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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.
Digital First Media appointed Henry Williamson to oversee sales strategies as vice president of advertising at The Orange County Register.
Digital First Media expanded Brian Calle’s duties as opinion editor at the Orange County Register in Santa Ana and Riverside-based Press-Enterprise to include oversight of the editorial board and opinion content for its entire Southern California News Group.
Johnny Rockets Restaurant Group plans to recast the retro burger chain for a changing customer base.
Loreen Gilbert, president of Irvine-based WealthWise Financial Services, is scheduled to receive the Business Owner of the Year Award.
House of Blues Anaheim owner Live Nation Entertainment Inc. lists a May 31 closing date for the Downtown Disney venue in a filing with the California Employment Department.
A music festival will debut at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point August 27-28, a press release said.
Irvine-based Blizzard Entertainment Inc.’s annual fanfest is November 4 and 5 at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Digital First Media’s Executive Editor Frank Pine will be in charge of the Orange County Register in Santa Ana and the Press-Enterprise in Riverside, according to sources close to the matter.
Freedom Communications Inc. Chief Executive Rich Mirman was let go Thursday along with about 70 staffers, including Editor and Senior Vice President of Content Rob Curley; Vice President of Circulation Bruce Blair; and Lake Trout, senior vice president of sales.
Orange County’s lone daily fantasy sports operator doesn’t plan to follow the segment’s leaders in immediately closing contests involving college sports.
John Wayne Airport passenger traffic in February grew 12% to 793,553 compared with the same month last year, after January’s passenger traffic grew 10% year-over-year.