the police officers union has prevented them from negotiating the...

Can you help ID gunman wanted in 3 robberies at Costa Mesa drive-up ATM?

Can you help ID gunman wanted in 3 robberies at Costa Mesa drive-up ATM?

Three times in the past two months, a robber has held drivers at gunpoint and forced them to withdraw cash from a drive-up ATM in Costa...

Costa Mesa police officer claims harassment, retaliation by supervisor, city

A Costa Mesa police officer has sued the city and a supervisor at the Police Department, alleging he was harassed and retaliated against...

Councilman to host wake for gunman killed in shootout with police

Councilman to host wake for gunman killed in shootout with police

A Costa Mesa city councilman is drawing ire from some members of the Police Department for planning to host a wake for a wanted man who died...

Glare from Fountain Valley sign could affect Costa Mesa homes

Glare from Fountain Valley sign could affect Costa Mesa homes

A 74-foot electronic billboard proposed for a parcel near the 405 Freeway in Fountain Valley is raising concerns about its potential...

Costa Mesa council to discuss library design contract

Plans to convert the Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center into a large central library are expected to continue Tuesday with a City...

Attorney general wants licenses suspended for PIs in Costa Mesa surveillance case

Attorney general wants licenses suspended for PIs in Costa Mesa surveillance case

Two private investigators accused of conducting surveillance on and trying to embarrass two Costa Mesa City Council members in the run-up to...

Man arrested after knife-waving incident in Costa Mesa store

Man arrested after knife-waving incident in Costa Mesa store

Police used a Taser to subdue a knife-wielding man at a Costa Mesa grocery store Monday, authorities said.

City asks court to dismiss sober-living lawsuit

Costa Mesa's attorneys have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that claims a new city ordinance discriminates against recovering...

Prayers seek end to modern slavery

Prayers seek end to modern slavery

Representatives of several charities and other organizations gathered Saturday at Newport Mesa Church in Costa Mesa for "'Pray for Freedom,"...

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