Private Equity Firms

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    [UPDATED with New Kern County Stink:] Courts Weigh Orange County Poop

    ​UPDATE, MAY 26, 12:42 P.M.: There's an interesting nugget about Orange County and the Carlyle Group in coverage of the ongoing court battle over human waste from Southern California spread atop farmland in Kern County.Anyone trying to put the Bush 43 years behind them may have forgotten about the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Hilton Irvine Hotel Workers Win Raises and Other Goodies in First-Ever Contract

    ​Bellmen, bartenders and housekeepers at the Hilton Irvine/John Wayne Airport won raises, a $400 employee bonus and free, full family healthcare under their first-ever, just-ratified contract, UNITE HERE Local 11 announced today."Finally, we've won the respect and benefits we deserve," Manuel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    Under New Management! OC Register No Longer a Family Affair

    ​​It came not with a bang but a whimper. At around noon today, the Orange County Register officially announced that four score minus five years of ownership by the fracturing Hoiles family is now no more. Parent company Freedom Communications will continue to have a stake in the paper but not wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Porn Proudly Enters Register Coverage of Freedom Bankruptcy

    Perhaps this art photo by Nick Gaines is an example of the porn the newspaper company is trying to hide.​Orange County Register business writer Mary Ann Milbourn boldly got out front of the story about her corporate overlords at Irvine-based Freedom Communications being accused of trying to keep d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    A-Rod Manages Steroid Crisis With Aid of Newport Beach PR Firm

    Outside Eyes, a Newport Beach-based crisis PR firm, is among the agencies that have been brought in to help Alex Rodriguez deal with the firestorm of controversy that has been generated by the New York Yankees slugger's admission to using performance-enhancing steroids. The firm knows cris ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2008

    "Confusion" at Register over buyouts

    "Breaking" news in its "Newspaper Deathwatch" category: Media Bistro reports Orange County Register employees are unsure whether to take the buyout currently being offered or risk having future buyout offers lowered: Nervous staffers at the Orange County Register had been considered asking for vol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2007

    Register Gone Red?

    The Orange County Register's parent company, Blackstone Group, said Red money is good money May 22 as they accepted $3 billion from its newest partner, the Chinese government, according to reports from several news agencies. Blackstone Group is a private equity firm that owns 28 daily newspapers and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2006

    Life Imitates The Simpsons (Phil Angelides edition)

    Last night on The Simpsons there was a Harold Stassen joke. This morning in the Oakland Tribune there's a story titled "Angelides eyes another gubernatorial bid". Phil Angelides, the Democrat who lost to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in last month's election, announced Friday he plans to launch an inv ... More >>

  • News

    November 6, 2003

    Safe For Now

    Register eludes slash-and-burner Singleton

  • News

    May 22, 2003