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Palm Desert Land Eyed for $350M Quiksilver Hotel

Matteson Capital in Talks To Buy City-Owned LandMore details are emerging about one of the first big local hotel developments that will have ties to Huntington Beach-based apparel manufacturer and retailer Quiksilver Inc.

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BJ’s Rockets Up After Hours on Q3

Shares of Huntington Beach-based BJ’s Restaurants Inc. rose sharply after hours on third-quarter results.

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RSM Pizza Chain Expands in California

Rancho Santa Margarita-based Pieology Pizzeria plans seven new locations in Northern and Central California by the end of 2014.

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Another Double-Digit Sales Gain for Vans

Vans Inc.’s revenue rose 12% in the third quarter, a 20th consecutive reporting period with double-digit gains for the Cypress-based unit of VF Corp. in Greensboro, N.C.

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Recalls for Mazda, Mitsubishi

Some 18,000 Mazda vehicles are the subject of a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration advisory that urges owners to “act immediately on recall notices” on defective airbags made by Takata Corp.

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Boot Barn Gives IPO Details

Irvine-based Boot Barn Holdings Inc. has announced details of its initial public offering, including the number and price of shares to be sold.

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Habit Files for $86M IPO

Habit Restaurants LLC in Irvine filed for an initial public offering valued around $86 million, according to reports.

Quiksilver Names New Leaders

Quiksilver Inc. said Chief Executive Andy Mooney will take over as chairman of its board directors after Executive Chairman Robert McKnight Jr. and Charles S. Exon, chief legal officer and secretary of the board, retire on Oct. 31.

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Wet Seal to Cut Workforce

The Wet Seal Inc. said it’s “begun the initial steps” to reduce its overall cost structure.

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Yard House Parent Names Interim Chief

Irvine-based Yard House USA Inc. parent company Darden Restaurants Inc. named President and Chief Operating Officer Gene Lee its interim chief executive.

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Island Hotel Opens Foodie Space

The Island Hotel Newport Beach plans to open Market Place, its retail craft food and drink offering inside the hotel, this week.

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Yard House Parent Replaces Board

Darden Restaurants Inc., the parent company of Irvine-based Yard House USA Inc., said it has named a new board of directors based on preliminary reports of a shareholder vote.

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Johnny Rockets Licenses Retail Food

Aliso Viejo-based Johnny Rockets said it had licensed its name for private label grocery distribution under an effort called Johnny Rockets At Home.

Tilly’s One-Man Legal Shop

Work at O’Melveny, Other Companies, Prepared Him for Role

A glance at Christopher Lal’s appointment book for a recent Monday shows a man who has his hands in many pots at Irvine-based Tilly’s Inc.

Upscale Dining Weekend, New Eateries on OC’s Plate

Famed Italian Chef Stars At Festival This Weekend

There’s a very special event happening at the end of this week.

South Coast Plaza Puts Southern Charm in Fall Catalog

Shops’ Offerings Pictured in Old South Settings

South Coast Plaza’s Fall Portfolio, featuring Gucci model Nadia Bender, highlights a different sort of south.