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January 14, 2004
Deirdre Newman Planning Commissioner Katrina Foley's innovative alternative for the Theater and Arts District has earned the unanimous approval of the city's Cultural Arts Committee. Foley's alternative and a plan put forth by planning and redevelopment staff members will go to the City Council in early February. The Theater and Arts District refers to the area bordered by Bristol Street on the west, Sunflower Avenue on the north, Avenue of the Arts on the east and the San Diego Freeway on the south, Redevelopment Manager Mike Robinson said.
NEWS
February 3, 2004
Deirdre Newman It's not common for Mayor Gary Monahan to agree with Councilman Chris Steel, but on Monday night, they found themselves harboring the same skepticism about getting the city involved in giving art grants. The City Council considered two plans for a theater and arts district -- one proposed by staff members and a more complex plan from Planning Commissioner Katrina Foley that, in addition, would have created art and music grants for Costa Mesa schools.
NEWS
February 2, 2004
Deirdre Newman The city of the arts will focus on its arts district tonight when city leaders look at ways to spice up the area. The City Council will discuss a master plan for Town Center Drive and two options for a theater and arts district plan. The talks come after extensive work by city officials, staff members and the property owners in the area. "I think it's wonderful that the hard work that has gone before, and a lot of the tenacity of former council member Linda Dixon, is coming forward," Councilwoman Libby Cowan said.
NEWS
October 15, 2003
49 and 53, Corona del Mar ... Henry co-founded Broadcom, which has made him one of the country's richest ... They put both whos in "who's who" ... Deeply dedicated to the arts, especially the musical masterpieces at Opera Pacific ... On the ground floor of the expansion of the arts district in Costa Mesa ... 500-seat Samueli music theater will be part of a 260,000-square foot project complete with a multilevel grand lobby...
NEWS
November 15, 2000
Jennifer Kho COSTA MESA -- In a series of conflicted votes, the Planning Commission on Monday approved the proposed South Coast Plaza Town Center. "This is not a perfect deal, and I think we could spend three months massaging it and still not have it perfect," said Walter Davenport, chairman of the commission. "I don't think it's right for us to just take the juicy part -- the cultural arts elements -- and throw the rest out. It all has to go together to create the atmosphere we want in a cultural arts district."
NEWS
February 9, 2003
ENTERTAINMENT Center expansion breaks ground amid fireworks Costa Mesa took a dramatic step toward national notoriety last week as the Orange County Performing Arts Center broke ground on its $200-million expansion project that will bring Orange County to the forefront of the arts scene. Maestro Carl St. Clair directed the massive bulldozers in a dazzling array of choreography, as each machine turned over the first soil of the landmark project.
BUSINESS
December 31, 2007
Memphis Cafe to undergo renovation in early 2008 The Memphis Cafe in Costa Mesa is set to undergo a thorough interior renovation early next year, co-owner Dan Bradley said. Bradley and Steve Jones, the president of the Westside Business Culture support group, are working together on a new design for the restaurant and bar, which resides next to The Lab alternative mall on Bristol Street. Preliminary plans include a new paint job, landscaping work, new signage and a new awning outside.
NEWS
February 6, 2003
Lolita Harper The power of the city's dynasty family, giant bulldozers and pyrotechnic explosives will combine this evening for a truly earth-shattering experience when the Orange County Performing Arts Center breaks ground on a $200-million expansion. Thousands of people are expected to attend the groundbreaking for the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, which is the first major expansion of the center since 1986. Carl St. Clair, the acclaimed music director of the Pacific Symphony, will conduct giant bulldozers in artistic and organized destruction, while a backdrop of fireworks accentuates the celebration.
NEWS
February 7, 2004
City of the Arts should live up to its name After Monday night, I wonder if four members of the City Council for the "City of the Arts" represent the children of this town or the developers. Instead of allocating the fees that the city extracted from developers of the theater arts district in 2001 to the city's children -- or for another public purpose -- four members of the council gave most of it back to the developers. In 2001, the city entered into agreements with two developers that required them to pay combined fees of $2.2 million plus 7% interest.
NEWS
February 7, 2003
Lolita Harper Tons of destructive metal machinery were never as beautiful as they were Thursday evening while breaking ground in cadence at the site of the future Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Three giant backhoes, driven by Rich Holt, Frank Fasel and Andrew MacInnis, moved in sequence under the direction of world-renowned maestro Carl St. Clair as Carl Michael Ziehrer's "Velvet and Silk" played in the background. The rhythmic destruction marked the groundbreaking of a $200-million expansion of the Orange County Performing Arts Center.
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BUSINESS
December 31, 2007
Memphis Cafe to undergo renovation in early 2008 The Memphis Cafe in Costa Mesa is set to undergo a thorough interior renovation early next year, co-owner Dan Bradley said. Bradley and Steve Jones, the president of the Westside Business Culture support group, are working together on a new design for the restaurant and bar, which resides next to The Lab alternative mall on Bristol Street. Preliminary plans include a new paint job, landscaping work, new signage and a new awning outside.
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NEWS
February 7, 2004
City of the Arts should live up to its name After Monday night, I wonder if four members of the City Council for the "City of the Arts" represent the children of this town or the developers. Instead of allocating the fees that the city extracted from developers of the theater arts district in 2001 to the city's children -- or for another public purpose -- four members of the council gave most of it back to the developers. In 2001, the city entered into agreements with two developers that required them to pay combined fees of $2.2 million plus 7% interest.
NEWS
February 3, 2004
Deirdre Newman It's not common for Mayor Gary Monahan to agree with Councilman Chris Steel, but on Monday night, they found themselves harboring the same skepticism about getting the city involved in giving art grants. The City Council considered two plans for a theater and arts district -- one proposed by staff members and a more complex plan from Planning Commissioner Katrina Foley that, in addition, would have created art and music grants for Costa Mesa schools.
NEWS
February 2, 2004
Deirdre Newman The city of the arts will focus on its arts district tonight when city leaders look at ways to spice up the area. The City Council will discuss a master plan for Town Center Drive and two options for a theater and arts district plan. The talks come after extensive work by city officials, staff members and the property owners in the area. "I think it's wonderful that the hard work that has gone before, and a lot of the tenacity of former council member Linda Dixon, is coming forward," Councilwoman Libby Cowan said.
NEWS
January 14, 2004
Deirdre Newman Planning Commissioner Katrina Foley's innovative alternative for the Theater and Arts District has earned the unanimous approval of the city's Cultural Arts Committee. Foley's alternative and a plan put forth by planning and redevelopment staff members will go to the City Council in early February. The Theater and Arts District refers to the area bordered by Bristol Street on the west, Sunflower Avenue on the north, Avenue of the Arts on the east and the San Diego Freeway on the south, Redevelopment Manager Mike Robinson said.
NEWS
November 12, 2003
Deirdre Newman When city leaders consider the best way to require South Coast Plaza Town Center property owners to improve its aesthetics and character, they will have two options. One, put forth by planning and redevelopment staff members, recommends approving the long-awaited Theater and Arts District Plan, which was required by the development agreements for the Segerstrom Town Center, Segerstrom Center for the Arts and Two Town Center. The other, suggested recently by Planning Commissioner Katrina Foley, proposes to bypass the plan altogether.
NEWS
October 15, 2003
49 and 53, Corona del Mar ... Henry co-founded Broadcom, which has made him one of the country's richest ... They put both whos in "who's who" ... Deeply dedicated to the arts, especially the musical masterpieces at Opera Pacific ... On the ground floor of the expansion of the arts district in Costa Mesa ... 500-seat Samueli music theater will be part of a 260,000-square foot project complete with a multilevel grand lobby...
NEWS
February 9, 2003
ENTERTAINMENT Center expansion breaks ground amid fireworks Costa Mesa took a dramatic step toward national notoriety last week as the Orange County Performing Arts Center broke ground on its $200-million expansion project that will bring Orange County to the forefront of the arts scene. Maestro Carl St. Clair directed the massive bulldozers in a dazzling array of choreography, as each machine turned over the first soil of the landmark project.
NEWS
February 7, 2003
Lolita Harper Tons of destructive metal machinery were never as beautiful as they were Thursday evening while breaking ground in cadence at the site of the future Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Three giant backhoes, driven by Rich Holt, Frank Fasel and Andrew MacInnis, moved in sequence under the direction of world-renowned maestro Carl St. Clair as Carl Michael Ziehrer's "Velvet and Silk" played in the background. The rhythmic destruction marked the groundbreaking of a $200-million expansion of the Orange County Performing Arts Center.
NEWS
February 6, 2003
Lolita Harper The power of the city's dynasty family, giant bulldozers and pyrotechnic explosives will combine this evening for a truly earth-shattering experience when the Orange County Performing Arts Center breaks ground on a $200-million expansion. Thousands of people are expected to attend the groundbreaking for the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, which is the first major expansion of the center since 1986. Carl St. Clair, the acclaimed music director of the Pacific Symphony, will conduct giant bulldozers in artistic and organized destruction, while a backdrop of fireworks accentuates the celebration.
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