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By Alicia Robinson | November 17, 2006
Costa Mesa police seized a cache of painkillers and psychoactive drugs and arrested a man and woman Tuesday after raiding an Orange Avenue apartment. Selene Sillapa, 26, of Costa Mesa, who lived in the apartment, was arrested on suspicion of possession for sale and transportation of controlled substances, according to police. Police said Binh Thai Nguyen, 30, of Westminster showed up at the apartment during the raid with more than two ounces of cocaine. He was arrested on suspicion of possession for sale.
October 15, 2002
Lolita Harper It has crossed various development hurdles and a busy southland freeway in its mission to provide a place of worship that accommodates an ever-growing congregation. The Crossing, formally called Calvary Church Newport Mesa, has completed the first phase of a multimillion-dollar project and is ready for the community to check out its new digs this weekend for both Saturday night and traditional Sunday services. Pastor Tim Celek will host the inaugural services in the temporary structure on Newport Boulevard.
April 1, 2002
Lolita Harper COSTA MESA -- Calvary Church Newport Mesa officials will ask the City Council on Monday to overturn an earlier denial by the Planning Commission to erect a temporary structure for three to five years at the church's Newport Boulevard construction site. After an initial rejection, Pastor Tim Celek petitioned council members to challenge the Planning Commission's decision. Councilman Gary Monahan said he was happy to do so, adding that the item at least deserved further scrutiny.
April 4, 2002
The Costa Mesa City Council on Monday made a wise decision in overturning a Planning Commission decision and allowing Calvary Church Newport Mesa to build a temporary sanctuary along Newport Boulevard. The unanimous decision allows the church to build a 36-foot-high, 7,910-square-foot tent at 2115 Newport Blvd., the church's eventual location once it moves from its Orange Avenue site. The council Monday granted the church a 2 1/2-year approval, after which the church will be required to request an extension of up to another 2 1/2 years.
August 8, 2000
The 17th Street Merchants and Community Assn., a grass-roots group lobbying against the proposed widening of the street, has launched a Web site at o7 http://www.17thstreet.orgf7 . The site features links, a copy of the group's petition and notices of upcoming meetings, among other bits of information. The association is made up of business and property owners, and residents who are trying to stop the city's plans to widen East 17th Street to six lanes, from Orange Avenue to Irvine Avenue.
December 21, 2000
COSTA MESA Harbor Boulevard: Grand theft was reported in the 1800 block at 9:20 p.m. Tuesday. Orange Avenue/16th Street: Sale of narcotics was reported at 1:51 p.m. Tuesday. Placentia Avenue: A car was stolen in the 1900 block at 12:04 p.m. Tuesday. Wallace Avenue: Vandalism was reported in the 1900 block at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. NEWPORT BEACH Angelita Drive: A Christmas deer was stolen from the front lawn of a home in the 500 block at 1:40 p.m. Tuesday.
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