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Irvine-based Wet Seal notified the state Employment Development Department that it plans to lay off 148 local workers by March 21. It listed a permanent closure as the reason.
Susan Crank, chief executive of Lunada Bay Corp. in Anaheim, died on Jan. 23 after a battle with cancer.
Wet Seal LLC is exploring liquidation or a sale, according to news reports.
Fountain Valley-based Hyundai Motor America Inc.’s return to the Super Bowl will include a 90-second documentary filmed during the game that will air right after the final whistle.
Irvine Company Resort Properties in Newport Beach named Dirk Willis its vice president and general manager of golf to replace the departing Stephen Friedlander.
Irvine-based Incipio Group promoted Ann Fong to chief operating officer, a new position.
Oakley Inc.’s Italy-based parent, Luxottica Group SPA, plans to combine operations with Essilor International S.A. in France, pending regulatory and shareholder approval.
Broncs Inc. in Compton has reached an initial deal with American Apparel LLC to take over the lease for its textile facility in Garden Grove, according to news reports.
Nordstrom Inc. in Seattle said it plans to close its department store at MainPlace Mall in Santa Ana in March. The closure will affect about 195 employees.
Werner Escher, South Coast Plaza’s executive director of domestic and international markets has died after a battle with cancer.
Courtney Group Inc. in Newport Beach acquired sandal brand Flojos from Conscious Corp. in Thousand Oaks on undisclosed terms.
Kia Motors America Inc. in Irvine debuted its first sports sedan Sunday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The first Taco Bell restaurant in China opened in Shanghai’s central business district as part of the fast food chain’s plan to open 1,000 restaurants overseas by 2022.
Privately held RAJ Swim in Tustin hired Brenda West as its new president, making her the first person outside the swimwear maker’s founding family to hold the position.
Skate brand etnies and Michelin today introduced “the toughest outsoles in history” for its Marana OG skate shoe.