Orange County Business Journal

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Habit Sets $175M Share Sale

Irvine-based Habit Restaurants Inc. said it would offer up to 5.75 million shares of its Class A common stock owned by various stockholders, including some officers and directors, for sale on April 9.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 rose 0.1% to 2,078.76.

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Alternative Lender to Irvine HQ

Quick Bridge Funding LLC, an alternative lender specializing in short-term financing, has moved its headquarters from Orange to Irvine, taking 17,000 square feet at Market Place Center.

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CareTrust Buys Nursing Home for $9.1M

San Clemente-based CareTrust REIT Inc. said today that it bought a nursing home in Washington state for $9.1 million.

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St. Joseph Health Taps Chief Medical Officer

Irvine-based St. Joseph Health said today that Dr. Jack Cox is its new senior vice president and chief medical officer.

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Toshiba Unit Sponsors Vegas Arena

Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. signed on as the founding sponsor of the yet-to-be-completed $375 million Las Vegas Arena.

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Habit Sets $175M Share Sale

Irvine-based Habit Restaurants Inc. said it would offer up to 5.75 million shares of its Class A common stock owned by various stockholders, including some officers and directors, for sale beginning April 10 and expected to close April 15.

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Ambry Buys Software Company

Aliso Viejo-based Ambry Genetics Corp. acquired Delray Beach, Fla-based Progeny Software LLC for an undisclosed price.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 rose 0.3% 2,086.91.

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Bren Imposter Sentenced to Time Served, $1.1M in Restitution

The convicted bank robber who stole the identity—and a $1.4 million tax refund—of Irvine Company Chairman Donald Bren was sentenced to time served, restitution and supervised release, according to court records.

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Bella Terra Gets New Ownership

Prudential Real Estate Investors said it has acquired a 75% stake in Huntington Beach's Bella Terra Shopping Center.

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WonderCon to Leave Anaheim in 2016

WonderCon will move from the Anaheim Convention Center to the Los Angeles Convention Center in March 2016, according to several news reports.

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Midday Stock Roundup

Stock indices were up in midday trading as the price of oil topped $50 a barrel.

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American Vanguard in Deal for European Business

American Vanguard Corp., a Newport Beach-based maker of specialty chemicals and agriculture products, has acquired the European insecticide business assets of Adama Agricultural Solutions Ltd.

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Johnny Rockets Plans 100 Units in China

Aliso Viejo-based Johnny Rockets has signed a deal to franchise 100 restaurants in China over the next 10 years, with the first set to open next year in either Shanghai or Beijing.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The markets are closed today in observance of Good Friday.

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Alliant Buys in Idaho

Newport Beach-based Alliant Insurance Services Inc. has acquired North Idaho Insurance LLC on undisclosed terms.

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U.K. Investor Puts $14.8M in Habit

Irvine-based Habit Restaurants Inc. said in a regulatory filing March 24 that Boston-based Numeric Investors LLC, an affiliate of London-based Man Group Plc, bought about 477,000 shares of the burger chain’s Class A common stock.

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JWA Sees More Flights, Fliers in February

John Wayne Airport reported increases in the numbers of fliers and flights in February compared with the same month last year, the first time both numbers have increased on a year-to-year basis in about six months.

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Latham & Watkins Names New OC Managing Partner

Global law firm Latham & Watkins LLP has named B. Shayne Kennedy its Orange County office managing partner.

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Partner Ups Stake in Buena Park Place

Coventry Real Estate Advisors has transferred its majority ownership share of Buena Park Place to DDR Corp. in Beachwood, Ohio, its former joint venture partner.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was up 0.3% to 2,065.62 in midday trading.

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Crystal Cathedral Founder Schuller Dies

Rev. Robert Schuller, a televangelist who founded the 35-acre Crystal Cathedral campus in Garden Grove, died this morning in Artesia, Calif., at age 88.

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Most OC-Based Auto Brands Beat National Sales Pace in March

All but one Orange County-based automaker beat the relatively flat national sales pace for new vehicles in March, according to New Jersey-based market researcher Autodata Corp.

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Herbert Lists Nixon Estate for $75M

Gavin Herbert, Sr., has put a $75 million price tag on the 5.5-acre estate in San Clemente that once served as President Richard Nixon’s “Western White House”, according to the Wall Street Journal.