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Vans Brand Cues Up Song Lists for Apple Listeners

Chosen to Be One Of 60 Curators of Playlists

House of Vans, a string of music venues hosted by Vans Inc. in Costa Mesa, is now one of more than 60 curators for Apple Music, tasked with perusing 40 million songs available on the streaming platform and developing playlists that its audiences would appreciate.

No End in Sight for Toll Brothers’ Luxe Push in OC

$44M Yorba Linda Site Offers Half-Acre Lots

Toll Brothers Inc. is adding another high-end housing development to its Orange County portfolio.

Hyundai Gets Smart With On-Demand Service

Allows Providers To Remotely Access Vehicles

Hyundai Motor America Inc. in Fountain Valley and Silicon Valley-based Smartcar Inc. will launch a pilot program early next year in Southern California to provide Hyundai car owners with on-demand services from various businesses, including mobile car washes, and grocery and fuel deliverers.

Accelerator Helps Launch On-Demand Tire Service

Startup Bets People Want Things ASAP

Irvine-based accelerator Cie Digital Labs and auto industry veteran James Chen are betting on the fact that today’s consumers want things ASAP—as soon as possible—including tire installation service.

Real Estate Deals

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

Jon S. and Marcia West sold an apartment building in Fullerton to Rengert Family Trust for $1.4 million, or $350,000 per unit.

OCBJ Calendar

Dec. 11-Dec. 20, 2017

This week's business and other event listings.

Business Bites

Other items of interest Orange County Business Journal Vol. 40, No. 50

California State University-Fullerton said Kari Knutson Miller will replace Anil Puri as provost and vice president of academic affairs on Jan. 1.

Fifth Third Hires Yurosek

Joseph Yurosek, Comerica Bank’s market president for the Orange County region, has been named California Market President for Fifth Third Bancorp.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was up 0.5% in midday trading to 2,650.84.

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Island Hotel Changes Name

Island Hotel changed its name to Fashion Island Hotel.

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New CEO for Nonprofit Housing Group

American Family Housing in Midway City named Milo Peinemann chief executive, replacing Donna Gallup, who left the post in October after three years at the helm of the non-profit.

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Broadcom Beats and Boosts

Singapore-based Broadcom Ltd., which operates a major hub in Irvine, closed the books on its fiscal year with sizeable gains in revenue and net income.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was up 0.3% in midday trading to 2,637.61.

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Hyatt Regency Near JWA on the Way

The former Radisson Hotel Newport Beach is being renovated and will be reflagged as a Hyatt Regency in early 2018.

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OC Sports Marketer, Ex-Pro Moon Named in Suit

One of Orange County’s most recognized marketing firms is at the center of a sexual harassment lawsuit.

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Chapman: Tax Reform to Boost Economy

The U.S. economy will slow to a 2.2% increase in 2018 from an estimated 2.3% this year, according to the newest forecast from Chapman University’s A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research.

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Core Capital, Brighton in SD Hotel Deal

Brighton Management bought the 150-room Hyatt Place in Vista from Core Capital Management LLC for $27 million.

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Kianis Get ADL Award

Joe and Sarah Kiani got the Anti-Defamation League’s Humanitarian Award at a dinner and program Tuesday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

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Edwards Pays $100M for Mitral Device Maker

Edwards Lifesciences Corp. in Irvine bought Harpoon Medical Inc. in Baltimore on Dec. 1 for $100 million; milestone payments over the next decade could bring the total price to $250 million.

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MVE Promotes McLarand

MVE & Partners Inc., the fourth-largest architecture firm in Orange County, announced that President Rick Emsiek will step down as president and be replaced by Matthew McLarand, son of legendary founder Carl McLarand.

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