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. 40, No. 9

A bankruptcy court judge approved Quiksilver Inc.’s settlement agreement with 26 former employees who were looking to collect about $7 million in severance pay, according to documents filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

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Other items of interest Orange County Business Journal Vol. 40, No. 7

Disneyland Resort in Anaheim will open Star Wars Land in 2019, Walt Disney Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Robert Iger said on the company’s quarterly conference call. He didn’t specify an opening date.

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Other items of interest Orange County Business Journal Vol. 40, No. 6

Wet Seal LLC in Irvine filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week and is taking steps to liquidate its assets.

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Other items of interest Orange County Business Journal Vol. 40, No.5

Ad agency Grupo Gallegos in Huntington Beach rebranded itself as GALLEGOS United after buying two companies on undisclosed terms—New York-based digital agency Canvas and public relations shop RL Public Relations & Marketing in Los Angeles.

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Other items of interest Orange County Business Journal Vol. 40, No.4

Wet Seal LLC is exploring liquidation or a sale, according to news reports.

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Other items of interest Orange County Business Journal Vol. 40, No.3

Boeing Co. said it will start another round of engineer buyouts, including at its Southern California operations, and said it will issue layoff notices this month in Washington state, according to news reports.

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Other items of interest Orange County Business Journal Vol. 40, No. 2

An affiliate of private investment firm Admiralty Partners Inc. acquired General Electric’s Santa Ana aerospace business unit and plans to maintain it at its present location under the name Integral Aerospace LLC, according to news reports.

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Other items of interest Orange County Business Journal Vol. 40, No. 1

Yamaha Motor Corp. USA in Cypress said its Kennesaw, Ga.-based Outdoor Power Equipment division acquired Subaru Industrial Power Products on undisclosed terms.

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Other items of interest Orange County Business Journal Vol. 39, No. 51

The University of California-Irvine opened a Center for Critical Korean Studies with a grant of about $850,000 from the Academy of Korean Studies in Seongnam, South Korea.

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Other items of interest Orange County Business Journal Vol. 39, No. 50

Greensboro, N.C.-based VF Corp. promoted Vans Inc. President Kevin Bailey to the same post for the parent company’s Asia-Pacific region.

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