Stories for September 2012

Saturday, September 29

Libertarian Wonders About ‘Asking’ Vs. Forcing

Viewpoint - TIBOR R. MACHAN

Libertarian wonders about “asking” vs. forcing

Fastest Growers Get Faster

Sales up 37% to $23.3B; 15,400 jobs

OC’s fastest-growing private companies saw sales rise 37% in the past two years to more than $23.3B. Includes the 2012 OC FASTEST-GROWING PRIVATE COs list for download (pdf)

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Shift to Cloud Put Some Zoom in Zumasys Revenue

SERVICES: Now brings 37% of total; strong niche in accounting

Shift to cloud put some zoom in Zumasys’ revenue

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Proposition 30: Do Politicians Really Need More Tax Money?

Viewpoint - JON COUPAL

Proposition 30: Do politicians really need more tax money?

About the Annual Fastest-Growing Private Companies List

SPECIAL REPORT - FASTEST-GROWING PRIVATE COMPANIES: About the annual fastest-growing private companies list. Includes the 2012 OC FASTEST-GROWING PRIVATE COs list for download (pdf)

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CALENDAR - Oct. 1-10, 2012

A listing of events happening all around Orange County.

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Telogis Makes Hay As Economy Goes Haywire

TECHNOLOGY: Systems help companies do more with less

Telogis makes hay as economy goes haywire

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Fresh From the Old School

MEDIA: Super D thrives on sale of vinyl, CDs, DVDs from Irvine base; adds toys, “crisps”

Super D thrives on sales of vinyl, CDs, DVDs from Irvine base

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Aspen Medical Works Its Plan on Orthopedic Devices

HEALTHCARE: New products, intensive sales training key gains

Aspen Medical works its plan on orthopedic devices

Irvine Investor Pays $16M for Memory-Care Facility

Sabra Plans to Make More Buys as Portfolio Expands

Sabra Health Care REIT pays $16M for memory-care building in Colorado, in Healthcare

Here She Comes, CdM; New Faces at FCD; Stonegate Gets Us

OC INSIDER Column by Jerry Sullivan

They Keep on Truckin’

TRANSPORTATION: Los Alamitos car transport company gets over recession in big way

Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport seems to be firing on all cylinders

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Plaudits for Work in Tech Sector—Now to Taco Bell

RESTAURANTS: Weintraub brings track record of cost cuts

GENERAL COUNSEL AWARDS: Jason Weintraub’s in-house career has been marked with firsts

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New Owners Improve, Rebrand Laguna Beach Hotel to Boost Occupancy

The new owners of a boutique hotel in Laguna Beach that traded hands this summer are hoping to give the just-upgraded and rebranded property’s occupancy rates a boost,

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KBS Realty Inks $200M in Property Deals

REAL ESTATE: Latest deal for three-building park in Atlanta

KBS Realty Advisors inks $200 million in property deals

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REAL ESTATE WATCH: Research & Development Space

Research and Development Lease Rates Dip in Q2

R&D segment of the OC real estate market saw little improvement in the second quarter. Includes Real Estate Watch industry performance charts.

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Huang Shines Amid Patent Wars, Product Rollouts

TECHNOLOGY: Supervised dozens of defenses for Vizio

GENERAL COUNSEL AWARDS: Jerry Huang is a patent warrior

Lawyer Engineers TV Unit’s Integration Into Irvine

TECHNOLOGY: Toshiba’s Harshman combines skill sets

GENERAL COUNSEL AWARDS: David Harshman couldn’t shed his industrial-engineer self, even after he got into law

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By the Numbers - Private Companies in Orange County

There are more than 71,000 private companies in Orange County. 63.4% of them have one to four workers.

Kareo Surges as Interest Spreads in Healthcare Tech

SOFTWARE: Its products for medical practices tap cloud trend

Kareo surges as interest spreads in healthcare technology

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Hundreds Party Prior to Game’s Midnight Launch

MEDIA: Pandaria celebration helps sub for BlizzCon this year

Hundreds party prior to midnight launch of Mists of Pandaria

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Spectrum Study Puts Apartment Acres at $2.95M Apiece

Based on Irvine Co. Plans for 1,340 Units on 2 Sites

Spectrum study puts apartment acres at $2.95 million apiece, in Real Estate

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King Wears Multiple Crowns at Marketing Agency

MARKETING: Helped in its ’01 restructuring, ’10 sale to Apax

GENERAL COUNSEL AWARDS: Tania King wears many hats at Irvine-based Advantage Sales & Marketing

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E&Y Appointed STEC’s Auditor After PwC’s Exit

STEC Inc. hires Ernst & Young as its independent auditor

Applied Medical Recasts Plan for IPO

HEALTHCARE: Device maker still at odds with major investor

Applied Medical Resources Corp. remains reluctant as it reworks its plan for a public offering

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REAL ESTATE DEALS - October 1, 2012

Sales and leases of offices, industrial buildings, retail space and apartments

Irvine’s New Rep

Past Year Saw City Emerge as Banking Hub

Irvine has emerged as a regional banking hub over the past year

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ADDENDUM - October 1, 2012

Other news items of interest from the Orange County Business Journal

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Ray Unfazed by Flood Waters, Government Regulators

TECHNOLOGY: WD lawyer logs 200K air miles in 2 years

GENERAL COUNSEL AWARDS: Michael Ray unfazed by flood waters, government regulators

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Energy Maintenance Hot; Wind, Solar—Not So Much

Industry Review Has Sober Tone at CleanTech Expo

Energy maintenance hot; wind, solar—not so much, in Technology

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Orange Catholic Foundation Unveils $11M in Grants

Schools, Parishes, Food Banks Among Recipients

PHILANTHROPY Column by Sherri Cruz

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Marshall Revs Up Campaign for Yamaha Star Brand

TV, Print, Digital Spots on Lifestyle, Product Features

Costa Mesa-based Marshall Advertising & Design launches new campaign for Star Motorcycles, in Media and Marketing

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Ripple Effect

Fast Growers Also Local Buyers

SPECIAL REPORT - FASTEST-GROWING PRIVATE COMPANIES: Fast-growing companies bring more than their own bragging rights to OC’s economy

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Slight Dip on CSUF Index

Still in positive territory for Q4

Orange County business owners and executives remain upbeat about prospects for the year’s final quarter

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Friday, September 28

Clinton Group Fires Back on Wet Seal Critique

Foothill Ranch-based Wet Seal Inc. shareholder Clinton Group Inc. of New York responded to the company’s critique of its attempt to replace the board with some criticism of its own.

Midday Stock Roundup

The Nasdaq was down 0.51% to 3,121 in midday trading Friday, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average was off 0.41% to 13,431.

Wet Seal Knocks Clinton Group Board Nominees

Foothill Ranch-based retailer Wet Seal Inc. criticized a shareholder’s attempt to replace its board.

Laguna Hills Device Maker on WSJ Venture-Backed List

Glaukos Corp. in Laguna Hills is among the top 50 venture-backed startup companies in the country, according to the Wall Street Journal’s Next Big Thing list.

Carriers Get Legal Fees for Case Against Register

Class-action plaintiffs represented by Santa Ana-based law firm Callahan & Blaine will get more than $230,000 in reimbursement for attorneys’ fees and costs from a case against Freedom Communications Inc.

Thursday, September 27

Laguna Hills Device Maker on WSJ Venture-Backed List

Glaukos Corp. in Laguna Hills is among the top 50 venture-backed startup companies in the country, according to the Wall Street Journal’s Next Big Thing list.

Midday Stock Roundup

The Nasdaq was up 0.42% to 3,107 in midday trading Thursday, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.02% to 13,417.

Taco Bell Seeks New Ad Shop for Media Planning

Irvine-based fast-food chain Taco Bell Corp. will put the media-planning portion of its adverting account up for review, according to a recent report in trade publication Ad Age.

Proxy Advisory Firms Issue Take on Wet Seal Board Battle

Foothill Ranch-based retailer Wet Seal Inc. is asking shareholders to reject a proxy battle initiated by a major shareholder.

JWA Traffic Up in August

August passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport rose 4.5% from a year ago to 838,623.

St. Joseph Health Starts on $261M Hospital in Victorville

Orange-based St. Joseph Health has started construction on a $261 million hospital in the High Desert community of Victorville.

Wednesday, September 26

St. Joseph Health Starts on $261M Hospital in Victorville

Orange-based St. Joseph Health has started construction on a $261 million hospital in the High Desert community of Victorville.

Midday Stock Roundup

The Nasdaq was down 0.75% to 3,094 in midday trading Wednesday, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.07% to 13,448.

Court Rejects Nicholas Claim on Tax Shelter

A tax-shelter claim by Broadcom Corp. co-founder Henry Nicholas for hundreds of millions of dollars in losses was rejected by a federal district court judge last week, according to a report by Forbes.

STEC Hires E&Y as Independent Auditor

Santa Ana-based disk drive maker STEC Inc. has hired Ernst & Young LLP as its new independent auditor.

Specialty Car Rental Company Adds Karma to Fleet

Newport Beach-based specialty vehicle rental company Go Rentals has added the Karma luxury hybrid sedan to its fleet.

Chapman Buys Spectrum Buildings for Life Sciences Campus

Chapman University in Orange has purchased two buildings in the Irvine Spectrum in a $20 million deal to house the school’s new graduate health sciences programs.

Quest Shareholders OK Sale to Dell

Quest Software Inc. shareholders have approved Dell Inc.’s pending $2.4 billion takeover, the Aliso Viejo-based company announced Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 25

Chapman Buys Spectrum Buildings for Life Sciences Campus

Chapman University in Orange has purchased two buildings in the Irvine Spectrum in a $20 million deal to house the school’s new graduate health sciences programs.

Quest Shareholders OK Sale to Dell

Quest Software Inc. shareholders have approved Dell Inc.’s pending $2.4 billion takeover, the Aliso Viejo-based company announced Tuesday.

Court Rejects Nicholas Claim on Tax Shelter

A tax-shelter claim by Broadcom Corp. co-founder Henry Nicholas for hundreds of millions of dollars in losses was rejected by a federal district court judge last week, according to a report by Forbes.

Midday Stock Roundup

The Nasdaq was down 0.17% to 3,155 in midday trading Tuesday, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.18% to 13,535.

Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Back Up

Tustin-based Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s shares continued their roller-coaster ride today after yesterday’s steep drop-off.

Paragon Biomedical Sold to North Carolina Company

Paragon Biomedical Inc. of Irvine has been sold to Clinipace Worldwide Inc. for an undisclosed price.

OC Weekly Sold in Management Buyout of Village Voice Assets

Phoenix-based Village Voice Media Holdings LLC will sell OC Weekly and its 12 other alternative weekly newspapers to a newly formed holding company called Voice Media Group in Denver.

RIP: Francois Chevrier, Founder of FXC Corp. in Santa Ana

Francois Xavier Chevrier, president of Santa Ana-based FXC Corp., died on September 17.

Monday, September 24

RIP: Francois Chevrier, Founder of FXC Corp. in Santa Ana

Francois Xavier Chevrier, president of Santa Ana-based FXC Corp., died on September 17.

OC Weekly Sold in Management Buyout of Village Voice Assets

Phoenix-based Village Voice Media Holdings LLC will sell OC Weekly and its 12 other alternative weekly newspapers to a newly formed holding company called Voice Media Group in Denver.

Midday Stock Roundup

The Nasdaq was down 0.76% to 3,156 in midday trading Monday, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.21% to 13,550.

Questcor Tumbles on News of Government Probe

Anaheim-based Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s shares dropped today after it disclosed in a federal filing that it “became aware of a U.S. government investigation” involving its promotional practices for its sole drug.

Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Shares Plummet after Clinical Trial Disclosure

Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s shares fell sharply today after the drug developer told analysts that they shouldn’t rely on clinical data about its lung cancer drug candidate.

FirstPacTrust Taps New CEO

Irvine-based First PacTrust Bancorp Inc. has appointed Steven Sugarman as chief executive officer following the resignation of Gregory Mitchell, who also was a director of the company and its subsidiaries.

Yogurtland Eyes Growth in Houston

Irvine-based Yogurtland Franchising Inc. is planning a big push into the Houston area.

Ceradyne Donates Military Gear to Pa. Museum

Costa Mesa-based ceramics products maker Ceradyne Inc. has donated a tactical vest and a helmet to the arms and armor gallery of the Reading Public Museum in Reading, Pa.

Saturday, September 22

Argyros Acts Against Type; Beer Pong at Center Club

OC INSIDER Column by Jerry Sullivan

Questcor Takes Share Price Hit on News of Coverage Pullback

Investors trade down Questcor shares after short-seller reports Aetna intends to limit coverage of drug maker’s sole drug

Firms Shift Gears to Speed Up Recovery

New Niches, Public Projects Form Road to Stability

SPECIAL REPORT: ARCHITECTURE & ENGINEERING - OC architecture, engineering firms have grown nimbler and more open to change

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Apartments Boom Is Business Boon for Architects

Pent-up demand, low building costs are main drivers

SPECIAL REPORT: ARCHITECTURE & ENGINEERING - Apartments boom is business boon for architects

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Moshayedi Steps Down as Chairman, CEO of STEC

Manouch Moshayedi resigns as chairman, chief exec of Santa Ana-based disk drive maker STEC Inc.

Architects Post 2nd Yearly Increase in Local Billings

Professional hiring, total employment each climb 2%

SPECIAL REPORT: ARCHITECTURE & ENGINEERING - Architects post second yearly increase in local billings. Includes the 2012 OC ARCHITECTURE FIRMS list for download (pdf)

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Engineering Firms Post 5% Increase in Billings

Employment dips a bit; Fluor Corp. keeps top spot on list

SPECIAL REPORT: ARCHITECTURE & ENGINEERING - Engineering firms post 5% increase in billings.

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CALENDAR - Sept. 24-Oct. 3, 2012

A listing of events happening all around Orange County

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WD Sets Dividend, Winds Back Q1 Revenue Forecast

Keeps 12-Mo. Profit Target Ahead of CEO Transition

Western Digital sets dividend, winds back Q1 revenue forecast, in Technology

Device Cluster in Heart of OC

HEALTHCARE: Big-company alums, OC skill base shape trend

Beckman Coulter reorganizes, add to fold in Brea

Allergan Rival to Pose Greater Threat Under Valeant?

Analysts Suggest Medicis Could Gain Market Muscle

Allergan Inc. rival to pose greater threat under Valeant?, in Healthcare

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Kia’s Hamsters Ham It Up Again in New Commercial

60-Second Spot Debuts via Cinemas, MTV, Facebook

Kia’s hamsters ham it up again in new commercial, in Media and Marketing

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DJM Capital Seeks Partner for Regional Retail Portfolio

La Habra Complex Among 962,000 SF of Properties

DJM Capital seeks partner for regional retail portfolio, in Real Estate

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Billabong Back to Single Suitor After Bid Pulled

Billabong back to single suitor after bid pulled

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REAL ESTATE WATCH: Manufacturing & Warehouse

Lease Rates Rise in Manufacturing and Warehouse

Orange County’s manufacturing and warehouse market continued to improve through the second quarter. Includes Real Estate Watch industry performance charts.

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By the Numbers AIRPORT AREA BUSINESSES IN OC

There are more than 19,000 businesses in the commercial district around John Wayne Airport.

Blackstone Puts Centerstone Up for Sale

REAL ESTATE: Irvine office, retail complex has 157,000 SF

Blackstone puts Centerstone up for sale

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Nine OCers on Forbes 400

Nine OCers on Forbes 400

REAL ESTATE DEALS - September 24, 2012

Sales and leases of offices, industrial buildings, retail space and apartments

UCI Touts Counsel College as Business Journal Lauds Lawyers

UCI announces Corporate Counsel College as Business Journal lauds local lawyers

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Lantronix Claims Turnaround Progress

TECHNOLOGY: Chief hits goals in first year, sets more

Irvine-based Lantronix Inc. claims turnaround progress

4000 MacArthur Marketing Hints at Tenant Moves

REAL ESTATE: Conexant HQ space marketed at open house

4000 MacArthur marketing hints at tenant moves

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Albertsons Puts Office in Fullerton Up for Sale

REAL ESTATE: Will move from SoCal regional center amid cuts

Albertsons looks to sell Fullerton office that’s been its SoCal division HQ for more than a decade

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Interjet to Begin Airport Flights to Mexico From John Wayne on Oct. 11

John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana soon will expand its international connections

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Beckman Reorganizes, Adds to Fold in Brea

HEALTHCARE: Diagnostics here; life sciences to Indiana

Device cluster in heart of Orange County

Bronstein Back on Wet Seal Board

Bronstein back on Wet Seal board

WD’s Milligan Sizes Up New Challenges

TECHNOLOGY: Hitachi Global buy brings new bid to meet change

Western Digital’s Milligan sizes up new challenges

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The Michelson Sets New Mark

REAL ESTATE: Sources peg price on sale of Irvine office to Manulife above $500 per SF

The Michelson sets a new mark

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ADDENDUM - September 24, 2012

Other news items of interest from the Orange County Business Journal

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Ocean-View 5-Bedroom in White Sails Sells for $4.4M

After Seller Nabs $4.7M Foreclosure Bargain

Ocean-view five-bedroom in White Sails sells for $4.4 million, in Luxury Homes

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First Smile in Awhile

PacSun Shows Signs of Traction on Rocky Road

First smile in awhile—PacSun shows signs of traction on rocky road

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Friday, September 21

FirstPacTrust Taps New CEO

Irvine-based First PacTrust Bancorp Inc. has appointed Steven Sugarman as chief executive officer following the resignation of Gregory Mitchell, who also was a director of the company and its subsidiaries.

New CEO for FirstPacTrust

Irvine-based First PacTrust Bancorp Inc. has appointed Steven Sugarman as chief executive officer following the resignation of Gregory Mitchell, who also was a director of the company and its subsidiaries.

Ceradyne Donates Military Gear to Pa. Museum

Costa Mesa-based ceramics products maker Ceradyne Inc. has donated a tactical vest and a helmet to the arms and armor gallery of the Reading Public Museum in Reading, Pa.

Midday Stock Roundup

The Nasdaq was up 0.44% to 3,190 in midday trading Friday, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.21% to 13,625.

Jobs, Unemployment Rate Both Fell Slightly in August

Orange County’s unemployment rate fell in August despite a cutback of 5,200 jobs that reflected a shrinking number of job seekers.

Angels Say No Talks With City of Industry

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim say they are not in discussions about the possibility of moving the team to the City of Industry.

Texas Bishop to Head Diocese of Orange

Fort Worth Bishop Kevin Vann has been named the new head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange.

Paul Frank HQ Will Move to LA

Costa Mesa-based Paul Frank Industries LLC is moving its headquarters to the Los Angeles offices of its parent, an affiliate of Saban Capital Group Inc.

ChromaDex Gets Good Results on Flagship Product

Irvine-based natural products company ChromaDex Corp. said today that results from a clinical study showed that its flagship product reduces high blood pressure in adults.

Thursday, September 20

ChromaDex Gets Good Results on Flagship Product

Irvine-based natural products company ChromaDex Corp. said today that results from a clinical study showed that its flagship product reduces high blood pressure in adults.

Midday Stock Roundup

The Nasdaq was down 0.35% to 3,172 in midday trading Thursday, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average was off 0.06% to 13,570.

Bronstein Back on Wet Seal Board

Foothill Ranch-based juniors and contemporary retailer Wet Seal Inc. said Thursday it added two board members, including former Chief Executive and Vice Chair Kathy Bronstein.

Interjet Sets Date for JWA-Mexico Service

John Wayne Airport will expand its international connections when service to Mexico by Interjet begins next month.

Report: Angels Talk With City of Industry

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have discussed the possibility of moving the team to the City of Industry, according to a report in the Los Angeles Daily News.

UCI Announces Corporate Counsel College as Business Journal Lauds Local Lawyers

The University of California, Irvine, plans to start a Corporate Counsel College at its law school, an announcement that came during the Orange County Business Journal's 3rd Annual General Counsel awards dinner.

Second Billabong Suitor Withdraws Bid

One of the bidders of Irvine-based Billabong USA's Australian parent has withdrawn its offer, the action sports apparel maker and retailer said Wednesday.

Questcor Rebounds on Response to Aetna Decision

Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s stock jumped today after it said it did not expect Aetna Inc.’s decision to limit coverage of its sole drug to hurt business.

Arrest in Death of Greater Newport Physicians President

An Anaheim man faces charges that the truck he was driving struck and killed Catherine “Kit” Campion Ritz, an Irvine resident who was president of the Greater Newport Physicians doctors group for the past 18 years.

Stacked Plans 4th Location

Newport Beach-based Stacked Restaurants LLC, which allows diners to make custom orders through iPads, plans to open its fourth location in Thousand Oaks.

Wednesday, September 19

Second Billabong Suitor Withdraws Bid

One of the bidders of Irvine-based Billabong USA's Australian parent has withdrawn its offer, the action sports apparel maker and retailer said Wednesday.

Midday Stock Roundup

The Nasdaq was up 0.25% to 3,186 in midday trading Wednesday, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.41% to 13,621.

Questcor Shares Plummet on Insurer’s Review

Shares of Anaheim drug maker Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc. plunged today after an online newsletter run by a short seller said that insurer Aetna Inc. is going to limit coverage of its sole drug.

Moshayedi Steps Down as Chairman, CEO of STEC

Manouch Moshayedi has resigned his positions as STEC Inc. chairman and chief executive as he fights a civil complaint for insider trading levied by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Emmes Sells Michelson Tower

Toronto-based Manulife Financial Corp. has bought The Michelson office tower in Irvine in what’s believed to be the priciest single-building office sale ever in Orange County.

9 OCers on Forbes 400

Nine Orange County residents made the Forbes 400 list of richest Americans, released today.

New Management for The Triangle

Owners of The Triangle hired Washington, D.C.-based Madison Marquette Retail Services to handle leasing and management as a renovation takes hold at the Costa Mesa shopping center.

Del Taco Focuses on Austin Growth

Lake Forest-basest Mexican fast-food chain Del Taco LLC announced plans to open two restaurants in the Austin, area in the next few months as part of a larger push in Texas.

Tuesday, September 18

Moshayedi Steps Down as Chairman, CEO of STEC

Manouch Moshayedi has resigned his positions as STEC Inc. chairman and chief executive as he fights a civil complaint for insider trading levied by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Midday Stock Roundup

The Nasdaq was down 0.21% to 3,172 in midday trading Tuesday, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average was off 0.06% to 13,545.

Retail Roundup: More Leases Bring Australian Retailer, Exclusives to OC

Australian activewear retailer Lorna Jane Pty. Ltd. will open its first Orange County stores this month as part of a larger push in the U.S.

Kingston Hosts Gamer Tourney

Fountain Valley-based Kingston Technology Inc. is hosting a free StarCraft II tournament next month to commemorate a line of memory products launched a decade ago.

Local.com Corp. Changes Name

Irvine-based online media company Local.com Corp. legally changed its name to Local Corp., effective Monday.

OC Affiliate Honors Women-Owned Businesses

The National Association of Women Business Owners-Orange County chapter announced its new board of directors along with three women business owners it will honor at its annual Remarkable Women Awards.

Monday, September 17

Local.com Corp. Changes Name

Irvine-based online media company Local.com Corp. legally changed its name to Local Corp., effective today.

Kingston Hosts Gamer Tourney

Fountain Valley-based Kingston Technology Inc. is hosting a free StarCraft II tournament next month to commemorate a line of memory products launched a decade ago.

OC Affiliate Honors Women-Owned Businesses

The National Association of Women Business Owners-Orange County chapter announced its new board of directors along with three women business owners it will honor at its annual Remarkable Women Awards.

Midday Stock Roundup

The Nasdaq was down 0.45% to 3,173 in midday trading Monday, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.27% to 13,556.

Rip Curl Considers Sale of Company

Australia-based Rip Curl Group Pty. Ltd. said Sunday it has hired Merrill Lynch to advise on a possible sale of the surf apparel company.

Wet Seal Shareholder Wants Board Nominees In Loop

Foothill Ranch-based Wet Seal Inc. shareholder Clinton Group Inc. has asked for its suggested board replacements for the teen retailer to be involved in the company’s current discussions with investment bankers and candidates for the chief executive’s position.

American Vanguard Shares Rise on Dividend Increase

Shares of Newport Beach-based American Vanguard Corp. jumped more than 6% in early trading today, following the news of a dividend boost.

Sunday, September 16

In Sync

Programs Tie Corporate, College Campuses

Bonds between OC’s major universities and its medical device and drug companies run deep, get broader

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Apartments or Hotels for Balboa Peninsula?

REAL ESTATE: Council seeks new uses for old City Hall

Newport Beach City Council expected to start gauging developer interest in turning its City Hall site into a boutique hotel or apartment project

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Determined to Do it Again

Yard House Founder Platt Plans New Concept

Yard House USA Inc. founder Steele Platt is officially retired—for now

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Broadcom in Driver’s Seat With BMW’s Ethernet Project

TECHNOLOGY: Its cable should lower carmaker’s costs

Broadcom Corp. bringing Ethernet technology to automotive sector with BMW deal

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Rising Stars Report: Campbell to Rappers to Honored Execs

OC INSIDER Column by Jerry Sullivan

Activewear Companies Enter Outdoor Market

APPAREL: Quiksilver, others broaden brands’ product lines

Apparel companies are headed into the great outdoors

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Office Market Squeaks Into Spot on ‘Tech-Twenty’

REAL ESTATE: 20th in national ranking; South OC cluster a key

OC office market squeaks into spot on “Tech-Twenty”

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Mindspeed Acquisition Bolsters Revenue, Shares

TECHNOLOGY: Chipmaker’s quarterly guidance well received

Mindspeed’s acquisition of Picochip bolsters revenue, shares

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Chapman’s Argyros School Set to Get Trading Center

EDUCATION: Janes’ gifts help bring Bloomberg terminals

Chapman University is launching a financial trading center for its undergraduate, graduate programs

Corinthian Boss: Long Slog Leads to Stability

EDUCATION: College operator cuts costs, deals with new rules

Corinthian Colleges Inc.’s chief executive says the operator of for-profit colleges has graduated to stability

Monthly Room Rates Rise, Hotel Occupancies Steady

Average room rate in OC hotels rose 6% in July, area occupancy level dipped slightly

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Newport Beach Patents Investor Acquires Stent Graft Technology

Acacia Research Corp. acquires a patent for stent graft technology on undisclosed terms

Garden Grove Outfit Musters $9 Million Air Base Contract

Exbon Development lands $9M contract to provide repairs, replacements of buildings at Air Force base in Utah

Plaza Bank Set to Consolidate Local Offices to Irvine Towers

FINANCE: Takes two floors for 50 employees, has room to grow

Plaza Bank set to consolidate three local offices to Irvine Towers

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Fluor Foundation Gives $15K to MIND Research

Lobsterfest Raises $12K for Scholarships, Make-A-Wish

PHILANTHROPY Column by Sherri Cruz

Powerwave Secures $50M Credit Line

TECHNOLOGY: Move helps share price hurt by revenue woes

Cash-strapped Santa Ana-based Powerwave Technologies Inc. has secured a $50 million credit line

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Sunstone Strikes Deal to Sell Three Hotels for $107.1M

HOTELS: Hilton Del Mar goes in separate sale to Thayer

Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. is selling the 257-room Hilton Del Mar, as part of a larger sale of three hotels

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Hoag-St. Joseph Plan Moves Along; Kaiser Opens Anaheim Hospital

FTC clears plan by St. Joseph Health, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian to create integrated regional healthcare network

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ADDENDUM - September 17, 2012

Other news items of interest from the Orange County Business Journal

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Drug Makers Continue to Add Local Employees

Industry up 4%; Allergan again tops list with 3,979 OC workers

The county’s largest drug makers continued to add local jobs during the past year. Includes the 2012 OC's LARGEST DRUG MAKERS list for download (pdf)

CALENDAR - Sept. 17-26, 2012

A listing of events happening all around Orange County.

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Analysts Will Be Watching Blizzard’s Mists Reception

Street Interest Includes Recent New “Buy” Rating

Analysts will be watching Blizzard’s Mists reception, in Technology

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Aeolus Likes FDA Feedback on Radiation Compound

Says Agency Agrees on Animal Efficacy Models

Aeolus Pharmaceuticals has met with FDA, feels good about the outlook for its AEOL 10150, in Healthcare

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NB Firm Takes Vaudeville Routine to Big Apple

Times Square Project for Clear Channel Digital Unit

JUXT Interactive is helping Clear Channel’s Spectacolor digital unit get noticed in the Big Apple, in Media and Marketing

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Bascom Buys 2nd Apartment Complex in Arizona

Pays Combined $55 Million for 631 Units in Deals

Apartment investor Bascom makes a $55 million push into Arizona’s multifamily market, in Real Estate

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REAL ESTATE WATCH: NORTH & CENTRAL ORANGE COUNTY

Modest Recovery Momentum in North and Center OC

North and Central OC office market marked a relatively quiet second quarter. Includes Real Estate Watch industry performance charts.

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REAL ESTATE DEALS - September 17, 2012

Sales and leases of offices, industrial buildings, retail space and apartments

Governor’s Pension Reform Falls Short

Viewpoint - MIMI WALTERS

Governor’s pension reform falls short

Tale of Too Many Cities

VIEWPOINT

Pension reform in California remains elusive.

By the Numbers - OC DRUG AND DEVICE MAKERS

Orange County has 282 drug and device makers. Nearly 9% of them employ one to four workers.

Wall Street Likes Western Digital’s CEO-in-Waiting

TECHNOLOGY: Milligan gets good vibe as Coyne’s successor

Wall Street likes Western Digital’s CEO-in-waiting

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Medical Device Companies Add 442 Jobs in OC

Edwards Lifesciences heads list amid industrywide uptick of 3%

Heart-valve maker Edwards Lifesciences once again is the largest employer in OC’s medical device industry. Includes the 2012 OC MEDICAL DEVICE COMPANIES list for download (pdf)

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Friday, September 14

Midday Stock Roundup

The Nasdaq was up 0.92% to 3,185 in midday trading Friday, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.15% to 13,560.

Laguna Beach Accessories Company Hires Industry Vet

Laguna Beach accessories company Gorjana & Griffin Inc. has tapped a local apparel industry veteran as its new vice president of strategic planning.

Thursday, September 13

Midday Stock Roundup

The Nasdaq was up 1.14% to 3,150 in midday trading Thursday, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.95% to 13,460.

Gross Cuts Treasuries Ahead of Fed Action

Bill Gross has cut his holdings of U.S. Treasuries in anticipation of rising inflation that could follow the next round of stimulus from the Federal Reserve.

Interjet Gets Closer on JWA-Mexico Service

The Orange County Board of Supervisors has approved John Wayne Airport’s request to lease space to Mexico-based airliner Interjet, bringing the airport closer to expanding its international service offerings.

La Jolla Group Hires International GM

Irvine-based apparel licensing company La Jolla Group Inc. has brought on a new executive to oversee the company’s international growth.

Mindspeed Surges on Guidance Increase

Shares of Mindspeed Technologies Inc. surged in midday trading Wednesday after the Newport Beach-based networking chipmaker raised its revenue target for the September quarter.

Kaiser Permanente Opens New Anaheim Hospital

Kaiser Permanente yesterday opened its new 262-bed hospital on La Palma Avenue in Anaheim.

5 OC Schools on U.S. News & World Report List

Chapman University in Orange is now ranked the sixth-best college in the western region by U.S. News & World Report, up from No. 7 last year.

Wednesday, September 12

Kaiser Permanente Opens New Anaheim Hospital

Kaiser Permanente today opened its new 262-bed hospital on La Palma Avenue in Anaheim.

Mindspeed Surges on Guidance Increase

Shares of Mindspeed Technologies Inc. surged in early trading today after the Newport Beach-based networking chipmaker raised its revenue target for the September quarter.

Midday Stock Roundup

The Nasdaq was up 0.37% to 3,116 in midday trading Wednesday, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.25% to 13,357.

PWC Resigns as STEC Auditor

Shares of Santa Ana-based disk drive maker STEC Inc. fell in early trading today after PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP resigned as the company’s independent auditor.

Powerwave Gets $50M Line of Credit

Shares of Santa Ana-based Powerwave Technologies Inc. shot up more than 64% during morning trading on news of the company’s new credit agreement.

Sunstone Sells Three Hotels

Aliso Viejo-based Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. is selling the 257-room Hilton Del Mar, as part of a larger sale of three hotels to an undisclosed buyer for a total of $107.1 million.

Acacia Picks Up Stent Technology Portfolio

Acacia Research Corp. has acquired a patent for stent graft technology, the Newport Beach-based company announced Tuesday.

Irvine Firms Buys Locally Based Food Distributor

Irvine-based Versant International Inc. has acquired Newport Beach-based Grocers Direct LLC, the second food-related buy for the firm in recent weeks.

Tuesday, September 11

Irvine Firms Buys Locally Based Food Distributor

Irvine-based Versant International Inc. has acquired Newport Beach-based Grocers Direct LLC, the second food-related buy for the firm in recent weeks.

Acacia Picks Up Stent Technology Portfolio

Acacia Research Corp. has acquired a patent for stent graft technology, the Newport Beach-based company announced Tuesday.

Midday Stock Roundup

The Nasdaq was up 0.13% to 3,108 in midday trading Tuesday, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.58% to 13,331.

FTC Approves St. Joseph-Hoag Plan; State Attorney General’s Office Next

The Federal Trade Commission has cleared Orange-based St. Joseph Health and Newport Beach-based Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian’s plan to create an integrated regional healthcare network.

OC Hotels See 6.1% Jump in Room Rates

Orange County hotels saw the market’s average room rate rise even as the occupancy level dipped slightly during July, the most recent data available from PKF Consulting USA.

Garden Grove Contractor Gets $9M Contract With Air Force

Garden Grove-based Exbon Development Inc. has landed a $9 million contract to provide repairs and replacements of all buildings at Hill Air Force Base in Utah.

Monday, September 10

OC Hotels See 6.1% Jump in Room Rates

Orange County hotels saw the market’s average room rate rise even as the occupancy level dipped slightly during July, the most recent data available from PKF Consulting USA.

FTC Approves St. Joseph-Hoag Plan; State Attorney General’s Office Next

The Federal Trade Commission has cleared Orange-based St. Joseph Health and Newport Beach-based Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian’s plan to create an integrated regional healthcare network.

Midday Stock Roundup

The Nasdaq was down 0.4% to 3,124 in midday trading Monday, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.04% to 13,313.

Western Digital CEO Set to Retire

Western Digital Corp. Chief Executive John Coyne, who guided the company through a tumultuous year to regain its position as the world’s top seller of disk drives, will retire in January.

Sail Capital Taps Former Toronto Mayor for Advisory

Irvine-based Sail Capital Partners has tapped former mayor of Toronto David Miller as a member of its 12-person advisory board.

Freeman to Depart Irvine Company for Farmers Insurance

Erin Freeman will leave her post as senior vice president of communications for Newport Beach-based developer Irvine Company to become chief communications officer for Farmers Insurance in Los Angeles.

Saturday, September 8

Restaurant of the Year: The Winery

Finely Tuned Fine Dining

SPECIAL REPORT - FIFI's BEST - Restaurant of the Year: The Winery

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Hyundai Back for Soph Session of ESPN Football

College-Season Campaign Lines Up for 12 Thursdays

Hyundai’s back for a second season as presenting sponsor of College Football Live, in Media and Marketing

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CHOC’s New Capability

Argyros Family Gift Will Bring Pediatric Emergency Room for South Tower

Argyros family’s gift will bring pediatric emergency room for CHOC’s South Tower

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New Home Co.: Lambert Ranch Sales Top $80M

REAL ESTATE: Brisk business has developer on hunt for more land

New Home Co.: Lambert Ranch sales top $80 million

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Regulators Include OC Hospital in Review of Nonprofits’ Status

HEALTHCARE: Recommend new charity-care standards to Legislature

Regulators include OC hospital in review of nonprofits’ status

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Notes From Stage and Behind the Scenes for Chapman Arts Center

OC INSIDER by Jerry Sullivan

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$12.2M Deal for Office Building in Laguna Hills

REAL ESTATE: Four-story property; about $167 per SF

$12.2 million deal for office building in Laguna Hills

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$11.6M for Developer in GG Korean District

Developer of stalled commercial project in Garden Grove wins $11.6 million judgment against Cathay

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Sales Force Losses Hit Dendreon Sales in Rough Year

HEALTHCARE: Insurer funding unclear on Provenge treatment

Sales force defections have hit hard at Dendreon Corp.

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Billabong Bids Show Brand Battered, Not Necessarily Beaten

APPAREL: Parent of Irvine-based unit draws interest despite slump

Dueling offers for the Australian parent of Billabong USA is likely to boost the brand’s value

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Kia, Hyundai Stay Hot in August, Mitsubishi, Others Cool Off

Kia, Hyundai stay hot in August; Mitsubishi, others cool off

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Blizzard’s Hot Summer Helps Cool Talk of Sale

MEDIA: Paris-based Vivendi backs away from earlier review

Blizzard’s hot summer helps cool talk of sale

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Galardi Joins Industry Moves, Asks Suppliers to Phase Out Cages for Pigs

Galardi Group Inc. says it will ask suppliers to show how they intend to eliminate cages for pigs

More Room for Cheesecake Factory Designers

REAL ESTATE: Unit to move to Fisker’s old HQ in Irvine

Restaurant chain Cheesecake Factory Inc. to expand its OC operations after buying an Irvine office

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Water District Slapped With Lawsuit Over Desert Plan’s Impact Report

Santa Margarita Water District, San Bernardino County are sued by environmental groups over a groundwater-pumping project

UCI Researchers on Teams Awarded $37.3 Million in Grants by Institute

UC Irvine researchers on teams awarded $37.3 million in grants

Restaurant Operators Regain Appetite for Sales Growth

RESTAURANTS: Post 2% gain, 1% uptick for employment

ABOUT THE LIST: Revenue, hiring rose slightly last year for OC’s largest restaurant operators, mirroring the national trend. Includes the 2012 OC-based RESTAURANTS list for download (pdf)

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Singularity Buy Helps Kofax to Record Sales

Key buy fueled record revenue for Irvine-based software maker Kofax PLC in its latest fiscal year

ADDENDUM - September 10, 2012

Other news items of interest from the Orange County Business Journal

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Family Saves for Seaside Dream Home, Pays $7.7M

Newport Beach Property Has Separate Guest House

Family saves for seaside dream home, pays $7.7 million, in Luxury Homes

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Delicious, Diverse

OC Offers Array of Dining Choices for Discerning Palates, Pocketbooks

SPECIAL REPORT - FIFI's BEST: OC offers array of dining choices for discerning palates, pocketbooks

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CALENDAR - Sept. 10-19, 2012

A listing of events happening all around Orange County.

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Abu Dhabi Government Fund Is Likely Hilton Buyer

Sale Price Now Pegged at $216.1M, or $137K/room

Abu Dhabi government fund is likely Hilton buyer, in Real Estate

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Mobilitie Tech Helps Dems, GOP Spread Messages

Installs Hundreds of Convention Antennas

Mobilitie’s technology played key roles at Republican, Democratic national conventions, in Technology

Medtronic’s CoreValve Set for Two Key Trial Studies

To Test Heart Valve on Surgical Risk Groups

Medtronic’s CoreValve set for two key trial studies, in Healthcare

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By the Numbers RESTAURANTS IN ORANGE COUNTY

Includes analysis, charts and figures.

REAL ESTATE DEALS - September 10, 2012

Sales and leases of offices, industrial buildings, retail space and apartments

Yard House Team Tops Culinary Contest

Scenes from business, social, charity and other events

Yard House USA Inc. takes top honors for fundraising in Culinary Clash: Battle Anaheim

REAL ESTATE WATCH: SOUTH ORANGE COUNTY

South OC Office Vacancies Down 23% From ’11

South Orange County office vacancies down 23% from 2011. Includes Real Estate Watch industry performance charts.

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Friday, September 7

Freeman to Depart Irvine Company for Farmers Insurance

Erin Freeman will leave her post as senior vice president of communications for Newport Beach-based developer Irvine Company to become chief communications officer for Farmers Insurance in Los Angeles.

Midday Stock Roundup

The Nasdaq was down 0.04% to 3,135 in midday trading Friday, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.06% to 13,285.

Peregrine Shares Soar on Clinical Trial Results

Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s stock shot up today after it released more trial results on its bavituximab cancer drug candidate.

Quiksilver Shares Jump on Q3 Earnings Report

Shares of Huntington Beach-based Quiksilver Inc. surged 21% in midday trading Friday, a day after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for the July quarter.

Endologix Jumps on European Device Approval

Irvine medical device maker Endologix Inc.’s shares rose today upon news of European regulatory approval for one of its devices.

Wet Seal Backs Current Board Amid Shareholder’s Call for Overhaul

Foothill Ranch-based Wet Seal Inc. said it will evaluate a major shareholder’s calls to remove and replace four seats on the teen retailer's board.

UCI Researchers Part of $37.3M Worth of Stem Cell Grants

The California Institute of Regenerative Medicine has awarded a total of $37.3 million in grants to two research teams including University of California, Irvine scientists.

Fast-Growing Private Companies Wanted for Annual List

Friday, Sept. 7 is the last day to nominate Orange County-based companies for the Business Journal's sixth annual list of fastest-growing privately held companies.

Thursday, September 6

UCI Researchers Part of $37.3M Worth of Stem Cell Grants

The California Institute of Regenerative Medicine has awarded a total of $37.3 million in grants to two research teams including University of California, Irvine scientists.

Midday Stock Roundup

The Nasdaq rose 2.07% to 3,133 in midday trading Thursday, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 1.82% to 13,285.

New Bidder Emerges for Billabong

The parent of Irvine-based Billabong USA has drawn a second offer for the action sports apparel and retail company on Wednesday.

Santa Margarita Water District Sued Over EIR on Cadiz Project

The Santa Margarita Water District and San Bernardino County were sued by environmental groups over a groundwater-pumping project in the Mojave Desert.

Fleming’s Plans Beverly Hills Restaurant

Newport Beach-based steakhouse chain Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar’s newest location is set for a November opening in Beverly Hills.

Nadia Lockyer Arrested in Orange

Former Santa Ana Board of Education Trustee and Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer—the estranged wife of California Treasurer Bill Lockyer—was recently arrested at a house in Orange where investigators say she was in possession of drugs.

Wednesday, September 5

New Bidder Emerges for Billabong

The parent of Irvine-based Billabong USA has drawn a second offer for the action sports apparel and retail company on Wednesday.

Santa Margarita Water District Sued Over EIR on Cadiz Project

The Santa Margarita Water District and San Bernardino County were sued by environmental groups over a groundwater-pumping project in the Mojave Desert.

Midday Stock Roundup

The Nasdaq was down 0.12% to 3,071 in midday trading Wednesday, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.03% to 13,040.

Cathay Bank Ordered to Pay Garden Grove Developers $11.6 Million

Cathay General Bancorp. said in a regulatory filing this week that an Orange County Superior Court jury awarded $11.6 million in damages to Garden Grove Galleria LLC, which had sued the bank over a disputed construction loan.

Universal Protection Buys Illinois Company

Santa Ana-based Universal Protection Service has acquired A&R Security Services Inc. in Blue Island, Ill. and its affiliate United Security LLC.

August Brings Mixed Results for OC Automakers

Orange County automakers’ sales were again mixed in August, even as the monthly national sales total surged nearly 20%.

Wienerschnitzel to Eliminate Cages from Pork Supply Chain

The parent of hot dog chain Wienerschnitzel said it will require its pork suppliers to stop using cages over the next 10 years.

Fast-Growing Private Companies Wanted for Annual List

The Business Journal is looking for Orange County-based companies that have seen their yearly sales grow rapidly from mid-2010 to mid-2012 for our sixth annual list of fastest-growing privately held companies.

Tuesday, September 4

August Brings Mixed Results for OC Automakers

Orange County automakers’ sales were again mixed in August, even as the monthly national sales total surged nearly 20%.

Universal Protection Buys Illinois Company

Santa Ana-based Universal Protection Service has acquired A&R Security Services Inc. in Blue Island, Ill. and its affiliate United Security LLC.

Midday Stock Roundup

The Nasdaq fell 0.33% to 3,057 in midday trading Tuesday, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 0.61% to 13,011.

Edison to Lay Off 730 at San Onofre

Southern California Edison Co. said it plans to lay off 730 employees at its San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station just south of San Clemente starting in the fourth quarter.

Knott’s Opens Halloween Haunt Museum

Buena Park theme park Knott’s Berry Farm on Saturday opened a special museum dedicated to this year’s 40th Halloween Haunt.

Fast-Growing Private Companies Wanted for Annual List

The Business Journal is looking for Orange County-based companies that have seen their yearly sales grow rapidly from mid-2010 to mid-2012 for our sixth annual list of fastest-growing privately held companies.

Sunday, September 2

Poignant Passion

Parents Devote Time, Resources to Deeply Personal Causes

SPECIAL REPORT: PHILANTHROPY - Many OC parents have become active in causes, inspired by their own children

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County Eyes 3 Office Buildings in Santa Ana

REAL ESTATE: Largest tenant at two of the Birtcher properties

The County of Orange is eyeing three high-end Santa Ana buildings totaling 384,000 square feet

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Mazda Keeps Brand Halo Polished With Motorsports

Automaker Sees Racing as Key to Younger Buyers

Mazda Motorsports sees participation in races key to attracting younger buyers, in Media and Marketing

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Octane, Hoag Gear Up for Pair of Healthcare Forums

Device-Tax Foe to Speak; Lansky, Afable on Panel

October healthcare forum to feature big player in effort to repeal medical device maker tax, in Healthcare

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He’s in High Demand for Lowdown on Auctions

Former insurance agent hosts up to 20 charity events monthly

SPECIAL REPORT: PHILANTHROPY - Jim Nye the Auction Guy in high demand for charity events

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Western Digital Puts Costs of Thailand Flood at $214M

Disc-Drive Maker Warns Insurance May Fall Short

Insurance may fall short for Western Digital Corp. on costs from Thailand flood, in Technology

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Corporate Donations Up 5% to $123 Million in OC

UPS Foundation tops first-time ranking of annual listing

Donations from corporate foundations were up 5% to $123 million. Includes the 2012 OC's LARGEST CORPORATE FOUNDATIONS COs list for download (pdf)

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Habit Forming

Irvine-Based Chain Seeks Growth, Insists on Control With Company-Owned Restaurants

Habit Burger seeks growth in “better burger” market

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Sky-High Renown

Ingram Micro Puts Logo Where All Can See—From Aloft

Ingram Micro Inc. uses HQ rooftop to promote brand to John Wayne Airport passengers

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Pacific Premier to Move from Costa Mesa to Irvine

FINANCE: Bank to stretch out in space at Von Karman & Main

Pacific Premier Bancorp set to move to new headquarters in Irvine

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OC Specialty Tech Helps Mars Mission

TECHNOLOGY: Microsemi, others supply key components

Microsemi Corp., other OC companies supply key parts for NASA’s Mars mission

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REAL ESTATE WATCH: AIRPORT/ CENTRAL COAST AREA

Airport-Area Industrial Market Marks Tough Q2

The greater Airport Area’s industrial real estate sector took a step back. Includes Real Estate Watch industry performance charts.

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Private Foundations’ Giving Even With Year Earlier

37 Individual, Family Groups Had $1.52 Billion in Donations

Private foundations’ giving about flat from year earlier to $139.3 million. Includes the 2012 OC's LARGEST PRIVATE FOUNDATIONS COs list for download (pdf)

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Sun Healthcare HQ Pennsylvania-Bound

HEALTHCARE: How Medicare cuts delayed—then pushed—sale

Sun Healthcare Group Inc.’s headquarters bound for Pennsylvania if sale to Genesis goes through

STEC Chief Denies SEC’s Insider Trading Charges

TECHNOLOGY: Moshayedi “unaware” of alleged secret

STEC Inc. chief executive denies SEC’s insider trading charges

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Urban Commons Buys Embassy Suites in Anaheim

$25.5M for 222-Room Site 6 Miles from Disneyland

Urban Commons LLC to buy Embassy Suites in Anaheim, in Real Estate

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FivePoint Draws Line on Great Park Deal

REAL ESTATE: Developer seeks more units, certainty on park land

FivePoint offers $211M to jump-start Orange County Great Park construction in Irvine

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Haddad’s Long Road; Marvel-ous Prospects; PacLife’s New Digs

OC INSIDER Column by Jerry Sullivan

Newport Beach Firm Gets ‘Fat City’ in S.D.

REAL ESTATE: Downtown site approved for two hotel brands

Newport Beach-based T2 Development takes over hotel project at Downtown San Diego site

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ADDENDUM - September 3, 2012

Other news items of interest from the Orange County Business Journal

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Think Together Campaign Raises $1.2M for Education

Board Member Gives $500K in Matching Challenge

Philanthropy Column by Sherri Cruz

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REAL ESTATE DEALS - September 3, 2012

Sales and leases of offices, industrial buildings, retail space and apartments

Billabong Turnaround Calls For Cuts in Styles, Suppliers

Billabong turnaround plan calls for cuts in styles, suppliers and store count

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Fast-Growing Private Companies Wanted for Business Journal’s Annual List

The Business Journal is working on our sixth annual list of fastest-growing privately held companies

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By the Numbers - TUSTIN BUSINESSES

There are nearly 2,400 businesses in Lake Forest. About 57% of them have one to four workers.

Premier Mounts to Move From Anaheim to Fullerton

Audiovisual products maker Premier Mounts moves to smaller headquarters in Fullerton

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Clinton Advances Wet Seal Board Proposal to SEC

Clinton Group files with SEC on proposed plans to remove four Wet Seal Inc. board members

CALENDAR - Sept. 4-12, 2012

A listing of events happening all around Orange County.

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Del Taco Goes With New Advertising Agency

MARKETING: From Doner to S.F.-based Camp + King

Del Taco LLC shifts account to new advertising agency

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