Transforming the Irvine Ranch

The Irvine Ranch is nearly a hundred thousand acres in Orange County – as big as Philadelphia — three times the size of San Francisco. And what a ranch . . . in just a few decades it has been transformed into a master-planned communities of several cities and home to nearly a half million people, a thriving business community, a major university, and repeatedly ranked as one of the best and safest places to live. Today the ranch is the centerpiece of the Irvine Company—one of the nation’s biggest real estate firms. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Rick Reiff interview Mike Stockstill, co-author of a book that spans the history of of this Orange County real estate and its storied family legacy.