March 23, 1990 |
Real estate developer Arthur B. Birtcher and his wife have pledged $15 million to a foundation established to help the Pope carry out the Roman Catholic Church's religious and diplomatic missions around the world, church officials said Thursday. Birtcher, a general partner in Laguna Niguel-based Birtcher, pledged the money to the Papal Foundation, a U.S. organization formed in 1988 and administered by the nation's highest ranking Catholic officials.
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January 4, 1993 |
For a small town in the boondocks of Orange County, it used to take an old trick to get political attention: Throw a barbecue. "That was the only way we could get them to listen to us," said Lawrence Buchheim, a longtime San Juan Capistrano rancher whose brother, Carl, was the city's first mayor. "First, we had to offer them a steak and a couple of drinks."
June 2, 1985
Arthur B. Birtcher, general partner of Birtcher, Santa Ana, received the Distinguished Community Service Award of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith at a testimonial dinner in his honor at the Century Plaza Hotel.
February 2, 1994 |
Japanese Firm Gains Control of OC Contractor: Conglomerate Mitsui & Co. now controls more than 65% of Laguna Niguel-based Birtcher Real Estate Ltd., according to Andrew L. Youngquist, president of subsidiary Birtcher Construction Ltd. In June, 1990, Mitsui paid more than $100 million for 50% of Birtcher. Ronald E. Birtcher and Arthur B. Birtcher have stepped down as co-chairmen.
March 3, 1989 |
What project could bring together Anthony R. Moiso, president of the big south county landowner Santa Margarita Co.; Arthur B. Birtcher, co-chairman of Laguna Niguel-based developer Birtcher; Orange County Supervisor Thomas F. Riley and a handful of other prominent people? It's the unveiling of a $3.5-million expansion plan for the Heart of Jesus Retreat Center in Santa Ana.
June 24, 1990
Rancho De Dios--"God's Ranch," the Birtcher family compound on a San Juan Capistrano hillside--is a cool oasis of palm trees, paved walks and soft breezes. A small monkey occupies an iron cage at one end of the fenced compound while tropical birds squawk at the other end. Fayette E. Birtcher--the family patriarch--and sons Ronald E. and Arthur B.