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Irvine Exec to Atlanta for AutoTrader.com

Jared Rowe will shift from the president’s post at Irvine-based Kelley Blue Book to the same title with parent company AutoTrader.com.

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Chapman Film School Makes List

The Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University was named the seventh best film school in the country out of 25 ranked by the Hollywood Reporter.

El Pollo Loco Charts Measured Growth This Time

RESTAURANTS: Post IPO, eyes nearly 400 Southwest spots

El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. will target focused growth in markets similar to where it’s already strong with its well-received public offering under its belt.

Costa Mesa-Based Bank Expands Board

Xavier Gutierrez has joined the board of directors at Costa Mesa-based Commercial Bank of California.

La Palma Stands Out on OC Bank Deposits*

BANKING: Further review reveals that $1.9 billion—$120K per capita—isn’t exactly all that

Wealth isn’t always what it seems.

Café Tu Tu Tango Still Tempts Taste Buds for Less

Spanish Menu Served Up in Boho Indy Style

People always ask restaurant journalists: “What is your favorite restaurant?”

Vans Props for Secret Missions in New Skate Line Ad

Rapidweld ‘S’ Pack Shoes Celebrate Skating Lifestyle

Vans Inc.’s new skate line, Rapidweld “S” Pack, pays “homage to a culture of classified missions led by the military, the Air Force and beyond.”

Simon Scholars Find New Friend in Horatio Alger

National Organization Joins in $20M Commitment to College-Bound Kids in Need

Call them Simon Scholars with something extra.

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Chapman Film School Makes List

The Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University was named the seventh best film school in the country out of 25 ranked by the Hollywood Reporter.

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Architecture Firm Changes Name

MVE Institutional Inc. changed its name to SVA Architects Inc., said Ernesto Vasquez, the Santa Ana-based architecture firm’s chairman and chief executive.

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Auto Sales Leads Firm Reports Q2 Revenue

Autobytel Inc. said its second-quarter revenue was $25.9 million, up about 46% from the $17.8 million it posted a year ago but under the $27 million in revenue analysts expected from the Irvine-based automotive sales leads generator.

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Johnny Rockets Hires First Chief Marketer

Aliso Viejo-based Johnny Rockets named Joel Bulger chief marketing officer, a new position at the Americana-themed hamburger chain.

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Irvine Investor Pays $35M for Insurer

Irvine-based Dhandho Holdings LP has agreed to pay $35 million for Stonetrust Commercial Mutual Insurance Holding Co. in Baton Rouge, La.

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Del Taco Offers Franchise Incentives

Lake Forest-based Del Taco LLC said it will offer incentives for franchisees in new markets as well as for military veterans and members of minority groups.

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Concordia Seeks 92,000 SF Expansion

Concordia University in Irvine has asked the city for approval to demolish buildings, construct new ones and add dorms and parking to its campus.