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  • $360 is the new fee for excessive calls to police

    Following a vote Tuesday by the Costa Mesa City Council, some motel owners in the city could find themselves wondering whether a call to the police to report rowdy guests or criminal activity is worth the $360 it could cost them for taking up officers'...
  • Costa Mesa considers billing motels for police

    Costa Mesa considers billing motels for police
    At a meeting this week, Costa Mesa city officials discussed one of the latest attempts to address excessively problematic motels: charging them for the trouble. On Tuesday night, four members of the City Council — Councilwoman Wendy Leece left the...
  • Microbrewery hops into Sobeca

    Plans are brewing for craft beer in Costa Mesa. The city's Planning Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved an application for a microbrewery near The Camp in the Sobeca District. Barley Forge Brewing Co., which hopes to pour and brew within a 19,...
  • New boat to be christened

    New boat to be christened
    Tucked away in the Island Hotel's kitchen, past the room-service carts and the dinner assembly stations, an old Sabot leans against a storage room wall. It awaits repair, not for sailing but for nibbling. Before most guests awake Friday morning, the...
  • Newport police arrest pair in hotel conference thefts

    Newport Beach police last week arrested a man and a woman suspected of stealing tens of thousands of dollars worth of valuables from medical conferences at high-end hotels in Los Angeles and Orange counties. Police allege that Eddwin Ricardo...
  • Council favors billing problem motels

    Under a proposed ordinance, Costa Mesa motels could pay for causing too much trouble. The City Council on Tuesday night unanimously approved the first reading of the "excessive use of resources" ordinance. If the council approves it a second time,...
  • Planners lift ban on LED signs for Metro Pointe

    Can people see Metro Pointe from the 405 Freeway? Perhaps not well enough, according to the shopping center's developers, who won approval from the Costa Mesa Planning Commission on Monday night to install a 9-by-18-foot electronic sign near Bear Street...
  • Regency loses its crown

    The Hyatt Regency Irvine now goes by a different name: Hotel Irvine. With the new label comes new management. Hotel Irvine marks the third hotel controlled by the Irvine Co. "We are the owner, the brand, the face," said Ralph Grippo, president of...
  • The DP 103: Our list of 2013's newsmakers

    The DP 103: Our list of 2013's newsmakers
    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...
  • Homeless-services group leaves city

    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...
  • Planners limit long-term stays at motel

    Planners limit long-term stays at motel
    Citing conditions ranging from hoarding and vermin infestation to broken window screens, the Costa Mesa Planning Commission on Monday night unanimously agreed that a Newport Boulevard motel has been operating as a public nuisance. During a series of...
  • Commentary: A post-marathon indulgence

    Last week, nine of my retired teacher pals lunched at a garden restaurant. We studied the menu, looking for a no-holds-barred, high-calorie lunch. This group doesn't waste a minute worrying about the Mediterranean diet. My former principal called out,...