November 30, 1999
Greg Risling COSTA MESA -- Police responding to a robbery at a beauty supply store Monday say they discovered more makeup than they expected. The report they received about a robber with a gun was false, police said after arresting one of the store's employees and her roommate on suspicion of stealing $1,600. Silvia Caballero, 22, who was working her last day at Sally Beauty Supply, and 21-year-old Melina Vasquez, both of Costa Mesa, were arrested and booked on grand theft and burglary charges.
October 9, 2013
One Newport Beach family knows quite well the drive to strike it rich that was common during the California Gold Rush. Sarajane Bartholomae, 67, and her four daughters - Kamme Hodge, 45, Korre Hartling, 43, Krista Hartling, 42, and Tori Hartling, 37 - traded five weeks of Southern California sunshine for five weeks of harsh Alaskan cold last fall to reopen the family's gold mines. Their adventure is the focus of "Alaska Gold Diggers," a six-episode series on Animal Planet premiering at 8 p.m. Thursday.
November 6, 2006
COSTA MESA — Sugar, soy, rice and cannabis — sounds like a recipe from a Cheech and Chong movie, but it's far from it. Each ingredient is actually part of the skincare and fragrance lines at one of South Coast Plaza's newest shops. Fresh opened Oct. 27 and has already sprinted past its owners' — Lev Glazman and Alina Roytberg — initial projections by 50%, Glazman said. "I think it's a great demographic," Glazman said about South Coast Plaza shoppers.
October 22, 2009
The CIF Southern Section Council approved a releaguing plan Thursday that will change league affiliations for four Newport-Mesa Unified District high schools. The changes begin in the fall of 2010 and run through the spring of 2014. In the Sunset League, Newport Harbor will welcome newcomer Huntington Beach. Edison, Fountain Valley, Los Alamitos and Marina remain. Former Sunset League participant Esperanza will move to the Century League. In the Pacific Coast League, Corona del Mar will welcome newcomers Northwood and Woodbridge.
October 15, 2009
In a clever plan hatched by Costa Mesa police, a detective disguised himself as a UPS delivery man dropping off a package in hopes it would lure in the buyer, a pizza delivery man who allegedly used a stolen credit card for the purchase. “We wanted to make it look as realistic as possible,” said Costa Mesa Lt. Paul Dondero. Thursday afternoon detectives watched as Jason Le Tran, 23, of Fountain Valley, collected the UPS box from the doorstep of a vacant apartment in the 1000 block of South Coast Drive in Costa Mesa, police said.
July 31, 2008
As the head-high waves crashed on the shore just off 10th Street, 10-year-old Lauren Castleton’s face was green. Was it because she had to run there from the Balboa Pier, a mile jog in the heavy sand under the July sun, or that she now had to charge into those waves and swim the mile back to the pier? No, Lauren’s face was green simply because she painted it that way, and she wasn’t alone. About 1,200 of her fellow junior lifeguards stepped into the water Thursday in all kinds of monstrous get-ups, from skull-painted faces or wrestling masks to pink hair with sparkles.
March 3, 2014
The way Juana Trejo remembers it, the heavy double doors of Costa Mesa's City Council chambers hit her on the way in. She stood in the doorway. A sea of unfamiliar faces turned to look at her. Some were laughing. It was her first time at City Hall, some seven or eight years ago, she recalled in Spanish on a recent Friday night, and she did not feel welcome. "They said, 'What are you doing here? What do you want?'" she said, describing the response she got from the dais. Community organizer Andrew Hausermann translated for this interview.
March 21, 2013
In 2001, Natasha Herzig found herself at age 19 staring at a gun, yanked into a car before she could make a sound. She spent a year trapped, working as a high-end escort for a pimp. The indignities were numerous. She remembers receiving a beating for asking whether she could go home. There was the john who once tried to suffocate her with a shower curtain after forcing her to lie in an ice-filled bathtub. She had to walk "the track," meaning the street, to meet her prostitution quota.
March 5, 2005
If you saw the Academy Awards last Sunday, you might have been amazed by the vocal talent, the fashion sense and the makeup of Beyonce. Her eyeliner from one costume change alone cleaned out the makeup counter at several department stores. While you were pursuing a natural, healthy lifestyle, doing your yoga breaths and eating foods without preservatives and additives, big hair and even bigger makeup returned to the world of fashion with almighty power and punch.