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Register Publisher Refocuses Growth Plans

MEDIA: Sees potential in local focus, baby boomer audienceThe days of “entrepreneurial expansion” at the Orange County Register have given way to more modest hopes for growth based on “ultra-local” coverage and baby boomers as a key readership group.

By Mediha DiMartino April 20, 2015 midnight   $$ Share
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Irvine Ranked Most Integrated U.S. City

Irvine was the only city in the U.S. to rank among the top 15 for both overall population growth and the pace of its increase last year, according to estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Theme Parks Operator Buys in NJ

Apex Parks Group, an Aliso Viejo-based owner and operator of leisure parks, has acquired Sahara Sam’s Oasis Indoor and Outdoor Water Park in New Jersey.

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Hot Dog Chain Sponsors Indy Racer

Wienerschnitzel said it will sponsor race car driver J.R. Hildebrand in Sunday's Indianapolis 500.

Theme Parks Get Online Boosts from Newspaper

Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Sites Register Offshoots

Thinking of a trip to Disneyland or Knott’s Berry Farm this summer?

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Ad Firm Takes Stake in OC Company

Dentsu Inc. said it acquired a 33% stake in Laguna Hills-based Athletes First LLC to help the athlete management agency expand its business in the U.S. and internationally.

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Southwest to Add Missouri, Mexico Routes From JWA

Southwest Airlines said it would start flying to Kansas City and St. Louis from John Wayne Airport on Nov. 22.

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Irvine Commercial Printer Sold

Fontis Solutions in Irvine has been acquired by Dallas-based franchisor Safeguard Business Systems.

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Irvine Commercial Printer Sold

Fontis Solutions in Irvine has been acquired by Dallas-based franchisor Safeguard Business Systems.

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Hollywood & Sports Exec to Advise Laguna Beach VR Firm

Hollywood and sports executive and entrepreneur Peter Guber will chair the newly formed advisory committee for Laguna Beach-based virtual reality content provider NextVR.

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Tribune in Deal for SD Paper

Chicago-based Tribune Publishing Co., the parent of the Los Angeles Times, said it entered into agreement to buy U-T San Diego for $85 million in a cash-and-stock deal.

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Tribune to Buy SD Paper

Chicago-based Tribune Publishing Co., the parent of the Los Angeles Times, said it entered into agreement to buy U-T San Diego for $85 million in a cash-and-stock deal.

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Blizzard Posts Big Subscription Drop

Irvine-based video game maker Blizzard Entertainment Inc. reported a big loss of online subscribers for its flagship World of Warcraft franchise that led to a steep drop in first-quarter revenue and operating profits.

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Disney's Parks Revenue Up

The Disneyland Resort in Anaheim helped drive a quarterly increase in revenues at Burbank-based parent Walt Disney Co., the company said.

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Irvine Population Tops 250,000; OC Gains 1.1% Overall

The city of Irvine has posted a 3.2% increase in population to 250,384, the highest percentage increase in Orange County and tops among cities with populations of 100,000 or more, according to an annual report released today by the California Department of Finance.

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OCVA in China Travel Site Deal

The Orange County Visitors Association said it would launch a presence this month on Ctrip, a Chinese travel and tourism website.