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OCers Get Ellis Island Awards

Several Orange County residents, as well as others with ties to OC, are recipients of the 2017 Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

By Deirdre Newman May 12, 2017 10:57 a.m. share »
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Veritone Raises $37.5M in IPO

Newport Beach-based start-up Veritone Inc. began trading today on the NASDAQ Capital Markets after raising $37.5 million in an initial public offering.

By Chris Casacchia May 12, 2017 10:16 a.m. share »
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OC-Backed Pebble Beach Expands

Pebble Beach Co. in August will open 38 new rooms under the name Fairway One, at The Lodge at Pebble Beach.

By Paul Hughes May 12, 2017 9:47 a.m. share »
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Burba Hotel Network Sold

Burba Hotel Network in Costa Mesa was bought by Northstar Travel Group in Secaucus, N.J., on undisclosed terms.

By Paul Hughes May 11, 2017 4:44 p.m. share »
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LPA Opens Dallas Office

Irvine-based design firm LPA Inc., the largest architectural firm in Orange County, opened a new office in Dallas, its sixth U.S. location.

By Peter J. Brennan May 11, 2017 2:23 p.m. share »
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CSULB Names Ed Dean

California State University-Long Beach said Shireen Pavri will be dean of the College of Education starting July 3.

By Deirdre Newman May 11, 2017 2:08 p.m. share »
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Pieology Gets a President

Pieology Pizzeria in Rancho Santa Margarita named Michael Nolan president.

By Paul Hughes May 11, 2017 9:28 a.m. share »
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UCI, Girls Group Go to Camp

University of California-Irvine and Santa Ana nonprofit Global G.L.O.W. will work this summer to help get 50 at-risk middle- and high-school girls succeed in school and move on to college.

By Deirdre Newman May 10, 2017 2:42 p.m. share »
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First American Picks Gilyard

First American Financial Corp. in Santa Ana appointed Reginald “Reggie” Gilyard to its board of directors.

By Peter J. Brennan May 9, 2017 3:34 p.m. share »
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Disney Parks Unit Results Up

Walt Disney Co.’s parks and resorts unit led a revenue increase at the Burbank-based entertainment company in its most recent quarter.

By Paul Hughes May 9, 2017 2:13 p.m. share »
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SCC Foundation to Get Estate Gift

Santiago Canyon College Foundation in Orange received a $100,000 bequest from the estate of Arlin and Betty Pirtle, the largest donation from an individual donor in the foundation’s 19-year history, a press release from the foundation said.

By Deirdre Newman May 8, 2017 4:34 p.m. share »
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Healthcare REITs to Merge

Sabra Health Care REIT Inc. in Irvine and Care Capital Properties Inc. in Chicago plan an all-stock merger that’s expected to close in the third quarter.

By Sherry Hsieh, Paul Hughes May 8, 2017 9:29 a.m. share »
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State Farm to Shut Irvine Office

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. plans to close its Irvine office in 2019, a move that will affect 360 employees there.

By Peter J. Brennan May 5, 2017 10:32 a.m. share »
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Hotel Manager Adds Three

Twenty Four Seven Hotels in Newport Beach added three management contracts, including a Buena Park hotel scheduled to open in August.

By Paul Hughes May 5, 2017 8:59 a.m. share »
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$2M Remediation for ‘Toxic’ Fullerton Site

Current and former owners of the site of a former Chicago Musical Instruments manufacturing facility in Fullerton will pay about $2 million to the state in a deal unveiled today.

By Deirdre Newman May 4, 2017 4:58 p.m. share »