| Aug 14, 2014
| 9:00 PM
It was "guys' night out" last Friday night on the Newport bayfront. The 20th annual Men's Smoker and Lobster Clambake took over the lawn at the Balboa Bay Club. There were 120 men ranging in age from recently graduated to recently retired, who donned...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 4:53 PM
Yvette Dobbie was on her way to pick up her dog at the vet's when she turned onto Newport Boulevard from 17th Street and noticed a man in a wheelchair sitting in the sun and holding a sign that read, "Pay It Forward — God Bless."
| Jul 29, 2014
| 7:18 PM
A group of kidnappers tortured a prostitute in Costa Mesa and Westminster motel rooms for about a week before officers were able to free her, authorities said Tuesday.
Police said they found the 26-year-old woman bruised and burned Monday evening in a...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 11:38 AM
A light fixture malfunctioned in a laundry room at the Best Western hotel on Newport Boulevard, causing an electrical fire Monday morning, authorities said.
The Costa Mesa Fire Department arrived on the scene at 9:43 a.m. and had the blaze under control...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 8:18 AM
1.) Tom Gazsi: Costa Mesa's police chief celebrated the 60th anniversary of his department — one he leads with a steady, capable hand, despite the tension between his officers and a majority of the City Council members.
2.) Keith Curry: The...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 5:53 PM
Citing an antagonistic political climate and increasing regulation of the city's motels, a nonprofit serving Orange County's homeless has moved out of Costa Mesa, the organization's president confirmed Thursday.
"We literally couldn't even work there...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 8:37 PM
Costa Mesa motel operators aired a litany of concerns Friday afternoon over a proposed ordinance that would charge them for police calls past a certain threshhold.
Councilwomen Wendy Leece and Sandy Genis hosted the meeting with city staff in the city's...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 3:21 PM
Newport Beach, accustomed to entertaining visitors, lavished luxury on a special clientele this week: Bowl Championship Series football players and their fans.
The coastal city geared up to serve as the home base for the teams participating in Monday'...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 6:37 PM
Motels and hotels in Costa Mesa that draw "excessive" amounts of police attention will now have to pay for the extra trouble.
The City Council passed the Excessive Use of Resources Ordinance on Tuesday after a second reading, with a majority —...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 11:29 AM
The article in Thursday's Daily Pilot gives a fairly comprehensive report on the City Council's action regarding charging motels for excessive calls from the Costa Mesa Police Department ["Motels to pay for excess police calls"].
However, there are two...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 2:24 PM
The general manager of the Balboa Bay Club and Resort has accepted a similar position at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach.
Dieter Hissin took over daily operations at the Irvine Co. hotel Jan. 2. The Fashion Island property is being updated throughout....
| Jan 14, 2014
| 8:51 AM
Costa Mesa planners delayed their effort to examine two city motels Monday night, with city officials saying that the matter isn't quite ready for public dissemination.
The Planning Commission's unanimous vote marked the five-member body's third...