The Los Angeles Times' Orange County Edition and the Orange County Register are recipients of the Orange County Arts Alliance's 1985 Meritorious Achievement for the Arts Award, the alliance announced Thursday.
The presentation was made at the alliance's annual "State of the Arts" conference Thursday at the Irvine Hilton Hotel. Accepting the honors were Narda Zacchino, editor of The Times' Orange County Edition, and N. Christian Anderson, editor of the Register.
This is the first time the alliance has named co-winners since the award was instituted in 1981. Previous recipients were Frank Hodsoll, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (1984); Disneyland (1983); C. J. Segerstrom & Sons (1982), and business executive Harriette Witmer (1981).
According to the alliance, the award is given "to acknowledge individuals or entities whose energies and leadership have contributed in outstanding ways to the visibility, the viability and the excellence of Orange County's cultural environment."