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Chapman Taps Law Dean

Chapman University announced today that Matthew J. Parlow will be the next dean of its Fowler School of Law

By Deirdre Newman January 27, 2016 4:02 p.m.   Share
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Newspaper Takes Over Rival

Nguoi Viet Daily News Inc. in Garden Grove, publisher of Nguoi Viet Daily News, has taken over assets of competitor The Little Saigon News Inc., according to documents filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California in Santa Ana.

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Chapman Sets Artists in Residence

The Dean of Chapman University’s film school said Rob Cohen would join Don Hahn as artist-in-residence for the Spring Semester, which started Feb. 1.

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St. Joseph Health to Run Home Health Franchises

Irvine-based St. Joseph Health bought 26 Nurse Next Door franchises with an option to buy 12 more.

Ambry Genetics Adds Test Lab in Aliso Viejo

Genetic testing provider Ambry Genetics Corp. will open a new, 65,000-square-foot laboratory across the street from its Aliso Viejo headquarters this month.

Drugmaker’s New CEO Sets No. 1 Drug Category Goal

HEALTHCARE: Aims to lead in central nervous system drugs

Aliso Viejo-based Avanir Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s newly appointed chief executive has what he calls a “very simplistic” vision for the drugmaker.

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Taco Bell Q4 Profit Down in Up Year

Irvine-based Taco Bell Corp. fourth quarter operating profit fell 4.3% to $152 million, compared with the same period last year, while full-year operating profit increased 12% to $529 million.

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Kurion Sold for $350M

Irvine-based Kurion Inc., which played a key role in stabilizing the contaminated Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan nearly four years ago, has been sold for $350 million to Paris-based nuclear cleanup specialist Veolia.

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OC, Anaheim Visitor Tally Up

Visitor counts rose countywide and in Anaheim in 2015.

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All-Time High for JWA 2015

John Wayne Airport served more than 888,000 passengers in December, tipping its passenger count for all of 2015 total passengers to an all-time high.

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Windjammer Buys in Canada

Windjammer Capital Investors added two Canadian companies to its portfolio Thursday.

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CHOC Expanding Neonatal Unit

Children’s Hospital of Orange County will expand its neonatal intensive care unit.

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Montage Investor to Provide Up to $200M for Growth

Montage Hotels & Resorts LLC in Irvine said a real estate fund affiliated with Ares Management LP in Los Angeles will buy up to 20% of the hospitality manager and, in addition, commit “up to $200 million” to acquire and develop properties which Montage would operate.

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St. Joseph Heritage Health Names New Chief Executive

Irvine-based St. Joseph Health said today that Kevin Manemann is the new chief executive of its St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare physician practice management organization.

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Mall Announces New Stores

The Shops at Mission Viejo is adding six tenants over the next few months, including apparel retailer Madewell, which is holding its grand opening celebration from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today on the upper level near Forever 21.