Orange County Business Journal

Can OC Cash Carry Kashkari? LT’s High-Low Split

The so-called smart money says Jerry Brown is unbeatable

UCI Search Light on OC Influence?

The advisory committee appointed by UC System President Janet Napolitano to help find a replacement for UC Irvine Chancellor Michael Drake looks light on ties to the larger OC community—business or otherwise.

Facebook’s OC Focus

$2B Deal on Heals of Google Hookup With Oakley

Orange County gave Silicon Valley and the rest of the world plenty to talk about in a 24-hour burst last week.

Different Lens on Oculus; Oakley’s Swagger; OC’s ID

No cynics allowed here, but give a bit of room for some healthy skepticism on Facebook’s $2 billion deal for Irvine-based startup Oculus VR.

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Miven Portfolio Company Goes Public

A company in the portfolio of Newport Beach-based entrepreneurs Victor and Janie Tsao remained slightly above its initial price of $15 per share today, with a market value of about $156 million.

Robinson Eyes GM; Santa Ana Name Game; OC Hoop-La

Don’t be surprised if Mark Robinson surfaces once again as a key player on the national stage, now that General Motors is facing the legal music on a defect in ignition switches that appears to have kept some airbags from working and has been linked to 12 deaths.

Walker Early to OC; Doti Direct; RMV’s Next Generation

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will get a dress rehearsal for any presidential ambitions he might harbor—at least the part where a candidate hits up OC’s vaunted base of GOP donors.

Thumbs Up, ‘Hands Down’ for New Merage School Dean

Eric Spangenberg must be feeling plenty flattered over the recruiting job done by UCI to land him as dean for its Paul Merage School of Business.

Burress by the Hour; Doti’s Roadmap; Bealls’ Starry Night

Jay Burress had a lot of good news to go over on his first full year as president and CEO of the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau.

Newport Center Comp: $10M Per Acre; Bill & Wayne; Will on Moreno

Word from a lender backing Mike Lutton, Tod Ridgeway and Ron Soderling in their buy of the old Beacon Bay car wash offers a benchmark of $10 million per acre for land in Newport Center. The trio that’s operating as Newport Center Anacapa Associates

Gross Swats Peanut Gallery; Marblehead Update; Jacobi’s Gig

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OC Tie to Libya’s Win; Martin Gives Ohio Take on Drake

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W on Pacific Club Menu; Drake Derby; Times Supremely Over the Top

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Pimco Parlor Game: Gross as Goliath?; El-Erian 'Miscast'?

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Freedom’s Other Trim:Land Sale to Lyon; Locals Eye Marblehead

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Freeman Works Egypt; HOF for Baker; Wang’s Loss; Zocalo’s Gain

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SJC-based Emerald Expositions Plans $350M Buy

San Juan Capistrano-based trade show producer Emerald Expositions Inc. will add some of the largest events in the U.S. to its portfolio with a pending $335 acquisition of George Little Management LLC in White Plains, N.Y.

Ace in Hole on Tanaka Bid? Los Al Addition; Show Me State of Mind

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Will OC Economy Go From Good to Great?

ECONOMY: Potential for gain; post-recession mindset required

Orange County’s economy looks good as it heads into 2014.

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SJC-based Emerald Expositions Plans $350M Buy

San Juan Capistrano-based trade show producer Emerald Expositions Inc. will add some of the largest events in the U.S. to its portfolio with a pending $335 acquisition of George Little Management LLC in White Plains, N.Y.

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2013 Year in Review

New Energy Gets OC Back to Old Normal

Enough of all that talk about a “new normal” in the wake of the recent recession.

Register LA-Bound in More Ways Than One? Memory of Mandela

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Gross Keeps ‘Alpha’ in Mind; China Syndrome; More Than Bit of Trend

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Spitzer’s Other Run; Busloads for Great Park; Real Orange Aftermath

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Haskell’s Big Shoes; Carpenter’s All-Nighter; Gladstone’s Comedy Act

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Update on Augie; Pelican Hill Preview; Yorba Linda Listed

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Jannard’s‘Behemoth;’ Cash Crop of Yesteryear; Arte Drills Down

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Brothers Bren Both Busy; Boehner’s Take on Leadership

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Boehner Back on Schedule; Solar Decathlon’s Break

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Haddad’s Hit Parade; Martin’s Reminder; Julia’s Hometown

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Grant’s Extra Edge; Sage Hill’s Crowd; Razin on Red Sox

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Haddad’s Fashion Sense; Brower’s Book; Folino’s ‘Selfless, Gracious Act’

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Chemerinsky’s Next Gig: U.S. Supreme Court; Fast Growers Show Range

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Choi’s Track Record on Business Retention; OC’s IFE Triangle

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$60 Million Worth of Difference

Low-Profile OC Couple High on “Institutions That Value Freedom and Education”

Dale Fowler says things changed a lot after he and his wife, Sarah Ann, “gave some money” to Gordon College in Wenham, Mass., in 2007.

Honors for Another Argyros at Sage Hill; Fowler Follow Up

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Plenty on philanthropy in this week’s Special Report, which starts on page 29.

OC’s Last Chance on Ryan? Little Ava’s Star Turn

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Fowlers’ Latest Leg: $55M for Chapman; Ryan Gets Big Kiss

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Will Chanteclair Spot Put on The Ritz? Doti Does It All Over

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UCI Starts Over on Search for Biz Dean; Prop 30 in Perspective

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Political Ricochet for Rohrabacher? Wing’s Secret

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Does Other Shoe Loom Over Register’s Plan in LB? Cox to Chair FCD

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Wang in New Yorker; Mussallem in Aliso Creek; Price is Right

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Simon Celebrates In Style; Sir Bruno; Monsignor’s Gift

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Walters Leads Line to Replace Campbell; Kang’s New Perch

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Private Cos. Set Faster Pace

Revenue Tops $63B, Local Hires Up 4.1%

There are reasons the economic recovery feels firmer in Orange County compared with the national picture. Includes the 2013 OC's LARGEST PRIVATE COMPANIES list for download (pdf)

Long Beach Register? Cell-ing Newport Coast; SA’s Downtown Legs

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How OC Rates for Women; Haddad to Chair UCI Foundation

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Great Park Numbers Game; Pelican Hill’s Prize; OCers for AFI

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