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The Little Aliso Viejo Newsletter That Picks Stocks

FINANCE: Prudent Speculator celebrates four decadesAliso Viejo-based “The Prudent Speculator” is “The Little Newsletter That Crushed the Market,” according to a February headline in Barron’s.

By Peter J. Brennan June 19, 2017 midnight   $$ Share
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Mesa Verde Tees Up $7.3M Upgrade

Mesa Verde Country Club in Costa Mesa is getting a makeover.

By Chris Casacchia June 23, 2017 10:51 a.m. share »
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Four OC RIAs Make U.S. List

Four Orange County-based firms made the Financial Times’ fourth annual list of the top 300 registered investment advisers in the United States.

By Peter J. Brennan June 23, 2017 10:29 a.m. share »
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Carmichael Back as Ubiquity Chief

Ubiquity Inc. Chairman Chris Carmichael has added duties as interim chief executive, a June 20 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission said.

By Deirdre Newman June 22, 2017 2:58 p.m. share »
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JWA Traffic Down in May

Passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport declined 4.6% in May to about 879,000 year-over-year.

By Paul Hughes June 21, 2017 4:44 p.m. share »
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Acorn Cracks WSJ Top 25

Irvine’s Acorn Grows Inc. ranked No. 22 on the Wall Street Journal’s list of “Top 25 Tech Companies to Watch.”

By Pete Weitzner June 16, 2017 10:19 a.m. share »
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Fight Club OC Sold

New York-based Alliance MMA Inc. has acquired Fight Club OC and other entities under the banner of Roy Englebrecht Promotions in Costa Mesa on undisclosed terms.

By Chris Casacchia June 15, 2017 1:37 p.m. share »
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Family Businesses Honored

About 325 people attended the Business Journal’s 18th annual Family-Owned Business Awards luncheon at Hotel Irvine on Wednesday.

By Megan Cole June 14, 2017 4 p.m. share »
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PHG President and COO Departs

Pacific Hospitality Group in Irvine said president and Chief Operating Officer Steve Arnold resigned; it named Robb Walker to replace him as chief operating officer. Founder and Chief Executive Tim Busch will add the president’s role.

By Paul Hughes June 12, 2017 12:26 p.m. share »
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Ticketing Division Sold

Comcast Spectacor, part of Comcast Corp., sold Irvine-based division Spectra’s Ticketing & Fan Engagement to college sports marketer Learfield Communications LLC in Plano, Texas, on undisclosed terms.

June 12, 2017 10:42 a.m. share »
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Ex-Ubiquity Boss Guilty of Securities Fraud

The former interim chief executive of Irvine-based Ubiquity Inc. recently pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud investors, according to news reports.

By Deirdre Newman June 7, 2017 12:10 p.m. share »
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JWA Revenue, Income Up

John Wayne Airport’s annual report shows revenue and income grew in 2016 compared with the prior year, while expenses held steady.

By Paul Hughes June 5, 2017 2:58 p.m. share »
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Barron’s Honors 4 OC Women

Barron’s named four Orange County-based advisers to its annual list of the Top 100 Women Advisors in the U.S.

By Peter J. Brennan June 5, 2017 10:17 a.m. share »
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5 Fast-Growing Chains Hit List

Five OC-based restaurant chains and two of the companies’ chief executives made the 2017 Fast Casual Top 100 list for fast-growing food offerings.

By Paul Hughes June 2, 2017 10:02 a.m. share »
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OC Chiefs Make WSJ List

Executives at companies based in OC made a Wall Street Journal list of 500 public company chief executives that ranks by pay and compares 2016 total cash-and-stock compensation with their companies’ shareholder return in 2016.

By Pete Weitzner May 31, 2017 12:47 p.m. share »
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JetSuite to Manage Planes

JetSuite Inc. will add aircraft management to its services, the company said.

By Paul Hughes May 31, 2017 12:22 p.m. share »