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  • Model trains will keep steaming along

    In a surprise vote, the Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday night agreed to extend the Orange County Model Engineers' operating license by five years, a move that keeps the popular train rides in Fairview Park rolling along for a while longer. The...
  • Probation crackdown nets 9 arrests

    Costa Mesa police arrested nine people Tuesday during a seven-hour probation sweep through the city. Five arrests were made at the same motel, according to a Police Department news release. Police said they picked up three people on probation and two...
  • Commentary: It's time to improve troubled motels

    We as a city are doing everything in our power to turn our problem motels into good neighbors. For far too long, we've allowed a dozen motels along Newport and Harbor boulevards to operate in a manner at odds with the community good. The motels —...
  • 'Problem' motels drain resources

    'Problem' motels drain resources
    First story in an occasional series about Costa Mesa's troubled motels. The letter was a desperate plea to the police chief. The owner of a Harbor Boulevard motel admitted his business attracted less-than-reputable guests. "Under such difficult...
  • Motel operators: 'We need to make our living'

    Motel operators: 'We need to make our living'
    Second story in an occasional series about Costa Mesa's troubled motels. On a typical weekend evening at the Costa Mesa Motor Inn, kids scamper through the labyrinthine courtyard as pairs of neighbors lean on walkway railings, smoking and chatting in...
  • Warm stays at the Kon Tiki

    Warm stays at the Kon Tiki
    Third story in an occasional series about Costa Mesa's troubled motels. In the fleeting years that the Markel family lived on Harbor Boulevard, visitors to their tropical-themed Kon Tiki Motel brought their bathing suits — not the police. Just a...
  • Council supports 130-room hotel

    Council supports 130-room hotel
    There were mostly good feelings all around as the Newport Beach City Council on Tuesday took a step toward putting a 130-room hotel at the former City Hall site in Lido Village. And despite R.D. Olson Development winning the evening and the initial...
  • Newport-Mesa marathoners are OK

    Newport-Mesa marathoners are OK
    Melissa Mead ran in the Boston Marathon for the first time Monday. She will remember it more now because of the two bombings near the finish line at the historic race. Mead was among at least 35 runners from the Newport-Mesa area who ran in the world's...
  • 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,...