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Corinthian Says Back Rent Paid Up

Santa Ana-based Corinthian Colleges said it has caught up on rent payments for its headquarters at the Hutton Centre near the Costa Mesa (55) Freeway in Santa Ana.

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UCI Computer Science Prof to FCC

University of California Irvine computer science professor Scott Jordan has been named the chief technology officer of the Federal Communications Commission.

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NB Management Consultant Acquired

Beacon Resources LLC in Newport Beach has been acquired by Woodland Hills-based professional services firm DLC.

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Wisconsin Firm Hiring 700 in Brea

Alta Resources, a Neenah, Wis.-based business process outsourcing company, is planning to hire some 700 workers for its Brea facility.

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$1 Million Grand Prize in Wienerschnitzel Sweepstakes

Wienerschnitzel is offering $1 million as the grand prize in its latest “Cash in on a Corn Dog” sweepstakes.

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July Traffic Ekes Up at JWA; Int’l Down

John Wayne Airport said passenger traffic rose slightly in July 2014 compared to the same period last year.

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Corinthian to Sell Assets; Second Deal Blocked

Santa Ana-based Corinthian Colleges Inc. said it would sell some assets to raise money to fund the winding down of its operations but that federal regulators had blocked a second deal.

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Santa Ana Ed Marketer Gets $8M

Santa Ana-based Greenwood Hall Inc. said it received $8 million in debt and equity financing to “recapitalize” the company.

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Irvine Company Announces Week of Fashion Events

The Irvine Company’s retail properties, Fashion Island, Irvine Spectrum Center and the Market Place, plan to launch Style Week Orange County on Sept. 10, packed with “fashion shows, shopping parties and trend presentations to celebrate the best in O.C. style.”

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Centers Turn to Clusters of Restaurants as Drawing Cards

Developers and owners of Orange County’s retail centers are increasingly going small and thinking with their stomachs to attract customers.

Downtown Santa Ana’s Next Act

Food Hall Latest Twist for East End

The developer who’s driving downtown Santa Ana’s makeover is doubling down on dining.

Blizzard Plays Cards Right With Hearthstone

TECHNOLOGY: Free game on pace to bring in $100M in 1st year

Blizzard Entertainment Inc.’s first foray into free-to-play video games is turning into a big moneymaker.

Ups & Downs for Allergan; Devil of a Case; Augie on Ice

Last week had some wags wondering if Allergan CEO David Pyott might be forced into an error by spending too much on an acquisition in hopes of putting the Irvine-based drug maker out of reach of hostile pursuers Valeant Pharmaceuticals and New York hedge funder Bill Ackman.

Gallegos Crosses Over for Milk Board’s Campaign

MARKETING: Works on par with Goodby on $20M effort

Grupo Gallegos has crossed over the demographic divide to work hand in hand with one of the best-known agencies in advertising on the California Milk Processor Board’s new $20 million ad campaign.

OC Cities Post Population Growth, Irvine Up Nearly 5%

Combine for 1% Increase To About 3 Million Residents

Orange County cities continued growing last year, combining for a net 1% increase in population to about 3 million.