| Mar 26, 2013
| 4:26 PM
In a nondescript strip mall on 17th Street in Costa Mesa, located next to a Chixy Natural and a Bomburger, along with several other chain restaurants, is a very good family-owned Mediterranean-Italian bistro called Café Tria.
Large windows overlook...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 8:10 PM
Looking to cut down on homeless services in Costa Mesa, Mayor Eric Bever asked the city CEO to investigate some of the city's most prominent charities.
Bever singled out Share Our Selves and Someone Cares Soup Kitchen, two nonprofits that give food and...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 11:58 AM
We always enjoy it when our readers write us to recommend a find or a favorite restaurant in their neighborhood. Often, these places are not on the radar because they don't represent destination dining, but they do offer tasty food at palatable prices....
| Oct 6, 2012
| 6:46 PM
The smell of warm chili filled the air Saturday afternoon as Costa Mesa citizens and politicians gathered for the annual Halecrest Community Chili Cook-Off.
About 15 chili-cooking groups competed at the free event, which included food, music and vendors....
| Sep 25, 2012
| 10:33 PM
The quintessential Independence Day celebration involves a parade, fireworks, hot dogs, hamburgers and homemade apple pie, but what do other countries do?
At a fiesta Friday afternoon in the multipurpose room, Kaiser Elementary School third-grade...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 8:47 PM
Los Angeles-based healthy salads and sandwiches eatery Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop will expand into Orange County with the April opening of a Costa Mesa location.
Greenleaf opens April 30 on East 17th Street, between Orange and Santa Ana avenues, in a 4,...
| May 16, 2012
| 9:09 PM
Save Our Youth is ready to celebrate another year of helping students succeed with all the trappings of a good party: margaritas, delicious food and an inspiring story.
SOY is hosting its fourth annual Fiesta on Thursday evening to celebrate helping...
| May 15, 2012
| 9:14 PM
A popular Eastside Costa Mesa restaurant has expanded into Newport Beach with a menu geared toward the grab-and-go surf crowd.
Eat Chow's new location — described by owner Brian McReynolds as "modern Californian cuisine, like a gastropub with...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 5:13 PM
Doug Cavanaugh had to disobey his mother to make her a household name.
The founder of Ruby's Diner, which will celebrate its 30th anniversary this weekend, got the idea for his restaurant chain when he jogged past a dilapidated building on the Balboa...
| May 17, 2012
| 5:05 PM
Costa Mesa High School Les Miller Outstanding Student Awards
School Activities/Clubs: National Honor Society, California Scholarship Federation, ROP Emergency Medical Responder, ZOE academy
Community: Mesa Verde Library, Heart...
| May 22, 2012
| 9:19 PM
VALLEY GLEN — The night before the biggest match of his high school career, Corona del Mar High senior tennis player Zach Williams couldn't sleep.
It wasn't because he was nervous. It was because had a very raspy throat and felt nauseous....
| Dec 22, 2012
| 9:28 PM
Irvine's new Habit Burger Grill helped raise more than $4,000 for three area nonprofits at fundraisers Sunday and Monday, a news release said.
The Habit helped raise $1,341 for the Muscular Dystrophy Assn. of Orange County and Inland Empire, $1,991 for...