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By By Alicia Robinson | November 3, 2005
Costa Mesa reviews proposal to build 24 homes on property where man was shot and killed recently.A little more than a week after a shooting left a man dead in a bar at Costa Mesa's El Camino Shopping Center, residents are excited and relieved by progress in plans to replace the center with housing. The city is now reviewing a developer's plans for 24 single-family homes on 4,000-square-foot lots on the site where the strip mall now sits, between El Camino Drive and Coronado Drive.
NEWS
August 22, 2000
Jennifer Kho COSTA MESA -- Orange and black streamers flutter around the strip mall's light posts, drawing attention to bold "Halloween" signs at their center. They are heralds to the October holiday, put up more than two months early by Halloween Adventure Shops, a company opening a new store at the strip mall on East 17th Street next month. "They're very attractive-looking and they go with the season, said Jim McDevitt, manager of the company.
NEWS
June 26, 2005
PUBLIC SAFETY Eight hurt when convertible smashed into Costa Mesa nail salon Wednesdy Eight people were injured Wednesday when a car hopped a curb and plowed through three businesses, including a busy nail salon. The driver of a white Mercedes-Benz convertible, Linda Mongno, 49, of Newport Beach, told police the accelerator stuck when she was trying to park at the Bristol Street and Jamboree Road strip mall. The car smashed through the front window of an empty business, crashed through a wall into the Lovely Nails salon and burst through the wall of Planet Beauty.
NEWS
February 19, 2014
The Costa Mesa Fire Department is investigating suspicious blazes at two Harbor Boulevard storefronts. Crews responded about 5 a.m. Wednesday to reports of flames coming from the back door of a business in a strip mall at 1930 Harbor Blvd., according to a news release from the Fire Department. After forcing their way into the building, firefighters quickly doused the fire before it spread. When crews checked the business next door, they found the remnants of a second fire that had already been extinguished.
NEWS
October 15, 2013
A man robbed a bank in the 300 block of 17th Street in Costa Mesa on Tuesday afternoon, according to police. The robber entered the Wells Fargo branch about 3:30 p.m. and presented a note demanding money, said Sgt. Matt Grimmond of the Costa Mesa Police Department. The man did not appear to be armed, Grimmond said. Bank employees complied, and the robber fled with an undisclosed amount of cash out the back of the building. The man was described as white and about 50 years old. He may have been wearing a mask as he fled east toward a strip mall, according to police.
NEWS
January 31, 2002
Lolita Harper COSTA MESA -- While picking up the dry cleaning or grabbing a quick meal to go, residents can now stop in and order a book at a branch library that is conveniently located in a strip mall on Bristol Street. City and county officials gathered Wednesday morning for the grand opening of the Costa Mesa Technology Library at 3033 S. Bristol St. Mayor Linda Dixon and Supervisor Jim Silva joined the new library staff and about 60 members of the community for the inaugural event.
LOCAL
By By Lauren Vane | October 25, 2005
A local man is jailed in the death Sunday night of Jose Pilotzi Salaiz, 22, on El Camino Drive. A 22-year-old Costa Mesa man was killed Sunday night after he was shot multiple times at a bar in the 1000 block of El Camino Drive. Officers and firefighters responding to reports of gunshots at the "Juan" More Time bar at 11 p.m. Sunday found a young man who had been shot in his torso, said Costa Mesa Police Sgt. Bob Ciszek. Jose Pilotzi Salaiz was pronounced dead at the scene.
NEWS
September 24, 2004
Paul Saitowitz Nestled atop a Circle K in the upper corner of a run-down strip mall, replete with a massage parlor and coin shop, is a surreal spot to find one of the county's largest collections of Salvador Dali prints. But then again, the two go hand in hand. The master of surrealism -- with his melted clocks, melted faces and mustache coated in butch wax angled to shoot straight up at the ends -- probably wouldn't want it any other way. Tonight in Costa Mesa, in the aforementioned strip mall at 7 p.m., Dante's Inferno Salvador Dali Gallery will debut its new Dali collection to commemorate what would have been the Spanish artist's 100th year.
BUSINESS
By Michael Miller | November 19, 2007
Annie Morgan rises every morning around 2:30 a.m., drives through dark streets to her tiny restaurant at the far end of an Eastside strip mall, and sets to work preparing meals for the day. The meals might go to a private school, a California State University chancellor’s meeting or a presidential candidate. Regardless, Morgan approaches her job the same way. The owner of the Taste Buds restaurant and catering business on East 17th Street sets her alarm shortly after midnight, spends the next 20 hours or so in the kitchen or visiting clients, then calls it a day around 11 p.m. Morgan, a Hawaii native, has been in the professional food business for more than a quarter-century, and not much can keep her from it — least of all sleep.
NEWS
August 28, 2003
BRIEFLY IN THE NEWS Man pleads not guilty in auto theft A 26-year-old Costa Mesa man on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to two felony charges in connection with stealing a woman's 1986 Toyota Corolla when she was visiting her disabled child in the hospital, officials said. The Orange County district attorney has charged Pedro Meraz with one count of unlawfully taking a vehicle and one count of receiving stolen property. Meraz was arrested by Huntington Beach police when he was driving into a strip mall at the intersection of Golden West Street and Garfield Avenue on Monday, Deputy District Atty.
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NEWS
February 19, 2014
The Costa Mesa Fire Department is investigating suspicious blazes at two Harbor Boulevard storefronts. Crews responded about 5 a.m. Wednesday to reports of flames coming from the back door of a business in a strip mall at 1930 Harbor Blvd., according to a news release from the Fire Department. After forcing their way into the building, firefighters quickly doused the fire before it spread. When crews checked the business next door, they found the remnants of a second fire that had already been extinguished.
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NEWS
October 15, 2013
A man robbed a bank in the 300 block of 17th Street in Costa Mesa on Tuesday afternoon, according to police. The robber entered the Wells Fargo branch about 3:30 p.m. and presented a note demanding money, said Sgt. Matt Grimmond of the Costa Mesa Police Department. The man did not appear to be armed, Grimmond said. Bank employees complied, and the robber fled with an undisclosed amount of cash out the back of the building. The man was described as white and about 50 years old. He may have been wearing a mask as he fled east toward a strip mall, according to police.
NEWS
By Gary Reasoner | April 5, 2012
I recently attended the Newport Beach Planning Commission meeting where the draft environmental impact report for the Banning Ranch development was approved ("Planners send review onward," March 24) . This was hardly a surprise given the current city management's unrelenting focus on pushing this development through and the commission's makeup, where newest member Tim Brown had already blogged before his appointment to the commission that the proposed development of the 400-acre parcel was a win-win for the city of Newport Beach and that the open space initiative by the citizens should be ignored.
ENTERTAINMENT
By John Reger | January 14, 2009
The feeling of relaxation I experience whenever I visit Old Vine Café is palpable. The sensation begins before I even walk in the little café. It is in a corner of the Camp, tucked away in the back of the eclectic shopping plaza. The pines and redwoods that provide both shade and seclusion are invitingly out of place for a strip mall. A gigantic wind chime hangs on a branch on one of the pines, and on my most recent visit, the Santa Ana winds’ caresses provided melodic background music.
NEWS
By Michael Alexander | December 1, 2008
Huntington Beach Mayor Debbie Cook’s attempt to unseat 10-term Rep. Dana Rohrabacher was defeated in both Orange County and Los Angeles County, and the incumbent sailed to term 11. Cook came into the race somewhat late, but observers called the mayor, attorney and conservation activist the most high-profile challenger Rohrabacher had seen in his 20 years in Congress. While Cook had hopes to use her name recognition in Huntington Beach and outreach in Long Beach to make up for the district’s heavy Republican lean, the results at the polls appeared not to pan out for her challenge.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | October 13, 2008
A brush fire in Bonita Canyon scorched about 35 acres Monday as Newport Beach and Costa Mesa firefighters battled for nearly two hours to contain the blaze. Three helicopters, dipping into the conveniently close San Joaquin Reservoir, helped douse the blaze, which started about 3:30 p.m., while firefighters from several cities raced to the canyon as Santa Ana winds powered the flames up the hillside. Authorities contained the blaze about 5:15 p.m. with small spot fires that are expected to be extinguished overnight.
BUSINESS
By Michael Miller | November 19, 2007
Annie Morgan rises every morning around 2:30 a.m., drives through dark streets to her tiny restaurant at the far end of an Eastside strip mall, and sets to work preparing meals for the day. The meals might go to a private school, a California State University chancellor’s meeting or a presidential candidate. Regardless, Morgan approaches her job the same way. The owner of the Taste Buds restaurant and catering business on East 17th Street sets her alarm shortly after midnight, spends the next 20 hours or so in the kitchen or visiting clients, then calls it a day around 11 p.m. Morgan, a Hawaii native, has been in the professional food business for more than a quarter-century, and not much can keep her from it — least of all sleep.
LOCAL
By Lauren Vane | July 29, 2006
Two juveniles were detained in the city of San Bernardino early Friday in connection with a carjacking in a Costa Mesa strip mall this week. The stolen car, a silver Volvo SUV, was recovered when the juveniles were taken into custody during a sweep in San Bernardino, Costa Mesa Det. Don Holford said. Police are still investigating whether more people were involved in the carjacking and robbery that happened in the parking lot of Grower's Direct at 17th Street and Superior Avenue at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
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