by The Mesa Maven | Dec 7, 2018
On this episode of the podcast, we’ve got local artist and gallery owner – Jesse Fortune – of Location 1980 in Westside Costa Mesa. We talk about the artist life, how Location 1980 has changed since its inception, Fortune’s “epic art quest” travels and the annual “$100 Or Less Holiday Art Sale” happening December 8th, 2018 from noon until midnight here in Costa Mesa…Read More
by The Mesa Maven | Nov 30, 2018
Costa Mesa United started as a dream; a dream to build a real football stadium at Estancia High School and a modern aquatics complex at Costa Mesa High School. On this episode of the podcast, we talk to Gordon Bowley – President of Costa Mesa United – about the work, advocacy and dedication that not only went into the achievement of those early dreams, but all the ways this local, non-profit group continues to further and unite youth athletics right here in our city…Read More
by Samantha Chagollan | Nov 27, 2018
The first time I walked into Windsor Homebrew Supply Co., I didn’t know the difference between a hop and a hopper. I mean, I love a tasty craft beer as much as the next Costa Mesan, but I had no idea how it was made. My husband, however, had recently taken an interest in brewing at home. He had been talking about it forever, and I wanted to give him a gift that showed I’d been listening. A friend told me about the greatest little homebrew shop right here in Costa Mesa, just off Randolph Street. “The owner is so friendly,” she said. Sure enough, I stepped into Windsor and my lack of hoppy knowledge was all but forgotten…Read More
by The Mesa Maven | Nov 23, 2018
Jamie Reidling is “OG Westside” – a musician, surfer, skater, dad, community organizer and hardcore Costa Mesa local – and he’s on a mission to bring a skatepark to Westside Costa Mesa! On this episode of the podcast we talk about what it was like coming up in Westside Costa Mesa “back in the day,” what he’s up to now, and why he thinks it’s totally ridiculous that Westside youth don’t have a skatepark of their own…Read More
by The Mesa Maven | Nov 16, 2018
This week, we interview mechanical engineer, furniture designer, kite surfer and modernism practitioner – Michael Towey – owner of The California Workshop! Towey and his team design and build lighting and furniture out of his studio in Westside Costa Mesa. He’s one deep and interesting guy with a very philosophical “form follows function” take on the world…Read More
by Samantha Chagollan | Nov 10, 2018
Sunday is for all kinds of things. Some of us like to relax and chill, either on the couch with Netflix or football or by heading outside to the beach or the park. Some of us like to get stuff done on a Sunday: check tasks off the to-do list and get a head start on the week ahead. But did you know there’s a place right here in Costa Mesa, where on the second Sunday of every month, you can relax and chill AND do something productive too? It’s just around the corner, on the Westside…Read More
by The Mesa Maven | Nov 9, 2018
Debora Wondercheck is out to change the world – adding “the arts” back into the lives (and schools) of local kids. Her non-profit organization, The Arts & Learning Conservatory, is busily restoring confidence by honing creativity and character. With the work-ethic of a classically-trained cellist – and the CEO skills of a smart, strategic leader – Wondercheck’s bringing professional-level theater and music here to Costa Mesa…Read More
by The Mesa Maven | Nov 2, 2018
On this episode of the I Heart Costa Mesa podcast, contributing writer, Samantha Chagollan, turns the tables on co-hosts Erin Huffstutter and Brandy Young – asking them the questions she wonders about the project, the purpose (and the people behind it.) So if you’re curious to learn more about the I Heart Costa Mesa team, check it out…Read More
by Bradley Zint | Oct 29, 2018
Cats are getting a new lease on life from a tiny corner of Costa Mesa. Most know the PetSmart on West 17th Street as being near Trader Joe’s and as a place for all one’s pet needs. But did you know a family-run, nondescript Costa Mesa hometown nonprofit is run out of there too? And it has a clever name: Oppurrtunities. As the moniker implies, they’re all about giving opportunities to cats, hundreds of them.Read More
by The Mesa Maven | Oct 28, 2018
It’s no secret that we here at I Heart Costa Mesa are huge fans of small, local businesses. We just think what they do is really brave and a big boon for our city. The hours, the effort, the courage, the commitment – ‘small business’ is an act of love, no matter how you slice it. So when we discovered The India Cafe – a little restaurant with a large menu of delicious, house-made dishes, located at 528 West 19th Street – we knew we wanted to meet the hardworking people behind the paneer…Read More
by The Mesa Maven | Oct 26, 2018
If you’ve noticed the fresh, beautiful modernization of local establishments like Eastside Mini Mart, Jan’s Health Bar or Memphis Cafe – or marveled at Pacific City’s Lot 579 food court, or the swanky, remodeled Lido Marina Village – you’ve unwittingly been touched by the design prowess of local Architectural and Interior Designer, Amanda Malson, of Common Standard Design…Read More
by The Mesa Maven | Oct 19, 2018
At 777 West 16th Street – here in Costa Mesa – Marta Tena and Pepe Tena are carrying forward their father’s vision: to turn a repurposed and restored, mid-century warehouse into a welcoming event space for all. Space 777 is brand new and a total “blank slate” – it’s just itching for the next art show or industry party. We talk with these creative and connected Costa Mesans about future plans for Space 777 and what they love best about our fabulous city…Read More
by Samantha Chagollan | Oct 16, 2018
In theory, I love all my neighbors. Don’t you? But that doesn’t mean I know them very well. I always wave and smile, but we don’t have in-depth conversations or spend a lot of time together. But there’s one exception in my neighborhood. And I met her about 100 miles away from here, even though she lives just down the street. That’s Molly Croteau: maker, designer, naturalist, wife and mom, and… my neighbor.Read More
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COSTA MESA WEATHER
- 1:03 PM PST on December 15, 2018
- 10:00 PM PST on December 18, 2018
Today is forecast to be nearly the same temperature as yesterday.
Sunny. High near 70F. Winds light and variable.
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 66F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 64F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 66F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunny. High 74F. Winds light and variable.
Sunny. High near 75F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.