Orange County Business Journal


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7 New Restaurants at Market Place

The Market Place in Tustin and Irvine has signed seven new restaurants to its lineup at the 165-acre shopping center.

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Taco Bell Parent’s Chairman to Retire

Yum Brands Inc. Chairman and former chief executive David Novak will retire in May.

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Franchisee Seeks Up to 20 Smoothie Sites

Newport Beach-based RanaKaran Investments LLC said it will franchise 10 to 20 locations of Atlanta-based Tropical Smoothie Café in Orange County over the next five years, plus 10 to 20 in San Diego County.

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CoreLogic Buys Again

CoreLogic Inc. paid Wells Fargo Bank N.A. $65 million for the 49.9% of RELS LLC it didn’t yet own.

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CSULB Chooses New Provost

California State University-Long Beach said Brian Jersky will be provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, effective June 1. He replaces David Dowell, who is retiring.

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Gibson Dunn Gets New Managing Partners

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP named corporate partner Michael Flynn and litigation partner Meryl Young to manage its office in Irvine, replacing Jeffrey Reeves, who had run the international law firm’s location here since 2008.

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Care Facility Operator Names President

Irvine-based healthcare facilities operator Silverado named Shamim Wu president and chief operating officer, a new position.

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Anaheim Buyer for $12M SD Hotel

Anaheim-based Fortune Hospitality LLC has acquired the 78-room Best Western Plus hotel in La Mesa for $12.4 million, according to CoStar Group and brokerage company Atlas Hospitality Group.

Doti Did It

Continued Quarter-Century Growth Drive for Chapman; Laid Groundwork for August Succession

Chapman University President James Doti is our 2015 Business Person of the Year.

Buena Park-Based Grocer to East Coast

RETAIL: 99 Ranch picks up pair of New Jersey locations from A&P

Asian-themed grocery store chain 99 Ranch Market has landed in the Garden State for its East Coast expansion, according to documents filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

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Squar Milner Buys in LA, SD

Squar Milner LLP is buying Solomon, Winnett & Rosenfield in Los Angeles and McLean, Rotherham & Co. in San Diego and plans to bring the accounting firms under Squar Milner’s name with headquarters in Newport Beach.

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Disney Area Hotel Seeks 180 Rooms

Owners of the 86-room Park Vue Inn envision more rooms and smaller restaurants as part of a redevelopment, according to documents filed this month with the city of Anaheim.

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JWA 2015 Numbers Keep Rising

John Wayne Airport processed nearly 877,000 passengers in November, a year-over-year increase of more than 100,000, or 14%.

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Sunstone Sheds NY Hotel for $540M

Aliso Viejo-based hotel investor and operator Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. said that it has sold its leasehold interest in New York City’s Doubletree Guest Suites Times Square for $540 million.

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Kaiser to Launch Med School

Kaiser Permanente plans to open a medical school in Southern California.