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Musco Center Gets Started With Logo

MARKETING: Stylized ‘M’ honors main donors, shows flair

Music has yet to stream through the Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts, but Chapman University’s newest addition just played its first visual note—a signature-like logo that fuses outlines of the letter “M” with movements of a conductor’s baton.

Recent Restaurant Closing No Surprise, Another Sad

Tamarind Dashed Hopes, Scott’s Ends on High Note

Double bombshells hit diners in the past month with the sudden closing of Tamarind of London at Newport Coast and news that Scott’s would be closing at the end of the year.

OC Operations Help Danaher Boost Q3 Performance

Local Units Part of 23% Revenue Hike on Dental

Units with an Orange County presence helped drive improved financial performance for Danaher Corp.’s third quarter, according to company executives.

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Kia Nets NBA All-Star Deal

Kia Motors Corp.’s logo will appear on player jerseys during the National Basketball Association’s next two All-Star games—in Toronto in 2016 and Charlotte, N.C. in 2017.

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Mixed Q3 for Ingram

Irvine-based Ingram Micro Inc. reported a mixed third quarter in a report issued after the close of intraday trading today.

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Brandman Puts $2M in Online Ed Co.

Brandman University in Irvine will invest $2 million of its endowment in the company that provides the online platform for a new degree program the school launched last month.

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First Johnny Rockets Express in India

The India franchisee for Aliso Viejo-based Johnny Rockets Restaurant Group opened its first express location in that country, according to news reports.

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Allergan Shares Up on Pfizer Talks

Shares in Allergan PLC rose about 9% in morning trading after the drug maker and potential partner Pfizer Inc. confirmed the two companies were discussing a merger.

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Irvine Software Maker Gets $85M

Irvine-based analytics software maker Alteryx Inc. has raised $85 million in a venture capital round led by Iconiq Capital in San Francisco and prior backer Insight Venture Partners in New York.

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Niagara, True Drinks Ink Deal, Smith Injects $3M

Irvine-based True Drinks Holdings Inc. has drawn an additional $3 million investment from Vinny Smith and hired a local bottler to handle its signature AquaBall product, a flavored water with no sugar.

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Universal Protection Buys ABM Unit

Santa Ana-based security services company Universal Protection Service has acquired ABM Security Business for $131 million.

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JWA September Traffic Up 11%

John Wayne Airport said more than 844,000 passengers passed through its gates in September, 11% more than in the same period last year, when about 761,000 passengers flew in and out of Orange County.

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Private Equity Seeks Del Taco Exit

Three investors that owned the privately held forerunner of Lake Forest-based Del Taco Restaurants Inc. will sell up to 3.87 million shares in a secondary offering, the fast food chain said.

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China Co. Buys Milan Panic's Biomed Firm

Santa Ana-based MP Biomedicals LLC has been sold to Valiant Co., Ltd., in China for about $134 million.

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Johnny Rockets to Grow in 3 Markets

Aliso Viejo-based Johnny Rockets Restaurant Group said franchisees have agreed to open 49 locations in Italy, Paraguay and Canada, two of which are new countries for the burger chain.