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TOURISM AND MEDIA

Recent and archived news stories on: Airports, Conventions, Entertainment, Hotels, Gaming, Restaurants, Sports, Theme Parks, Travel...
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Simon to Give Firebrand to Employees

Allan Simon plans to transfer ownership of Firebrand Media LLC to 10 of his longtime employees, according to the Laguna Beach Independent, the company’s flagship publication.

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CSUF Taps Chapman Dean to Lead Arts

California State University-Fullerton said Dale Merrill will be dean of its College of the Arts, starting July 1.

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Kiss Names New CEO

Arena football insider Joe Windham has been named chief executive of the LA KISS, which plays its home games at the Honda Center in Anaheim.

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JWA April Traffic Higher

John Wayne Airport reported a 5.7% year-to-year increase in total passengers to about 826,000 for April, compared with about 781,000 in the same period last year.

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Irvine Ranked Most Integrated U.S. City

Irvine was the only city in the U.S. to rank among the top 15 for both overall population growth and the pace of its increase last year, according to estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Theme Parks Operator Buys in NJ

Apex Parks Group, an Aliso Viejo-based owner and operator of leisure parks, has acquired Sahara Sam’s Oasis Indoor and Outdoor Water Park in New Jersey.

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Hot Dog Chain Sponsors Indy Racer

Wienerschnitzel said it will sponsor race car driver J.R. Hildebrand in Sunday's Indianapolis 500.

Theme Parks Get Online Boosts from Newspaper

Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Sites Register Offshoots

Thinking of a trip to Disneyland or Knott’s Berry Farm this summer?

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Ad Firm Takes Stake in OC Company

Dentsu Inc. said it acquired a 33% stake in Laguna Hills-based Athletes First LLC to help the athlete management agency expand its business in the U.S. and internationally.

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Southwest to Add Missouri, Mexico Routes From JWA

Southwest Airlines said it would start flying to Kansas City and St. Louis from John Wayne Airport on Nov. 22.

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Irvine Commercial Printer Sold

Fontis Solutions in Irvine has been acquired by Dallas-based franchisor Safeguard Business Systems.

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Irvine Commercial Printer Sold

Fontis Solutions in Irvine has been acquired by Dallas-based franchisor Safeguard Business Systems.

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Hollywood & Sports Exec to Advise Laguna Beach VR Firm

Hollywood and sports executive and entrepreneur Peter Guber will chair the newly formed advisory committee for Laguna Beach-based virtual reality content provider NextVR.

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Tribune in Deal for SD Paper

Chicago-based Tribune Publishing Co., the parent of the Los Angeles Times, said it entered into agreement to buy U-T San Diego for $85 million in a cash-and-stock deal.

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Tribune to Buy SD Paper

Chicago-based Tribune Publishing Co., the parent of the Los Angeles Times, said it entered into agreement to buy U-T San Diego for $85 million in a cash-and-stock deal.