| 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 —...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 6:17 PM
Two residents have sued Newport Beach in hopes of blocking a residential, commercial and marine development proposed for a section of the Upper Newport Bay.
Bert Ohlig and Susan Skinner, who make up the Stop the Dunes Hotel group, sued the city, council...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 10:11 AM
"The Grand Budapest Hotel" is a crazy roller-coaster ride of a movie with the promise of future cult status.
The story masquerades as a parody of Eastern European culture and manners between the two world wars. But Wes Anderson's mile-a-minute plot...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 11:18 AM
She sauntered up to the microphone, which was attached to a clear Plexiglas podium on the fashion runway. Her slinky, fitted, coral-colored silk pants under a matching tunic caught the attention of a very well-dressed audience.
| Mar 13, 2014
| 9:52 AM
On a recent morning at Costa Mesa 55 Tavern + Bowl, half of the 10 bowling lanes were the scenes of cheers, high-fives and laughter. The special occasion was a children's party, and fun was obviously being had despite a good number of brightly colored...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 3:25 PM
A new Costa Mesa restaurant aiming for a classic American tavern feel with a modern twist held its grand opening Thursday afternoon.
Fireside is located inside the Crowne Plaza hotel on Bristol Street and across the freeway from South Coast Plaza. Its...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 10:09 PM
Police found a stash of counterfeit $100 bills in a Costa Mesa hotel room last month after a couple tried to pass fake currency at a Huntington Beach store, according to a federal indictment.
Marcus Redick and Lashana Gorrell allegedly bought hundreds...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 5:14 PM
When a guest demanded a room at Newport Beach's Island Hotel during the afternoon of Oct. 20, employee Andrew Shoashekan thought she was acting odd.
On Thursday, almost exactly two months later, Newport Beach police honored Shoashekan for what he did in...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 4:03 PM
The Resort at Pelican Hill and the Spa at Pelican Hill recently received five stars in the annual Forbes Travel Guide.
This is the 55th year for the ratings and the fifth consecutive year Pelican has earned the distinction. The Forbes Guide was...
| 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...