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Southwest to Set New JWA Flights

Southwest Airlines said it seeks two new routes from John Wayne Airport with flights to begin in November.

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Habit Sets $175M Share Sale

Irvine-based Habit Restaurants Inc. said it would offer up to 5.75 million shares of its Class A common stock owned by various stockholders, including some officers and directors, for sale beginning April 10 and expected to close April 15.

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WonderCon to Leave Anaheim in 2016

WonderCon will move from the Anaheim Convention Center to the Los Angeles Convention Center in March 2016, according to several news reports.

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Johnny Rockets Plans 100 Units in China

Aliso Viejo-based Johnny Rockets has signed a deal to franchise 100 restaurants in China over the next 10 years, with the first set to open next year in either Shanghai or Beijing.

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Alliant Buys in Idaho

Newport Beach-based Alliant Insurance Services Inc. has acquired North Idaho Insurance LLC on undisclosed terms.

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U.K. Investor Puts $14.8M in Habit

Irvine-based Habit Restaurants Inc. said in a regulatory filing March 24 that Boston-based Numeric Investors LLC, an affiliate of London-based Man Group Plc, bought about 477,000 shares of the burger chain’s Class A common stock.

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CSUF’s Garcia on National Panel

California State University-Fullerton President Mildred Garcia has been named to a national commission formed to find “practical solutions” to the increasing cost of a college education, the university said.

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Latham & Watkins Names New OC Managing Partner

Global law firm Latham & Watkins LLP has named B. Shayne Kennedy its Orange County office managing partner.

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Crystal Cathedral Founder Schuller Dies

Rev. Robert Schuller, a televangelist who founded the 35-acre Crystal Cathedral campus in Garden Grove, died this morning in Artesia, Calif., at age 88.

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Taco Bell Japan to Open

Irvine-based Taco Bell Corp. has set an April 21 opening for its first restaurant in Japan under a franchising deal with Tokyo-based Asrapport Dining Co. Ltd., according to the Wall Street Journal.

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Confie in 3 Deals

Huntington Beach-based Confie Seguros Insurance Services has acquired three brokerages on the East Coast.

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Ten Schools on Federal Watch List

Ten local colleges are on a list of institutions under federal financial monitoring, according to the U.S. Department of Education.

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DOT Approves New JWA-Mexico Flights

The U.S. Department of Transportation approved Seattle-based Alaska Airlines to begin flights between Mexico and John Wayne Airport in October.

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JWA Permits Two Ride Share Firms

John Wayne Airport issued permits this afternoon for two “transportation network companies”—an industry term for taxi-like, ride-sharing operators such as Uber—to operate there, an airport spokesperson said.

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CM Investor Buys EB-5 Regional Center

Costa Mesa-based real estate developer and private equity firm PDC Capital Group LLC has acquired ZGlobal Southern California EB-5 Investment Regional Center.