May 17, 2012
A homeless encampment in Costa Mesa adorned with animal rights posters and graffiti could have been shelter to suspects connected to a recent rash of burglaries, police said Thursday. Costa Mesa police discovered the elaborate encampment beneath a San Diego (405) Freeway underpass where the Santa Ana River meets Moon Park, 3377 California St. Officers believe six to eight men have been living in the encampment for about two years, said Sgt. Vic Bakkila. The camp was discovered after an officer saw a suspicious-looking man go under the overpass, according to Bakkila.
March 2, 2013
Long before the coffee shops, the sushi bars, the fish taco stands and the vegan restaurants, Coco's was the place to go in Newport Beach. Founded by John and Audrey McIntosh as the Snack Shop, Coco's grew to five restaurants in Newport Beach — Fashion Island, Corona del Mar, Westcliff, Bristol and on MacArthur in the airport area. Everyone went to Coco's. The Fashion Island location was a power center for politicians, developers, attorneys and bankers. True, there was not much more around in the early days, but Coco's always offered a broad menu for breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee breaks.
March 13, 2014
On a recent morning at Costa Mesa 55 Tavern + Bowl, half of the 10 bowling lanes were the scenes of cheers, high-fives and laughter. The special occasion was a children's party, and fun was obviously being had despite a good number of brightly colored bowling balls flying into gutters. "It is best described as a boutique bowling center," said Daniel Hurd, 42, owner of Tavern & Bowl. The newest addition to The Triangle opened Feb. 27. "We wanted to bring in a project that combined a restaurant and entertainment aspect, and Tavern & Bowl does just that," said Scott Sanfilippo, partner at Greenlaw Partners, which owns The Triangle.
April 8, 2007
NEWPORT BEACH Films with local connections set for film festival Newport-Mesa filmmakers will leave their mark on this year's Newport Beach Film Festival, set to begin April 19. Longtime Balboa Island vacationer Phoebe Shackeroff has documented the life and death of Rupert, the black swan who amused and harassed visitors to Newport Harbor for almost 20 years. Getting their start in the entertainment industry tap dancing on the streets of Newport Beach, Emmy-winning director and producer team Kip and Kern Konwiser will present "Shanghai Kiss," a romantic comedy drama.
February 11, 2010
Mother’s Market and Kitchen is moving out of the location it’s called home for more than 30 years. But it’s not going far. Mother’s is taking over the old Borders bookstore that closed recently on Newport Boulevard. The new site is under construction by Carlile Coatsworth Architects Inc., and Mother’s is expected to be all moved in by June. “We’re bummed. Mother’s is awesome,” said Eric Santana, the manager of Surfside Sports store, one of the market’s neighbors on 17th Street.
November 8, 2007
The Five Crowns restaurant in Corona del Mar will have some choice wines on the menu at its special dinner Nov. 15. Other than that, the staff can’t say much about them. Every year on the third Thursday of November, winemakers in the Beaujolais region of France release their latest batch of Beaujolais Nouveau, a light, fruity red wine that ships out to restaurants nationwide. Five Crowns expects to receive its supply Thursday morning and put the wines on the menu that evening — meaning the people who shell out $89 for the four-course meal will be the first in town to try them.