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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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Marriott Residence Inn Chula Vista Is First Hotel to Open in Otay Ranch

The Marriott Residence Inn Chula Vista, built by Baldwin & Sons in Otay Ranch, opened to the public Oct. 13 with a formal grand opening slated for Oct. 19.

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El Cajon Apartment Complex Sold for $2.7 Million

A 16-unit El Cajon apartment complex at 633 E. Park Ave. has sold for a price of $2.7 million..

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King and Queen Cantina Opening on Kettner Blvd.

A San Diego branch of an Orange County’s Tempo Urban Kitchen is opening at 1490 Kettner Blvd. King and Queen Cantina, owned and operated by Jorge Cueva, will feature a Mexican Modern cuisine.

Shelved Drug's Prospects Revived With $22 Million in Backing

Last year, a top San Diego executive snatched up a once-failed drug from pharma giant Sanofi and formed a new biotech startup around the medicine.

UC San Diego Professor Receives 'Genius Grant'

Cybersecurity expert Stefan Savage received a “genius grant” from the John D. and Catherine C. MacArthur Foundation.

The Business Calendar for the Week of October 16, 2017

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of October 16, 2017, and beyond.

PAE Applied Technologies Gets $35.1M Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy offers business opportunities in some of the most remote real estate in Southern California.

Two Mira Mesa Hotels Sell for $25.17 Million

An affiliate of San Diego-based Excel Hotel Group has purchased two neighboring hotels in Mira Mesa for $25.17 million, according to CoStar Group and public data.

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S.D. Joint Venture to Share in $95M in Small Business Contracts for Army

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers named a San Diego-based joint venture, IOIE-EQM JV, as one of four businesses that will share in a $95 million contract for flood recovery, infrastructure recovery, emergency management and military support