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  • Imposter pleads guilty to bank fraud

    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'...
  • Linda Isle mansion valued at $25 million

    Linda Isle mansion valued at $25 million
    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...
  • Bren, Irvine Co. release book on historic Irvine Ranch

    Bren, Irvine Co. release book on historic Irvine Ranch
    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...
  • Pelican Hill celebrates three years

    Pelican Hill celebrates three years
    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%...
  • 19-story tower will rise at Newport Center

    19-story tower will rise at Newport Center
    The Irvine Co. plans to expand its Newport Center headquarters by adding a 19-story tower to its complex there, a news release said last week. Construction on the building at 520 Newport Center Drive is expected to begin early next year and be...
  • City Life: Spend time with your kids — now

    My father was not a wealthy man. Not even close. But he now has something in common with Donald Bren, the billionaire chairman of the Irvine Co. A few days before my father passed away 10 years ago, he told me he wished he'd spent more time with his four...
  • Bren drops (a bit) in Forbes Ranking

    Newport Beach's wealthiest resident dropped five notches in the annual ranking of America's richest individuals, according to the 2010 Forbes Rich List. In a ranking of 400, real estate investor Donald Bren came in at 21, with a calculated net worth...
  • Trial set in $1.4M theft

    A convicted bank robber is scheduled to stand trial in November on charges that he lied to a bank to steal $1.4 million from Newport Beach's wealthiest man. Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles accuse Moundir Kamil, 41, of creating a fake driver's license...
  • Mooring debate stays afloat

    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,...
  • Bren among honorees for philanthropy awards

    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...
  • Man wanted for taking Bren's refund check

    Man wanted for taking Bren's refund check
    The U.S. Secret Service is searching for a man who stole a $1.4-million tax refund check from Orange County's wealthiest businessman and got away with most of the cash. Investigators say the man stole the check from Donald Bren, the chairman of the...
  • Irvine Co. buys Chicago skyscraper

    Newport Beach-based Irvine Co. announced Monday that it had acquired a skyscraper in Chicago's central business district. The company headed by Donald Bren bought the Hyatt Center, a 48-story, 1.5-million square-foot office building in Chicago's...