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OC’s Healthcare REITs Buck Wall Street, See Gains

FINANCE: HCP, others on growth path

Orange County’s four largest publicly traded healthcare-focused real estate investment trusts and service providers largely emerged unscathed from October’s Wall Street bloodbath.

Buena Park’s Rael Lands Top Investors

INNOVATION: Feminine care lines’ raises $17.5M

Buena Park-based startup Rael Inc. picked up significantly more interest from investors last week.

New Mobile Offering Takes Center Stage at Blizzcon

‘Diablo’ Game Under Watch of New President

Blizzard Entertainment Inc. will release its first multiplayer, action role-playing video game for mobile devices in another evolutionary turn for the Irvine-based publishing giant.

BioLargo Tries Reverse Split, Seeks $7.5M, Nasdaq

MANUFACTURING: CEO says problems nothing new

BioLargo Inc. (OTC: BLGO), the largest publicly traded company in Westminster, is in the business of getting rid of bad odors at landfills.

Local Auto Dealers Continue Sales Increase Streak

OC-Based Automakers, Meanwhile, Up Workforce

Orange County’s largest auto dealers reported their seventh straight year of increased sales.

Top Retailers Turn Tide on Online Competition, Up Sales

$8.6 Billion at Top 37 Shopping Centers in OC

Redevelopment and reinvention appears to be paying off for Orange County’s largest shopping centers.


Tilly’s Life Center held its fourth annual I Am Giving Gala at the Yost Theater in Santa Ana. The event benefitted the center’s social and emotional learning program.

Startups & Innovations

Aura Accounting Solutions is a new firm in Irvine offering startups and other small companies their own chief financial officers.

Agendia Gets Notable Nods for Cancer Gene Test

NCCN, ASCO Approvals Coincide With New Funds

Agendia Inc. is making headway in oncology diagnostics.

Dana Point Harbor’s Revamp Team Gets to Work

66-Year Lease Kicks Off For Est. $338M Project

The development “dream team” tasked with revitalizing Dana Point Harbor now has the keys to the nearly 300-acre waterfront site in South County, part of which will become one of the region’s largest commercial development sites over the next few years.

New Asics Ad Campaign Plays to a Different Beat

Footwear, Apparel Brand Taps DJ Steve Aoki, Others

The latest iteration of the “I Move Me” North America campaign for Asics America Corp. debuted two weeks ago, once again featuring Grammy-nominated producer/DJ Steve Aoki.

IT Provider Impact Opens Anaheim Store, Sponsors Ducks

Skyworks in CityTouch; Crowdstrike $3B+ IPO

An Illinois-based IT service provider’s aggressive expansion in Orange County includes a showroom in Anaheim and a sponsorship deal with the Anaheim Ducks and Honda Center.

OCBJ Calendar

Nov. 12-21, 2018

This week's business and other event listings.

Business Bites

Other items of interest Orange County Business Journal Vol. 41, No. 46

Orange Coast College named Kevin Ballinger interim president as it searches for a permanent replacement for retiring President Dennis Harkins, who’s departing at the end of the fall term.

Real Estate Deals

Sales and leases of offices, industrial buildings, retail space and apartments

Indulge Lifestyle LLC purchased a medical building from Sungjin Park for $979,000, or $356 per square foot.

Double Shot of Hotel Development

Dual-Branded Model Makes Local Inroads

Hotel developers in and around Orange County are seeing double.

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Vying for Gold

How Surf City sportswear designer TYR is making its push for the medal stand; why Igor’s latest real estate deals are in the Southeast and the song remains the same for opera-loving, industrialist Paul Musco.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 declined 1.1% in midday trading to 2,774.09.

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Trace3 Teaches Techies to Think Like CEOs

TECHNOLOGY: Year two of UCI partnership

Trace3 Inc. Chief Executive Tyler Beecher is betting his company can turn CTOs into CEOs.

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2018 OC 500: Julie HIll

Trailblazer … development-construction career: Costain Homes, Hiram-Hill Dvlpt., Hill Cos. … Henry Samueli (see entry) wanted Hill on Qualcomm board if Broadcom bought; ‘gives me street cred with my son’ … Pelican Hill retreat brought UCI deans literally to same table … boards: insurer Anthem; NJ-based investors Lord Abbett & Co. … keynoted Business Journal Women in Business 2018 … first job: babysitter; first car: used, red VW … bucket list: travel

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