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PacLife’s Tran to ACG; IPO in Sights

Khanh Tran will move from president of Newport Beach-based Pacific Life Insurance Co. to chief executive of its Aviation Capital Group, effective Jan. 1, a shift that comes with a public spinoff of the commercial aircraft leasing company under consideration.

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OC Alzheimer’s Chapter Leaves National Group

The Orange County chapter of the Chicago-based Alzheimer’s Association has left the national group and changed its name to Alzheimer’s Orange County.

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NB Investor Buys Resort in Desert Hot Springs

Newport Beach-based CCL Holdings, led by hotel investor David Chang, bought the Two Bunch Palms Resort & Spa in Desert Hot Springs.

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Vanguard U. to Get $2.6M Grant

Vanguard University in Costa Mesa will receive $2.57 million over five years from the U.S. Department of Education to “strengthen and expand educational opportunities for Hispanic and low-income students.”

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Credit Unions Combine

Anaheim-based Credit Union of Southern California bought Fairview Employees Federal Credit Union in Costa Mesa on undisclosed terms.

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UCI to Get $4.7M in Biomarker Study

University of California-Irvine will get $4.7 million in grant money to help predict the onset of Alzheimer’s disease in adults with Down syndrome.

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JWA October Numbers Up Big

John Wayne Airport said passenger volume was up 12.4% and commercial flights rose 7% in October over the same period last year.

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LA Fitness Gets Rival’s Gyms in Ariz.

The Irvine parent of LA Fitness has added 11 gyms in Arizona in an ongoing nationwide expansion plan, according to media reports.

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Cypress Firm Buys Atlanta Sign Maker

Christie Digital Systems USA Inc., a Cypress-based manufacturer of high-definition movie projectors, acquired Allure Global Solutions Inc. in Atlanta on undisclosed terms.

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Nekter Enters Sacramento

Nekter Juice Bar Inc. said Ohana Juice LLC would open two franchised stores in the Sacramento market.

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St. Joseph Health Signs Agreement with Providence

Irvine-based St. Joseph Health said today it signed a definitive agreement with Renton, Wash.-based Providence Health and Services.

Data as Driver

San Clemente Software Company ‘Owns Desktop at Dealership,’ Passes $200M in Revenue

DealerSocket wants to be the for the automotive sector.

Biggest Employers Pick Up Pace on New Hires

ECONOMY: 3.4% hike to 267,243 jobs; Disney keeps No. 1 spot

Orange County’s biggest employers grew their combined work force at the fastest rate in years.

Alphaeon Pays $59M for Device Maker

HEALTHCARE: Adds software firm on undisclosed terms

Alphaeon Corp. keeps on making deals.

5 Honored at OC Business Journal’s General Counsel Awards

Nearly 400 people attended an awards presentation at the Business Journal’s sixth annual General Counsel Awards on Nov. 19 at the Hotel Irvine.