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New Operator for GG Knitting Mill

Broncs Inc. in Compton has reached an initial deal with American Apparel LLC to take over the lease for its textile facility in Garden Grove, according to news reports.

By Mediha DiMartino January 12, 2017 6:13 p.m. share »
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Biolase CFO Resigns

Biolase Inc. in Irvine said Chief Financial Officer David C. Dreyer will resign effective Jan. 13 for “personal reasons unrelated to the company’s financial condition.”

By Michael de los Reyes January 10, 2017 1:46 p.m. share »
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Lotus Makes Another Buy

Lotus Innovations LLC in Irvine acquired Commerx Corp., a leading global provider of digital and telecommunications services.

By Michael de los Reyes January 10, 2017 11:39 a.m. share »
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PE Firm Buys Sandal Brand

Courtney Group Inc. in Newport Beach acquired sandal brand Flojos from Conscious Corp. in Thousand Oaks on undisclosed terms.

By Mediha DiMartino January 9, 2017 12:40 p.m. share »
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Kia Stinger Unveiled

Kia Motors America Inc. in Irvine debuted its first sports sedan Sunday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

By Mediha DiMartino January 9, 2017 11:33 a.m. share »
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Eye Stent Developer Gets $25M

Ivantis Inc. in Irvine closed on a $25 million Series C funding round for development and eventual marketing of a stent intended for use in glaucoma surgery.

By Paul Hughes January 9, 2017 11:11 a.m. share »
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Yum China Taco Bell Opens

The first Taco Bell restaurant in China opened in Shanghai’s central business district as part of the fast food chain’s plan to open 1,000 restaurants overseas by 2022.

By Michael de los Reyes January 9, 2017 9:58 a.m. share »
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New President, CFO for Raj Swim

Privately held RAJ Swim in Tustin hired Brenda West as its new president, making her the first person outside the swimwear maker’s founding family to hold the position.

By Mediha DiMartino January 5, 2017 4:43 p.m. share »

Etnies, Michelin Debut Shoe

Skate brand etnies and Michelin today introduced “the toughest outsoles in history” for its Marana OG skate shoe.

By Mediha DiMartino January 5, 2017 6:15 a.m. share »
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Automakers Grew Sales in 2016

Orange County-based automakers trailed the national sales pace in December even as most notched gains for the year, according to New Jersey-based market researcher Autodata Corp.

By Mediha DiMartino January 4, 2017 2:22 p.m. share »
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Hyundai, Google Voice Controls Debut

Hyundai Motor America Inc. in Fountain Valley plans to unveil a new feature tomorrow that allows vehicle owners to control various functions through Google Assistant voice commands.

By Chris Casacchia January 3, 2017 10:32 a.m. share »
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PE Firm Buys in Virginia

Private equity firm Lotus Innovations LLC in Irvine acquired Edge Technologies Inc. in Reston, Va., on undisclosed terms.

By Michael de los Reyes December 30, 2016 9:29 a.m. share »
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Electronics Maker Buys in Canada

Infinite Electronics Inc. in Irvine acquired KP Performance Antennas in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on undisclosed terms.

By Michael de los Reyes December 27, 2016 9:55 a.m. share »
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Hyundai CEO Out

Hyundai Motor America Inc. has parted ways with Chief Executive Dave Zuchowski, who led the Fountain Valley-based automaker for the past three years.

By Mediha DiMartino December 22, 2016 9:57 a.m. share »
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Masimo Gets Sensor OK

Masimo Corp. in Irvine received FDA clearance for the sale of its TFA-1 Single-Patient-Use Adhesive Forehead Sensor.

By Sherry Hsieh December 21, 2016 10:51 a.m. share »