| Oct 10, 2014
| 4:29 PM
On the evening of July 14, a woman approached the podium inside Costa Mesa City Hall to inform the powers that be that her dog died.
She blamed Daisy's death on the car dealership behind her house.
Chau Vuong became visibly upset in telling the...
| May 21, 2014
| 6:41 PM
The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday voted to get the ball rolling on a plan that would demolish one of the city's so-called problem motels and replace it with a new apartment complex.
Four council members — Councilwoman Sandy Genis dissented...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 8:38 PM
When a 90-foot Christmas tree at Fashion Island lights up for the first time Friday night, it will mark just one mega-tree in a series sparkling to life for the holidays in shopping centers throughout Southern California.
Fashion Island's white fir,...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 4:59 PM
At 10 a.m. on "Fabulous Friday" — so named by South Coast Plaza representatives — Georgiann Mastrangelo sat in a VIP holiday lounge in the shopping center's penthouse, sipping champagne.
As shoppers awoke from their post-turkey slumber,...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 8:11 PM
The scene was quiet in a large lot off Bristol Street, not far from where the 55 Freeway meets the 73. On that weekday afternoon of clear blue skies, there were a handful of workers, no customers and plenty of room for expansion.
The remaining inventory...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 11:27 PM
COSTA MESA — One of Corona del Mar High's goalkeepers played for another team on Tuesday.
Earlier in the day, Kat Hess was 29 miles away from the site where her high school girls' soccer team was going to play. Hess represented the U.S. under-17...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 6:40 PM
Fifth in a series of profiles about those in the trenches of Costa Mesa's political battles.
Gary Monahan can't escape politics — not even during his morning commute.
As the Costa Mesa councilman walks from his Eastside home to the...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 8:31 PM
She never thought she would return to the place that gave back so much to her and to the Costa Mesa community, but for Angel Aragon some things were just meant to be.
"The last time I was here was in 1997," said the 34-year-old Costa Mesa resident about...
| Apr 13, 2011
| 7:11 PM
File this under no good deed goes unpunished.
Last month, before new Costa Mesa CEO Tom Hatch moved into his prosaic corner office on City Hall's fifth floor, a volunteer work crew gave up their Sunday to do a little spring-cleaning. After a decade of...
| Nov 26, 2010
| 9:11 PM
Want to sow some wildflowers like a modern-day Johnny Appleseed, traveling about, tossing seeds to the wind and leaving a colorful trail of flowers in your path?
Sounds romantic. But the realities of sowing wildflower seeds, especially California's...
| Nov 26, 2010
| 8:03 PM
Freebie of the Week: Join the public in singing — or listening to — the free seventh annual sing-along of Handel's "Messiah" at 1 and 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the stately East Room of the Richard M. Nixon Library and Birthplace, 18001 Yorba Linda...
| Jan 27, 2011
| 8:14 PM
Save up to 70% on the well-edited women's designer clothing collection at A'Maree, 2241 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, at their winter clearance sale through Feb. 5. Call (949) 642-4423.
Change your room with a few good pieces
For gorgeous furniture...