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  • Developer plans walkable neighborhood in Newport Beach

    Developer plans walkable neighborhood in Newport Beach
    Newport Beach, one of Southern California's most affluent cities, is about to transform an industrial area near John Wayne Airport into a distinctly urban community of homes and shops. Uptown Newport Village will replace a pair of aging industrial...
  • Alley owner hopes to pin down success

    Alley owner hopes to pin down success
    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...
  • The Crowd: It's never too wet for Jazz Festival

    The Crowd: It's never too wet for Jazz Festival
    It's hard to imagine, given the spectacular weather of the past week, that for a brief moment California was being soaked by torrential rain at the beginning of the month. The downpour did not deter the dedicated volunteers of the Ocean Institute from...
  • Commentary: Costa Mesa can be proud of an improving Westside

    For many years, Costa Mesa's Westside hasn't fully tapped its great potential, despite being just one mile from the beach, the capital of the world's action sports industry and the subject of an innovative revitalization plan drawn up about a decade ago...
  • New tavern opens in Crowne Plaza

    New tavern opens in Crowne Plaza
    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...
  • 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,...
  • Biz News: South Coast Metro Alliance names new president

    David Rowley, who works in commercial real estate, has been named president of the South Coast Metro Alliance. The business group serves building owners and property managers in the commercial sector along and around the Costa Mesa-Santa Ana border near...
  • Community & Clubs: Kudos to the local Kiwanis

    Forty-six members of the 99-student Circle K Club of Orange Coast College attended the 60th annual convention of the California-Nevada-Hawaii District of Circle K International in Burbank from March 21 to 23. They joined 750 students from colleges and...
  • No dancing at Woody's

    No dancing at Woody's
    An Orange County Superior Court Judge this week banned dancing at a quintessential Newport Beach restaurant — at least for the time being. In a preliminary injunction handed down Tuesday, Judge Derek Hunt sided with the city of Newport Beach and...
  • Home decor stores multiplying at South Coast Collection

    Home decor stores multiplying at South Coast Collection
    On a recent weekday afternoon, the South Coast Collection in Costa Mesa is inhabited by an eclectic crowd — young hipsters sipping lattes at Portola Coffee Lab, professionals in business suits nibbling on carnitas de pato at Taco Maria, moms pushing...
  • City deconstructs 60th anniversary party

    During an occasionally tense three-hour meeting Wednesday, members of the 60th Anniversary Planning Committee, Costa Mesa residents and other interested parties sounded off about what went right, what went wrong and what remains unresolved about the city'...
  • Biz News: Grab a bite before the next sesh

    Biz News: Grab a bite before the next sesh
    A new sandwich shop opening on the Balboa Peninsula was inspired by the founders' love of surfing sessions and sandwiches. Sessions Sandwiches officially opens at 2823 Newport Blvd. on April 16. The eatery will be open from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily,...