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Costa Mesa, California
Costa Mesa is a city in Orange County, California. Since its incorporation in 1953, the city has grown from a semi-rural farming community of 16,840 to

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Seal Motto(s): "City of the Arts!"
Location of Costa Mesa in Orange County, California Costa Mesa, CaliforniaLocation in the United States Coordinates: 33°39′54″N 117°54′44″W / 33.66500°N 117.91222°W / 33.66500; -117.91222Coordinates: 33°39′54″N 117°54′44″W / 33.66500°N 117.91222°W / 33.66500; -117.91222Country  United States of AmericaState  CaliforniaCounty OrangeIncorporated June 29, 1953[1]Government • Type Council-CEO • City Council[3] Mayor Sandra Genis
Mayor Pro Tem Allan Mansoor
Jim Righeimer
Katrina Foley
John Stephens • City Manager Tom Hatch[2]Area[4] • Total 15.81 sq mi (40.93 km2) • Land 15.72 sq mi (40.72 km2) • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.21 km2)  0.29%Elevation[5] 98 ft (30 m)Population (2010) • Total 109,960 • Estimate (2016)[6] 112,822 • Rank 8th in Orange County
54th in California • Density 7,175.60/sq mi (2,770.43/km2)Demonym(s) Costa MesanTime zone UTC-8 (PST) • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)ZIP codes 92626–92628Area code(s) 714/657/949FIPS code 06-16532GNIS feature IDs 1652692, 2410239Primary Airport John Wayne International Airport
SNA (Major/International)Interstates State Routes Website www.costamesaca.gov

Costa Mesa is a city in Orange County, California. Since its incorporation in 1953, the city has grown from a semi-rural farming community of 16,840 to a primarily suburban and edge city with an economy based on retail, commerce, and light manufacturing. The population was 109,960 at the 2010 United States Census.

Contents
  • 1 History
  • 2 Geography
    • 2.1 Climate
  • 3 Demographics
    • 3.1 2010
    • 3.2 2000
  • 4 Economy
    • 4.1 Top employers
  • 5 Arts and culture
    • 5.1 Annual cultural events
    • 5.2 Facilities
    • 5.3 Los Angeles Chargers
  • 6 Government
    • 6.1 Local
    • 6.2 State and federal
  • 7 Education
  • 8 Infrastructure
    • 8.1 Transportation
    • 8.2 Civic Center
    • 8.3 Emergency services
  • 9 Notable people
  • 10 Sister city
  • 11 See also
  • 12 References
  • 13 External links
History

Members of the Gabrieleño/Tongva and Juaneño/Luiseño nations long inhabited the area. After the 1769 expedition of Gaspar de Portolà, a Spanish expedition led by Junípero Serra named the area Vallejo de Santa Ana (Valley of Saint Anne). On November 1, 1776, Mission San Juan Capistrano became the area's first permanent European settlement in Alta California, New Spain.

In 1801, the Spanish Empire granted 62,500 acres (253 km2) to Jose Antonio Yorba, which he named Rancho San Antonio. Yorba's great rancho included the lands where the communities of Olive, Orange, Villa Park, Santa Ana, Tustin, Costa Mesa and Newport Beach stand today.

After the Mexican-American war, California became part of the United States and American settlers arrived in this area and formed the town of Fairview in the 1880s near the modern intersection of Harbor Boulevard and Adams Avenue. An 1889 flood wiped out the railroad serving the community, however, and it shriveled.

To the south, meanwhile, the community of Harper had arisen on a siding of the Santa Ana and Newport Railroad, named after a local rancher. This town prospered on its agricultural goods. On May 11, 1920, Harper changed its name to Costa Mesa, which literally means "coast table(land)" in Spanish. This is a reference to the city's geography as being a plateau by the coast.

Costa Mesa surged in population during and after World War II, as many thousands trained at Santa Ana Army Air Base and returned after the war with their families. Within three decades of incorporation, the city's population had nearly quintupled.

Geography

Costa Mesa is located 37 miles (60 km) southeast of Los Angeles, 88 miles (142 km) north of San Diego and 425 miles (684 km) south of San Francisco, Costa Mesa encompasses a total of 16 square miles (41 km2) with its southernmost border only 1 mile (1.6 km) from the Pacific Ocean. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.7 square miles (41 km2). 15.7 square miles (41 km2) of it is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) of it (0.29%) is water.

Climate

Costa Mesa has a semi-arid climate (Köppen climate classification BSh) with mild temperatures year round. Rain falls primarily in the winter months, and is close to nonexistent during the summer. Morning low clouds and fog are common due to its coastal location.

Climate data for Costa Mesa, California Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Average high °F (°C) 70
(21) 70
(21) 72
(22) 74
(23) 76
(24) 78
(26) 83
(28) 85
(29) 84
(29) 80
(27) 74
(23) 69
(21) 76
(25) Average low °F (°C) 47
(8) 48
(9) 50
(10) 53
(12) 57
(14) 60
(16) 63
(17) 64
(18) 62
(17) 58
(14) 51
(11) 47
(8) 55
(13) Average precipitation inches (mm) 2.07
(52.6) 2.68
(68.1) 1.67
(42.4) .72
(18.3) .13
(3.3) .07
(1.8) .02
(0.5) .02
(0.5) .17
(4.3) .38
(9.7) .96
(24.4) 1.82
(46.2) 10.71
(272) Source: Weather Channel[7] Demographics Historical population Census Pop. %± 196037,550—197072,66093.5%198082,56213.6%199096,35716.7%2000108,72412.8%2010109,9601.1%Est. 2016112,822[6]2.6%U.S. Decennial Census[8] 2010

The 2010 United States Census[9] reported that Costa Mesa had a population of 109,960. The population density was 7,004.0 people per square mile (2,704.3/km²). The racial makeup of Costa Mesa was 75,335 (68.5%) White (51.8% Non-Hispanic White),[10] 1,640 (1.5%) African American, 686 (0.6%) Native American, 8,654 (7.9%) Asian, 527 (0.5%) Pacific Islander, 17,992 (16.4%) from other races, and 5,126 (4.7%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 39,403 persons (35.8%).

The Census reported that 106,990 people (97.3% of the population) lived in households, 2,232 (2.0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 738 (0.7%) were institutionalized.

There were 39,946 households, out of which 12,298 (30.8%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 16,478 (41.3%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 4,369 (10.9%) had a female householder with no husband present, 2,392 (6.0%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 3,013 (7.5%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 281 (0.7%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 10,963 households (27.4%) were made up of individuals and 2,775 (6.9%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68. There were 23,239 families (58.2% of all households); the average family size was 3.30.

The population was spread out with 23,682 people (21.5%) under the age of 18, 12,847 people (11.7%) aged 18 to 24, 38,211 people (34.7%) aged 25 to 44, 25,106 people (22.8%) aged 45 to 64, and 10,114 people (9.2%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33.6 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.7 males.

There were 42,120 housing units at an average density of 2,682.9 per square mile (1,035.9/km²), of which 15,799 (39.6%) were owner-occupied, and 24,147 (60.4%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.2%; the rental vacancy rate was 5.9%. 42,517 people (38.7% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 64,473 people (58.6%) lived in rental housing units.

During 2009–2013, Costa Mesa had a median household income of $65,830, with 15.1% of the population living below the poverty line.[10]

2000

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 108,724 people, 39,206 households, and 22,778 families residing in the city. The population density was 6,956.3 inhabitants per square mile (2,685.8/km²). There were 40,406 housing units at an average density of 2,585.2 per square mile (998.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 69.48% White, 1.40% Black or African American, 0.78% Native American, 6.90% Asian, 0.60% Pacific Islander, 16.57% from other races, and 4.27% from two or more races. 31.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 39,206 households out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.8% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.9% were non-families. 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.34.

In the city, the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 11.2% from 18 to 24, 39.0% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 8.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 105.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $50,732, and the median income for a family was $55,456. Males had a median income of $38,670 versus $32,365 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,342. About 8.2% of families and 12.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.0% of those under age 18 and 6.2% of those age 65 or over.

Economy

Costa Mesa's local economy relies heavily on retail and services. The single largest center of commercial activity is South Coast Plaza, a shopping center noted for its architecture and size. The volume of sales generated by South Coast Plaza, on the strength of 322 stores, places it among the highest volume regional shopping centers in the nation. It generates more than $1 billion per year in revenue.[citation needed] Some manufacturing activity also takes place in the city, mostly in the industrial, southwestern quarter, which is home to a number of electronics, pharmaceuticals and plastics firms. Business services company Experian is the largest employer in the city,[citation needed] and has its North American headquarters in Costa Mesa.

The commercial district surrounding South Coast Plaza, which contains parts of northern Costa Mesa and southern Santa Ana, is sometimes called South Coast Metro.

A local newspaper, the Daily Pilot, is owned, operated, and printed by the Los Angeles Times. Ceradyne, El Pollo Loco, Emulex, Hurley, RVCA, Toyota Racing Development, the Trinity Broadcasting Network, and Volcom are among the businesses headquartered in Costa Mesa.

Newport Boulevard, 1950s

Costa Mesa offers 26 parks, a municipal golf course, 26 public schools and 2 libraries.

Top employers

According to the City's 2015 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[12] the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of employees 1 El Pollo Loco 3,998 2 Experian 3,700 3 Coast Community College District Foundation 2,900 4 Orange Coast College 1,900 5 Automobile Club of Southern California 1,200 6 Dynamic Cooking Systems 700 7 IBM FileNet 600 8 Sure Haven 550 9 TTM Technologies 500 10 Shurflo 430 Arts and culture Annual cultural events

The Orange County Fair takes place at the fairgrounds in Costa Mesa each July. The Fair receives more than one million visitors each year.[citation needed]

The Annual Scarecrow & Pumpkin Festival was first held in 1938, went on hiatus for seven decades, and then was restarted in 2013.[13]

Facilities

Adjacent to the Fairgrounds is the Pacific Amphitheatre, which has hosted acts such as Madonna, Jessica Simpson, Steppenwolf, and Kelly Clarkson.

The Segerstrom Center for the Arts and South Coast Repertory Theater are based in the city.

Los Angeles Chargers

Costa Mesa became the home to the NFL's Los Angeles Chargers training facility, training camp and franchise offices in 2017. The team agreed to a lease with the facility they moved into prior to their relocation from San Diego.

The building is a former office space, but Chargers players and coaches said it was an upgrade from what the team had in San Diego. [14][15] The team has a 10-year lease on the building. The team gutted the first floor of the building to make room for team rooms. Construction was more than $3.8 million. Decades prior, the facility was a lima bean farm owned by a Swedish immigrant family who became prominent developers in Orange County. [16]

Government Local

A general law city, Costa Mesa has a council-manager form of government. In November 2016, voters approved changing the City Council seats from at-large to six voting districts and a directly elected mayor, who acts as the chairperson for the council and head of the government. Day to day, the city is run by a professional city manager and staff of approximately 460 full-time employees.

Management of the city and coordination of city services are provided by:[17]

Office Officeholder City Manager Thomas R. Hatch Assistant City Manager Tamara Letourneau City Attorney Thomas Duarte Director of Development Services Barry Curtis Director of Finance Steve Dunivent (interim) Director of Public Works Raja Sethuraman Fire Chief Dan Stefano Police Chief Rob Sharpnack[18] State and federal

In the California State Legislature, Costa Mesa is in the 37th Senate District, represented by Republican John Moorlach, and in the 74th Assembly District, represented by Republican Matthew Harper.[19]

In the United States House of Representatives, Costa Mesa is in California's 48th congressional district, represented by Republican Dana Rohrabacher.[20]

Education

Institutions of higher learning located in Costa Mesa include Orange Coast College, Vanguard University (affiliated with the Assemblies of God), Whittier Law School (a satellite of Whittier College) and National University (a private university based in La Jolla, California).

Costa Mesa has two public high schools, Costa Mesa High School and Estancia High School. Costa Mesa has two public middle schools; Tewinkle Middle School, which was named after Costa Mesa's first mayor, and Costa Mesa Middle School which shares the same campus as Costa Mesa High School. Costa Mesa also has two alternative high schools that share the same campus, Back Bay High School and Monte Vista High School and another, Coastline Early College High School which is on its own facility.

Infrastructure Transportation

Costa Mesa is served by several bus lines of the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), but most transportation is by automobile. Two freeways terminate here, State Route 73 and State Route 55 (also known as the Costa Mesa Freeway). The San Diego Freeway, Interstate 405, also runs through the city.

Civic Center

The 9.5 acre (38,000 m²) Costa Mesa Civic Center is located at 77 Fair Drive. City Hall is a five-story building where the primary administrative functions of the city are conducted. Also contained in the Civic Center complex are Council Chambers, the Police facility, Communications building and Fire Station No. 5.

Emergency services

Fire protection is provided by the Costa Mesa Fire Department.[citation needed] Law enforcement is the responsibility of the Costa Mesa Police Department. Emergency Medical Services are provided by the Costa Mesa Fire Department and Care Ambulance Service.

Notable people
  • Rony Argueta, soccer player
  • Mike Barrowman, Olympic swimmer
  • Jay Bentley, bassist with Bad Religion[21]
  • Kathryn Card, actress, died in Costa Mesa[citation needed]
  • Cris Crotz, actress; former Miss Nevada[22]
  • Sharon Day, Olympic high jumper
  • Lon Milo Duquette, occultist, writer and musician
  • James Gammon, actor (part-time resident; died here)[23]
  • Jake Gibb, beach volleyball Olympian[24]
  • The Growlers, rock band
  • Dave Hester, star of A&E TV's Storage Wars and operator of Dave Hester Auctions
  • Mitchell Hurwitz, creator of the television sitcom Arrested Development as well as the co-creator of The Ellen Show, and a contributor to The John Larroquette Show and The Golden Girls
  • Mitch Lucker, deceased vocalist of deathcore band Suicide Silence (buried here)
  • Bill Madden, singer-songwriter and musician (former resident)
  • Misty May-Treanor, three-time Olympic gold-medalist in beach volleyball
  • Xeno Müller, Olympic gold and silver medalist in rowing (single sculls)
  • Mike Ness, singer and guitarist of the punk band Social Distortion (former resident)
  • Of Mice & Men, metalcore band
  • Jamie Pressly, actress, went to CMHS
  • Kyla Ross, USA Gymnastics Junior National Team member, 2009 U.S. Junior National Champion, and 2009 Junior Pan American Games Champion; trains at Gym-Max
  • Philip Sahagun, Martial Arts Champion, Cirque Du Soleil Artist and Coach.
  • Jesse Sapolu, former NFL player
  • Fanny Bixby Spencer, philanthropist and antiwar activist
  • Jason Thornberry, author (former resident)
  • Alex Varkatzas, metalcore band Atreyu's former front man and current half of the project I Am War; also owner of the gym Hellenic Fitness
Sister city
  • Wyndham, Australia[25]
See also
  • Greater Los Angeles portal
  • Los Angeles Times suburban sections
References
  1. ^ "California Cities by Incorporation Date". California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions. Archived from the original (Word) on November 3, 2014. Retrieved August 25, 2014. 
  2. ^ "CEO's Office". City of Costa Mesa. Retrieved November 2, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Costa Mesa City Council". City of Costa Mesa. p. 73. Retrieved December 19, 2014. 
  4. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 19, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Costa Mesa". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved October 19, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  7. ^ Weather Channel Retrieved 2013-10-21
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Costa Mesa city". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "United States QuickFacts". 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  12. ^ City of Costa Mesa CAFR
  13. ^ Graham, Jordan (October 18, 2015). "Scarecrows face off in Costa Mesa competition". The Orange County Register. 
  14. ^ https://www.ocregister.com/2017/07/26/a-look-at-the-los-angeles-chargers-training-camp-in-costa-mesa/
  15. ^ http://www.latimes.com/sports/chargers/la-sp-chargers-report-20170824-story.html
  16. ^ https://www.dailynews.com/2017/06/30/chargers-settling-into-costa-mesa-after-months-of-relocation/
  17. ^ City of Costa Mesa Website retrieved 2009-06-04
  18. ^ "Chief Rob Sharpnack". Orange County Register. Retrieved August 15, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Statewide Database". UC Regents. Retrieved November 9, 2014. 
  20. ^ "California's 48th Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. 
  21. ^ Fadroski, Kelli Skye (July 19, 2014). "Bad Religion has good fun in Costa Mesa". The Orange County Register. p. Life 2. 
  22. ^ Kwiatkowski, Elizabeth (August 19, 2013). "'Whodunnit?' Crowns Kam Perez Winner and Unveils Cris Crotz as Killer". Reality TV World. 
  23. ^ Schlenker, Dave (July 16, 2010). "Actor James Gammon, who called Ocala home, dies at 70". Ocala Star Banner. Retrieved January 9, 2017. 
  24. ^ Aimee Berg (2008-07-24). "The Perfect Mismatch". U.S. Olympic Committee web site. Retrieved 2008-07-24. 
  25. ^ "Sister City Program". City of Costa Mesa. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
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    (Corona)*
  32. R. Rex Parris
    (Lancaster)
  33. James C. Ledford Jr.
    (Palmdale)
  34. Barbara Halliday
    (Hayward)
  35. Joe Gunter
    (Salinas)
  36. Elliot Rothman
    (Pomona)
  37. Glenn Hendricks
    (Sunnyvale)
  38. Sam Abed
    (Escondido)
  39. Patrick J. Furey
    (Torrance)
  40. Terry Tornek
    (Pasadena)
  41. Teresa Smith
    (Orange)
  42. Greg Sebourn
    (Fullerton)*
  43. Carol Garcia
    (Roseville)
  44. Steve Nelsen
    (Visalia)
  45. Al Adam
    (Thousand Oaks)*
  46. Edi E. Birsan
    (Concord)*
  47. Bob Huber
    (Simi Valley)
  48. Jamie L. Matthews
    (Santa Clara)
  49. Gloria Garcia
    (Victorville)
  50. Bob Sampayan
    (Vallejo)
  51. Jesse Arreguín
    (Berkeley)
  52. Andre Quintero
    (El Monte)
  53. Sean Ashton
    (Downey)*
  54. Matt Hall
    (Carlsbad)
  55. Stephen Mensinger
    (Costa Mesa)*
  56. Harry T. Price
    (Fairfield)
  57. Jeff Comerchero
    (Temecula)
  58. James T. Butts Jr.
    (Inglewood)
  59. Wade Harper
    (Antioch)
  60. Harry Ramos
    (Murrieta)
  61. Cheryl Heitmann
    (Ventura)*
  62. Tom Butt
    (Richmond)
  63. Fredrick Sykes
    (West Covina)*
  64. Jennifer Perez
    (Norwalk)*
  65. Raymond A. Buenaventura
    (Daly City)
  66. Bob Frutos
    (Burbank)*
  67. Alice Patino
    (Santa Maria)
  68. Nathan Magsig
    (Clovis)*
  69. Bill Wells
    (El Cajon)
  70. Maureen Freschet
    (San Mateo)*
  71. Judy Ritter
    (Vista)
  72. Brad Hancock
    (Jurupa Valley)
^* Mayor selected from city council


Costa Mesa: 1940-2003 (Images of America)
Costa Mesa: 1940-2003 (Images of America)
Perhaps no one could have foreseen the amazing transformation of Costa Mesa from a sleepy rancho to today's bustling "City of the Arts." Along with other Orange County cities, Costa Mesa experienced explosive growth, redevelopment, county bankruptcy, traffic, and environmental issues. While navigating these events, Costa Mesa emerged with its own brand of Southern California cityhood. World War II brought the Santa Ana Army Air Base (SAAAB) to town, along with 125,000 cadets. Postwar SAAAB conversion established the Orange County Fairgrounds, colleges, and housing. After incorporation in 1953, the race was on to achieve critical mass while surrounded by older, established cities. The Segerstrom family led the way to world-class facilities, such as South Coast Plaza and the Orange County Performing Arts Center. These venues shifted the city center from the traditional downtown to north Costa Mesa. Located at the confluence of three freeways and adjacent to John Wayne-Orange County Airport, Costa Mesa faces the future as the center of the South Coast Metro complex.

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California Riders Costa Mesa - Bicycle Cycling T-shirt
California Riders Costa Mesa - Bicycle Cycling T-shirt
Bike Works Apparel Designed with love and fine craftsmanship. Whether you ride a bike, motorcycle, scooter, trike, anything 2-wheeled (or 3). We all love the open road. Check our brand for more cycling styles, looks, city, cities.

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Early Costa Mesa (Images of America)
Early Costa Mesa (Images of America)
Three emerging communities from the partitioned Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana formed the improbable start for a city that would eventually proclaim itself the "City of the Arts." These farming communities--Fairview, Paularino, and Harper--attracted families and businesspeople. Community leaders then took pragmatic steps to meet local needs such as schools, churches, and a water supply. Harper's first land developer appealed to folks of modest means by advertising, "You! Five Acres." By 1920, Harper needed a broader identity and a local businessman proposed a naming contest, offering a $25 prize. "Costa Mesa," recognizing the area's heritage and geography, reaped the reward. Eight years later, voters handily defeated the City of Santa Ana's annexation attempt by a margin of five to one. The Great Depression, the 1933 Long Beach earthquake, and the 1938 Santa Ana River flood then besieged the fledgling community. Undaunted, Costa Mesa continued to grow. By 1939, the stage had been set for the postwar miracle that would become the modern city of Costa Mesa.

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The Sak Costa Mesa Mini Flap (Black)
The Sak Costa Mesa Mini Flap (Black)
Features removable hand-crafted keychain tassel

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DL1961 Women's Margaux Instasculpt Ankle Skinny Jean, Costa mesa, 27
DL1961 Women's Margaux Instasculpt Ankle Skinny Jean, Costa mesa, 27
Designed with a comfortable mid rise and an ankle-cropped length, the margeaux skinny features all of the figure-enhancing characteristics of our instasculpt jean with a slender, calf-hugging fit. Whickering.

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Vintage 1980s Style Costa Mesa CA T-Shirt
Vintage 1980s Style Costa Mesa CA T-Shirt
Vintage 1980s Style Costa Mesa CA T-Shirt. The perfect Costa Mesa California souvenir t-shirt - gift t-shirt. This retro tee features Costa Mesa in a cool retro font with colored stripe underlining. Our graphics are distressed to give a vintage classic look that everyone will love! Whether you live or are from or just visit Costa Mesa California this is a must have shirt! Also makes a great gift for family and friends. Costa Mesa college town t-shirt

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