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Stantec Buys Another Neighbor in Irvine

SERVICES: Latest deal brings ‘unique skills’ on water workIrvine-based civil engineering firm VA Consulting Inc. has been acquired by Stantec Inc. on undisclosed terms.

By Kate Schwartz August 31, 2015 midnight   $$ Share

Global Drama, Local Grind

OC-Based Public Companies Take Share of Licks, Carry On

Orange County’s diverse crop of publicly traded companies held up relatively well as worries about China’s economy whipsawed the stock market here and in other markets around the world.

Next in Anaheim: JW Marriott Set to Join Hotel Lineup

HOSPITALITY: 4-diamond entry expected for GardenWalk area

A 2.8-acre parcel near Anaheim GardenWalk is in line for a 466-room, 12-story JW Marriott hotel, according to documents filed with the city of Anaheim.

Concordia Adds 1,700 in 10 Years

Concordia University-Irvine said a trade publication for higher education listed the school as one of the fastest-growing private nonprofit universities nationally as a result of a 132% increase in students over 10 years starting in 2003 to about 4,050.

Quality Systems CEO Reflects on Early Days on Job

Frantz Settles In, Focuses On Clients, Employees

Quality Systems Inc. Chief Executive Rusty Frantz is starting to “settle into my new role here” after replacing longtime leader Steven Plochocki in July.

Will Galaxy Fans Get Kick Out of ‘Big-Screen App’?

Designer Eschews Smart Phones for Larger Screens

DeskSite, an Irvine-based digital media company that develops app-based video entertainment portals, is thinking bigger than a smartphone with a deal it recently signed with the LA Galaxy soccer team.

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Anna’s Linens Postpones Part of Auction

Anna’s Linens Inc. in Costa Mesa has postponed the auction of its intellectual property, according to documents filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California in Santa Ana.

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Corinthian BK Approved

Corinthian Colleges Inc.’s bankruptcy plan was approved by a bankruptcy judge, the Wall Street Journal said.

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Concordia Student Count Up 132% in 10 Years

Concordia University-Irvine said a trade publication for higher education listed the school as one of the fastest-growing private nonprofit universities nationally as a result of a 132% increase in students over 10 years—from about 2,300 students in 2003 to about 4,050 in 2013.

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July Traffic Jumps at JWA

John Wayne Airport said passenger traffic increased nearly 11% in July compared with the same month last year.

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San Clemente Software Maker in $55M Buy

DealerSocket Inc. in San Clemente said it will buy the Inventory+ suite of technology products from Lake Success, N.Y.-based Dealertrack Technologies Inc. for $55 million in cash.

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UC Irvine Geriatric Health Unit Receives $2.5M

UC Irvine Health, the medical enterprise of the University of California-Irvine, said its division of geriatric medicine and gerontology received a three-year, $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Eight OC High Schools on Newsweek List

Eight local schools are on Newsweek magazine’s America’s Top High Schools 2015 list.

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Hyundai, Kia Pick New Media Buyer

Hyundai Motor America Inc. in Fountain Valley said it will shift its media-buying business to Canvas Worldwide, effective Jan. 1.

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Hotel Irvine GM Shifts to Apartments

Former Hotel Irvine General Manager J.D. Shafer has been named a senior director of community management for Irvine Company Apartment Communities.