| 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...
| 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...