CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 1997 |
Ruth Segerstrom, businesswoman, art patron and matriarch of Orange County's prominent Segerstrom family, died at her home Friday. She was 99. A fixture in social and business circles who helped shape Orange County's cultural and commercial landscape for more than 70 years, Ruth Segerstrom was admired for her "strong character, good humor and natural leadership abilities," her children said. "I'm blessed to be her son," said Henry T.
March 17, 1997 |
It seemed a surprising selection: a choral solo of "My Way." But the pop classic, per- formed along with hymns at the funeral of Ruth Segerstrom, perfectly suited his 99-year-old mother, says her son, Henry Segerstrom. "She had the qualities of great calm, dignity and zest for life," he says. An ambitious and generous woman, Ruth Segerstrom was a philanthropist and an integral part of Orange County's inner circles of big business and high society.
December 13, 1986 |
A group of present and former tenants of South Coast Village sued the managing partners of C.J. Segerstrom & Sons, claiming that the developers and operators of South Coast Plaza defrauded them and caused them to lose money. The lawsuit, filed Friday in Orange County Superior Court in Santa Ana, asks for an unstated amount of damages. The defendants include Henry Segerstrom and his cousin, Harold T. Segerstrom Jr., co-managing partners of C.J.
February 12, 1996 |
Following in his father's footsteps is no cakewalk for Anton Segerstrom. Quiet, reluctant to attend large gatherings, the youngest son of arts philanthropist Henry Segerstrom would rather be on a surfboard than in a ballroom. But he is making his mark. On Friday night, 375 supporters of Court Appointed Special Advocates attended a Newport Beach gala where Segerstrom, 38, was honored for his philanthropy on behalf of children. The event marked the second time he has been honored.
May 17, 1989 |
C.J. Segerstrom & Sons, which owns and operates South Coast Plaza, has hired a Dallas shopping center manager to oversee day-to-day operations at the Costa Mesa mega-mall and other Segerstrom properties. Skip Stephenson, director of retail operations at the NorthPark Shopping Center in Dallas, confirmed Tuesday that he will join the Segerstrom firm May 30 as director of operations and administration. In the newly created executive position, Stephenson, 45, will head operations at South Coast Plaza, its Crystal Court annex, and South Coast Village, the retail-restaurant complex across Sunflower Avenue from the original mall.
March 18, 1991 |
The power blast. Orange County witnessed one of its most explosive last week when Margaret Thatcher dined hush-hush with local dignitaries at the Center Club after a tour of South Coast Plaza. (More about that later.) Come Sept. 14, Orange County will see another when the past presidents of South Coast Repertory chair the gala that launches the local social season. An 11-member powerhouse at the helm of one blast? Unheard of. Getting one heavy hitter to chair a fund-raising gala is hard enough.