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Karma Fills New Exec Post

Karma Automotive LLC, the Costa Mesa-based manufacturer of luxury electric hybrid plug-in vehicles, hired Dennis Dougherty as president and chief operations officer, a new position.

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MemorialCare Teams With Boeing for Health Plan

Fountain Valley-based MemorialCare Health System said today it would work with Boeing Co. to create a customized health plan for the aerospace company’s employees and dependents in Orange County, Long Beach and the South Bay area of Los Angeles County.

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SurfStitch Trims in Irvine

Australia-based SurfStitch Group Ltd. said it plans to eliminate 40 positions at Irvine-based subsidiary SurfStitch USA Inc.

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PacSun BK Auction Canceled

The bankruptcy auction for assets of Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. in Anaheim has been canceled, with San Francisco-based private equity firm Golden Gate Capital now set to acquire all of the retailer’s assets.

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New CEO for Battery Maker

Former Broadcom Corp. executive Robert Rango has been named chief executive of Irvine-based battery maker Enevate Corp.

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QLogic Sold for $1B

Shares of Aliso Viejo-based networking equipment maker QLogic Corp. rose 10% after the company said it would be acquired for about $1 billion by Silicon Valley chipmaker Cavium Inc.

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Samuelis Give $10M to UCLA

The Samueli Foundation in Corona del Mar has given $10 million to the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at University of California-Los Angeles.

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Terumo Buys Aliso Device Maker

Aliso Viejo-based Sequent Medical Inc. has been acquired for $280 million by Japan’s Terumo Corp.

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NBA Deal for FV Gear Maker

Fountain Valley-based United Sports Brands’ Shock Doctor has been named the official mouthguard of the National Basketball Association, Women’s National Basketball Association, NBA Development League and USA Basketball.

EON Puts $20 Million Into VR Center in Mexico

TECHNOLOGY: Education push includes augmented reality

Irvine-based software maker EON Reality Inc. hopes to keep its growth up by bringing virtual and augmented reality content to the masses through an aggressive international plan centered on education and awareness.

Cosmetics Maker Stretches to New Zealand

Arbonne International LLC in Irvine said it expanded its skincare, cosmetics and nutrition business to New Zealand as “a natural extension of our growth and success with Arbonne Australia,” Chief Executive Kay Zanotti said in a statement.

$81M Defense Contract to Manufacturer

Irvine-based N2 Imaging Systems LLC was awarded a five-year, $81 million Defense Department contract to develop and manufacture sniper scopes.

New OC Company Developing Cannabis-Based Drug

Compound Could Treat Chemo-Induced Pain

Douglas Ingram’s drug development work encompasses more than just Alzheimer’s disease, which his Irvine-based Chase Pharmaceutical Corp. focuses on.

Volcom’s New Ambassador Pick Stirs Brand’s Fans

Mick Jagger’s Daughter Considered Weak Choice

Volcom LLC, looking to shed its surf-only brand image, hired Georgia May Jagger, daughter of Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall to be the Costa Mesa-based footwear and apparel manufacturer’s new global brand ambassador.

Brunt of Western Digital Cuts Come in Silicon Valley

SanDisk, HGST to Bring About $1B in Savings

Western Digital Corp.’s massive integration of SanDisk Corp. and HGST already has led to more than 500 job cuts in the past month, and more are expected.