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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. 43

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Other items of interest Orange County Business Journal Vol. 37, No. 42

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

Costa Mesa-based Pacific Mercantile Bancorp promoted Robert Sjogren to chief operating officer. He will continue serving as general counsel. Sjorgen previously served as chief risk officer and general counsel of Carpenter & Co., an Irvine-based bank advisory firm. Pacific Mercantile is the parent company of Pacific Mercantile Bank, which is among the largest banks with headquarters in Orange County, with about $1 billion in assets as of June 30.

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Other items of interest Orange County Business Journal Vol. 37, No. 36

University of California President Janet Napolitano nominated Howard Gillman for the University of California-Irvine’s chancellor post.

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Other items of interest Orange County Business Journal Vol. 37, No. 35

Southwest Airlines will start nonstop flights beginning Nov. 2 from John Wayne Airport to Dallas.

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Wet Seal Inc. has until Feb. 17 to get its shares above $1 for 10 consecutive days or face delisting by Nasdaq, the exchange warned in a letter to the Foothill Ranch-based retailer.

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