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Amazon Selects Irvine For Scout Robot Delivery

Washington State Trial; Says Feedback PositiveAmazon said it’s getting positive feedback for its six-wheeled delivery robots, called Scout, that have been deployed onto the sidewalks of Irvine on a test basis.

Training Ex-Homeless to Hit Cybercrime

Cisoshare and United Way are training the formerly homeless to fight cybercrime.

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Coolsys Expands in Southeast

Coolsys, the Brea-based parent of refrigeration and HVAC services companies nationwide, said it acquired Building Air Services. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

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Hotel Revenue, Rates Up in August

Local hotels once again saw higher daily rates and revenue per available room on lower occupancy levels in August, CBRE Hotels said.

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Habit Looks to South Korea

Habit Restaurants Inc. inked a deal with a consulting firm it hopes will help it expand into South Korea.

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Shiseido to Buy Drunk Elephant

Drunk Elephant has sold to Tokyo-based Shiseido Company Ltd.’s Shiseido Americas Corp. division.

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Blackstone-Led JV Buys Great Wolf

An affiliate of Blackstone Group in New York will buy a controlling stake in family resorts company Minnesota-based Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.

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Long Beach Airport Traffic Down 7%

Long Beach Airport traffic decreased 7.2% year-over-year in August to 325,100 passengers.

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Avanti Restaurant Solutions Names COO

Costa Mesa restaurant services provider Avanti Restaurant Solutions named Gary Coburn chief operating officer.

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Benefits Firm Bought

Atlanta-based OneDigital Health and Benefits bought Moore Benefits Inc. in Irvine on undisclosed terms.

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Chronic Tacos to Texas

Aliso Viejo-based Chronic Tacos entered Texas with a location in Montgomery.

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Trump Target CrowdStrike Stands Firm

CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. reiterated its findings regarding a 2016 computer hack of the Democratic National Committee; President Donald Trump had mentioned the company in a phone call with the leader of Ukraine.

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Disneyland’s D’Amaro to Disney World

Josh D’Amaro will move from president of Disneyland Resort to president of Walt Disney World Resort.

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LoanDepot Hires Tech-Focused CMO

Foothill Ranch-based loanDepot named David King its chief marketing officer, a new position.

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CareTrust Buys Down the Road

San Clemente-based CareTrust REIT Inc. (Nasdaq: CTRE) bought Vista del Lago, a memory care facility in Escondido, for $12.6 million.

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Design Firm Adds Execs

Irvine-based workspace design firm PeopleSpace named Daniel Delaney its chief customer officer, joining Michelle Sample, chief marketing officer, as new C-Suite additions this year.

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