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Brandman’s Latest Partners: AAA, Chipotle

EDUCATION: Companies subsidize career developmentBrandman University has added the Automobile Club of Southern California to its growing roster of participating businesses that offer highly subsidized tuition rates to its employees.

Long Beach Airport Traffic Up 13%

Long Beach Airport traffic jumped 13% year-over-year in October; year-to-date traffic is still down.

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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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ShiftPixy Wants Extension From SEC

ShiftPixy Inc. (NASDAQ: PIXY), a tech-based restaurant staffing company in Irvine, seeks an extension to file its annual report with the SEC and the company CEO says it’s due to the auditors needing more time to finish their job.

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Allied Universal Buys 4th Company in Month

Santa Ana-based Allied Universal, the largest private security firm in North America, bought APG Security, its fourth acquisition in the past month. Terms of the latest deal were not disclosed.

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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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Allied Universal Buys SOS to Expand Overseas

Santa Ana-based Allied Universal, the largest private security firm in North America, bought SOS Security, which has 15,000 employees, to expand overseas.

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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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John Wayne Traffic Up

More passengers, fewer flights at Orange County's airport in September.

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OC Restaurant Association Buys TacoTuesday Domain

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

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Allied Universal Buys Vinson

Santa Ana’s Allied Universal, the largest private security firm in North America, bought Vinson Guard Service, a New Orleans-based guard services firm in the southeastern United States, the two companies said today.

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Starboard Takes Acacia Stake

Patent licenser Acacia Research Corp. (Nasdaq: ACTG) in Newport Beach said it will get up to $400 million under an agreement with New York-based investment adviser Starboard Value LP.

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Salas O’Brien Buys Again

Santa Ana engineering firm Salas O’Brien bought RMS Engineers in Richardson, Texas, on undisclosed terms. RMS does heavy industrial consulting in Texas for chemical; oil and gas; paper and pulp; and mining companies.

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Clearview Sells Hawaii Hotel

Clearview Partners in Newport Beach sold a nearly 600-room Holiday Inn Express in Waikiki for $205 million.

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Tenet Names SoCal Chief

Bryan Rogers will run Tenet Healthcare Corp.’s three OC hospitals.

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Hyperice Products for JetSuite Pilots

Irvine-based Hyperice will supply pilots for charter carrier JetSuite with health and wellness products and education.

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