Costa Mesa: Still No Northgate Market

It is after Labor Day and, still no Northgate Market in Costa Mesa i have reached out several times to Northgate Market to see when they plan to open their supermarket at Harbor & Wilson and, every time they say they have no announcement to make about the opening. For a while months ago they […]

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Costa Mesa: Workforce Housing Plan

The Costa Mesa City Council is considering a plan to covert a apartment complex near South Coast Plaza in to workforce housing. The 250 unit complex at 500 Anton Blvd in Costa Mesa is currently a mix of studio and, one as well as two bedroom units.  The money to do the project would come […]

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Food On Table

Should Sidewalk Dining Continue In The OC?

During the pandemic many cities allowed restaurants to add tables on the sidewalks and even parking spaces or parking lots to help the businesses mostly restaurants maintain social distancing. By allowing these businesses to do that it helped them stay open and employ staff which with no eating allowed inside for a long time or […]

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Texaco Gas Station

OC Highest Labor Day Gas Prices

California has the highest gas prices ever for Labor Day with prices averaging $4.39 per gallon across the state. Prices always spike around Labor Day with summer demand and, as people travel for the long holiday weekend. After Labor Day the prices should start to ease and, then drop by 8 to 10 cents a […]

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Anaheim Farmers Market

Anaheim: Farmers Market

I’m a big fan of farmers markets the ability to get great tasting healthy items while supporting local farmers is a good thing. Anaheim does have its own farmers market every Thursday at Center Street Promenade and Center Street between 11 am and 3pm. The farmers market is put on by the Downtown Anaheim Association […]

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Orange Coast College

Coast College District Requiring Vaccinations

The Coast College District has announced that its requiring Covid-19 vaccines for all its students and, staff at all its campuses including Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, Golden West College in Huntington Beach and Coastline College will also have the same requirement. The new announcement affects approximately 30,000 students who have on campus classes […]

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Costa Mesa: The Straw Modern Shakes

I had wanted to check out The Straw a place at in Costa Mesa that just sells high quality milkshakes for a while. The concept was interesting and, I was at the nearby Target so I figured a good time to check it out. When you walk in there is a binder on the small […]

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Costa Mesa: Over One Million Visit OC Fair

The recently ended Orange County Fair has announced that attendance for its twenty three days was over one million at 1,055,770 which is amazing considering the limited capacity as well as the requirement for buying tickets in advance. The slightly smaller OC Fair because of the pandemic also sold out for 16 of its 23 […]

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Santa Ana Trash Can

Santa Ana: Republic Is New Trash Hauler

The Santa Ana City Council has approved Republic Services as the new trash hauler for the city with the new contract starting on July 1st 2022 and, running ten years until June 30th 2032. The new contract isn’t just for trash and recycling pick up the contract also includes provisions for cleaning up public spaces […]

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OC Bus: Welcome Back Fare Reduction

Starting today the OCTA has started a program with lower bus fares to encourage riders to return to OC Bus after ridership levels dipped because of COVID-19. The Welcome Back Fare Reduction Program was paid for with cap and, trade funding from the State of California The discounted fares are $40 for a 30 day […]

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