CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 2005 |
Donald L. Bren, the billionaire owner of the Irvine Co. who is ranked among the nation's wealthiest individuals, is challenging a court order that would compel him to reveal details of his personal wealth. The intensely private Bren, 73, of Newport Beach, is locked in a child support battle with the mother of two of his children, and is fighting their attempts to determine just how rich he is. But a state appeals court ruled that he must be more forthcoming.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2008 |
The economy is screeching to a halt and the housing market is melting down, but Gerald and Sue Vickers were popping champagne Wednesday at Lido Marina Village in Newport Beach, christening the 70-foot yacht they described as an impulse buy. With customers such as the Vickers -- five-time boat buyers -- business was expected to be brisk at the 35th annual Newport Boat Show, one of the fanciest yachting get-togethers on the West Coast.
June 17, 1999 |
Consider this time-honored taunt: The USC marching band strikes up "Tribute to Troy," arousing fans to keep tempo by flashing their fingers in a victory sign. In the opposing bleachers, UCLA students begin to mock them by waving luxury-car keys. Or dollar bills. Or credit cards. "They're trying to say we're all spoiled rich kids," said Summer Neilson, one of USC's blond, blue-eyed song leaders. "You know, USC, University of Spoiled Children. And they're all poor Bruins. It's so lame." Lame?
March 23, 1992 |
They were the children of privilege. As boys, they went to school together, joined the same Scout troop and passed their teen-age years around the pool at the Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club or sailing in Tampa Bay. They dressed a certain way, in khaki and Polo shirts, and met at the same bars. They did the same drugs. They went to college but felt no pressure to finish. They were boys who grew older but who never grew up.
February 23, 1993 |
Ignacio E. Lozano Jr., former publisher of the largest Spanish-language newspaper in the United States, is among the 50 wealthiest Latinos in the United States, according to the first such listing by Hispanic Business Magazine. Lozano, 65, who turned over the reins of Los Angeles-based La Opinion Newspapers to his son, Jose, in 1986, is president of Lozano Enterprises Inc., the parent corporation of La Opinion. He lives in Lido Isle.
January 11, 2007 |
TYCOONS trying to impress will pay millions for a Picasso or Pollock, so why not splurge on a living, breathing Jagger? Or hire rapper 50 Cent to drop by the mansion and perform "Get Rich or Die Tryin' "? Now that will get them talking down at the country club. That's the loud and lavish sensibility behind the hottest party accessory around -- the rentable rock star.
February 16, 1997 |
On the day Forbes magazine anointed her the richest self-made woman in America, Pamela Meyer Lopker sent an e-mail message to her 650 employees. The founder and president of QAD, Inc., fretted about how they might view her debut on the Forbes 400, the business publication's annual list of the wealthiest people in the United States. Just a few months before, Lopker had ordered the first round of belt-tightening in her Carpinteria software company's history.
December 25, 1987 |
So your $1 California lottery ticket came up a big winner, showering you with as much as $25 million. Time for a Christmas shopping spree? No way, say 10 of the 88 individuals and families who this year won $1 million or more--to be paid over 20 years--in the California lottery. All of the lucky winners who could be located and were willing to talk said that instead of joining America's December spending frenzy with a vengeance, they spent modestly on Christmas.
November 27, 1988 |
The door swings open to a vestibule the size of some small apartments. Joseph, the butler, leads guests into a foyer whose inlaid marble floor might serve for ballroom dancing at minor diplomatic functions. A swirling staircase twists up to the second floor, where a Renoir pastel hangs over the fireplace. Downstairs, the kitchen is discreetly out of sight.
October 4, 1991 |
The hand-lettered sign over Peg Yorkin's office in West Los Angeles warns: "Absolutely No Soliciting." It's not to be taken too literally. On Wednesday, Yorkin told a Washington news conference that she was making a $10-million endowment and gift to the Feminist Majority Foundation and the Fund for the Feminist Majority, a sister organization that she co-founded in 1987.