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Knott’s Plans New Soak City Slides

Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park said it plans to begin building two new slide structures at its Knott’s Soak City water park and open them next summer.

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Confie Buys in Calabasas

Huntington Beach-based insurance provider Confie acquired on undisclosed terms ExpressLink Inc. in Calabasas.

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Ubiquity to Spin Off Production Work

Irvine-based Ubiquity Inc., a technology-focused media company, will spin off its Ubiquity Studios.

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Alliant Buys Carwash Insurer

Newport Beach-based insurance broker Alliant Insurance Services acquired on undisclosed terms the Western Carwash Insurance Program in Sacramento.

Inventory of Experts

Wing of UCI Incubator Roster Includes 400 ‘Experts-in-Residence’

Startup Flyt turned to Dan Jenkins when it needed a mentor.

Kia’s Court

Automaker’s Research Indicates NBA Ties Lift Brand

Kia Motors America Inc. is playing some impressive moves on the sponsorship court.

Palace Boss Adds Top Job at Parent Company in Spain

HOSPITALITY: Move came as Parques Reunidos prepped IPO

Palace Entertainment Holdings LLC President and Chief Executive Fernando Eiroa has taken on chief executive duties at its parent company.

Knott’s Hires Ex-Disneyland Executive

Jon Storbeck was named vice president and general manager at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park.

Santa Ana College Names President

Linda Rose, currently president of Los Angeles Southwest College, will become Santa Ana College’s new president on July 18.

Angels Enlist Ad Agency Help

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim signed Santa Ana-based Amusement Park to create a campaign targeting “women and other groups typically outside the scope of MLB marketing.”

Burger Chain Plans OC Spots

Burger Boss LLC in Corona plans to open at least five corporate-owned locations in Orange County by year-end.

Fresh Eatery Arranges Its Plates in Agreeable Row

Ironwood Impresses With Unexpected Food, Facility

Ironwood in Laguna Hills opened only a month ago, and we have been busy introducing friends via word of mouth and by taking them there. It’s rare for me to keep wanting to return to the same restaurant—there are just too many places I need to try, and there’s only one of me. To say that Patrick and I are quite taken by Ironwood would certainly be an understatement, and we are enjoying our multiple visits a lot.

Allergan Gets Japanese Approval for New Botox Use

Drug Will Treat Crow’s Feet in Those Up to 65

A product developed by Allergan PLC’s medical aesthetics hub in Irvine has a new use in the fast-growing Japanese market.

Redone SCP Rolex Boutique Mimics Ocean’s Waves

2,100-SF Shop Opens With Exhibit on Grant Recipients

Rolex helped watch retailer Baron & Leeds celebrate the reopening of its 2,100-square-foot boutique at South Coast Plaza with a photo and video exhibit showcasing Rolex Awards for Enterprise recipients in the Costa Mesa-based shopping center’s Jewel Court.

Toshiba Chief Nominee Had Six-Year Tenure in OC

37-Year Company Vet Ran Medical Systems Unit

The executive in line to take over Toshiba Corp.’s struggling global operation and tarnished brand spent six years in Orange County leading a key U.S. unit based in Tustin during his long tenure with the Japanese conglomerate.