TOURISM AND MEDIA

Southwest Could See More JWA Cuts

Southwest Airlines will see a second year of passenger cuts at John Wayne Airport if county supervisors approve the airport's 2018 seat allocation request Tuesday.

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J.D. Power CEO to Retire

J.D. Power Chief Executive Finbarr O’Neill will retire in March.

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Tech Vet Elevated at Ubiquity

Irvine-based Ubiquity, Inc. said Robert Fernander has been appointed chairman of its board of directors.

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Fashion Show Harvests $1M for Hunger

Anniversaries are good for giving. On the silver anniversary of South Coast Plaza’s Harvesters Fashion Show in the golden-anniversary year of the mall, the show took in more than $1 million.

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San Clemente ‘Kid’ Nets Big Catch on Shark Tank

The 12-year-old creator of a skateboard that fits into school lockers and backpacks received a $65,000 investment from Sir Richard Branson for a 20% stake in a company he created with his parents on the season premiere of “Shark Tank,” last night.

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PHG Sells Bacara

Irvine-based Pacific Hospitality Group has sold of one of its high-end hotel properties, Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara County.

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Long Beach Airport August Traffic Up

Long Beach Airport said August commercial passenger traffic rose 16% to about 316,000, compared with the same period last year.

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Spectrum Marriott Names GM

Chris Harrison will be general manager of the Marriott Irvine Spectrum, which opens in December.

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ASICS Replaces Creative Agency

ASICS Corp., the parent of Irvine-based ASICS America Corp., selected Saatchi & Saatchi as its global creative agency.

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Mitsubishi Names Ad Agency

Mitsubishi Motors North America Inc. hired Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners as its advertising agency of record.

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JWA August Traffic Flat

John Wayne Airport passenger traffic in August ticked down 0.2% compared with the same month last year.

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United Collective Taps New #2

United Collective in Huntington Beach hired Kristin Jackson as chief financial officer and chief operating officer, a new position.

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Green Grant to PBS SoCal

Costa Mesa-based PBS SoCal KOCE is one of five public stations that’s been awarded a grant by Washington, D.C.-based The Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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Moorad to Run Law Firm’s Sports Practice

Sports agent and attorney Jeff Moorad has been named chairman of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP’s new global sports business.

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Yamaha Will Peddle eBikes Here

Yamaha Motor Corp. USA said it plans to enter the U.S. electric bicycle market in 2018.

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