Orange County Business Journal

OC’s Deal With NBA: No Team, Plenty of Ties

OC INSIDER Column by Jerry Sullivan

Will ICU Have a Ball With Sale Talk? Mike Makes $5M Statement

OC INSIDER Column by Jerry Sullivan

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OC 50: New Faces of Influence

Biggest Turnover in 21-Year History

This year’s OC 50 has an unprecedented infusion of new blood.

OC 50: Influences—and Influentials— From All Over

OC INSIDER by Jerry Sullivan

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was up 0.39% to 1,630.63 in early afternoon trading Wednesday.

Reddam’s Derby Dibs: $40M; 51st Just as Special for Argyroses

OC INSIDER Column by Jerry Sullivan

Martin’s Medal; Battle of the Bands?; Another OC Derby Connection

OC INSIDER Column by Jerry Sullivan

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Irvine Coatings Company Agrees to Sale

Irvine-based specialty coatings supplier Deft Inc. has agreed to be acquired by PPG Industries Inc. in Pittsburgh.

Will Walker Get Date With OC? WSJ West; SCR’s Black Mark

OC INSIDER Column by Jerry Sullivan

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Irvine Coatings Company Agrees to Sale

Irvine-based specialty coatings supplier Deft Inc. has agreed to be acquired by PPG Industries Inc. in Pittsburgh.

OC Irony in Dell Deal; Sunstone’s Status; Hueston’s Boost

OC INSIDER Column by Jerry Sullivan

Villa’s Root System Leads to Coldwell; Saywitz the Seer

OC INSIDER Column by Jerry Sullivan

Midday Stock Roundup

The markets are closed today in observance of Good Friday.

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Report: Fisker Considers BK

Anaheim-based luxury hybrid automaker Fisker Automotive Inc. has retained a legal team to work on a potential bankruptcy filing, according to a Wall Street Journal report based on information from “people familiar with the matter.”

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was up 0.15% to 1,565.17 in afternoon trading Thursday.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was down 0.33% to 1,558.55 in afternoon trading Wednesday.

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The Ranch Gets Mr. Stox’ Recipes, Wine List

A recently closed stalwart of the fine-dining landscape in North Orange County will see its legacy carried on at a new entry about a mile away.

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Nieto Gives Demo of Progress on ALS

Corona del Mar resident and fitness-equipment entrepreneur Augie Nieto demonstrated the progress he has made against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis—or Lou Gehrig’s disease—by doing leg lifts at the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association’s annual show earlier this month in San Diego.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was up 0.44% to 1,558.45 in afternoon trading Tuesday.

Mr. Stox to Stock Edwards’ Ranch; Ducks Big Bucks

OC INSIDER Column by Jerry Sullivan

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Specific Media’s Myspace Lands Chevy Sponsorship

Irvine-based Specific Media’s Myspace social network has signed a sponsorship deal with Chevrolet.

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OC Auto Sales Up 15% in 2012

Sales of new and used vehicles by auto dealers in Orange County rose 15% last year, bringing in $9 billion in revenue.

Henry’s Home Stand; McGregor & Son; FCD’s Gender Gap

OC INSIDER Column by Jerry Sullivan

Simon Strikes Deal to Buy Out Private Equity Partner

MANUFACTURING: $323M for other half of RSI Home Products

Ron Simon’s RSI Home Products in deal to buy out private equity partner

Sammis’ Intellect; Slemons’ ’76 Run; Barth’s Bellwether

OC INSIDER Column by Jerry Sullivan

Kimera Closure Points to Google; Atkins, Makar Meet Again

OC INSIDER Column by Jerry Sullivan

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was up .07% to 1,521 in afternoon trading Wednesday.

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STEC Responds to Dissident Shareholders’ Push to Replace Board

Santa Ana-based disk drive maker STEC Inc. has offered to nominate two directors from a slate of seven proposed by dissident shareholders that want to replace the company’s entire board.

Big Day at Sage Hill; Diamond-Jamboree Lives Up to Name

OC INSIDER Column by Jerry Sullivan

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Golden State Buys New Zealand Foodmaker

Irvine-based food processor and distributor Golden State Foods Corp. has acquired a majority stake in Groenz Group Ltd., a manufacturer of sauces, dressings and other products sold to restaurants in New Zealand, Australia and various Pacific Ocean island nations.

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PBS SoCal Hires Public Media Vet as COO

Costa Mesa-based PBS SoCal has hired public media veteran Andrew Russell as chief operating officer, a new position at the station.

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Balboa Bay Club & Resort Gets 2 Names

The Balboa Bay Club & Resort in Newport Beach has a couple of new names to reflect the two main parts of its operations: a private, members-only club alongside a full-service waterfront resort that’s open to the public.

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Balboa Bay Club & Resort Gets 2 Names

The Balboa Bay Club & Resort in Newport Beach has a couple of new names to reflect the two main parts of its operations: a private, members-only club alongside a full-service waterfront resort that’s open to the public.

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Golden State Buys New Zealand Foodmaker

Irvine-based food processor and distributor Golden State Foods Corp. has acquired a majority stake in Groenz Group Ltd., a manufacturer of sauces, dressings and other products sold to restaurants in New Zealand, Australia and various Pacific Ocean island nations.

Did ‘Cliff’ Prompt Luxury Lift Off? Diocese Honors Schullers, Aims for $100M

OC INSIDER Column by Jerry Sullivan

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5 Honored at Business Journal’s 7th Annual CFO Awards

Representatives of the local financial industry and various other segments of the Orange County business community joined to welcome the five winners of the 7th Annual Orange County Business Journal’s CFO of the Year Awards last night.

Could Kashkari Take State GOP in New Direction? Titan Effort for García

OC INSIDER Column by Jerry Sullivan

Kiani Also Into Africa; Moorlach’s Citron Meeting

OC INSIDER by Jerry Sullivan

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Reflections on Howser; Rogers That on Tri Pointe IPO; Walkie Talks Nice

OC INSIDER Column by Jerry Sullivan

Ensign Makes 2 Buys

Mission Viejo-based Ensign Group Inc. said it has acquired a home healthcare provider and a hospice operator in separate deals.

Robinson Readies for Big Role in Toyota Case; Auto Auction, Anyone?

OC INSIDER Column by Jerry Sullivan

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2013 Board of Achievement

Different Paths to Distinction

BUSINESS PEOPLE OF THE YEAR: 2013 Board of Achievement

Quest Board Gets “A” From Dealbook; Augie Gets More From Son

OC INSIDER Column by Jerry Sullivan

FDA, Allergan Warn of Possible Botox Counterfeits

The Food and Drug Administration has issued warnings to more than 350 medical practices that might have received counterfeit versions of Irvine-based Allergan Inc.’s flagship Botox drug.

Taking Stox of Anaheim Landmark; Laguna Draws Famed Duo; Holiday Buzz

OC INSIDER Column by Jerry Sullivan

Rest of Sears’ South Coast Plaza Store for Rent; About OC’s Female Vets

OC INSIDER Column by Jerry Sullivan

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Momentum Vs. Far-Off Factors

2013 PREVIEW

Orange County’s economy heads into 2013 with signs of momentum that might only be slowed by far-off circumstances that are well beyond local control.

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2012 YEAR in Review

Deals, Departures, Retirements Change Local Lineup

YEAR IN REVIEW: PEOPLE, COMPANIES, BIG STORIES

Much More Than Mazzo in AMO Caper; Potty Talk; Fuller’s Chair

OC INSIDER Column by Jerry Sullivan

DeCinces Faces Criminal Charges on Advanced Medical Trading

LAW: Former major league baseball player Doug DeCinces was one of four persons indicted Wednesday on criminal charges stemming from accusations of insider trading related to Santa Ana-based Advanced Medical Optics Inc.’s sale to Abbott Laboratories in 2009.