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Johnny Rockets Goes to College

Aliso Viejo-based Johnny Rockets Restaurant Group said it will expand its “express” locations on college campuses.

CrowdStrike Seeks Scale In Wake of $100M Round

TECHNOLOGY: Google latest backer for security software maker

Irvine-based security software maker CrowdStrike Inc. aims to embark on an international expansion plan after securing one of the biggest venture capital rounds in Orange County history last week.

Tenant-Improvement Contractors’ Work Gains Slow

Dollar Value Up 16.2% After 29%, 20% Increases

Orange County’s largest tenant-improvement contractors continued their growth trend last year but slowed in all aspects, including local revenue and number of employees.

On Overtime & Innovation; Mall & Anti-Mall

You can hardly get through any conversation about business these days without getting an earful on the importance of the Millennial generation in the workforce and the need to develop leaders.

OC Hotel Market Stays Hot With $126.2M Deal

REAL ESTATE: Local sales add up to $730M so far this year

The 485-room Irvine Marriott Hotel at the Irvine Towers office complex near John Wayne Airport has been sold to a Los Angeles-based institutional investor.

Anaheim College Likes Smaller Size, Local Focus

EDUCATION: Biomedical tech, robotics key to programs

Parviz Shams doesn’t plan to expand the Southern California Institute of Technology—at least not directly.

Western Digital to Get Wellness Center

St. Joseph Hoag Health will open a wellness center at the Irvine headquarters of storage products maker Western Digital Corp. this month.

Kaiser, Anaheim Rescue Join in Project

Kaiser Permanente is working with Anaheim Fire & Rescue and other businesses and government agencies on a pilot program to provide emergency medical services.

OCTA OK’s Light Rail for Santa Ana-GG Route

The Orange County Transportation Authority approved an agreement with the city of Santa Ana for a light-rail streetcar from the city to Garden Grove.

Auction.com Seeks Chinese Buyers, Sellers With Deal

Partner to Link Native Speakers, Sale Prospects

Auction.com LLC in Irvine, an online real estate marketplace that matches buyers and sellers of commercial and residential properties, signed a co-marketing deal with AREAA Global “to expand real estate ownership opportunities for Chinese investors.”

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UCI on Money Magazine List

University of California-Irvine is No. 13 on Money Magazine’s 2015-2016 list of the 736 “best colleges” in the U.S.

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MV Pipeline Inspection Company Sold

Mission Viejo-based Hoffman Southwest Corp., which provides underground pipeline inspection and repair services, has been acquired by Chicago-based private equity firm Sterling Partners.

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St. Joseph Hoag Opening Health Wellness Center at Western Digital

St. Joseph Hoag Health said today that it would open a wellness center in the Irvine headquarters of storage products maker Western Digital Corp. this month.

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Hyundai Starts Body Shop Certification Program

Hyundai Motor America Inc. in Fountain Valley launched the Hyundai Recognized Collision Repair Center program, which will be administered by the Laguna Hills-based Assured Performance Network.

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Taco Bell Up, Yum Down, in Q2

Irvine-based Taco Bell Corp.’s operating profit in the second quarter grew 29% to $140 million compared with the same period last year, its parent company said Tuesday.