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Paul Anstey

Owner Costa Mesa Insider & other blogs

Welcome to the Costa Mesa Insider a blog for residents and visitors to Costa Mesa, California. Newspapers have struggled in the internet age there is still the Orange County Register which is a shadow of its former self as well as the Los Angeles Times which has pulled back on its Orange County coverage but still does some coverage.

Both news papers have their local papers the Daily Pilot and Current but both cover several cities. There is Patch which is in many communities but doesn’t have a Costa Mesa edition so i think the time is right for news for and about Costa Mesa; A city know for many things such as its arts, amazing food options and, top notch shopping to name but a few.

I have lived in Orange County since the mid eighties, yes I’m old it happens. During all those years I have mainly lived and, worked in Costa Mesa or Huntington Beach. Over the years there have been many changes to the area some good some bad but always changing.

As we start off on this journey together let me throw out a few things for old time Costa Mesa residents does anyone remember Kona Lanes, Ice Chalet, Fedco, or Barr Lumber just a few names from the past.

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