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September 28, 1999
O.W. 'Dick' Richard was the man behind Richard's Lido Market, once a major Newport Beach landmark. Richard opened the market on Lido Isle in 1948. The store included a coffee shop and other small businesses, and was the meeting place of The Goofoffer's Club, a group of local residents, business leaders and the occasional celebrity -- including, rumor has it, John Wayne -- who met regularly for coffee. Richard was also the president of the Newport Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce and the Newport Beach United Fund.
NEWS
September 29, 1999
Amy R. Spurgeon Then ... Four years ago, Balboa Island merchants resisted the idea of corporate giant Starbucks Coffee moving into their neck of the woods to serve coffee on Marine Avenue. That one-mile stretch of road has been pretty much dedicated on the island to "home grown" merchants of all sorts. But an amended city zoning ordinance that allowed specialty food stores 2,000 square-feet or smaller with fewer then 20 seats to skip the public hearing process paved the way for the Seattle-based coffee company to move in. Opponents feared that the arrival of Starbucks signaled the beginning of a new trend of fast-food giants moving onto the island.
NEWS
November 3, 2002
Gay Wassall-Kelly Remember Hidi's Cafe? Hidi's Cafe was part of the Balboa Peninsula from 1968 to 1993. Hilda and Dick Helwig opened the infamous coffee shop in 1968 on Main Street sandwiched between the Balboa Post Office and Vogel/Fuchs' Realty. In 1980, Hidi's relocated to Palm Street. Hidi and Dick moved to Balboa in 1966 from Alhambra. Hidi quickly got tired of driving off the peninsula to work. Born in North Carolina, she and her five brothers and four sisters loved to go to their local coffee shop, a town meeting place.
NEWS
February 28, 2002
SHE IS Serving up a dose of get-ya-through-the-day medicine WHERE EVERYBODY KNOWS YOUR DRINK She can see you coming, and she knows exactly what you want. Just as you close your car door -- before you step foot into the shop -- Amanda Fritzsche has already started brewing the espresso and measuring out the nonfat milk for your drink of choice. Fritzsche said she and her colleagues at Totally Coffee in Costa Mesa pride themselves on knowing the drinks of their regular customers.
NEWS
February 1, 2012
Crane, Lloyd Norval (Curly) passed away peacefully Saturday morning, January 28, 2012 in the Costa Mesa home where he has lived all of his life.  Lloyd was born June 30, 1930 in Hawthorne, California.  He is one of seven siblings born to Martin and Emma Crane and was predeceased by his parents and five of his siblings.  He is survived by a sister, Virginia Easton of Irvine.  Lloyd worked for Seal's Ambulance Service for a number of years as an...
OCNOW
By Jeremiah Dobruck | May 2, 2014
A 3-year-old passenger was hurt when the driver of an SUV crashed into a closed Starbucks in Newport Beach, authorities said Friday. Police said Johnny Martinez, 33, of Tustin rammed his vehicle into the coffee shop at Campus Drive and MacArthur Boulevard about 9:30 p.m. Thursday, grabbed the child out of the car and ran. He made it about a mile before officers caught him, according to KTLA-TV Channel 5. Martinez was unhurt, but the child...
NEWS
By Brittany Woolsey | August 25, 2012
Cafecito Organico is opening up shop in Costa Mesa. The coffee shop, which holds philosophies in authenticity, recycling and earth-grown goods, opens Saturday at the Lab. "We're very excited to be at the Lab, a sort of landmark in Costa Mesa," said cafe co-owner Angel Orozco. "Our concept fits really well in terms of developing this site. We're looking forward to meeting the community and bringing good coffee to the city. " Cafecito Organico grows all its beans without chemicals and roasts them in a "green" coffee roaster that was designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption by up to 80%. The company also prides itself on affordability, with many drinks costing no more than $4. Cafecito Organico's specialty drinks — the Cafecito and Global Warming — are $5. The business also believes in a zero-waste concept, using items like biodegradable soap.
OCNOW
June 29, 2012
The New Port Theater - which opened briefly as a cafe in May before city officials shut it down - has applied for a conditional use permit that would allow eating, drinking, live entertainment and dancing, according to a city memo. “The requested hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily,” the city memo states. “A conditional use permit approval is also necessary to reduce the required parking through the approval of a parking management program because the subject property does not provide on-site parking.” The landmark theater located at 2905 E. Coast Hwy. opened in April for the Newport Beach Film Festival.
BUSINESS
By Amanda Pennington | October 9, 2006
Looking to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather, who in the 1930s and '40s traveled the world as a photographer for National Geographic, Costa Mesa resident Wes Johnson set out to see the world after graduating high school. After four years of service in the Navy where we fulfilled some of his travel dreams, he worked in construction. After getting his contractor's license, he moved to Oahu for a job. It was there he fell in love. "I developed a deep love of the islands," he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Ellen Goddard | April 4, 2013
I want to remind you that Literary Orange is happening Saturday at the Irvine Marriott in Irvine. Walk-in registration is $70, and that includes breakfast and lunch. You will hear authors J.A. Jance and Tatjana Soli give their keynote talks and be able to choose from six morning and five afternoon sessions featuring panels of authors on various genres. You will have the opportunity to see writers' latest books and get them autographed if you wish. Call Jane Deeley at (714) 893-5057 or e-mail jane.deeley@occr.ocgov.com for more information.
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OCNOW
By Jeremiah Dobruck | May 2, 2014
A 3-year-old passenger was hurt when the driver of an SUV crashed into a closed Starbucks in Newport Beach, authorities said Friday. Police said Johnny Martinez, 33, of Tustin rammed his vehicle into the coffee shop at Campus Drive and MacArthur Boulevard about 9:30 p.m. Thursday, grabbed the child out of the car and ran. He made it about a mile before officers caught him, according to KTLA-TV Channel 5. Martinez was unhurt, but the child...
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NEWS
By Carrie Luger Slayback | April 16, 2013
A marathon brings tens of thousands of runners to a single spot in a celebration of human energy, work ethic and common joy. I have stood, packed together with marathoners at the early-morning start line, feeling strong, secure and anticipatory. What could touch us? I stood at the start of the Boston Marathon in 2008 in the town of Hopkinton, shivering with excitement. Invited to run the Boston Marathon, I began to feel like a real runner. I had to qualify. Friends sent me off with a party.
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | April 10, 2013
As the co-owner of a new doughnut shop in Costa Mesa, Sumter Pendergrast believes in the concept of the tried-and-true treats. After all, he says, with that cupcake craze "on the way out," Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee can take over with its daily selection of six to eight artisan varieties - among them the already popular huckleberry, maple bacon and cinnamon crumb - that are made fresh each morning. Sidecar, 270 E. 17th St., has its grand opening Friday. Once inside the 927-square-foot vintage-themed shop, patrons can choose from the day's doughnut and pastry selection, and some coffee from Portland, Ore.-based Stumptown Coffee Roasters.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Ellen Goddard | April 4, 2013
I want to remind you that Literary Orange is happening Saturday at the Irvine Marriott in Irvine. Walk-in registration is $70, and that includes breakfast and lunch. You will hear authors J.A. Jance and Tatjana Soli give their keynote talks and be able to choose from six morning and five afternoon sessions featuring panels of authors on various genres. You will have the opportunity to see writers' latest books and get them autographed if you wish. Call Jane Deeley at (714) 893-5057 or e-mail jane.deeley@occr.ocgov.com for more information.
NEWS
By Liana Aghajanian | January 26, 2013
The day I was born, a snow storm was brewing in Tehran — or at least that's what my mother tells me. I am starting to suspect that my introduction into the world on such a turbulent day has played a part in a lifelong obsession I've had with extremely cold weather. Or it could be my 365-days-a-year, sun-filled Southern California upbringing that has made me envious of those who have had the pleasure of having actual justified use for wearing thick coats and gloves, of waking up in the morning to a city completely covered in snow, or turning on a fireplace because they're actually cold and not just for, you know, an experience.
NEWS
By Brittany Woolsey | August 25, 2012
Cafecito Organico is opening up shop in Costa Mesa. The coffee shop, which holds philosophies in authenticity, recycling and earth-grown goods, opens Saturday at the Lab. "We're very excited to be at the Lab, a sort of landmark in Costa Mesa," said cafe co-owner Angel Orozco. "Our concept fits really well in terms of developing this site. We're looking forward to meeting the community and bringing good coffee to the city. " Cafecito Organico grows all its beans without chemicals and roasts them in a "green" coffee roaster that was designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption by up to 80%. The company also prides itself on affordability, with many drinks costing no more than $4. Cafecito Organico's specialty drinks — the Cafecito and Global Warming — are $5. The business also believes in a zero-waste concept, using items like biodegradable soap.
OCNOW
June 29, 2012
The New Port Theater - which opened briefly as a cafe in May before city officials shut it down - has applied for a conditional use permit that would allow eating, drinking, live entertainment and dancing, according to a city memo. “The requested hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily,” the city memo states. “A conditional use permit approval is also necessary to reduce the required parking through the approval of a parking management program because the subject property does not provide on-site parking.” The landmark theater located at 2905 E. Coast Hwy. opened in April for the Newport Beach Film Festival.
NEWS
February 1, 2012
Crane, Lloyd Norval (Curly) passed away peacefully Saturday morning, January 28, 2012 in the Costa Mesa home where he has lived all of his life.  Lloyd was born June 30, 1930 in Hawthorne, California.  He is one of seven siblings born to Martin and Emma Crane and was predeceased by his parents and five of his siblings.  He is survived by a sister, Virginia Easton of Irvine.  Lloyd worked for Seal's Ambulance Service for a number of years as an...
NEWS
By Crissy Brooks | November 3, 2011
Last year, I went to a sold-out concert at the Rose Bowl. Organizers said there were 100,000 people there. I kept thinking, "This is what it would look like if my whole city were together in one place. " Actually, there are a few more of us in Costa Mesa, so you could put your kids on your lap and we'd all fit. The numbers I have seen say that 3.3 billion people live in cities around the world and that number is growing. That is practically half of our new world population: 7 billion.
LOCAL
By Mr. Eric A. N . Anderson | April 8, 2010
        V       How to take A Second Look “A man can fail many times, but he isn’t a failure until he gives up.” This is the motto I have been living my life with and I really believe it. I like to keep a positive mind about everything. Keeping a positive mind can help your health. What I like doing is encouraging, inspiring, and motivating people. I feel that is my mission and purpose in life.
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