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EON Puts $20 Million Into VR Center in Mexico

TECHNOLOGY: Education push includes augmented realityIrvine-based software maker EON Reality Inc. hopes to keep its growth up by bringing virtual and augmented reality content to the masses through an aggressive international plan centered on education and awareness.

By Chris Casacchia June 13, 2016 midnight   $$ Share
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UCI, Harvard Renew Partnership

University of California- Irvine said today it and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute will receive up to $6.7 million in renewed federal funding to help improve patient safety in healthcare settings.

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Slapfish Plans 50 Sites

Slapfish LLC plans franchised locations in six states.

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Knott’s Eyes Land for Parking

Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park plans to buy 1.1 acres for $250,000 as part of a $5 million expansion of its Soak City water park by May 2017.

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PHG in Deals for AC Irvine, Tempe

An affiliate of Irvine’s Pacific Hospitality Group is in deals for two AC Hotels—a 176-room property currently under construction at the Park Place mixed-use campus near John Wayne Airport and a recently opened location in Tempe, Ariz.—from Woodbine Development Corp. and USAA.

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FivePoint to Sponsor Concert Venue’s Last Season

FivePoint Holdings in Aliso Viejo said it will sponsor the final concert series at Irvine Meadows Amphitheater and is also exploring building an amphitheater on the south end of the Orange County Great Park in Irvine.

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Pieology Buys Competitor

Rancho Santa Margarita-based Pieology Pizzeria bought competitor Carlsbad-based Project Pie.

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Verizon to Buy Telogis

Verizon Communications Inc. will buy Aliso Viejo-based Telogis Inc. on undisclosed terms.

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MemorialCare Teams With Boeing for Health Plan

Fountain Valley-based MemorialCare Health System said today it would work with Boeing Co. to create a customized health plan for the aerospace company’s employees and dependents in Orange County, Long Beach and the South Bay area of Los Angeles County.

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El Pollo Loco Signs Tucson Franchisee

Costa Mesa-based El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. signed PLM Restaurants LC in Ogden, Utah to open six new sites in Tucson, Ariz., by August 2019, and to buy the chain’s two existing company-owned sites there.

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Dana Point DMO to Hire Chief

Visit Dana Point plans to hire an executive director by summer’s-end, according to Board Chairman Jim Samuels, general manager of Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa.

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Rehab Hospital Opens in Aliso Viejo

AAC Holdings Inc. said today it opened Laguna Treatment Hospital in Aliso Viejo.

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Cuts at PIMCO

Newport Beach-based asset management firm Pacific Investment Management Co. has cut 68 jobs, or about 3% of its 2,300 workers companywide.

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Payoff Raises $47 Million

Costa Mesa-based consumer financial services firm Payoff has raised about $47 million from 56 investors in a round expected to raise about $65 million, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission document.

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Ad Agency Adds Exec

Huntington Beach-based Grupo Gallegos created a new management post to be shared between an in-house executive and a new hire, effective July 18.

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Johnny Rockets Gets 1st Drive-Thru

Lake Forest-based restaurant chain Johnny Rockets Group Inc. opened its first-ever drive-thru, a franchised location in North Carolina.