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HireRight Parent Files for BK

The parent company of Irvine-based employment screening firm HireRight Inc. has filed for bankruptcy protection.

By Jane Yu February 16, 2015 3:08 p.m.   Share
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Higher Ed Tech Firm in Course Deal

Santa Ana-based Greenwood Hall Inc. said it would work with Boston-based curriculum provider Cengage Learning to offer online course content to Greenwood’s higher education clients.

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SJC Company Buys Tradeshows, Magazines

Emerald Expositions LLC in San Juan Capistrano acquired several tradeshows from New York-based Vendome Group LLC and Macfadden Communications Group LLC.

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Alliant Acquires Again in Spokane

Newport Beach-based Alliant Insurance Services Inc. has acquired Kassa Insurance Services Inc. in Spokane, Wash. on undisclosed terms.

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CSUF Gets $1.5M for Business Center

California State University-Fullerton said it received $1.5 million from Jeffrey Van Harte to start an investment management center and expand a student-managed investment fund.

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Real Mex Names Chief Executive

Cypress-based Real Mex Restaurants Inc. named Bryan Lockwood its chief executive, a news report said.

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How Henry Did It

Local Infrastructure, Global Vision Behind OC Legend

Henry Segerstrom was renowned, of course, as creator of South Coast Plaza and a patron of art and music.

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El Pollo Loco Plans to Expand in Utah

Costa Mesa-based El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. said a group of Southern California franchisees have agreed to open five locations in the Salt Lake City market by 2018.

OC Schools Aim to Fill Key Rx of Reform

EDUCATION: Pharmacy programs in various stages at 3 universities

Three local universities want to launch pharmacy schools here, and they would join six others in Southern California and a total cadre of 11 statewide.

Chef Built Beloved Restaurant on Natural Talent

Mixes Ethnic Food Smarts, Hunger for Better Dining

Our now legendary Orange County lady chef and restaurateur Zov Karamardian set out to introduce the dining public to Mediterranean food 27 years ago.

Upscale Bars Offer Comfort, Sociable Dining Alternative

Claim Center Stage With Inviting Decor, Food, Drink

Having a glass of wine with friends is no longer the cutting-edge trend. We are now having cocktails.

This One Is All About Henry

Not many individuals can provide the spark for an entire column.

Device Maker Follows Side Effect Into New Niche

HEALTHCARE: Switch from respiratory to blood pressure aid

Rox Medical Inc. has shifted its business model as it seeks to lower the pressure—and possibly lure a buyer.

Proctor to Play Role in Pick of Successor at St. Joe

HEALTHCARE: CEO guided system into Hoag partnership

Veteran Orange County healthcare executive Deborah Proctor’s imprint will be felt by her successor.

Pacific Club Program Aims to Make Students Leaders

EDUCATION: New academy fosters character development

The newest initiative of the Pacific Club Impact Foundation in Newport Beach has helped 150 middle school students from various backgrounds cultivate their leadership skills under the mentorship of local business executives.

Taco Bell Plans Expansion in Japan

A Tokyo-based restaurant operator said it would open franchises of Irvine-based Taco Bell Corp. in Japan.