| Jun 15, 2011
| 9:10 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'...
| Feb 19, 2011
| 5:07 PM
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-...
| Nov 16, 2010
| 8:37 PM
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,...
| Nov 17, 2010
| 8:58 PM
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...
| Mar 12, 2011
| 5:38 PM
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...
| Feb 28, 2012
A $25-million Venetian Palazzo-inspired Newport Beach estate hits the market this week with at least one potential buyer interested in the property, according to the listing agent Monday.
The 8,000-square-foot, five-bedroom mansion at 43 Linda Isle is...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 8:13 PM
The CHOC Follies recently wrapped up its 15th annual production, "Christina and the Crystal Ball: A Cinderella Story for the Social Net Set." It was a four-show run that played to some 2,300 cheering fans at Orange Coast College's Robert B. Moore...
| Oct 22, 2011
| 6:06 PM
IRVINE — The first photo book cataloging the historic Irvine Ranch captures a "sense of freedom," Irvine Co. Chairman Donald Bren said at a book-release party last week.
The 208-page book, "Southern California Coastal Mountains to the Sea: A...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 9:40 PM
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%...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 8:54 PM
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...
| Apr 5, 2009
Richard J. O'Neill, a prominent landowner and Democratic Party activist who helped transform the landscape of Orange County by developing his family's vast Rancho Mission Viejo, died Saturday. He was 85.
O'Neill, who served as California Democratic Party...
| Apr 4, 2009
Charles Darwin might have found an interesting research subject in the Burke family's Goleta home, which has evolved over the last 47 years as the family has changed.
Chuck and Harriet Burke purchased the five-bedroom tract house in 1962 as a place to...