Orange County Business Journal

Pyott Keeps Powder Dry; Chuck’s Tomatoes; Viva Gudino, Center Club

This week’s Special Issue features the OC 50, our annual inventory of influence, which has included David Pyott ever since 1998, shortly after he signed on as CEO of Allergan Inc.

New Bloodlines at Los Al; Allergan’s Phantom Links

California Chrome was the chalk horse heading into the Kentucky Derby on May 3, continuing a streak of OC ties that started in 2012, when CashCall Inc.’s Paul Reddam saw his I’ll Have Another win at 15-1.

Ackman’s Look; Pearson’s Push; Pyott’s Propriety

Has anyone looked more the part of the 1980s corporate raider than Bill Ackman as he circles Allergan as a main character in Valeant Pharmaceuticals’ $47 billion hostile bid for the Irvine-based drug maker?

Hueston’s Haul; Thank You, Ladies; Star Power for Hoag

Put local lawyer John Hueston of Irell & Manella somewhere around the front of the line on Texas-based Anadarko Petroleum Corp.’s recent agreement to pay $5.15 billion to settle claims of 85 years’ worth of environmental damage caused across the U.S. by its Kerr-McGee subsidiary.

Can OC Cash Carry Kashkari? LT’s High-Low Split

The so-called smart money says Jerry Brown is unbeatable

Different Lens on Oculus; Oakley’s Swagger; OC’s ID

No cynics allowed here, but give a bit of room for some healthy skepticism on Facebook’s $2 billion deal for Irvine-based startup Oculus VR.

Robinson Eyes GM; Santa Ana Name Game; OC Hoop-La

Don’t be surprised if Mark Robinson surfaces once again as a key player on the national stage, now that General Motors is facing the legal music on a defect in ignition switches that appears to have kept some airbags from working and has been linked to 12 deaths.

Walker Early to OC; Doti Direct; RMV’s Next Generation

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will get a dress rehearsal for any presidential ambitions he might harbor—at least the part where a candidate hits up OC’s vaunted base of GOP donors.

Newport Center Comp: $10M Per Acre; Bill & Wayne; Will on Moreno

Word from a lender backing Mike Lutton, Tod Ridgeway and Ron Soderling in their buy of the old Beacon Bay car wash offers a benchmark of $10 million per acre for land in Newport Center. The trio that’s operating as Newport Center Anacapa Associates

Gross Swats Peanut Gallery; Marblehead Update; Jacobi’s Gig

OC INSIDER Column by Jerry Sullivan

OC Tie to Libya’s Win; Martin Gives Ohio Take on Drake

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OC INSIDER Column by Jerry Sullivan

W on Pacific Club Menu; Drake Derby; Times Supremely Over the Top

OC INSIDER Column by Jerry Sullivan

Pimco Parlor Game: Gross as Goliath?; El-Erian 'Miscast'?

OC INSIDER by Jerry Sullivan

Freedom’s Other Trim:Land Sale to Lyon; Locals Eye Marblehead

OC INSIDER Column by Jerry Sullivan

Freeman Works Egypt; HOF for Baker; Wang’s Loss; Zocalo’s Gain

OC INSIDER Column by Jerry Sullivan