MANUFACTURING

Mitsubishi Unveils ‘Small Batch’ Ads

‘Not for Everyone’ Image, Social Media

Cypress-based Mitsubishi Motors North America Inc. launched a new advertising strategy dubbed “Small Batch” under the leadership of newly minted Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President Kimberley Gardiner—weeks before the automaker said it would be packing its bags and relocating to Franklin, Tenn., a suburb of Nashville, by year-end (see separate story, page 5).

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Eye Experts Meet at OCTANe Event

OC’s Hottest Industry Examines New Startups

Networking group OCTANe hosted its annual meeting for one of Orange County’s hottest industries: ophthalmology.

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Blind Brothers Start Clothing Company

Brothers Bryan and Bradford Manning were each 7 years old when they were separately diagnosed with a disease that would eventually make them blind.

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Avid Bioservices Soars After Tumultuous Period

HEALTHCARE: Shares rise 40% after Q4 report

It turns out the reports of Avid Bioservices Inc.’s demise were an exaggeration.

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Weedmaps New CEO Searching for Employees

SERVICES: Popular website has 50+ jobs

Weedmaps, which calls itself “the most widely used medical and recreational marijuana dispensary locator in the industry,” is searching for a few good employees.

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Edwards Kicks Off Nearly $240M Campus Expansion

REAL ESTATE: Project will add 500,000 SF, jobs

Orange County’s largest publicly traded company now has the largest office development underway in the area around John Wayne Airport.

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Cylance a Bright Spot for BlackBerry

CYBERSECURITY: Irvine integration moving ahead

BlackBerry Ltd.’s Irvine-based Cylance division shines bright in the parent company’s latest earnings report.

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Mitsubishi Moving to Tenn.

Mitsubishi Motors North America Inc. is relocating its headquarters from Cypress to Franklin, Tenn., a suburb of Nashville, the company said Tuesday.

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Allergan Being Sold for $63B

Chicago-based AbbVie Inc. has agreed to buy fellow pharmaceutical giant Allergan Plc for nearly $63 billion in cash and stock.

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Change in Tactics

5.11 Co-Founder, CEO Gets Company Back on Track

It’s been 10 months since Francisco Morales stepped in as chief executive of 5.11 Tactical, the Irvine-based manufacturer of apparel and gear for military and law enforcement officials.

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Avid Aims for Rebound After CEO Departure

New Analyst Sets $5 Price Target

Tustin-based Avid Bioservices Inc. (Nasdaq: CDMO), a pharmaceutical contract manufacturer that’s seen its share of change the past year, might be returning to the light as its stock gains traction, and the attention of a new analyst.

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Staar Surgical Has Eyes on 20% Growth

HEALTHCARE: Hiring for new Lake Forest HQ

It has been more than 30 years since ophthalmic device maker Staar Surgical Co. (Nasdaq: STAA) developed its first implantable lens to treat vision issues.

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Samuelis Give $100M+ to UCLA

Henry and Susan Samueli have given more than $100 million to their namesake school of engineering—the school’s biggest donation ever—at University of California-Los Angeles.

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May Auto Sales Mixed

Monthly sales among OC’s largest automakers were mixed last month while three of the four automakers reported an increase for the year.

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Sleep Apnea Device Maker Fresca Links to App Firm

Fresca Aims to Bring To Market in 2020

Doctors will tell you that looking at your smartphone before going to bed is a bad move if you want a good night’s sleep.

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