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Design Thinking Can Reshape Businesses

DESIGN: Clients’ Interactions With Settings, Products SeenWhen Don Norman talks about design, he frequently talks about the big picture. It is as if he backs up so many steps that he can put a landscape the size of the Grand Canyon in his field of vision.

By Brad Graves June 23, 2016 12:24 p.m.   $$ Share

Memorial Honors the Ethics, Actions of Standout Attorneys

The San Diego County Bar Foundation (SDCBF) inducted the 2016 class for the Distinguished Lawyer Memorial, which recognizes local lawyers and judges who have passed away who possessed superior legal skills and high ethical standards.

Civic Leaders Launch Collaboratory for Downtown Innovation

In a nod to the estimated 110 startups downtown, San Diego civic leaders took the wraps off the Collaboratory for Downtown Innovation on June 28.

Kirby Noonan Lance & Hoge Becomes Five Separate Law Firms

A nationally recognized, 40-year-old San Diego law firm announced Monday that it is splitting into five separate firms.

Jury Rules Against Tri-City Medical Center in Lawsuit Over Office Building

A jury ruled that Oceanside’s Tri-City Medical Center should pay Carlsbad’s Medical Acquisition Company Inc. (MAC) $19.7 million in a dispute over a medical office building that’s sat vacant since 2013.

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Expanding Law Firm Buys La Jolla Building for $4.75M

Locally headquartered law firm Tyson & Mendes LLP has purchased a La Jolla building for $4.75 million, as the multi-state firm expands its San Diego offices, the buyer announced.

Carlsbad-based Project Pie Acquired by Pieology Pizzeria

Rancho Santa Margarita-based Pieology Pizzeria has bought competitor Carlsbad-based Project Pie.

General Counsel Awards Will Draw Some Fine Legal Minds

Celia A. Brewer’s more than two decades-long career in public service has included work on some of the San Diego region’s most complex and high-profile land use and environmental projects.

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Make You or Break You

These Startup Rules Come From Experience; Ignore Them at Your Peril

Los Angeles venture capitalist Mark Suster, one of the most active VCs in Southern California, came to San Diego June 14 to give advice to startups and entrepreneurs.

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WTC Director Named to Advisory Council

A San Diego woman is among 19 people appointed to the newly established U.S. Investment Advisory Council.

SBA Pledges $250,000 for MiraCosta College to Establish Veterans Business Outreach Center

The U.S. Small Business Administration has pledged $250,000 to establish a Veterans Business Outreach Center at MiraCosta College’s Technology Career Institute in Carlsbad.

Sempra Energy Gets Mexican Contract to Build, Own Natural Gas Pipeline

A joint venture that includes San Diego-based Sempra Energy received a contract to build, own and operate a 497-mile, $2.1 billion natural gas pipeline connecting South Texas and Tuxpan, Veracruz, Mexico. The pipeline will serve power plants in Tuxpan. Sempra (NYSE: SRE) announced the project on June 13.

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RAR Hospitality Adds Three Hotels to Portfolio

San Diego-based hotel management and consulting firm RAR Hospitality, led by CEO Robert Rauch, was recently tapped to manage three more hotels owned by Carlsbad developer Alps Group of Hotels.

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Been There, Learned That...

LEADERSHIP: CEOs Share Lessons They Wish They Had Known Earlier

The biggest annual bash for local entrepreneurs, San Diego Startup Week, launches June 13 in downtown San Diego.

Railroad Companies to Repair, Resurrect East-West Desert Line

Pacific Imperial Railroad Inc. and Baja California Railroad Inc. have agreed to a multimillion-dollar deal to reconstruct the east-west rail link between San Diego and the Imperial Valley, a line that travels part of that distance through Mexico.