Talk:Costa Mesa, California

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Demographics in question[edit]

The U.S. census must goofed up or things had changed rapidly in five years. Is Costa Mesa more Asian? more Latino? and more black than it claims to be? In the 1970s to the late 1990s, the non-white minority population grew two or three times. Costa Mesa has largely Hispanic sections on the West side along with nearby Santa Ana (three-fourth Hispanic), Asians like Vietnamese and Chinese must form one-fifth of the population, and the Black American population used to be small until lately I heard 1 out of 10 persons may be black. Costa Mesa made headlines in the national news media as a wealthy white So. Cal. suburb passed an initative last April, to crack down on illegal immigrant residents. I wish to find the source to verify it, but FOX News Channel and the O'Reilly Factor program was reporting on the Costa Mesa debacle. The rising costs of homes in a trend-setting area may drew in more whites and upper-class, since its' neighbors are Irvine, Newport Beach and Huntington Beach are generally affluent places. + 207.200.116.203 03:24, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

Costa Mesa has gotten more wealthy with millionaires moved in when the real estate values were higher before the late 2000s crash, liberal with more Democrats now than Republicans whom once made the town with the county "Ronald Reagan's extra state" in the 1980s presidential election campaigns, and homogeneously white to displaced most older residents including Latinos and Asians to moved inland. 71.102.21.238 (talk) 22:59, 25 August 2012 (UTC)

Borders[edit]

Shouldn't it say what the borders of Costa Mesa are? 209.244.43.20 01:23, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

"Middle class"[edit]

That's kind of subjective. Rather than saying it's a middle class suburb, we should say "XYZ Magazine has referred to it as a 'middle-class suburb'{{ref}}" or somesuch.

Meaning of "Costa Mesa"[edit]

In this article is said that "Costa Mesa" means "coastal tableland". That translation is incorrect, as "costa" in Spanish is a noun (in Spanish we use to put the noun first, and then the adjective), while "coastal" in English is an adjective. The word "Mesa" could just mean "mesa" in English too, which is roughly a synonym of tableland or plateau. I propose to translate it as "Tableland Coast" (actually I would say "Mesa Coast", but we could keep the word "tableland"), the same way as with other real place names such as Ivory Coast (Costa de Marfil), Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Asocall (talkcontribs) 13:40, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

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