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A San Jose competitor has jumped into the bidding for Irvine-based Meade Instruments Corp.
Seven Orange County companies have been added to the Russell 3000 Index in the annual adjustment by Russell Investments, a global asset management and research firm based in Seattle.
New Generation of Business Emerges as Little Saigon Marks a Quarter Century
Thank the first generation of Vietnamese-American immigrants for what is now Little Saigon.
MARKETING: Execs part with Draftfcb amid agency’s cutbacks here
Advertising agency Draftfcb has cut staff, reduced the status of its Irvine office, and seen two key executives leave to start their own shop
OC INSIDER Column by Jerry Sullivan
REAL ESTATE: Wants to add weekend, nighttime use at center
Parker Properties LLC is looking to go out with a bang for the final phase of development at its signature Summit Office Campus in Aliso Viejo.
TECHNOLOGY: Balch Hill offers nominees for three spots
The largest independent investor in Santa Ana-based STEC Inc. is seeking to replace three of the company’s eight board members, setting the stage for a proxy battle
HEALTHCARE: Drug maker rises on word of $135M buy
Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc. is beefing up its pipeline.
30 Years, Many Hats at PPS Parking & Transportation
WOMEN IN BUSINESS AWARDS: There’s little that Karen Such hasn’t done at PPS Parking & Transportation Inc. over the past 30 years.
Nonprofit Grows to 70 Developments, 7,000 Units on Her Watch
WOMEN IN BUSINESS AWARDS: Laura Archuleta has plenty of experience building both apartment complexes and a real estate company from the ground up.
Takeda Launched Boutique Recruiter in Down Times
WOMEN IN BUSINESS AWARDS: Recruiting firm Rager Resources Group LLC over five years built a client portfolio that includes big names such as Hyundai Capital America and NBCUniversal Inc.
June 17, 2013
PHILANTHROPY Column by Kim Haman
Other items of interest from Orange County Business Journal
Increase Led by Orange County Clark Construction Office
COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT: A jump in work reported by the local office of Clark Construction Group LLC helped Orange County’s largest commercial construction companies post their strongest year for revenue since 2008.
Developers Between Old and New Construction Jobs
COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT: Orange County saw an uptick in grand-opening ceremonies last year, but commercial developers are waiting for many of the area’s biggest projects. Includes the 2013 OC's LARGEST COMMERCIAL DEVELOPERS list for download (pdf)
Irvine Spectrum Office Goes for $29.3 Million
An Irvine Spectrum office leased to an in-flight entertainment unit of aerospace and defense company Thales USA has traded hands for nearly $30 million, in the Real Estate column
First Profit Since ’07 IPO Amid Infrastructure Push
Legendary oilman and corporate raider T. Boone Pickens, who cofounded Clean Energy Fuels Corp. some 25 years ago, said he believes the Seal Beach-based company may have finally turned the corner, in the Technology column.
Orange County has more than 1,500 construction contractors. Includes analysis, charts and figures.
Sales and leases of offices, industrial buildings, retail space and apartments
REAL ESTATE WATCH: NORTH & CENTRAL ORANGE COUNTY
The North and Central Orange County office markets got good news in the first quarter. Includes Real Estate Watch industry performance charts.
Laguna Hills-based private equity firm Parallax Capital Partners LLC has acquired Fox Technologies Inc. in Mountain View on undisclosed terms.
Newport Beach-based private equity firm ClearLight Partners LLC has agreed to sell The Outsource Group Inc. to Parallon Business Solutions LLC in Franklin, Tenn. on undisclosed terms.
Newport Beach-based golf club owner and operator Concert Golf Partners has acquired the Emerald Greens Gold Resort & Country Club in Tampa, Fla. from Convergent Capital Partners LLC, a private equity firm there.
Irvine-Based Brand Has Lapped Expectations on Sales
APPAREL: Asics is running ahead of schedule