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Ode to Local Pioneer; New Twists in Familiar Places

Larry Cano Left Stamp On Ever-Dynamic Food Scene

We recently lost Larry Cano, a true icon not only in Orange County dining but a major player in introducing America to sit-down Mexican dining and cuisine at a sophistication level way above the familiar taco genre.

Same Pitchman, New Sheriff in Kia’s Latest Campaign

Replaces Horse in Wild West, Visits Ancient Rome

Kia Motors America in Irvine released a new series of television commercials featuring NBA all-star Blake Griffin.

2015 Will Bring Tech Trends Benefiting Local Firms

Predictions Include a 3-D Printing Revolution

'Tis the season for predictions.

OC Law Schools Make Top 10 in State

Two local law schools’ summer bar exam pass rates placed them among the top 10 American Bar Association-approved schools in the state.

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Pac Life Adds $200B Worth of Reinsurance Business

Pacific Life Insurance Co. has assumed $200 billion worth of individual life reinsurance risk from Reinsurance Group of America Inc.

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More Passengers, Fewer Flights at JWA in November

John Wayne Airport reported an increase in total passengers of about 4% in November compared with a year earlier even as the number of commercial flights—take-offs and landings—declined by about 2%.

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Irvine Resort Operator Plans Napa Expansion

Irvine-based Pacific Hospitality Group has proposed a 134-room expansion to its Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa, according to a news report.

Early Indicators Point to Strength, Staying Power for OC’s Economy

Is the outlook for business in Orange County hot or strong?

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OC Adds 9,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rate Steady at 5%

Orange County added 9,000 jobs in November, continuing a streak of monthly job gains since a dip in August.

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Sanuk Founder Leaves for Tea Brand

Sanuk USA LLC founder Jeff Kelley said he will “transition from an active role” at the Irvine-based footwear brand by the end of the year.

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5 JCs Here Among Fastest Growers

Five Orange County community colleges cracked the top-25 in a national survey of enrollment growth, a news report said.

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Sanuk Founder Leaves for Tea Brand

Jeff Kelley, founder of Sanuk USA LLC, said he will “transition from an active role” at the Irvine-based footwear brand by the end of the year.

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JWA, Southwest to Add Routes

John Wayne Airport cemented deals for two new round-trip Southwest Airlines routes starting next summer.

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Brand Affinity in BK, Seeks Bidder

Brand Affinity Technologies Inc. has hired Irvine-based GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group LLC to find potential bidders to acquire the cash-depleted advertising and social media company, according to a filing in bankruptcy court.

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Yard House Sales Up 3.7%

Irvine-based Yard House saw quarterly same-store sales increase by 3.7% year-over-year according to the most recent report from its parent company, Darden Restaurants Inc., in Orlando, Fla.