| 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...
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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.
| Feb 13, 2012
| 9:27 PM
As beautiful as homes are in Newport Beach, it can be incredibly daunting to find replacement parts for that turn-of-the-century plumbing.
Crown Ace Hardware has made this its specialty. Having grown and expanded in the community for more than 60 years,...
| 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.
| Aug 6, 2011
| 9:38 PM
The successful beginning of the approval process of AEG's proposal to build a new stadium in downtown Los Angeles means that the NFL is finally on track to return to Southern California. There will be delays, environmental impact reports, opposition by...
| 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...