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April 26, 2000
Andrew Glazer MESA DEL MAR -- Nearly every ranch home in the neighborhood has a view of a well-watered lawn, pruned rose bushes and a big ol' motor home. And while most neighbors in Mesa Del Mar seem to enjoy the green grass and pretty pink roses, not everyone agrees that Winnebagos, Fleetwoods and Southwinds belong here. "We just don't like to look out our windows and see them there," said Michael Dilsisian, who owns a home on Lorenzo Avenue. Dilsisian and several other residents complained last week about the motor homes at a Mesa Del Mar Homeowners Assn.
NEWS
February 24, 2002
Well OK now, our City Council has finally resolved that pesky RV problem ("Costa Mesa continues reworking RV law," Feb. 6). What will they focus their energies upon now, I ask? How about boats? Yeah, that's it, boats. Did you know that some people actually park their boats in front of their houses, or even in their driveways? Yes, they do indeed. I have one neighbor with a 36-foot ocean hydro parked kitty-cornered across his driveway. Tacky. Some even park them next to their homes on the RV pad. Wait a minute.
NEWS
January 13, 2002
-- Greg Fry In the city of Costa Mesa, a battle is brewing over recreational vehicles -- those big autos usually covered with stickers proclaiming that the occupant has visited 47 of the 50 states so far. Maybe it doesn't seem like the most exciting of photo assignments to take a picture of someone with his RV, but I saw it differently. When I met RV owner Bill Folsom and saw his machine, I thought of ways to bring drama to the photo, and decided to light the subject in a more visually interesting way. I used a wide-angle lens to include more background information in the photo.
NEWS
September 25, 2002
"39 forever," Costa Mesa ... Serving fourth year on council as mayor ... Credits this year include taking the lead on several neighborhood improvement issues, including tougher RV restrictions, lower densities and getting a shopping cart ordinance in place ... Involved in Costa Mesa Senior Center and helps funding ... Approvals of controversial Home Ranch project and red-light camera program also on her watch ... Married...
NEWS
By Andrea Routh | January 18, 2007
As a close friend of John Crean's for many years, I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and tributes to this great man. His accomplishments are many, and his innovative and creative mind was active right up until the last days of his life. What few may know is that the last several years he had teamed up with his daughter Susie and her husband, Steve Thomas, to bring to the marketplace a new RV concept that would once again change the face of the motor home industry. John said his goal was to build one more RV. It was going to be affordable and simple, just like the old days — but even better.
NEWS
October 28, 2011
Heinz F. Neumann quietly passed away on September 19, in Bastrop, TX, he was 85. Heinz was a long time Costa Mesa resident having immigrated from Germany with his wife and daughter in 1957. He worked in boat and RV industries  for many years, as well as having his own woodworking business. He spent many years while in retirement traveling the western US before settling in Deming, NM and later in Bastrop, TX.  In addition to his wife Millie, he is survived by his daughter Monika Cisek of Newport Beach, his son Pete (Vicki)
NEWS
July 30, 2001
Mathis Winkler These days, Bob Pruter's not quite sure what to say when asked where he's from. He and his wife, Jackie, recently sold their home in the high desert and their new residence in Camarillo still isn't quite ready. "We're from here," Pruter said last week, standing outside his motor home at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort. "We've been here since the middle of March." The Pruters, who own a landscaping company, actually left the RV world several years ago, only to be dragged back into it by their own children.
NEWS
July 25, 2002
Lolita Harper Residents who began unrelated battles with City Hall because of new laws they felt threatened their personal lives are becoming philosophical allies in their fight to keep local government from becoming too intrusive. Most notably, members of the Costa Mesa RV Owners Assn. -- the group that crusaded against more stringent parking regulations for motor homes -- have voiced support for the Costa Mesa Cruisers, who will face the council next month to ask that inoperable cars be allowed in their own backyards.
NEWS
February 4, 2003
Paul Clinton Operators of the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort plan to install 12 luxury cabins on the hotel's existing property, complementing its hundreds of spots for recreational vehicles and boat owners. The movable vacation lodgings, which will rent for between $70 and $200 per night, are set to open March 8 in the resort's RV park. "By offering these beautiful, fully equipped cabins, visitors to Newport Dunes who don't own RVs will be able to conveniently enjoy stays and experience our amenities," general manager Andrew Theodorou said.
BUSINESS
By Tracey Laity | June 9, 2006
The road to success has not always been smooth for mechanic Robin Van Ranzow. But after 20 years in the business as the owner of R.V. Volvo, he can finally start to appreciate the view from the top. Van Ranzow ? who specializes in repairing Volvo, Saab, BMW, Mercedes Benz, and other European cars ? is celebrating the Glendale shop's 20th anniversary this month. He said he has made hard work and honesty the cornerstones of his business and is proud of the relationships he has developed with his clients.
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NEWS
By Jill Cowan | September 26, 2012
While Newport Beach City Council members disagreed Tuesday night about various aspects of the Balboa Village Master Plan - including its name - there was one idea floated in it that they were all willing to let sink: recreational vehicle parking in the Balboa Pier parking lot. The council voted 5 to 1 to accept the 289-page document with the caveats that the half-page item suggesting an off-season-only RV parking program be scrapped, and that it...
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NEWS
October 28, 2011
Heinz F. Neumann quietly passed away on September 19, in Bastrop, TX, he was 85. Heinz was a long time Costa Mesa resident having immigrated from Germany with his wife and daughter in 1957. He worked in boat and RV industries  for many years, as well as having his own woodworking business. He spent many years while in retirement traveling the western US before settling in Deming, NM and later in Bastrop, TX.  In addition to his wife Millie, he is survived by his daughter Monika Cisek of Newport Beach, his son Pete (Vicki)
NEWS
By Jonathan Oyama | May 7, 2010
The new superintendent of Crystal Cove State Park is striving to complete the RV park by spring of next year. Todd Lewis, who most recently worked for the park system in Northern California, said he is busy but so far hasn’t had any difficulty in handling everything that is going on in the park. According to him, the transition to his new job has been smooth. “I’m from San Diego County,” Lewis said. “Lived down there for many years. And so I knew what I was getting into.
NEWS
By Cindy Frazier | October 6, 2009
Eight months after the project was interrupted because the state of California ran out of bond money, construction of the long-planned RV park and campground at Crystal Cove State Park will resume at the end of October, park officials said. The 35-acre, ocean-view campground is likely to be one of the last ocean campgrounds to be built in the state. It promises a huge economic boon to the region. “We just got confirmation from the Department of Finance that the project is now fully funded,” District Park Supt.
NEWS
By Andrea Routh | January 18, 2007
As a close friend of John Crean's for many years, I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and tributes to this great man. His accomplishments are many, and his innovative and creative mind was active right up until the last days of his life. What few may know is that the last several years he had teamed up with his daughter Susie and her husband, Steve Thomas, to bring to the marketplace a new RV concept that would once again change the face of the motor home industry. John said his goal was to build one more RV. It was going to be affordable and simple, just like the old days — but even better.
NEWS
By Lauren Vane | July 30, 2006
When one of Karen Allred's prized goats got its head stuck between a fence railing in the pen late one night at the Orange County Fair, Allred couldn't come quickly to help the animal. Instead of camping nearby, Allred was more than a mile away in her Costa Mesa hotel room. For the first time many can remember, exhibitors like Allred are no longer allowed to camp for free on the fairgrounds because of the ever-expanding fair's need for more space. Some exhibitors say they love the Orange County Fair but may not return next year because bunking off-site jeopardizes the safety of their animals and puts a squeeze on their expenses.
BUSINESS
By Tracey Laity | June 9, 2006
The road to success has not always been smooth for mechanic Robin Van Ranzow. But after 20 years in the business as the owner of R.V. Volvo, he can finally start to appreciate the view from the top. Van Ranzow ? who specializes in repairing Volvo, Saab, BMW, Mercedes Benz, and other European cars ? is celebrating the Glendale shop's 20th anniversary this month. He said he has made hard work and honesty the cornerstones of his business and is proud of the relationships he has developed with his clients.
NEWS
July 22, 2004
Marisa O'Neil New beachfront cottages at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort are luring more visitors to its sandy shores along the Back Bay. After last year's installation of 12 cottages at the resort proved successful, management decided to double the number available, general manager Andrew Theodorou said. Another dozen of the studio and one-bedroom cottages have been gradually opening since May, he said. The cottages augment the resort's upscale recreational vehicle accommodations.
NEWS
February 4, 2003
Paul Clinton Operators of the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort plan to install 12 luxury cabins on the hotel's existing property, complementing its hundreds of spots for recreational vehicles and boat owners. The movable vacation lodgings, which will rent for between $70 and $200 per night, are set to open March 8 in the resort's RV park. "By offering these beautiful, fully equipped cabins, visitors to Newport Dunes who don't own RVs will be able to conveniently enjoy stays and experience our amenities," general manager Andrew Theodorou said.
NEWS
November 17, 2002
Costa Mesa Police officials began punishing violators of the city's new recreational vehicle law last week, and already, some RV owners are complaining. If it sounds familiar, it should. The City Council began discussing the new rules for the vehicles in December and, after months of working with residents and RV owners, didn't finalize the law until August. Now, nearly a year later, the city has begun enforcing the law, only to draw complaints from the same people who helped draft it. City officials and council members worked long and hard on the new law that, at the time, won over a vast majority of people.
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