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Music Conclave Tight for Now; Sells Out Anaheim Restaurants, Drives Hotel Guests to CoastThe Anaheim Convention Center is expanding its exhibit halls to 1 million square feet.

By Paul Hughes January 18, 2016 midnight   $$ Share
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OC Weekly Sold

Duncan McIntosh Co. Inc. in Irvine has purchased OC Weekly from Denver-based Voice Media Group Inc. for an undisclosed sum.

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OC, Anaheim Visitor Tally Up

Visitor counts rose countywide and in Anaheim in 2015.

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All-Time High for JWA 2015

John Wayne Airport served more than 888,000 passengers in December, tipping its passenger count for all of 2015 total passengers to an all-time high.

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Freedom Auction Set

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court Central District of California gave Freedom Communications Inc. the green light Monday to auction its assets on March 16.

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Breakers Tennis Back in Play in NB

The Orange County Breakers tennis club has a new home at the Newport Beach Tennis Club.

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Montage Investor to Provide Up to $200M for Growth

Montage Hotels & Resorts LLC in Irvine said a real estate fund affiliated with Ares Management LP in Los Angeles will buy up to 20% of the hospitality manager and, in addition, commit “up to $200 million” to acquire and develop properties which Montage would operate.

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Mall Announces New Stores

The Shops at Mission Viejo is adding six tenants over the next few months, including apparel retailer Madewell, which is holding its grand opening celebration from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today on the upper level near Forever 21.

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Pacifica Hotels Buys in DTLA

Pacifica Hotels bought the Milner Hotel in downtown Los Angeles from Milner Hotels Inc.

Silicon Beach Media Shop for Hyundai, Kia

MARKETING: Joint venture includes HB creative agency

The recently formed agency that handles nearly $700 million in U.S. media buying for Fountain Valley-based Hyundai Motor America Inc. and Kia Motors America Inc. in Irvine has settled in Playa Vista—or Silicon Beach, as the area and surrounding environs on the Westside of Los Angeles are called these days.

Business Journal Honors CFOs

Orange County’s top financial professionals were honored in five categories on Jan. 21 at the ninth annual Business Journal CFO of the Year awards dinner, which drew a crowd of about 600 to Hotel Irvine.

400 Spectrum Tower on Track After Nearby Leases

WeWork, Curse Inc. Join Mazda in 21-Story Office

The Irvine Co.’s plans for a sister tower for its 200 Spectrum office building appear to be on the fast track after a flurry of leasing activity for the developer’s speculative office tower, which is nearing completion.

DC Shoes, Retailer Rev Up Supercross Sponsorship

Brand Teams With Journeys for ‘16 Contests

Quiksilver Inc.’s DC Shoes brand has partnered with the Journeys retail chain as the exclusive footwear sponsor of the 2016 American Motorcyclist Association Supercross season.

Soft PC Sales Put Damper on Western Digital’s 2015

Storm of Issues Precipitates 45.8% Share-Price Drop

Another sobering report on PC shipment sales underscores the lumps Irvine-based disk drive maker Western Digital Corp. took on Wall Street last year.

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Business Journal Honors CFOs

Orange County’s top financial professionals were honored in five categories on Jan. 21 at the Ninth Annual Business Journal CFO of the Year awards dinner, which drew a crowd of about 600 to Hotel Irvine.

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St. Regis to Get Miraval Spa

The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort is set to get a Miraval Life in Balance Spa, according to a hotel trade journal.