Lennar Corporation

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    Orange County Great Park Gets a $1.4 Billion Puncture in its Balloon

    A court in Sacramento today denied the city of Irvine's temporary restraining order request that would prevent the state of California from seizing Orange County Great Park funds. It's part of the city's lawsuit against the state Department of Finance, which has ruled the Great Park is not entitled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Master-Manipulator Barry Minkow, Former Business Partner of Costa Mesa PR Man, William Lobdell, Gets 5 Years For Insider Trading

    Via LA WeeklyBarry Minkow: he prays to the almighty dollar.​Barry Minkow has long been all about making money. He's good at it. At 16, he appeared to have started a carpet-cleaning business called ZZZZ Best, worth hundreds of millions of dollars that turned out to be an elaborate Ponzi scheme. He ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    LA Times Spews OC Great Park Bull

    Great Park or Great Home Park?​Michael Hiltzik's Nov. 30 Los Angeles Times article, "Putting the Green in Orange County Great Park," is the kind of journalism that delights Larry Agran, the controversial politician running Southern California's largest public works project in decades. Hiltzik didn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Great Park Balloon Floats Into a Milestone

    Courtesy of Orange County Great Park CorporationUp, up and tethered so not to be away.​According to the city of Irvine's Orange County Great Park Corporation, the balloon ride that is the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station's current main attraction reached a milestone in August.

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    Great Park, Nearby Farms Produce 100 Tons of Food for Poor

    Anyone else have a craving for a fresh orange?The Orange County Great Park at the old El Toro Marine Corps Air Station is just getting started providing thrills, chills and paid-parking revenues, but farming has been continuing out there through it all--much to the benefit of the Orange County Food ... More >>

  • News

    June 4, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    It's a Quick Read 21

    Orange County Register: It's not the happiest place on Earth today, as Disneyland begins laying off back-office employees and telling employees of a Paradise Pier Hotel restaurant it will close. . . . Motivational speaker Gary Shawkey was booked into Orange County Jail on murder charges after s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    Lennar Corp. Flies Missing Man Formation Over Great Park

    The hot question raised at this afternoon's Orange County Great Park study session was whatever became of Lennar Corp.? You know, big Miami-based developer? It's Chinese-made drywall stinks? Victimized by copper thieves in Anaheim's Platinum Triangle? Recently faced financial woes and serious allega ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    It's a Quick Read 6

    Orange County Register: Mickadeit: He peels off a classic on the squabble between Donna Crean's kids over her fate. . . . Did you feel the window-rattling jolt about 9:15 last night? I did. I figured it was a small earthquake, although it was very quick, like a sonic boom. It violently sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    Great Park Board Set to Approve Comprehensive Design Plan

    The Great Park Corporation Board of Directors is set Thursday to recommend the Irvine City Council accept the Comprehensive Park Design for the Orange County Great Park submitted by its Design Studio and authorize the corp.'s CEO to negotiate a one-year contract amendment with the studio to initiate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    Alleged Fraud Within Irvine City Limits Keeps SEC, Whistleblower Busy

    Two corporations doing business in Irvine that are the subjects of a noteworthy/notorious whistleblower's fraud investigations have now apparently drawn the attention of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.The SEC is reviewing whether James Peterson, CEO of Irvine-based defense industry comp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Great Park Home Builder Lennar Corp. Sues Whistle-Blower

    Financially troubled Lennar Corp. is suing a whistle-blower raising questions about the Miami-based home builder's off-balance-sheet debt and a large personal loan taken out by a Laguna Beach resident who is a top executive with the company that is the city of Irvine's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    Great Park to World: Crisis? What Global Economic Crisis?

    You'd think the dotcom crisis was just a bad dream, the housing bubble never burst and we'd mysteriously been time traveled back to the halcyon days of the Clinton economy considering the bullish way the Orange County Great Park Corporation is pushing the financial envelope. &nb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2008

    Great Park's Hired Design Reviewers Get Another $2 Mil to Add to Their Previous $2 Mil

    "Um, yeah, that's not gonna work for me." The city of Irvine is paying a private company at least $400 million to design the Great Park. It has set aside $9 million for city staff and an independent company to check the Great Park Design Studio's plans to make sure they more quickly clear future ci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2008

    Irvine City Councilwoman Beth Krom: Liar?

    Krom: DON'T read my lips At the Oct. 21 Irvine City Council candidates forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Councilwoman Christina Shea, in the middle of an unsuccessful campaign for mayor, said that Lennar Corp., which is building homes ringing the future Great Park, would be allowed to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2007

    Friday's Headlines & Surprises

    FBI targets one of OC's richest: The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the FBI served subpoenas at the Newport Coast home of Henry T. Nicholas III, ex-chairman of Irvine-based, electronics giant Broadcom Company. According to the paper, the investigation involves drugs and other potential crimes ... More >>

  • News

    January 19, 2006

    Update: Agran's Pork Probed

    Grand jury eyes OC Great Park shenanigans