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Laguna Niguel Auction House Gets HOF Nod

Laguna Niguel-based SCP Auctions has been named the official auction and appraisal partner of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Alliant Acquires Agribusiness Agency

Newport Beach-based Alliant Insurance Services Inc. has acquired an agency in Lodi that specializes in agribusiness insurance. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

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Louisiana Hospital System Takes Innovation Institute Stake

The Innovation Institute in La Palma, founded with an investment from Irvine-based St. Joseph Health, said today that the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System has become its fourth member and investor.

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Local Hospitals Make List

UC Irvine Medical Center and several other Orange County hospitals made the list of the “best hospitals” in California compiled by U.S. News & World Report.

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CSUF to Get $2.4M for Migrant Education

California State University-Fullerton will get $2.4 million over five years from the U.S. Dept. of Education to offer high school and early college education for migrant farm workers and their children.

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Johnny Rockets Goes to College

Aliso Viejo-based Johnny Rockets Restaurant Group said it will expand its “express” locations on college campuses.

CrowdStrike Seeks Scale In Wake of $100M Round

TECHNOLOGY: Google latest backer for security software maker

Irvine-based security software maker CrowdStrike Inc. aims to embark on an international expansion plan after securing one of the biggest venture capital rounds in Orange County history last week.

Tenant-Improvement Contractors’ Work Gains Slow

Dollar Value Up 16.2% After 29%, 20% Increases

Orange County’s largest tenant-improvement contractors continued their growth trend last year but slowed in all aspects, including local revenue and number of employees.

On Overtime & Innovation; Mall & Anti-Mall

You can hardly get through any conversation about business these days without getting an earful on the importance of the Millennial generation in the workforce and the need to develop leaders.

OC Hotel Market Stays Hot With $126.2M Deal

REAL ESTATE: Local sales add up to $730M so far this year

The 485-room Irvine Marriott Hotel at the Irvine Towers office complex near John Wayne Airport has been sold to a Los Angeles-based institutional investor.

Anaheim College Likes Smaller Size, Local Focus

EDUCATION: Biomedical tech, robotics key to programs

Parviz Shams doesn’t plan to expand the Southern California Institute of Technology—at least not directly.

Western Digital to Get Wellness Center

St. Joseph Hoag Health will open a wellness center at the Irvine headquarters of storage products maker Western Digital Corp. this month.

Kaiser, Anaheim Rescue Join in Project

Kaiser Permanente is working with Anaheim Fire & Rescue and other businesses and government agencies on a pilot program to provide emergency medical services.

OCTA OK’s Light Rail for Santa Ana-GG Route

The Orange County Transportation Authority approved an agreement with the city of Santa Ana for a light-rail streetcar from the city to Garden Grove.

Auction.com Seeks Chinese Buyers, Sellers With Deal

Partner to Link Native Speakers, Sale Prospects

Auction.com LLC in Irvine, an online real estate marketplace that matches buyers and sellers of commercial and residential properties, signed a co-marketing deal with AREAA Global “to expand real estate ownership opportunities for Chinese investors.”