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Much More Than a Spaghetti Dinner

Anaheim White House’s Serato Gives as Restaurant ShinesBruno Serato, owner of the Anaheim White House Restaurant, may be better known nationally and internationally for his charity work than his success as a business owner.

By Michael de los Reyes March 21, 2016 midnight   $$ Share
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Law School Starts Civil Justice Institute

The University of California-Irvine School of Law has launched a Civil Justice Research Institute to explore how to make the U.S. civil justice system more accessible.

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Anaheim Hotelier in 2nd SD Buy

An affiliate of Anaheim-based Marwaha Group Inc. bought the 94-room TownePlace Suites hotel in Vista from Carlsbad-based TMACK Melrose LLC for $15 million, according to CoStar Group and public data.

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PHG to Add 145 Rooms in Napa

Irvine-based Pacific Hospitality Group plans to break ground April 29 on a four-story, 145-room hotel across the street from its Meritage Resort & Spa in Napa, according to a local news report.

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BJ’s Profit Up 21%

Shares in Huntington Beach-based BJ’s Restaurants Inc. jumped about 9% to a market cap of $1.1 billion in Friday morning trading following a positive quarterly report after markets closed yesterday.

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Allergan Makes $85M Buy

Allergan Plc bought Topokine Therapeutics for $85 million and certain milestone payments.

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MVE Names Founder's Son Principal

Irvine-based architectural design firm MVE & Partners promoted Matthew McLarand, formerly a senior associate partner, to principal.

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JWA Numbers Up Again

John Wayne Airport handled 907,000 passengers in March, a 9% increase compared with 832,000 in the same month last year.

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UCI Offers New Take on Batteries

University of California-Irvine researchers have invented a unique kind of battery material that they contend can be recharged hundreds of thousands of times.

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Busch Family Gives $15M

The Busch Family Foundation in Irvine gave $15 million to Catholic University of America, news reports said.

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Four UCI Faculty Named to Academy

Four University of California-Irvine faculty and one alumnus will be inducted in October into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Anaheim Advances $209M Hotel

Anaheim’s Planning Commission on Monday approved plans for a 580-room hotel at the corner of Harbor Boulevard and Disney Way, which sends the proposal to the city council to consider on May 17.

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Western State, CSUF Still Neighbors

Western State College of Law has moved from Fullerton to Irvine, leasing space at 1 Banting in Irvine, part of a two-building California State University-Fullerton Irvine campus in the Irvine Spectrum.

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Provost Honored By Optometry Group

Marshall B. Ketchum University Provost Morris Berman will receive the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry at the association’s annual leadership luncheon in Boston in June.

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Register Has New VP Advertising/GM

Digital First Media appointed Henry Williamson to oversee sales strategies as vice president of advertising at The Orange County Register.

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Port Chief On President’s Advisory Group

U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker named Port of Long Beach Chief Executive Jon Slangerup to the department’s advisory committee on supply chain competitiveness.