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South Coast Metro Alliance announces Business Preparedness Academy Dates and Topics

Press Release 01-05-18

SOUTH COAST METRO, Calif., January 5, 2018 – South Coast Metro Alliance, in collaboration with National University and Costa Mesa Fire Department, has announced its 2018 Business Preparedness Academy series. This complimentary hands-on training experience will help businesses located in South Coast Metro or Costa Mesa/South Santa Ana stay in business when disaster strikes – whether it’s a hotel, office, retailer, residential, property owner, financial-investment firm or professional services.

The academy includes one day to learn how to prepare for emergencies, the emotional impacts of disaster on the workforce and disaster rescue skills that expand an understanding of emergency teamwork. Certificates of participation will be provided for those who attend. There is no cost to attend. The training is sponsored by South Coast Metro Alliance, National University and Costa Mesa Fire Department.

Training dates: January 25, February 22, March 22, and April 26 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Training location: National University, 3390 Harbor Boulevard on the corner of Sunflower Avenue and Harbor Boulevard. Complimentary parking.

Pre-registration is required.

Training covers:

  • Preparedness Matters;
  • Floor Team Search & Rescue Skills;
  • Disaster First Aid Skills;
  • Disaster Response and Emotional First Aid

Register today by contacting Diane Pritchett (714.435.2109 or for the Business Preparedness Academy Registration Form.

Metro Events

Free Events on the Argyros Plaza for December & January

Doo-Wop Pre-Show Music  (ECR form submitted)
Friday, January 19 – Sunday, January 21
  • Times: Friday 6:30 – 7:30p; Saturday 6:30 – 7:30pm; Sunday 5:30 – 6:30pm
  • Pre-show music before Jersey Boys performances

Restaurant News

Join Seasons 52 for Happy Hour Monday through Friday for specialty small plates and flatbreads alongside wine, beer and cocktails.

Winemaker Dinner | Thursday, January 25th at 6:30pm : Winemaker dinner featuring The Hess Collection Winery. The night includes a five course meal and wine pairings, as well as an informative guest speaker from the winery to educate our guests about the winery and the wines they produce. $77.25 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Call (714) 751-7153 to make reservations!


Season Selection

Head Bartender and Mixologist Grace LaPointe has crafted five new exquisite cocktails rich with autumnal inspiration–a suitable tribute to the holiday season! Visit Silver Trumpet through January for these tasty libations with bold flavor!


serves two guests in a luxury copper pineapple goblet / absolut elyx / solerno blood orange liqueur / pineapple juice / grapefruit juice / orange bitters / rosemary / pomegranate seeds / dehydrated orange


grey goose l’orange vodka / kahlua / pumpkin spice syrup / half and half / cinnamon


christian brothers brandy / pomegranate juice / lemon juice / cinnamon simple syrup / pomegranate seeds / brown sugar-tajin rim


fernet branca / st. george spiced pear liqueur / lemon juice / honey-ginger syrup / soda / candied ginger / cloves / orange


spicebox canadian whiskey / cranberry sauce / vanilla syrup / lemon juice / soda / allspice / rosemary

Retail News

COACH Winter Sale

Through January 15


Through January 21


Through January 31

ZARA Winter Sale

Through January 31

Check out the 2017/2018 edition of the South Coast Metro 360!

The glossy, full-color magazine that covers Orange County’s  cultural, culinary and commercial center. Visit our website at or call Diane Pritchett  for a hard copy of the 2017/2018 issue: 714.435.2109

South Coast Plaza Gift Certificates South Coast Plaza gift certificates make the perfect gift for Father’s day. For more information contact Diane Pritchett: 714.435.2109.