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Data Management Firm Kaygen Expands Footprint

HEALTHCARE: Added Texas, plans to expand Irvine officeData management provider Kaygen Inc. has expanded its footprint, adding an office in Plano, Texas. The space, a suite in Spring Creek Parkway Executive Center, has 10 employees.

By Sherry Hsieh July 10, 2017 midnight   $$ Share
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John Wayne Traffic Flat in June

John Wayne Airport said 902,059 passengers moved through the facility in June, compared with 902,673 in the same month last year.

By Paul Hughes July 20, 2017 5:50 p.m. share »
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PacLife Gives $1M to HomeAid

Pacific Life Foundation gave $1 million to HomeAid Orange County to help pay for the group’s new Family CareCenter.

By Paul Hughes July 20, 2017 4:52 p.m. share »
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Register Parent Sells Distributor

Digital First Media and co-owner Los Angeles Times sold their CIPS Marketing Group to ACI Last Mile Network on undisclosed terms.

By Henry Meier, Paul Hughes July 19, 2017 6:11 p.m. share »
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Taco Bell Enters Sri Lanka

A Taco Bell franchisee opened the restaurant’s first location in Sri Lanka, a local news report said.

By Paul Hughes July 17, 2017 9:43 a.m. share »
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Argosy Starts Health Law Program

Argosy University in Orange said it will launch a Master of Law in Compliance online degree program with a health law concentration.

By Deirdre Newman July 12, 2017 4:48 p.m. share »
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Alliant Expands in Northeast

Newport Beach’s Alliant Insurance Services acquired Boynton & Boynton Insurance Professionals to continue its expansion in the northeast. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed

By Peter J. Brennan July 12, 2017 9:33 a.m. share »
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Vizio Seeks $110M in Damages from LeEco

Vizio Inc. filed two separate lawsuits today against LeEco, contending the Chinese conglomerate made false financial statements and claims in the run up to its proposed $2 billion acquisition, which ultimately collapsed in April.

By Chris Casacchia July 11, 2017 6:08 p.m. share »
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Hotel Construction Down; Planning Up

The number of hotels and rooms under construction in Orange County as of the end of June declined year-over-year but the number of hotels and rooms in development—which includes hotels in planning—is up.

By Paul Hughes July 10, 2017 12:53 p.m. share »
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Maseeh Donates to Alma Mater

Portland State University in Oregon said alumnus and OC resident Fariborz Maseeh will give $5 million to renovate Neuberger Hall at its downtown campus.

By Deirdre Newman July 10, 2017 10:16 a.m. share »
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The board of Irvine-based MIND Research Institute named Brett Woudenberg chief executive to replace co-founder Matthew Peterson, who’ll focus on innovation as the organization’s chief research and development officer.

By Deirdre Newman July 10, 2017 9:46 a.m. share »
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Carlyle Will Pump $200M into UST

Carlyle Group in Washington D.C., one of the largest private equity firms in the U.S., will invest $200 million for a 15% to 20% stake Aliso Viejo-based UST Global—valuing the company at over $1 billion—according to multiple reports.

By Sherry Hsieh July 7, 2017 2:47 p.m. share »
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Acupuncture Franchise Signs OC Developer

Golden State Management Corp. in Lake Forest plans 25 to 30 locations of Modern Acupuncture in OC over the next three years, part of a commitment of 65 sites that includes San Diego County and the Inland Empire.

By Paul Hughes July 7, 2017 12:48 p.m. share »
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Acacia Invests in Restaurant Robotics

Acacia Research Corp. led a $3.1 million investment in Miso Robotics Inc. and signed an intellectual property agreement with the company to commercialize its main product for the restaurant industry.

By Paul Hughes July 6, 2017 4:25 p.m. share »
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Donation Will Benefit Planetarium

Orange Coast College Foundation received a gift of $1 million from retired Spanish Professor Mary McChesney.

By Deirdre Newman July 6, 2017 3:38 p.m. share »
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Konica Will Buy Ambry for $800M+

Konica Minolta has signed a definitive agreement to buy Aliso Viejo-based genetic testing company Ambry Genetics Corp., the companies said.

By Sherry Hsieh July 6, 2017 8:27 a.m. share »