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By Bradley Zint | April 8, 2014
It's known among government types as the Santa Ana/Colleen Island, but to most passersby, it looks like another one of the tidy and tony neighborhoods scattered about Costa Mesa's Eastside or Newport Beach's Back Bay. But technically speaking, it's neither. The nearly 14-acre parcel - composed of 51 single-family homes and about 150 residents, most on Colleen Place and Vista Baya - is an unincorporated parcel of Orange County bordered by Costa Mesa and Newport. Though for most practical purposes, it's Costa Mesa.
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NEWS
By Lisa Boone, Los Angeles Times | April 5, 2014
On a recent weekday afternoon, the South Coast Collection in Costa Mesa is inhabited by an eclectic crowd - young hipsters sipping lattes at Portola Coffee Lab, professionals in business suits nibbling on carnitas de pato at Taco Maria, moms pushing strollers, and employees from nearby businesses simply enjoying the open-air courtyards. Designers can be spotted in the design showrooms too, as they stop to eye the furnishings on display in the more than 20 stores specializing in home design.
NEWS
By Hannah Fry | April 3, 2014
A group of Newport-Mesa Unified parents are circulating an online petition urging the Orange County Board of Education to drop a lawsuit filed against the district and several Corona del Mar High School families whose children allegedly participated in CdM's recent cheating scandal. The Change.org petition encourages the board to "stop wasting taxpayer money" and end the lawsuit, which was filed March 24 by the county board. The group's goal of 100 signatures was attained by Thursday morning, after just two days of being circulated online.
SPORTS
April 3, 2014
Mike Molina understands what it's like to have a new boys' basketball coach. He played for four head coaches in four seasons at Costa Mesa High. The Mustangs won't have to go through a fourth coach in as many seasons because of Molina. Costa Mesa named Molina the permanent boys' basketball coach after he served as the interim coach last season. In his debut season, Molina, a 23-year-old, led the Mustangs to 19 overall wins, tying the program's single-season record. "It's really humbling and it's really a blessing," Molina said of getting the chance to coach at his alma mater again.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Miller | April 3, 2014
It's a bit of technology whose name might elicit a puzzled look from millennials, and it sounded - scratchily - over the phone from Diana Krall's apartment. Those familiar with the history of vinyl will know that 78 rpm records, or 78s, enjoyed a heyday from the late 19th century to about the mid-20th. While independent music stores and knickknack shops often sport worn bins of long-play records, it's decidedly rarer to spot a collection of the brittle discs that once preserved the voices of Bing Crosby and Al Jolson.
SPORTS
April 3, 2014
BOYS' TENNIS Estancia 12, Costa Mesa 6 Charlie Griffin, Kyle Hastings and Sterling Gates swept at Nos. 1-3 singles, respectively, to lead the host Eagles in the Orange Coast League match Thursday. Estancia improved to 7-3, 4-1 in league. Corona del Mar 10, Beckman 8 Bjorn Hoffmann swept in singles, as did Carson Williams and Jonathan Rhone in doubles for the host Sea Kings in Thursday's Pacific Coast League match. The score was tied 6-6 in sets and 50-50 in games after two rounds.
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | April 3, 2014
After a 20-year absence from the dais, former Costa Mesa City Councilman Jay Humphrey announced Thursday that he will be running for council this November. Humphrey, 66, served one term, from 1990 to 1994, though he has remained active in the political scene in a variety of capacities. In addition to regularly attending public meetings, Humphrey served on the senior center's board of directors and is treasurer of Costa Mesans for Responsible Government, a nonpartisan, grass-roots activist group.
NEWS
By Jeremiah Dobruck | April 2, 2014
A mother is suing for monetary damages, written apologies and new school policies, alleging a Newport Beach teacher bullied her daughter in 2011 and her complaints about it were not properly addressed. According to a lawsuit filed in federal court in February, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District failed to intervene when a Newport Heights Elementary School teacher began harassing the then-fifth-grader in retaliation for a previous complaint. The lawsuit does not identify the mother and daughter, arguing that they deserve anonymity.
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | April 2, 2014
The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday gave a second and final approval for easing standards for small-lot developments. The 3-2 vote on the Small-Lot Subdivision Ordinance — with Councilwomen Sandy Genis and Wendy Leece dissenting — came after considerable discussion about the future of residential construction in the city, which is largely limited to what's known as infill development, or new projects surrounded by established areas....
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | April 2, 2014
Citing dissatisfaction with City Hall decisions, a longtime Costa Mesa youth sports advocate confirmed Wednesday that he has resigned from his sports leadership positions. Gordon Bowley had been serving as president of Costa Mesa United and as chairman of the Costa Mesa Youth Sports Council. His resignations were effective March 18. Bowley, a Costa Mesa resident since 1968 and former coach for youth baseball and soccer, was Costa Mesa United's president for the last seven years.
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