Friday, April 26, 2013

Mayor's Celebration A Great Success

According to a just-published account by Bradley Zint in the Daily Pilot, HERE, the first annual Costa Mesa Mayor's Celebration was a huge success.

Since I did not attend - still wrestling with a nasty cold - I'll rely on Zint's account and anecdotal reports from the party for my information.

Thanks to those of you who have taken the time to share your observations with me.  One person, for example, sent me a note late last night saying "$125 for a meal and I'm still hungry."  I'm sure it was tongue-in-cheek.

Viewing the photos provided by Kevin Chang of the Daily Pilot in their article you'll see many familiar faces - lawyers, staffers, etc.

One person I know who has been to a lot of events in Costa Mesa and other cities told me this morning that this was a high-water mark for our city.  That made me smile.
No word yet on just how much money was raised for the recipients mentioned in Zint's piece.  It was a worthy cause, twice - once to honor Henry Segerstrom and Jack Hammett and also to provide financial support for The Arts in this, The City of the Arts.

Congratulations to all who worked hard to make this a success and to Mayor Jim Righeimer for pushing his idea through.

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Anonymous Riggy Likes To Wine said...

It would appear from the pictures in the DP that Mr. Righeimer has ventured away from his traditional diet cokes and stepped it up to sparkling apple juice, which I'm sure he has a receipt for.

4/26/2013 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Costa Mesa needs reporters badly said...

I wasn't there but would not rely on Zint's report. He has shown he has no talents in reporting. He probably was told what to write by Lobdell, Mensinger or Righeimer. I will wait for a real reporter to report before I buy into what has been written so far. Of course were there any real reporters invited?

4/26/2013 09:23:00 PM  
Anonymous yellow J said...

that whacko from the Register was there gathering dirt for John Earl. other than that it was a great crowd. you weren't missed

4/27/2013 07:47:00 AM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

Anonymous "Costa Mesa Needs Reporters Badly",
You're way, way off base here, you anonymous coward. Bradley Zint does a GREAT job reporting the news. He's inquisitive, respectful and an excellent writer. I suspect you don't like what he writes because of a personal bias you have.

His job is to REPORT the news, not editorialize about it. If you're looking for critical comments, this is the place. If you're looking for the news, the Daily Pilot and Register are the places to go.

Don't pillory the messenger just because you don't like the message.

4/27/2013 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous sycophant, level 3 said...

zint is a good reporter. period. no bias, just the report. way different than the register guy reicher who is an opinion writer, not a reporter. now reicher has to be because no one will talk to him as it makes no diff, his story is pre written. why waste the time? heard this from several sources btw.

4/28/2013 07:38:00 AM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

Wrong about Mike Reicher. He's an OUTSTANDING reporter who does the hard work getting information BEFORE he writes his story. And, his situation with The Register now provides him with an opportunity to spread his wings a little more and dig deeper on stories. It's a luxury most reporters these days don't have.

4/28/2013 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous minion watcher said...

eh, i heard the same thing about reicher and his lack of real reporting on issues. pre determined story, doesn't let facts get in the way as how i heard it described by a few, including people at his paper. i think he is on thin ice actually from what i heard or maybe the others are jealous there. it is difficult to get real answers much less report answers for both sides so just do sensationalism seems to be the norm. sounds like there is agreement that the mayor's dinner was a great event. you must be taking heat for blogging positively on something that is not frog related.

4/28/2013 12:38:00 PM  
Blogger Mike H. said...

You'd like to think that Geoff was getting heat, wouldn't you? Let me spell it out for you, anonymous coward: It was a great event honoring two titans of Costa Mesa. The Mayor and the staff did a fine job raising money for arts education. If there were a Costa Mesa Hall of Fame, Mr. Segerstrom and Mr. Hammett would be first-ballot inductees.

Heat from "frogs"... grow up!

4/28/2013 02:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Tom Egan said...

Interesting that the black hat supporters have hijacked yet another BC blog to attack something – in this case, local reporters – that directs sunshine on the murky doings of the power structure.

And don’t bother chiding me for not bowing down before the purported sunshine of the Great Transparency of Costa Mesa City Hall. City Hall is only transparent about small things, plus, of course, anything that makes public employees look bad.

The really important things that we should know – assumptions, and who has been influencing the boys in power – will not show up behind any swish of their transparency fan dance.

4/28/2013 09:49:00 PM  

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