Huntington Beach-based Boardriders Inc. offered to buy the shares of Billabong International Ltd. (ASX: BBG) it doesn’t yet own for $1 apiece, in a deal that values Billabong at about $150 million.
Fountain Valley-based Hyundai Motor America Inc. today unveiled its small utility vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar in Huntington Beach named John Williams its chief marketing officer and Mariah Machnikowski its chief people officer, both new roles.
Advantage Solutions Inc. will buy Daymon Worldwide Inc. on undisclosed terms in a deal that links two private equity-backed big players in brand and retail sales and marketing work.
A Juice It Up franchisee will offer the chain’s products for the first time in a drive-thru location next month.
Irvine-based Karma Automotive LLC will open a showroom and its first company-owned dealership on Monday along the Pacific Coast Highway in Newport Beach.
Chefs, Owners, Foodies Reflect on Her Legacy
“Knew her almost 30 years. One of the most important people I’ve known for the business I’m in. And then she became a friend. She knew so much about this business, who’s doing what, what direction I, the industry should take. Her column taught us. A wonderful person.” —John Ghoukassian, owner, Bistango, Bayside Restaurants
Melissa Lora will retire next summer from her position as president of Taco Bell Corp.’s international division. Chief Financial Officer Liz Williams will move into Lora’s role and Rahul Shinde, currently GM in India for KFC will become Division CFO at Taco Bell.
Five Point Holdings LLC said it has sold the 103 acres of land that will hold the next batch of homes at Irvine’s Great Park Neighborhoods, for $475 million.
Fifi Chao the longtime Orange County restaurant columnist died Monday. She was 81.
REAL ESTATE: Caps $150M in deals for Greenlaw Partners
The Triangle, the Costa Mesa entertainment center that’s home to some of the city’s busiest nightspots, restaurants and other venues, has been sold to a Los Angeles-based real estate investor who’s no stranger to the dating scene.
A Tasting of Retired Columnist’s Favorites
Executive dining columnist Fifi Chao announced her retirement in this column last month with a joyous romp through “the past 26 ½ years, the best dining years in Orange County’s history.”
Segerstrom Family Exec Gives Reporters Sneak Peek
Elizabeth Segerstrom, co-managing partner at Costa Mesa-based C.J. Segerstrom & Sons, invited about 50 of her closest media contacts and friends on a two-hour sail Halloween night on Foggy, a boat designed by famed architect Frank Gehry.
164,000 SF for Amazon, Takes Ericsson Space
Tasseography followers, take note: Amazon appears to be a fan of Irvine Co. office properties.
AutoWeb Inc. in Irvine had net income of $100,000 on revenue of about $37 million in its most recent quarter, down from adjusted net income of $2.6 million on adjusted revenue of about $42 million in the same period last year.