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Yogurtland Adds in Dallas

Irvine-based Yogurtland signed current franchisee Yang Group to expand the chain in Dallas-Fort Worth with up to eight locations over the next three years.

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Taco Bell Sales Up, Profit Down

Irvine-based Taco Bell Corp.’s system-wide sales grew 4% to $2.34 billion and operating profit declined 6% to $132 million in its most recent quarter.

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Franchiser Names Development Chief

Home Franchise Concepts promoted Jonathan Thiessen to chief development officer, a new position. He was previously vice president of franchise licensing.

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Habit Sales Up; Earnings, Comps Down

Habit Restaurants Inc. reported about $92 million in revenue for its most recent quarter, up 17% year-over-year. Net income plunged 61% to $700,000.

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South OC Community College Names Chancellor

Kathleen Burke has been named chancellor of the South Orange County Community College District.

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Judge Denies Motions to Dismiss Mazzo Case

Judge Andrew Guilford ruled on Tuesday that the government can proceed with a third trial against health-care executive Jim Mazzo on insider trading charges.

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LA Homeless Nonprofit Will Expand to Anaheim

Los Angeles-based nonprofit Chrysalis is taking its first step outside of Los Angeles County by seeking a new office in Anaheim.

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Insurance Firm Bought

Costa Mesa-based life insurance planning firm Tippett Moorhead & Haden Insurance Services LLC has been acquired by the Alera Group, a national employee benefits, property and casualty, risk management and wealth management firm. Terms of the transaction weren’t announced.

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Judge to Rule Tuesday on Mazzo: Dismissal or Third Trial

Lawyers came to Judge Andrew Guilford’s courtroom on Monday with two motions and three arguments to prevent a third trial against Jim Mazzo for breaking insider trading rules.

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BJ's Revenue, Income, Comps Up

BJ’s Restaurants Inc. (Nasdaq: BJRI) in Huntington Beach reported higher revenue, net income and same-store sales in its most recent quarter.

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March Airport Traffic Up

John Wayne Airport passenger traffic rose 5% year-over-year in March to 898,000 passengers.

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JetBlue LGB Airport Cuts Could Help Southwest

JetBlue Airways Corp. said it will cut its activity at Long Beach Airport by a third, from 35 daily flights to 23, on Sept. 5, in a move that opens up opportunities for other carriers, including John Wayne Airport’s largest air carrier by passenger totals, Southwest Airlines.

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PBS SoCal, KCET to Merge

Costa Mesa-based PBS SoCal expects to merge with KCETLink Media by mid-year with the newly formed group operating under a new name.

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$10M for CHOC Autism Center

Children’s Hospital of Orange County plans to open an autism center at 170 S. Main St. in Orange in early 2019.

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JetBlue to Sell JetSuiteX Seats

Seats on scheduled charters by JetSuiteX will be available on JetBlue’s website starting May 1 in an industry practice called code-sharing.

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