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Telecoms Reverse 2 Years of Job Cuts With 4% Gain

Led By T-Mobile, Which Added 175 EmployeesThe continued growth of T-Mobile USA Inc. and Mobilitie LLC’s local operations boosted the employment of the largest telecommunications companies in Orange County over the year ended July 31.

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Port of Long Beach Gets Interim Chief

The Board of Harbor Commissioners appointed Duane Kenagy interim chief executive at the Port of Long Beach to replace Jon Slangerup, who is leaving Oct. 28 to become chief executive of an aviation technology company in Canada.

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Microsemi’s Peterson to Chapman Board

Chapman University said Microsemi Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive James Peterson has been elected to its Board of Trustees.

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JWA Traffic Dip on Southwest Drop

John Wayne Airport passenger traffic declined slightly in July compared with the same month a year earlier because of a “Southwest reduction,” an airport spokesperson said.

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Saddleback College Chief to Exit Post

Saddleback College President Tod Burnett plans to step down in June 2017.

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Allied Buys in Massachusetts

Santa Ana-based security firm Allied Universal has acquired on undisclosed terms Apollo International in Walpole, Mass.

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Cottage Cheese Maker Adds $3M

Good Culture LLC in Irvine closed a $3 million Series B round from three investors.

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AIA President’s Award for Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange has received the President’s Award from the Orange County Chapter of the American Institute for Architects for its work on Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove.

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Irvine Marriott Nears End of $22M Work

The Irvine Marriott has begun a $1.3 million project to remake its arrival driveway area, the last stage of a $22 million overall project that includes room renovations.

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Chapman Pharma School Starts Center

Chapman University’s School of Pharmacy has opened its first center, which focuses on targeted drug delivery.

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UCI to Open eSports Arena

University of California-Irvine next week opens the first eSports area run by a public university.

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UCI Leads Updraft on U.S. News’ Rankings

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the University of California-Irvine ninth among public universities nationwide in its 2017 Best Colleges report, released today.

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Concordia Gets Resident Entrepreneur

Charlie Zhang, founder of the Laguna Hills-based Pick Up Stix restaurant chain, has been named Entrepreneur-in-Residence by Concordia University Irvine’s business school.

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Innovation Institute in New Alliance

The La Palma-based Innovation Institute has signed an agreement with the Westport, Conn.-based Society of Physician Entrepreneurs, a biomedical and healthcare innovation network of more than 25,000 members in some 20 chapters worldwide.

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Confie Buys Three Brokerages

Huntington Beach-based insurer Confie continued to expand with the acquisition of brokerages in Illinois, Nevada and Florida.

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Baja Fresh, La Salsa Sold

Irvine-based BF Acquisition Holdings LLC, the parent company for Baja Fresh Mexican Grill and La Salsa Fresh Mexican Grill, will be acquired for $27 million by MTY Food Group Inc. in Montreal, Canada.