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  • Imposter pleads guilty to bank fraud

    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'...
  • Mooring debate stays afloat

    NEWPORT BEACH — If some Newport Harbor boaters have their way, Donald Bren would pay more to keep up the bay. He and other bayfront homeowners would pay more for docks like the one in front of his Harbor Island home. And the business Bren chairs,...
  • Bren among honorees for philanthropy awards

    Donald Bren and four other Newport Beach philanthropists were honored for their giving at the National Philanthropy Day awards luncheon in Anaheim on Wednesday. Bren, the chairman of the Irvine Co., has given more than $60 million to UC Irvine, both...
  • Irvine Co. buys Chicago skyscraper

    Newport Beach-based Irvine Co. announced Monday that it had acquired a skyscraper in Chicago's central business district. The company headed by Donald Bren bought the Hyatt Center, a 48-story, 1.5-million square-foot office building in Chicago's...
  • Irvine population up nearly 50% since 2000

    Irvine's population increased considerably in the last decade, far outpacing other Orange County cities, according to U.S. Census data. Thanks to plenty of new housing, some of it built by the Newport Beach-based Irvine Co., Irvine's population grew from...
  • The Crowd: Mothers, daughters show style at fashion show

    The causes were deserving. The mothers and their daughters were fashionable. And the tradition was embraced. The 25th annual mother-daughter spring fashion luncheon on behalf of National Charity League, Juniors, Newport Beach chapter, unfolded at the...
  • Bren drops (a bit) in Forbes Ranking

    Newport Beach's wealthiest resident dropped five notches in the annual ranking of America's richest individuals, according to the 2010 Forbes Rich List. In a ranking of 400, real estate investor Donald Bren came in at 21, with a calculated net worth...
  • Trial set in $1.4M theft

    A convicted bank robber is scheduled to stand trial in November on charges that he lied to a bank to steal $1.4 million from Newport Beach's wealthiest man. Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles accuse Moundir Kamil, 41, of creating a fake driver's license...
  • Who made this year's DP 103?

    Who made this year's DP 103?
    No. 1 Jim Righeimer You would be hard-pressed to find anyone in town who had a bigger news year than Costa Mesa City Councilman Jim Righeimer. The former Planning Commission chairman went toe-to-toe with the police union, which smeared his name on...
  • Plants fight it out on ranch

    Irvine Ranch and UC Irvine researchers are undergoing a project that examines the ranch's native plant communities and its potentially threatening, non-native plant species. The research project is the first launched that's part of a five-year, $1-...
  • Pelican Hill celebrates three years

    Pelican Hill celebrates three years
    NEWPORT COAST — Managing Director Giuseppe Lama still has the receipt from the Resort at Pelican Hill's very first customer and purchase: an early-morning cappuccino. Pelican Hill, owned by the Irvine Co., runs an occupancy rate of about 70%...
  • DP 103 [Corrected]

    DP 103 [Corrected]
    1.) Jim Righeimer. Costa Mesa's mayor pro tem led an unapologetic charge to restructure the city with layoffs, pension reform and the creation of a proposed city charter, making him the target of organized labor and a hero of reform-minded conservatives...