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.
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.
August 14, 1990 |
Eighty-five of the county's A-list hostesses gathered at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Laguna Niguel on Friday for high tea and a fashion show. The party was underwritten by the fashion house Chanel in honor of the benefit committee for the September gala opening of a Chanel boutique in South Coast Plaza. The Costa Mesa store will be the 11th U.S. shop operated by the French clothing empire founded by the late Coco Chanel.