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REAL ESTATE
November 29, 1987
A $14-million industrial project is currently under development by Burke Shaw Partnership at the Irvine Spectrum business and research center. Fairbanks Business Center, a joint venture of Burke Development Co., Irvine, and Shaw Investments, Newport Beach, is located in an 80-acre area reserved for speculative building by the Irvine Co., the overall developer. The project, totaling 130,000 square feet is situated on a 9.3-acre site on Irvine Boulevard at Fairbanks.
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NEWS
October 9, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Two blocks of Rodeo Drive and Brighton Way in Beverly Hills claim to contain the largest concentration of luxury timepieces on the West Coast -- and maybe even outside of Switzerland. For connoisseurs and novices alike, the city of Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive Committee are sponsoring the Rodeo Drive Festival of Watches on Thursday through Sunday, kicking off with a street-wide open house from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. Almost 20 boutiques are participating, with product launches, watchmaker appearances, demonstrations and other special promotions.
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BUSINESS
July 9, 2002 | A Times Staff Writer
Option One Mortgage will expand to other buildings in Irvine Spectrum in September in a $32-million lease transaction with landlord Irvine Co. The 250,000-square-foot lease is believed to be the largest in Orange County this year, said broker Steven Pisarik of Colliers Seeley, who represented the tenant. Option One will expand from Lakeview Business Center into four buildings on Irvine Center Drive.
NEWS
August 9, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Saturday has been designated as Teen Vogue's Back to School Saturday at 100 shopping centers across the country. Participating malls will have fashion events including runway shows, fashion pop-up displays, shopping parties and special promotions. Among the participating local malls are the Grove in Los Angeles, Irvine Spectrum in Irvine, Nordstrom and Top Shop at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa and Macy's at the Shops at Montebello and in Sherman Oaks. For a complete list, check the Teen Vogue Back to School events website . Events Burning Torch boutique plans to host a book signing and charity shopping event from 6  to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
BUSINESS
January 16, 1998 | Patrice Apodaca, Patrice Apodaca covers economic issues for The Times. She can be reached at (714) 966-5979 and at patrice.apodaca@latimes.com
Publishers of two new publications for and about the Irvine Spectrum say their emergence signals the coming of age of Orange County's high-profile business center. The biweekly tabloid Irvine Spectrum News, a companion publication to the 27-year-old Irvine World News, published its first issue this month with a circulation of 15,000. It will cover business and technology news from the area's companies and UC Irvine, said publisher Brien Manning.
BUSINESS
January 13, 1998 | John O'Dell, John O'Dell covers major Orange County corporations and manufacturing for The Times. He can be reached at (714) 966-5831 and at john.odell@latimes.com
Onyx Acceptance Corp., the 4-year-old automobile financing company, is moving its headquarters and 350 employees from the Irvine Spectrum into an 82,000-square-foot office complex at Foothill Ranch. The fast-growing company plans to add about 150 employees over the next year and the new facility, which nearly doubles its existing space, gives it room to grow, said Chief Executive Officer John Hall. Prolong International Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 2000 | ANA BEATRIZ CHOLO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two teenagers accused of staging a series of armed muggings in the parking lot of the Irvine Spectrum were arrested by undercover police officers, who allegedly caught them in the act. Irvine police said Jonathon P. Tellez, 18, of Garden Grove and a 17-year-old boy committed as many as 14 muggings at the entertainment complex since June 22. The pair were arrested late Wednesday on suspicion of seven thefts, and officials said the investigation is continuing. Lt.
BUSINESS
September 9, 1996 | GREG MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Having boosted its Orange County staff by nearly 50% over the last year, DataWorks Corp. plans to move its local operations from Garden Grove to a larger office in the Irvine Spectrum today. The San Diego-based company makes business management software for manufacturing companies. DataWorks has 100 employees in Orange County, up from 67 a year ago, and the company plans to hire more programmers, designers and other workers in coming months, said spokeswoman Chris Jensen.
REAL ESTATE
October 16, 1988
In breaking ground on Wednesday for its 9-story 7700 office building in the Irvine Spectrum, the Wolff Co. will also contribute to the business and research center by volunteering to completely underwrite the operation of a ride-sharing vanpool that will be available to any group of Spectrum employees who want to establish their own vanpool. Thomas C. Wolff Jr.
BUSINESS
June 25, 1998 | PATRICE APODACA, Patrice Apodaca covers economic issues for The Times. She can be reached at (714) 966-5979 and at patrice.apodaca@latimes.com
Silicon Valley Bank, which helped put that other technology hub on the map, is expanding its presence in Orange County. The bank, which started its first Southern California office near John Wayne Airport seven years ago, will open a second local office in the Irvine Spectrum by the end of August. The Santa Clara-based bank, founded in 1983, has tread where most mainstream banks fear to go.
NEWS
November 15, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
For those planning to shop at brick-and-mortar stores on Black Friday, an overnight stay may be in order. (And I don't mean camping out in a parking lot.) The Hyatt Regency Irvine sets holiday rates at  $79 a night, and it's shopper-close to the Irvine Spectrum, South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa and Fashion Island in Newport Beach. The deal: The hotel is just off the 405 Freeway (Jamboree Road exit) in Irvine. Along with the holiday room price comes another little perk: gift-wrapping in the lobby, with proceeds going to local charities.
IMAGE
November 20, 2011 | By Susan Denley, Los Angeles Times
Location: 71 Fortune Drive, Irvine. It is easily accessible from the 405 and 5 freeways. Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fri. and Sat.; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sun. What you'll find: More than 130 merchants, anchored by Nordstrom, Macy's and Target, with a mix of smaller shops, including Forever 21, Urban Outfitters, Claires, H&M, Lululemon, White House/Black Market, Tommy Bahama and Bonjour Chaton (full...
BUSINESS
August 31, 2011 | By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times
Property and credit data provider CoreLogic said it would move its headquarters from Santa Ana to Irvine, and also said it was considering a sale of the company, causing its stock to surge. CoreLogic will move to 40 Pacifica in the Irvine Spectrum in late summer 2012, landlord Irvine Co. said. CoreLogic will occupy 170,000 square feet — about 7 1/2 floors — and have prominent signs on the building. Financial terms of the lease were not disclosed, but the Irvine Co. is asking $2.15 a square foot per month at 40 Pacifica, one of the highest rates in the Irvine Spectrum, according to brokerage Cushman & Wakefield.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 2008 | David Haldane
A self-proclaimed white supremacist who attacked an African American security guard outside a restaurant at the Irvine Spectrum has been convicted of a hate crime, authorities said Tuesday. Ryan Lawrence Monfils, 20, was sentenced to six months in jail, three years of formal probation and banned from the Irvine Spectrum after pleading guilty to one felony count of hate-crime battery. Monfils, of Stanton, was leaving Dave & Buster's, a restaurant at the Spectrum, when he yelled racial slurs, repeated punched the uniformed guard and threw a lighted cigarette in his face about 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 2. He was arrested 17 days later at a McDonald's restaurant in Orange where he worked as a cashier.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 21, 2008 | Chris Pasles
The next Metropolitan Opera production to get a live telecast in movie theaters will be Benjamin Britten's "Peter Grimes" at 10:30 a.m. on March 15. Anthony Dean Griffey will sing the title role. Patricia Racette will be Ellen Orford. The production will be directed by Tony Award-winner John Doyle. Donald Runnicles will conduct. Among the local theaters showing the opera will be the Burbank 16, the Bridge in Los Angeles and the Irvine Spectrum 21. A complete list of presenting theater loca- tions can be found at www.FathomEvents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 2008 | David Haldane
A self-proclaimed white supremacist has been charged with a hate crime for allegedly attacking an African American security guard outside a restaurant at the Irvine Spectrum, authorities said Wednesday. Ryan Lawrence Monfils, 20, arrested Tuesday at a McDonald's restaurant in Orange where he is a cashier, is accused of yelling racial slurs, repeatedly punching the uniformed guard and throwing a lighted cigarette in his face about 5:30 p.m. Feb. 2. The guard, whose name was not released, was on duty outside Dave & Buster's when the alleged attack occurred.
BUSINESS
July 30, 1998 | LESLIE EARNEST, Leslie Earnest covers retail businesses and restaurants for The Times. She can be reached at (714) 966-7832 and at leslie.earnest@latimes.com
The Irvine Co.'s successful Irvine Spectrum Center, which already boasts more "bodies per square foot" than any Orange County shopping center, will double in size this month as it opens its second phase. Modeled after a 13th century-style Spanish castle, the Alhambra will formally open today. About 78% leased, the center's new section ultimately will include about 45 shops, restaurants and game rooms on a 220,000-square-foot parcel.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 9, 2008 | Charlie Amter and Kevin Bronson
The Galaxy Concert Theatre, a staple of the live-music scene in Orange County for 13 years, is closing at the end of February, and new owners will debut an uber-nightclub in the Santa Ana space on June 1. Gary Folgner, the Galaxy owner who also runs the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, could not immediately be reached for comment. The Galaxy's transition will not affect the Coach House. A spokesperson for the Mor Project, a new restaurant/nightclub management group helmed by Anton Posniak, said the 25,000-square-foot club called RevolveR would cater to upscale clubgoers, offering multiple rooms of entertainment, myriad VIP areas, fireplaces, indoor/outdoor seating and eight full-service bars.
BUSINESS
August 17, 2007 | Roger Vincent, Times Staff Writer
Senior Irvine Co. executives Joe Davis and Larry Thomas are retiring in the coming weeks, the Newport Beach company announced Thursday as Orange County's largest private landowner continued to retool its top management team. The changes make way for a new generation of company leaders, including former Santa Ana Mayor Dan Young, under a new chief executive named earlier this summer. Thomas is one of the best-known public faces of the Irvine Co.
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