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March 23, 1990
A San Juan Capistrano real estate developer and his wife have made a $15-million contribution to a 2-year-old foundation established to help the Catholic Church carry out its religious and diplomatic missions around the world, church officials said Thursday. Arthur B. Birtcher, general partner in Laguna Niguel-based Birtcher Co.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 1993 | LEN HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1989
Orange County real estate developer Arthur B. Birtcher has been named a trustee of the Papal Foundation, an American endowment fund for the Vatican, John Cardinal Krol, the recently retired archbishop of Philadelphia, announced this week. Krol launched the foundation in 1988 to help the Vatican meet its financial obligations.
NEWS
March 23, 1990
A San Juan Capistrano real estate developer and his wife have made a $15-million contribution to a 2-year-old foundation established to help the Catholic Church carry out its religious and diplomatic missions around the world, church officials said Thursday. Arthur B. Birtcher, general partner in Laguna Niguel-based Birtcher Co.
NEWS
March 23, 1990 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 1993 | LEN HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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."
BUSINESS
February 2, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
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.
REAL ESTATE
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.
BUSINESS
March 3, 1989 | Michael Flagg, Times staff writer
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.
BUSINESS
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.
NEWS
March 23, 1990 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1989
Orange County real estate developer Arthur B. Birtcher has been named a trustee of the Papal Foundation, an American endowment fund for the Vatican, John Cardinal Krol, the recently retired archbishop of Philadelphia, announced this week. Krol launched the foundation in 1988 to help the Vatican meet its financial obligations.
BUSINESS
February 2, 1994 | DEBORA VRANA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Birtcher Real Estate Ltd., the 55-year-old Laguna Niguel construction and development company, is no longer a family-owned firm. Mitsui & Co. Ltd. has taken a more than 65% stake in Birtcher, according to Andrew L. Youngquist, president of Birtcher Construction Ltd., a sister subsidiary also controlled by Mitsui. In June, 1990, the Japanese conglomerate took a 50% stake in Birtcher Real Estate, one of California's oldest developers, for more than $100 million.
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