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Montage Moves Ahead on Los Cabos

Irvine-based Montage Hotels & Resorts said today it would develop Montage Los Cabos on Santa Maria Bay in Los Cabos, Mexico, its first international property.

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Education Company Nabs Investment

Santa Ana-based Greenwood Hall Inc. said Lincoln Park Capital Fund LLC in Chicago invested in the company.

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Del Taco Buyer Ticker Changes

The company that plans to buy Lake Forest-based Del Taco Holdings Inc. changed its Nasdaq markets ticker symbol Tuesday morning to “TACO.”

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Pac Life Sells Pension Business to Goldman Sachs

Newport Beach-based Pacific Life Insurance Co. has sold its pension advisory business in New York to Goldman Sachs Assets Management.

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JWA March Passengers, Flights Up

John Wayne Airport reported boosts in passenger traffic and flights for March.

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UCI Names Provost

University of California-Irvine said Enrique Lavernia will be provost and executive vice chancellor, reporting to Chancellor Howard Gillman.

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Taco Bell Revenue Up

The parent company of Irvine-based Taco Bell Corp. said new store openings and same-store sales increases boosted the Mexican-themed fast food chain’s revenue by 9% in the first quarter of this year.

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FDA Clears AcuFocus Inlay

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Irvine-based AcuFocus Inc.’s Kamra corneal inlay for treating presbyopia.

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Anaheim Recycling Company Sold

Anaheim-based recycling services provider Certified Recycling has been acquired by Tricor Pacific Capital, a Vancouver-based private equity firm with an office in Chicago.

Newport Sets Sail for Ensenada

Annual Race Tests Mettle of Crews, Helps Kids in Baja

Len Bose has been a part of 29 editions of the Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race, the next of which is set for this weekend.

Medtronic Valve Gets FDA OK for Use in Procedure

Product For Patients With High, Extreme Risks

Medtronic CoreValve, a less-invasive heart valve that has Orange County roots, recently received the green light from the Food and Drug Administration for use in what’s known as “valve-in-valve” procedures for treating people whose surgical aortic valves have failed.

Mohamed’s Moxie; NB’s Big Week; I Heart Ballet

The Insider has heard more than once that former Pimco CEO Mohamed El-Erian is a favorite for a cabinet-level job if Hillary Clinton wins the White House in 2016.

Quality Systems Buys Into Big Data

Irvine-based healthcare software maker Quality Systems Inc. continued its diversification effort with the recent acquisition of a “big data” specialist.

Share Sale Cuts Top Habit Owner’s Stake

The private equity firm that has controlled Irvine-based Habit Restaurants Inc. since leading an investor group in a 2007 buyout of the fast-casual burger chain was expected to trim its holdings to less than a majority stake through a secondary share offering.

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HB Insurance Brokerage Acquired

Madison Risk & Insurance Services in Huntington Beach has been acquired by Itasca, Ill.-based Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. on undisclosed terms.