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June 3, 2013 | By Craig Nakano
The Land of Nod has come to the Mall of Malls: South Coast Plaza. The children's decor store, part of the Crate & Barrel empire, opened its first West Coast store over the weekend in Costa Mesa. Discriminating toddlers with a taste for the modern can make-believe in play houses and pedal around play cars while moms and dads browse bed ensembles, coat racks, gliders and rugs.  PHOTOS: Land of Nod at South Coast Plaza The 4,255-square-foot space, on Level 3 of the shopping center's Crate & Barrel wing, follows three Land of Nods in suburban Chicago and one in Seattle.
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March 29, 2014 | By Ellen Olivier
The event: Following Thursday's official opening night for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, the cast took the opportunity to unwind at a party in their honor at the nearby South Coast Plaza. The scene: Surrounded by upscale jewelers and boutiques near the shopping center's Jewel Court, Quattro Caffé served up salmon-topped salads, three-cheese ravioli and raspberry cocktails and desserts at stations, while servers passed hors d'oeuvres.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 2012 | By Anh Do, Los Angeles Times
It's Day 3 of his four-day visit, and, of course, Yuki Izuka - for the third time - is back at South Coast Plaza. Sporting black slacks, leather tote, a pinstripe jacket and crisp tie, the pharmacist from Gunma, Japan, heads straight for the most glittering of shops: Tiffany. He's on a mission to find a ring for his wife. "It is very expensive - but even more expensive in my home," he says. "Better if I can get something here. " Skipping tariffs and taxes, foreign shoppers flush with cash fill their Southern California trips with shopping sprees at places like South Coast Plaza, and increasingly, employees at the luxury shopping center are taking extraordinary steps to host them, trained to fulfill the tiniest of needs.
BUSINESS
March 21, 2014 | By Yifan Zhu
As Chinese tourists spill from their tour bus into the Beverly Center, Charlie Gu hands each one a sleek black envelope. Inside: a Chinese-language map of the mall and a special discount card. Gu, the center's Mandarin-speaking Chinese specialist, asks shoppers about what they're looking for and circles relevant stores on the map. "L.K. Bennett is a favorite of Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge," he advises one. "You should definitely take a look. " The personal touch is more than just the usual attempt to cozy up to well-heeled shoppers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1999
About 1,000 guests kicked in $30 each Wednesday evening to nosh and listen to music while ogling fine furnishings at the grand opening of Crate & Barrel's new digs at South Coast Plaza. The event was a benefit for Friends of Mission San Juan Capistrano, a support group that raises funds for the historic mission.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 2013 | By Bradley Zint
Police in Costa Mesa responded to reports of a man with a gun Friday night at the South Coast Plaza shopping mall but said it appears to have been a false alarm. A Costa Mesa police watch commander said officers did not find anyone with a weapon. Several shoppers reported on Twitter that parts of the mall were shut down for a time.   ALSO: Man's car containing his wife's ashes is stolen at carwash Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is latest campus to report meningitis case Ronni Chasen autopsy report reveals early police account of her death
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 2013 | By Bradley Zint and Jeremiah Dobruck
Reports of a man with a gun Friday night at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, later determined to be unfounded, began as a verbal dispute between two customers, police said. Costa Mesa police Lt. Bryan Glass said the incident began as a verbal dispute between a man and woman at the Salvatore Ferragamo store. The woman told a clerk that the man had a gun. Police responded to the clerk's police call about 7:30 p.m. and within minutes had detained the man. They did not find a weapon, Glass said.
NEWS
March 29, 2014 | By Ellen Olivier
The event: Following Thursday's official opening night for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, the cast took the opportunity to unwind at a party in their honor at the nearby South Coast Plaza. The scene: Surrounded by upscale jewelers and boutiques near the shopping center's Jewel Court, Quattro Caffé served up salmon-topped salads, three-cheese ravioli and raspberry cocktails and desserts at stations, while servers passed hors d'oeuvres.
BUSINESS
November 29, 2013 | By Paresh Dave, Soumya Karlamangla and Ryan Menezes
Despite heavy rain in some parts of the Southland, shoppers still turned out at malls early Friday, although crowds appeared significantly thinner than on Thanksgiving night. At the Grove, a line had formed down the block for the 7 a.m. opening of British retailer Topshop Topman. Several other popular stores, including Apple, Banana Republic and Nordstrom, had few or no people in line before the doors opened. Amber Cordero of North Hollywood has been shopping on Black Friday since she was 12. The 17-year-old works at Kmart and ended her shift at 2 a.m. Friday morning.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 2010 | By Andrew Blankstein
In the decades she spent honing her craft, Doris Payne employed classic elegance, refined taste, Southern charm and a sleight of hand that could earn the envy of a talented magician. Like the best illusionists, she had a knack for making things disappear. Payne's life as an international jewel thief is the subject of an upcoming movie, "Who Is Doris Payne?" starring Halle Berry. But given the latest events in Orange County, the filmmakers may want to consider a new ending.
NEWS
February 19, 2014 | By Susan Denley, This post has been corrected, as indicated below
Kylie and Kendall Jenner are slated to launch their new shoe and handbag collection for Madden Girl this weekend. Shoe mogul Steve Madden is also scheduled to be on hand for the launch from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Nordstrom at the Americana at Brand -- but he plans to keep a low-profile while the spotlight is on the girls, organizers say. The shoes have a California-girl-meets-high-fashion feel -- not a surprise from these two Golden...
BUSINESS
February 13, 2014 | By Tiffany Hsu
Uniqlo, a popular Japanese apparel retailer often compared to American brand Gap, will open its first stores in Southern California this fall at the Beverly Center in Los Angeles and South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. The company already has more than 1,300 stores worldwide, including 17 in the U.S. Of those, five are up and running in the Bay Area. The first store in the chain, which is known for its wide array of basics, opened in Hiroshima in 1984. Uniqlo is owned by Japanese holding company Fast Retailing Co., parent to Helmut Lang and Theory.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 2013 | By Bradley Zint
Police in Costa Mesa responded to reports of a man with a gun Friday night at the South Coast Plaza shopping mall but said it appears to have been a false alarm. A Costa Mesa police watch commander said officers did not find anyone with a weapon. Several shoppers reported on Twitter that parts of the mall were shut down for a time.   ALSO: Man's car containing his wife's ashes is stolen at carwash Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is latest campus to report meningitis case Ronni Chasen autopsy report reveals early police account of her death
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 2013 | By Bradley Zint and Jeremiah Dobruck
Reports of a man with a gun Friday night at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, later determined to be unfounded, began as a verbal dispute between two customers, police said. Costa Mesa police Lt. Bryan Glass said the incident began as a verbal dispute between a man and woman at the Salvatore Ferragamo store. The woman told a clerk that the man had a gun. Police responded to the clerk's police call about 7:30 p.m. and within minutes had detained the man. They did not find a weapon, Glass said.
BUSINESS
November 29, 2013 | By Paresh Dave, Soumya Karlamangla and Ryan Menezes
Despite heavy rain in some parts of the Southland, shoppers still turned out at malls early Friday, although crowds appeared significantly thinner than on Thanksgiving night. At the Grove, a line had formed down the block for the 7 a.m. opening of British retailer Topshop Topman. Several other popular stores, including Apple, Banana Republic and Nordstrom, had few or no people in line before the doors opened. Amber Cordero of North Hollywood has been shopping on Black Friday since she was 12. The 17-year-old works at Kmart and ended her shift at 2 a.m. Friday morning.
NEWS
October 2, 2013 | By Susan Denley, Updated
Style expert George Kotsiopoulos is scheduled to host the opening night fashion show at 6:30 Thursday to kick off a weekend celebration of fashion, beauty and home style at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. Kotsiopoulos, of E's "Fashion Police," is to co-host with Merle Ginsberg of the Hollywood Reporter, which is co-sponsor of the weekend's activities. The fashion show, on Level One of the Jewel Court, will present designs by Bruni, Canali, Chloe, Dior, Fendi, Lanvin, Max Mara, Oscar de la Renta, Salvatore Ferragamo and Versace.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 1987
Your recent editorial "South Coast Plaza Turns 20" is right on the money. As a male teen-ager, I hate to go shopping. But if I have to, I will go to South Coast Plaza. It has stores and boutiques providing almost everything. Its location and many shops make shopping fun and easy. It is no surprise that shoppers from San Francisco or San Diego once in a while want to make a trip to Costa Mesa just to check out South Coast Plaza. This makes little Orange County very big. THI PHAM Huntington Beach
FOOD
August 31, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila
At this point, it's hard to imagine Californian and Mediterranean cuisines without tomatoes. But that was the case until the tomato plant was discovered in Mexico by Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century, and from there it disseminated to the rest of the Americas and the Mediterranean. In some climates, New Jersey, say, the tomato season is short. Not so in Southern California. We'll be enjoying our heirlooms and beefsteaks well into November. Right now, the season is at its height, and tomatoes play star roles on menus, from the BLT to haute cuisine.
NEWS
June 3, 2013 | By Craig Nakano
The Land of Nod has come to the Mall of Malls: South Coast Plaza. The children's decor store, part of the Crate & Barrel empire, opened its first West Coast store over the weekend in Costa Mesa. Discriminating toddlers with a taste for the modern can make-believe in play houses and pedal around play cars while moms and dads browse bed ensembles, coat racks, gliders and rugs.  PHOTOS: Land of Nod at South Coast Plaza The 4,255-square-foot space, on Level 3 of the shopping center's Crate & Barrel wing, follows three Land of Nods in suburban Chicago and one in Seattle.
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