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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of southern California south-southwest of Santa Ana. It has an electronics industry. Population: 110,000.

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  • proper n. A city in Orange County, California.


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  • The turntablist also known as Costa Mesa resident Steve Fisch lugs several crates of vinyl as well as his laptop to his Thursday - and Friday-night DJ gigs at Kitsch Bar and his Saturday stint at Memphis Cafe in Santa Ana.


  • There remain pockets of strong business for us in the US and this is behind the opening of our eighth US salon early last month in Costa Mesa, which is in Orange County, California.


  • So some cities have permitted dispensaries to flourish while others, such as Costa Mesa and Fresno, have effectively banned them and arrested owners.

    The Seattle Times

  • Orange joins other cities such as Costa Mesa and Yorba Linda in declaring a stance as a

    The Orange County Register - News Headlines : Top Stories

  • Orange County cities such as Costa Mesa and Lake Forest are likely to receive some stimulus money for infrastructure projects.

    The Orange County Register - Homepage

  • Meanwhile, there are about eight low-cost clinics or health centers in cities in the northern part of the county and 10 in cities located centrally in places such as Costa Mesa and Los Alamitos.

    The Orange County Register - Homepage

  • Toward the end of his long career, Noguchi paid homage to his birthplace by designing the exquisite park in nearby Costa Mesa and, inspired by the rugged beauty of the Californian desert, he called it California Scenario.

    Edward Goldman: Art Around the Clock, Carmageddon Be Damned

  • Last year, Sears leased about 15% of the space in its Costa Mesa, Calif., store to women's fashions retailer Forever 21.

    Sears in Push to Lease Space to Outside Retailers

  • The day before Valentine's Day, after workshopping a new play at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, CA, I was offered a ticket to see their current production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

    Lauren Gunderson: Belated Valentine to American Theatre... and a Patron Named Joyce

  • Costa Mesa, Calif. population 110,000 made news earlier this year when it sent layoff notices to 43% of its employees.

    The Local Government Pension Squeeze


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