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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1991 | TERRY SPENCER
A public information officer laid off by the city last week has been hired as a sales and marketing executive by the company building the Anaheim Arena. John J. Nicoletti, who worked for the city for two years before losing his job as a result of the municipal budget crisis, will begin working for Ogden Entertainment Services on Monday, said Brad Mayne, Ogden's project coordinator for the arena.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1991 | TERRY SPENCER
A public information officer laid off by the city last week has been hired as a sales and marketing executive by the company building the Anaheim Arena. John J. Nicoletti, who worked for the city for two years before losing his job as a result of the municipal budget crisis, will begin working for Ogden Entertainment Services on Monday, said Brad Mayne, Ogden's project coordinator for the arena.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1996
Fifteen companies were honored by the City Council this week for participation in Powerful Partnership for Business, an economic development program credited with attracting or retaining more than 5,000 jobs in the community. City spokesman Bret Colson said the program offers a range of options, from job training incentives to utility rate breaks. The businesses are SPM, Sundor Brands Inc., MTI Technology Corp., Anaheim Foundry Co., Universal Alloy Corp., YKK (USA) Inc., Disc Manufacturing Inc.
SPORTS
June 2, 1996 | GREG HERNANDEZ
Trying to lure the Clippers to Orange County, the Anaheim City Council on Tuesday will discuss proposals it hopes will result in the team moving from the L.A. Sports Arena to the Pond. The team already plays a series of well-attended games at the Pond each year. Councilman Lou Lopez said Saturday the city might be willing to provide some financial incentive to the team. "We have told them that we would love to have them here and there have been ongoing discussions," Lopez said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1991 | TERRY SPENCER
The Anaheim Arena is not scheduled to open for two years and no teams have committed to play there, but its operators say they will soon begin selling luxury suites and season tickets to whatever events are held there. Ogden Entertainment Services, hired by the city to build and operate the $103-million arena, recently opened a marketing office, and its sales and marketing director says a strategy for selling the suites and tickets is being developed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1997 | DEBRA CANO
City Manager James D. Ruth on Tuesday released the proposed $670-million citywide budget for 1997-98 that calls for adding 10 new positions and spending $500,000 for capital improvements in residential areas. The proposed general fund budget is $141 million, an increase of about $2.7 million, or 2%, over the current fiscal year.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 1993 | KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Loud rock 'n' roll and accompanying traffic jams at Pacific Amphitheatre that have enraged its neighbors may be history. The Orange County Fair Board announced a $12.5-million deal Thursday to buy the 18,700-seat outdoor amphitheater and its long-term lease from promotions giant Nederlander Inc., which built the venue for $11 million in 1983 and held a 40-year lease on the facility's operations that was to end in 2023.
SPORTS
May 8, 1998 | Associated Press
Ted Turner canceled an appearance at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn., after a group of students objected to the name of his Atlanta Braves. Turner was to speak at commencement ceremonies and receive an honorary degree May 17 but backed out in a letter to the school. U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, a 1961 Macalester graduate, also is scheduled to speak.
NEWS
May 15, 1998
A weekly roundup of unusual news from around the globe, compiled from Times wire services: Young Faithful: A New Zealand woman said she's looking for a new home after a rogue geyser erupted on her front lawn in Rotorua, sending up a 40-foot spout of water, mud and rocks the size of small television sets. Wino Rodents: Rats are guzzling fancy Burgundy for research on the French paradox, the theory that wine helps counteract a high-fat diet.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 26, 1992 | MIKE BOEHM
A year ago, as the 1991 outdoor concert season ended, officials at Orange County's two big amphitheaters felt they had dodged the recession, a bullet that had taken painful gouges out of pop promoters' profitability across the country. In 1992, the bullet ricocheted wildly across the Southern California economy, and both the Pacific Amphitheatre and Irvine Meadows got hit. "In 1991, the Pacific Amphitheatre had its most successful year ever.
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