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By Tom Egan | September 7, 2012
Businesses, the citizens and the government make the three-legged stool that is Costa Mesa. But the business leg seems forgotten because its concerns are rarely in print. The proposed charter (Measure V on the November ballot) has sparked many articles and commentaries in the Daily Pilot about citizen and government concerns, but not business concerns. Is this because business people usually shy away from public disputes? Business owners may be aware of the government-claimed benefits in the proposed charter, but there are subtle downsides of which the business community should be aware.
January 15, 2006
COSTA MESA Bridge to span Placentia Ave. to Fairview Park A bridge that will eventually span Placentia Avenue now sits at Fairview Park in two pieces, awaiting installation. The nearly $579,000 bridge will link the two sides of Fairview Park and enable visitors to cross Placentia Avenue without waiting for a traffic light. Workers are now creating concrete supports for each end of the bridge, which will be installed by late February or early March. The bridge will be suitable for pedestrians, bicycles and light-duty maintenance and emergency vehicles.
By Lauren Vane | August 17, 2006
BREAKING NEWS A shooting in Costa Mesa wounded two men Thursday evening. One man was taken to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana with two gunshot wounds. Another man was possibly grazed by a bullet, according to police, and refused treatment at the scene. Costa Mesa Police Lt. Loren Wyrick said the shooting occurred in the 2900 block of Mendoza Drive, which is near the intersection of Baker Street and Fairview Road, a half a mile east of the scene of a deadly shooting earlier this month.
November 21, 2011
A car stolen from a Costa Mesa car dealership has been recovered at UC Davis, police said Monday. Sometime over the weekend, someone smashed a window and stole keys from Executive Auto Sales, 789 W. 16th St., said Costa Mesa police Sgt. Phil Myers. A 2002 Mitsubishi was stolen, but recovered Sunday at the Northern California campus, Myers said. No one has been arrested, nor do police have any suspects at this time. — Lauren Williams Twitter: @lawilliams30
January 5, 2012
Regarded as a destination to find sun-bleached blondes and fitness-minded coeds, Playboy is coming to Orange County for its latest casting call. The location: Costa Mesa. The time or specific place, the company won't say (wisely so, perhaps). According to the company's event calendar, registered applicants will be told where to go to apply. To register, visit . This isn't the first time entertainment companies have come to Costa Mesa.
April 22, 2013
A 46-year-old Laguna Niguel woman suffered major injuries in a three-vehicle collision that involved Costa Mesa residents on the 55 Freeway, officials said Monday. She was taken to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana about 10 p.m. Sunday, according to authorities. A California Highway Patrol report says the Laguna Niguel woman rear-ended a 2000 Ford while traveling south on the 55 just north of MacArthur Boulevard in Santa Ana. A 2013 Jeep then rear-ended her 1998 Chevrolet. A 25-year-old Santa Ana man driving the Ford and a 40-year-old Costa Mesa woman driving the Jeep were uninjured, but a 73-year-old female passenger from Costa Mesa in the Jeep was taken to Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach with minor injuries.
August 16, 2011
A week after receiving praise from open-government advocates for posting employees' compensations online, Costa Mesa is again the beneficiary of accolades for its efforts. The Sunshine Review, a nonprofit advocate for state and local government transparency, gave the city an A-plus for its online transparency. The grade is a complete 180-degree turn for Costa Mesa — a city the Review previously gave an F to because of the poor quality, accessibility and clarity of its information available online.
By Eleanor Egan | July 31, 2012
Re. " Councilmen should explain their Banning votes," (July 29): Jeffrey Harlan, in his otherwise very fine column accepts without question the Costa Mesa City Council's assumption that the developer of the Banning Ranch project would legally owe the city only $1.7 million in trip fees to mitigate the adverse impacts on the city's traffic circulation system. This calculation was evidently based on the standard trip fee that Costa Mesa charges to city-approved projects within the city.
February 13, 2013
The Donald Dungan branch of Costa Mesa's library system will be closed April 1 through July 5, according to a city news release. Construction crews will replace a structural beam at the library, 1855 Park Ave. The Mesa Verde branch, 2969 Mesa Verde Drive East, will be open during the closure period. The city also said the library's new Technology Branch, 2263 Fairview Road, Suite A, is scheduled to open April 18. That branch was previously on Bristol Street at Paularino Avenue.
October 11, 2011
COSTA MESA — A Newport Beach woman reported missing Oct. 2 was found Tuesday in a Costa Mesa hotel, police said. Morgan Arevalo, 28, was found unharmed at 10 a.m., said Newport Beach police spokeswoman Kathy Lowe. "There was no indication that a crime had occurred," Lowe said. "She was at the location voluntarily and was in good health and able to care for herself when contacted by our detectives. " Police issued an advisory Monday saying they were trying to find the Balboa Peninsula resident.
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