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CHOC Wins Clinical Practice Grant

Children’s Hospital of Orange County will receive $17.7 million in a four-year grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

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Doti Sets Date

Chapman University President Jim Doti will step down from his post on August 31, 2016, and return to teaching.

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Sabra Spends $84M for Senior Housing

Irvine-based Sabra Health Care REIT Inc. said today it bought nine senior housing facilities in Illinois, Oregon and Washington in two deals totaling $84.7 million.

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Masimo Donates Equipment to Jordan

Irvine-based Masimo Corp. said today it will donate $5 million worth of its patient monitoring devices to Jordanian hospitals to assist them in providing healthcare to more than 1 million Syrian and Iraqi refugees.

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Del Taco Plans Central Calif. Push

Lake Forest-based Del Taco Restaurants Inc. said three franchisees will open 27 locations in central California. The company didn’t give a time frame for the expansion.

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JWA’s Wedge to Newport Beach & Co.

John Wayne Airport spokesperson Jenny Wedge plans to take a similar role at destination marketer Newport Beach & Co.

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Del Taco Board Member Buys Chicago Hot Dog Stand

Del Taco Restaurants Inc. board member Ari Levy and four investors bought the Wieners Circle hot dog stand in Chicago and are likely to expand the concept.

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Disease Sensor Maker Gets $2.4M

Irvine-based PhageTech Inc. said it closed on $2.4 million in Series A financing to complete development and U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for disease sensor technology and to commercialize a blood and urine test for bladder cancer.

Architecture Firms Ramp Up With 9% Billings Increase

40 Biggest Combine For $474M in Local Work

Orange County’s architecture firms combined for a 9.1% increase in local billings this year following a modest 1.6% increase in local billings last year, and are on track to return to the 13% surge they had in 2013.

Engineering Firms Reverse Last Year’s Billings Drop

Increase Total By 1.7% Following 1.5% Decrease

Orange County’s top engineering firms with headquarters or significant operations here have recovered from a 1.5% drop in billings last year, posting a 1.7% increase in local billings during the 12-month period ended June 30.

Buena Park Eyes Hospitality Improvement District

HOTELS: Assessment of 2% on room rates under discussion

Buena Park’s destination marketing agency and representatives of its 21 hotels and motels are working with city officials to form a hospitality improvement district as a source of dedicated funding for promotional efforts with a preliminary annual budget of close to $1 million.

St. Regis Shares Renovation Specifics

St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point offered details on its planned renovation of some public areas of the property.

Santa Ana Software Maker Names CEO

Technology industry veteran Joe Bergera was named chief executive of Iteris Inc., a Santa Ana-based data provider and traffic management software maker.

Casanova Pendrill Calls for Traffic Safety Evolution

Agency Highlights Theme in Placements

Casanova Pendrill’s newest installment of pro bono work for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration pays homage to the evolutionary illustration “March of Progress.”