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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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Disneyland-Area Hotel Names New Manager

The Courtyard by Marriott Anaheim at Disneyland Resort will be managed by Crestline Hotels & Resorts LLC in Fairfax, Va.

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Irvine Bank Scores Ducks Deal

Pacific Premier Bank in Irvine said it became the official business bank of the Anaheim Ducks professional hockey team and Honda Center in Anaheim.

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JWA Amendment Gets Supervisors’ Nod

Orange County Supervisors unanimously approved an amendment that will allow John Wayne Airport to increase the number of passengers it can handle to as many as 12.5 million a year by 2026.

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JWA Passengers, Flights Down in August

John Wayne Airport served slightly fewer passengers in August compared to the same period last year on fewer commercial flights.

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More Johnny Rockets Overseas

Aliso Viejo-based hamburger chain Johnny Rockets Inc. said it plans to open four or five new restaurants in South America by the end of the year and another seven in 2015, adding to the 13 it has there now.

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Aliso Video Game Maker Raises $1M

MEK Entertainment Inc., an independent video game maker in Aliso Viejo established by a former Blizzard Entertainment Inc. programmer, has secured $1 million in a seed round.

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Freedom to Shutter LA Register

Santa Ana-based Freedom Communication Inc. will stop publication of the Los Angeles Register, according to a memo from Chief Executive Aaron Kushner and co-owner Eric Spitz to employees last night.

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Register Expected to Close on HQ Sale, Make Severance Payments

A sale of the Santa Ana headquarters of the Orange County Register to developer Mike Harrah is expected to close within a few days, according to sources.

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Entertainment Parks Operator Sells 15 Locations

Newport Beach-based leisure park owner and operator Palace Entertainment Inc. has sold 15 of its entertainment center locations to Apex Parks Group in Aliso Viejo.

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Montage Names Managing Director

Irvine-based Montage Hotels & Resorts named Rick Riess managing director of its coastal Orange County flagship resort Montage Laguna Beach.

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Irvine Appliance Maker Names New Ad Agency

BSH Home Appliances Corp. selected ELA Advertising as its strategic, creative agency-of-record for its Thermador brand cookware.

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Casanova Pendrill Loses Miller Lite

Costa Mesa-based Casanova Pendrill lost the Latino-American portion of the Miller Lite advertising business.

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Ad Shop Raises $5.2 Million

Adaptive Medias Inc. raised $5.2 million from two investors by selling 2.13 million shares of its common stock at $2.25 per share.

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Innocean Lands Energy Account

InnoceanUSA has branched beyond mainstay client Hyundai Motor America Inc. with the addition of NRG Energy to its growing roster of nonautomotive accounts.

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Wozniak to Speak at NAMM

Apple Computers co-founder Steve Wozniak will speak at the National Association of Music Merchants show in Anaheim in January, the association said.