Orange County Business Journal

TOURISM AND MEDIA

Recent and archived news stories on: Airports, Conventions, Entertainment, Hotels, Gaming, Restaurants, Sports, Theme Parks, Travel...
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More NB Restaurants for Annual Fest

Newport Beach Restaurant Week launched this week with a slight increase to 61 restaurants compared with last year.

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PBS SoCal Gets Foster Kids Project Grant

PBS SoCal in Costa Mesa received a three-year, $1.7 million grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to produce documentaries about real-life issues faced by foster youth in Southern California.

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Freedoms Asks Court to OK Auction

Freedom Communications Inc. in Santa Ana is asking the U.S. Bankruptcy Court’s Central District of California to approve its plans to hold an asset auction March 16.

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Trout Partners with Big Brothers

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and the Inland Empire now have an angel on their team.

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Pacific Hospitality Makes Hawaii Buy

Irvine-based Pacific Hospitality Group bought Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort on the island of Kauai in Hawaii from CTF Ko’a Kea Hotel, LLC on undisclosed terms.

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CSUF Makes U.S. News & World Report List

California State University-Fullerton’s online master's degree programs in business, education and engineering were among the best in their fields.

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Banc of California Makes Forbes List

Banc of California was named one of the Best Banks in America by Forbes Magazine.

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Kia Shows Full-Size SUV Concept

Irvine-based Kia Motors America Inc. showed a full-sized sport utility vehicle concept car called Telluride at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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NextVR NBA Broadcast Tonight

Laguna Beach startup NextVR Inc. will broadcast the Chicago Bulls-Boston Celtics game tonight in virtual reality at a private event at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

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7 New Restaurants at Market Place

The Market Place in Tustin and Irvine has signed seven new restaurants to its lineup at the 165-acre shopping center.

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Kia Plans Self-Driving Car

Kia Motors Corp. aims to bring an autonomous vehicle to market by 2030 built on its newly launched Drive Wise technology that includes advanced driver assistance systems and intelligent safety features.

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Anaheim Buyer for $12M SD Hotel

Anaheim-based Fortune Hospitality LLC has acquired the 78-room Best Western Plus hotel in La Mesa for $12.4 million, according to CoStar Group and brokerage company Atlas Hospitality Group.

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Incipio Sells Stake

Irvine-based Incipio Technologies Inc. has agreed to sell a minority stake to New York-based private equity investor Goode Partners LLC on undisclosed terms.

Doti Did It

Continued Quarter-Century Growth Drive for Chapman; Laid Groundwork for August Succession

Chapman University President James Doti is our 2015 Business Person of the Year.

OC to Show Range of Emerging Tech at CES

TECHNOLOGY: Startups leverage convention to gain notice in industry

A startup backed by Tech Coast Angels, a clandestine chipmaker, and a spinoff from one of Orange County’s largest publicly traded companies will be among the locals to debut this week at CES, the world’s biggest technology trade show.