Orange County Business Journal

Hannah Mitchell is managing editor. She can be reached at mitchell@ocbj.com.

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Other items of interest Orange County Business Journal Vol. 39, No. 26

Karma Automotive LLC, the Costa Mesa-based manufacturer of luxury electric hybrid plug-in vehicles, hired Dennis Dougherty as president and chief operations officer, a new position.

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Other items of interest Orange County Business Journal Vol. 39, No. 25

The Association of California Cities-Orange County honored the University of California-Irvine with a Golden Hub of Innovation award for its “Fifty for 50 Campus Challenge: A Celebration of Community Engagement at UCI.”

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Other items of interest Orange County Business Journal Vol. 39, No. 24

Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park plans to open two new slide structures at its Knott’s Soak City water park next summer.

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Santa Fe Springs-based distributor USE Co. Inc. was sold on undisclosed terms to Ingersoll Rand in Davidson, N.C., and will operate in conjunction with a recently acquired business in Buena Park.

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Disneyland visitation was up 9% last year, when 18.2 million people walked through the Anaheim park’s gates, according to Burbank-based Themed Entertainment Association.

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Other items of interest Orange County Business Journal Vol. 39, No. 20

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.

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Other items of interest Orange County Business Journal Vol. 39, No.19

Personal finance website WalletHub found that Irvine has the workforce with the highest percentage of college-educated workers among the 150 most populous U.S. cities: 66%, almost six times higher than the lowest percentage: 12% in San Bernardino.

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Other items of interest Orange County Business Journal Vol. 39, No.18

Midlothian, Texas-based Ennis Inc. said it plans to sell Alstyle Apparel LLC in Anaheim to the newly formed Alstyle Operations LLC for $76 million in cash and $12 million to cover a 60-month equipment lease.

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Other items of interest Orange County Business Journal Vol. 39, No.17

Marshall B. Ketchum University Provost Morris Berman will receive the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry at the association’s annual leadership luncheon in Boston in June.

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