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  • SoCal billionaires plentiful, but most are not known for giving big sums to the arts*

     
    What do the arts need to thrive? Well, apart from talented, creative and inspired artists, impresarios to give them a forum and arts-appreciators to enjoy the results, the arts mainly need rich people. Which brings us to Forbes magazine's annual......
  • Geneticist who was former priest wins top religion prize

     
    An evolutionary geneticist and molecular biologist who is a former Dominican priest has won the 2010 Templeton Prize, often considered one of the top religion prizes in the world. Ayala, 76, a naturalized American who was born in Spain, is he Donald...
  • 20,000 acres of original Irvine Ranch become public parkland in O.C.

     
    A rugged, 20,000-acre parcel of the original Irvine Ranch – a pristine landscape of steep canyons, native grassland and cypress woodland that is home to golden eagles, mountain lions and dozens of rare and endangered species of plants and animals......
  • O.C.'s Largest Land Developer Makes Major Layoffs

    NEWPORT BEACH -- Citing a weak economy and declining land sales, The Irvine Co., one of the major players in Orange County's recent economic leap forward, has laid off 100 employees. The layoffs are the first for The Irvine Co., Orange County's largest...
  • Philanthropists

    Philanthropists Huntington Hartford II, 97; heir to A&P fortune lost much of his wealth to failed art endeavors (May 19) Margaret Wetzel, 83; philanthropist and leader in the arts community in Los Angeles and later in Sonoma County, where she and her...
  • Heaven Is in the Details

    For Southern California residents, its a dream come true: a world-class luxury resort in our backyard. No more heavy-duty packing, interminable airport lines or taxing drives. Just a dream vacation, the level of which might be expected by royal families,...
  • Park gets addition

    Representatives of the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park are delighted with a 172-acre donation of land to the park system by the Irvine Co. The parcel is part of a huge, 20,000-acre donation of land, most of it located in eastern Orange County —...
  • 'City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles' by Mike Davis

    The freeway has been a favorite metaphor for writers trying to fathom Los Angeles for so long that opinions about this town can be virtually divided into day and night views. The night watchers tend to celebrate its long streams of pale yellow light,...