Sherri Cruz covers retail, nonprofits and many of the Business Journal's Beyond Work stories focused on the leisure and charitable activities of businesspeople here. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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Celebrities, others swoon over Fisker Automotive’s hybrid sports car
Custom Inspirations From Wine Cellars, “Iron Man”
Homes at the Montage Laguna Beach offer a unique lifestyle, in Luxury
Surf City Spotlight, Action Sports Showcase, 500,000 Fans
This year’s US Open of Surfing is set to make a big splash
AUTOS: No job cuts seen, charitable efforts to continue
Penske has bought Crevier BMW and Mini Cooper at the Santa Ana Auto Mall
Michigan’s Penske Automotive Group Inc. has purchased Santa Ana-based Crevier BMW and Mini for an undisclosed amount.
$4.5M for Five-Bedroom Home Near Little Corona
A former Pimco executive bought a house in Shore Cliffs for $4.5 million
REAL ESTATE: Beverly Hills shop adds agents; mulls buy
Teles Properties has hired John McMonigle and most of his staff
Cut to $5.3 Million; Busy May; Prices Start to Firm
Chris Cox has new hilltop digs in Laguna Niguel
REAL ESTATE: High-end college digs; cash buys; feng shui factor
Buyers from China are snapping up luxury homes in the county
REAL ESTATE: Pimco’s Bill Gross bought for $23M in ’09
Pimco’s Bill Gross is selling a waterfront lot on exclusive Harbor Island
Connery effect, kissing whales, $2.7M goal for Stars & Stripes
BEYOND WORK - A look at businesspeople at play, charity: The “knights” of Orange County are gearing for their annual fundraiser
Nonprofit Board Gets Along, Helps CHOC Families
BEYOND WORK - A look at businesspeople at play, charity: Miracles for Kids helps families with children at CHOC
One Seller for Both Deals; Guest Home for $5.5M
The owner of two homes on Balboa Island recently sold both to separate buyers
Bill Gross, cofounder of Newport Beach-based Pacific Investment Management Co., has listed for sale an 18,150-square-foot bayfront lot on Newport Beach’s secluded Harbor Island for $26.5 million.
Michigan’s Penske Automotive Group Inc. is looking to buy Santa Ana-based Crevier BMW, according to auto industry sources.
AUTO: Sales up 14% from year ago; eight-month growth streak
April was another good month in an ongoing recovery for local auto dealers
Google Exec, Makarechian, Others Push Issues at Gen Next
Gen Next’s OC chapter generates national attention for projects and causes
Sales at Orange County auto dealers rose in April, up 13.5% to 10,198 autos from a year earlier, according to the Newport Beach-based Orange County Automobile Dealers Association.
San Juan’s Marbella: Execs, Events, Tough Course
Marbella Country Club is a stomping ground for local executives
EDUCATION: St. Mary’s has apparel, tech, real estate families
St. Mary’s international program attracts local executives’ kids
Newport Coast Deal Starts Online, Ends on Footwork
A great view recently drove the sale of a Newport Coast home
Surterre Agent Brings Pair Together to End Stalemate
A buyer and seller had to come face to face to work out a deal in Crystal Cove
Stores, Services Earn Way, Train Disabled
Goodwill of Orange County saw $84 million in revenue last year and plans to grow
AUTO: Sales up since October, see more gains with job growth
The county’s auto dealerships have seen six months of sales increases
Watermark Home One of 33 in Exclusive Enclave
LUXURY: A home in the exclusive Watermark enclave recently sold for $5.5 million
NONPROFIT: Mustard Seed uses horses to help abused kids
BEYOND WORK - Businesspeople at play, charity: Mustard Seed Ranch uses horses to help abused kids
YACHTS: Sales improving after downturn, still off market’s peak
Local yacht sellers are optimistic as the Newport Boat Show fast approaches
Sales at Orange County auto dealers rose sharply in February, increasing 49% from a year earlier to 8,727 autos, according to the Newport Beach-based Orange County Automobile Dealers Association.
Six Luxury Homes Sold in Jan.; Priciest $11.5M
Luxury home sales have slowed down in the last month and a half, in Luxury Homes
Ocean Institute Teaches Kids; Hoteliers, Quiksilver’s McKnight on Board
BEYOND WORK - Businesspeople at play, charity: Dana Point’s Ocean Institute counts many OC executives as board members
Corona del Mar Deal Set To End Yearlong Listing
Selling luxury homes here can take six months plus
AUTOS: Sales up 6% to $3.4B; trend seen sticking for 2011
ABOUT THE LIST: The largest dealers here saw a jump in 2010 sales. Includes the 2011 OC's AUTO DEALERS List for download (pdf)
Market Has Legal Issues, Risk Takers, Ex-Smuggler
Medical marijuana sales have spurred a support industry in the county
Home Was Getaway for Chocolate Family in ’20s
Laguna Beach’s Hershey Estate is up for sale, in Luxury Homes
Riders Bring Cachet to Apparel Companies
Sponsoring fresh athletes is part of the game for action sports companies.
Wyland’s Work Funds Charity, Conservation
A look at marine life artist Wyland’s business empire
Label Joins Wang, Lhuillier Custom Accessories at Shop
Erin Cole bridal shop exclusively sells a number of designer dresses, in Marketplace
REAL ESTATE: Prices down 40% or more from 2006’s peak
The county’s upscale homes are seeing more price cuts
Sales at Orange County auto dealers continued their recovery with a 24% rise in December to 10,830 autos sold.
True Food for Dogs Even Delivers to Coastal Cities
Newport Beach’s True Food For Dogs looks to grow, in Marketplace
Venue Naming Rights up for Grabs, Promotion To Target Younger Crowds
The Segerstrom Center for the Arts is revamping its lineup and fundraisers
Principals of Ferrari and Maserati of Newport Beach and Lamborghini Newport Beach plan to open McLaren Newport Beach on Pacific Coast Highway in the summer.
Musical instrument makers and sellers from all over the world gathered to see the latest instruments and other products on display at the National Association of Music Merchants’ annual show.
Al Baldwin, Sons Building in Lake Forest, San Diego
Developer Al Baldwin is turning his real estate empire over to his sons
Costa Mesa’s Orange County Performing Arts Center is being renamed the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.
Most Brands Post Local Sales Increase for 2010; Tuttle-Click Sets Up Capistrano Ford Shop
Luxury automaker MacLaren Automotive plans to sell in Newport Beach, in Marketplace
Dealers at Anaheim Auto Center have a bigger freeway sign
AUTO: Cosmetic Car tapped by automakers, exhibitors, dealers
Ever wonder how that car got inside a mall? Ask Cosmetic Car Care
Newport’s Mariners Mile sees renewal with boutiques, plans for retail, spa development
Specialty boutiques have opened along Newport Beach’s Mariners Mile