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Accelerator Helps Launch On-Demand Tire Service

Startup Bets People Want Things ASAPIrvine-based accelerator Cie Digital Labs and auto industry veteran James Chen are betting on the fact that today’s consumers want things ASAP—as soon as possible—including tire installation service.

OC Fair Folk Land Cirque for 10 Years

Orange County Fair & Events Center will ink a 10-year deal to host Cirque du Soleil extravaganzas on its grounds in Costa Mesa, with five shows slated for production in that time.

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PHG to Exit Balboa Bay

Irvine-based hotel owner-operator Pacific Hospitality Group Ventures Inc. won’t co-run Balboa Bay Resort, Balboa Bay Club, and Newport Beach Country Club after March 2018.

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Impac Hires loanDepot Vet

Irvine-based Impac Mortgage Holdings Inc. (NYSE: IMH) hired a longtime mortgage expert from larger rival loanDepot Inc. of Foothill Ranch.

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UCI: 116K Want In

University of California-Irvine got 116,192 applications—freshman and transfer students—for fall 2018, a record.

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Perry New Segerstrom Board Chair

Mark Perry on Jan. 1 will become the new chairman of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts board of directors, succeeding John Ginger.

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Samueli a Fellow of National Group

Henry Samueli has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors for 2017.

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CSUF Gets Short-Term President

Framroze “Fram” Virjee will be president of California State University-Fullerton from Jan. 1 to June 2019, Cal State Chancellor Timothy White said in a statement.

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Toshiba, Western Dig Reach Deal

Toshiba Corp., its memory unit and San Jose-based Western Digital Corp. have struck an agreement to resolve several legal and arbitration disputes that stalled the $18 billion proposed sale of Toshiba Memory Co.’s flash storage business.

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Girl Scouts OC Name CEO

Girl Scouts of Orange County said Victoria “Vikki” Shepp will be chief executive, effective Jan. 1, replacing Nancy Nygren, who is retiring after 12 years at the helm of the Irvine-based group.

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Providence St. Joe Might Merge

Providence St. Joseph Health and Ascension Health are discussing a merger that would create the largest hospital system in the U.S., news reports said.

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Fifth Third Hires Yurosek

Joseph Yurosek, Comerica Bank’s market president for the Orange County region, has been named California Market President for Fifth Third Bancorp.

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Island Hotel Changes Name

Island Hotel changed its name to Fashion Island Hotel.

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New CEO for Nonprofit Housing Group

American Family Housing in Midway City named Milo Peinemann chief executive, replacing Donna Gallup, who left the post in October after three years at the helm of the non-profit.

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Hyatt Regency Near JWA on the Way

The former Radisson Hotel Newport Beach is being renovated and will be reflagged as a Hyatt Regency in early 2018.

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OC Sports Marketer, Ex-Pro Moon Named in Suit

One of Orange County’s most recognized marketing firms is at the center of a sexual harassment lawsuit.

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