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August 24, 1996 | LORI HAYCOX
Athletes from Irvine who participated in Olympic Games from 1968 through 1996 are being asked to contact the city so they can be recognized at a special ceremony next month. Athletes who lived in Irvine or attended school there during the time of their participation in an Olympic event may call (714) 724-6732 by Sept. 3. Anyone who knows an athlete who meets those criteria may also notify the city. All such athletes will be honored on Sept.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 1998
The centerpiece of Irvine's bid for a professional football team is that the stadium would be built without taxpayer money. But as its longshot effort enters a critical period, the city agreed this week to spend $275,000 to promote the idea of a stadium at the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station. So far, Irvine has paid $136,102 to consultants and for staff work on the stadium plan. Mayor Christina L.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 1996 | MIMI KO CRUZ
At the pool where former Olympic swimming champion Janet Evans got her start, young athletes who hope to reach the same heights competed Friday at the 1996 Southern California Junior Olympic Swimming Championships. Evans' sixth-place finish in the 800-meter freestyle competition Thursday at this year's Olympics in Atlanta had saddened members of Fullerton Aquatic Swim Team, who had waved "FAST loves you" and "Swim fast" signs while they watched her on television.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1998 | LORENZA MUNOZ
Hoping to assuage fears that Irvine is out of the running for a professional football team, the National Football League's vice president met with city leaders to tell them that Irvine is still a "serious contender" for a franchise site. Mayor Christina L. Shea and Councilman Dave Christensen met with Roger Goodell, executive vice president of the league, on Friday to discuss the stadium plans and tour the proposed site.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 1997 | JOHN CANALIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The City Council on Tuesday commissioned a study to determine the feasibility of building a professional sports stadium on land the city hopes to receive when the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station closes. The $63,000 study by Arthur Anderson & Co., an international accounting firm, is expected to take about four months. Officials said they will carefully consider the results before joining a crowded field of cities, including Los Angeles, that are vying for professional franchises.
SPORTS
August 16, 1991
The Irvine City Council has unanimously approved plans for a Grand Prix-style racing event in Irvine next year. The event, to benefit local charities, will be held Oct. 25, 1992, over a 1.2-mile course through the Irvine Spectrum. Invitations have been extended to Mario Andretti, Rick Mears, Johnny Rutherford, Parnelli Jones, Roger Mears, Michael Andretti, Dan Gurney, Kevin Cogan, Robert Guerrero, Bobby Unser, Al Unser Jr. and Al Unser Sr.
SPORTS
August 23, 1997 | SCOTT MARTELLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It has been 10 years but Steve Mendoza still remembers the exact moment when he realized he wasn't just a 12-year-old playing baseball anymore. It was a Saturday afternoon, and he and eight of his friends--the Irvine Northwood Little League team--trotted out to their positions on that manicured diamond in Williamsport, Pa.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1998 | SHELBY GRAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Irvine officials said Tuesday that they are finishing an extensive review of an investment group's proposal to build a $500-million football stadium at the El Toro Marine base. The City Council discussed the issue Tuesday but didn't decide whether to accept the offer from the Los Angeles group or seek proposals from other organizations interested in building the stadium.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS and JOHN POPE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A majority of Orange County residents and business people support building a professional football stadium in Irvine or a nearby city, according to a sports-marketing study released Friday. The phone survey of 500 Orange County residents, which was sponsored by the city of Irvine, showed that 79.2% back a National Football League stadium and franchise somewhere in the county. Of those, 72.2% want it in Irvine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1997 | JOHN CANALIS and MICHAEL GRANBERRY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As airport advocates criticized plans to study building a stadium at the retiring El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, professional football officials said Wednesday they want to learn more about the city's plans. "We don't know the details, but we would be interested in hearing their ideas," National Football League spokesman Greg Aiello said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS and JOHN POPE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A majority of Orange County residents and business people support building a professional football stadium in Irvine or a nearby city, according to a sports-marketing study released Friday. The phone survey of 500 Orange County residents, which was sponsored by the city of Irvine, showed that 79.2% back a National Football League stadium and franchise somewhere in the county. Of those, 72.2% want it in Irvine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1998 | SHELBY GRAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Irvine officials said Tuesday that they are finishing an extensive review of an investment group's proposal to build a $500-million football stadium at the El Toro Marine base. The City Council discussed the issue Tuesday but didn't decide whether to accept the offer from the Los Angeles group or seek proposals from other organizations interested in building the stadium.
SPORTS
August 23, 1997 | SCOTT MARTELLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It has been 10 years but Steve Mendoza still remembers the exact moment when he realized he wasn't just a 12-year-old playing baseball anymore. It was a Saturday afternoon, and he and eight of his friends--the Irvine Northwood Little League team--trotted out to their positions on that manicured diamond in Williamsport, Pa.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1997 | JOHN CANALIS and MICHAEL GRANBERRY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As airport advocates criticized plans to study building a stadium at the retiring El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, professional football officials said Wednesday they want to learn more about the city's plans. "We don't know the details, but we would be interested in hearing their ideas," National Football League spokesman Greg Aiello said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 1997 | JOHN CANALIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The City Council on Tuesday commissioned a study to determine the feasibility of building a professional sports stadium on land the city hopes to receive when the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station closes. The $63,000 study by Arthur Anderson & Co., an international accounting firm, is expected to take about four months. Officials said they will carefully consider the results before joining a crowded field of cities, including Los Angeles, that are vying for professional franchises.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 24, 1996 | LORI HAYCOX
Athletes from Irvine who participated in Olympic Games from 1968 through 1996 are being asked to contact the city so they can be recognized at a special ceremony next month. Athletes who lived in Irvine or attended school there during the time of their participation in an Olympic event may call (714) 724-6732 by Sept. 3. Anyone who knows an athlete who meets those criteria may also notify the city. All such athletes will be honored on Sept.
NEWS
July 24, 1996 | PETER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While most of America was going breath for breath with Amanda Beard on Tuesday afternoon, 350 swimmers at Irvine High School were mentally matching strokes with the girl phenom as she came within a hand's length of Olympic gold. A few hundred feet from the pool at Heritage park where the 14-year-old Amanda trains, the core of faithful had gathered around a big-screen television.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 1998
The centerpiece of Irvine's bid for a professional football team is that the stadium would be built without taxpayer money. But as its longshot effort enters a critical period, the city agreed this week to spend $275,000 to promote the idea of a stadium at the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station. So far, Irvine has paid $136,102 to consultants and for staff work on the stadium plan. Mayor Christina L.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 1996 | MIMI KO CRUZ
At the pool where former Olympic swimming champion Janet Evans got her start, young athletes who hope to reach the same heights competed Friday at the 1996 Southern California Junior Olympic Swimming Championships. Evans' sixth-place finish in the 800-meter freestyle competition Thursday at this year's Olympics in Atlanta had saddened members of Fullerton Aquatic Swim Team, who had waved "FAST loves you" and "Swim fast" signs while they watched her on television.
NEWS
July 24, 1996 | PETER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While most of America was going breath for breath with Amanda Beard on Tuesday afternoon, 350 swimmers at Irvine High School were mentally matching strokes with the girl phenom as she came within a hand's length of Olympic gold. A few hundred feet from the pool at Heritage park where the 14-year-old Amanda trains, the core of faithful had gathered around a big-screen television.
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