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Segerstrom Center Plans Dance School

The Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa plans to open a dance school in September 2015 with American Ballet Theatre, the center said.

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Habit IPO Set

Habit Restaurants Inc. has priced its initial public offering of 5 million shares tomorrow at $18 a share, the company said.

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Nekter Juice Bar Adds Food, App

Santa Ana-based Nekter Juice Bar Inc. is set to add food items to its menu and a smart phone app to order and buy them, the company said.

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OC Visitor Counts, Spending Up

More people came to Orange County in September, and they spent more money, the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau said.

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Garden Grove IT Company Acquired

Garden Grove-based Bar Code Specialties Inc. will be acquired by Quest Solution Inc., a Nevada IT integrator.

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El Pollo Loco Lock-Up Date Waived

Costa Mesa-based El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. said insiders will be able to sell 6 million shares as early as Wednesday, November 19, after a “lock-up” date was waived by the lead managers of its initial public offering in July.

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Pieology Builds Executive Team

Pieology Pizzeria named Stephanie Lambrecht vice president of operations, the third senior executive it’s hired this summer.

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Slater Endorses Volcom, Electric

Professional surfer Kelly Slater will endorse surf product for Costa Mesa-based Volcom Inc. and Electric Visuals in San Clemente.

New Allergan Suitor Puts Friendly Face on Takeover Talk

HEALTHCARE: Could arrive at special meeting with two offers

A new bidder has brought a decidedly different tone to talks on a takeover of Irvine-based Allergan Inc.

Hope for Hangars? South Coast Redux; Act II for Churm?

Are the powers that be rethinking the fate of the two hangars on the former Marine base in Tustin now that Google has signed a 60-year lease worth $1.2 billion for a similar structure and several others on surrounding grounds in the Silicon Valley?

Habit Looks to Trade on ‘Better-Burger’ Standing in IPO

RESTAURANTS: Recent growth, timing of offering look favorable

The Habit Restaurants Inc. in Irvine appears to have a number of factors working in its favor for an initial public offering that’s expected sometime this week, including some that reflect its strong run of recent years and others that indicate the chain is well-positioned for the future.

Retail ‘Boot Camp’ Ahead of NAMM

HOSPITALITY: Show also hosts media on day before opening

The National Association of Music Merchants plans a “Retail Boot Camp” for music retailers on the day before its Jan. 22-25 show at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Small Restaurants Seek Big League Through Franchises

RESTAURANTS: Approach allows fast growth at limited cost

Small local restaurant companies plan to expand by franchise in 2015.

Vocational School Bucks One Trend, Taps Another

EDUCATION: Placements, demand for training strong

Caleb Everett said he has put $1 million into Career College of California and taken no salary since his Fortuna Education LLC bought it in 2010.

Senator Visits CHOC to Publicize Patient-Safety Effort

Preventable Patient Deaths ‘Makes You Choke Up’

A major supporter of the patient safety movement led by Irvine-based Masimo Corp.’s Chief Executive Joe Kiani stopped by Orange County this month.