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Crowd greets Costa Mesa's Snoopy House for 50th year

Snoopy House, one of Costa Mesa's most enduring holiday traditions, opened for the 50th time Saturday to an enthusiastic crowd at City Hall. The two-week display, which features characters from the "Peanuts" comic strip, also offers free apple cider, train rides for children, a light show on the...


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Girls' basketball: Los Amigos continues resurgence

Costa Mesa and Newport Beach

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Biz News: Crudo restaurant moving into Westin hotel

Crudo restaurant will be finding a home in the Westin South Coast Plaza hotel next year, according to a news release. The restaurant by chef Pascal Lorange specializes in Mediterranean cuisine with Japanese-inspired touches. It will be the second Crudo location, following one that opened in San...

Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach

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H.B. flying high on preparations for second air show

Laguna Beach

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Finding beauty in drought-tolerant yards


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'Designer Daddy' works magic with frills to create costumes for kids and cosplayers



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  • Mailbag: Museum House would make it possible to walk to work, shopping

    As the former CEO of Lee & Associates, a current resident of a luxury condominium tower in Irvine, and a soon-to-be resident of Big Canyon, I would like to respond to a falsehood that I have heard thrown around in the debate over Museum House. Opponents have claimed, specifically in a recent op-ed...

  • Commentary: Costa Mesa residents voted for change

    This election changed things both nationally and locally. At the national level, a flamboyant businessman completely new to elective office will become president. At the local level, the voters of Costa Mesa kicked out a sitting mayor and rejected the direction the City Council majority was taking....

  • Mailbag: The planning case for the Museum House

    As a former planning commissioner, I have been asked by many residents about the Museum House project. After thorough review, I support the project as a planning matter. So I won't be signing any petition to put the project to a public vote in an expensive special election. I live in Big Canyon,...

  • Commentary: Residential areas were not built for sober-living facilities

    The city of Costa Mesa appears to be heading in the wrong direction and does not appear to have any concern for the residents of this once-quiet community. It is time to support the rights of the residents and take back our community! We all agree, based on discussions at meetings, that sober-living...

  • Commentary: Sober-living homes are a symptom of a bigger drug problem

    On Nov. 28, more than 150 people attended a town hall meeting at Costa Mesa's Neighborhood Community Center to discuss the future of sober-living homes in the city. The town hall was sponsored by the Assn. of California Cities-Orange County and the Orange County Assn. of Realtors and was attended...


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  • Man suspected of indecent exposure in Fountain Valley alley

    Man suspected of indecent exposure in Fountain Valley alley

    A 53-year-old man was arrested early Sunday in Fountain Valley on suspicion of indecent exposure after police received a report of a man masturbating in an alley, authorities said. Fountain Valley police responded at 7:30 a.m. to a rear alley at 18533 Brookhurst St., where they found a man lying...

  • Arson suspect arrested in fire in flood channel

    A transient suspected of lighting bushes on fire in a flood control channel was arrested Tuesday evening in Costa Mesa. Costa Mesa police and firefighters responded at 6:33 p.m. to a report of a man setting several bushes on fire in a county flood control channel along Bristol Street and fleeing...

  • Fire breaks out at Costa Mesa radiator shop

    Costa Mesa firefighters quickly extinguished a blaze at a radiator repair shop Sunday afternoon. Crews responded just after noon to reports of smoke coming from Harbor Radiator at 2129 Harbor Blvd., said fire Capt. Chris Coates. Firefighters forced their way into the business and found flames coming...

  • Pedestrian robbed and beaten by group of men in Costa Mesa

    A man suffered a broken jaw when he was robbed and beaten by a group of men in Costa Mesa early Sunday. The man was walking just after midnight in the 1800 block of Placentia Avenue when a black sedan pulled up next to him, said Costa Mesa police Sgt. Mike Manson. Five men got out and demanded...