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FERC Approves Sempra’s Oncor Bid

Sempra Energy’s $9.45 billion plan to obtain an ownership interest in Texas energy giant Oncor Electric took another step forward on Dec. 12.

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Illumina Names Chief People Officer

Aimee Hoyt will head the genomics giant's human resources team.

Dart Neuroscience Laying Off 265 Employees, Shuttering Operations

The cessation will take effect Feb. 9.

Oceanside Industrial Property Goes for $8.5M

Built in 2006, the 54,670 square-foot building at 1825 Corporate Center Drive is within the Ocean Ranch Industrial Park.

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Athena Names Holly Smithson as CEO

Smithson previously was the vice president of business strategy at the California Life Sciences Association.

Ionis Earns $45M Licensing Fee for Huntington’s Disease Drug

The Carlsbad drugmaker has licensed what’s being called a groundbreaking treatment following promising early trial results.

Small Businesses Pitches Culminate Mini-Accelerator Program

The 60-day program was produced by San Diego-based Lift Development Enterprises Inc.

Victory is Sweet: Small Business Pitch Nets Award for Jackie's Jams

The 60-day program was produced by San Diego-based Lift Development Enterprises Inc.

GA-ASI Awarded Two Military Contracts

The Defense Department announced two contracts for General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.

The Business Calendar for the Week of December 11, 2017

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of December 11, 2017, and beyond.

Halozyme Licensing Deal Could Be Worth Much More Than $40M

San Diego’s Halozyme Therapeutics will receive a $40 million upfront payment, and potentially much more, as part of a collaboration and licensing deal with Alexion Pharmaceuticals.

Vista Apartment Property Sells for $117.5 Million

Waterleaf Apartments in Vista have been bought by MG Properties Group for $117.5 million.

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Metacrine Gets $22 Million in Funding Round, New Board Member

San Diego biotech Metacrine, which is working on drugs for liver and metabolic diseases, has closed a $22 million Series B financing round.

Greycroft VC Ian Sigalow to Headline Venture Group ‘Outlook’

One of the founders of Greycroft LLC, a venture capital firm with more than $1 billion under management, is slated to headline the San Diego Venture Group’s annual Venture Outlook event Jan. 11.

Here's Where to Get the Latest Information on Wildfires

Below are sources for information on the fires.

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems Receives Defense Contract for Satellite System Work

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems Inc. said on Dec. 8 that it received a contract to support the U.S. Army’s ARGOS satellite system.

Brains, Heart and, of Course, Innovation Won the Day at Awards

RECOGNITION: Most Innovative New Products Show S.D.’s Ingenuity

Ten innovative products launched by San Diego companies in the past two years were recognized at Connect’s 30th annual Most Innovative New Product Awards ceremony.

Becoming Part of The (Health) Plan

Wellness Cos. Help Care and Coverage Providers Find Ways to Effectively Reach and Influence Diverse Customer Bases

Swaying rural teens in Arkansas to stay away from chewing tobacco, a habit ingrained in the local culture, is no easy task. Nor is crafting relatable messages for teens on the dangers of prescription painkiller abuse.

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Executive Q&A Rakesh Patel, Neighborhood Healthcare

In 2002, Rakesh Patel started as a family physician at Neighborhood Healthcare, an organization he now leads.

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Firms Go to Work Making Contributions to the Community

Attorneys get a bad rap, but in San Diego, the legal community works hard to help people in and out of the attorney-client relationship, particularly this time of year.