| 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 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,...
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 3:45 PM
My family and I have sailed and motored large and small boats in Newport and nearby harbors for many, many years ("Paddleboarding lanes, military flyovers fizzle," Sept. 27). We know paddleboarding is fun and wonderful exercise. However, if paddleboarders...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 6:27 PM
Girl Scout Cadette Troop 57 members were honored at a recent Harbor View Elementary School Flag Deck ceremony for their creation and contribution of "potty benches" for preschoolers.
"The idea came about after seeing all the adorable little ones...
| 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...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 7:13 PM
News flash: Father's Day is Sunday. If you've been asleep at the wheel, here are several ways to show the dad in your life that you love him — and none of them involve a tie in a cardboard box, a new pair of socks or a honey-do list.
| Jul 1, 2011
| 11:38 AM
The fledgling program TAP America is trying to strengthen the U.S. economy by encouraging people to buy more American products as a matter of patriotism; however, like so many other political proposals, it sounds like a nice idea, but it won't work.
| 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...