Edwards, Chipotle Lead Increase
Orange County’s publicly traded companies reported a combined 22% gain in their market capitalizations for the 12 months ended March 29, aided by a first quarter rebound and huge gains by the area’s two most valuable public firms.
Heart Valve Maker Up On Less-Invasive Work
What does a one-year, 35% jump in shares look like?
RESTAURANTS: Maple Tree Water, Ostrich Meat
Last week came word—on April Fool’s Day, no less, which caused a minor stir as social media doubted the news—that Burger King restaurants will sell meatless Whoppers.
For anyone who invests in or closely follows companies trading on Wall Street, it’s fun to pore over the metrics, build models and do comparisons.
Cities, Firms, Investors In Growing Pains of New Biz
Cannabis is growing. So are the legal issues surrounding the sale of pot.
Tilly’s On-Call Issue Involved Local Attorneys
A case involving on-call workers at an Orange County retailer could put other California companies at risk for expensive wage-and-hour lawsuits, OC attorneys said.
Long Beach Measure Watched in OC
Overtime regulations, new human trafficking training regulations that take effect next year, and efforts to eliminate sexual harassment are at the forefront of the latest batch of labor issues taking aim at the hospitality and tourism sector.
Count Up Less Than 1%; Double-Digit Firm Shifts
First thing we do is count all the lawyers. This week’s Business Journal list of the top law firms in Orange County ranked by number of attorneys here show about 2,700 spread across 88 firms, from No. 1 Knobbe Martens with more than 150 to the four firms tied at No. 85, which have 10 apiece, the cutoff for being ranked this year.
Billionaires, OC Execs & Others Spend $515M
A collection of local and out-of-town billionaires, well-known and under-the-radar business executives, foreign buyers and other well-heeled investors spent more than half a billion dollars on Orange County’s most valuable homes for the second year running.
$3.2B Sales, 3.9M SF of Office, Industrial Leases
Blockbuster office and apartment transactions took center stage in Orange County last year, while industrial and retail sales failed to attract as many deep-pocketed investors.
Stillwater, Waterford Join Forces
John Drachman landed Orange County’s most in-demand tenant of 2018, when his Stillwater Investment Group convinced Glaukos Corp., a fast-growing medical device firm with a $2.2 billion valuation, to move its headquarters from San Clemente to Aliso Viejo.
Transactions Down 20% Amid Rising Rates
Title insurers continued to see a decline in business last year, a trend they hope will stabilize in 2019 and end two years of consecutive losses.
Rising Star Chef, ‘Blue Box’ Restaurant
The Business Journal for more than two decades has honored culinary standouts in the community of business, naming a Chef of the Year and Restaurateur of the Year.
County Fills Shopping Cart Just Fine From Food Suppliers List
Charting foodmakers in Orange County is like nailing Jell-O to the wall—given that the powdered gelatin, an early patent of which predates the 1889 formal founding of OC by 44 years, is possibly the only edible substance someone isn’t making locally.