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2nd Big Shareholder to Bank Board

Irvine-based Banc of California Inc. on Friday announced the appointment of its second director this week from a large shareholder.

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JWA November Traffic Up

John Wayne Airport reported 865,000 passengers flew in and out of the airport in November, up 3.5% year-over-year.

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Disney Sets Star Wars Land Date

Disneyland Resort will open Star Wars Land in 2019, Walt Disney Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Robert Iger said on the company’s quarterly conference call.

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Lama Leaves Pelican Hill

Giuseppe Lama’s tenure as managing director at the Resort at Pelican Hill has ended after about nine years.

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Irvine Chamber Gets New Name

Greater Irvine Chamber is the new name of the former Irvine Chamber of Commerce.

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Disney Parks Up in Down Quarter

The parks and resorts division of Walt Disney Co. in Burbank had quarterly operating income of $1.1 billion on revenue of $4.6 billion, up 13% and 6% compared with the same period last year.

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UCI Prof to Share $10M Grant

UCI Assistant Professor of Developmental & Cell Biology Ali Mortazavi will share $10 million in grant funding over four years with the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena to establish a mapping center to pinpoint where genes, and the regulatory elements that control them, lie within the entire genome.

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UCI, Rochester Tech in Joint Effort

University of California-Irvine and Rochester Institute of Technology’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability launched the Reducing Embodied-Energy & Decreasing Emissions Institute to improve the efficiency and competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing.

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State Funds UCI Innovation, Research

University of California-Irvine’s innovation institute has received $2.2 million from the state to help speed research and innovations to market.

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CPA Firms Combine

Certified public accountancy Katherman Kitts & Co. in Irvine said its entire team has joined Haskell & White, effective Feb. 1.

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Hotel Marketer Books $1.1B

Preferred Hotels & Resorts booked $1.1 billion in reservations in 2016 for the hotels in its system.

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Ensign Buys in Texas

Mission Viejo-based Ensign Group Inc. acquired the real estate and operations of Parklane West Healthcare Center, a 124-bed skilled nursing and 17-bed assisted living facility in San Antonio, Texas, effective Feb. 1.

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Anaheim Visitors, Spending Up

Preliminary numbers for 2016 show boosts in Anaheim’s visitor count and the money they spend in OC, according to Visit Anaheim.

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Ad Testing Firm Sold

Ezoic Inc. in Carlsbad bought OC-based advertising technology firm AmpedSense.

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Nekter Expands to 3 New States

Nekter Juice Bar Inc. in Santa Ana has signed multi-unit franchise agreements to bring the food-and-smoothie chain into Utah, Washington and Florida—all new states for the chain.