Subject:

George Argyros

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    Argyros, Arnel Management and Those Infernal Signs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    George Argyros Sighting!

    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...

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    Even Chapman U Feeling the Publishing Blues?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    Why Selling the Orange County Register to George Argyros is Censorious

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2008

    What's The Deal With OC Billionaires?

    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 >>

  • Features

    January 24, 2008

    Moneyopoly

    Who are the OC players who contributed to the 2008 presidential candidates?

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2007

    Monday's Headlines & Surprises: Laguna prefers goats on grass

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2007

    Screw the Mariners: We Love 'Em!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2006

    Like Argyros President, Like Argyros Son

    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 >>

  • Film

    March 30, 2006

    Ryan's Hope

    It came from Chapman U: believe it or not!

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2006

    Orange County developers snared in hot lesbo love in!

    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 >>

  • News

    January 5, 2006

    The Year in Politesse

    Web exclusive!

    Meeting Mrs. Argyros

  • Features

    December 30, 2004
  • Columns

    August 19, 2004
  • Culture

    April 8, 2004

    Ragged Dick

    Only one thing prevents George Argyros life from reading like a Horatio Alger morality tale. That would be, you know, morality

  • Columns

    April 1, 2004
  • Culture

    November 7, 2002
  • Features

    October 24, 2002
  • News

    March 28, 2002

    Air Argyros

    The countys most sensational two-day trial youve never heard about

  • Features

    February 28, 2002
  • News

    February 21, 2002

    Its the Airport, Stupid

    Measure V deserves victory

  • News

    January 17, 2002

    The George

    Chapman University celebrates Argyros while others merely weep

  • Features

    January 3, 2002

    Diary of a mad county

    Orange County, California: 2001

  • News

    December 20, 2001

    University of Diversity

    Will Sanchez usher in a new era at Chapman?

  • News

    December 13, 2001

    Lo Siento

    An open letter of apology to the Spanish people

  • Columns

    October 11, 2001
  • News

    September 6, 2001

    Orange Countys Real Bad Boy

    George Argyros connected to yet another alleged business scam

  • News

    August 30, 2001

    Richer Than Rockefeller

    Argyros tells feds hes a billionaire

  • News

    August 2, 2001

    Milk-Carton Millionaires

    Argyros and Gibbs missing from DAs Garofalo investigation

  • News

    July 19, 2001

    Argyros Scrambling

    Newport Beach tycoon impatient over delays in his ambassador nomination

  • News

    July 12, 2001

    Argyros Gas Mask

    Developer allegedly overcharged tenants for utilities

  • News

    July 12, 2001

    Shrubs Man In Madrid

    Lets send someone with lots of money and no experience to Spain

  • News

    June 28, 2001

    Control Freak

    DA report alleges ambassador-designee Argyros paid bonuses to employees who ripped off tenants

  • News

    June 21, 2001

    A Silva Foot in His Mouth

    Jim Silva, live and unplugged in Newport

  • Columns

    June 21, 2001
  • News

    June 14, 2001

    Thoroughness or Foot-Dragging

    DA takes slow road in Garofalo probe

  • Features

    May 24, 2001

    The Just Us System

    DA investigator Steve Douglass tells how his boss derailed consumer-fraud charges against the countys most powerful Republican

  • News

    May 10, 2001

    Night Drop

    Argyros debacle reminds us of another HB scandal, this one involving a bank

  • News

    April 12, 2001

    Send George Packing!

    Dailies Praise Argyros as a Civic Leader, Ignore Allegations His Firm Ripped-Off Tenants

  • News

    December 14, 2000

    The Madness of King George

    Megadeveloper Argyros says F the voters

  • Features

    November 2, 2000
  • Columns

    June 15, 2000
  • News

    January 13, 2000

    Che Argyros

    El Toro Airport Watch No. 129

  • News

    December 9, 1999

    "How the System Works"

    HB's Pacific Liberty Bank controversy offers a rare look at politics, Orange County-style

  • News

    December 9, 1999

    Crash Landing

    Anti-El Toro Airport site grounded

  • News

    December 2, 1999

    Losers

    El Toro Airport Watch No. 125

  • News

    November 4, 1999

    Chuckles

    El Toro Airport Watch No. 122

  • Columns

    July 8, 1999
  • News

    October 1, 1998

    Knock 'Em Down

    Our 15 favorite places OC developers have missed

  • Columns

    May 22, 1997
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