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Stowell to Chair Housing Charity

HomeAid America, a Newport Beach-based building industry charity, said CalAtlantic Group Inc. executive chairman Scott Stowell will lead its Board of Directors as Chairman for the next two years.

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Grupo Gallegos in Buys, Rebranding

Ad agency Grupo Gallegos in Huntington Beach rebranded itself as GALLEGOS United after buying two companies on undisclosed terms—a New York-based digital agency Canvas and public relations shop RL Public Relations & Marketing in Los Angeles.

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OC Resorts, Hotels Hit AAA List

Four Orange County resorts earned Automobile Club of Southern California’s AAA “Five Diamond Award” and 10 resorts and hotels earned AAA “Four Diamond” status for 2017.

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Emerald Buys Home Tech Show

Emerald Expositions LLC in San Juan Capistrano acquired the CEDIA trade show from the Custom Electronics Design & Installation Association in Indianapolis, Ind., on undisclosed terms.

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Hotel Development Stays Strong

Orange County has 11 hotels with 1,655 rooms under construction about on par overall with the seven hotels and 1,808 the market added last year.

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Snell Names Partner in Charge

Partner Ketan Vakil is the new head of the Orange County office of Snell & Wilmer LLP; he succeeds Bill O’Hare, who led the office for more than 20 years.

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Hospital CEO Named

Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center appointed Kenneth McFarland chief executive.

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UCI Team to Compete on Hyperloop

A University of California-Irvine engineering team will compete with more than 30 academic and independent engineering teams from around the world to determine which has designed and built the best “human-scale pod” for the Hyperloop transportation system.

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CSUF Gets TV Gear on Grant

California State University-Fullerton used a $50,000 grant from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to buy “industry-grade camera pedestals” for students in its TV studio-production classes.

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UCI Starts Graduate Finance Program

University of California-Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business announced the creation of a master of finance program in response to research showing high demand from recruiters and students.

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Ad Tech Firm Buys Competitor

Viant Technology LLC in Irvine agreed to buy Waltham, Mass.-based Adelphic on undisclosed terms.

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United Way CEO to Retire

Orange County United Way announced President and Chief Executive Max Gardner will retire when his successor is found later this year.

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UCI Law Dean Honored Again

National Jurist magazine named Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California-Irvine School of Law, as the most influential person in legal education in the U.S. in 2016.

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Hyundai Plans ‘Instant Replay’ Super Bowl Ad

Fountain Valley-based Hyundai Motor America Inc.’s return to the Super Bowl will include a 90-second documentary filmed during the game that will air right after the final whistle.

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New VP for Irvine Co. Golf

Irvine Company Resort Properties in Newport Beach named Dirk Willis its vice president and general manager of golf to replace the departing Stephen Friedlander.