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PCH Shopping Center Spree for Jabara

RETAIL: $150M invested by Mobilitie founderGary Jabara, one of Orange County’s top telecom executives, has bought a pair of prominent retail-focused properties along Coast Highway in Laguna Beach and Huntington Beach as part of a nearly $150 million push into commercial real estate over the past month.

Tilly’s Shares Surge on Q4 Outlook

Irvine retailer Tilly’s Inc.’s strong Thanksgiving weekend and Cyber Monday performance has it optimistic about the rest of the holiday selling season.

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Del Taco Operator Will Do 18 More

Del Taco Restaurants sold all eight company-owned locations in the Reno, Nev., market to franchisee Mark Miller, a partner in Portland, Ore.-based 3 Brothers Restaurants. The franchisee operates a dozen restaurants in the Pacific Northwest and has agreed to open 10 more in that region over the next seven years.

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OC Automakers Report Strong November

November proved a good month for Orange County’s largest automakers, with all notching gains.

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El Torito Parent Buys 2 Brands

Cypress-based Xperience Restaurant Group bought Sol Mexican Cocina and Solita Tacos & Margaritas, sister brands with a total of six locations.

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Aston Martin in New-Model, Geographic Push

A multi-pronged push by Aston Martin Newport Beach includes new markets and new models.

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Luxe Life Time Gym to Irvine

Irvine city filings show Minnesota-based LTF Holdings Inc. will bring a 125,000-square-foot fitness facility to the Great Park Neighborhoods.

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Hyundai Ad in Super Bowl

Hyundai Motor America confirmed it will again advertise during the Super Bowl.

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Karma Unwraps SC2 Concept, Revero GTS

Irvine automaker Karma Automotive revealed on Tuesday a new concept car and 2020 Revero GTS during the Los Angeles Auto Show.

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OC Restaurant Association Buys TacoTuesday Domain

The OC Restaurant Association said it’s bought the domain TacoTuesday.com in what will, in the near term, be a marketing play for restaurants before eventually monetizing parts of the site.

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Karma Names Head of Silicon Valley Office, Autonomous Driving

Karma Automotive hired an executive to lead its new Silicon Valley office and its autonomous driving program.

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Volcom Nabs Winter Olympics Deal

Volcom inked a deal making it the official apparel partner for the U.S. snowboard team.

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St. John Seeks Relaunch Under New Creative Director

Irvine luxury knitwear label St. John said a new capsule collection and social media campaign reflects a relaunch of the brand under recently hired creative director Zoe Turner.

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Former Toyota Racing Manager Jumps to Mazda Motorsports

Irvine-based Mazda North American Operations said it named Nelson Cosgrove as director of its Mazda Motorsports division.

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Amazon Adds 322K SF Space

Amazon will open a 322,000-square-foot distribution hub in Mission Viejo.

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Streetwear Growing Up

Apparel makers talked the merits—and future—of streetwear at the recently concluded ComplexCon.

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