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Aliso Viejo Health Center Operator Snags $92M

HEALTHCARE: Draws interest of Swiss billionaire’s fundAliso Viejo-based Crossover Health Inc. secured a $92 million investment from Gurnet Point Capital in Cambridge, Mass.

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JWA Traffic Up 3%

John Wayne Airport served 918,000 passengers in October, up 3% compared with October 2015’s 891,000.

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Anaheim Landscaper Acquired

Marina Landscape Maintenance Inc. in Anaheim was bought by BrightView Landscapes LLC in Plymouth Meeting, Pa., on undisclosed terms on Jan. 1.

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Pacifica Sells SD Hotel

Pacifica Hotels in Irvine sold the 80-room Sommerset Suites in the Hillcrest neighborhood of San Diego for $19.5 million to Sentre Partners, also in San Diego.

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Call Center Firm Names Legal Exec

Alorica Inc. in Irvine named Tania King chief legal officer and chief compliance officer.

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Developer Sets SJC Hotel Date

Stratus Development Partners in Newport Beach said its Hotel Capistrano project will open in summer 2018.

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Pacifica to Run Boutique Hotel

Pacifica Hotels in Irvine has signed a deal to manage the Georgian Hotel in Santa Monica.

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Montage Hotels Takes New Name

Hospitality manager Montage Hotels & Resorts in Irvine changed its name to Montage International.

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Law Firm Names MP

Eva Weiler is the new managing partner of Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP’s Irvine office, succeeding Doug Robinson.

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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.

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CM Insurer Joins National Broker

Centennial Group Benefits in Costa Mesa merged with 23 other U.S. insurance brokers to form Alera Group, backed by San Francisco private equity firm Genstar Capital LLC.

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UCI Taps Administrative Vice Chancellor

University of California-Irvine named Ronald Cortez vice chancellor for administrative and business services, effective Feb. 13.

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Confie Grows in Southwest

Confie Seguros bought Auto Insurance America Corp. on undisclosed terms.

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Ensign Buys Assisted Living Land

Ensign Group Inc. in Mission Viejo bought the parcels under 15 assisted living facilities it runs in Wisconsin and plans to buy more land under the healthcare properties it operates in more than a dozen states.

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Accountancy Promotes Partners

BDO USA LLP in Irvine named Joe Johnson its West Region managing partner and Kristen McCarthy to succeed Johnson in his former role of Orange County assurance managing partner.

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Visit Anaheim Starts Show

Visit Anaheim plans to hold its first Sports Express show at the Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove Jan. 11 to 13. The event will draw 15 to 20 sports event organizers and meeting planners, plus attendees from local hotels and cities.