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June 27, 1993 | AMANDA MAYER STINCHECUM, Stinchecum is a New York-based free-lance writer and textile historian who specializes in Asia.
Edinburgh's Victoria Street is what every historical shopping mall-- from Faneuil Hall in Boston to Covent Garden in London to Western Market in Hong Kong--dreams of being. Shops selling Victorian lace, contemporary opals and cleaning brushes for every conceivable task share common walls with a bistro with first-rate fare and a purveyor of fine coffees, teas and salads.
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April 12, 2013 | By Lauren Williams
Costa Mesa police continued their search Friday for a gunman suspected of firing three shots at a father and his 6-year-old son as they walked down Victoria Street, police said. The man fired the shots from a black Honda Accord with dark rear windows about 1:30 p.m. Thursday, according to the Costa Mesa Police Department. As the man and his son walked along Victoria near Puente Avenue, the driver of the Accord pointed a small handgun at the pair, who dropped to the ground and heard three gunshots, police said.
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January 4, 1992 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
Victoria Street has become a place to avoid--temporarily, at least--as it undergoes a widening project that is considered the largest capital improvement project the city has ever undertaken. With construction slowing traffic, the dusty, muddy mess has yet to reveal the grand boulevard planned for the street east of Placentia Avenue to the Santa Ana River. The city expects the project to be completed by the end of summer, although drivers will be able to use the street before then.
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May 8, 2004 | Mai Tran, Times Staff Writer
Costa Mesa police arrested the first suspect in a string of sexual assaults along Victoria Street where 11 women have been groped by a group of young males since December, officials said Friday. A 16-year-old was arrested Thursday after tipsters identified him from a television newscast of a surveillance tape that showed one of the alleged attacks, Police Lt. John FitzPatrick said.
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March 28, 1990 | LEON TEEBOOM
Starting April 15, crews will begin moving run-down houses in the Victoria Street area to other parts of the county to provide low-income housing, county officials said. The county's plans may save as many as half of the 69 homes that the city wanted to tear down to make way for a $25-million project to widen Victoria Street. The homes stretch along a 1 1/2-mile strip of Victoria Street between Harbor Boulevard and Canyon Drive.
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December 26, 1989 | ALLISON SAMUELS
For the first time in 23 years, the yellow and white home of Billie Jo and Bob Hamilton on Victoria Street shows no evidence of the Christmas season. In about a month, the couple and their 25-year-old son will pack up and move to a new address, under city orders. "It makes no sense to put up all those decorations and have to turn around and take then right back down and put them in boxes," Billie Jo Hamilton said. "We'll just celebrate Christmas at my daughter's house.
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November 25, 1987
About 270 people face displacement from their homes in a street widening project approved by the City Council. The project calls for expanding a 1.3-mile stretch of Victoria Street from two to four lanes. The project, approved by a 4 to 1 vote of the council Monday, will cost an estimated $14 million and could take up to 12 years to complete, city officials said. Councilman Dave Wheeler cast the only vote opposing the plan to widen Victoria between Harbor Boulevard and Canyon Drive.
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November 27, 1987 | MARK I. PINSKY, Times Staff Writer
Bob Hamilton makes his living on foot, carrying the mail from door to door, and he doesn't like the idea of giving up his Costa Mesa home of 20 years so that commuters traveling between Huntington Beach and Irvine can save a few minutes of drive time. But his concerns and those of others living along busy Victoria Street in Costa Mesa seem to have been set aside this week by the City Council, which voted 4 to 1 Monday to endorse a plan to widen the street.
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October 10, 1986
Prompted by complaints from residents about cars speeding through their neighborhood, city officials will place traffic barriers on roads near Victoria and West 19th streets in the southwestern area of the city. Beginning Monday, motorists will find concrete barricades erected at Monrovia Avenue and 20th Street, at Continental Avenue and Oak Street and on Federal Avenue, just north of Oak Street, said Rock E. Miller, transportation services engineer for the city.
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June 21, 1991
A transient was arrested early Thursday in connection with an attack on a 76-year-old man who was out walking his dog, police said. The victim, Henry Fredriksen, was taken to Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, police said. He was later transferred to FHP Medical Center in Fountain Valley, where he was listed in serious condition. Officer Wayne Riedmann said Fredriksen was walking his dog in the 1000 block of Victoria Street about 1 a.m. when a man struck him in the face, then seized his flashlight.
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April 15, 2004 | From Times staff and wire service reports
Five women have been sexually assaulted in an area of Costa Mesa this year, police said. In separate incidents, the women were touched or groped while walking along Victoria Street between Harbor Boulevard and Placentia Avenue, Lt. John FitzPatrick said. The first assault was reported New Year's Day and the latest occurred April 9, he said. The women gave descriptions of six men, but FitzPatrick said there may be only two or three.
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November 6, 1996 | KIMBERLY BROWER
Teresa Loncono was a teenager when she moved to Capistrano Beach in 1923, and she has lived here ever since, watching the closely knit seaside hamlet develop into a bustling, populous community within the city of Dana Point. After more than 70 years on Victoria Street, Loncono, now 92, is moving to Orange to be closer to her daughter. Her pending departure inspired her friends and neighbors to gather at a local hangout, Lucy's El Patio Cafe, to honor her and to say goodbye.
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June 27, 1993 | AMANDA MAYER STINCHECUM, Stinchecum is a New York-based free-lance writer and textile historian who specializes in Asia.
Edinburgh's Victoria Street is what every historical shopping mall-- from Faneuil Hall in Boston to Covent Garden in London to Western Market in Hong Kong--dreams of being. Shops selling Victorian lace, contemporary opals and cleaning brushes for every conceivable task share common walls with a bistro with first-rate fare and a purveyor of fine coffees, teas and salads.
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August 20, 1992 | LEO SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Considering the hot weather of late, the show that opened Tuesday at the Frances Puccinelli Gallery in Carpinteria couldn't have come at a better time. Most of the artwork has a common characteristic--images of cool, refreshing ice cream. In his collection of black-white-red drawings, artist Gary Duncan presents the ice cream cone as a symbol of society's reward system, a symbol of sense gratification. "Ice cream can be a substitute for a lot of things," said Duncan, a resident of Carpinteria.
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January 4, 1992 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
Victoria Street has become a place to avoid--temporarily, at least--as it undergoes a widening project that is considered the largest capital improvement project the city has ever undertaken. With construction slowing traffic, the dusty, muddy mess has yet to reveal the grand boulevard planned for the street east of Placentia Avenue to the Santa Ana River. The city expects the project to be completed by the end of summer, although drivers will be able to use the street before then.
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June 21, 1991
A transient was arrested early Thursday in connection with an attack on a 76-year-old man who was out walking his dog, police said. The victim, Henry Fredriksen, was taken to Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, police said. He was later transferred to FHP Medical Center in Fountain Valley, where he was listed in serious condition. Officer Wayne Riedmann said Fredriksen was walking his dog in the 1000 block of Victoria Street about 1 a.m. when a man struck him in the face, then seized his flashlight.
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December 18, 1987
A 28-year-old man was accidentally shot to death late Wednesday during an argument in a motel room, police said. The victim, identified as Antonio Sotomayor Alonso, 28, was at the Tahiti Inn on Victoria Street with six friends drinking beer about 9 p.m. when an argument began, Costa Mesa Police Lt. Cliff McBride said. The others told police that Alonso had brandished a handgun and that it went off as they tried to disarm him, McBride said.
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April 12, 2013 | By Lauren Williams
Costa Mesa police continued their search Friday for a gunman suspected of firing three shots at a father and his 6-year-old son as they walked down Victoria Street, police said. The man fired the shots from a black Honda Accord with dark rear windows about 1:30 p.m. Thursday, according to the Costa Mesa Police Department. As the man and his son walked along Victoria near Puente Avenue, the driver of the Accord pointed a small handgun at the pair, who dropped to the ground and heard three gunshots, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1990 | LEON TEEBOOM
Starting April 15, crews will begin moving run-down houses in the Victoria Street area to other parts of the county to provide low-income housing, county officials said. The county's plans may save as many as half of the 69 homes that the city wanted to tear down to make way for a $25-million project to widen Victoria Street. The homes stretch along a 1 1/2-mile strip of Victoria Street between Harbor Boulevard and Canyon Drive.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 1989 | ALLISON SAMUELS
For the first time in 23 years, the yellow and white home of Billie Jo and Bob Hamilton on Victoria Street shows no evidence of the Christmas season. In about a month, the couple and their 25-year-old son will pack up and move to a new address, under city orders. "It makes no sense to put up all those decorations and have to turn around and take then right back down and put them in boxes," Billie Jo Hamilton said. "We'll just celebrate Christmas at my daughter's house.
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