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CSULB Names Ed Dean

California State University-Long Beach said Shireen Pavri will be dean of the College of Education starting July 3.

By Deirdre Newman May 11, 2017 2:08 p.m. share »
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Pieology Gets a President

Pieology Pizzeria in Rancho Santa Margarita named Michael Nolan president.

By Paul Hughes May 11, 2017 9:28 a.m. share »
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UCI, Girls Group Go to Camp

University of California-Irvine and Santa Ana nonprofit Global G.L.O.W. will work this summer to help get 50 at-risk middle- and high-school girls succeed in school and move on to college.

By Deirdre Newman May 10, 2017 2:42 p.m. share »
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First American Picks Gilyard

First American Financial Corp. in Santa Ana appointed Reginald “Reggie” Gilyard to its board of directors.

By Peter J. Brennan May 9, 2017 3:34 p.m. share »
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Disney Parks Unit Results Up

Walt Disney Co.’s parks and resorts unit led a revenue increase at the Burbank-based entertainment company in its most recent quarter.

By Paul Hughes May 9, 2017 2:13 p.m. share »
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SCC Foundation to Get Estate Gift

Santiago Canyon College Foundation in Orange received a $100,000 bequest from the estate of Arlin and Betty Pirtle, the largest donation from an individual donor in the foundation’s 19-year history, a press release from the foundation said.

By Deirdre Newman May 8, 2017 4:34 p.m. share »
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Healthcare REITs to Merge

Sabra Health Care REIT Inc. in Irvine and Care Capital Properties Inc. in Chicago plan an all-stock merger that’s expected to close in the third quarter.

By Sherry Hsieh, Paul Hughes May 8, 2017 9:29 a.m. share »
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State Farm to Shut Irvine Office

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. plans to close its Irvine office in 2019, a move that will affect 360 employees there.

By Peter J. Brennan May 5, 2017 10:32 a.m. share »
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Hotel Manager Adds Three

Twenty Four Seven Hotels in Newport Beach added three management contracts, including a Buena Park hotel scheduled to open in August.

By Paul Hughes May 5, 2017 8:59 a.m. share »
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$2M Remediation for ‘Toxic’ Fullerton Site

Current and former owners of the site of a former Chicago Musical Instruments manufacturing facility in Fullerton will pay about $2 million to the state in a deal unveiled today.

By Deirdre Newman May 4, 2017 4:58 p.m. share »
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Advantage Solutions Files for IPO

Irvine’s Advantage Solutions Inc., a provider of sales, marketing, merchandising and digital technology services for packaged goods manufacturers and retailers, has filed plans for an initial public offering.

May 4, 2017 4:13 p.m. share »
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El Pollo Loco Q1 Mixed

El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. in Costa Mesa earned net income of about $5 million on revenue of about $100 million in its first quarter.

By Paul Hughes May 4, 2017 2:04 p.m. share »
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Del Taco Up In Q1

Del Taco Restaurants Inc. in Lake Forest earned net income of about $4 million on revenue of $105 million in the first quarter, compared with the same period last year.

By Paul Hughes May 4, 2017 2 p.m. share »
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Coffee Co. Taps Two

Retail Food Group USA in Santa Fe Springs has brought on two executives to boost its wholesale and retail coffee businesses.

By Paul Hughes May 4, 2017 11:27 a.m. share »
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Taco Bell Profit Up 19%

Core operating profit at Taco Bell Corp. in Irvine grew 19% year-over-year in the first quarter of 2017, topping the 9% overall growth at parent company Yum Brands Inc.

By Paul Hughes May 3, 2017 3:46 p.m. share »