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May 7, 2012
Costa Mesa residents will soon get a peek at major infrastructure projects scheduled for the Eastside. Residents will hear from city officials on $6.3 million in improvements slated for an area between east 15th and 21st streets, and Irvine Avenue and Newport Boulevard. The work will include redoing pavement, fixing damaged curbs, gutters and sidewalks, and replacing some asphalt sidewalks and driveways with concrete. The construction is funded by the city's Measure M and gas tax revenues.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | June 23, 2012
A Costa Mesa man was hospitalized Saturday with a pierced lung and a wound near his heart after a shooting in front of his Eastside home, authorities said. Police said the shooting occurred when the man, 19, came to the aid of his father when he arrived home from work early Saturday, around 2:45 a.m. When the father got to his home in the 200 block of Cabrillo Street, he found a man - described as 35 to 50 years old with shoulder length hair and a goatee - standing near the rear of his mother's car, police said.
NEWS
August 19, 2003
Deirdre Newman The City Council on Monday voted against a zoning overlay that would have restricted home remodels in an Eastside neighborhood. That item was one of three the council planned to consider Monday night that would affect the process and the time it takes for residents to add on to their homes: The others were changes to the residential design guidelines; and changes to the zoning code that affect residential development standards and review procedures.
NEWS
May 4, 2003
Lolita Harper On any given day, you will see a family taking a walk down Orange Avenue or pushing a stroller across 18th Street, or a child riding a bike on Santa Ana Avenue. The Eastside of Costa Mesa has long been considered a gem because of its cozy neighborhood feel, and that atmosphere is in large part because of aggressive action taken by the City Council in 1960. Forty-three years ago, the City Council enacted a series of 1911 Act projects, in which it elected to widen many of the streets and add sidewalks, curbs and gutters.
NEWS
By Alan Blank and Brianna Bailey | October 8, 2008
Candidates for Costa Mesa’s City Council will be grilled about the 55 Freeway among other issues at a forum sponsored by the Eastside Costa Mesa Neighbors’ Group Inc. tonight. The coalition of Eastside residents thought that the first candidates’ forum did not delve into some issues that are important to that side of town, and the freeway directly adjacent to the neighborhood is the biggest of those concerns, according to organization President Jeff McConville.
NEWS
August 5, 2013
A street improvement project for Costa Mesa's Eastside is scheduled to conclude this month, according to a report from city CEO Tom Hatch. The $6.1-million effort, funded by gasoline tax revenue and Orange County's Measure M transportation money, resurfaced 66 streets totaling 3.8 million square feet, city officials said. The project area is bounded by Irvine Avenue to the east, Newport Boulevard to the west, 15th Street to the south and 21st Street to the north. About 25,000 tons of asphalt and 2,500 tons of slurry seal went into the repair work.
NEWS
January 2, 2003
Lolita Harper Planning commissioners gave a glowing recommendation to a second-story addition for an Eastside home Monday night, saying they understood that younger families needed more space than 50-year-old architecture allows for. Steven Dewan, who owns a modest house on Broadway, brought with him a small army of supporters to City Hall to convince commissioners to approve his designs for additional space....
NEWS
February 26, 2014
Costa Mesa recently received grant money that will fund water-conservation changes to portions of Harbor Boulevard and in Brentwood Park. The $88,763 from the Municipal Water District of Orange County is part of an incentive program that aims to reduce irrigation runoff, increase water efficiency and save money for property owners, according to a city news release sent out Wednesday. Specifically, the grants will help pay for removing grass in some Harbor Boulevard medians as part of a greater beautification project for the thoroughfare.
NEWS
November 27, 2001
Lolita Harper COSTA MESA -- Tis' the season for celebration, shopping and preliminary campaign planning. Although the next City Council election is still nearly a year away, possible candidates have started to crop up around the city. The most recent additions are familiar names: former council members Heather Somers and Jay Humphrey. Somers, who was on the council from 1996 to 2000, confirmed Monday she will try to regain the seat she lost to Karen Robinson last year by a scant 32 votes.
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | October 30, 2012
They're everywhere. From Segerstrom Hall to South Coast Plaza, the Eastside and the Westside, coyotes are in Costa Mesa. And they're here to stay. The wild canines — specifically, their attacking and eating of domestic animals, such as dogs and cats — were the hot topic of discussion at Monday night's town hall meeting at Woodland Elementary School. The event organized by Councilwoman Wendy Leece had about 50 attendees and was geared toward Eastside residents. "I cannot sit here and tell you that we're not going to lose another dog or a cat in the city," said Sgt. Phil Myers of the Costa Mesa Police Department.
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NEWS
February 26, 2014
Costa Mesa recently received grant money that will fund water-conservation changes to portions of Harbor Boulevard and in Brentwood Park. The $88,763 from the Municipal Water District of Orange County is part of an incentive program that aims to reduce irrigation runoff, increase water efficiency and save money for property owners, according to a city news release sent out Wednesday. Specifically, the grants will help pay for removing grass in some Harbor Boulevard medians as part of a greater beautification project for the thoroughfare.
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NEWS
August 5, 2013
A street improvement project for Costa Mesa's Eastside is scheduled to conclude this month, according to a report from city CEO Tom Hatch. The $6.1-million effort, funded by gasoline tax revenue and Orange County's Measure M transportation money, resurfaced 66 streets totaling 3.8 million square feet, city officials said. The project area is bounded by Irvine Avenue to the east, Newport Boulevard to the west, 15th Street to the south and 21st Street to the north. About 25,000 tons of asphalt and 2,500 tons of slurry seal went into the repair work.
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | November 9, 2012
A proposal to put advertising at The Triangle is again up for consideration by the Costa Mesa Planning Commission, much to the ire of some Eastside residents who say such signs can lead to visual blight. Greenlaw Partners, the Newport Beach-based property owner of the renamed and revamped shopping center, will seek the commission's approval Tuesday to allow two signs to advertise only Costa Mesa businesses, performing arts venues or city agencies. One of the signs, at 600 square feet, is already in place at the dome formerly used by Niketown, which faces Newport Boulevard and West 19th Street.
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | October 30, 2012
They're everywhere. From Segerstrom Hall to South Coast Plaza, the Eastside and the Westside, coyotes are in Costa Mesa. And they're here to stay. The wild canines — specifically, their attacking and eating of domestic animals, such as dogs and cats — were the hot topic of discussion at Monday night's town hall meeting at Woodland Elementary School. The event organized by Councilwoman Wendy Leece had about 50 attendees and was geared toward Eastside residents. "I cannot sit here and tell you that we're not going to lose another dog or a cat in the city," said Sgt. Phil Myers of the Costa Mesa Police Department.
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | October 19, 2012
Seven of the eight Costa Mesa City Council candidates answered questions ranging from their stances on a city charter to recovery homes at a forum Thursday. The Eastside Costa Mesa Neighbors' Group, which organized the event at the Neighborhood Community Center, selected in advance five of 14 questions for each candidate to answer, though all were allowed opening and closing statements. Councilmen Steve Mensinger and Gary Monahan, attorney John Stephens, retired certified public accountant Al Melone, former Mayor Sandy Genis, Planning Commission Chairman Colin McCarthy and businessman Harold Weitzberg attended the forum.
NEWS
September 21, 2012
Several houses on Costa Mesa's Eastside were evacuated Friday when an unknown number of propane tanks exploded during an outdoor fire, an official said. The Costa Mesa Fire Department responded to more than 10 calls of a fire starting at 4:17 p.m. in the 1500 block of Orange Avenue, said Battalion Chief Fred Seguin. It took 25 fire personnel about 10 minutes to extinguish a small shed and vehicle fire, he said. Four fire engines and two trucks were dispatched after the initial responders saw black smoke coming from the backyard of a three-unit apartment complex, Seguin said.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes | September 12, 2012
The Little Knight, a longtime watering hole, has closed its doors at 436 E. 17th St. in Costa Mesa. But it's not the end for the popular dive bar, which plans to reopen at The Triangle under another name, the Black Knight, according to the tavern's Facebook page. The Triangle's owners, Greenlaw Partners, didn't return calls seeking comment. The phone at the old tavern had been disconnected. The Eastside bar was known for its cheap drinks, pool tables, jukebox and $1 fish tacos.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | June 23, 2012
A Costa Mesa man was hospitalized Saturday with a pierced lung and a wound near his heart after a shooting in front of his Eastside home, authorities said. Police said the shooting occurred when the man, 19, came to the aid of his father when he arrived home from work early Saturday, around 2:45 a.m. When the father got to his home in the 200 block of Cabrillo Street, he found a man - described as 35 to 50 years old with shoulder length hair and a goatee - standing near the rear of his mother's car, police said.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | May 11, 2012
City planners told Eastside Costa Mesa residents this week that their neighborhood is getting a major face-lift. Funded through gas tax and Measure M returns, dozens of the area's residential streets will have their cracks sealed, bumps and dips leveled, and sidewalks redone. More than $8 million in improvements to streets and pavement is scheduled through 2013, of which than $6.3 million in work is scheduled from July to January. "The point of this program is to repair what's there," said city Public Services Director Ernesto Munoz.
NEWS
May 7, 2012
Costa Mesa residents will soon get a peek at major infrastructure projects scheduled for the Eastside. Residents will hear from city officials on $6.3 million in improvements slated for an area between east 15th and 21st streets, and Irvine Avenue and Newport Boulevard. The work will include redoing pavement, fixing damaged curbs, gutters and sidewalks, and replacing some asphalt sidewalks and driveways with concrete. The construction is funded by the city's Measure M and gas tax revenues.
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