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January 6, 2000
Costa Mesa-based OC Weekly and its sister alternative newspapers will be bought by next month, it was announced this week. The new company will be called Village Voice Media, after the chain's flagship paper, New York's Village Voice. No price for the sale was announced, but published reports put it between $150 million and $160 million. Along with the OC Weekly and its sister paper, the LA Weekly, the new company will include the Seattle Weekly, Minneapolis-St.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 18, 2008
Writer Gustavo Arellano, the creator of the popular ?¡Ask a Mexican!? column in the OC Weekly, will visit the Lab in Costa Mesa tonight to sign copies of his new book, ?Orange County: A Personal History.? Arellano also writes other articles for the alternative weekly, including a food column called ?This Hole-in-the-Wall Life,? and is a frequent contributor on public radio. The syndicated ?¡Ask a Mexican!? column is his claim to fame, though. Readers send in questions ?
NEWS
By Michael Miller | August 9, 2008
COSTA MESA ? To the casual observer, it looked like the essence of posh Orange County. Booths surrounded a shimmering blue pool on top of the Westin South Coast Plaza, giving out free food, drinks and T-shirts to passersby. Artists stood at the poolside and sketched in front of the crowd. A silent auction table displayed ornate baskets of food, chocolate and wine with signatures below each one. On that same table, though, a small, propped-up poster hinted at the true meaning of Saturday night?
NEWS
By Emily Foxhall | December 17, 2013
A wealthy 16-year-old boy who killed four people and injured several others in a Texas drunk-driving accident will receive treatment at an Orange County rehabilitation facility but serve no prison time, according to news reports. The treatment comes as part of a 10-year probation period for the driver, Ethan Couch. The teen could have faced up to 20 years behind bars. His case made national headlines after a psychologist called by the defense testified that Couch suffered from "affluenza," meaning his upbringing instilled in him a sense of entitlement that led to irresponsible choices, as reported in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
NEWS
By Alan Blank | October 15, 2008
After checking with Los Angeles Times leadership, it appears that the biggest newspaper in California has not, in fact, endorsed Gary Monahan in his bid for Costa Mesa’s City Council. Not that the paper has anything against Monahan — the leadership of the international paper is just not in the habit of inserting itself into city council races. Still, that did not stop whoever is putting up signs for the candidate from plastering one to the fence of the paper’s Orange County office.
NEWS
October 9, 2013
Re. "Commentary: Blog toes the official line (Sept. 26)": Local blogger Geoff West recently referred to a Daily Pilot article about local blogs with copious self-congratulation. (He uses the word "I" 16 or 17 times before the page jump.) My interest piqued, the original article was sourced and read. Two things struck me while reading the article about Dennis Popp's blog . First, the Pilot's writer surely had never read the best Costa Mesa blog ever written: former OC Weekly editor Will Swaim's tasty treat, which can be found at republicofcostamesa.com.
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | April 16, 2014
Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer during Tuesday's council meeting demanded an apology from a local blogger who posted online comments comparing the way he runs the city to Adolf Hitler. Eastside resident Geoff West alluded to the Nazi dictator in an April 11 Facebook posting about the operating structure of the Preserve Our Neighborhoods Task Force. Righeimer recently created the citizens group to examine complex legal issues associated with problematic rehabilitation homes in the city.
FEATURES
By STEVE SMITH | February 26, 2008
The Los Angeles Times ran an op-ed piece Feb. 10 by contributing editor Gustavo Arellano in which he took the newspaper to task for not printing profanity in two recent news stories. One of the stories the Times ran that did not include the bad language was an obituary. Yes, Arellano slammed the Times for not printing infamously foul language uttered in October 1976 by a man who is now dead. Who said what is not important but if you really want to know, you can Google Arellano’s story and get the details — still sans bad language.
NEWS
July 3, 2004
STEVE SMITH So, three boys in a high-profile gang-rape trial got off the hook this time. A jury deadlocked on Monday forcing the judge to declare a mistrial in the case of three teenage boys accused to raping and assaulting an unconscious 16-year-old girl. The defense celebrated by announcing that Joseph Cavallo, the attorney for one of the boys, Gregory Haidl, will be leaving the case in order to spend more time with his family. Maybe this trial was a wake-up call for Cavallo.
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NEWS
By Bradley Zint | April 16, 2014
Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer during Tuesday's council meeting demanded an apology from a local blogger who posted online comments comparing the way he runs the city to Adolf Hitler. Eastside resident Geoff West alluded to the Nazi dictator in an April 11 Facebook posting about the operating structure of the Preserve Our Neighborhoods Task Force. Righeimer recently created the citizens group to examine complex legal issues associated with problematic rehabilitation homes in the city.
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NEWS
By Rhea Mahbubani and This post has been corrected, as noted below. | February 27, 2014
It was not "Mad Men" protagonist Don Draper's name or profession that viewers learned first. It was his drink of choice: "Do this again - old-fashioned, please. " Whether meeting clients or dining with his wife, Megan, that's what the advertising executive was seen reaching for. Guests with a similar preference can visit Mesa, which counts the Mesa Old Fashioned among its bestsellers, between March 2 and 8. The Costa Mesa bar is one of 45 participating in the first-ever OC Cocktail Week, organized by the OC Restaurant Assn.
NEWS
February 18, 2014
The Orange County Restaurant Assn. will spotlight eating establishments around the county for the sixth year in a row when Orange County Restaurant Week kicks off Sunday. The event, which lasts through March 1, offers prix fixe menus at more than 100 restaurants . The menus are priced at $10, $15 and $20 per person for lunch and $20, $30 and $40 per person for dinner. Among the restaurants participating this year are Pinot Provence at the Westin South Coast Plaza, 118 Degrees at The Camp, the Irvine Improv, 230 Forest Avenue in Laguna Beach and RA Sushi in downtown Huntington Beach.
NEWS
By Emily Foxhall | December 17, 2013
A wealthy 16-year-old boy who killed four people and injured several others in a Texas drunk-driving accident will receive treatment at an Orange County rehabilitation facility but serve no prison time, according to news reports. The treatment comes as part of a 10-year probation period for the driver, Ethan Couch. The teen could have faced up to 20 years behind bars. His case made national headlines after a psychologist called by the defense testified that Couch suffered from "affluenza," meaning his upbringing instilled in him a sense of entitlement that led to irresponsible choices, as reported in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
NEWS
October 9, 2013
Re. "Commentary: Blog toes the official line (Sept. 26)": Local blogger Geoff West recently referred to a Daily Pilot article about local blogs with copious self-congratulation. (He uses the word "I" 16 or 17 times before the page jump.) My interest piqued, the original article was sourced and read. Two things struck me while reading the article about Dennis Popp's blog . First, the Pilot's writer surely had never read the best Costa Mesa blog ever written: former OC Weekly editor Will Swaim's tasty treat, which can be found at republicofcostamesa.com.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Candice Baker | February 23, 2012
Get those taste buds and appointment books ready. Starting Sunday, locals will have one week to enjoy the best bang for their restaurant buck as OC Restaurant Week rolls back into town. This year 100 restaurants from throughout the county will participate, encompassing an astronomical range of cuisines and ambiances — from Thai to tot-friendly. Fixed-price, multi-course menus will run $10, $15 or $20 per person for lunch, or $20, $30 or $40 for dinner. The event's website, in addition to offering the ability to view each restaurant's prix-fixe menu in advance and to search restaurants by name, city or price point, also features Q&As with top chefs and an interactive map showing all participating restaurants.
NEWS
By Candice Baker | September 2, 2010
With 18 Newport Beach and Costa Mesa restaurants participating, from Pizzeria Ortica to Brasserie Pascal to AnQi, there will be something for everybody at OC Restaurant Week. Devotees love the ability to get three prix-fixe courses (and often a bonus) at bargain-basement prices, followed up next month with Happy Hour Week, which will feature all-day happy hour specials for a week. The Daily Pilot interviewed Pamela Waitt, president of the OC Restaurant Assn., to get all the details.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Miller | November 28, 2008
On a warm summer evening in June, Kerry Getz sang backup on an outdoor stage in Los Angeles with some of the most accomplished musicians in the world. Their names — Hal Blaine, Don Randi and Chuck Berghofer — may not have been familiar to the average listener, but their songs were: The legendary session players, part of the house band known as the Wrecking Crew, played on dozens of hits by the Beach Boys, the Byrds, the Mamas and the Papas and other 1960s legends. Getz, a longtime Newport Beach resident, had no No. 1 hits on her résumé, but she got the Wrecking Crew gig through a personal connection: Her friend, Shawn Bryant, had recently supervised the music for a documentary on the band, and he arranged a live performance to follow the film’s premiere.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Miller | November 27, 2008
On a warm summer evening in June, Kerry Getz sang backup on an outdoor stage in Los Angeles with some of the most accomplished musicians in the world. Their names — Hal Blaine, Don Randi and Chuck Berghofer — may not have been familiar to the average listener, but their songs were: The legendary session players, part of the house band known as the Wrecking Crew, played on dozens of hits by the Beach Boys, the Byrds, the Mamas and the Papas and other 1960s legends. Getz, a longtime Newport Beach resident, had no No. 1 hits on her résumé, but she got the Wrecking Crew gig through a personal connection: Her friend, Shawn Bryant, had recently supervised the music for a documentary on the band, and he arranged a live performance to follow the film’s premiere.
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