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TOURISM AND MEDIA

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Ad Firm Takes Stake in OC Company

Dentsu Inc. said it acquired a 33% stake in Laguna Hills-based Athletes First LLC to help the athlete management agency expand its business in the U.S. and internationally.

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Southwest to Add Missouri, Mexico Routes From JWA

Southwest Airlines said it would start flying to Kansas City and St. Louis from John Wayne Airport on Nov. 22.

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Irvine Commercial Printer Sold

Fontis Solutions in Irvine has been acquired by Dallas-based franchisor Safeguard Business Systems.

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Irvine Commercial Printer Sold

Fontis Solutions in Irvine has been acquired by Dallas-based franchisor Safeguard Business Systems.

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Hollywood & Sports Exec to Advise Laguna Beach VR Firm

Hollywood and sports executive and entrepreneur Peter Guber will chair the newly formed advisory committee for Laguna Beach-based virtual reality content provider NextVR.

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Tribune in Deal for SD Paper

Chicago-based Tribune Publishing Co., the parent of the Los Angeles Times, said it entered into agreement to buy U-T San Diego for $85 million in a cash-and-stock deal.

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Tribune to Buy SD Paper

Chicago-based Tribune Publishing Co., the parent of the Los Angeles Times, said it entered into agreement to buy U-T San Diego for $85 million in a cash-and-stock deal.

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Blizzard Posts Big Subscription Drop

Irvine-based video game maker Blizzard Entertainment Inc. reported a big loss of online subscribers for its flagship World of Warcraft franchise that led to a steep drop in first-quarter revenue and operating profits.

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Disney's Parks Revenue Up

The Disneyland Resort in Anaheim helped drive a quarterly increase in revenues at Burbank-based parent Walt Disney Co., the company said.

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Irvine Population Tops 250,000; OC Gains 1.1% Overall

The city of Irvine has posted a 3.2% increase in population to 250,384, the highest percentage increase in Orange County and tops among cities with populations of 100,000 or more, according to an annual report released today by the California Department of Finance.

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OCVA in China Travel Site Deal

The Orange County Visitors Association said it would launch a presence this month on Ctrip, a Chinese travel and tourism website.

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Crowdfunded Hotel Investor Plans to Raise $2 Million

Newport Beach-based Hotel Innvestor LLC plans to use crowdfunding to raise about $2 million.

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Montage Moves Ahead on Los Cabos

Irvine-based Montage Hotels & Resorts said today it would develop Montage Los Cabos on Santa Maria Bay in Los Cabos, Mexico, its first international property.

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JWA March Passengers, Flights Up

John Wayne Airport reported boosts in passenger traffic and flights for March.

Newport Sets Sail for Ensenada

Annual Race Tests Mettle of Crews, Helps Kids in Baja

Len Bose has been a part of 29 editions of the Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race, the next of which is set for this weekend.