OCBJ SPECIAL REPORTS

Driving Home Vet Support Message

Semper Fi Jeep Makes Rounds

You’re tooling around OC and you see this jeep.

PacLife New No. 1 for Local Corporate Giving

Also Up: Edwards, Angels, Broadcom, Sunwest

Newport Beach-based Pacific Life Foundation, affiliated with the largest private company headquartered in OC, Pacific Life Insurance Co. with $10.7 billion in annual revenue, is the biggest cash giver locally, at $4.7 million.

Former PIMCO Exec Counting Heads, Telling Tale

Mission Up Founder Consults To Charities, Companies

Sarah Middleton is not knowingly related to Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, who one day may be Queen of England.

Philanthropy

Community and real estate developer FivePoint Holdings LLC has created an opportunity for Orange County residents to be part of history by participating in Stories from the OC, an interactive experience and cultural archive that invites people to listen to and learn from each other’s life experiences. It debuted this month at Cadence Park in Irvine, part of FivePoint’s Great Park Neighborhoods, and continues through the end of the year at no cost to participants.

County Businesses Play Offense, Defense on Cybersecurity

Keeping It Simple, Strong at Synoptek, CalAmp, CrowdStrike, Cylance

Ask Synoptek’s cybersecurity chief Drew Williams about protecting tech-based systems and he’ll point to a 363% increase in ransomware attacks—the kind that demand money with a threat to shut the business down.

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Grant Pushes Back On Critics of Quantum AI Encryption System

Robert Grant knows how to make an impression.

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Immigrant’s Santa Ana Security Firm Chugs Along; No. 2 Best Place to Work

Sebastian Igreti knows something about security.

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UCI Cybersecurity Group Will Simulate Attacks

A University of California-Irvine cybersecurity effort is planning a “test range” to simulate and evaluate various types of cyberattacks, the group’s executive director said.

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Flexible Workspace, the New Paradigm

Workspace needs can shift unexpectedly for ambitious entrepreneurs and high-growth small businesses.

Adding Coworking Energy, Value to an Office

Property owners across the nation are considering how coworking tenants fit within their assets and overall portfolio.

OC’s Coworking Surge: Approaching 2M SF

Premier Workspaces Retains Top Spot, for Now

WeWork’s recently filed plans for an initial public offering—one that values the company at nearly $47 billion—has all eyes on coworking; but the spotlight on the shared space office sector has been on—and getting brighter—for years.

New Shared Space Names

Four new coworking operators opened in Orange County this year, bringing the total company count represented on the second edition of the Business Journal’s shared space providers list to 28.

Q&A: Thoughts from the Top

Premier Workspaces CEO Sees Consolidation, Operators Failing

Premier Workspaces once again ranks No. 1 among shared space providers in Orange County, with nearly half a million square feet of office space at various area locations.

Allergan in Play, Again

HEALTHCARE: Fourth attempted sale since ’14

Allergan PLC’s presence in Orange County is again under the microscope as the longtime local drugmaker, which keeps significant but shrinking operations in Irvine, is set to be bought by fellow big pharma firm AbbVie Inc. in Chicago.

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