Orange County Business Journal

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


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

Register LA-Bound in More Ways Than One? Memory of Mandela

OC INSIDER by Jerry Sullivan