Irvine Co. Inc.

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    September 19, 2014

    LYFE Kitchen To Open in Irvine Spectrum

    Irvine Spectrum is getting yet another new restaurant. This time it's Chef Art Smith, Tal Ronnen and Jeremy Bringardner's health-food concept called LYFE Kitchen, which stands for "Love Your Food Everyday". It's planning to open at the outdoor mall in November, next to TLT Food (which is The Lime Tr ... More >>

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    May 14, 2013

    City of Orange Code Enforcement Targeting House with All-Native Plants Front Yard--Again

    By Joel Robinson In east Orange (the sprawling part, where history was erased), my mom received another code violation for her native habitat garden in her front yard. It has been five years since we won our legal effort to preserve our native habitat garden. And here we go again

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    August 31, 2012

    Rich Mead's Sage Restaurant Takes Fight With Landlord Public

    Rich Mead, the self-described "IRS paper pusher" turned chef/restaurateur, is now in a public struggle with his landlord, The Irvine Company, to renew the lease on his Newport Beach restaurant. Sage, which has been in business at Eastbluff Village Center in Newport Beach for the last 15 ye ... More >>

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    February 21, 2012

    Panini Cafe Now Open In Irvine

    ​Sneaking in under the radar, a non-pho establishment actually opened its doors in Irvine at the end of January. Part of a petite chain which includes locations in Aliso Viejo and Corona del Mar, Panini Cafe is just off Jamboree and 405 in the plaza known as Park Place.

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    December 22, 2011

    [UPDATED with Sports Agent's Reaction:] Leigh Steinberg, Who Inspired Jerry Maguire, Accused of Being a Deadbeat

    ​UPDATE, DEC. 22, 5 P.M.: One-time super-sports agent Leigh Steinberg of Newport Beach has reacted to the bench warrant imposed on him by an Orange County court commissioner, calling the whole thing the result of a mix-up. The 62-year-old tells the Associated Press that he was under the mistaken i ... More >>

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    June 29, 2010

    Conservationists Now Take Positive View of County Accepting Irvine Co. Land Gift

    ​Janet Wilson blogged here in September and did whatever it is they call it when something that had been blogged later appears in print here in November about Irvine Co. Chairman Donald Bren's "gift" to Orange County of 20,000 acres of rugged wild lands at the county's eastern edge.At first leery ... More >>

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    April 1, 2010

    What's Going On At The Counter in Costa Mesa and Other Things...

    Edwin Goei​As I first reported in August of last year (after being tipped off from a fellow Chowhound), The Counter is opening its second OC store at Westcliff Plaza in Newport Beach. It's slated for this summer. But it looks like it soon won't be the newbie in that plaza.

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    December 18, 2009

    Rep. Campbell and Irvine Co. War on Christmas: Security Goons Bar Students Singing Carols

    Remember those UC Irvine students who visited the Newport Center office of Rep. John Campbell (R-Newport Beach) on Tuesday afternoon? As the video above shows, the future doctors, lawyers and researchers from UCI's law and medical schools are singing traditional Christmas carols with new lyrics pert ... More >>

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    September 30, 2009

    UPDATED: The Irvine Co. Gift That Keeps on Giving

    UPDATED WITH PHOTOS FROM THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING . . . Photo by Keith MayCounty Supervisor Bill Campbell, whose district includes the Irvine Co. land in question, is amused by a speaker at Tuesday's board meeting in Santa Ana.​He's got a gift. Donald Bren, the secretive, aging multi-billi ... More >>

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    May 18, 2009

    Another Froyo Fix: Yogurt Passion Opens in Irvine

    It's the third OC location for the self-serve, Irvine Company-owned venture (the others are in Fountain Valley and Westminster). It's on the site of the Tropical Smoothie Café that shuttered last year.So, what sets Yogurt Passion apart from its competitors? Not a lot, as far as we can tell, althoug ... More >>

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    March 31, 2009

    OCBJ is Up on Henry Nicholas, Down on Angels, Cary Bren

    Orange County Business Journal has some enlightening items in this week's issue, although you have to hunt for most of them. That, of course, is not the case with "OC Insider," the weekly column by executive editor Rick Reiff, a seasoned pro who knows to start off with his most newsworthy stuff: T ... More >>

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    March 3, 2009

    It's a Quick Read 5

    Orange County Register: Four earthquakes have shook North Orange County in a week. Jeez, gay people, what have you done to piss off God now? . . . OC banruptcies jumped 57 percent in January. So you've got to love Southern California Edison's timing in these fucked-up financial times: included ... More >>

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    January 7, 2009

    The Irvine Company LOVES its Cheap Santa Ana Mexicans!

    Nothing made for funnier reading this holiday season than an article in CityLine, a newspaper put out by what was once known as the Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce but now calls itself the Greater Santa Ana Business Alliance so they can justify holding mixers outside of their beloved city. Under the h ... More >>

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    June 5, 2008
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    July 7, 2007

    Saturday's Headlines

    Bus Stop: Orange County Transportation bus drivers voted to strike this morning. KCBS/Channel 2 is reporting that 50 of 80 routes will lose service. You know what this means? Rich Newport Beach folks could be forced to retrieve their domestic help. Capo School Scamsters: The LA Times reported today ... More >>

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    July 13, 2006

    Not Paving Paradise

    Second Annual Tree Hugger's Ball

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    July 6, 2006

    Privatize This!

    Ever wonder where your local tax dollars go?

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    May 18, 2006

    No Sweat

    County officials say no to swimming, but yes to recycling at Irvine Lake

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    May 11, 2006

    Over Their Heads

    I was at Fascist Island for this morning's MoveOn.organized protest against John Campbell (R-Irvine Company), and I noticed a sign hanging high above the Atrium Court's lower parking lot. DE SIGN AIN'T WITHIN REACH I giggled all morning. Anyone else know ridiculous signage in and around Orange C ... More >>

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    August 25, 2005
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    March 31, 2005
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    July 31, 2003

    Tunnel Vision

    All that stands in the way of Bill Vardoulis tunnel dream is the Irvine Co.

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    June 19, 2003

    Pardon My Hard-on

    OCs richest recluse emerges briefly to swing at the Weekly

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    May 1, 2003

    Gifts That Keep on Giving

    Times and Reg express surprise again and again over Irvine Co. donation

  • Features

    November 7, 2002

    Son of Scary

    Evil spawn of OCs Scariest People

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    October 24, 2002
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    July 25, 2002
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    May 16, 2002

    Great Pork

    Agrans plan for a Great Park will make Don Bren a far richer man

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    April 25, 2002
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    April 11, 2002

    Mayor Moonbeam, Meet Donald Bren

    The Irvine Co. backs its old nemesis: Larry Agran

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    March 21, 2002

    Measure WHY?

    Is Measure W already dead? Was it ever supposed to succeed?

  • Features

    November 8, 2001

    This is Where We Pray

    As earthmovers move in, local Indians move to save their sacred land

  • News

    October 4, 2001

    Not Just a Moron

    Silva may be stupid, but his airport flip-flop shows hes smart enough to take orders

  • Columns

    September 6, 2001
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    July 5, 2001

    He Shelves Sea Shells By the Seashore

    Dennis Kellys tales of briny woe

  • News

    January 4, 2001

    Hey, You Cant Park There!

    The year in not-so-open space

  • Columns

    October 26, 2000
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    August 17, 2000

    Blitzkrieg Development

    Irvine Co. deploys its troops on eastern border, prepares for war with city of Orange!

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    August 3, 2000

    Sage Advice

    Sage Hill School may provide its wealthy students with a lesson in real-world politics

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    July 27, 2000

    Who Lost High-Tech?

    The Times knows, but it ain't saying who's responsible for the high-tech letdown

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    June 15, 2000
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    May 18, 2000

    The Gift That Keeps on Giving

    Irvine Co. donations generate publicity but little evidence of giving

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    May 4, 2000

    Mr. Ingratitude

    Note to Don Bren: Take this bailout and shove it

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    April 20, 2000

    The Irvine Co.s Manchurian Supervisor

    Wilsons flip-flop on CEO proves the specter of outside interests controls Orange County government

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    December 2, 1999
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    November 4, 1999

    Crystal Method

    Irvine Co.s Crystal Cove project raises eco-disaster fears

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    September 16, 1999

    Beach Reach

    Public access jeopardized at Crystal Cove

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    July 15, 1999

    Somethings Remiss

    El Toro Airport Watch No. 111

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    July 8, 1999

    Perpetual Indulgence

    How taxpayers subsidize the Irvine Co.s Newport Coast development

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    April 29, 1999

    No Fly Zone

    El Toro Airport Watch No. 103

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