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By Bradley Zint | March 20, 2014
When Rich and Peggy Penjoyan started out in the 1960s, they were working for peanuts - literally. The couple sold the crunchy legumes from the back of a truck in Malibu Canyon, but the business plan wasn't working quite as well as Rich wanted. So in 1969 he decided to set up shop in Costa Mesa, a recently minted city experiencing its teenage years - Sweet 16 - but already boasting a population of some 73,000. It was the year Growers Ranch sprouted up along Newport Boulevard, back when traveling along the ol' Goat Hill thoroughfare had an open-air feel about it and the business felt like something you'd see on the side of the road while driving through farmland, Peggy recalled.
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NEWS
December 16, 2003
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NEWS
November 18, 2000
Jennifer Kho COSTA MESA -- When Bob Wilson moved to the city in 1948, it was just flat land with dirt roads, small animals and people getting around on horses. "You'd call it a goat hill," said Wilson, 83. "We had lots of skunks, rabbits and coyotes, and we had brown water that smelled terrible and left half your clothes yellowish brown when you washed them. East of Irvine [Avenue] there were mostly yams and sweet potatoes." Costa Mesa's struggle in becoming the City of the Arts was a story that Wilson, a three-time former mayor of the city, said he thought more people should know.
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By Hannah Fry | April 7, 2014
Police are looking for two men who started a fight outside Goat Hill Tavern that required four people to seek medical treatment, two of them for stab wounds, authorities said Monday. Costa Mesa police responded to reports of gunshots fired in the Costa Mesa bar's parking lot at 1830 Newport Blvd. about 1:45 a.m. Sunday, according to a news release. Witnesses confirmed that no firearm was used but said one of the suspects broke a bottle to use in the scuffle, police said. A group of family and friends were celebrating in the bar Saturday night and into Sunday morning.
NEWS
April 21, 2002
Don Cantrell Some highly respected names out of sports yesteryears dealing with Newport Harbor High are inclined to believe it may be time to set the record straight on the old yarns dealing with the terms, "Goat Hill," and, "Mackerel Flat." In fact, many oldtimers feel it should be observed as simply the work of some comic promoter from the mid-40s who churned up the action. The basic yarn was that Harbor High athletic rivalries eventually sparked a scene where Costa Mesa students were called, "Goat Hillers," and that Newport students were labeled as, "Mackerel Flatters."
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By Sarah Peters and Lauren Williams | January 3, 2012
COSTA MESA — A 27-year-old Fresno man has been arrested on suspicion of stabbing a 44-year-old Westminster man five times outside a Costa Mesa bar, police said. Stephen Frea was arrested Sunday after a fight earlier that morning at the Goat Hill Tavern's parking lot, Sgt. Ed Everett said Monday. Police received a call at 2:17 a.m. after an altercation between Frea, the victim and several others. As the victim was leaving the Newport Boulevard bar, he and his group of friends were confronted by Frea, whom they did not know, Everett said in an email Tuesday.
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By Joanna Clay, joanna.clay@latimes.com | July 8, 2011
COSTA MESA — Robert "Zeb" Ziemer, owner of the famed Goat Hill Tavern and landlord of The Helm next door, says he's not going down without a pint, er, fight. The Helm, whose owner told the Daily Pilot he was shuttering the dive bar on Newport Boulevard at the end of August, is being sued by John F. Fackler under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Fackler's lawsuit accuses The Helm of violating the act, enacted in 1990, and has named Ziemer, 80, and Helm owner Myron Miller as defendants.
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By Joseph Serna, joseph.serna@latimes.com | July 13, 2010
COSTA MESA — A Costa Mesa man and his friend who successfully got the city to hand over police personnel records for their defense on resisting-arrest charges outside of a Newport Boulevard bar have pleaded guilty and will be sentenced in September. At their sentencing scheduled for Sept. 14, Patrick Donald Binder, 27, and his friend Michael McKee, 27, will have their misdemeanor convictions for resisting arrest from Costa Mesa police dropped if they stay out of trouble for the next 60 days and write a letter of apology to the city, said Binder's attorney, Lewis Crouse.
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By Bradley Zint | March 18, 2014
For the Orange County Model Engineers, the good news keeps rolling in. Reports about recent theft and vandalism totaling $7,000 to $9,000 at the nonprofit group's Fairview Park facility have been followed by a dramatic uptick in donations. The Costa Mesa police and firefighter associations each donated $500 during a ceremony Sunday, said club spokesman Hank Castignetti on Monday. The Goat Hill Tavern donated $1,000, he said, and the donation boxes at the railroad were filled with checks and money over the weekend.
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