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Henry Nicholas: Broadcom's visionary 'bad cop' founder
Henry Nicholas: Broadcom's visionary 'bad cop' founder
The rock band Orgy is late. Even worse, the singer's porn-star date and her friends may not make the party--a definite blow to the coolness factor. In the meantime, tattooed roadies are tracking dirt across the clean, creamy marble floors of the house. The 40-year-old birthday boy, technology multi-billionaire...
Singapore Botanic Gardens colorfully connects people with plants
Singapore Botanic Gardens colorfully connects people with plants
If you've ever spent time in a tropical greenhouse, you'll know what strolling through the Singapore Botanic Gardens feels like. Visually, though, nothing compares to immersing yourself in what Nigel Taylor, its director, describes as "the best and most spectacular of tropical flora." The garden...
Marcella Leach dies at 85; advocate for Marsy's Law on victims' rights
Marcella Leach dies at 85; advocate for Marsy's Law on victims' rights
Marcella Leach, who became a leading advocate for crime victims' rights after the brutal murder of her college-student daughter, died March 15 at UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange. She was 85. The cause was complications of Alzheimer's disease, said her son, Henry T. Nicholas III. Leach was a...
Essential California: Billions More for Broadcom
Essential California: Billions More for Broadcom
Good morning. It is Friday, May 29. Here's what’s happening in the Golden State: Subscribe to the newsletter TOP STORIES Tech firm’s sale Silicon Valley and Silicon Beach get a lot of attention, but it was a firm out of Orange County that was acquired Thursday for $37 billion. Broadcom Corp. produces...
Broadcom commands $37 billion in sale to rival chipmaker Avago Technologies
Broadcom commands $37 billion in sale to rival chipmaker Avago Technologies
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Irvine semiconductor maker Broadcom Corp. has agreed to be acquired by Avago Technologies Inc. for $37 billion in cash and stock, creating a giant supplier for the technology in a wide array of computing products, including smartphones, tablets, wireless networks and cloud computing. The blockbuster...
Avago to buy Broadcom in $37-billion deal
Avago to buy Broadcom in $37-billion deal
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Long before Snapchat or Silicon Beach were ideas, chip maker Broadcom Corp. grew from its roots in a Santa Monica condominium into a 10,000-worker powerhouse in Irvine that helped turn Orange County into a technology hub.Co-founders Henry Samueli and Henry T. Nicholas III became billionaires in...
The two Henry T. Nicholases
Reconciling the indicted billionaire businessman with the anti-crime crusader.
Henry 'Harry' Rowen, Rand leader at time of Pentagon Papers, dies at 90
Henry 'Harry' Rowen, Rand leader at time of Pentagon Papers, dies at 90
Economist and security expert Henry "Harry" Rowen was president of the Rand think tank when it produced the Pentagon Papers, an incendiary study of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. "I'm one of the people who said we should really get a record of this thing which has turned out so badly," he...
Published in Los Angeles Times on November 19, 2015 — Print headline: "HENRY `HARRY' ROWEN, 1925 - 2015 - Rand president at time of Pentagon Papers leak"
Nicholas McGegan and the L.A. Phil offer a performance for the eras in 'From Bach to Schubert'
Nicholas McGegan and the L.A. Phil offer a performance for the eras in 'From Bach to Schubert'
Nicholas McGegan had been called on by the Los Angeles Philharmonic in recent years mostly to provide some bracing baroque or classical-era relief to the steady diet of Romantic and 20th century standards at the Hollywood Bowl. On Thursday night, he migrated to Walt Disney Concert Hall to inject...
Woman sues Broadcom billionaire for $70 million, saying he abused her and vowed to support her
Woman sues Broadcom billionaire for $70 million, saying he abused her and vowed to support her
An Orange County woman has sued billionaire Henry T. Nicholas III for $70 million, alleging that the Broadcom Corp. co-founder reneged on his promise to support her financially for life and subjected her to violent and abusive behavior during the four years they lived together. In her complaint,...
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Broadcom's Nicholas: 'We just got stronger'
Broadcom's Nicholas: 'We just got stronger'
Broadcom Corp. co-founder Henry T. Nicholas III had at least two things to celebrate Thursday -- the sale of his company for $37 billion to a rival chipmaker, and his son Matthew’s high school volleyball team playing in the CIF regional semifinals. It was hard to tell which he was more excited...
Wal-Mart is buying trendy e-commerce sites. The cool kids are not having it
Wal-Mart is buying trendy e-commerce sites. The cool kids are not having it
At the height of their love affair, Bridget Henry visited online clothing store ModCloth’s app every day. It wasn’t just the clothes with a vintage and quirky vibe that the 26-year-old liked, it was the story. Founded by high school sweethearts in a college dorm room, the San Francisco company...
D.A. files donations paperwork six months after deadline
D.A. files donations paperwork six months after deadline
Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas has reported $190,000 in donations made in 2016 at his request to the office’s nonprofit, the Orange County Gang Reduction and Intervention Partnership (OC GRIP), more than six months after the reports were supposed to be filed. The donations include...
Broadcom's co-founders built a behemoth as a formidable team
Broadcom's co-founders built a behemoth as a formidable team
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The Broadcom tale of the two Henrys is a study in contrasts: one man deliberate and reserved, the other anything but. Henry T. Nicholas III and Henry Samueli founded the Irvine chip maker in 1991 and went on to become two of Southern California's best-known and richest entrepreneurs, giants in...
Boys' Soccer Preview: Chavez looks to take Flintridge Prep to next level wearing two hats
Boys' Soccer Preview: Chavez looks to take Flintridge Prep to next level wearing two hats
Expect Esteban Chavez to be a busy man throughout the next few months. Chavez will serve as head coach for the Flintridge Prep boys’ and girls’ soccer teams. Chavez has guided the girls’ program to plenty of success, which included the Rebels winning the Prep League title outright before marching...
Qualcomm's stock soars on reports that Broadcom wants to buy it
Qualcomm's stock soars on reports that Broadcom wants to buy it
Broadcom Ltd. reportedly is mulling over a bid to acquire rival chip maker Qualcomm Inc., a deal that could top $100 billion and be the largest in the semiconductor industry. The stock of San Diego-based Qualcomm shot up more than 15% at one point during trading Friday after reports surfaced that...
Henry Hill dies at 69; mob informant was subject of 'GoodFellas'
Henry Hill dies at 69; mob informant was subject of 'GoodFellas'
The testimony of the former member of the Lucchese crime family in New York led to about 50 convictions. Ray Liotta played him in Martin Scorsese's 1990 movie.
Christian Fuehrer dies at 71; rallied East Germans against injustice
Christian Fuehrer dies at 71; rallied East Germans against injustice
Christian Fuehrer, the Leipzig pastor who rallied East Germans to resist the injustice of the former communist system in a series of peaceful protests before reunification in 1990, has died. He was 71. Fuehrer, who had suffered from a serious lung disease, died Monday after an emergency admission...
Palisades' Campbell Geddes is part of rising new wave of high school kickers
Palisades' Campbell Geddes is part of rising new wave of high school kickers
The surfer dude who kicks field goals for Palisades High, Campbell Geddes, was presented with a tough question. What produces the more euphoric feeling, making a field goal during a game or riding the perfect wave? “I’d say kicking a pressure kick because you have everybody watching you,” he said....
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