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Activists Urge St. Joseph-Providence Combo Scrutiny

Fear Possible Faith-Based Access Restrictions

Some advocacy groups are urging regulators not to waive a merger review of Irvine-based St. Joseph Health and Renton, Wash.-based Providence Health and Services’ proposed mega-affiliation.

DC Shoes, Retailer Rev Up Supercross Sponsorship

Brand Teams With Journeys for ‘16 Contests

Quiksilver Inc.’s DC Shoes brand has partnered with the Journeys retail chain as the exclusive footwear sponsor of the 2016 American Motorcyclist Association Supercross season.

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OC Unemployment Drops

Orange County’s unemployment rate ticked down to 4.1% in December from 4.2%

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Roth Staffing Founder’s Son Succeeds Him

Roth Staffing Cos. in Orange promoted Adam Roth from president and chief operating officer to chief executive as successor to Ben Roth, Adam’s father and founder of the 21-year-old employment services company.

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Recyclable Foam Maker Gets Investors

PLUSfoam Compound Technologies LLC in Newport Beach received an undisclosed investment from Acorn Innovestments and the Noël Group.

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St. Regis to Get Miraval Spa

The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort is set to get a Miraval Life in Balance Spa, according to a hotel trade journal.

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Federoff Permanent UCI Health CEO

University of California-Irvine today named Dr. Howard Federoff chief executive of UC Irvine Health.

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More NB Restaurants for Annual Fest

Newport Beach Restaurant Week launched this week with a slight increase to 61 restaurants compared with last year.

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PBS SoCal Gets Foster Kids Project Grant

PBS SoCal in Costa Mesa received a three-year, $1.7 million grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to produce documentaries about real-life issues faced by foster youth in Southern California.

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Pieology Gets Investment

Rancho Santa Margarita-based fast casual operator Pieology Pizzeria said it received an investment from Andrew and Peggy Cherng, who founded Panda Restaurant Group.

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Irvine Restaurant Group Adds Brand in OC

American Restaurant Holdings Inc. in Irvine will open two company-owned Muscle Maker Grill restaurants in Orange County

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Taco Bell Names New CMO

Taco Bell Corp. promoted Marisa Thalberg to chief marketing officer.

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Pacific Hospitality Makes Hawaii Buy

Irvine-based Pacific Hospitality Group bought Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort on the island of Kauai in Hawaii from CTF Ko’a Kea Hotel, LLC on undisclosed terms.

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Sadeghi’s LAB Pays $10M for Anaheim Sites

LAB Holding LLC in Costa Mesa will buy four development sites from the city of Anaheim for $10.1 million.

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Del Taco Guides on Q4, Full Year

Lake Forest-based Del Taco Restaurants Inc. said its unaudited revenue was about $133 million for the quarter ended Dec. 29.