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2011-07-21 17:36:00

NEWPORT BEACH, Callif., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Steve Churm, CEO of Newport Beach-based Churm Media and publisher of five city-regional media brands, was honored last night by the O.C. Press Club at its annual gala at the Hyatt Regency Irvine. Nearly 100 Orange County-based journalists, reporters, editors and PR professionals gathered to present Churm with the club's highest honor, the Sky Dunlap Award. The award recognizes a single individual for contributions to the...

2008-12-10 12:33:00

Universal Services of America Ranked Within Top Ten Workplaces SANTA ANA, Calif., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Services of America, the company which includes the largest provider of security services to the commercial real estate market in Southern California, received two awards from the Orange County Register. The first, the Top Workplaces 2008 award, recognizes leading workplaces in Orange County and is given based on surveys from the company's staff. Of the 141 companies that were...

2008-08-04 15:00:26

By Jan Norman, The Orange County Register, Calif. Aug. 2--The used computer business has been good to John Ford. The one-time IBM executive started Insight Investments in Orange in 1987 to buy and sell used IBM mainframes. Eventually customers asked if they could lease rather than buy, and in true entrepreneurial spirit, Ford said, "Sure" and set up a leasing division. Insight Investments illustrates how a business benefits when it has complementary divisions that may be affected...

2007-03-20 06:00:23

SANTA ANA, Calif. _ At a recent investor conference, an executive tied to Irvine, Calif.-based Taco Bell described the company's brush with E. coli as an "opportunity" to develop better farm safety procedures. "Opportunity" may not be the word of choice for 71 of its customers who last year got sick on Taco Bell food. Still, the idea has merit. The widely publicized E. coli poisonings connected to Taco Bell, along with recent high-profile outbreaks connected to other companies, is...

Word of the Day
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'