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Big Numbers Go With Gross

Bill Gross and big numbers go together, as our story on page 1 shows with its estimate on the value of the publicity that came with the Bond King’s jump from Pimco to Janus Capital topping $300 million.

The Art of Protecting Drug Patents

Allergan GC Takes Team Approach for Near-Perfect Case Record

William Scarff Jr. concentrates on protecting the driving force in the drug industry: patents on major medications.

Riding a Roller Coaster Career

Palace Entertainment GC Expects the Unexpected

Michael Baroni’s legal career has been like a roller coaster, with twists and turns and unexpected outcomes.

Upscale Dining Weekend, New Eateries on OC’s Plate

Famed Italian Chef Stars At Festival This Weekend

There’s a very special event happening at the end of this week.

South Coast Plaza Puts Southern Charm in Fall Catalog

Shops’ Offerings Pictured in Old South Settings

South Coast Plaza’s Fall Portfolio, featuring Gucci model Nadia Bender, highlights a different sort of south.

Broadcom Connectivity Chip in New Apple iPhones

Could Come to $850M in Annual Revenue

Consider Irvine-based chipmaker Broadcom Corp. a winner when it comes to Apple Inc.’s latest smartphone models.

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CVB Boss Bets on Angels

Jay Burress has a lot riding on the American League Division Series between the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Kansas City Royals.

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Disneyland-Area Hotel Names New Manager

The Courtyard by Marriott Anaheim at Disneyland Resort will be managed by Crestline Hotels & Resorts LLC in Fairfax, Va.

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Irvine Bank Scores Ducks Deal

Pacific Premier Bank in Irvine said it became the official business bank of the Anaheim Ducks professional hockey team and Honda Center in Anaheim.

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JWA Amendment Gets Supervisors’ Nod

Orange County Supervisors unanimously approved an amendment that will allow John Wayne Airport to increase the number of passengers it can handle to as many as 12.5 million a year by 2026.

Register’s New Landlord Eyes More

Envisions 2 Towers Next to Daily’s HQ in Santa Ana

A commercial and residential development with the potential for a couple of high-rise towers could be built on land surrounding the Santa Ana headquarters of the Orange County Register, according to the high-profile building’s new owner.

Convention Center’s Summer Sleeper Hit: VidCon

YouTube Stars Put Annual Show on Fast Track

The once-a-year event that brings YouTube stars under one roof with their screaming fans is set to return to Anaheim.

KDOC-TV Gets Star Turn Out of Cable Spat

6-Game Windfall Includes Dodgers’ Clincher

KDOC-TV is the sole victor so far in Time Warner Cable Inc.’s ongoing fee dispute with other cable and satellite providers.

Kelley Blue Book Markets New Product: Itself

AUTOMOTIVE: Car info firm hires first PR agency of record

Kelley Blue Book Co., in search of new audiences, has hired M Booth in New York as its first public relations agency of record.

Sun Sees Rebound on Horizon for Pro Volleyball Circuit

SPORTS: Renews several key sponsors, seeks new TV deal

Donald Sun is facing another big challenge as his second year of running a revived professional beach volleyball tour comes to an end.