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.
February 3, 2014
The wooden deck of a Costa Mesa house caught fire Saturday night after a smoldering cigarette was thrown into a plastic trash can, authorities said. Costa Mesa firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire in the 1700 block of Orange Avenue at 8:19 p.m., according to a news release. The fire was determined to have been caused by a burning cigarette accidentally discarded in a plastic trash can, which melted and then burst into flames. The fire extended to the wood deck joists and planks, causing $1,000 in damage, the release said.
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.