Editor at Large Rick Reiff reports that one of America’s best-known soldiers is now a part-time OC resident
HOSPITALITY: Shared spaces, unique experiences
Shifting demographics of travelers brings plenty of room for companies looking to offer a more contemporary take on travel
Aims to connect entrepreneurs, VCs
New series of women-focused initiatives will foster industry growth in the region and offer female execs at upstart area firms a wider collection of business contacts
Vans Juggles Multiple New Endeavors to Stay Relevant
Checkerboard popularity pushed Vans sales through the roof in 1982 and now the company is OC’s largest apparel and footwear company by revenue
Crafts deals with Amazon and BP
Nate Jensen was one of five honored the Business Journal’s 11th annual General Counsel Awards, held on Nov. 18
CHIPMAKERS: Irvine office; 21,000 workers
Robyn Babcock of semiconductor giant Broadcom has come a long way from a small town in Pennsylvania to her office in Irvine
Tackles gamut of issues for TV giant
A pandemic IPO, doubling of the employee headcount, contracts, litigation and navigating ever-changing regulatory waters has kept Vizio's legal team busy the past two years
ECOS aims for safer, cleaner products
Amber Enriquez was given the Rising Star Award at the Business Journal’s 11th annual General Counsel Awards on Nov. 18
DRUGMAKERS: Tarsus CEO expects to be first
Two big Orange County companies set their sights on combating tiny Demodex mites that often nest among eyelids
Negotiates deals for expanding contractor
Babak Siavoshy was honored at the Business Journal’s 11th annual General Counsel Awards on Nov. 18, as the outstanding general counsel of a private company
EVENTS: Erwin Chemerinsky headlines
More than 400 members of the Orange County business and legal community attended the 11th annual General Counsel Awards ceremony on Nov. 18.
GM Leaving Center After 44-Year Career
David Grant announced his departure as general manager of OC’s largest shopping center, South Coast Plaza, earlier this month.
FINANCE: Seeks companies with moat
Compass Diversified buys and sells companies, yet it’s not a private equity firm
Texting, Digital Check-Ins, Streaming Services In Use
TMC Hospitality thinks in terms of tech at every step of what co-founder and CEO Philip Bates calls the guest journey.
2022 Opening; Awaits FDA OK for EVO Lenses
Staar Surgical Co. (Nasdaq: STAA), Orange County’s most valuable publicly traded company in the ophthalmology industry, is expanding its presence in its relatively new hometown of Lake Forest.
Costa Mesa Firm Emphasizes Docu-Dock Easy Handling
Crisp Imaging in Costa Mesa has introduced its Docu-Dock software to speed up the often laborious task of storing and retrieving building architectural plans, drawings, and specifications generated for businesses, schools, universities, hospitals and other organizations.
$8.4M Contract for Tyvak; Parent Co. Going Public
Irvine-based satellite makers are forging new links with the U.S. military.
Fwaygo, a pre-launch music app developer in Irvine, recently partnered with rapper Young Thug and raised over $1.6 million at what the company says is a $100 million valuation.
Builder Paid $30.1M For 132-Home SJC Site
Newport Beach’s Landsea Homes Corp. (Nasdaq: LSEA) has kicked off work at its latest Orange County development, a 132-home project in San Juan Capistrano.
Furniture, Art Part Of $37.5M Trade
About four months after hitting the market, a newly reconstructed 10,000-square-foot home in the exclusive Laguna Beach Smithcliffs community has traded for $37.5 million.
INSIDE Operation Warp Speed
That I survived five long and tumultuous years at the president’s side is, in and of itself, an unlikely outcome.
ADUs for former CalAtlantic exec
With more than 30 years of experience in the sector, OC housing executive Scott Stowell has his eyes on a decidedly smaller type of housing product
The Rebirth of a University
We at California State University, Fullerton have long celebrated 1957 as the year the only CSU in Orange County opened its doors to the first of what would become our now more than 310,000 alumni
Newport in Napa
Irvine Co. is going big at Fashion Island, announcing plans earlier this month to build a four-story, 80,000-square-foot store for RH
Architects oversee complex plans
Ranked as the county’s second-largest architectural firm, AO evolved from two-person shop designing small industrial and retail projects to a team of nearly 300
Chipmakers excel; Blizzard hit
A recent round of earnings reports has highlighted the growing strength of Orange County’s tech sector, as four notable area companies reported record revenue
Erwin Chemerinsky headlines
More than 400 members of the Orange County business and legal community attended the 11th annual General Counsel Awards ceremony on Nov. 18
IT Firm Eyes $300M Revenue Within 5 Years
Major growth expected as estimated revenue this year may come in between $110 million and $120 million, after having grown from $40 million over the last five years
Largest Military Deal For Lake Forest Firm
MatterHackers will deliver Ultimaker 3D printers and training to Navy and Marine bases across the U.S. and overseas
Over 20 Million Tests For Dry Eye Disease
Mazzo currently serves as executive chairman of retinal implant company Neurotech and as adviser of biotechnology company Avellino Labs
Yes, I was throwing my own party, but part of the fun was planning the details and seeing the evening come to fruition
Taqueria De Anda had its humble beginnings in Arandas, Mexico, as Rafael “Don Rafa” De Anda used to work his taco cart around Mexico City in the 1950s
When prominent OC philanthropist S. Paul Musco died in September at age 95, he was lauded in the Business Journal as a successful businessman and an arts patron who supported myriad organizations
Athletic video analysis platform Dashreel is opening a $1 million seed round to support its executive team expansion and AI platform development
Developer in Talks With City on Housing Mandate
Great Park Neighborhoods capturing about 23% of the new home sales in Orange County over the last year
722K-SF Countryside Marketplace Trades
Deal among the first transactions the company’s been a part of since new president and CEO Michael Glimcher was hired about a year ago
Gary Jabara Inks Huge Napa Resort Deal After Mobilitie Sale
Jabara under contract to buy The Estate Yountville, a 22-acre collection of upscale hotels, restaurants, wedding facilities, shops, meeting space, a vineyard and other facilities