Pete Weitzner

Editor

Email: Weitzner@OCBJ.com
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Recent Stories

Where Not Long Ago There Was Only a Balloon

Sports complex is ‘in the can’ at the OC Great Park

On a clear day, one can see an awful lot going on at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine.

Ruby’s BK Plan Backed by Developer

RESTAURANTS: Cavanaugh has new ideas, new partner

In recent weeks Doug Cavanaugh knew he was headed to bankruptcy court with the restaurant chain he founded, Newport Beach-based Ruby’s Diners Inc.

A Good Day For The Ecosystem

Thursday was a good day for boosters of the OC startup-growth ecosystem; UCI Applied Innovation CEO Richard Sudek told the luncheon crowd at our 4th annual Innovator of the Year Awards at Hotel Irvine, that The Cove has grown from 15,000 sq. ft. to 100,000 sq. ft. in four years and now hosts 750 annual events in support of the entrepreneurial sector.

Engineering Change

Our special report on architecture and engineering highlights the latest trends, the best of the best. Ingram Micro is on the sales block once more and Ruby’s Diner 2.0.

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Some Popped the Gate, Some Just Kept Growing

Others Reinvented Themselves in the Roundup of Fastest-Growing Private Cos.

The Business Journal’s 2016 and 2017 lists of fastest-growing privately held firms sported a statistical anomaly.

OC’s Largest Nonprofit Harvests New Chief Exec

NONPROFITS: Nicole Suydam goes home to Goodwill of OC

John Bon Jovi once said, “Who says you can’t go home?” Well how about twice?

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OC Insider

This past spring, the top spot at Goodwill of Orange County opened. That’s the Yankee manager job of nonprofits—top spot at the top charity, tops 1,500 employees, nearly $125 million annual revenue, over 22,000 folks helped each year—veterans, disabled—to become self-sufficient and join the workforce, always a good thing.

Montage, Ritz Up For Sale

The return of Jimmy P, the new breed of VC in Costa Mesa and after a six-month search see who landed the top job at the top nonprofit in the county.

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OC Insider

In Anaheim, WAR once stood for Westin Anaheim Resort … now it describes the acrimony over $4 billion in development in the resort area. Disney just extended an “olive branch,” and the city took it, ending two tax goodies for the resort operator—the 70% rebate of the TOT—transient occupancy tax—for four-diamond hotels, and a promise not to impose a new ticket tax on the theme park

Hackers Gone Wild

The $60 million “mom-and-pop” shop in Lake Forest isn’t your dad’s mom-and-pop ... for one thing, these hackers wear white hats.

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