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Welcome to the I Heart Costa Mesa Show! Where a couple of neighbors with a microphone live, learn and love on Costa Mesa, California. We'll be interviewing locals, sharing stories and connecting with our community. Follow along!

Apr 12, 2019

Erik Hale is an interesting guy. Founder and Publisher of Locale Magazine - started right here, in Costa Mesa - he's taken his premiere lifestyle publication from xeroxes in a binder to multi-city trendsetter! He's got a great story - including his own "Jerry Maguire moment" - and so many local connections. It's been a wild ride full of courage, bootstrapping, and community support. Check out the podcast, then check out the latest Orange County issue of his beautiful Locale Magazine... still based here in Costa Mesa!

Connect with Erik Hale:

Instagram: @local_e

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Instagram: @localemagazine

On this episode, we discuss so many local people and places!

Common Room Roasters:

Keane Coffee:

Jerry Maguire Moment:

Surfer Erica Hosseini: @ericahosseini

Almond Surfboards:

A Restaurant:

Warren Christopher Hardwood Floors:

Haute Cakes:


James Perse:

Crack Shack:

Fermentation Farm:

Daydream Surf Shop:

Moon Goat Coffee:

2145 Pizza:

Outpost Kitchen:

Where's The Party?:

The Cannery:

The Quiet Woman:

Wahoo's Fish Tacos:

TK Burger:

Vestal Watches:

South Coast Plaza:

SOCO & The Mix:

OC Museum of Arts:

Map of Locale Magazine Distribution:


Eat Chow:

Coffee Dose:

The Surfrider Foundation:

I Heart Costa Mesa is sponsored by:

Music Factory School of Music

Mesa Water District

Sign up for the free Water Efficient Landscape Workshop, Sunday May 4th at 8:30am at Mesa Water!

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Producer: Danny Thompson (

Intro / Outro Voiceover: Brian Kazarian

Music: Eddie “DJ Kaboom” Iniestra