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Valley View Casino Announces $50 Million Expansion Plans

Valley View Casino & Hotel northeast of Escondido announced plans to expand, on Oct. 17.

CareFusion to Lay Off Up to 81 Employees in San Diego

Medical device maker CareFusion will eliminate about 81 positions in San Diego as part of a strategic shift.

Special Guests Announced for the Veteran and Military Entrepreneur Conference & Awards

Rear Admiral Yancy B. Lindsey, Commander, Navy Region Southwest; and Rear Admiral Allie Coetzee Leslie, Deputy Administrator of the US Small Business Administration will be attending the 2017 Veteran and Military Entrepreneur awards dinner.

Qualcomm Names New Chief Marketing Officer

Qualcomm Inc. has gone to Silicon Valley for its new chief marketing officer.

Northrop Grumman Receives $15.2 million Navy Contract for Fire Scout Work

The U.S. Navy awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a $15.2 million contract modification to integrate specialized radar equipment into its Fire Scout unmanned helicopter.

Karolyn Dale Name VP of Development for Junior Achievement of San Diego County

Junior Achievement of San Diego County (JA) has hired Karolyn Dale as the nonprofit organization’s new vice president of development.

Escondido Apartment Complex Sells for $2.62 Million

An Escondido apartment complex at 333 N. Jupiter St. has been sold for $2.625 million.

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Qualcomm Inc.'s Latest Endeavor: Making Movies

Qualcomm Inc.’s wide-ranging ad campaign pointing to its role in creating the smartphone ecosystem has covered billboards and hit the TV. Now it has taken a turn into film.

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Ionis Earns $10M Milestone Payment From Biogen

Carlsbad drugmaker Ionis Pharmaceuticals has earned $10 million from its Big Pharma partner Biogen for taking one of its experimental drugs to the clinic.

Schubach Aviation Is Assisting People in Evacuating From Puerto Rico

A small part of the relief effort for hurricane-damaged Puerto Rico is being coordinated in Southern California, on the second floor of a hangar building at McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad.

Evofem Biosciences, Neothetics Announce Merger Agreement

Following its failure in the clinic, San Diego’s fat-busting biotech Neothetics is folding into a growing local company called Evofem Biosciences.

Tourism Marketing District Taking Applications for Grants

Sponsors of tourism-related events and programs within the City of San Diego can apply for funding from the San Diego Tourism Marketing District starting Oct. 24.

Ernesto M. Arredondo Jr. Named Chief Banking Officer for Seacoast Commerce

Seacoast Commerce Bank has hired its first chief banking officer, longtime banker Ernesto M. Arredondo Jr.

Cubic Making First Foreign Sale of Its GATR Satellite Equipment

Cubic Corp. received a $5 million contract to supply its GATR portable satellite dishes to New Zealand’s military services.

Comic-Con International Names Executive Director of Balboa Park Exhibit Space

Comic-Con International announced the selection of Adam Smith as its executive director of the year-round Comic-Con meeting and exhibit space in Balboa Park.

Lorin Stewart Named Chief Executive of USO San Diego

Lorin Stewart, most recently head of LEAD San Diego, is USO San Diego’s new chief executive, the organization said Oct. 16.

Illumina Ventures Raises $230M Fund to Support Genomics Startups

The venture capital firm founded by San Diego’s DNA instrument giant Illumina Inc. has raised a $230 million fund to fuel genomics startups.

Qualcomm Sues Apple in China, Seeks to Ban iPhone Sales in That Country

Qualcomm Inc. has filed lawsuits against Apple Inc. in China, seeking to ban the sale and manufacture of iPhones in that country, Bloomberg News reported late last week.

San Diego Startups Raise More Than $300M in Q3

Investments in emerging companies in San Diego were bigger but fewer in number during the third quarter compared to the same time last year.

Qualcomm's Latest Endeavor: Making Movies

Qualcomm Inc.’s wide-ranging ad campaign pointing to its role in creating the smartphone ecosystem has covered billboards and hit the TV. Now it has taken a turn into film.

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