By Todd Harmonson | [email protected] | Orange County Register PUBLISHED: December 21, 2018 at 6:46 am | UPDATED: December 21, 2018 at 7:24 am Orange County is loaded with influencers, from people who are determined to end homelessness to billionaire philanthropists and perhaps the best two-way baseball player since Babe Ruth. The Orange County Register again has selected the 100 Most Influential People in Orange County, and some of the choices will be exactly who you’d expect. Others, however, will surprise and maybe even delight. And, yes, we know there are many incredibly influential people who did not make the list for 2018. It’s not that they suddenly lost influence or did anything wrong. We try to spotlight people who help us understand the year and we try to mix in new faces. Let’s put it this way: Mike Trout has been influential every year for the Angels, but this time he did not make the list. Shohei Ohtani, however, did. So did some people you never … [Read more...] about Most Influential 2018: Meet the top 100 influencers in Orange County
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By Paul Hodgins | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: April 28, 2017 at 4:41 pm | UPDATED: May 17, 2017 at 10:10 am A group of window shoppers pass the Gucci store in South Coast Plaza. The Costa Mesa shopping center’s annual revenue is almost $2 billion. (MICHAEL GOULDING, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER)Shunka Sushi Executive Chef/Owner Yuki Takishima puts finishing touches of wasabi and chili on calamari, tuna and Spanish mackerel sushi at his Costa Mesa restaurant which he runs with his wife. Shunka Sushi is one of many highly rated restaurants in Costa Mesa. SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsEric Denker and his wife, Jalen Denker, of Irvine, shop at South Coast Plaza. It’s one of America’s most successful shopping compolexes, with revenues approahcing $2 billion per year. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)The health-oriented Camp is part of Costa Mesa’s SoBeca district. The Camp, across the street form the LAB Antimall, emphasizes … [Read more...] about How Costa Mesa became Orange County’s capital of cool
Henry T. Segerstrom poses during the Grand Reopening of The Center Club in Costa Mesa after its renovation on Jan. 31, 2013. Segerstrom is the founder of the club. Henry Segerstrom stands in the family Lima bean field in Costa Mesa.By the 1940s, the Segerstrom family was the largest independent U.S. growers of lima beans and eventually owned more than 2,000 acres in what is now Costa Mesa.big profile of Henry. Sound The gallery will resume inseconds A 1966 advertisement announcing the arrival of the South Coast Plaza tries to capture the size of the mall for consumers. Henry and wife Elizabeth Segerstrom beam with pride as they arrive at the gala opening in 2006. The Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall opened in 2006. Henry Segerstrom during the construction of South Coast Plaza. South Coast Plaza is now the highest grossing retail center in the U.S. at more than $1.7 billion in annual sales. Henry Segerstrom, Transit Board, 1960s Henry … [Read more...] about Henry T. Segerstrom, 91, saw bean fields and grew style, creating world-class shopping, arts centers in South Coast
The Orange County mayor is arguably the most powerful elected post in Central Florida.You deserve to know what the candidates who want to fill that post plan on doing once they get there.So I asked the three leading contenders 5 questions — most of them culled from more than 100 questions suggested by readers.The topics deal with wages, housing, arts and culture, mental health, guns, opioids, mass transit, the convention center and more.This read is long. The topics are tough. Some of the solutions complex. Some of the responses are long because they are detailed. Some of the responses are long … but don’t actually say much.I’d encourage you read with a careful and skeptical eye.Did the candidate actually answer the question? If he wants to do something new, did he say how he was going to pay for it? If so, did he propose using revenues he can actually control ... or did he say he hoped someone else would pay?The answers below are unedited. I’ll also be … [Read more...] about 15 questions for the candidates for Orange County mayor. Where do they stand?
By Staff report | PUBLISHED: April 22, 2018 at 7:31 am | UPDATED: April 22, 2018 at 7:31 am Sonya Dopp-Grech with NAI Capital’s Irvine office has negotiated a long-term lease on behalf of Children’s Hospital of Orange County. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. CHOC will occupy the entire Orange-Main Medical Plaza building at 170 S. Main St., in Orange. The building was once occupied by Wells Fargo. (Courtesy of NAI Capital) Bassman-Blaine Holdings, a Costa Mesa-based interior design firm, has acquired a 20,772-square-foot creative office building in Irvine. Terms of the buy were not disclosed. The building is part of a renovated campus called Forefront 405. Bassman-Blaine will use its space at 2485 McCabe Way for its showroom, design studio and corporate functions. (Courtesy of Cushman & Wakefield) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsBassman-Blaine Holdings, a Costa Mesa-based interior design firm, has acquired a 20,772-square-foot creative office … [Read more...] about Real estate briefly: 2 new CEOs in Orange County real estate; Lee & Associates firm finishes Q1 with $191M in sales, leases