TOURISM AND MEDIA

Long Beach Airport Up YTD

Long Beach Airport’s passenger count was up 47% in the first six months of this year—to 1.8 million fliers, from 1.3 million in the same period last year.

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Ambassadorship Reportedly to Roberts

GOVERNMENT: Co-owns Mission Inn; couple GOP donors

It’s a time-honored government tradition—patronage has its privileges, as does friendship and policy kinship.

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Vaca Preps for Buzzworthy James Beard Benefit Meal

Meanwhile, New and Old Everyday Spots Entice Us

This Thursday, one of summer’s most exciting culinary events will take place: a Friends of James Beard Benefit dinner at Vaca, the fascinating Spanish-inspired restaurant in South Coast Metro’s arts district in Costa Mesa.

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Hyundai Hopes Spots Make Viewers Sweet on Sonata

Show 2018 Model Makes Modern Life a Tad Better

Hyundai Motor America Inc. is channeling Neil Diamond in its latest TV ad for the 2018 Sonata.

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OCBJ Calendar

Aug. 7-16, 2017

This week's business and other event listings.

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Irvine, Other OC Cities Top US Gaming Markets

Study Shows Strong Personal Tech, Training

C’s three largest cities scored high marks in a new study rating the best gaming markets in the country.

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Emerald Posts Mixed Q2

Shares of Emerald Expositions Events Inc. are down 4% to $21 and a market value of about $1.52 billion after the San Juan Capistrano-based trade show operator posted revenue for the June quarter below Wall Street expectations.

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Ten-X to Sell for $1B+

Ten-X LLC in Irvine will be bought by private equity firm Thomas H. Lee Partners LP in Boston for more than $1 billion, news reports said.

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Downtown Disney Plans VR

Anaheim retail and entertainment complex Downtown Disney will get a virtual reality experience this year.

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Western Avionics Bought

Mike Manclark bought Santa Ana-based Western Avionics Inc. with plans to rename it and expand its services in Southern California.

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CSUF Arts Gets Warhol $100K

The Grand Central Art Center in downtown Santa Ana received a $100,000 grant from the New York City-based Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

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Ubiquity Agrees to Stock Revocation

Irvine-based Ubiquity Inc. has agreed to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s division of enforcement’s recommendation that its stock be revoke

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Sunstone Buys Key West Resort

Aliso Viejo-based Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. has paid $175 million for a newly-built resort property in Key West, Fla.

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SEC Recommends Ubiquity Stock be Revoked

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement has recommended the stock of Irvine-based Ubiquity Inc. be revoked, according to SEC documents.

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OC Wins One at FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration denied a Part 16 complaint against Orange County filed by Signature Flight Services Corp. over fixed-base operations at John Wayne Airport.

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