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Reports from the Lincoln Club’s recent annual dinner at the Island Hotel indicate Al Frink captured the mood of many of the assembled GOP stalwarts with a turn as a prop comic.
Expect to hear more from various sources around the state about the growing stature of Emile Haddad and Aliso Viejo-based FivePoint Holdings Inc.
The Insider hears that the “Segerstrom family and South Coast Plaza” intend to build on ties to Carnegie Hall in New York and “other respected arts institutions” in coming months.
Last week’s annual OneOC Spirit of Volunteerism Awards luncheon at the Disneyland Hotel added humor, insight and style to the standard heartwarming fare of the nonprofit circuit, giving the crowd of more than 1,000 a mix that felt fresh as it highlighted the extraordinary levels of support the community of business provides nonprofit organizations that serve Orange County …
You might want to think again if you think the situation over at the Register is settled under new owner Digital First Media. DFM is ultimately owned by N.Y.-based hedge fund Alden Global Capital, which gives no signs of a long-term interest in the publishing business.
Here’s a take worth the telling before it gets overwhelmed by all the beautiful people bound to keep hotels and restaurants hopping as a byproduct of the 17th annual Newport Beach Film Festival, which starts this week: Executive Director Gregg Schwenk says well-heeled cinema buffs account for many of the 50,000 or so visitors the event regularly attracts, but he also notes that certain screenings draw a different crowd, with representatives from distributors and other industry pros accounting for as much as 30% of the gate.
Allergan Founder Lured Talent, Listened for Opportunities to Build Local Behemoth
Who in the world is Irv Leopold?
A bit of chit-chat over a brisket sandwich early last week offered a surprising indicator that OC Hall-of-Famer Gavin Herbert wasn’t at all sold on the notion that Pfizer would wrap up its buy of Allergan PLC, the latest iteration of the company he founded. It wasn’t long before Wall Street and everyone else followed Herbert to the same conclusion—after the Treasury Department derailed the deal by essentially cancelling the benefit of a tax-inversion that Allergan would have brought via its on-the-books HQ in Ireland
A sign of the times: UC Irvine’s men’s basketball team didn’t make much of a ripple in the media—print, new, social or otherwise—considering they were the last Southern California squad standing in the post-season this year.
Belated validation has been pouring in lately for the job that the leadership of erstwhile Allergan Inc. did in fending off the raiding team of hedge funder Bill Ackman and Valeant Pharmaceuticals.