OCBJ WEEKLY EDITION

Disneyland Rising

TOURISM: New ride completes Galaxy’s EdgeGalaxy’s Edge’s second act

OCBJ INSIDER

Safety First

Barry Arbuckle’s value proposition

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OC LEADER BOARD

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.

Cancer Centers Take Center Stage

OC’s Growing Hub for Cancer Care, Research, Funding

$1 billion is just the beginning.

Buffalo Spot: Wings, Fries Concept Takes Flight

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.

MemorialCare Goes Small to Lower Costs

HOSPITALS: CEO Arbuckle promotes outpatient centers

Barry Arbuckle says he is developing a new way to control costs in the health industry.

Safran In-Flight Unit Ups Brea Footprint

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.

OC’s In-Flight Focus

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.

Supporting Cast

Cancer care lives beyond oncology centers.

The Nonprofit with an $80M PE Fund

MemorialCare Health System has its own private equity fund with about $80 million.

Revived UCI Sleep Center Focuses on Mental Issues

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.

Local Medtech Scene Showcasing Newest

Firms Seeking Support At Emerging Summit

Sometimes, you can’t tell the medtech players without a scorecard.

Eyes On ...

Here are some startups to watch in OC’s medtech arena.

Medtech Rising

A number of teams, most from out of the area, are sending players to Dana Point this week to talk medtech.

Hospitals: Some Changes in Revenue, Fewer in Ranks

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. Sleep’s Tips for Gamers, Executives, Jet Lag, Apnea

Dr. Ruth Benca has news for the alpha executives, lawyers and investors who don’t think they need seven hours of sleep nightly.

Mobilitie Touts SF Transit’s New Wireless System

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.

Chief Evangelist at SecureAuth Preaches Identity Security

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.

OC Tech Evangelists Spread Company Gospel

Naming someone a “chief evangelist” for a tech company leaves some people scratching their heads.

CdM Development Honors Bryant

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.

January Deals Top $100M

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.

Galloway Gabs

Stephen Galloway shares his thoughts on Bob Bassett, Daniele Struppa and his favorite films—none of them American.

Tech Brings Big Changes To Firm That Checks Job Seekers

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.

ViewSonic Displays Digital Classroom Know-How

Electronic ‘Whiteboards’ Part of 20% Growth

Brea-based visual display maker ViewSonic Corp. puts stock in going to school.

BKM’s $425M Industrial Deal Touches OC

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.

Pair of Lake Forest Hotels Sell, 187 Rooms

Chicago Buyer’s 1st Properties in OC

Two Lake Forest hotels targeting business travelers recently traded hands as part of a larger portfolio deal.

Invisible Braces Firm Names CFO

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.

Mission Hospital Touts OncoCyte Partnership

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.

STARTUPS & INNOVATIONS

Newport Beach-based CurieMD Medical Consultants has rolled out its telemedicine platform statewide; the firm provides women with guidance for menopause and midlife health.

BDS Keeps Pulse on Shifting Retail Landscape

New HQ Fit Agency’s Expanding Operations

BDS Marketing LLC is the agency behemoth you more than likely never heard of.

OCBJ Calendar

February 17-26, 2020

This week's business and other event listings.

$50M Ranch Hand

Randall Family’s Giving: Quiet No More

Randalls curate coastal OC future

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Tech-Driven Hedge Fund Tied to Irvine Dealmaking

REAL ESTATE: Data center, 114K Spectrum Terrace lease

TGS Management boosts real estate

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Star Turn for Revolve’s Fast-Moving CFO

RETAIL: Timmermans takes Cerritos company public

Fashion house CFO takes a bow

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OCBJ INSIDER

Talent, and Dedication

Chipotle, CFOs, UCI Law, Working Wardrobes

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Pacific Premier To Buy Opus Bank

BANKING: Acquisition will create OC financial giant

Next up: $20B in assets

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$20M for Upstart Storage Device Firm NGD

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.

Cryoport HQ Shifts To Nashville Area

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.

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