The Albertsons located in Harbor Center on the corner of Harbor Boulevard and Wilson Street is set to close on February the 22nd; making way for a Northgate Gonzalez Market that will replace the Albertsons that has been in Harbor Center after two decades.
Mellissa Hill, a spokesman for Albertsons, stated that the company had not renewed the lease for the property that had been in Harbor Center since January the 26 of 2000. Northgate has made sure that any employees who worked for the Albertsons find a job through them.
Northgate will also bring a new concept for its grocery stores implementing a “Fresh Mercado” which will open space for their customers to have more room to shop, while also reducing the number of shelves in the store, giving a farmers market feel to the store.
Northgate will have local rivals, El Campeon, which is also located on Harbor and Wilson, and El Metate that is located on West 19 Street, with people soon having to choose between those three locations to buy their authentic groceries.
The store is set to open in late 2020’s to early 2021, with the store making sure to cater to every resident of Costa Mesa, while also clinging to their Hispanic/Latino identity as a “Super Mercado”.
On January the 26th at around 10 in the morning, Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna “Gigi” Bryant, and 7 other people died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. The helicopter, after receiving special permission despite foggy weather, was headed to Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oak for a youth basketball event.
The report first came from TMZ, sunday morning, that Kobe Bryant and 8 other people died in a helicopter crash. People dismissed the report for yet another fake attempt of news coverage, but was later revealed that what TMZ had reported was accurate and the basketball legend has passed away at the age of 41.
The passengers on board included Bryant ́s 13 year old daughter, Gianna Bryant , John Altobelli, a champion OCC baseball coach, his wife Keri, and daughter Alyssa. The other 4 were Christina Mauser, Sarah Chester, Payton Chester, and Ara Zobayan.
The bodies have not been recovered by first responders due to a bushfire caused by the crash as authorities suspect it will take days for recovery.
On Tuesday December the 3rd, Costa Mesa ́s Estancia High School student attendance plummeted with many students missing school due to the potential threat of a school shooting during the days of the 3rd, 4th, or 5th of December posted to a social media account.
This occurred due to an instagram post made by a minor from Estancia who uploaded two disturbing pictures Monday night, of a male holding a gun with text saying ̈sometimes you just gotta say **** it and cause a mass shooting at Estancia High School on December 5th, 2019 at 11:35 AM.” Many students after viewing the photos decided to warn other students, and stayed away from school while other students chose to attend school with students like Senior, Diego Almanza saying, “I was still going to have school no matter what” and Senior, Makai Walker who also said, “I went because I feel like a real threat would not publicly announce their intentions”.
The threat was automatically taken to the local authorities and was quickly investigated by the Costa Mesa police department and Estancia High School working together to ensure the safety of the students. More Information was brought up Tuesday morning that the CMPD arrested two individuals and it was determined the gun seen in the picture was a BB gun. Although there was no credible threat the school community will remain vigilant for any future threats.