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Wienerschnitzel Looking to Expand Internationally

Hot dog chain said it’s looking for overseas franchisees

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COVID-19: Cases; Vaccine Pace, Eligibility; Case Rate

How OC’s Community of Business runs in crisis

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OC Cases Flat

113 average cases reported each day

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Amazon Deal to Buy up to $500 Million of Clean Energy Fuels Stock

Warrant deal for as much as 20% of Clean Energy Fuels shares

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Midday Stock Roundup

Impac Mortgage up 11%

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RICHARD PICKUP

2020 OC 500

FOUNDER EAGLE FOUR PARTNERS

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Eight Things an Accounting Adviser May Do for You

Custom Content | Painting a clearer picture of accounting.

Far from the black-and-white world that many outside a company’s accounting function imagine, gray can be accounting’s primary color. That’s because many accounting questions are complicated, and there’s often a high degree of judgment required when applying the rules.

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Taylor Made Cuisine Packs Meal Delivery Punch

FOOD: Upstart’s subscription plans take off during pandemic

Taylor DeCosta calls the first dinner she cooked for her then-boyfriend, now-husband the million-dollar plate of enchiladas.

SBA Loans Jump 63% as Average Size Gets Larger

FINANCE: $207M for top 15 lenders in OC

Loans under the Small Business Administration to local borrowers soared 63% to $206.6 million on the Business Journal’s annual list of lenders.

Heirloom Potager Blooms with Rise in Farm-to-Table

SMALL BUSINESS: Home garden gains chef followers

“Sorry, if you hear me watering in the background,” Heirloom Potager’s Ashley Irene said over the phone.

Cybersecurity Firm Netwrix Reports on Cloud Vulnerabilities

Phishing, Ransomware Among Top Issues

A new report by Irvine-based cybersecurity company Netwrix is drawing added attention to the risks of using the cloud and storing data there.

Anduril Aims to Add AI to Drone Capabilities

Buys Georgia’s Area-I; Maker of Military Drones

Rapidly expanding Anduril Industries in Irvine has bought a Georgia-based company that makes military drones capable of being launched from helicopters and other moving platforms.

Fullerton Student Housing Project Trades for $44.4M

Family-Owned Investor Champion Back in OC

A private Los Angeles investor has paid $44.4 million for a 100-unit, 346-bed student housing community near Cal State University, Fullerton.

Healthcare Realty Continues Laguna Hills Investment Swing

$31.3M Medical Office Deal; Fourth Recent OC Buy

Healthcare Realty Trust Inc., a medical office-focused real estate investment trust valued at more than $4 billion, is continuing its local acquisition spree around MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center.

STARTUPS & INNOVATIONS

Fuel50, a talent retention and recruitment software company, raised a $15.5 million round of financing this month.

PacSun Continues to Curry Favor from Gen Z

Moves Up in Latest Teen Survey

Teens have spoken again for Piper Sandler’s latest “Taking Stock With Teens” report for spring, and local retailer PacSun can pat itself on the back.

HBO Max Taps Lab For Art Installation

Anti-Mall Chosen For Gen Z-focused Show

The Lab Anti-Mall in Costa Mesa got a strong nod from on-demand video and streaming service HBO Max.

Urovant Sciences Starts Selling Drug for Overactive Bladders

Says Gemtesa Faster, Safer than Competition’s

Urovant Sciences of Irvine last week launched what it’s calling the first breakthrough medication for patients with overactive bladder in nearly a decade.

Philanthropy

Brea’s Viewsonic, a maker of digital projectors and other computer and electronic products, has committed $500,000 in funding and in-kind technology to the Orange County United Way’s Empowering Future Generations initiative, which is designed to identify and support schools and organizations in need of technology resources.

Olson’s Opportunity

High-Priced Sales, New Projects Highlight Hotel Industry’s Resilience

Record-setting sales providing plenty of funds for planned developments on hotel properties

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