OC-based automakers saw mixed sales results in November and year-to-date.
John Wayne Airport passenger traffic rose 1.4% in October to 931,000 year-over-year.
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.
Umpqua Bank, a subsidiary of Portland-based Umpqua Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq: UMPQ), said it hired Todd Abboud to a new position as regional director, executive vice president, for Orange County.
Irvine-based Pacific Hospitality Group named Kenneth Jacques general manager of its AC Hotel in New Orleans; he replaces Skip Adams, now GM at a Hyatt Regency in Chicago.
Emerald Expositions (NYSE: EEX) in San Juan Capistrano bought Connecting Point Marketing Group in Rye, N.H., on undisclosed terms.
Avanir Pharmaceuticals Inc. will lay off 73 employees by the end of January from its US work force as part of a restructuring. We’re told the majority will be outside of its Aliso Viejo headquarters.
Fountain Valley-based Hyundai Motor America Inc. today unveiled its small utility vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Shares of Kush Bottles Inc. (OTC: KSHB) rose 6.3% to $2.97 today after the Santa Ana-based supplier of cannabis paraphernalia reported annual and quarterly revenue that topped an analyst’s forecast.
RxSight Inc. received Food and Drug Administration approval for its Light Adjustable Lens technology.
University of California-Irvine has been awarded a $7.8 million federal grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development to explore the link between family income and early brain development.
Sedgwick LLP will be closing its offices at the end of December, according to two legal websites.
Five Point Holdings LLC (NYSE: FPH) found bond buyers so eager for its high-yield debt that it increased the offering to $450 million.
Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar in Huntington Beach named John Williams its chief marketing officer and Mariah Machnikowski its chief people officer, both new roles.
Hyatt Hotels Corp. named David Nadelman general manager at Hyatt Regency Orange County in Garden Grove and vice president over six other high-end hotels with 4,500 rooms in Southern California.
Long Beach Airport’s passenger traffic shot up 25% to 330,000 in October from 265,000 in the same period last year.