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Zhang to Launch Nonprofit

Pick Up Stix founder Charles Zhang created the non-profit O.C. Music & Dance to provide top quality musical arts education and training for children, regardless of their family’s ability to pay, Zhang said.

By Deirdre Newman April 18, 2017 1:11 p.m. share »
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Emerald Prices IPO

Emerald Expositions Events Inc. in San Juan Capistrano is slated to raise about $300 million in its initial public offering, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

By Mediha DiMartino April 17, 2017 10:51 a.m. share »
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AC Hotel Irvine Opens

The AC Hotel Irvine opened March 31.

By Paul Hughes April 13, 2017 4:24 p.m. share »
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OC TV Stations Get $115M

PBS SoCal KOCE, with headquarters in Costa Mesa, will receive $49 million and KDOC-TV in Santa Ana will receive $66 million from the Federal Communication Commission’s “World's First Broadcast Incentive Auction,” which closed today.

By Deirdre Newman April 13, 2017 1:06 p.m. share »
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Palace Parent’s PE Firm Sells Stake

The private equity firm that took Palace Entertainment Holdings LLC’s parent company public last year has sold a 15% stake in the company for about $221 million to a Belgium-based investor.

By Paul Hughes April 13, 2017 10:12 a.m. share »
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Quality Systems in $34M Buy

Quality Systems Inc. subsidiary NextGen Healthcare Information Systems LLC will buy Entrada Inc. for $34 million.

By Sherry Hsieh April 12, 2017 12:40 p.m. share »
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Ubiquity Shareolders to Testify Before SEC

Shareholders in the troubled Ubiquity Inc. of Irvine are permitted to testify at a Security and Exchange Commission public hearing on April 17 in Washington, D.C., according to its majority owner Strategic Capital Management Ltd.

By Deirdre Newman April 12, 2017 6 a.m. share »
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Carnival to Double Long Beach Berths

Carnival Cruise Line will double its Long Beach operations in square footage and ships under an expansion that breaks ground tomorrow.

By Paul Hughes April 11, 2017 2:29 p.m. share »
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Register Redesigns Website

Southern California News Group redesigned its Orange County Register website for, it says, “cleaner presentation, simplified navigation, enhanced functionality, and greater interactivity for sharing and commenting on stories.”

By Deirdre Newman April 10, 2017 2:59 p.m. share »
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Wincome Group Renames Hotel

The former Anaheim Plaza Hotel & Suites has been renamed Anaheim Hotel, said hotel owner Good Hope International.

By Paul Hughes April 6, 2017 12:22 p.m. share »
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Taco Bell Gets PETA Props

Taco Bell Corp.’s bean burritos will be the focal point of an upcoming campaign by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

By Mediha DiMartino April 5, 2017 9:53 a.m. share »
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Emerald Files for IPO

San Juan Capistrano-based Emerald Expositions LLC has filed to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering.

By Mediha DiMartino April 3, 2017 9:56 a.m. share »
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Doheny Blues Foundation to Launch

Doheny Blues Festival Founder Rich Sherman said he’ll create the Doheny Blues Foundation in honor of the 20th anniversary of the festival, which runs May 20-21 in Dana Point.

By Deirdre Newman March 31, 2017 1:07 p.m. share »
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Southwest Adds Sacramento From Long Beach

Southwest Airlines will fly to Sacramento from Long Beach Airport starting in August.

By Paul Hughes March 31, 2017 11:30 a.m. share »
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Ex-Airport FBO in Suit Vs. County, Board

An affiliate of Signature Flight Support Corp. petitioned Orange County Superior Court on Wednesday to overturn the results of an Orange County Board of Supervisors vote that would replace its operations at John Wayne Airport with services provided by a new company.

By Paul Hughes March 31, 2017 9:15 a.m. share »