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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JetSuiteX Adds Santa Monica

JetSuiteX in Irvine plans in February to begin offering public charter flights from Santa Monica Airport.

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Sports Anaheim Signs Three Deals

Sports Anaheim today said it signed deals with three national sports governing bodies to host events for them. Two of the groups will maintain a presence in or move to Anaheim; the third is already based in Orange County.

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Peppers Wins Lott Trophy

University of Michigan standout Jabrill Peppers took home top honors at the 13th annual Lott IMPACT Trophy Awards last night at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach.

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Blizzard Branches into Books

Blizzard Entertainment Inc. in Irvine launched a book-publishing label, Blizzard Publishing, which will develop and release new and out-of-print titles related to the company’s “Warcraft,” “StarCraft” and “Diablo” games, both directly and through ongoing global partnerships.

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15-Story Hotel Tower OK’d

Costa Mesa’s Avenue of the Arts Hotel is set for a 63% expansion in room count following city planning commission approval on Nov. 28 of a new, 15-story tower adjacent to the existing property.

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Game App Maker Buys Puzzle Firm

MobilityWare in Irvine bought Critical Hit Software in San Diego on undisclosed terms.

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Broadcast Innovator Dies

Longtime Newport Beach resident and television industry innovator Robert “Bob” Bennett died on Tuesday.

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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.