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Orange County Children’s Book Festival

Posted on October 1, 2012 | 1:43pm

The 9th annual Orange County Children’s Book Festival entertained book lovers of all ages.  The event was a spectacle with over 100 authors,  illustrators, exhibitors, live entertainment, storytellers, animals and food vendors.  Thousands of people braved the heat for a day of learning and fun at the book festival.  From pop-up books to petting zoos, young adult novels to illustrating classes, the Orange County Children’s Book Festival had something for everyone. Read More

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Diego Sepulveda Adobe

Posted on September 10, 2012 | 10:58am

City officials and community members gathered to honor the Segerstrom family for their 1963 donation of the Diego Sepulveda Adobe and the 5 acres of land it sits on to the city of Costa Mesa.

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The Diego Sepulveda Adobe currently serves as a museum and as a reminder of the early settlers of Orange County.  The 5 acres of land is now Estancia Park.  The Adobe is the second oldest structure in the county and is California Historical Landmark No. 227.  It was originally built between 1820 and 1823 to house the herdsmen who tended the cattle and horses from the Mission San Juan Capistrano.  It is located six Spanish Leagues, or about 24 miles, from the mission on the banks of the Santa Ana River. Read More

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Costa Mesa Bike Routes

Posted on August 31, 2012 | 11:52am

Costa Mesa is home to miles of auto-free bike lanes and picturesque parks.  With its close proximity to the beach and great year-round weather, Costa Mesa is one of the best cities in Orange County for cycling. Read More

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Costa Mesa Mother’s Day Brunches

Posted on May 2, 2012 | 12:06pm

Mother’s Day is not only a time to celebrate your mom, it’s also an opportunity to get together for a special meal and some quality family time.  There are several special culinary events going on in Costa Mesa for Mother’s Day.

Costa Mesa brunch options for Mother's Day

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Costa Mesa Wine Tastings

Posted on April 18, 2012 | 6:00am

When most people talk of wine tastings in California, thoughts immediately turn to Napa Valley. But Northern California isn’t the only place where natives and tourists can sample a delicious spectrum of wines! Southern California has its fair share of great wineries and tasting rooms where anyone can learn to enjoy a lovely glass of wine and take their first step towards becoming an aficionado!

Costa Mesa wine tasting in Orange County

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