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PBS Chief Joins National Board

Andrew Russell, chief executive of Costa Mesa-based PBS SoCal, is a new trustee of America’s Public Television Stations (APTS), a nonprofit national trade group in Arlington, Va.

By Deirdre Newman March 3, 2017 7 p.m. share »
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Harbor Audit Asks Money Questions

An audit of some services provided by an outside operator at Dana Point Harbor couldn’t validate the firm’s reported gross receipts at the facility and said its “rent payments are not calculated or reported in accordance with lease agreements” the operator has with the County of Orange, which owns the harbor, the county auditor said in a report.

By Paul Hughes March 3, 2017 11:51 a.m. share »
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Montage-Pendry in $360M Desert Deal

Montage International in Irvine and lead developer Robert Green Co. in Encinitas said the companies would break ground this summer on the $360 million SilverRock Resort in La Quinta.

By Paul Hughes March 2, 2017 11:49 a.m. share »
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Orange Coast Sold

Indianapolis-based Emmis Communications Corp. said internally today that it finalized the sale of four of its remaining magazines, including Orange Coast, to Hour Media, a Royal Oak, Mich.-based media company.

By Deirdre Newman February 28, 2017 6:14 p.m. share »
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New Chief Creative for Mazda Ad Shop

Mazda North American Operations’ advertising agency of record hired Erich Funke as chief creative officer, effective March 6.

By Mediha DiMartino February 27, 2017 3:51 p.m. share »
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JWA 2016 Count: 10.5M Passengers

John Wayne Airport saw 10.5 million passengers in 2016, a 4.6% increase over its 2015 total of just more than 10 million passengers and a new record for the airport.

By Paul Hughes February 27, 2017 2:57 p.m. share »
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Palace Parent Posts Gains, Pares Loss

Palace Entertainment Holdings LLC in Newport Beach reported higher revenue in its most recent quarter, as part of a quarterly report by publicly traded parent Parques Reunidos Servicos Centrales SA in Madrid.

By Paul Hughes February 20, 2017 9:49 a.m. share »
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Second Pendry Set for March

The Sagamore Pendry Baltimore hotel is set to open March 20 in the Fells Point neighborhood of the city, following the debut of the first Pendry in San Diego’s Gaslamp quarter earlier this month.

By Paul Hughes February 20, 2017 9:47 a.m. share »
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Aliso Viejo Ad Tech Shop to Close

iHeartMedia Revenue Platforms is shutting down its Aliso Viejo office and moving operations to Texas.

By Mediha DiMartino February 17, 2017 11:17 a.m. share »
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OCVA Names New Board

Orange County Visitors Association named its new board for the 2017-2018 term.

By Paul Hughes February 14, 2017 8:51 a.m. share »
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Sunstone Sells Fairmont for $125M

Hotel REIT Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. in Aliso Viejo sold Fairmont Newport Beach for $125 million.

By Paul Hughes February 13, 2017 2:35 p.m. share »
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Montage's Pendry San Diego Opens

The Pendry San Diego opened last week in downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter; Pendry is the lifestyle urban hotel line of Montage International in Irvine, which also runs Montage Hotels & Resorts properties, including a flagship location in Laguna Beach.

By Lou Hirsh, Paul Hughes February 13, 2017 11:33 a.m. share »
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Hotel Deals Down in 2016

22 hotels sold in Orange County for $807 million last year, down 19% and 54%, respectively, from 2015, when 27 hotels sold for $1.8 billion, according to Atlas Hospitality Group in Irvine.

By Paul Hughes February 13, 2017 10:15 a.m. share »
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Magazine Refreshes

Motorcyclist magazine in Irvine will debut a new look with its March/April issue, which goes on sale Feb. 28.

By Deirdre Newman February 10, 2017 1:41 p.m. share »
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JWA November Traffic Up

John Wayne Airport reported 865,000 passengers flew in and out of the airport in November, up 3.5% year-over-year.

By Paul Hughes February 9, 2017 5:33 p.m. share »