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Red Digital, Surfer Magazine Team for Wave of Content

12 Photographers Will Shoot With 6K DragonsSurfer Magazine, owned by San Clemente-based TEN: Action/Outdoor Group, has partnered with Red Digital Cinema Camera Co. in Irvine to put on REDirect Surf 2015.

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JWA January: More Fliers, Fewer Flights

A trend that has run about six months continued in January at John Wayne Airport as the facility saw increased passenger counts on fewer commercial flights.

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Taco Bell to Expand in Japan

A Tokyo-based restaurant operator said it would open franchises of Irvine-based Taco Bell Corp. in Japan.

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NB IT Firm Buys Broadcast Specialist

Newport Beach IT services provider Bitcentral Inc. has acquired a Connecticut software maker that specializes in broadcast automation systems for the media industry.

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Jet Blue Seeks Int’l Flights at Long Beach

John Wayne Airport’s neighbor to the north may add international flights after Long Island City, N.Y.-based JetBlue Airways Corp. asked Long Beach Airport to apply for a federal customs facility, according to a news report.

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Entrepreneur Media Invests in NY Firm

Entrepreneur Media Inc. in Irvine has invested in AlleyNYC, a company that leases shared work spaces on an hourly basis.

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Disney Names New Parks Boss

Disneyland Resort’s new top executive will be Bob Chapek, said the Walt Disney Co., as it named him chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts today.

Pyott’s Victory Lap; New at Modo Mio; Just-Right Joyce

You heard it here first back in November, when the Insider picked up on vibes that Actavis PLC might take the Allergan name once it got its deal for the Irvine-based drugmaker done.

Harvard Makes Case Study of Hoag Orthopedic Institute

HEALTHCARE: Reform key context for research, report

How is the 5-year-old joint venture between nonprofit Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian and a pair of doctors’ groups going?

New Oakley Obsession: Athletes Spreading Passion

Campaign Includes ‘Brand Hubs’ in Big Metro Areas

Oakley Inc.’s new agency of record, Eleven in San Francisco, has come up with a new brand campaign for the Foothill Ranch-based action-sports apparel company.

Legal Job Ad Question: Is Vizio Mulling IPO?

Desired Skills Include SEC Filings, Pre-IPO Know-How

Is Irvine-based Vizio Inc. mulling an initial public offering?

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Henry Segerstrom Passes

Henry Segerstrom has died at age 91, after a short illness, according to C.J. Segerstrom & Sons, owner and manager of South Coast Plaza.

Career Path Made Her Incipio’s Pick

‘Rising Star’ Winner Trailblazer in Male-Heavy Field

Ann Fong’s 20-year path to her current role as chief financial officer for Incipio Technologies Inc. has had a few setbacks, to say the least—she was a single mom competing in a male-dominated industry, for starters.

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CFO Helped Electronics Maker Hit $3.5B in Sales in Tough Market

Kurt Binder knew the books on Vizio Inc. well before he joined the company as vice president and corporate controller in April 2010.

Sunstone CFO Aids REIT’s Reinvention

Aliso Viejo-Based Hotel Investor Sheds Debt, Gains Leverage

Bryan Giglia has helped Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. complete a corporate makeover as extensive as any redevelopment the company has undertaken for one of its portfolio hotels.

Campaign Celebrates 25 Years of Quiksilver’s Roxy

Lauds ‘Iconic’ Surfers Who Inspired OC Brand

Quiksilver Inc.’s Roxy division is celebrating its silver anniversary by highlighting achievements of its “most iconic” athletes—Lisa Andersen, Kelia Moniz and Stephanie Gilmore—who have collectively won 12 world surfing titles.