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August 3, 2000
Andrew Glazer SOUTH COAST METRO -- The Segerstrom family's plans to expand city arts facilities and develop new office space here will face its first public scrutiny later this month. The project calls for constructing a 2,500-seat symphony hall, a 140,000-square-foot art museum, a 140-seat expansion to South Coast Repertory Theater, three office towers and two parking structures. The 54-acre site for the planned development is bordered by Bristol Street, Sunflower Avenue, Avenue of the Arts and the San Diego Freeway.
NEWS
July 10, 2000
Piercing and tattoo business could be on Bristol Street The Costa Mesa Planning Commission will consider a request to open a body piercing and tattoo parlor at 2981 Bristol St. near South Coast Plaza. What to expect: The commission will vote on whether to allow the parlor to set up shop in an empty store. City planners have recommended the commission approve the parlor because the city has designated the area for commercial use. Experian asks permission to expand headquarters Experian, a high-tech market research company, has proposed expanding the size of a office building in South Coast Metro neighborhood.
NEWS
September 29, 1999
Elise Gee COSTA MESA -- A CenterLine route that would enter Costa Mesa via Main Street has emerged as the city's preferred alternative for the Orange County Transportation Authority's urban rail project. That sentiment emerged at a Tuesday public hearing on a report that details the environmental effects of the 28-mile system from Fullerton to Irvine with proposed stops in the South Coast Metro area of Costa Mesa. The report outlines four alternatives: not building the project, an elevated rail line, a street-level line entering Costa Mesa from Bristol Street and a street-level line that would enter Costa Mesa from Main Street.
NEWS
April 5, 2008
Blogger moonbandito contends that “downtown” Costa Mesa has moved up to South Coast “Metro” and will never return to Newport Boulevard. Granted, if downtown is considered to be only the retail strip along Newport Boulevard, worn by years of water-on-the-rock from hundreds of thousand of vehicles zipping by only 20 feet from their doors, it doesn’t sound like much of a downtown worth saving. And, no argument, the South Coast Metro north of the 405 Freeway is a successful center of retail, residential, office, hospitality and entertainment activities.
BUSINESS
By By Andrew Edwards | November 25, 2005
Arizona company to open steakhouse in South Coast Metro, hoping to draw arts center patrons. The same firm runs Ocean Club Fish House in Newport Beach.An Arizona-based restaurant company is set to follow up its summer opening of a Newport Beach seafood restaurant with a Costa Mesa steakhouse next year. The Mastro Companies, headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., entered the Newport-Mesa market in August by opening Mastro's Ocean Club Fish House in the Crystal Cove Promenade. Oliver Badgio, Mastro's director of business affairs, said the firm plans to open a Mastro's Steakhouse in the South Coast Metro area in early 2006.
NEWS
April 19, 2000
Andrew Glazer COSTA MESA -- The City Council on Monday voted to commit more than $7 million in fees it collects from developers toward unsnarling traffic in the South Coast Metro area. The $7.7 million will be Costa Mesa's contribution to a countywide effort to relieve sluggish traffic in the area where the Costa Mesa and San Diego freeways meet. City officials expect traffic will increase significantly once several office complexes and shopping centers -- now under construction in the area -- open in coming years.
NEWS
By STEVE SMITH | January 20, 2007
The shock and awe you may have witnessed last week was the sound of all five people on the Costa Mesa City Council agreeing on a major issue. In this case, it was approval of a slew of high-rise condominiums in what is trying to be known as South Coast Metro. Call it what you want, it's still Costa Mesa. That is unless you are the management of some buildings over by Main Street and Macarthur Boulevard that are technically in Santa Ana. Those people tried several years ago to make South Coast Metro their ZIP Code city, but the post office wouldn't budge.
NEWS
April 10, 2004
JIM DE BOOM Seven young women have been selected as delegates and seven as alternates by the American Legion Auxiliary of Newport Harbor Unit 291 to attend Girls State at Pitzer College, Claremont, from June 27 to July 3. They are Roxana Mehrfar and Bailey Gardner, Corona del Mar High School; Heather Cluff and Carley Millian, Costa Mesa High School; Jordi Bradshaw and Kathryn Kulczyk, Estancia High School; Lakshmi Reddy...
NEWS
By Alicia Robinson | June 13, 2006
The Irvine Co. should proceed with plans for its first residential development in Costa Mesa, an 890-unit gated apartment complex with pools, a park and outdoor fireplaces, the Costa Mesa planning commission decided Monday. The project, planned for Anton Boulevard east of Sakioka Drive, still must be approved by the City Council. With 46 three-story buildings, it might also be the city's biggest apartment community, city development services director Don Lamm said in an earlier interview.
NEWS
April 13, 2005
Andrew Edwards North Costa Mesa, already home to some of Orange County's tallest office towers, eventually could add a high-rise condo to its mix. Last week, the City Council postponed consideration of a request that would have cleared the way for a Los Angeles development company to submit plans for a condominium tower at the South Coast Metro Center. The City Council is slated consider the proposal April 19. A diagram shows the hotel would have been built on Avenue of the Arts between Anton Boulevard and the San Diego Freeway.
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NEWS
By Jill Cowan | October 17, 2012
How would you respond if someone opened fire at work? How should you respond? And what can you do to prevent such a thing from happening in the first place? Local law enforcement officers tackled those questions Wednesday afternoon at a lunch presentation hosted by the South Coast Metro Alliance's Business-Police Partnership. The event brought together various public safety agencies, area business leaders and school officials. About 64 people attended the lunch at the DoubleTree Hotel in Santa Ana. The alliance represents businesses near South Coast Plaza, where Costa Mesa and Santa Ana share a border.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 21, 2011
SATURDAY The Miles Davis Experience Trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire and his quintet pay tribute to iconic jazz artist Miles Davis with a concert at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Samueli Theater. "The Miles Davis Experience: 1949-159" celebrates Davis' legendary music. Tickets start at $62 and showtimes are 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.scfta.org. Trick or Treat Fashion Camp OC, at the OC Mart Mix, 3313 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, holds a family friendly event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., where kids can decorate their own Halloween boo bags.
SPORTS
By Bryce Alderton, Daily Pilot | July 26, 2010
COSTA MESA — Ed Fawcett started a golf tournament 14 years ago in hopes of raising money for the Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce. The tournament has developed into a convention of sorts, one where, at least for a portion of the day, businesses gather at a golf course instead of inside a building. Monday's 14th annual Costa Mesa Community Golf Classic at Costa Mesa Country Club's Los Lagos course generated 128 golfers playing a "shamble" format, one where two best scores per hole are used after playing from the best drive from the foursome.
NEWS
April 5, 2008
Blogger moonbandito contends that “downtown” Costa Mesa has moved up to South Coast “Metro” and will never return to Newport Boulevard. Granted, if downtown is considered to be only the retail strip along Newport Boulevard, worn by years of water-on-the-rock from hundreds of thousand of vehicles zipping by only 20 feet from their doors, it doesn’t sound like much of a downtown worth saving. And, no argument, the South Coast Metro north of the 405 Freeway is a successful center of retail, residential, office, hospitality and entertainment activities.
NEWS
By STEVE SMITH | January 20, 2007
The shock and awe you may have witnessed last week was the sound of all five people on the Costa Mesa City Council agreeing on a major issue. In this case, it was approval of a slew of high-rise condominiums in what is trying to be known as South Coast Metro. Call it what you want, it's still Costa Mesa. That is unless you are the management of some buildings over by Main Street and Macarthur Boulevard that are technically in Santa Ana. Those people tried several years ago to make South Coast Metro their ZIP Code city, but the post office wouldn't budge.
BUSINESS
By Amanda Pennington | December 15, 2006
Despite reports this year of a sluggish real estate market, Costa Mesa experienced slight gains in November compared with last year. But Newport Beach showed slippage in home prices. The prices of Costa Mesa homes, though, still lag behind their beachfront neighbors by hundreds of thousands of dollars. But more home buyers are looking to Costa Mesa now than Newport Beach. The median prices of homes in the 92627 ZIP Code, which includes Westside and Eastside Costa Mesa, jumped more than 5% in November, compared with the same period last year, according to a report released Wednesday by DataQuick Information Services, a company that tracks real estate figures in the state.
NEWS
By Alicia Robinson | June 13, 2006
The Irvine Co. should proceed with plans for its first residential development in Costa Mesa, an 890-unit gated apartment complex with pools, a park and outdoor fireplaces, the Costa Mesa planning commission decided Monday. The project, planned for Anton Boulevard east of Sakioka Drive, still must be approved by the City Council. With 46 three-story buildings, it might also be the city's biggest apartment community, city development services director Don Lamm said in an earlier interview.
BUSINESS
By By Andrew Edwards | November 25, 2005
Arizona company to open steakhouse in South Coast Metro, hoping to draw arts center patrons. The same firm runs Ocean Club Fish House in Newport Beach.An Arizona-based restaurant company is set to follow up its summer opening of a Newport Beach seafood restaurant with a Costa Mesa steakhouse next year. The Mastro Companies, headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., entered the Newport-Mesa market in August by opening Mastro's Ocean Club Fish House in the Crystal Cove Promenade. Oliver Badgio, Mastro's director of business affairs, said the firm plans to open a Mastro's Steakhouse in the South Coast Metro area in early 2006.
NEWS
By STEVE SMITH | November 9, 2005
It would be easy to be bitter about what happened this week. The fact is, it all happened so fast that most of us who may have had a negative opinion barely had a chance to react before the event. But, what is done is done, and the only thing we can all do is try to make the best of it. I am talking, of course, about the opening of the new Hooters restaurant in Costa Mesa on Monday. I knew about the new Hooters from an announcement I read in the newspaper a few weeks ago. Since that time, there has been a makeshift Hooters sign on a tall pole in a parking lot along the San Diego Freeway (405)
NEWS
April 25, 2005
Andrew Edwards Officials around the Orange County Performing Arts Center are hoping the center's planned expansion will bring more Broadway-style shows that pack theatergoers into restaurant booths. "The Lion King" was scheduled to conclude its 6 1/2 -week run at the center Sunday. Performing Arts Center spokespersons said Disney would not allow the center to disclose box-office figures until the show's engagement concluded. Performing Arts Center President Jerry Mandel said the musical came close to selling every show out and drew "the biggest demand for tickets that I can remember."
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