Over the years, John Jaeger has kept an eye on the signs posted around central Orange County for units available at Arnel Management Co. properties as well as OC Weekly's voluminous coverage of Arnel's owner, Newport Beach self-made businessman, developer, GOP power broker and former ambassador to S ... More >>
Talk about a guy who fell off the Weekly's radar: George Argyros, the slumlord ex-ambassador to Spain who set relations with that country back a few centuries. Video below from a January bash at Dickland...
I have no love lost for Chapman University, the private school from which I graduated in 2001 but for which I have no respect since President Jim Doti doesn't give a shit about letting a free press do its job. But their head PR person, Mary Platt, is a nice woman (unlike their previous PR lady, Ruth ... More >>
The Orange County Business Journal is reporting that local mega-slumlord George Argyros is interested in buying the Orange County Register (we'd link to the OCBJ, but you have to pay to read the article--get with the 21st century, Rick Reiff!). This is a horrible idea, and not just because Argyros k ... More >>
We've got the George Argyros-owned apartment empire "systematically ripping off" its largely poor or lower middle class tenants by fabricating excuses for not refunding deposits to literally thousands of people.
We've got Donald L. Bren--owner of the Irvine Co. using strong arm tactics on small l ... More >>
Mexicans are safe on this one: A report issued recently to the Laguna Beach City Council found that goats will clear vegetation from fire-sensitive slopes for a cost of $198,000 per year, while juveniles working off a crime in the county’s Probation Department would require $385,000. A consultant ... More >>
The premise was as simple as it's hackneyed: in anticipation of a mega-baseball series, writers from each city would trash the other team. At least that's what I proposed to Mike Seely, managing editor for our brother paper to the north, Seattle Weekly, because your Anaheim Angels and his Seattle Ma ... More >>
Hats off to the Times' Christine Hanley for scooping the world on the latest controversy involving (pick one):a) Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona giving deputy badges to someone with no police experience who goes on to make an ass of himself;
b) Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona and a campaign don ... More >>
Don't know if you caught this buried in the LA "By God" Times' Jan. 12 front-pager on Governor Big Lippy sending his chief-of-staff out to court his big-money Republican donors: their first get together will be this coming Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the Irvine Co.'s "Fantasy" Island Hotel (formerly the ... More >>