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New Scholarship Program at Chapman

The Simon Foundations in Newport Beach and Chapman University in Orange plan to offer scholarships to four high school students a year to major in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines.

New Oakley Obsession: Athletes Spreading Passion

Campaign Includes ‘Brand Hubs’ in Big Metro Areas

Oakley Inc.’s new agency of record, Eleven in San Francisco, has come up with a new brand campaign for the Foothill Ranch-based action-sports apparel company.

Mid-Counties Industrial Market Notches Strong Q4

The Mid-Counties industrial market saw a 47% increase in year-over-year gross absorption in the fourth quarter, or nearly 2.5 million square feet compared to roughly 1.7 million square feet.

Legal Job Ad Question: Is Vizio Mulling IPO?

Desired Skills Include SEC Filings, Pre-IPO Know-How

Is Irvine-based Vizio Inc. mulling an initial public offering?

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ReShape Raises More Money

San Clemente-based device maker ReShape Medical Inc. raised $6.75 million in debt financing, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

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Kaiser Aluminum Beats Expectations

Kaiser Aluminum Corp. beat Wall Street expectations on revenue and earnings for the fourth quarter and full year.

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Golden State Plans $40M Ala. Plant

Irvine-based food manufacturer and distributor Golden State Foods Corp. is planning to spend about $40 million to build a meat processing plant in Alabama.

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Masimo Beats on Q4

Irvine patient monitor maker Masimo Corp. reported financial results after markets closed Tuesday that surpassed Wall Street expectations.

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Raj Buys NY Brand

Raj Manufacturing LLC in Tustin said it acquired Basta Co. LLC, a New York-based swim and beachwear brand.

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Vans Tops $2 Billion in Sales

Vans Inc. surpassed the $2 billion-mark in sales last year for the first time, according to its parent, VF Corp. in Greensboro, N.C.

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4 OC Mazda Dealerships Honored

Irvine-based Mazda North American Operations announced the winners of its 2015 Mazda Gold Cup award—four of them based in Orange County.

New Life for Choice Threads

Former St. John Knits Exec Teams With Tailor to Wealthy

Michael Gray, a former president at family business St. John Knits International Inc. in Irvine, has a new venture on his plate: David August Inc.

Career Path Made Her Incipio’s Pick

‘Rising Star’ Winner Trailblazer in Male-Heavy Field

Ann Fong’s 20-year path to her current role as chief financial officer for Incipio Technologies Inc. has had a few setbacks, to say the least—she was a single mom competing in a male-dominated industry, for starters.

Startup Armed With Cash to Develop ‘Novel’ Drug

HEALTHCARE: $22M for blindness prevention medicine

San Juan Capistrano-based startup Allegro Ophthalmic LLC is aiming to take on a major cause of blindness and has an enriched war chest to do it with.

Toba Capital Leads $15M Round in SF

Irvine-based Toba Capital, headed by former Quest Software Inc. Chief Executive Vinny Smith, recently led a $15 million venture capital round for Sauce Labs Inc., a fast-growing provider of cloud-based Web and mobile application testing services.