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HB’s Paséa Hotel & Spa Names GM

Pacific Hospitality Group named Scott Blakeslee general manager of the under-construction Paséa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach.

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Irvine Brewery Set to be Sold

Evans Brewing Co. Inc. in Santa Ana said in a regulatory filing it plans to buy Bayhawk Ales Inc. in Irvine and to exchange shares in Evans, one-for-one, for those in Bayhawk.

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Microsemi Donates $1M to Chapman

Aliso Viejo-based semiconductor maker Microsemi Corp. has given $1 million to Chapman University to support a center set to open in 2018 as part of the Orange-based school’s new Schmid College of Science and Technology.

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Hyundai Unit Names Marketing Head

Hyundai Motor America Inc. in Fountain Valley named Dean Evans its vice president and chief marketing officer.

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Marriott Boutique Hotel for SJC

Rivendell Land Co. said Marriott International will operate Mission Inn San Juan Capistrano, which is set to break ground by early 2016.

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Autobytel Shares Up On Q2

Shares in Autobytel Inc. in Irvine rose in midday trading as the company surpassed Wall Street’s expectations on revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 ended June 30.

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UCI Physician Receives $3.1M Grant

UC Irvine Health, the medical enterprise of the University of California-Irvine, said today that Dr. Shaista Malik received a five-year, $3.1 million grant from the National Institutes for Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

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Del Taco Resets $164M Debt

Lake Forest-based Del Taco Restaurants Inc. refinanced $164 million in debt under a new five-year, $250 million credit facility, cutting its borrowing costs by 3 percentage points and its annual interest payments by $5.4 million.

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Clean Energy Misses Q2 Targets

Newport Beach-based Clean Energy Fuels Corp. reported revenue and adjusted profits in the second quarter that missed Wall Street expectations.

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Juice, Food Chain Sets SoCal Growth

Scottsdale-based fast food and juice chain Grabbagreen said it signed an area developer agreement with Oceanside-based ConeHead Investments Inc. for 95 locations in Southern California, including 15 to 20 restaurants in Orange County.

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Habit Shares Down on Mixed Q2

Shares in Irvine-based Habit Restaurants Inc. fell about 7.5% in midday trading Thursday to a market cap of $750 million after a mixed quarterly report Wednesday.

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Disney, Knott’s Owners Post Quarterly Results

The Walt Disney Co. and Cedar Fair Entertainment Co.—owners respectively of Disneyland Resort and Knott’s Berry Farm—posted strong quarterly numbers in reports released after markets closed Tuesday.

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Cox Named to Pasadena Eye Device Maker’s Board

Chris Cox, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, is a new board member at Pasadena-based Calhoun Vision Inc.

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Confie Buys 3

Huntington Beach-based insurance brokerage Confie has acquired three brokerages on undisclosed terms.

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St. Joseph Health in Talks on Affiliation

Irvine-based St. Joseph Health System is near a deal for an affiliation with Providence Health & Services, which has extensive operations in Los Angeles County among other markets in the western U.S.