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Samuelis Buy 18 Acres in Anaheim

REAL ESTATE: $24M for undeveloped landAdd one more large property near the Honda Center to the growing real estate portfolio of Henry and Susan Samueli, the owners of the Anaheim Ducks.

John Wayne Airport Traffic Up

John Wayne Airport passenger traffic rose 2.8% in March to 923,500 compared with the same month last year; first quarter traffic was up 2% to 2.5 million.

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Long Beach Airport Traffic Down 19%

Long Beach Airport traffic dropped 19% in March to 290,000 passengers; traffic in the first quarter was down 18% to 805,000 passengers.

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FivePoint Amphitheatre Operator Buys SA Venue

Live Nation Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: LYV) bought the Observatory OC music hall in Santa Ana and is close to buying a similar venue in San Diego.

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Parcel Pending Names Irvine Co. Alum CMO

Irvine-based Parcel Pending hired Colleen Lambros as chief marketing officer.

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ConversionPoint Files For IPO

Newport Beach-based ConversionPoint Holdings Inc. is looking to raise $40 million in an initial public offering.

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JWA Passengers Up, Flights Down

John Wayne Airport passenger traffic rose 3.4% in February to 790,000 compared with the same month last year. There were about 21,000 flights to and the OC airport in February, a 9% dip from February 2018.

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Long Beach Airport Traffic Down 18%

Long Beach Airport traffic dropped 18% in February to 251,000 passengers.

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Report: Trout Nears $430M Deal

The Los Angeles Angels and Mike Trout are nearing a deal worth $430 million likely to keep the star, 27-year-old outfielder in Anaheim for the rest of his career, according to a report today from ESPN.

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Field Goals

Execs enjoy soccer’s competition and camaraderie—and learn key business lessons

You don’t need much to play soccer—a ball, a flat patch of land and anything to serve as goal posts.

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Marriott Wraps $32M Redo

Anaheim Marriott has concluded a two-year, $32 million hotel renovation.

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JWA Traffic Up In January

John Wayne Airport passenger traffic rose 0.3% in January to 819,000 compared with the same month last year.

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Business Journal Honors Five Entrepreneurs

Members of Orange County’s business community celebrated five winners at the Business Journal’s 18th annual Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards luncheon on Tuesday at Hotel Irvine.

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Disney Sets Galaxy’s Edge Opening

Disneyland Resort in Anaheim will open its Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attraction in two phases, starting May 31.

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OCers Hit, Miss Forbes Rich List

Forbes’ list of the world’s billionaires is out and several notable OC names are on it.

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Tourism Sees Gains

About 50 million people visited OC last year, including 24.4 million that came to Anaheim, according to Orange County Visitors Association and Visit Anaheim.

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