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Portola Coffee At SoCo

In a sea of green and white logo coffee shops from Seattle, Costa Mesa has some really good independent coffee shops that have sprung up in recent years. They might not be on every corner or be in the prime locations around town but if you check them out generally they are well worth visiting. […]

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California Bridal & Wedding Expo

The California Bridal & Wedding Expo is happening this weekend at the OC Fair & Event Center in the Costa Mesa Building. If you are planning a wedding this might be the place to find that perfect wedding gown or reception venue or honeymoon destination. This is also the place if you are looking to […]

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Centennial Farm Reopening Week Starts Today

With the OC Fair over for another year things are starting to get back to normal at the Orange County Fairgrounds well as normal as things can be during a pandemic; As part of getting back to normal today is the start of the Centennial Farm Reopening Week an event than runs September 7th until […]

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Share Your Public Event With Our Readers

If you have a public event coming up in Costa Mesa and, want to share it with the readers of Costa Mesa Insider just email me details at mail@costamesainsider.com include a picture if you have one. This is a great way to reach readers right here in Costa Mesa and, the cost for this service […]

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Northgate Market Costa Mesa?

It is now Labor Day weekend 2021 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 […]

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City Council Idea For Workforce Housing

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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Orange County Swap Meet Returns Today

After its break because of the Orange County Fair the popular weekly swap meet returns to the Orange County Fairgrounds. The swap meet is open today from 9 am to 3 pm and, has free admission although there is a $10 parking fee. The swap meet is huge with many stalls of merchandise, i would […]

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Summer Concert Series Not Over Yet

The Orange County Fair might have ended but the Summer Concert Series at the Pacific Amphitheatre is still going on with three more shows this month until the series wraps up for another year. The series continues to more with Chase Rice tomorrow and ends with Hank Williams Jr on September 23rd. Sept. 2 – […]

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Orange Coast College Requires Vaccines

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. The other campuses in the district Golden West College in Huntington Beach and Coastline College will also have the same requirement. The new announcement affects approximately 30,000 […]

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Electric Bike Company Giga Factory Opening

This is a website for the residents and visitors to Costa Mesa, one thing i always want to do is explore local businesses I’m especially interested in things that are built in Costa Mesa. One such company is the Electric Bike Company which is having the grand opening of its giga factory this weekend in […]

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