Orange County Business Journal

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

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

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

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.

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2013 Board of Achievement

Different Paths to Distinction

BUSINESS PEOPLE OF THE YEAR: 2013 Board of Achievement

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

OC INSIDER Column by Jerry Sullivan

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.

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

OC INSIDER Column by Jerry Sullivan

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2012 YEAR in Review

Deals, Departures, Retirements Change Local Lineup

YEAR IN REVIEW: PEOPLE, COMPANIES, BIG STORIES

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.

DeCinces Faces Criminal Charges on Advanced Medical Trading

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.

Group Plans Boycott of Newport Harbor Christmas Boat Parade

A group opposed to a proposal to raise rents on residential dock space in Newport Harbor said it is prepared to boycott next month’s 104th annual Christmas Boat Parade there.

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Group Plans Boycott of Newport Harbor Christmas Boat Parade

A group opposed to a proposal to raise rents on residential dock space in Newport Harbor said it is prepared to boycott next month’s 104th annual Christmas Boat Parade there.

Augie’s Athletics; Frank Flies Felines; Anteaters Double Up on Big Men

OC INSIDER Column by Jerry Sullivan

Watson Farewell Lineup: Bren, Eisner, Cool Whip; Elder Nguyen’s Vision

OC INSIDER Column by Jerry Sullivan

OC Surfwear Brands Up for SIMA Awards

Orange County-based brands claimed a big share of the nominations for the Aliso Viejo-based Surf Industry Manufacturers Association’s annual SIMA Image Awards.

Life After Larry; Doti’s Name Carved in Stone; Martin’s Russian Party

OC INSIDER Column by Jerry Sullivan

Awards for 5 Family Owned Businesses

Honorees at the 13th Annual Orange County Business Journal Family Owned Business Awards ranged from a beauty college to an asphalt company, with a reprographics firm, disaster recovery service and skateboard maker in the mix.

Awards for 5 Family Owned Businesses

Honorees at the 13th Annual Orange County Business Journal Family Owned Business Awards ranged from a beauty college to an asphalt company, with a reprographics firm, disaster recovery service and skateboard maker in the mix.

Bren No. 71 on Bloomberg’s List of World’s Wealthiest

Irvine Company Chairman Donald Bren is ranked No. 71 on a list of the world’s wealthiest individuals released last week by Bloomberg Markets.

Bren No. 71 on Bloomberg’s List of World’s Wealthiest

Irvine Company Chairman Donald Bren is ranked No. 71 on a list of the world’s wealthiest individuals released today by Bloomberg Markets.

About the Fastest-Growing Public Companies List

About the fastest-growing public companies list. Includes the 2012 OC's FASTEST GROWING PUBLIC COs list for download (pdf)

Register Boss Tight-Lipped on Plans to Buck Industry Trend

MEDIA: New publisher says his metro daily is unique

Register boss tight-lipped on plans to buck industry trend

$8 Million Later— It Was Julia’s Stage All Along

OC INSIDER Column by Jerry Sullivan

Buffett’s New Real Estate Brand to Irvine

Warren Buffett will attach the name of his famed holding company to a newly formed residential real estate chain that will have headquarters in Irvine.

Watson’s Recollections: Why Irvine Company Went to Newport Beach

OC INSIDER Column by Jerry Sullivan

A-List for FFF; Register Boss Eyes Times, Looks Beyond Libertarianism

OC INSIDER Column by Jerry Sullivan

Haddad on Hustings; Moskowitz’ Big Week; E&Y’s Mother of Year

OC INSIDER Column by Jerry Sullivan

OCMA Campaign Adds Director; Fisker Rejects Romney’s ‘Loser’ Label

OC INSIDER Column by Jerry Sullivan