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Rebuilding A Golf Classic's Swing

Execs Answer 911 Call to Help Inaugural Hoag TourneyAfter 40 years spent golfing and running professional tournaments, Jeff Purser can track the trajectory of a title sponsor as well as any golf ball.

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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OCBJ Calendar

March 4-13, 2019

This week's business and other event listings.

Long Beach Airport Traffic Down 18%

Long Beach Airport traffic dropped 18% in January to 265,000 passengers.

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Segerstrom Center President Steps Down

Terrence Dwyer is stepping down as president of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

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Feds Sue Ex-Reg Owners for $55M

The federal Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. sued the former owners of the Orange County Register on Feb. 14 alleging “breach of fiduciary duties” related to the newspaper’s employee pension fund.

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Ex-Fairmont GM Gets Wineries Post

Carter Hospitality Group in Santa Ana named former Fairmont Newport Beach General Manager Karl Kruger to run two Temecula winery resorts it owns.

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Sunstone Quarterly Revenue Up

Aliso Viejo-based hotel REIT Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. (NYSE: SHO) reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter results Tuesday, with revenue increasing 3.2% to $280.9 million in the period.

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Blizzard Cuts Jobs

Blizzard Entertainment Inc. may cut as much as 180 jobs at its Irvine headquarters as part of a large-scale restructuring initiated by Santa Monica parent Activision Blizzard Inc.

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Disneyland Resorts Q1 Revenue Up 5%

Walt Disney Co.’s parks and resorts division, which includes Anaheim’s Disneyland Resort, first quarter revenue rose 5% to $6.8 billion while operating income increased 10% to $2.2 billion from the same period a year earlier.

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Interim Director for LB Airport

Long Beach named Claudia Lewis interim airport director as it continues to seek a replacement for Jess Romo, who stepped down on Jan 31.

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