The OC Health Care Agency has tapped Irvine-based software developer Composite Apps to manage and streamline its COVID-19 vaccine distribution.
On-Site Center For Children, Families
Behavioral Health Works this month opened its first on-site Autism Care & Support Center at its headquarters in Anaheim.
Earlier this year, investors anticipated a “Blue Wave” sweep and were betting on a major market decline to result.
REAL ESTATE: $80.6M for office near Saddleback
Orange County’s office investment market ended 2020 in good health, in particular for buildings focused on medical uses
Richard Branson’s Space Tourism Co. Setting Up Base in Tustin
A billionaire-backed aerospace venture that aims to send wealthy tourists into space has touched down in Orange County.
HEALTHCARE: Proceeds for vaccine trials; skincare line
AIVITA Biomedical Inc. is charging into the New Year with all cylinders firing.
CHIPMAKERS: Auto-focused firm expects $1.4B valuation
Indie Semiconductor in Aliso Viejo plans to go public at a valuation of about $1.4 billion, as it seeks a larger piece of the growing automotive technology market.
Metronom Health of Laguna Hills raised a $22 million Series D round of financing last month, bringing its total funds to nearly $50 million since its 2010 inception.
TAVR Rebound; R&D Investments to Continue
Edwards Lifesciences Corp., the highest valued publicly traded company based in Orange County, expects to leave behind the worst effects of the pandemic in 2021.
Cauliflower Rice Targets New, Infrequent Customers
“We have cilantro-lime cauliflower rice now.”
‘Adios’ and ‘Sweatpants’ Commercials Hit Instagram
Chipotle is not the only one whipping its menu into shape for the new year, nor are they the only ones touting cilantro-lime cauliflower rice. Costa Mesa-based El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: LOCO) also has it now.
Anaheim-based Credit Union of Southern California (CU SoCal) is donating $150,000 to more than 50 Southern California businesses and their employees, as well as two nonprofit organizations as part of its “Merry Givemas” event, held Dec. 18.
OC Restaurant Prez Assesses Dining Scene
Last year was one that most restaurateurs would like to forget—at least those still in business.
Ghost Kitchen Used in Anaheim
Optimism is still alive in the restaurant industry. What else but optimism—or a very wealthy business partner—would cause someone to open new restaurants in the midst of a pandemic?
Eastbluff Village Location Replaces Provenance
Mutt Lynch’s restaurant near the Newport Pier has been a fixture in the community for 45 years, so why have they not built on that success and taken Mutt to other areas?
Mess Hall Market Showcases Movies
Last year, venues from the OC Fair & Event Center to shopping centers found ways to satisfy the demand for live events.
FaceTime Closings; 3D Videos the Norm
Though the pandemic didn’t end up having a negative impact on luxury home sales pricing and volume in 2020, it certainly changed the way brokers handled business.
Nearly $230M Reported in Prior Year’s List
Did you, your company or foundation give—or did your organization receive—a large cash or noncash gift in 2020?
Scenes from a Riot
Rep. Lou Correa shares firsthand account of Capitol takeover; New ghost kitchen restaurants sets up in Anaheim; Irvine’s Fitness International LLC remains country’s largest health club
AESTHETICS: Allergan gets boost; no trade secret
Newport Beach-based Evolus Inc. may face a 21-month import ban in the U.S. after ruling in case involving South Korean pharmaceutical companies and Irvine-based Allergan Aesthetics
TECHNOLOGY: CEO expects ‘significant’ ’21 revenue
Irvine chip technology company Syntiant Corp. has added a second-generation AI processor, aims for a significant revenue increase in 2021
DIGITAL: Chef Gruel’s GoFundMe aims for $1M
Huntington Beach-based Slapfish founder Andrew Gruel leverages social media to help restaurant industry — and to fill a void in what he’s called the absence of a functioning government
‘HyperApp’ to Accelerate Loan Document Processing
Irvine-based software developer Ephesoft Inc. and automation technology company JIFFY.ai in Milpitas have teamed up to promote digital change in the financial services and mortgage industries
Passenger Satisfaction And Revenue Generation
Lake Forest-based Panasonic Avionics Corp. sees growing role for AI in struggling airline industry
40K-SF Creative Space; Luxe Movie Theater Nixed
LBA Realty is switching gears on plans for the former spot of the Sport Chalet, at the retail portion of its Park Place mixed-use campus in Irvine
Return Home of Sorts For Company Founders
Irvine-based Bascom Group wrapped up 2020 with its largest commercial acquisition of the past year
What’s really going into commercial dog food? The answer is horrifying.
Joe Kiani's Big Pivot Helps Fight Coronavirus, Boosts Device Maker’s Value
Joe Kiani, founder and CEO of medical device giant Masimo, is forecasting a 21% sales jump to $1.13 billion— or almost $200 million more than last year
Hutchens was the 12th Orange County sheriff and first female to head the department
Former Orange County sheriff Sandra Hutchens, the first woman to hold the post, died Monday after a lengthy battle with breast cancer
A Year of Memorable Leader Boards
In the early 1950s, Walt Disney toured New York City’s most famous seaside attraction, Coney Island, which he described as “run-down and ugly.”
Offshoot of Cruse’s Alpha Wave Investors
Soul Community Planet, a hospitality company launched in 2018 by former Sunstone Hotel Investors executive Ken Cruse, is in expansion mode with plans to invest north of $200 million in hotel deals and opportunities via a new investment fund.
Storage Co. PODS Takes 167K-SF
Aliso Viejo-based Shea Properties ended 2020 with plenty of leasing activity at its just built Shea Business Center in Santa Ana, including signing on its largest tenant to date.
Optical Cables Increasingly in Demand, Says CEO
Cosemi Technologies Inc., an Irvine-based maker of high-speed active optical cables, said it plans to accelerate growth and address market opportunities after obtaining $8 million in a financing round led by Nitto Denko Corp. of Japan.
White Deer Buys Costa Mesa Electric Charging Station Firm
EV Infrastructure in Costa Mesa says it’s looking forward to increasing its presence in existing markets and expanding within the U.S. with its electric vehicle charging stations, following its acquisition by Houston-based White Deer Energy.
Newport Beach-based NuEyes Technologies Inc. recently unveiled its Pro 3 smart glasses.
Aims to Produce 25M Tests/Month
Beckman Coulter Inc. of Brea said late last month it plans to launch a $4 antigen test for mass screening of COVID-19.
Clot Maker’s Market Cap Tops $4 Billion
Inari Medical Inc. (Nasdaq: NARI) announced late last month its FlowTriever system received federal clearance to treat right atrium clot in transit (CIT).