Michael de los Reyes

Email: delosreyes@ocbj.com
Phone: 949-833-8373 Extension: 229

Recent Stories

On Rise at Real Mex

From Father’s Restaurant to Top Finance Exec for Chain Operator

Dessi Sarabosing has a simple recipe for success in business.

Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was down 0.4% in midday trading to 2,272.26.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was down 1% in midday trading to 2,272.34.

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PacLife to Eliminate 140 Positions

Newport Beach-based Pacific Life Insurance Co. plans to lay off about 140 people in March. It said it intends the cuts to align costs against sales and assure it has the proper skills for growth.

Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was down 0.2% in midday trading to 2,293.37.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was down 0.1% in midday trading to 2,295.14.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was up 0.7% in midday trading to 2,296.01.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was up 0.6% in midday trading to 2,277.47.

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United Way CEO to Retire

Orange County United Way announced President and Chief Executive Max Gardner will retire when his successor is found later this year.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was down 0.3% in midday trading to 2,264.62.

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Banc of California CEO Resigns

Irvine-based Banc of California Inc. announced Chairman and Chief Executive Steven Sugarman has resigned.

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PacLife Shedding Jobs

Newport Beach-based Pacific Life Insurance Co. plans to lay off about 140 in March.

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Blue Gate Adds to Exec Team Ahead of Opener

FINANCE: Set to become first new bank in OC since 2008

Blue Gate Bank will continue OC’s national leadership regarding new banks when it opens its doors in Costa Mesa this week.

Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was up 0.3% in midday trading to 2,270.29.

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Unemployment Down, Jobs Too

Orange County’s unemployment rate fell to 3.5% in December from a revised 3.7% in November despite a net loss of jobs month-over-month.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was down 0.3% in midday trading to 2,265.73.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was down 0.3% in midday trading to 2,265.73.

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Ex-SEC Chair Joins Wealth Advisory

Former Orange County Congressman and Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Chris Cox joined the board of Leawood, Kan.-based Creative Planning Inc. as director of regulatory governance.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was down 0.2% in midday trading to 2,270.93.

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Midday Stock Roundup

Markets are closed today for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was up 0.2% in midday trading to 2,275.74.

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Irvine First in Fiscal Strength

The City of Irvine earned top marks from the Fiscal Times for fiscal strength among U.S. cities.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was down 0.4% in midday trading to 2,265.66.

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Anaheim Landscaper Acquired

Marina Landscape Maintenance Inc. in Anaheim was bought by BrightView Landscapes LLC in Plymouth Meeting, Pa., on undisclosed terms on Jan. 1.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was down 0.1% in midday trading to 2,267.10.

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Biolase CFO Resigns

Biolase Inc. in Irvine said Chief Financial Officer David C. Dreyer will resign effective Jan. 13 for “personal reasons unrelated to the company’s financial condition.”

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Lotus Makes Another Buy

Lotus Innovations LLC in Irvine acquired Commerx Corp., a leading global provider of digital and telecommunications services.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was up 0.4% in midday trading to 2,276.87.

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Aircraft Leasing Exec to New Board

Aviation Capital Group Vice Chairman Denis Kalscheur has left that post and joined the board of Avolon.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was down 0.2% in midday trading to 2,271.86.

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Yum China Taco Bell Opens

The first Taco Bell restaurant in China opened in Shanghai’s central business district as part of the fast food chain’s plan to open 1,000 restaurants overseas by 2022.

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Q&A

The expanding amount of data now available to companies to analyze and sometimes monetize is changing how many do business in big and small ways.

Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was up 0.5% in midday trading to 2,280.86.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was up 0.5% in midday trading to 2,268.87.

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Confie Grows in Southwest

Confie Seguros bought Auto Insurance America Corp. on undisclosed terms.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was up 0.4% in midday trading to 2,247.95.

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Manufacturer Buys Sharper Image

ThreeSixty Group Inc. in Irvine acquired The Sharper Image brand from Iconix Brand Group Inc. in New York for $100 million in cash.

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Finance: John DeCero

Saw Great Recession Coming, Came Through It Swimmingly

John DeCero didn’t take an easy path to this week’s honor as the Business Journal’s finance Person of the Year.

Abbott Must Sell Some Heart Devices

The pending $25 billion merger of medical device maker St. Jude Medical Inc. in St. Paul, Minn., and Abbott Laboratories in Lake Bluff, Ill., could affect the companies’ Orange County operations.

Local Execs Grow Bullish for Q1

ECONOMY: Outlook up big on sales, profits, jobs to start year

Orange County business owners and executives enter this year with a level of optimism at a 15-year high, according to the California State University-Fullerton’s Orange County Business Expectations Survey.

Manufacturer Buys Sharper Image

ThreeSixty Group Inc. in Irvine acquired The Sharper Image brand from Iconix Brand Group Inc. in New York for $100 million in cash.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was down 0.3% in midday trading to 2,242.09.

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PE Firm Buys in Virginia

Private equity firm Lotus Innovations LLC in Irvine acquired Edge Technologies Inc. in Reston, Va., on undisclosed terms.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was down 0.1% in midday trading to 2,246.65.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was down 0.7% in midday trading to 2,253.75.

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Accountancy Promotes Partners

BDO USA LLP in Irvine named Joe Johnson its West Region managing partner and Kristen McCarthy to succeed Johnson in his former role of Orange County assurance managing partner.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was up 0.3% in midday trading to 2,270.39.

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Electronics Maker Buys in Canada

Infinite Electronics Inc. in Irvine acquired KP Performance Antennas in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on undisclosed terms.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was flat in midday trading at 2,260.20.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was down 0.3% in midday trading to 2,259.20.

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