Costa Mesa

Jan. 26, 2023

USVA Tet Festival of Southern California

The OC Fairgrounds and Event Center will be hosting one of the largest Tet Festivals in the US.  USVA Tet Festival of Southern California is one of the largest Vietnamese Lunar New Year Festival in the USA. The festival helps create a fun and interactive way to learn about the Vietnamese culture, try authentic Vietnamese food and watch performances. The festival will take place Friday, January 27th through Sunday, January 29th

Friday Hours: 4pm to 10pm

Saturday Hours: 11am to 10pm

Sunday Hours: 11am to 9pm

Tickets are $8 and parking is $12. For more information or to purchase tickets, see their website at: https://ocfair.com/event/uvsa-tet-festival/?wcs_timestamp=1674835200 or 

tetfestival.org.

 

Pelican Hill is part of the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach. Pelican Hill is home to five exclusive developments: Pelican Crest, Pelican Point, Pelican Hill, Pelican Ridge, Pelican Ridge Estates. Located at 12 Tidal Surf, this 3,400 square foot home is part of the Pelican Ridge development. This three-bedroom, four-bathroom home was built in 1998. The home was completely remodeled in 2021 by Leo Parrella Design Group. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of designer lighting, use of limestone and marble and custom wall coverings. The kitchen features professional grade appliances from Sub-Zero and Wolf.There are views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, surrounding canyons, white water, city night lights and beautiful sunsets. This home sits on a 6,400 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a saltwater pool and spa with a sun terrace and covered pool lounge. In addition, outdoors homeowners will have privacy provided by 110 mature pivot trees. There is an outdoor kitchen with a Wolf grill and pizza oven.Pelican Ridge is a 24-hour guard gated community planned and designed by the Irvine Company. Among the many amenities offered in Pelican Ridge are a swimming pool tennis courts and clubhouse. 

 

Costa Mesa is an Orange County city, which is ideally located 37 miles south of Los Angeles and 88 miles north of San Diego. This is a 16 square mile city with a population of approximately 110,000 residents. Located at 284 Walnut Street, this 3,100 square foot home is part of the Eastside Costa Mesa community. This five-bedroom, four-bathroom home was built in 2014. Attention to detail can be seen in the high-volume ceilings, fireplace, and wood floors. The chef’s kitchen features professional grade GE Monogram appliances, the range has six burners with a griddle and double ovens, Carrara marble island and a walk-in pantry. This home sits on a 6,300 square foot piece of property. Eastside Costa Mesa is all the land on the southeastern side of the 55 Freeway. Eastside Costa Mesa is just one mile from the beaches at its southern most point.

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Nov. 29, 2022

Winter Fest 2022 at the OC Fairgrounds

Winter Fest 2022 is happening at the Orange County Fairgrounds and Event Center from Friday, November 25th through Sunday, January 1st, 2023. The southern California annual tradition is back for another year. The OC Fair and Event Center will be transformed into a winter wonderland. There will be more than one million lights, holiday décor, a North Pole Journey, ice skating, snow and much, much more. There will be food and drink available for purchase. The OC Fair and Events center is located at 88 Fair Drive in Costa Mesa. General Admission tickets are $20, and parking is $10. For more information or purchase tickets, see their website at: https://ocfair.com/event/winter-fest-oc/?wcs_timestamp=1669377600 or  winterfestoc.com

 

Laguna Beach is an Orange County city which is just south of Newport Beach. Laguna Beach has nearly seven miles of pristine sandy beaches. The population of Laguna Beach is approximately 23,000 residents. Located at 819 Emerald Bay, this 2,700 square foot home is part of the Emerald Bay development. This three-bedroom, five-bathroom home was built in 1994. Enter the home through a private patio with a stone fountain and extensive brick work. Attention to detail can be seen in the French doors, custom built-ins, and tray ceilings. The chef’s kitchen features limestone countertops, white cabinetry and top of the line appliances. There are far-reaching views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, city night lights and picture-perfect sunsets. This home sits on 6,700 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool, wrap-a-around covered patio, brick deck, and built-in Viking barbecue area.  Emerald Bay is a 24-hour guard gated community. Emerald Bay is between the Smithcliffs and Irvine Cove. 

 

Costa Mesa is an Orange County city surrounded by Huntington Beach, Irvine, and Newport Beach. The city was incorporated in 1953 and the city slogan is “The City of the Arts.”  The city is home to The South Coast Repertory Theater, Orange County Performing Arts Center, and the Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts. Located at 3007 Country Club Drive, this 2,400 square foot home is part of the Country Clubdevelopment in the Mesa Verde area of Costa Mesa. This four-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 1965 and was completely remodeled in 2020. This one level home is on the 16th fairway of the Mesa Verde Country Club. Enter the home through a gated, private courtyard. Attention to detail can be seen in the vaulted ceilings, walls of glass and wide-plank wood floors. The gourmet kitchen features custom Shaker cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, and a large center island with a waterfall quartz finish. This home sits on a 10,400 square foot piece of property. Country Club is in Mesa Verde’s prestigious Inner Loop. Residents are within walking distance of Balearic Park and Fairview Park.  Residents are a five-minute drive to the beach. Mesa Verde is section of Costa Mesa that was thoughtfully laid out for families, with many parks throughout the neighborhoods

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Nov. 2, 2022

Veteran's Day at Heroes Hall Museum

Heroes Hall Museum at the OC Fair and events center is hosting an event on Saturday, November 12th to celebrate Veteran’s Day. On November 12th, from 11am to 2pm, join in the Veteran’s Day Celebration. This special event will feature the groundbreaking ceremony for the serenity garden, music, kids’ activities, and food. Heroes Hall Museum is a 3,600 square foot exhibition space with a veteran’s memorial courtyard, a garden and outdoor amphitheater. The museum is home to a rotating exhibits and programs dedicated to celebrating the legacy of Orange County Veterans. The Veteran Day Event is free to attend. For more information about this event, see their website at: https://ocfair.com/event/celebrating-veterans-at-heroes-hall-museum/?wcs_timestamp=1668250800.

 

Crystal Cove is a group od exclusive developments in the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach. Crystal Cove is between the Pacific Coast Highway and the Pacific Ocean. Located at 18 Surfspray Bluff, this 3,300 square foot home is part of the Nautilus development. This four-bedroom, five-bathroom home was built in 2005. This single level home has a Santa Barbara style. Enter the home through a private courtyard with a fireplace and fountain. Attention to detail can be seen in the high-volume ceilings, wood beams and custom built-ins. The gourmet kitchen features stainless steel appliances, Caesar Stone counter tops and a terra cotta paver floor. There are wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, whitewater, city night lights and spectacular sunsets. This home sits on an 8,900 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Nautilus is 24-hour guard gated community designed and built by the Irvine Company. Among the many amenities offered in Nautilus are tennis courts, a swimming pool, clubhouse, fitness center and barbeque area. 

 

Costa Mesa is an Orange County city which is ideally located 37 miles south of Los Angeles and 88 miles north of San Diego. This 16 square mile city has the city slogan “The City of the Arts.” Located at 947 Tesla Lane, this 2,400 square foot home is part of the Elara development in the South Coast Metro community. This four-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 2019, by DeNova Homes. The chef’s kitchen features Bertazzoni appliances. Attention to detail can be seen in the custom paint, custom wall panels and an epoxy garage floors. This home sits on a 2,890 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy an aluminum covered patio with stone pavers. South Coast Metro is bordered by Sunflower Boulevard, Baker Street and Harbor Boulevard. There are 29 different developments in South Coast Metro.

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Sept. 30, 2022

45th Annual OC Family, Home and Fun Expo

The 45th Annual OC Family, Home and Fun Expo will take place on Saturday October 15th and Sunday, October 16th. There will be booths with home improvement products, services, hourly DIY workshops, gardening ideas and tips and staycation ideas. The Home Show will be held in the Los Alamitos Building at the OC Fair and Event Center. Admission is free and parking is $10. For more information, see their website at: www.thebesthomeshow.com or https://ocfair.com/event/the-oc-family-home-fun-expo/?wcs_timestamp=1665828000.

 

Laguna Beach is just south of Newport Beach.Laguna Beach has a true dedication to the arts with three large scale art shows per year, 80 plus art galleries, a weekly art walk and over 180 artists in residence. Located at 790 Nyes Place, this 3,300 square foot home is part of the Portafina development.This three-bedroom, four-bedroom home was built in 1970.The home has been updated with new cabinets, new paint, and lighting. The kitchen features a six-burner stove, double ovens, and gas cooktop. There are far reaching views of the Pacific Ocean. Catalina Island, Victoria Beach, white water, surrounding canyons, city night lights and beautiful sunsets. This home sits on an 8,600 square foot piece of property which is street to street. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool, built-in barbecue, and waterfall feature. Portafina is the hills in South Laguna, giving the community great views. The population of Portafina is approximately 450 residents.

 

Costa Mesa is an Orange County city surrounded by Huntington Beach, Irvine, and Newport beach. This 16 square mile city is just one mile from the Pacific Ocean, at its southern tip. Located at 337 Costa Mesa Street, this 2,250 square foot home is part of the Eastside Costa Mesa neighborhood. This three-bedroom, three-bedroom home was built in 2018. Attention to detail in this single level home can be seen in the Dutch entry door, high-volume ceilings, and La Cantina accordion doors. The chef’s kitchen features a center island, quartz countertops and Carrara marble backsplash. This home sits on a 7,800 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, the home has a horizontal plank fence, synthetic turf lawn, covered brick entry porch, half basketball court and outdoor fireplace, and well-manicured front yard. Eastside Costa Mesa is home to 17th Street with many restaurants and shops.Eastside residents have easy access to Newport Beach’s Back Bay.

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Aug. 29, 2022

52 Years of Legendary Speedway Racing

The Costa Mesa Speedway is hosting 52 Years of Legendary Speedway Racing. On Saturday evening, September 24th, enjoy an evening of high compression single cylinder racing. There will be motorcycle and motorcycle sidecar racing. With the small track and stadium seating, you will not miss any of the action. The floodlit, nighttime races add to all the excitement. Gates open at 6pm and the races begin at 7:30pm. General admission is $20. For more information, or to purchase tickets see either website: https://ocfair.com/event/costa-mesa-speedway-sidecars-juniors/?wcs_timestamp=1664042400 or https://costamesaspeedway.net/#welcome.

 

Newport Beach is one of the oldest cities in Orange County, having been incorporated in 1906. Newport Beach has a population of approximately 85,000 residents. Located at 104 Villa Point Drive, this 1,300 square foot home is part of the Villa Point developement. This two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo unit was built in 1990. Attention to detail can be seen in the recessed lighting, high-volume ceilings, and crown moldings. The kitchen features a newer stove and microwave. There are wonderful views of the Back Bay, the Fourth of July Fireworks, city night lights, and gorgeous sunsets. Outdoors, there is new stainless-steel barbeque. The complex amenities include two swimming pools and two fitness centers. There are six miles of trails, just across the street. Villa Point is in the East Bluff—Harbor View area, between Jamboree and the Pacific Coast Highway. This is a gated condo community with 228 condos. 

 

Costa Mesa is an Orange County city surrounded by Huntington Beach, Irvine, and Newport Beach. Costa Mesa is a 16 square mile city, that is just one mile from the Pacific Ocean at its southernmost point. Located at 2908 Silver Lane, this 1,600 square foot home is part of the Back Anniversary Bay community in Eastside Costa Mesa. This three-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 1958 and has recently been completely remodeled. This single level home features an open floor plan, has a fireplace with a wood mantel and has a custom built-in buffet. The gourmet kitchen has quartz countertops, stainless-steel appliances, and white Shaker cabinetry. This home was sits on a 9,200 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. The backyard has concrete pads with artificial turf inlays. Eastside Costa Mesa borders the 55 Freeway and Newport Beach. The Eastside is home to 17th Street and Old Town with a large variety of restaurants and boutiques.

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Aug. 1, 2022

2022 OC Fair Taste of Fair Food

The 2022 OC Fair is back and in-person. The OC Fair is open from July 15th through August 14th, Wednesdays through Saturdays. On Thursdays, come out for $4 Taste of the Fair Food. Every Thursday, from 11am to 4pm, get a sample size of food for only $4. Among the items to choose from are funnel cakes, tri-tip, lemonade, cinnamon rolls, tacos, gelato, cotton candy and much more. Pre-purchase of fair tickets is required. For more information, see their website at: https://ocfair.com/oc-fair/things-to-do/food/.

 

Laguna Beach is a one of the oldest beachside cities in Orange County.Laguna Beach has true dedication to the arts with three large scale art shows per year, weekly art gallery walks, over 80 art galleries and 180 artists in residence. Located at 40 Smithcliffs, this 8,900 square foot home is part of the Smithcliffs community. This seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom home was built in 1996. Enter the home through a dome ceiling foyer with a spiral staircase and inland mosaic tile. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of French doors, beamed ceilings, and multiple fireplaces. The gourmet kitchen features granite counter-tops, a butler’s pantry and a hammered copper farmhouse sink. This home sits on a 10,100 square foot piece of property, with a corner setting.There is a one bedroom, one bathroom detached guest casita. There is a second private guest studio above the detached garage. The home has both an attached three car garage and a detached three car garage. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool, spa, waterfall, outdoor kitchen pavilion, and mature landscaping. Smithcliffs is just north of Crescent Bay and south of Emerald Bay. This is a gated development of just 22 homes. 

 

Costa Mesa is an Orange County city surrounded by Huntington Beach, Irvine, and Newport Beach.Costa Mesa is ideally located at 37 miles south of Los Angeles and 88 miles north of Newport Beach. Located at 447 Costa Mesa Street, this 2,800 square foot home is part of the Eastside Costa Mesa area. This four-bedroom, four-bathroom home was built in 1950.Attention to detail can be seen in the European white oak flooring, smooth plaster fireplace and high-volume ceilings. The chef’s kitchen features Fulgor Milano appliances, a center island with seating and porcelain countertops.This home sits on a 7,700 square foot piece of property. Eastside Costa Mesa is made-up of forty different developments with approximately 2,000 residences. Eastside Costa Mesa borders Newport Beach giving residents easy access to the beaches. 

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July 19, 2022

2022 OC Fair

The 2022 OC Fair is going on from July 15th through August 14th. The Fair is thrilled to welcome people back, live and in-person. This year’s theme is “Feel the Sunshine.” Tickets are currently on sale. Advance ticket purchase is required, as fair officials are limiting the number of admission tickets available per day. The fair is open 11am to 11pm, Wednesday and Thursday and 11am to midnight on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. For more information, see their website at: https://ocfair.com/oc-fair/buy-tickets/.

 

Newport Beach is one of the oldest cities in Orange County, having been incorporated in 1906.The population of Newport Beach is approximately 85,000 residents. Located at 7 Ironwood Drive, this 3,900 square foot home is part of the Summer House community. This four-bedroom, four-bathroom home was built in 2000. Attention to detail can be seen in hardwood floors, custom built-ins, and curved staircase. The gourmet kitchen features white marble countertops, top of the line appliances and stunning cabinetry.This home sits on a 7,100 square foot piece of property, with a cul-de-sac setting. Residents are within walking distance to the clubhouse.Summer House is part of the award winning One Ford Road area, in the East Bluff Harbor View section of Newport Beach. This is a 24-hour guard gated development.

 

Costa Mesa is an Orange County city surrounded by Huntington Beach, Irvine, and Newport Beach.  This is a 16 square mile city which was incorporated in 1953. Located at 2773 Bunting Circle, this 3,300 square foot home is part of the Buccola development in Mesa Verde community. This four-bedroom, four-bathroom home was built in 1969.  Attention to detail can be seen custom iron work, travertine and Milgard custom windows. The chef’s kitchen features Wolf appliance, walk-in pantry, and a walk-in wine cellar.  This home sits on a 7,200 square foot piece of property in the Upper Bird Streets. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a full outdoor kitchen, built-in barbeque, swimming pool, spa, and cabana. Mesa Verde is bordered by the 405 Freeway, Harbor Boulevard, Adams Boulevard, Fairview Park, and Satna Ana River Trail. Buccola is a family-oriented area with many parks and an exceptional library.

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July 1, 2022

Costa Mesa's Fourth of July Celebration

The City of Costa Mesa’s Fourth of July Celebration will take place on Sunday, July 3rd. Costa Mesa’s Independence Day Community Celebration will take place at the OC Fairgrounds. Bring your own picnic or purchase from food or drinks from one of the many venders. No hard sided coolers, alcohol or glass bottles or containers are allowed. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the fireworks. Gates open at 5pm and the fireworks show is scheduled to start at 9:30pm. Admission is free, parking is $10. For more information, see their website at: https://ocfair.com/event/july-3-independence-day-community-celebration/?wcs_timestamp=1656867600.

 

Crystal Cove is a group of exclusive communities in the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach. Crystal Cove is also home to the Crystal Cove State Park and Beach with the historic district, 18 miles of trails, 3.2 mils of trails and a 1,400-acre marine park. Located at 6 Waves End, this 13,700 square foot home is part of the Crystal Cove Estate Collection.  This eight-bedroom, eleven-bathroom home was built in 2022 by Robert Hidey Associates.  This three-story home is reminiscent of an Italian Villa. The home features a movie theater, music room, and caretaker suite. There are views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, Catalina Island, city night lights and gorgeous evening sunsets. This home sits on a very large 29,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool, spa, and professionally designed garden. Crystal Cove is a 24-hour guard gated community. All Crystal Cove residents are encouraged to participate in all the resort style activities offered at the Canyon Club Recreational Center, which acts as the social hub for area. 

 

Costa Mesa is an Orange County city ideally situated between Los Angeles and San Diego.  This 16 square mile city was incorporated in 1953 and has a population of approximately 110,000 residents. Located at 2214 Rutgers Drive, this is an opportunity for investors, to purchase the Rutgers Apartments which is in the College Park Neighborhood of Central Costa Mesa. Rutgers Apartments was built in 1958. This complex sits on a 6,000 square foot piece of property. Each unit are two bedrooms with one bathroom and a large patio or balcony. Amenities include in-unit washers and dryers, laminate wood flooring, granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances.  Central Costa Mesa is bordered by Baker Street, Wilson Boulevard, the 55 Freeway and Harbor Boulevard. Central Costa Mesa is home to the city offices of Costa Mesa and the Orange County Fairgrounds.

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June 15, 2022

OC Farmers Market Every Thursday

The OC Farmers Market takes place every Thursday from 9am to 1pm. Shop local at an OC Farm Bureau certified farmer market with produce, fresh flowers, fish, hummus, honey, condiments and much more. There is also hot food available for lunch such as tamales, tacos, and burritos. The OC Farmers Market is in the OC Fair and Event Center, Lot D. Admission and parking are free. For more information, see either of these websites: https://ocfair.com/event/farmers-market-2022/?wcs_timestamp=1654765200 or https://www.ocfarmbureau.org/shop-at-farmer-s-markets.

 

Corona del Mar is part of the city of Newport Beach.Corona del Mar is known locally as the CDM and is Spanish for “Crown of the Sea.” Located at 1627 Harbor Crest Circle, this 2,900 square foot home is part of the Spyglass Ridge development.This three-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 2022. This single-story home features a 25-foot multi-slide glass wall, wood beamed ceilings and French doors. The gourmet kitchen has Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, large center island and walnut cabinets. There are extraordinary views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, white water, city night lights and spectacular sunsets. This home sits on a large 11, 400 square foot piece of property, with a cul-de-sac setting. Spyglass Ridge is a 24-hour guard gated community with approximately 300 homes.

 

Costa Mesa is an Orange County city surrounded by Huntington Beach, Irvine, and Newport Beach. This 16 square mile city is just one mile from the beach at its southern most border. Located at 2119 Thurin, this 1,300 square foot home is part of the Eastside Costa Mesa section of the city. This three-bedroom, two-bathroom home was built in 1950. This one level home features high-volume ceilings, custom woodwork and a wood burning fireplace. The chef’s kitchen has marble countertops, herringbone backsplash and a Bertazzoni gas range. This home sits on an 8,200 square foot piece of property with a corner lot setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy mature landscaping, multiple patios and a custom eight fence for privacy. Eastside, Costa Mesa is close to Newport Beach and is home to 17th Street with a wide variety of shopping and dining.

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June 1, 2022

Original O.C. Swap Meet June 2022

Original O.C. Swap Meet will be open on Sunday, June 12th from 9am until 3pm. The swap was created to bring together small, local businesses and the public in an outdoor space. There will be a large variety of products and goods to purchase. There will be over 150 locally owned small businesses represented. You never know what you will find at the O.C. Swap Meet. The Swap Meet is held at the OC Fair and Events Center in Lot D.  Admission is free and parking is $10. For more information, see their website at: https://ogocswapmeet.com/.

Newport Coast is an Orange County city which is situated between Newport Beach and Laguna Beach. Newport Coast is home to Pelican Hill, Crystal Cove and the Crystal Cove State Park and Beach. Located at 64 Lessay, this 1,900 square foot home is part of the Sancerre community.  This four-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 1995.  This two-story condo has recently been remodeled. Attention to detail can be seen in the high-volume ceilings, new hardwood floors and built-in closets. The kitchen has all stainless-steel appliances. The home is at the end of a cul-de-sac, with a nature trail on one side. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy lush landscaping and a built-in barbeque area. There is an attached two car garage with extra storage and an epoxy floor. Sancerre is located just off of Newport Ridge and Crestridge. Sancerre was built by the Irvine Company. 

Costa Mesa is an Orange County city situated 37 miles south of Los Angeles and 88 miles north of San Diego. This 16 square mile city is just one mile from the Pacific Ocean at its southern most point. Located 2773 Bunting Circle, this 3,300 square foot home is part of the Buccola neighborhood in the Mesa Verde community. This four-bedroom, four-bathroom home was built in 1969. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of Travertine flooring. Concrete tile roofing and custom front door.  The kitchen features professional grade appliances, a walk-in pantry and walk-in wine cellar. This home sits on a 7,200 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool, spa, outdoor kitchen, cabanas, and ceiling fans. Buccola is within walking distance to the Adams Elementary school. South Coast Plaza is a short drive away.

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