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Sandra Baltazar Martínez, managing editor of Spanish-language weeklies La Prensa in Riverside and Excélsior in Orange County, left her post to be a writer and editor for University of California-Riverside’s internal communications department, according to news reports
Newport Beach-based Palace Entertainment Holdings LLC’s $430 million in debt is expected to be repaid as a result of its parent company’s recent initial public offering.
The Orange County Visitors Association in Irvine has added a “Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions” effort to its Beijing office.
Burbank-based Walt Disney Co. said revenue at its parks and resorts—a division that includes Disneyland Resort in Anaheim—grew 4% in the company’s most recent quarter to $3.92 billion, up from $3.76 billion in the same period last year.
Todd Harmonson has been named senior editor at the Orange County Register, succeeding managing editor Donna Wares, according to the Southern California News Group, which oversees the Register.
Laguna Beach-based virtual reality content maker NextVR Inc. has struck a deal with one of the world’s largest event companies to bring “hundreds” of live concerts to fans across the globe through virtual reality.
Some 900 attendees gathered at the Business Journal’s 22nd Annual Women in Business Awards, where Lisa Vogel, co-president of RAJ Swim in Tustin, delivered the keynote address encouraging women in business to be open, humble and flexible.
Orange County Register Managing Editor Donna Wares will leave the paper Friday to serve as editorial director for a yet-to-launch online travel enterprise, according to the daily newspaper.
Alan Gibbons will take over as editor-in-chief of Orange Coast Magazine on May 16.
An affiliate of Anaheim-based Marwaha Group Inc. bought the 94-room TownePlace Suites hotel in Vista from Carlsbad-based TMACK Melrose LLC for $15 million, according to CoStar Group and public data.
Baseball’s oldest rule book fetched a record $3.2 million this weekend as part of the 2016 Spring Premier auction run by Laguna Niguel-based SCP Auctions.
Irvine-based Pacific Hospitality Group plans to break ground April 29 on a four-story, 145-room hotel across the street from its Meritage Resort & Spa in Napa, according to a local news report.
John Wayne Airport handled 907,000 passengers in March, a 9% increase compared with 832,000 in the same month last year.
The Busch Family Foundation in Irvine gave $15 million to Catholic University of America, news reports said.
Anaheim’s Planning Commission on Monday approved plans for a 580-room hotel at the corner of Harbor Boulevard and Disney Way, which sends the proposal to the city council to consider on May 17.