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Train show chugs into Costa Mesa

It's all aboard the Great Train Show at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, which will wrap up the two-day expo on Sunday. The coast-to-coast model train show, with hundreds of tables covered in trains and accessories for sale, is designed for modelers, hobbyists and anyone else who's intrigued...

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  • Construction worker hospitalized after fall

    A worker was hospitalized Tuesday morning after falling 10 feet at a construction site in the South Coast Metro district. Costa Mesa firefighters were called about 9:30 a.m. to 580 Anton Blvd., where crews are constructing a seven-story apartment complex, after a man in his 30s fell from the third...

  • Police: Argument over Instagram post turns violent and leads to arrests

    What began as an argument over a photo posted on social media led to a physical altercation and the arrest of four Costa Mesa men, police said Wednesday. Costa Mesa police responded at 1:23 p.m. Tuesday to the 1000 block of Salvador Street after receiving a report of an assault with a deadly weapon....

  • No flooding from king tides in Newport Beach today

    No flooding from king tides in Newport Beach today

    Newport Beach officials did not receive reports of excessive flooding or property damage Wednesday following the morning's king tides, which peaked at 7 feet to 8 feet. City crews were stationed throughout the Balboa Peninsula and on Balboa Island, manning hoses that pumped water off the streets...

  • Man's body found in Newport's Back Bay; cause of death undetermined

    Man's body found in Newport's Back Bay; cause of death undetermined

    The body of a man was pulled from the water near the launch ramp at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort in Newport Beach's Back Bay on Monday afternoon, police said. Orange County sheriff's deputies received a call around 1:30 p.m. from a boater who saw the body floating in the water, said police Lt....

  • Beach cities on watch for king tides this week

    Orange County beach cities are preparing for king tides, expected to begin Tuesday and last through Thursday. King tides, or above-average high tides, are expected to exceed 7 feet in some beach areas just before 7 a.m. Tuesday, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. ...

Business & Real Estate

  • Werner Escher, credited with transforming South Coast Plaza, dies at 85

    Werner Escher, credited with transforming South Coast Plaza, dies at 85

    Werner Escher, a longtime South Coast Plaza executive credited with transforming the luxury Costa Mesa shopping center into a world-class destination, has died. The Newport Beach resident, who had been the center’s executive director of domestic and international markets, died Friday after a brief...

  • Biz News: Downtown H.B. businesses hosting scavenger hunt

    Twenty-two downtown Huntington Beach businesses are hosting a monthlong scavenger hunt that will yield more than $2,400 in prizes. The free activity will take players over several blocks to learn answers to a variety of clues, according to a news release. Game forms are available at any of the...

  • Biz News: New Montessori school in Costa Mesa will host open house

    New Montessori school in Costa Mesa will host open house The newly opened Heritage Montessori school in Costa Mesa is accepting enrollment for children ages 2 to 9 and will hold an open house from noon to 2 p.m. on Jan. 14. The school property, at 2032 Orange Ave., previously known as the Westcliff...

  • Mimi's Cafe in Costa Mesa closes after 31 years

    Mimi's Cafe in Costa Mesa closes after 31 years

    After more than three decades of serving French-inspired comfort food, Mimi's Cafe in downtown Costa Mesa has closed. The restaurant at 1835 Newport Blvd., in the Costa Mesa Courtyards center, officially shut its doors Sunday. "We were unfortunately unable to arrive at a mutually beneficial lease...

  • Biz News: H.B. businessman joins elite Order of Towman towing professionals organization

    Biz News: H.B. businessman joins elite Order of Towman towing professionals organization

    The manager of a Huntington Beach car towing company was recently honored as a star in his field. John Boucher, manager of Mandic Motors, was given the Cross of the Order award Nov. 19 during a ceremony at a Baltimore hotel for his dedication to being a towing professional, according to a news...

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