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Mobile West Growth Shows It Can Hold the Alcohol

BREWING: Canning Co. Adds Sleeves to Its ServicesWhen Matt Woempner wanted a change in career from the high-tech world a few years ago, he didn’t turn to his financial advisor. Instead, he tapped a couple of buddies from his soccer team for guidance.

Martin Named Sempra Chairman

The board of directors at Sempra Energy has named CEO Jeffrey Martin chairman, effective Dec. 1.

Sempra Declares Dividends

Sempra Energy’s board of directors declared quarterly dividends for three classes of stock on Sept. 6.

$65M Pledged for Drug Development Partnership with UC San Diego

A New York investment management firm has pledged $65 million to a new venture with UC San Diego to bridge the divide between basic research and clinical trials.

Bots Bring Design, Data and New Possibilities To Role in Security

A former truck repair lot next to an unassuming three-bedroom on a backstreet in El Cajon has been transformed into a testing site for a two and a half foot tall, ATV-like robot that thanks to a pair of front-facing lights brings to mind the lovable Pixar character Wall-e.

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IPO Puts Crinetics In Position to Compete

BIOTECH: Oral Drug Replaces Shot, Aims for Greater Efficacy

After early years operating on a shoestring budget, Crinetics Pharmaceuticals is flush with cash to pursue ambitious drug development plans.

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Navy Chooses Boeing Over GA-ASI, Lockheed

The U.S. Navy awarded a six-year, $805 million initial contract to build its MQ-25 Stingray aircraft to Boeing Co.

Althea Expands Into New Manufacturing Space

Ajinomoto Althea Inc., the biopharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing company, has opened a 57,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Sorrento Mesa.

Bold Brew Gets Good Retail Presence, Aims for $1.5M Seed Money

RETAIL: Co-Founders Went Through the SDSI Accelerator

It seems fitting for Jack Doheny and Jake Solomon, founders of Bold Brew Coffee, to have first met at a coffee stand.

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Heater Co. Has Right Material For Growth

PRODUCTION: Oasis Sees Innovative Role in Science And Tech, Including AI

Although Oasis Materials Corp. was originally founded in 2005, its president and founder, Frank Polese, considers 2012 the year his company officially started.

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Coffee Could Be Something Special in Local Agriculture

AG: High-End Crop Targets The Pricey Specialty Market

According to the San Diego County Farm Bureau, San Diego is the top grower of domestic avocados and the No. 1 nursery and floral county in the nation. But these days, local farmers have their eyes set on a new crop: coffee.

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Novo Brazil Expansion Fits New Model for Malls

Beer fanciers looking for a new taste treat could soon head south to Chula Vista, where Novo Brazil is expanding into the Otay Ranch Town Center mall with a $2.5 million micro-brewery, tasting room, restaurant and beer garden.

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Aroma Listens to Its Retailers, Keeps Eye on Economy

RETAIL: Housewares Co. Relies on Business Sense And Wide Product Line

Although keeping a relatively low public profile since launching 41 years ago, San Diego-based Aroma Housewares, mostly known for its rice cookers and multicookers, has managed to become a recognizable name in the small kitchen electric appliances industry.

Finding Weaknesses Is a Strength of ATA

ENGINEERING: Firm Does Analysis, Design and Software

Shake, rattle and roll. That is an admittedly nontechnical explanation of what ATA Engineering Inc. does.

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Capacitor-Maker Maxwell Closes Public Offering

Maxwell Technologies Inc. said Aug. 13 that it closed a public stock offering of 8,580,000 shares at $3.25 per share.

LRAD Grows Revenue, Shrinks Loss

LRAD Corp. reported a net loss of $80,000 on revenue of $7.5 million in its third quarter, which ended June 30.

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