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SJC Socks, Apparel Brand Acquired

St. Louis-based acquired socks and apparel brand Richer Poorer Inc. in San Juan Capistrano on undisclosed terms.

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Sock Maker Opens First Store

Stance Inc. in San Clemente opened its first retail store, in New York’s SoHo district.

Data as Driver

San Clemente Software Company ‘Owns Desktop at Dealership,’ Passes $200M in Revenue

DealerSocket wants to be the for the automotive sector.

Hip Is Hot: Costa Mesa Retail Center Draws $120M Investment

REAL ESTATE: LA firm buys into Burnham-Ward project off 405

SOCO—the hip mix of furniture, fashion, design and food tenants along the San Diego (405) Freeway in Costa Mesa—has gotten a new ownership structure and a big boost in its valuation.

Innocean Crafts Ads for Hyundai’s Super Bowl Return

Carmaker Plans 4 Spots As NFL Auto Sponsor

InnoceanUSA in Huntington Beach is already working behind the scenes on Super Bowl ads for Hyundai Motor America Inc.

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Habit Postpones Holders’ $138M Offering

Irvine-based fast casual burger chain Habit Restaurants Inc. today postponed a secondary offering by shareholders of $138 million in common stock “in light of current capital market conditions.”

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Action Apparel Firm Names Exec

Lost Holdings in Irvine selected former Rip Curl executive Rick Petri as president, a new position.

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Hotel Irvine Has New GM

Resort industry veteran Jeroen Quint is the new general manager of Hotel Irvine, having joined the hotel last month.

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Kia to Recall Soul Vehicles

Kia Motors America Inc. in Irvine is recalling 256,459 Kia Soul and Soul EV vehicles, citing the potential for loss of steering, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Karma Lands BMW Deal for Components

Costa Mesa-based Karma Automotive notched a deal to integrate BMW components into its vehicles.

Habit Holders to Sell 5.75M Shares for $138M

Shareholders of Habit Restaurants Inc. plan to sell up to 5.75 million shares for an estimated $137.7 million, a Securities and Exchange Commission filing shows.

Webinar Software Provider Adds App-Connecting Tech

AnyMeeting Customers Can Sync With Other Tools

Web conferencing and webinar software company AnyMeeting Inc. in Huntington Beach is using Sunnyvale-based Zapier Inc.’s technology to help customers connect its products to popular business apps, including Salesforce, HubSpot, Constant Contact, Eventbrite, LinkedIn, and more than 400 others.

Western Realco Buys 2nd Fullerton Development Site

8 Acres a Few Blocks From Former Beckman HQ

Western Realco has added another property in Fullerton—and another site with ties to medical testing company Beckman Coulter Inc.—to its industrial development pipeline.

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SJC Socks, Apparel Brand Bought

St. Louis-based said it acquired socks and apparel brand Richer Poorer Inc. in San Juan Capistrano on undisclosed terms.

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El Pollo Loco Cuts Outlook

Costa Mesa-based El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. reported mixed results in its most recent quarter and cut its full-year outlook on earnings and same-store sales.