May 15, 2002
Two Newport Beach schools will benefit from the opening of Newport Coast's Pavilions. Pavilions, the anchor at the Newport Coast retail center, will open today, and before the cha-ching of cash registers can be heard, store officials will present $500 checks to Newport Coast Elementary School and Corona del Mar High School. The new store will feature numerous conveniences, such as a hot bakery, full-service deli, an extensive fine wine selection, a natural foods department and a full-service floral department.
July 28, 2009
Prosecutors will not charge a Costa Mesa transient for allegedly trying to attack people with a shovel Saturday. “There was not sufficient evidence that he was intending to hurt anyone,” said Susan Schroeder, a spokeswoman for the district attorney’s office. Richard Dennis Woehler, 47, was arrested on suspicion of attacking people with a 5-foot-long shovel on 17th Street and Newport Boulevard. According to the police, Woehler swung the shovel at two cars turning left on 17th Street and charged at another car in the Taco Bell drive-through.
March 9, 2007
Thousands of people crowded into two buildings and a tent at the Orange County Fair and Exposition Center at Orange County's Largest Mixer to network with businesses from Orange County. People traded candy, cards and enthusiastic hellos in Costa Mesa as Talk Radio 790-AM KABC broadcasted live as part of its tribute to the city. Radio personality Al Rantel talked about illegal immigration with callers and Costa Mesa Police Chief Christopher Shawkey, as people picked up pamphlets and business cards.
December 2, 1999
Lido Island resident Peggy Fort has been named president of newly formed California Marketing Concepts, a Newport Beach-based marketing firm that specializes in tourism accounts. Fort started the company after Starbucks Coffee Co. asked her to handle their corporate promotions in Los Angeles and Orange counties. "My long-term career goal has always been to start my own business, and when the opportunity presented itself ahead of plan, I couldn't be happier," Fort said.
November 11, 2009
From 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today , Kaiser Elementary, 2130 Santa Ana Ave., Costa Mesa, will hold a holiday boutique in its multipurpose room featuring local artisans. Proceeds from the boutique benefit the Kaiser Outreach Program, which provides assistance to families in need whose children attend Kaiser. In addition to products for sale like gourmet foods, plants, accessories, home decor and candles, there will be a raffle, Starbucks coffee and cookies. For more information, call the school at (949)
April 29, 2011
I've accumulated thousands of business cards throughout my career, but few stand out quite like the one belonging to Surat Singh Randhawa. The card of the Costa Mesa resident and small-business owner is a 2-inch-tall by about 3.5-inch-wide résumé. It wastes no space and conveys a dizzying amount of information. Above his business' name, Angels Auto Spa & Auto Repair, and beneath his own name, Surat Singh — as he is known about town — the card lists his credentials and life's highlights: "Ex-Border Security Force, Volley Ball Player, Volley Ball Coach, 1996 Olympic Security Officer.
September 22, 2000
Brad Alan Lewis At 6 a.m. the television snaps to life - two alert, smiling newcasters chatter cheerfully with Sydney Bridge in the background. The "Olympic Sunrise" show neatly summarizes the previous day's events for the just unfolding day. (The female announcer bears a striking resemblance to Kristin Scott Thomas; her male counterpart looks as though he just finished changing the oil on his VW bus). I considered heading out of town to watch the rowing semifinals (90-minute train ride)
November 28, 2006
COSTA MESA — Steve Kime spent Monday afternoon the way he had spent so many afternoons in the past — on the patio outside Diedrich Coffee, a steaming cup in front of him and the New American Bible, the Catechism of the Catholic Church and other spiritual books stacked on his table. Kime, who lives in Huntington Beach and writes poetry and theology in his spare time, had come to the original Diedrich on 17th Street for seven years. Monday was the last day the site was in business, but Kime opted to treat it like business as usual.
February 15, 2001
WHAT HAPPENED: Council members approved plans for a temporary fire station in the city's airport area. WHAT IT MEANS: City officials will hire nine new firefighters and spend about $608,860 to set up a fire station in the area. Previously served by the Orange County Fire Authority, emergency response times had increased after the county's fire station was damaged in a fire in December and the fire engine was moved to another location. Because Newport Beach expects to annex Santa Ana Heights by early next year, council members decided to set up a temporary fire station to keep services up to standards.