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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1990 | RICK VANDERKNYFF
The Pacific Amphitheatre has never turned a profit since opening in 1983, and in 1989 lost more than $2 million, the concert venue's financial controller testified Thursday. Partners in Ned West Inc. have had to loan or invest $17 million to keep the amphitheater afloat since its opening, said David Green, called as a defense witness in the ongoing suit by nearby residents over noise from the 18,500-seat outdoor bowl in Costa Mesa.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1990 | CATHERINE GEWERTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit Thursday to block the planned merger of Orange County's two biggest concert venues, the Pacific Amphitheatre and Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, contending that the move would create an illegal monopoly. In a complaint filed in U.S. District Court, Justice Department officials said the two huge amphitheaters dominate the concert-venue market in Orange County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1990 | JEANNE WRIGHT
The legal battle over concert noise at the Pacific Amphitheatre will go back to trial today. Last-minute efforts on Tuesday to settle the six-year fight collapsed during another session of bitter talks. "I really thought we were going to reach a settlement. I'm so disappointed," said Costa Mesa resident Laurie Lusk, a plaintiff in the suit against the 18,500-seat amphitheater. Orange County Superior Court Judge Richard J.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 18, 1990 | MARK LANDSBAUM and RANDY LEWIS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The U.S. Justice Department says it will file a civil antitrust lawsuit to block the proposed merger of Orange County's two largest outdoor rock and pop music facilities.
NEWS
July 17, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The U.S. Justice Department said it will file a civil antitrust suit this week opposing a proposed alliance between Orange County's two outdoor pop concert facilities, charging that a merger would reduce competition, not enhance it as parties to the deal have argued. Operators of the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa plan to join with a major food concessions firm in buying a controlling interest in the venue's longtime rival in the concert market, Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1990 | MARK LANDSBAUM and RANDY LEWIS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The U.S. Justice Department said Monday that it will file a civil antitrust lawsuit to block the proposed merger of Orange County's two giant outdoor rock and pop music facilities. "It appears that the proposed transaction would create a monopoly in concert venues in Orange County," said James F. Rill, assistant attorney general in charge of the antitrust division. "We found no circumstances that would justify this result, which we believe would adversely affect consumers."
NEWS
April 7, 1990 | RANDY LEWIS and MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A proposed alliance between Orange County's two giant concert amphitheaters has prompted an investigation by the U.S. Justice Department's antitrust division, concert industry officials said Friday. But the deal, if approved, could end years of bitter rivalry between the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa and the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 1990 | JIM WASHBURN
Frank Sinatra, Tracy Chapman, Billy Idol and the Bolshoi Ballet will be among the acts this year at the Pacific Amphitheatre, according to a schedule released Tuesday by the Nederlander Organization, which books and manages the 18,764-capacity facility. The venue's season got off to an early start March 3 with a Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers concert.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 1990 | CATHERINE GEWERTZ, TIME STAFF WRITER
Frustrated that earlier court action has brought them no peace, neighbors who have had an earful of noise from Costa Mesa's Pacific Amphitheater announced Friday that they have filed a new flurry of lawsuits. At a news conference in Santa Ana, residents said they are fed up with the pace of settlement talks in a 6-year-old lawsuit against the 18,500-seat amphitheater by Concerned Citizens of Costa Mesa and resident Laurie Lusk, so they decided to venture into the courts themselves.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 20, 1989 | MIKE BOEHM
Having become accustomed in the '80s to seeing some of the biggest names in pop music play under the stars at Irvine Meadows and the Pacific Amphitheatre, Orange County concert-goers may get the chance in the '90s to see some of those same big names under a roof. "I think a new Anaheim arena will be the No.
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