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Anaheim HVAC Company in Texas Buy

Anaheim-based Source Refrigeration & HVAC Inc. has acquired Service Refrigeration Co. in Humble, Texas, on undisclosed terms.

By Jane Yu May 19, 2014 1:58 p.m.   Share
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BJ’s Beats Estimates, Shares Up

Shares of BJ’s Restaurants Inc. jumped more than 15% following the company’s second-quarter earnings that beat analyst estimates and its guidance on two positive financial trends for the future.

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Ingram Beats Revenue, Profit Targets in Q2

Santa Ana-based Ingram Micro Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter revenue and adjusted profits that beat Wall Street expectations.

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Hotel Marketer Tops $400M in Reservations

Newport Beach-based hotel sales and marketing company Preferred Hotel Group said it produced $420 million in reservations for member hotels in the first six months of the year.

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Laguna Cliffs Names New GM

The Laguna Cliffs Inn in Laguna Beach named Rachel Tejada general manager.

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Brea Natural Foods Supplier Acquired

Brea-based natural food products distributor Nature’s Best has agreed to be acquired by KeHE Distributors LLC in Naperville, Ill.

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Real Mex CEO Departs

Cypress-based Real Mex Restaurants Inc. President and Chief Executive Charly Robinson has left the company according to reports.

Irvine Firm Seeks Business Virtue in Catholic Practice

LAW: Recent combination aims for national client roster

Tim Busch and Michael Caspino have a clear growth plan in mind for their newly formed law partnership: make it the go-to firm for cases involving Roman Catholic entities nationwide.

Hotels Get Creative With Modern Looks for Lobbies

Renovations, New Construction Emphasize Open Design

Look to the lobbies of Orange County’s newest and most recently redesigned hotels to see the hospitality industry’s latest generation of interior design on display.

Corinthian Programs Could Command $140M

EDUCATION: Wells Fargo, reports cite value, $101M debt

Corinthian Colleges Inc.’s selloff of schools and programs and its closing of campuses could bring in as much as $140 million.

Fast-Casual Pizza Co. Eyes More Units, New States

RESTAURANTS: Pieology has Yum! vet to lead expansion

Pieology Pizzeria has cooked up ambitious plans to double in size by year-end and has hired a Yum! Brands Inc. veteran to help it get there.

El Pollo Loco Chain Sets IPO Terms

Costa Mesa-based El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. set the terms for its planned initial public offering.

Ketchum Univ. Names Health Dean

Fullerton-based Marshall B. Ketchum University named Judy Ortiz the first dean of its College of Health Sciences and director of its new School of Physician Assistant Studies.

Fresh Roxy Style at the Beach—Venice Beach, That Is

New Quiksilver Video Part of ‘Season of Freedom’

Apparel manufacturer Quiksilver Inc. in Huntington Beach has launched a one-minute video, “Loving Lost in Venice.”

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Investor Targets Yard House Parent

Starboard Value L.P. in New York City increased its ownership in Orlando-based Darden Restaurants 7.1% and criticized its planned $2.1 billion sale of the Red Lobster chain.

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Corinthian Monitor Named

Law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates and former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald were named as the independent monitors for Corinthian Colleges Inc.’s wind-down of its operations.