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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.

Sabra-CCP Deal Gets Shareholder OK

Sabra Health Care REIT Inc. shareholders voted to approve a proposal to issue common stock related to a pending $7.4 billion merger with Care Capital Properties Inc., a transaction scheduled to close tomorrow.

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Johnny Rockets Nabs Pieology President

Johnny Rockets Group Inc. in Lake Forest appears to have snagged a new president who was named to the same position at Pieology Pizzeria in Rancho Santa Margarita in May.

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Evolution Sells LAX Hotel for $54M

Evolution Hospitality in San Clemente and Argosy Real Estate Partners in Wayne, Pa., sold the 216-room DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel LAX in El Segundo for about $54.1 million, sales records show.

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Pieology Heads South

Pielogy Pizzeria in Rancho Santa Margarita said an area developer will open two locations in Mexico City by year-end in the city’s Polanco and San Jose de Insurgentes Sur neighborhoods, the first of 47 locations in the country.

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Grants at UCI Top $375M

University of California-Irvine researchers received more than $378 million in grants and contract funding for fiscal 2016-17, the second-highest total in campus history, UCI said.

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Ayres SD Hotel Breaks Ground

An Ayres Hotel is part of a development breaking ground tomorrow in Chula Vista.

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ACC North Gives NAMM Room

The 200,000-square-foot Anaheim Convention Center expansion has driven official notice by its biggest client that it, too, is in growth mode.

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Hotel Sales Mid-Year Tally: $372M

16 OC hotels sold for more $372 million in the first six months of the year—an average of $23.3 million and 201% higher by dollar volume than in the same period last year.

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Del Taco Names CMO

Del Taco Restaurants Inc. in Lake Forest named Barry Westrum chief marketing officer.

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LPA Names New CEO

LPA Inc., the largest architectural firm in Orange County, named Wendy Rogers as chief executive officer, succeeding Robert Kupper who was CEO for 30 years.

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Disney Parks: Q3 Bright Spot

Walt Disney Co.’s Parks and Resorts Segment had $1.2 billion in operating income on revenue of $4.9 billion in the Burbank-based entertainment company’s most recent quarter, growth of 18% and 12%, respectively.

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Anaheim Visitors Spend $710M in May

Visit Anaheim said 2.4 million people visited the city in May and spent $710 million countywide.

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Long Beach Airport Up YTD

Long Beach Airport’s passenger count was up 47% in the first six months of this year—to 1.8 million fliers, from 1.3 million in the same period last year.

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Site of Ex-Vans HQ Now Primary Color’s

RETAIL: Printer consolidating operations to improve efficiencies

Primary Color Systems Corp. plans to move its operations to Cypress—to the office and warehouse complex that Vans Inc. called home for a decade before moving to Costa Mesa this summer.

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Ambassadorship Reportedly to Roberts

GOVERNMENT: Co-owns Mission Inn; couple GOP donors

It’s a time-honored government tradition—patronage has its privileges, as does friendship and policy kinship.

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