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Pacific Club, Lott Team Up on New Programs

The Pacific Club Impact Foundation in Newport Beach announced two new initiatives geared for elementary and high school students, outlining the programs during a luncheon for National Football League Hall of Famer and onetime USC star Ronnie Lott’s annual award program.

By Chris Casacchia May 14, 2014 3:12 p.m.   Share
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Mazda Miata Hooks Up With Fashion Rocks

Mazda North American Operations in Irvine has launched “Road to Fashion Rocks,” a six-week TV, print and digital marketing campaign promoting soon-to-be released 2016 MX-5 Miata.

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JWA Uptick in June

Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport grew in June compared to the same month last year, the airport said.

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Ms. America Comes to Brea

The 2014 Ms. America Pageant will be in Brea this year at the Curtis Theater on Aug. 9.

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Hotel Marketer Tops $400M in Reservations

Newport Beach-based hotel sales and marketing company Preferred Hotel Group said it produced $420 million in reservations for member hotels in the first six months of the year.

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Laguna Cliffs Names New GM

The Laguna Cliffs Inn in Laguna Beach named Rachel Tejada general manager.

Hotels Get Creative With Modern Looks for Lobbies

Renovations, New Construction Emphasize Open Design

Look to the lobbies of Orange County’s newest and most recently redesigned hotels to see the hospitality industry’s latest generation of interior design on display.

Fresh Roxy Style at the Beach—Venice Beach, That Is

New Quiksilver Video Part of ‘Season of Freedom’

Apparel manufacturer Quiksilver Inc. in Huntington Beach has launched a one-minute video, “Loving Lost in Venice.”

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Taco Bell Revenues Down

Irvine-based Taco Bell Corp. saw a 3% dip in revenue in the second quarter compared with a year earlier, according to results from parent Yum Brands Inc.

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Irvine Publisher Gets Pet Websites

I-5 Publishing LLC in Irvine has acquired San Francisco-based Say Media Inc.’s Dogster and Catster websites, which attract a combined 2.5 million visitors each month, according to the company.

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JWA Area Hotel Completes $3.3 Million Upgrade

The Residence Inn Irvine John Wayne Airport/Orange County said it completed its $3.3 million renovation of 174 suites.

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NB Software Firm Buys Two Companies

Newport Beach-based Qliktag Software Inc. acquired two companies on undisclosed terms.

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OC Museum of Art Selling Newport Center Property

The Orange County Museum of Art said on Monday that it is negotiating with a unit of New York-based developer Related Companies to sell its Newport Center property.

King’s Seafood Plans Water Grill in OC

DINING: High-end concept in downtown LA, Santa Monica

Costa Mesa-based restaurant operator King’s Seafood Co. plans to put a minimum of $5 million into an Orange County location of its high-end Water Grill.

Toshiba Aims to Print Up New Image for Irvine Unit

MEDIA: Eyes role as manager of information in mobile world

Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc., an Irvine-based print product powerhouse, has seen the writing on the wall for some time now—advances in mobile technology are changing the way companies communicate, a shift that’s pushing its once-legacy business toward oblivion.

Oculus VR Buys, Announces Conference

Irvine-based Oculus VR Inc. announced another acquisition and plans to host a September developer conference in Los Angeles.