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Ensign Buys Assisted Living Land

Ensign Group Inc. in Mission Viejo bought the parcels under 15 assisted living facilities it runs in Wisconsin and plans to buy more land under the healthcare properties it operates in more than a dozen states.

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Accountancy Promotes Partners

BDO USA LLP in Irvine named Joe Johnson its West Region managing partner and Kristen McCarthy to succeed Johnson in his former role of Orange County assurance managing partner.

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Visit Anaheim Starts Show

Visit Anaheim plans to hold its first Sports Express show at the Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove Jan. 11 to 13. The event will draw 15 to 20 sports event organizers and meeting planners, plus attendees from local hotels and cities.

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JWA September Traffic Up

John Wayne Airport moved about 867,000 passengers in September, up 5% over September 2015, when about 824,000 passed through its gates.

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Kawaski, Citi to Offer Credit

Foothill Ranch-based Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A. has arranged for Citi Retail Services to offer consumer financing via Kawasaki-branded credit cards at motorcycle manufacturer’s 1,100 authorized dealers.

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Ubiquity Ordered to Pay $7.7M

A federal judge in Illinois levied a $7.7 million award against Irvine-based Ubiquity Inc. in favor of Gerald North, principal of the former Chicago-based Gerald D.W. North & Associates.

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Trump Taps UCI Professor

University of California-Irvine economics professor Peter Navarro has been selected by president-elect Donald Trump to oversee a newly created White House National Trade Council.

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Consultancy Names CEO

Resources Connection, Inc. in Irvine named Kate W. Duchene president and chief executive, effective Dec. 19

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Allergan in $2.9B Aesthetics Buy

Allergan plc bought LifeCell Corp., which develops aesthetic and regenerative medicine used in plastic surgery, for $2.9 billion, in a deal expected to close in the first quarter.

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Autobytel Sells Specialty Product

Autobytel Inc. in Irvine sold its specialty finance leads product to El Segundo-based Internet Brands Inc. for $3.2 million.

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OC Placement Firm Acquired

National placement firm Decision Toolbox in Irvine has been acquired on undisclosed terms by Engage2Excel in Statesville, N.C.

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Yamaha Unit Buys Engine Maker

Yamaha Motor Corp. USA in Cypress said its Kennesaw, Ga.-based Outdoor Power Equipment division acquired Subaru Industrial Power Products on undisclosed terms.

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Confie Buys in Arizona

Huntington Beach-based insurance provider Confie acquired on undisclosed terms Oasis Insurance in Mesa, Ariz.

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UCI Applications Set Record

The University of California-Irvine received a record 102,210 admission applications and expects the number to grow by the Jan. 3 deadline for the fall 2017 term.

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Proctor Joins Senior Living Board

Deborah Proctor will join the board of Front Porch, a Glendale-based nonprofit operator of senior and affordable housing communities, starting January.