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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. 37, No. 47

The last surviving child of the founders of Knott’s Berry Farm died at 92.

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Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park will introduce a 4-D interactive ride next year in its Boardwalk section. Voyage to the Iron Reef riders will play the role of trying to rescue the park from mechanical sea creatures attempting to destroy it.

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The Wet Seal Inc. in Foothill Ranch said in its Securities and Exchange Commission filings that its cash balance for the fiscal quarter ended Nov. 1 was approximately $19.1 million.

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Irvine-based Kia Motors America Inc. will continue as the Official Automotive Partner of the National Basketball Association, and its K900 sedan will take on the role of the league’s official luxury vehicle.

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The Wet Seal Inc. said it will cut 78 filled and open positions, including 66 at its Foothill Ranch corporate office, a 24% decrease, and 12 at the store management level, a 20% drop.

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Other items of interest Orange County Business Journal Vol. 37, No. 41

A new federal database shows Irvine-based Allergan Inc. paid doctors and hospitals $24.2 million in the last five months of last year for consulting and speaking fees, meals and travel costs, and grants, the Orange County Register reported (see related item, Insider column, page 3).

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Steven Benrubi resigned from his post as Wet Seal Inc.’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, the company announced in regulatory filings. Benrubi, who has been with the Foothill Ranch-based company since 2005, will stay on until Dec. 1.

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Veteran Orange County medical device executive James V. Mazzo was added to a federal grand jury indictment on insider trading charges, the Department of Justice said.

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361 Degrees International Ltd., which bills itself as the second-largest athletic brand in China, has chosen Irvine for its North American headquarters.

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