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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.

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Wet Seal CFO Steps Down

Steven Benrubi has resigned from his post as Wet Seal Inc.’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, the company announced in its regulatory filings Thursday

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Two OC Automakers Beat National Sales Numbers

Two of the four Orange County-based automakers beat the industry in September, according to Autodata Corp.

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Boot Barn Files $86M IPO

Irvine-based Boot Barn Holdings filed for an initial public offering to raise up to $86.3 million, according to reports.

Kelley Blue Book Markets New Product: Itself

AUTOMOTIVE: Car info firm hires first PR agency of record

Kelley Blue Book Co., in search of new audiences, has hired M Booth in New York as its first public relations agency of record.

Auto Show’s 50th Birthday Gift: Relevance With Car Buyers

MARKETING: Data indicate event’s influence on purchases

The Orange County International Auto Show is set to start Oct. 2 at the Anaheim Convention Center, where organizers will mark the event’s 50th anniversary with something extra to tout: recent research that indicates the show still matters to the tens of thousands of visitors who are potential car buyers.

Fox Head in Irvine Said to Be For Sale

Irvine-based motorcross apparel company Fox Head Inc. is reportedly on the sales block and seeking more than $200 million.

‘Beautiful’ Vizio TV Ads Feature Clipper in New Role

Blake Griffin Waxes Poetic on Ultra HD Models

You can “see the beauty in everything” on Vizio Inc.’s Ultra HD TVs, suggest the new humorous commercials from the Irvine-based technology manufacturer.

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Report: Fox Head Looks to Sell

Irvine-based motorcross apparel company Fox Head Inc. is reportedly on the sales block and seeking more than $200 million.

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More Johnny Rockets Overseas

Aliso Viejo-based hamburger chain Johnny Rockets Inc. said it plans to open four or five new restaurants in South America by the end of the year and another seven in 2015, adding to the 13 it has there now.

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Del Taco Plans 28 Southeast Sites

Lake Forest-based Del Taco LLC said it will open 28 new locations in the Southeast United States.

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OC Auto Sales Up 6.2% in August

Orange County auto dealers sold 13,592 vehicles in August, a 6.2% increase from the same period last year, according to Newport Beach-based Orange County Automobile Dealers Association.

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China-Based Athletic Brand Picks Irvine for U.S. Headquarters

361 Degrees International Ltd., which bills itself as second-largest athletic brand in China, has chosen Irvine for its North American headquarters.

How Fast Is $18.7 Billion?

$5.5B Gain in 2 Years for 174 Fastest Growers Based in OC

There’s no shortage of numbers available to put some punch into this week’s coverage of the fastest-growing private companies based in Orange County.