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Real Mex Names Chief Executive

Cypress-based Real Mex Restaurants Inc. named Bryan Lockwood its chief executive, a news report said.

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OCADA Names Board Leaders

The Orange County Automobile Dealers Association in Newport Beach announced its 2015 board of directors.

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How Henry Did It

Local Infrastructure, Global Vision Behind OC Legend

Henry Segerstrom was renowned, of course, as creator of South Coast Plaza and a patron of art and music.

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Dog Sleds to Dior: Slice of Legend’s Life

It Took an Impresario to Get Global Traction in Costa Mesa

Add one more entry next to Henry Segerstrom’s name in the history books: retail impresario who saw Tiffany jewels where lima beans once grew.

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El Pollo Loco Plans to Expand in Utah

Costa Mesa-based El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. said a group of Southern California franchisees have agreed to open five locations in the Salt Lake City market by 2018.

Chef Built Beloved Restaurant on Natural Talent

Mixes Ethnic Food Smarts, Hunger for Better Dining

Our now legendary Orange County lady chef and restaurateur Zov Karamardian set out to introduce the dining public to Mediterranean food 27 years ago.

Upscale Bars Offer Comfort, Sociable Dining Alternative

Claim Center Stage With Inviting Decor, Food, Drink

Having a glass of wine with friends is no longer the cutting-edge trend. We are now having cocktails.

This One Is All About Henry

Not many individuals can provide the spark for an entire column.

Wet Seal’s Fate to Unfold With Bids

RETAIL: Philadelphia firm joins B. Riley in bargain hunt

Beleaguered teen retailer Wet Seal Inc. is still drawing interest, even if it comes in the form of some rock-bottom bidding.

Taco Bell Plans Expansion in Japan

A Tokyo-based restaurant operator said it would open franchises of Irvine-based Taco Bell Corp. in Japan.

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Asics Reaches $1 Billion Sales Mark

Asics America Corp. said it surpassed $1 billion in net sales for the first time last year, a 14.9% year-over-year increase, and expects about 14% growth in 2015.

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Taco Bell to Expand in Japan

A Tokyo-based restaurant operator said it would open franchises of Irvine-based Taco Bell Corp. in Japan.

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Aliso Beauty Products Seller for Sale

Pacific World Corp. in Aliso Viejo is up for sale, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Vans Looks to Asia for Next Chapter of Growth

APPAREL: Expects to near $3 billion in sales by 2017

Kevin Bailey’s goals for Vans Inc. seem quite ambitious.

Pyott’s Victory Lap; New at Modo Mio; Just-Right Joyce

You heard it here first back in November, when the Insider picked up on vibes that Actavis PLC might take the Allergan name once it got its deal for the Irvine-based drugmaker done.