OCBJ SPECIAL REPORTS

Michele Johnson: Litigator, Leader

LAW: Securities work; US Soccer representationLifetime of legal toil, honor

Industrial Interest Drives Office Sales in 2021

Amazon, Rexford Lead Charge for Infill Spots

Orange County’s office market was an active one for big-dollar sales in 2021, with a half-dozen deals topping $100 million

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Waiting Game Continues at Laguna Hills Mall Site

February Hearing Expected After Numerous Delays

Future of the 68-acre project—likely to hold apartments and with far less retail space than before remains unclear as plans continue to change

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MSI Leverages Import Connections to Aid Community

Provides Support, Funds To Health, Frontline Workers

MSI even helping students get online as employee matching program during the pandemic leads to major push to raise funds across various communities

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Applied Medical’s Services Go Beyond Healthcare

Charitable Acts Aim For ‘Meaningful’ Difference

Applied Medical says innovation and life-saving products are just the beginning of its mission to make a “meaningful, positive impact” in the community

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Experian Aims for Financial Inclusion

Helps People Boost Credit Scores; Employees Choose Outreach

Service launched in 2019 allows Experian to include users’ on-time payment history from utility and telecom bills, as well as payments for streaming services

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AAG Finds Calling in Serving Senior Citizens

Founder Says Purpose Driven More Fulfilling

Reza Jahangiri has no hesitation when it comes to suggesting where his 2,000 employees at American Advisors Group should volunteer their time—to help senior citizens

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Education Tops List for ViewSonic Outreach

Monitors, Support Make Their Way to Students

ViewSonic will kick off “United by Play” initiative with a “battle for charity” tournament at the giant CES tech show in early January

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Casco Contractors Founder Takes a Dive for Charity

Cheryl Osborn Builds Charities Into Company’s Culture

Founder and owner of Casco Contractors LLC, Cheryl Osborn, was the prime target for a dunking at the company’s 7th Annual Beer for Bucks fundraiser

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Pacific Dental Services Gives People More Reason to Smile

$87M of Donated Dentistry Performed Since 2011

Since establishing Smile Generation Serve Day in 2011, PDS-backed dentists and clinicians have performed nearly $77 million of pro bono dentistry

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Central Park West Development Enters Final Chapter

285-Unit, 4-Building Site Goes Vertical

Four-building, 285-unit residential project now going up at busiest intersection in Irvine that will largely put a cap on housing development at Central Park West

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High-Rise Mixed-Use Project Near Airport Revamped

CAVU Campus Unveiled; Towers’ Future Unknown

Camphor Partners hitting the reset button for site slated to hold one of the more ambitious high-rise mixed-use properties near John Wayne Airport

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Gordon Ditches Branches at Latest Upstart Bank

Genesis aims for minority-owned businesses

Latest bank will focus on loans for small to medium-size businesses, commercial industry, multifamily, office, industrial and retail

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Pair of Large Banks Eyeing Orange County

Torrey Pines, Truist Expanding, Hiring

Representatives of two large national bank holding companies, Western Alliance Bancorporation and Truist Financial Corp., are eyeing Orange County for expansion

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OC Banks Report Asset Growth Slowing

Execs See Loan Payoffs, Increase in Digital Use

Assets at Orange County-based commercial banks climbed 3% as growth slowed following a wave of consolidation and payoffs of government-backed loans

OC’s Credit Unions Outpacing Banks in Asset Growth

See 16% Rise to $38.3B; SchoolsFirst Adds $4.25B

Orange County’s credit unions are growing their assets at a far faster pace than the county’s for-profit banks

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