The Folly of Central Planning
The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) recently mandated its six-member counties and 191 member cities build 1,341,849 new housing units by 2029.
OC’s Growing Hub for Cancer Care, Research, Funding
$1 billion is just the beginning.
RESTAURANTS: 30 doors now; owner seeks national chain status
The Buffalo Spot describes its signature and best-selling Buffalo Fries dish as “the intersection of the potato and chicken,” flavored with sauces that range from Cajun to Sweet Sriracha.
HOSPITALS: CEO Arbuckle promotes outpatient centers
Barry Arbuckle says he is developing a new way to control costs in the health industry.
AEROSPACE: 209K-SF lease includes build-to-suit
Safran Passenger Innovations, a Brea-based subsidiary of French aerospace giant Safran Group, is moving its local headquarters into a bigger area facility, and is also getting a new building constructed for its growing operations in the city.
If you’re taking a cross-country or international flight and have nothing to occupy your time while on the plane, don’t blame OC’s cluster of in-flight entertainment systems manufacturers and software providers.
MemorialCare Health System has its own private equity fund with about $80 million.
HEALTHCARE: Seeks more home tests, UCI sites
Sleep is providing a window into our health, particularly psychiatric problems, according to Dr. Ruth Benca, a world-renown expert on sleep.
Firms Seeking Support At Emerging Summit
Sometimes, you can’t tell the medtech players without a scorecard.
A number of teams, most from out of the area, are sending players to Dana Point this week to talk medtech.
31 Facilities; $9.1 Billion; A Few Double-Digit Swings
To say hospitals are stable is a good thing, especially for people spending time there.
Dr. Ruth Benca has news for the alpha executives, lawyers and investors who don’t think they need seven hours of sleep nightly.
TELECOM: 5G for Bay Area’s ‘Fleet of the Future’
Wireless infrastructure firm Mobilitie LLC expects an ambitious telecommunications project it is working on for the Bay Area’s main public transportation system will lead to similar undertakings elsewhere in the U.S. and overseas.
CYBERSECURITY: Harmer says to stop blaming users
Bil Harmer, the recently appointed “chief evangelist” at identity security software maker SecureAuth Corp. of Irvine, wants businesses to safeguard their systems better and stop blaming individual employees for inadvertent data breaches.
Naming someone a “chief evangelist” for a tech company leaves some people scratching their heads.
Lights Up in Tribute To Laker NBA Star
As Los Angeles prepares to host a public memorial for Kobe Bryant and eight other lives lost last month from a helicopter crash, Orange County continues to remember the late basketball legend, particularly in Newport Beach, where Bryant was a longtime resident and community staple.
Crystal Cove, CdM Sales Part of Busy Month
A 15,000-square-foot Crystal Cove home recently traded for $25.1 million, the top home sale in OC so far this year.
Stephen Galloway shares his thoughts on Bob Bassett, Daniele Struppa and his favorite films—none of them American.
Accurate Background Plans Push on CareerBuilder Unit Buy
Technology has greatly changed Irvine-based Accurate Background, which is slated to become one of the largest U.S. employment screening companies with its planned purchase of a CareerBuilder unit.
Electronic ‘Whiteboards’ Part of 20% Growth
Brea-based visual display maker ViewSonic Corp. puts stock in going to school.
Multi-Building Lake Forest Center Part of Buy
Newport Beach-based BKM Capital Partners has made one of the largest industrial deals of the past year in the western U.S., spending $425 million to buy nearly 2.7 million square feet of buildings from New York private equity giant Blackstone Group.
Chicago Buyer’s 1st Properties in OC
Two Lake Forest hotels targeting business travelers recently traded hands as part of a larger portfolio deal.
Cousins a Vet Of IPOs, M&As
Irvine-based Inbrace, a maker of “invisible braces” which said it had record sales and raised $45 million in Series C funding, has named Kevin Cousins chief financial officer.
DetermaRx Test Used For Lung Cancer Treatment
The recently opened Judi and Bill Leonard Institute for Cancer Prevention, Treatment and Wellness at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo has announced a partnership with new Orange County public company OncoCyte Corp. to use its product DetermaRx.
Newport Beach-based CurieMD Medical Consultants has rolled out its telemedicine platform statewide; the firm provides women with guidance for menopause and midlife health.
New HQ Fit Agency’s Expanding Operations
BDS Marketing LLC is the agency behemoth you more than likely never heard of.
REAL ESTATE: Data center, 114K Spectrum Terrace lease
TGS Management boosts real estate
RETAIL: Timmermans takes Cerritos company public
Fashion house CFO takes a bow
BANKING: Acquisition will create OC financial giant
Next up: $20B in assets
TECHNOLOGY: Merage family leads; WD backing
NGD Systems Inc. plans to bring scale to a new type of computational storage drive, at a time when the need for greater computing power and storage capacity is exploding.
HEALTHCARE: CEO moves, Irvine ops remain
Cryoport Inc., the fast-growing provider of cold-chain logistics services for the biopharmaceutical industry, is the latest local company to move its headquarters to the area around Nashville, Tenn.