| Feb 21, 2013
| 4:02 PM
She was a movie star from the so-called Golden Age of Hollywood celebrating life in her eighth decade. I was a 30-something former network TV producer writing a column for the Daily Pilot.
It was an unlikely alliance, but in spite of the obvious...
| Dec 12, 2011
Donald M. Koll, a real estate developer who pioneered high-rise office building in Orange County and among other projects helped turn Los Cabos, Mexico, into a premier resort destination, has died. He was 78.
Koll died Tuesday at Ronald Reagan UCLA...
| May 10, 2012
Kenneth Leventhal, a Los Angeles accountant who oversaw some of the largest real estate transactions in the country, died Tuesday at his Bel-Air home. He was 90 and had prostate cancer.
Leventhal was a key figure in the transformation of Southern...
| Mar 12, 2012
F. Sherwood Rowland, the UC Irvine chemistry professor who warned the world that man-made chemicals could erode the ozone layer, has died. He was 84.
Rowland, known as Sherry, died Saturday at his home in Corona del Mar of complications from Parkinson'...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 1:14 PM
Bill Gates has been the richest person in the country for an entire generation, cinching the top spot on Forbes’ list of the 400 wealthiest Americans for the 19th consecutive year.
That’s what a net worth of $66 billion will do for a guy....
| Oct 3, 2010
Attracting more than 1,000 people and raising nearly $5 million, the Sept. 25 "Unmasking" of the Lynda and Stewart Resnick Exhibition Pavilion at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art brought together some of L.A.'s most prominent faces from finance,...
| May 21, 2011
So here's Peter Ueberroth, L.A.'s Olympic champion, chairman of the Newport Beach investor company the Contrarian Group, sharing his office with someone else -- his border collie, Koot, for Kootenai, the Idaho county where Ueberroth found him abandoned....
| Feb 14, 2011
| 4:34 PM
In a series of recent conversations with The Times' Scott Kraft, Irvine Co. Chairman Donald Bren talked about his company and his life. Some excerpts: On federal government steps to stimulate the economy, including the recent Federal Reserve plan known......
| Feb 13, 2011
| 9:34 PM
Irvine Co. Chairman Donald Bren says he's planning for his company's future after he eventually steps down. The Orange County mega-developer, 78, talked about his plans for the company with Scott Kraft: In a series of recent conversations, Bren said......
| Feb 18, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Donald Bren, head of the Irvine Co. real estate firm, is the wealthiest man in Southern California and one of its more generous philanthropists -– but is also one of its least-known, with a well-established reluctance to talk to the......
| Jun 15, 2011
| 9:35 PM
A bench warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Cal State Northridge math professor charged with urinating on a colleague's office door during a dispute between the two men, officials said Wednesday. Tihomir Petrov failed to appear for......
| Jun 15, 2011
| 4:34 PM
A man accused of stealing a nearly $1.4 million tax return check from billionaire Irvine Co. Chairman Donald Bren pleaded guilty Monday to one count of bank fraud. Federal prosecutors say Moundir Kamil, a 41-year-old convicted bank robber, obtained Bren...