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  • Din Tai Fung joining South Coast Plaza

    Din Tai Fung joining South Coast Plaza
    Before a small crowd of flashing cameras, curious onlookers and hungry attendees, the men stuffed and artfully hand-folded the dumplings with tiny twists. Soon after, out they came from bamboo steamers during a small gathering Monday afternoon at...
  • On Theater: Looking forward to little-seen gems

    When you've been reviewing theatrical productions for a few years (and in my case, quite a few), you develop a certain fondness for particular shows that only turn up once in a blue moon on a local stage. Two of my personal favorites in that category are...
  • Fair Board rejects Senate bill

    The Orange County Fair Board agreed Thursday to formally oppose a bill that activists warned could lead to privatization of the publicly owned fairgrounds. Theresa Sears and Reggie Mundekis of the Orange County Fair Preservation Society alleged that...
  • Panel calls for review of failed fairgrounds sale

    A special committee charged with independently examining the proposed sale of the Orange County Fairgrounds called for an audit, additional review of the failed deal and greater overall transparency. Among the Fair Sale Review Committee's nine principal...
  • Fair Board hires interim CEO

    Fair Board hires interim CEO
    After meeting for nearly two hours in closed session, the Orange County Fair Board announced Wednesday that Doug Lofstrom will take over as interim chief executive. Lofstrom, who takes the helm Thursday, replaces interim CEO Jerome Hoban, who...
  • Fair board legal costs discussed

    Following the state attorney general's denial again last month to represent the Orange County Fairgrounds, discussions continued Thursday morning regarding the organization's pending legal bills. Since early 2010, the state-owned fairgrounds has paid...
  • O.C. Fair CEO resigns for new job

    O.C. Fair CEO resigns for new job
    The Orange County Fair & Event Center's interim chief executive announced this week that he will be leaving the job at the end of the month for a similar one in Northern California. Jerome Hoban, 39, leaves the state-run fairgrounds to head the...
  • Fair Board forwards sale information to D.A.

    The Orange County Fair Board announced Thursday that it has submitted a packet of information to prosecutors requesting an investigation into the failed effort to sell the fairgrounds. A letter sent Wednesday to the Orange County District Attorney's...
  • Apodaca: Black Friday meets Thanksgiving

    This week, we will join together in the spirit of gratitude and hopefulness as we celebrate one of the oldest and most revered American customs. We're going shopping. Yes, folks, it's that time of year again when we descend like crazed hordes on...
  • Fair Board forwards sale report to D.A.

    A report condemning the failed sale of the Orange County Fairgrounds will go to the district attorney's office for legal review. The Fair Board unanimously voted Thursday to send the D.A. the Fair Sale Review Committee's 17-page report, which...
  • The Crowd: Celebrating a visionary

    The Crowd: Celebrating a visionary
    It is no simple task to cast a magic spell over a social event. On Sept. 19 in the garden of Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles, the executive team of Costa Mesa's South Coast Plaza welcomed 100 guests for a 45th anniversary celebration dinner. The operative...
  • Proposed tobacco ban at fair fails

    Discussion of a proposed ban on the sale of tobacco and smoking products at the Orange County Fairgrounds took a philosophical turn Thursday at the Fair Board's monthly meeting, where the idea was voted down. Speakers and, later, board members questioned...