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January 13, 1998 | LIZ SEYMOUR
The Irvine Co. has granted a one-month extension to the Laguna Beach Unified School District to decide on a company agreement that would ensure enrollment of an estimated 342 students expected from development along Newport Coast. School officials had requested four months, until May 30, to research how the influx of students would affect the district's operating expenses and the infrastructure needs at the district's five schools.
April 17, 1999 | Daryl Strickland
The Irvine Co. said Friday it has selected nine companies to build homes in its new village, Northpark, a 1,600-unit community spread across 275 acres that opens this summer.
January 16, 1997 | HOPE HAMASHIGE
The Irvine Co. has opened competition for $48,000 in college scholarships to student leaders who have at least a 3.0 grade-point average at schools on Irvine Ranch land. That limits the competition for the company's annual Spectrum Leadership Award to college-bound seniors at high schools in Irvine, Newport Beach, Tustin, Laguna Beach and Costa Mesa.
September 3, 1997
Environmental groups have reached an agreement with the Irvine Co. in a dispute over development along Newport Coast, between Newport Beach and Laguna Beach. Under the agreement, the developer will make several concessions, including setting aside an additional 70 acres for open space. The settlement also requires that parking for a planned commercial center be pushed back 100 feet from Pacific Coast Highway and that fewer homes be built in some environmentally sensitive areas.
The Irvine Co. on Wednesday disclosed its preliminary plan to turn Gypsum Canyon into a 10,500-unit housing development that will include a shopping mall, schools and several parks. The county wants to build a jail and possibly a landfill in the remote canyon area east of Anaheim Hills. But Irvine Co. officials say the land-use conflict will not prevent them from proceeding with plans for the housing project that could add about 25,000 residents to Anaheim. "The Irvine Co.
August 6, 1998
The Irvine Co. said Wednesday said it may buy as many as 500,000 additional shares of common stock of its affiliate, Irvine Apartment Communities Inc., in the open market or through other transactions. The purchases would occur over an indefinite period of time and depend on market conditions and other factors, said Michael McKee, Irvine Co.'s executive vice president and chief financial officer.
April 3, 1999 | Leslie Earnest
Struggling Oshman Sporting Goods Co., which closed its large Supersports store at Irvine Spectrum Pavilion, has filed a lawsuit saying the owner, the Irvine Co., reneged on promises to develop the pavilion into a top-notch center. Instead, the Irvine Co. poured resources into the glitzier Irvine Spectrum Center nearby, leaving the Pavilion "not fully developed" and with few tenants, the suit says. Irvine Co. officials could not be reached for comment. The suit, which accused Irvine Co.
February 22, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
Irvine Co. said veteran executive Chick Willette, who has overseen residential land sales for Orange County's single largest landowner since 1986, will retire this summer. Dan Hedigan, 49, who heads Irvine Co.'s legal affairs department, will replace Willette as senior vice president of land sales and management.
June 26, 1990
1864-66: James Irvine, a prosperous San Francisco merchant who came to California during the Gold Rush, buys parts of what had been three enormous Spanish land grants south of the small town of Los Angeles. The price is $25,000 for 108,000 acres. Irvine and his three partners raise sheep on the land. 1870: Irvine buys out his partners for $150,000. When Orange County forms 18 years later, Irvine will own a quarter of it. 1886: James Irvine Jr., known as "J.I.
May 23, 1996 | RUSS LOAR
A school district survey was not tainted by unauthorized questions added by the Irvine Co., school board members said Tuesday night. But Irvine Unified School District officials expressed dismay that the company added the questions without the district's knowledge. The added questions related to a range of community issues, including the city's November mayoral election. "I immediately contacted the Irvine Co. and told them I thought that was inappropriate," Supt. Dennis M. Smith said.
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