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OC Tech on Target; Sage Hill’s Science Scholar; Early Picks

Anyone who doubts that science and technology are all over the place—or that Orange County is all over tech—can check our Chris Casacchia’s front-page piece on the CES show in Las Vegas.

Hilton Irvine Sold to Investor in San Jose

HOTELS: $53M estimate for 302-room property near JWA

The Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport has been sold to a San Jose-based investor.

Joint Venture for Anton & Chia

Newport Beach-based accounting firm Anton & Chia LLP has entered into a joint venture with Morine & Co. Chartered Accountants LLP in Vancouver.

For-Profit University Posts Big Gains, Seeks More in Anaheim

EDUCATION: Draws from ethnic communities here, overseas

A for-profit school in a modest office park in the shadow of Angel Stadium in Anaheim has quietly grown sixfold in three years—and it has its sights on more.

Habit Chain Signs First Overseas Deal

Irvine-based Habit Restaurants Inc. signed its first international expansion deal, an agreement with an area franchiser in the Middle East to develop 50 restaurants in six countries over the next 10 years.

Clean Energy Sells Dallas Facility Stake

Newport Beach-based alternative fuel developer and supplier Clean Energy Fuels Corp. sold its majority stake in a biomethane production facility in Dallas to a minority owner for $40.6 million.

CashCall Mortgage Arm to Be Bought

Irvine-based Impac Mortgage Holdings Inc. agreed to acquire the mortgage operations of CashCall Inc. Terms were not disclosed.

Irvine Hotel Seeks Food Ideas for Chain

The Irvine Marriott will be one of the hotel chain’s first sites to cultivate food and beverage business ideas under a new program for chef-entrepreneurs by Bethesda, Md.-based Marriott International Inc.

Newport Beach Promoted in London

The destination marketing organization for Newport Beach is using images gathered by a drone to promote the city at U.S. trade shows and in London.

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Call Center Operator Names CFO

Alorica, Inc. in Irvine named James Molloy chief financial officer, replacing Jack Pollock, who has been with the company since it was founded in 1999.

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Wienerschnitzel Parent Shutters Fast Casual Restaurant

Irvine-based Galardi Group Inc. closed its Two Madres Mexican Kitchen restaurant in Mission Viejo and ended its foray into fast-casual Mexican-style food, according to a news report.

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Busch, Caspino to Split

The heads of Irvine-based law firm Busch & Caspino have announced they are forming two separate law firms.

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Hissin to Sapphire Culinary

Sapphire Culinary Group in Laguna Beach named Dieter Hissin its director of operations, a new position, the company said.

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Impac Buys CashCall’s Mortgage Business

Irvine-based Impac Mortgage Holdings Inc. has agreed to acquire the mortgage operations of CashCall Inc.