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November 18, 2000 | SHARON NAGY
Laguna Beach's Festival of Arts has changed its bylaws to require approval of two-thirds of its voting members for any attempt to relocate the popular summer event, festival officials announced Friday. Of the 1,315 members who cast mail-in ballots in a special election that ended Nov. 1, 64% approved the bylaws amendment. "The members will now have an important voice in the decision in case a future board tries again to move the festival out of Laguna Beach," member Anita Mangels said.
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November 18, 2000 | SHARON NAGY
Laguna Beach's Festival of Arts has changed its bylaws to require approval of two-thirds of its voting members for any attempt to relocate the popular summer event, festival officials announced Friday. Of the 1,315 members who cast mail-in ballots in a special election that ended Nov. 1, 64% approved the bylaws amendment. "The members will now have an important voice in the decision in case a future board tries again to move the festival out of Laguna Beach," member Anita Mangels said.
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October 24, 2000 | SHARON NAGY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the fierce battle to keep the famed Laguna Beach Festival of Arts from moving to San Clemente, a majority of five board members has been recalled, officials announced Monday. "Naturally, I'm disappointed," said festival President Sherri M. Butterfield, one of those recalled. "We brought the message to the city, the members and the artists that the Laguna Beach site needs about $10 million to $30 million in renovations, but no one seemed to care about that."
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November 15, 2000 | SHARON NAGY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two dozen candle-bearing artists gathered on the Festival of Arts grounds at sundown Tuesday to celebrate the final session of the governing board that had sought to move the long-running summer event from Laguna Beach. Five of the board members were recalled last month for trying to relocate the 68-year-old institution to San Clemente.
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September 17, 2000 | SHARON NAGY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Plans were unveiled Saturday to transform an empty San Clemente hilltop into a $30-million cultural landmark that would serve as the new home for the Festival of Arts and include an amphitheater, a museum, arts institute and seasonal gardens. The sprawling complex would be on 41 acres east of Interstate 5 and would feature a series of red-tiled buildings with Spanish Colonial arches, linked by walking paths, gardens, open space and exhibit space for artists.
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March 16, 2000 | Sharon Nagy, (949) 248-2168
San Clemente has no physical limitations and is perfectly suited to be a new and improved Festival of Arts venue, festival board members tried to convince about 50 angry exhibitors Tuesday night. Board members unveiled preliminary architectural drawings of the proposed complex to the skeptical crowd. "When we got up to this site . . . I wish you could see it," board member Vern Spitaleri told the exhibitors. "You can see the ocean, and the Cleveland National Forest is in the distance."
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July 26, 2000 | SHARON NAGY and DAVID HALDANE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Members of Laguna Beach's popular Festival of Arts have overwhelmingly approved a recall vote for the organization's beleaguered directors, under fire for considering a plan to move the annual event to San Clemente. The decision, announced Tuesday, came just one day after festival vice president Lance Heck resigned to protest a proposal to move the event from Laguna Beach, its home for 68 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 2000 | SHARON NAGY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two dozen candle-bearing artists gathered on the Festival of Arts grounds at sundown Tuesday to celebrate the final session of the governing board that had sought to move the long-running summer event from Laguna Beach. Five of the board members were recalled last month for trying to relocate the 68-year-old institution to San Clemente.
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May 11, 2000 | Kenneth Ma, (949) 248-2157
The Festival of Arts board decided Tuesday to extend its negotiation period with San Clemente for 45 days, ending June 19. "We are hoping to have an agreement for consideration sooner than 90 days," said festival President and Mission Viejo Mayor Sherri M. Butterfield. "[The negotiations] are going extremely well and we are gratified at the efforts that San Clemente has extended."
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August 17, 2000 | SHARON NAGY and MONTE MORIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A divisive plan to move the venerable Pageant of the Masters art celebration from its longtime home in Laguna Beach "crossed the Rubicon" this week as pageant directors signed a tentative lease agreement with officials in nearby San Clemente. But even as pageant officials lauded Tuesday's signing as a significant development in the 68-year-old event's drive to expand, critics insisted that the agreement will only fuel efforts to recall its embattled board of directors.
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October 24, 2000 | SHARON NAGY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the fierce battle to keep the famed Laguna Beach Festival of Arts from moving to San Clemente, a majority of five board members has been recalled, officials announced Monday. "Naturally, I'm disappointed," said festival President Sherri M. Butterfield, one of those recalled. "We brought the message to the city, the members and the artists that the Laguna Beach site needs about $10 million to $30 million in renovations, but no one seemed to care about that."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 2000 | SHARON NAGY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Plans were unveiled Saturday to transform an empty San Clemente hilltop into a $30-million cultural landmark that would serve as the new home for the Festival of Arts and include an amphitheater, a museum, arts institute and seasonal gardens. The sprawling complex would be on 41 acres east of Interstate 5 and would feature a series of red-tiled buildings with Spanish Colonial arches, linked by walking paths, gardens, open space and exhibit space for artists.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 2000 | SHARON NAGY and MONTE MORIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A divisive plan to move the venerable Pageant of the Masters art celebration from its longtime home in Laguna Beach "crossed the Rubicon" this week as pageant directors signed a tentative lease agreement with officials in nearby San Clemente. But even as pageant officials lauded Tuesday's signing as a significant development in the 68-year-old event's drive to expand, critics insisted that the agreement will only fuel efforts to recall its embattled board of directors.
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July 26, 2000 | SHARON NAGY and DAVID HALDANE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Members of Laguna Beach's popular Festival of Arts have overwhelmingly approved a recall vote for the organization's beleaguered directors, under fire for considering a plan to move the annual event to San Clemente. The decision, announced Tuesday, came just one day after festival vice president Lance Heck resigned to protest a proposal to move the event from Laguna Beach, its home for 68 years.
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June 29, 2000 | Matt Kieta, (949) 248-2158
The Festival of Arts board of directors won a big victory Wednesday when a judge denied an appeal of his June 5 decision. That ruling ordered the board to call a meeting of festival members to consider a possible recall of board members. According to the ruling, the board still has to conduct the meeting, but only to consider whether to have a recall election, not to hold the election on the spot. Superior Court Judge William F.
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May 11, 2000 | Kenneth Ma, (949) 248-2157
The Festival of Arts board decided Tuesday to extend its negotiation period with San Clemente for 45 days, ending June 19. "We are hoping to have an agreement for consideration sooner than 90 days," said festival President and Mission Viejo Mayor Sherri M. Butterfield. "[The negotiations] are going extremely well and we are gratified at the efforts that San Clemente has extended."
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April 21, 2000 | SHARON NAGY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The bitter feud between exhibitors and board members of Laguna Beach's famed Festival of Arts became a legal battle this week when a group seeking to oust the board asked a judge to intervene. Painter Robin Hall filed a request Wednesday in Orange County Superior Court in Santa Ana asking that petitions to recall the board be validated by a judge. "I believe we have collected enough signatures," Hall said Thursday.
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