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Plant Power Fast Food Taps a Hunger for Change

DINING: Plant-Based Cuisine Aims to Transform Typical Menu and the World

When Jeffrey Harris launched Plant Power Fast Food, the San Diego-based, GMO-free, plant-based restaurant chain, in 2015, his idea was not to cater to vegans and/or vegetarians — although they are surely welcome — but to offer a healthier alternative to omnivores in a space where it can have the most amount of impact on the most amount of people possible.

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Maravai LifeSciences Leases Sorrento Valley Building Space

Company expanding San Diego operations.

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Sherpa Clinical Packaging Acquired

San Diego-based Sherpa Clinical Packaging has been acquired by PCI Pharma Services under a deal announced Sept. 11 in which terms were not disclosed.

Goodwill Industries Unveils Community Employment Center

Partners with Civic San Diego.

SANDAG Names New Executive Director

The San Diego Association of Governments has appointed Hasan Ikhrata as its new executive director.

Homegrown Meats Goes National With Whole Foods Market

The San Diego-based grass-fed and grass-finished beef jerky producer, will debut four of its flavors through Whole Foods Market stores nationwide.

RQ Construction Receives SEAL Campus Work

The U.S. Navy awarded RQ Construction LLC of Carlsbad a $63.6 million firm fixed-price contract to design and build facilities at the Naval Special Warfare Coastal Campus at Coronado.

Business Calendar for Week of September 17, 2018

Business events planned in the county

Encinitas Apartment Buildings Sold For $10M

Buildings have 12 apartments each.

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Sorrento Mesa Center Sold For Undisclosed Price

Mera Mesa Distribution Center was built in 1989

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Qualcomm to Buy Back $16B Worth of Shares

Shares reached a 52-week high as Qualcomm Inc. announced plans to buy back an additional $16 billion in stock.

Vital Therapies Abandons Liver Treatment After Clinical Trial

San Diego’s Vital Therapies on Sept. 12 scrapped a cell-based therapy intended to treat acute liver failure following final-stage clinical trials, sending the company’s stock plummeting.

La Mesa Apartments Sold For Undisclosed Price

Complex has 75 apartments

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Otay Mesa Business Parks Sold For Undisclosed Amount

Purchase includes 14 buildings in six projects

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Fintech Smooths the Way for Both Purchases and Payments

FINANCE: Co. Gets Good Growth in Food And Beverage Space

Payment Logistics is a company that Southern Californians might encounter when they go out to their favorite eateries. Unobtrusive as it is, some 99 percent of diners will have no idea it’s there.

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Startups Commit Equity Stake to EvoNexus

Four new startups have been accepted into the EvoNexus incubator program, and the founders of each have agreed to give the nonprofit organization a stake in their companies in exchange for participation.

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Mixed-Use Projects Bring Starter Homes, Luxury Living

A pair of mixed use developments is taking shape in North County – a San Marcos project that includes a 103-room hotel and 191townhomes and a Carlsbad project that includes a new retail center and 125 townhomes and flats.

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Film Hub to Cast Coworking in Movie and Television Roles

WORKFORCE: Studio Equipment, Sound Stages to Offer Alternative to L.A.

Coworking spaces come in many permutations, but rarely like the one a Vista father and daughter team are building in their hometown — The Film Hub with a focus on movie and television productions.

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Defense Column Reporter's Notebook: Tour Is Step Up From Usual Bay Excursion

“You’ll get your cardio in today,” says a hard-hatted Gordon Rutherford.

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North County Aims for Vibrant And Growing Coworking Culture

North County Aims for Vibrant And Growing Coworking Culture While Adapting to Area’s Limitations

When Brendan Foote and his colleagues at Bloc wanted to expand their coworking company, they went to Carlsbad.

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