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December 22, 2002
Jennifer K Mahal From Metro Pointe to South Coast Repertory's newest theater, the influence of self-made billionaire George Argyros can be felt throughout Costa Mesa. "His biggest contribution to Costa Mesa is his enthusiasm," said Bob Wilson, historian and former Costa Mesa mayor. "He's a tomorrow person." Argyros, owner of Arnel Development Company, first came to Orange County in 1955 to attend what was then Chapman College. "Chapman was my first introduction to Orange County," Argyros said in an interview with Wilson for the book "From Goat Hill to City of the Arts: The History of Costa Mesa."
NEWS
April 8, 2011
UC Irvine has received a $5-million gift from a Newport Beach couple that will go toward building the campus' new Gavin Herbert Eye Institute. UCI officials announced the donation from philanthropists Julia and George Argyros on Thursday night at the institute's groundbreaking during the School of Medicine's gala Science Under the Stars, according to a UCI news release. George Argyros is a former U.S. ambassador to Spain. The gift will establish the Julia & George Argyros Ambulatory Surgery Center at the institute.
NEWS
April 26, 2001
Paul Clinton NEWPORT-MESA -- Supporters of the proposed El Toro airport could lose their biggest ally, at least on the front lines, after President Bush announced Wednesday that he was nominating George Argyros as U.S. ambassador to Spain. Some Newport Beach officials worried that as ambassador, Argyros, the wealthy Costa Mesa businessman who has funneled $3.5 million into the El Toro fight, would play a diminished role just as the issue is heating up. "It will be a distraction, if nothing else," Newport Beach Councilman John Heffernan said.
NEWS
November 14, 2002
The curtain was raised on the Julianne Argyros Stage last Friday evening at South Coast Repertory's Folino Theatre Center. Ambassador George Argyros, President Bush's representative in Spain, and wife Julianne appeared together on the new stage named in her honor to welcome friends, family and dignitaries to what was a stellar evening filled with nostalgia, as well as dreams come true. George and Julianne charmed the crowd with their irreverent and personal mix of humor and charm, what has been called by some the Orange County version of the late George Burns and Gracie Allen.
NEWS
April 14, 2001
Young Chang COSTA MESA -- Judie Argyros pointed Friday to the scaled-down model of a future South Coast Repertory theater that was recently named after her and said, "Don't you love its little balconies? It's romantic!" The co-donor of $5 million to SCR's "The Next Stage" campaign is, with reason, excited. As a young girl in Adrian, Mich., she put on puppet shows and performed monologues with her mother at local Rotary and Kiwanis clubs. Today, she and husband George Argyros were announced as the donors of the largest gift ever made to SCR in its 37-year history.
NEWS
June 23, 2008
Presidential hopeful John McCain is expected to make a fundraising pit stop in Newport Beach tonight at a gala event hosted by real estate investment magnate George Argyros and his wife, Julia. Campaign officials confirmed Monday that McCain was expected to make an appearance at a 6 p.m. photo reception and dinner event at an undisclosed location in Newport Beach. The cost of admission at the private event is listed as $25,000 per couple on McCain’s campaign website.
NEWS
May 31, 2001
Lido Isle's Nancy Levy will welcome a host of community support tonight at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club in Corona del Mar. The 2001 Volvo Leukemia Cup Regatta Committee will throw its annual charity dinner at the yacht club, featuring a grand silent and live auction meant to benefit children with leukemia and lymphoma. "Our goal is to raise $300,000 to help fight children's cancer," offered Levy. "We've got a ways to go, but we know that every dollar is important and every person that gets involved is bringing scientists closer to a cure.
NEWS
By: | October 10, 2005
First American names Argyros to board George Argyros, chairman and chief executive of Costa Mesa-based Arnel & Affiliates, was named a member of First American Corp.'s board of directors. First American, a Santa Ana business information firm, announced the appointment Thursday. Argyros was a member of the firm's board for 13 years before he was appointed ambassador to Spain in 2001. He returned to his position with Arnel & Affiliates after serving for three years as an ambassador, according to First American.
NEWS
December 25, 2000
Paul Clinton NEWPORT-MESA -- Jim Madden had seen enough. Hoping to help end the disputed presidential election between now President-elect George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore, in early November Madden broke out the checkbook to give his candidate some more financial muscle. The Newport Beach resident was one of 19 people from the city to donate to Bush in the weeks after the Nov. 7 election, according to Bush's Web site. Thirteen Costa Mesa residents also wrote checks.
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By B.W. Cook | July 20, 2011
If you seek verification that Orange County has grown up, the evidence lies simply in the coming of a new generation of community leaders. In some ways it is hard to comprehend that time has passed, not by years, but by decades. The great men and women of the mid-20th century push on out of the bean fields and into the new technology, passing the proverbial torch to a generation coming of age in their 30s and early 40s. One such family of demonstrable influence recently held a sunset cocktail reception in Newport Beach to promote the philanthropic mission of their daughter and her associates.
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NEWS
By Lauren Williams, lauren.williams@latimes.com | May 2, 2011
Editor's note: This corrects what year Steve Mensinger left Bethany Management Group and his role in Pop Warner. This adds a situation former coworker Judy Enlow reported. COSTA MESA — Shortly after his appointment in January to the City Council, Steve Mensinger became embroiled in the debate about how to solve Costa Mesa's budget problems. Mensinger sided with a council majority in approving a plan to outsource 213 city jobs. The council's decision angered many community members and spawned the creation of Repair Costa Mesa, an activist group opposed to the outsourcing plan.
NEWS
April 8, 2011
UC Irvine has received a $5-million gift from a Newport Beach couple that will go toward building the campus' new Gavin Herbert Eye Institute. UCI officials announced the donation from philanthropists Julia and George Argyros on Thursday night at the institute's groundbreaking during the School of Medicine's gala Science Under the Stars, according to a UCI news release. George Argyros is a former U.S. ambassador to Spain. The gift will establish the Julia & George Argyros Ambulatory Surgery Center at the institute.
NEWS
June 24, 2008
Presidential hopeful John McCain is expected to make a fundraising pit stop in Newport Beach tonight at a gala event hosted by real estate investment magnate George Argyros and his wife, Julia. Campaign officials confirmed Monday that McCain was expected to make an appearance at a 6 p.m. photo reception and dinner event at an undisclosed location in Newport Beach. The cost of admission at the private event is listed as $25,000 per couple on McCain’s campaign website.
FEATURES
By B.W. COOK | April 5, 2008
An astounding $1,060,000 was raised March 15 benefiting the Orange County High School of the Arts. The 2008 gala, “A Night At The Copacabana,” was headlined by major sponsors Ambassador George Argyros and his wife, Julia, of Newport Beach. A lively and generous crowd of more than 600 friends and family members converged upon the Hyatt Regency Irvine for the black-tie affair. Each year, the school must raise in excess of $4 million to support its arts education programs.
NEWS
By B.W. COOK | November 30, 2006
In a world that often seems to be led by committee, which can be both good and bad, we forget about the profound influence of the individual on any aspect of life from small to all-encompassing. In Orange County, and in particular NewportMesa, there are many people who, through their particular influence, make a discernible effect on the lives of local people. Most of that effect is positive. Last week in Newport Beach, a very influential gathering of such people came together at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and the Ritz Restaurant for the 25th annual Business in the Arts Awards reception and dinner.
NEWS
By B.W. COOK | September 21, 2006
It was a grandly glorious night in Costa Mesa. Police barricades directed a phalanx of limousines to the appropriate arrival destination. Red carpet lined the concrete. Paparazzi flashed cameras as guests left their shiny black cars behind and enjoyed what would become a night of a thousand stars. Each patron attending Friday's opening ceremonies of the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa was indeed a star in their own right. In addition to the significant donation of Henry Segerstrom and his late wife, Renée , as well as his present wife, Elizabeth — $50 million, 6 acres of land and millions more in auxiliary funding for art installation — there have been countless others who have made a remarkable vision become reality, not just for Orange County millionaires, but millions of Orange County residents.
FEATURES
By B.W. COOK | March 23, 2006
Glamorous hostess Twyla Martin has focused her considerable influence on the growth and development of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. Twyla and her husband Charles, residents of Smithcliffs, endowed the chair held by Bob Bassett, dean of the film and media arts college. They have also rallied donors in the community to support the university, which is led by President Jim Doti, and board chair George Argyros of Harbor Island in Newport Beach. Argyros is a graduate of Chapman University; he attended the school when it was a small, local school rooted in the agrarian Orange County economy.
NEWS
By: | October 10, 2005
First American names Argyros to board George Argyros, chairman and chief executive of Costa Mesa-based Arnel & Affiliates, was named a member of First American Corp.'s board of directors. First American, a Santa Ana business information firm, announced the appointment Thursday. Argyros was a member of the firm's board for 13 years before he was appointed ambassador to Spain in 2001. He returned to his position with Arnel & Affiliates after serving for three years as an ambassador, according to First American.
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