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There May Be Gold in Those Kids’ Goals

App Creator Sees Room For Expansion to Include Books, Possible TV Shows

Seven years after founding BottomZz Up, a potty-training product via her multimedia production company eCubed Designs LLC.

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Cancer Drug Developer Synthorx Acquired for $2.5 Billion

French pharmaceutical Sanofi will pay $2.5 billion to buy Synthorx, a San Diego biotech that expanded the genetic alphabet in a quest to treat cancer.

Builder’s Priority Is Company Culture

BUILDING: From Dealerships To Schools, Co. Takes High Road

Dempsey Construction Co. is the little company that could — and did.

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Blenders Eyewear Gets Acquired

According to a press release, Safilo Group, an international eyewear company, acquired 70% of Blenders Eyewear's equity.

Old Town Apartment Complex Sold For $5.9M

Building has 26 apartments

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SDBJ INSIDER: EDF’s Solar Flair

San Diego-based EDF Renewables North America and Shell Energy North America announced the signing of a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement.

CUSTOM CONTENT: Stay on the Waterfront in the Heart of Downtown San Diego

By Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

Just steps from the Convention Center, historic Gaslamp Quarter and 3 miles from San Diego airport is the Grand Hyatt San Diego.

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San Diego’s Biggest Hotels Range From Bayside to Backcountry Venues

TOURISM: Forty Largest Hotels Are Not Cut From Same Cloth

This week’s list takes a measuring stick to San Diego’s hotel industry.

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San Diego Occupancy Rates Draw East Coast Interest

DEVELOPMENT: Briad Group to Bring First AC Hotels by Marriott Property to Heart of Gaslamp in Downtown

A hotel developer based in New Jersey is building its first West Coast project in downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter.

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General Atomics to Operate Fusion Reactor For 5 Additional Years

U.S. Department of Energy, Academic Researchers Pool Resources and Talents

General Atomics is getting five more years of federal funding to operate its experimental nuclear fusion reactor in Sorrento Valley.

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Local Roots Kombucha Acquires Latitude 33 Brewing Facility

According to a press release, Local Roots' acquistion of Latitude 33's brewing facility includes the 16,000 square foot brewery and 20 fermentation vessels located in Vista.

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Middle Eastern Fast-Casual Eateries Spice It Up

DINING: Inviting Atmosphere Seeks to Draw Younger Crowd

Nawar Miri felt Middle Eastern food, unlike Mediterranean food, was underrepresented in San Diego.

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Restaurateur, Investor Thrives in Times of Change, Challenge

LEADERSHIP: Diverse Pursuits All Lead Back To Great Work Ethic

San Diego businessman James Langley wears many hats.

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Neurocrine Pays $50 Million for Epilepsy Drug Candidate

PHARMA: Xenon Could Receive up to $1.7 Billion In Milestone Payments

Neurocrine Biosciences has plunked down $50 million upfront for a potential epilepsy treatment, the San Diego company’s second major licensing deal this year.

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Potential $31 Million Deal Shows Canale’s Work Paid Off

UDG Aims to Expand Footprint, Especially in West Coast

Carin Canale-Theakston founded Canale Communications. Her twin goals: build the largest life sciences communications firm on the West Coast.

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Carlsbad Flights Connect Skiers to New Mexico Slopes

Region Has Both Outdoor And Cultural Attractions

Taos Air launched out of Taos Regional Airport last year by Taos Ski Valley Inc. in New Mexico, now offering direct flights.

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Oceanside Retail Building Sold For $3.7M

Building was fully leased

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Jamul Casino Revamps Loft 94 Restaurant, Now Asian-Inspired

According to a press release, the upstairs terrace restaurant, now named Loft 94: Yakitori, Noodle, Craft, has new outdoor yakitori grills, new furnishings, craft cocktails and specialty noodle options like ramen and pho.

Smokin J’s BBQ to Open First Restaurant in San Diego

According to a press release, Smokin J’s BBQ will be located at 14053 Midland Rd. in Old Poway Village and will be open Thursday and Friday from 11am to 8pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 8pm.

Tree Planting Initiative Is Hands-On Environmentalism

NONPROFIT: Efforts to Raise Funds Ramping Up; More Initiatives Coming

About four months ago, artist and developer Pete Garcia and his wife, Beth Callender, got this idea to start planting trees around downtown San Diego.

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