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October 19, 1995 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Longtime South Coast Plaza General Manager Jim Henwood is leaving the tony shopping center to become president and chief executive officer of the massive Fairplex compound in Pomona, Los Angeles County Fair Assn. officials said Wednesday. Henwood, 49, has served as South Coast Plaza's general manager since 1978 and is credited with helping to shape the upscale nature of the Costa Mesa center, which is one of the nation's premier shopping meccas.
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October 19, 1995 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Longtime South Coast Plaza General Manager Jim Henwood is leaving the tony shopping center to become president and chief executive officer of the massive Fairplex compound in Pomona, Los Angeles County Fair Assn. officials said Wednesday. Henwood, 49, has served as South Coast Plaza's general manager since 1978 and is credited with helping to shape the upscale nature of the Costa Mesa center, which is one of the nation's premier shopping meccas.
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BUSINESS
February 15, 1990 | Mary Ann Galante, Times staff writer
Ghost No More?: South Coast Village--nicknamed "South Ghost Village" by some because of the long list of merchants who have left--may finally be close to filling the near-empty Mercantile Building. The building used to house 20 small speciality shops but has been nearly vacant for the past several years. Recently, the village "went down the road a long way with a retailer" interested in leasing the large, wooden structure.
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July 23, 1994 | BERT ELJERA
More than 200 World Cup banners displayed on street lamps around South Coast Plaza during the soccer tournament have been donated to youth soccer groups in Orange County. Jim Henwood, general manager of South Coast Plaza, and Anton Segerstrom, general manager of Crystal Court, presented the banners Friday to representatives of the American Youth Soccer Organization.
BUSINESS
June 7, 1990 | Chris Woodyard, Times staff writer
Children who have wished they could step into their TV screens over the years to join their heroes on Sesame Street may have their chance. The famous cast of characters, including Cookie Monster, Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, is about to appear in a retail store at South Coast Plaza. The Sesame Street General Store is scheduled to open Sept. 1 near the carousel, across from FAO Schwarz and the Disney Store.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1992 | LYNDA NATALI
Going against a staff recommendation, the City Council tentatively decided this week not to award its lucrative commercial trash-hauling contract to an exclusive franchise. Instead, after hearing pleas from waste haulers denouncing a potential monopoly, the council agreed to allow competition among companies. The action was taken in response to state law AB 939, which forces all cities to reduce waste or face stiff penalties.
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July 25, 1990 | ANN CONWAY
Incredible. If there was a "Ripley's Believe It or Not" for social smashes, the breakfast staged by the Guilds of the Orange County Performing Arts Center on Tuesday would have to qualify. Consider: 100 women--perfectly coifed, dressed to kill and artfully made up--and a smattering of GQ-dressed men arriving at Five Feet Too restaurant in Fashion Island at 8 a.m. Sharp . "Actually, I got here at 7:30," chirped Irvine Co. executive Barbara Roppolo, an eye-opener in an emerald coat-dress.
BUSINESS
November 29, 1990 | CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's a $2-million spending spree that might render Joe Isuzu speechless. About 200 of the nation's hottest Isuzu dealers will converge at South Coast Plaza Saturday and Sunday for a modern-day version of Supermarket Sweepstakes. The dealers will be spending an average of $10,000--some as much as $50,000--as part of an incentive program offered by American Isuzu Motors, the Japanese auto maker's U.S. marketing arm based in the City of Industry.
BUSINESS
January 22, 1991 | CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The top public relations executive for the Neiman Marcus Co. department store chain was named Monday as the new marketing director of South Coast Plaza, the West's largest mall in terms of annual sales. Jan Roberts, a native Texan who worked her way up from store clerk to vice president at the 24-store chain based in Dallas, will start Feb. 18. She replaces Maura Eggan, who left South Coast Plaza last June to accept a job in Great Britain.
BUSINESS
July 4, 1990 | ANNE MICHAUD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is coming to the Southland--sort of. The world-renowned museum said Tuesday that it would open its first retail store on the West Coast this fall at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. The store will offer the museum's extensive selection of reproductions of original works, as well as sell art books, prints, posters, sculptures, porcelain, crystal and other artistic items.
NEWS
February 6, 1991 | ANN CONWAY
Psssst! The buzz at the Center Club is that the worn-out restaurant (formerly Ambrosia) across the street from the Orange County Performing Arts Center is becoming a $7-million spa. We've nailed down the facts and here's the scoop: Patterned after the exclusive Center Club, the Spa at the Center will be for 1,400 men and women, who will be invited to join.
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