Orange County Business Journal

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The Pacific Symphony moved into a new headquarters office in Irvine.

By Hannah Mitchell May 22, 2017 midnight share »

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Hybrid Apparel in Cypress launched the Love Tribe brand, a Disney princess-themed line of clothing for young women that’s available only at Macy’s department stores.

By Hannah Mitchell May 8, 2017 midnight share »

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Irvine-based Mazda North American Operations hired Dino Bernacchi as chief marketing officer, a new position.

By Hannah Mitchell April 24, 2017 midnight share »

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Arle Capital Partners Ltd., the London-based private equity firm that last year took public the parent company of Palace Entertainment Holdings LLC, sold a 15% stake in the parent for about $221 million to Belgium-based investor Groupe Bruxelles Lambert.

By Hannah Mitchell April 17, 2017 midnight share »

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John Mack, former chairman and chief executive at Morgan Stanley, was appointed chairman of the board of managers of Newport Beach-based Lantern Credit LLC.

By Hannah Mitchell April 10, 2017 midnight share »

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Nancy Alvarez, assistant dean of experiential education and continuing professional development at Chapman University’s School of Pharmacy, was inducted as president of the American Pharmacists Association.

By Hannah Mitchell April 3, 2017 midnight share »

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Satellite launch company Rocket Lab moved its headquarters from Los Angeles to Huntington Beach as it completed a $75 million funding round led by San Francisco-based venture capital fund Data Collective.

By Hannah Mitchell March 27, 2017 midnight share »

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University of California-Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business launched a master’s degree program in business analytics, which the school says is in response to high demand from businesses, recruiters and students.

By Hannah Mitchell March 20, 2017 midnight share »

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Michael Drake, former chancellor of the University of California-Irvine, and his wife, Brenda, will receive the UCI Medal at the Lauds & Laurels celebration on March 30.

By Hannah Mitchell March 13, 2017 midnight share »

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California State University-Fullerton President Mildred García is scheduled to receive the 2017 Reginald Wilson Diversity Leadership Award on March 14 from the American Council on Education in Washington, D.C.

By Hannah Mitchell March 6, 2017 midnight share »

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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.

By Hannah Mitchell February 27, 2017 midnight share »

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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.

By Hannah Mitchell February 13, 2017 midnight share »

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

By Hannah Mitchell February 9, 2017 midnight share »

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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.

By Hannah Mitchell January 30, 2017 midnight share »

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

By Hannah Mitchell January 23, 2017 midnight share »

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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.

By Hannah Mitchell January 16, 2017 midnight share »

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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.

By Hannah Mitchell January 9, 2017 midnight share »

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

By Hannah Mitchell January 2, 2017 midnight share »

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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.

By Hannah Mitchell December 19, 2016 midnight share »

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

By Hannah Mitchell December 12, 2016 midnight share »

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Pacific Investment Management Co. in Newport Beach agreed to pay $20 million in penalties, fees and interest to the Securities and Exchange Commission to settle charges that it misled investors about one of its funds.

By Hannah Mitchell December 5, 2016 midnight share »

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Santa Ana College’s International Business Program received the Responding to Globalization award on Nov. 17 at the Orange County Business Council’s sixth annual Turning Red Tape Into Red Carpet Awards.

By Hannah Mitchell November 28, 2016 midnight share »

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Boeing Co. plans to move 2,500 jobs from Huntington Beach in the next four years, leaving a fraction in Seal Beach while the majority go to El Segundo, Long Beach, St. Louis and Huntsville, Ala.

By Hannah Mitchell November 21, 2016 midnight share »

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AutoGravity Corp. in Irvine signed Fletcher Jones dealerships in five markets to its mobile application-based car sales and financing venture.

By Hannah Mitchell November 7, 2016 midnight share »

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Irvine City Council voted to seek bids for a water park that would be on city-owned land in Great Park, the Orange County Register reported.

By Hannah Mitchell October 31, 2016 midnight share »

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Chapman University got a $2.5 million gift from the Kay Family Foundation to fund faculty and student research, projects and other activities in data analytics, which is part of the growing field of “big data.”

By Hannah Mitchell October 24, 2016 midnight share »

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The Orange Coast College Foundation received $240,000 from PIMCO co-founder Bill Gross and his wife, Sue, to establish a “Sue and Bill Gross Scholars” program, which will support students pursuing vocational and technical education (see related item under Finance).

By Hannah Mitchell October 10, 2016 midnight share »

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The Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Southern California annual pass has been revived at a price of $459 after a two-year hiatus on new sales.

By Hannah Mitchell September 26, 2016 midnight share »

About Our Annual Fastest- Growing Private Companies List

The Business Journal’s annual list of fastest-growing private companies includes OC-based businesses owned by individuals, groups of people, families, venture capitalists, private-equity firms and other investors.

By Hannah Mitchell September 19, 2016 midnight share »

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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange has received the President’s Award from the Orange County Chapter of the American Institute for Architects for its work on Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove.

By Hannah Mitchell September 19, 2016 midnight share »

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Australia-based online retailer SurfStitch Group Ltd. said a wave of recent losses have prompted it to delay a global rebranding effort that would have consolidated its online operations into a single website named after its e-commerce subsidiary in Irvine.

By Hannah Mitchell September 5, 2016 midnight share »

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A.G. Kawamura, owner of Irvine-based Orange County Produce, and Tom Nassif, president and chief executive of Irvine-based Western Growers, were appointed to the agricultural advisory committee of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign, the Orange County Register reported.

By Hannah Mitchell August 29, 2016 midnight share »

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Sole Technology Inc. in Lake Forest appointed Esmail Mawjee interim president, a new position.

By Hannah Mitchell August 22, 2016 midnight share »

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Karma Automotive LLC in Costa Mesa said its distribution strategy for the new Revero car will include 10 independent dealers in the U.S. and Canada and a company-owned “brand-experience center” in Orange County.

By Hannah Mitchell August 15, 2016 midnight share »

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Vans Inc. in Cypress promoted Doug Palladini to global brand president, effective immediately.

By Hannah Mitchell August 8, 2016 midnight share »

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A new ride will replace the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney California Adventure, according to news reports.

By Hannah Mitchell August 1, 2016 midnight share »

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Fullerton-based Marshall B. Ketchum University’s College of Pharmacy received precandidate status from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, authorizing the college’s first doctoral students to start in the fall.

By Hannah Mitchell July 25, 2016 midnight share »

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Two reports by University of California-Irvine researchers show most job growth in two decades in Southern California originated outside of central business districts.

By Hannah Mitchell July 18, 2016 midnight share »

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The U.S. Department of Education will forgive $171 million in debt owed by former Corinthian Colleges Inc. students, according to news reports.

By Hannah Mitchell July 4, 2016 midnight share »

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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.

By Hannah Mitchell June 27, 2016 midnight share »

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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.”

By Hannah Mitchell June 20, 2016 midnight share »

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

By Hannah Mitchell June 13, 2016 midnight share »

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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.

By Hannah Mitchell June 6, 2016 midnight share »

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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.

By Hannah Mitchell May 30, 2016 midnight share »

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Addendum for May 23, 2016

By Hannah Mitchell May 23, 2016 midnight share »

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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.

By Hannah Mitchell May 16, 2016 midnight share »

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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.

By Hannah Mitchell May 9, 2016 midnight share »

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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.

By Hannah Mitchell May 2, 2016 midnight share »

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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.

By Hannah Mitchell April 25, 2016 midnight share »

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Los Angeles-based manufacturer American Apparel Inc. laid off more than 80 people at its Garden Grove factory, a number that could grow to 150, according to news reports.

By Hannah Mitchell April 18, 2016 midnight share »

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