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Ubiquity Investor Wants New Execs, Board

One of Ubiquity Inc.’s largest shareholders wants to immediately replace the Irvine-based media and technology company’s top executives.

By Deirdre Newman March 27, 2017 12:56 p.m. share »
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JWA Passengers Down in February

John Wayne Airport’s passenger count fell 7.5% in February, year-over-year, in the first monthly decline in two and a half years.

By Paul Hughes March 27, 2017 9:43 a.m. share »
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American Advertising Federation OC Chapter Names Winners

The American Advertising Federation of Orange County held its annual awards gala Thursday at the Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach.

By Mediha DiMartino March 24, 2017 10:03 a.m. share »
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Ubiquity Inc. Stock Suspended

The Securities and Exchange Commission said this week it would temporarily suspend the stock of Irvine-based Ubiquity Inc., from March 20 to March 31, due to “a lack of current and accurate information about the company.”

By Deirdre Newman March 22, 2017 11:32 a.m. share »
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Southwest Adds 2 Long Beach Slots

Southwest Airlines Co. gained two permanent slots at Long Beach Airport to add to several slots it has flown from since last year.

By Paul Hughes March 22, 2017 8:59 a.m. share »
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Kelley Blue Book Expands Overseas

Kelley Blue Book in Irvine launched vehicle pricing and valuation website KBB.PT in Portugal that it plans to adapt to other international markets.

By Mediha DiMartino March 20, 2017 9:35 a.m. share »
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Pelican Hill Names Managing Director

Tom Donovan will join Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast at the end of the month as managing director.

By Paul Hughes March 13, 2017 9:45 a.m. share »
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Disney-Area Ramada to Reflag

Ramada Plaza Anaheim plans to become a Wyndham Garden hotel after a $4 million renovation set to take six months.

By Paul Hughes March 10, 2017 11:20 a.m. share »
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Grand Californian Gets Redo

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa in Anaheim is being renovated with changes to its guest rooms, lobby, pool and other areas in “the most extensive refurbishment since” the 948-room property opened in 2001.

By Paul Hughes March 9, 2017 5:09 p.m. share »
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JWA January: Up 1%

John Wayne Airport passenger traffic was up about 1% in January compared with the same month last year.

By Paul Hughes March 9, 2017 4:07 p.m. share »
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Spitz Gets Callahan for Freedom Fight

Eric Spitz, a former partner and president of Freedom Communications Inc., has retained attorney Daniel J. Callahan to resolve a pension dispute with the bankruptcy creditors of the company that previously owned the Orange County Register.

By Peter J. Brennan March 8, 2017 3:37 p.m. share »
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Five Entrepreneurs Feted

More than 300 members of the Orange County business community celebrated five winners during a luncheon at the Business Journal’s 16th Annual Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards.

By Mediha DiMartino March 8, 2017 3:27 p.m. share »
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New Corporate Name for Quiksilver

Quiksilver Inc. in Huntington Beach changed its corporate name to Boardriders Inc. today.

By Mediha DiMartino March 8, 2017 10:34 a.m. share »
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County Named in New FAA Filing

Signature Flight Services Corp. filed a complaint today with the Federal Aviation Administration in response to the Orange County Board of Supervisors’ recent decision to award a contract to operate one of two fixed-based operations at John Wayne Airport to a competitor.

By Paul Hughes March 7, 2017 3:20 p.m. share »
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Bank Shifts Funds for Stadium Deal

Irvine-based Banc of California plans to reallocate $3.5 million in sponsorships to partially offset the costs for the naming rights to the new $350 million stadium of the Los Angeles Football Club.

By Peter J. Brennan March 7, 2017 12:02 p.m. share »