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Vans President Promoted, Adds Duties

The parent of Cypress-based Vans Inc. promoted the skate shoe company’s president.

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Boeing to Bring 1,000 Jobs to Seal Beach, LB

Boeing Co. is adding about 1,000 engineering positions in Seal Beach and Long Beach in the next two years as part of companywide consolidation plan to boost efficiencies and meet the global demand for new aircraft production and related support.

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Irvine Clean-Tech Company Raises $9.2M

An Irvine-based clean technology company that converts greenhouse gases into plastics has raised $9.2 million in its latest funding round.

Quiksilver Aims for Addition by Subtraction

APPAREL: Rethinks retail strategy, product development under Mooney

Ripping off Band-Aids. That’s what Quiksilver Inc. Chief Executive Andy Mooney has been doing since taking the helm on a turnaround bid at the Huntington Beach-based action- sports apparel maker and retailer.

True Drinks Adds East Coast Distribution Deal

Irvine-based True Drinks Inc. has signed distribution agreement with ShopRite, a Keasbey, N.J.-based supermarket chain.

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TravisMathew Names VP Sales

Huntington Beach-based sportswear apparel maker TravisMathew said it hired John Mills as vice president of sales.

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March Sales Jump for Mitsubishi

March sales for Cypress-based Mitsubishi Motors North America Inc. surged 70% from a year earlier to 8,996.

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Hobie Alter: Surfboard Shaper, Innovator

Hobart "Hobie" Alter, whose innovative surfboards and sailboats made him a legend in the surf industry, died on Saturday at the age of 80.

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SJC Camera Maker in Merger Agreement

San Juan Capistrano-based network camera manufacturer IQinVision has agreed to merge with Vicon Industries Inc. in Edgewood, N.Y. in an all-stock transaction.

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Mazda Taps Mitsubishi for Solar Panels at Irvine R&D Center

Irvine-based Mazda North American Operations' research-and-development facility recently added solar panels to its rooftop in a move that brought two big names in Orange County together.

Facebook’s OC Focus

$2B Deal on Heals of Google Hookup With Oakley

Orange County gave Silicon Valley and the rest of the world plenty to talk about in a 24-hour burst last week.

Element Skateboards Names Global GM

The parent of Element Skateboards promoted from within for the job of global general manager at the Costa Mesa-based brand.

Inventor Tied to Moon Landing Dies

Newport Beach resident Marlan Bourns, whose inventions were instrumental in the Apollo 11 moon landing and the Mars Rover expedition, died this month. He was 93.

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Marlan Bourns: Engineering Innovator, Newport Beach Resident

Newport Beach resident Marlan Bourns, whose inventions were instrumental in the Apollo 11 moon landing and Mars Rover expedition, died earlier this month at the age of 93.

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Facebook to Pay $2B for Irvine Startup

Irvine-based start-up Oculus VR Inc. has agreed to a $2 billion sale to Facebook Inc.