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New Ingram Micro Owner to Invest in Distributor

Chinese Boss to ‘Acquire’ More Business, Up Hires

Don’t expect Irvine-based Ingram Micro Inc. to cut costs under new Chinese owner Tianjin Tianhai Investment Co. Ltd.

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Another Jump for UCI Law School

University of California-Irvine School of Law moved up two places to No. 28 on the U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of the nation’s graduate school programs for law schools, released earlier this week.

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Tribune Top Bidder for Register

Tribune Publishing Co.’s $56 million offer was selected as the winning bid during Wednesday’s bankruptcy auction of Santa Ana-based Freedom Communications Inc. held at the office of Lobel Weiland Golden Friedman LLP in Costa Mesa.

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County RFQ Out on DP Harbor

The County of Orange today released a request for qualifications for the redevelopment of Dana Point Harbor.

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UCI’s Merage School in Top 50

The University of California-Irvine Paul Merage School of Business full-time MBA program rose five spots in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings released today.

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OC Resorts Have New China-Based Owner

Two luxury hotels in Orange County – the Montage Laguna Beach in Laguna Beach and the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel in Dana Point—have a new China-based owner.

PacSun Tries Out App Game Product Placements

Players Pick Characters’ Favorite Spring Duds

BRAVEN LC, a subsidiary of Incipio Technologies Inc. in Irvine, signed on as the official sponsor of the Australian Open of Surfing.

Masimo’s New Irvine Space Leads to Musical Chairs

Boot Barn HQ, Printronix Office Also Part of Move

An expansion of Masimo Corp.’s local facilities appears to have set off a chain reaction of corporate relocations in the Irvine Spectrum area involving Boot Barn Holdings Inc. and Printronix Inc.

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Freedom Auction Gets Stalking Horse

Digital First Media’s $45.5 million offer has been selected as the stalking horse, or starting, bid for Wednesday’s bankruptcy auction of Freedom Communications Inc. in Santa Ana.

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Business Journal Honors Entrepreneurs

A number of Orange County’s top entrepreneurs were honored on March 10 at the 15th annual Business Journal Entrepreneurs of the Year awards lunch, which drew a crowd of about 340 to Hotel Irvine.

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JWA January Traffic up 10%

John Wayne Airport had 812,000 passengers in January, 10% more than the same month last year.

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Gymnastics Competition, Trade Show to Honda Center

The Honda Center in Anaheim will host the 2017 P&G Gymnastics Championships and a meeting and trade show related to the event.

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Universities Join Forces on Arts

Chapman University's College of Performing Arts, Cal State University-Fullerton's College of the Arts and UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts will develop the Collaborative Arts Development Experience (CADE).

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Visit Anaheim Forms Sports Unit

Visit Anaheim has formed Sports Anaheim to attract amateur sporting events to Orange County. Roy Edmondson, vice president of sports development for the destination marketing organization, will lead the new division.

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HB Hilton in $140M Deal

The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel in Huntington Beach put together a $140 million financing and land acquisition deal for its long-planned expansion.