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Sorrento Mesa Office Complex Sold For $20.4M

Complex was renovated in 2016

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Study: Reflexion's Virtual Physical Therapy Reduces Costs

Virtual physical therapy from San Diego-based Reflexion Health was effective as traditional therapy while saving money, according to a first-of-its-kind clinical trial conducted by Duke Clinical Research Institute.

Azalea Park Apartments Sold For $2M

Complex has 10 apartments.

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Kratos Has a Spot in Harris Radios

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said on Oct. 15 that it has licensed its Common Data Link radio technology to Harris Corp. for use in Harris’ handheld NanoSVDL radios.

Ionis, Roche Strengthen Ties with Deal Worth Up to $759M

Swiss drug giant Roche and Carlsbad’s Ionis Pharmaceuticals seem increasingly enamored with one another.

UCSD Licenses New 5G Technology to Samsung

A technology invented by engineers at the University of California-San Diego will appear in Samsung's 5G smartphones.

Talmadge Apartments Sold For $2.3M

Building was renovated in 2016.

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Petco Appoints Justin Tichy to Chief Stores Officer

Before joining Petco, Tichy worked with Walmart, Target and Best Buy and, most recently served as President of Sales at Confie, a privately-held national insurance company.

Costs Eat Up Revenue In Restaurant Business

DINING: Wage Increases Cited; Responses Include Job Cuts

Overall labor costs continue to increase in California.

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New Palomar CEO Takes on Financial, Medical And Staffing Challenges

The word “interim” in a job title implies caretaker. Not to Diane Hansen, evidently.

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Sempra, Activists Agree on 2 Board Members

Sempra Energy, working in conjunction with an activist investor group, named Cynthia L. Walker and Michael N. Mears to its board of directors on Oct. 11.

Xenco Medical CEO Named to California Workforce Development Board

Jason Haider, the CEO of San Diego-based Xenco Medical, has been appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to the California Workforce Development Board.

Planet Home Lending Opens in Chula Vista

Connecticut-based Planet Home Lending LLC announced on Oct. 11 that it has opened a branch office in Chula Vista’s Eastlake district.

Business Calendar for Week of October 15, 2018

Business events planned for the county.

COMMENTARY: A Styrofoam Ban Would Hurt San Diego

In light of recent scientific discoveries and economic analysis, this grim portrayal is wholly unjustified.

COMMENTARY: It’s Time to Upgrade Containers and Protect Businesses

By limiting harmful single-use food containers in our restaurants, it is possible for San Diego’s City Council to support healthy business and a healthy community all at once.

Add Notre Dame to JMI’s Winning Record

MARKETING: Boutique Firm Does Multimedia, Innovation

Earlier this year, when the University of Notre Dame was looking to hire a company that could help with its unique marketing and multimedia initiatives, the Indiana-based university didn’t tap major players in the collegiate world like IMG College or Learfield. Instead, it put its trust in and bet its money on San Diego boutique-style underdog, JMI Sports.

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Navy Contractor Finds Off-Road Opportunity

DEFENSE: Particle Separator May Save Filters and Engines

Lily Aragon’s company has Southern California written all over it.

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Open Boardrooms Good for Players And Perspectives

News from the board room: Viasat recently invited one of its longtime investors, Baupost, to take part in its board meetings as a non-voting observer. Why might they do such a thing? Baupost is an investment fund with about $30 billion in assets under management. A recent filing states they have a 23.06 percent stake in Viasat and are an active investor as opposed to a passive investor.

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Analysts Eye New Leaders, Next Moves at Mitek

TECH: Co.’s Core Business Is Solid; It Rejects Merger

Mitek Systems Inc.’s stock has not fully recovered since the company announced the departure of two of its top executives, CEO James DeBello and chief financial officer Jeff Davison, on Aug. 28.

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