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PBS SoCal Grows Into Role

Flagship Status Yields Increases in Funding, MembershipPBS SoCal KOCE is in the process of moving the last piece of its operations out of Golden West College, where it aired its first broadcast in 1972, as part of a plan to transfer its technical equipment to Los Angeles.

By Deirdre Newman November 28, 2016 midnight   $$ Share
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Anaheim Welcomes ‘Show of Shows’

Orange County hosts the ‘show of shows’ next week at Anaheim Convention Center with a trade event expected to produce about 4,000 room nights over its three-day run.

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Kingston Sponsors Top Gamer

The gaming accessories unit of Fountain Valley-based Kingston Technology Co. Inc. will sponsor one of the world’s top “Street Fighter” players.

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Advantage Solutions Picks Up Ad Shop

Advantage Solutions, an Irvine-based provider of sales, marketing, merchandising and digital technology services to packaged goods manufacturers and retailers, has bought a consumer marketing firm in Chicago on undisclosed terms.

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NB Lawyer on ’40 Under 40’ Roster

Stuart Kane LLP Partner Javier Gutierrez has been named one of Urban Land magazine’s “40 Under 40” award recipients.

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Business Award for SAC Program

Santa Ana College’s International Business Program received the Responding to Globalization award on Nov. 17 at the Orange County Business Council’s sixth annual Turning Red Tape Into Red Carpet Awards.

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Nine Named Science Fellows

Nine University of California-Irvine researchers have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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UCI Professor Wins International Award

Elizabeth Loftus, distinguished professor of social ecology in the department of psychology and social behavior at the University of California-Irvine, was awarded the international John Maddox Prize for Standing up for Science in London.

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Hyundai Joins New Waive

Hyundai Motor America Inc. in January will place 150 of its IONIQ EVs in the WaiveCar car-sharing fleet in Los Angeles with an option for 250 more cars in additional cities by the end of 2017.

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Hyundai Plans Self-Driving Car

Hyundai Motor America Inc. in Fountain Valley introduced its Autonomous IONIQ concept vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Wednesday.

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Emerald Buys Again

Emerald Expositions LLC in San Juan Capistrano bought RFID Journal LIVE event and several regional expos from RFID Journal LLC in Hauppauge, New York on undisclosed terms.

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Mecum Auction Counts 750 Cars

16,000 attendees are expected at an automobile auction at Anaheim Convention Center this weekend.

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BirchStreet Signs Best Western

BirchStreet Systems Inc. signed Best Western Hotels & Resorts hotels in North America to buy from its hospitality services technology platform.

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Apex Parks’ Al Weber Jr. Dies

Apex Parks Group LLC Chief Executive Al Weber, Jr. died Tuesday, Nov. 8 while on vacation in the British Virgin Islands.

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Montage Wants London Locale

Montage Hotels & Resorts in Irvine said it aims to add London to its location list, a U.K. trade journal said.

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Disney Parks’ Growth Slows

The Walt Disney Co. reported lower quarterly revenue and operating income, though its Parks and Resorts segment—which includes Disneyland Resort in Anaheim—was a brighter spot than most other divisions.