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Biz News: Costa Mesa Tesla service center property sold for $16.65 million

Biz News: Costa Mesa Tesla service center property sold for $16.65 million
This Costa Mesa property with a Tesla service center has been sold to a private buyer for $16.65 million. The service center opened in 2014. (Photo courtesy of Lee & Associates)

A Costa Mesa property with a Tesla service center has been sold to a private buyer for $16.65 million, according to a news release.

The property at 3020 Pullman St. near John Wayne Airport has two buildings on 2.25 acres and was built in 1973.

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Vans launches global campaign

Vans has launched a global initiative to celebrate women in skateboarding.

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The Costa Mesa-based company will host more than 100 skateboarding clinics throughout the world; one took place Friday at the Vans skate park in Orange.

O.C. Fair looking to hire summer workers

The OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa is looking to fill about 1,500 seasonal positions for the July 13 to Aug. 12 fair.

Jobs include selling tickets, parking cars and building exhibits. For information, visit www.ocfair.com/jobs.com.

Laguna Beach is hiring summer employees

Laguna Beach is hiring summer bus drivers, trolley stewards and parking lot attendants.

Prospective applicants must pass a thorough police background check. For information and to apply, visit www.lagunabeachcity.net/cityhall/citygov/administrative_services/personnel/opportunities.htm.

Designers to host event in Newport

The American Society of Interior Designers is hosting a design expo April 19 at the Renaissance Hotel in Newport Beach.

Melinda Ritz, a Hollywood set designer who won three Emmy Awards for her work on “Will and Grace,” is the keynote speaker.

Pacific Life donates to nonprofit

The Newport Beach-based Pacific Life Foundation recently gave a $10,000 grant to Human Options, a nonprofit that works to break the cycle of domestic violence.

The money will fund crisis counseling and education, according to a news release.

Laguna cafe raises money to help offset rent increase

The Penguin Café in Laguna Beach recently raised $3,010 on its campaign at GoFundMe.com to help itself stay in business.

The café at 981 S. Coast Hwy. first opened in 1942. Its rent recently went up by 40%, which is why it needed the money, according to the campaign website.

Costa Mesa woman receives service award

Costa Mesa resident Pat Moechel is the recipient of the January/February 2018 Oliver Halsell Care Award, a program by Fairhaven Memorial Park & Mortuary that pays tribute to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional care in their profession and community, according to a news release.

Moechel was credited for her work at Caring Companies at Home, an in-home care agency.

Nonprofit CEO receives award

Debra Marsteller, chief executive and president of Costa Mesa-based Project Independence, has received a Lifetime Achievement Spotlight Award from the Regional Center of Orange County.

The center funds some of the nonprofit’s programs, which help people with developmental disabilities. The center recognized Marsteller for her decades of service as an advocate, trainer, mentor and enthusiastic supporter of people with developmental disabilities, according to a news release.

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