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Raken Throws Its Hard Hat Into Construction Software Ring

Kyle Slager is the first to admit he’s no construction expert. Still, the Ohio native who came to California by way of Rhode Island has spent some time on job sites. That’s what happens when your father is a real estate developer.

By Sarah de Crescenzo March 23, 2017 1:44 p.m. share »
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Robert Struble Appointed CEO of Vista-Based Directed

Former digital radio executive Robert J. “Bob” Struble has been appointed CEO of Directed, a vehicle security, remote start and connected car services company based in Vista.

By John Cox March 20, 2017 2:33 p.m. share »
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No Craft Needed: Three S.D. Cos. Among Nation's Top 50 Beer Makers

Landing on a list of the nation’s top craft brewing companies is one thing, but three local brewers have pulled off an arguably more impressive feat by being ranked among the country’s top 50 overall beer makers, craft or no.

By John Cox March 16, 2017 4:08 p.m. share »

Three S.D. County Breweries Make Top 50 List

The Brewers Association released its annual rankings of the top 50 U.S. beer companies based on 2016 sales volumes.

By Tarcy Connors March 15, 2017 5:49 p.m. share »
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San Diego, Tijuana Mayors Reaffirm Cross-Border Commitment

The new mayor of Tijuana is embracing his predecessor’s agreement to strengthen cross-border collaboration between San Diego and Tijuana.

March 13, 2017 5:46 p.m. share »

A More Compact Power Source Adds to Railgun's Punishing Possibilities

General Atomics said it has created a new power source for electromagnetic railguns — one that does more with less.

By Brad Graves March 10, 2017 4:05 p.m. share »
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Cubic Corp. Introduces Fold-Up Satellite Antenna

Cubic Corp. rolled out two new products in its GATR Technologies military satellite line on March 7.

By Brad Graves March 7, 2017 3:08 p.m. share »

Atyr Drug Candidate Given "Orphan" Status by European Regulators

Local drugmaker aTyr Pharma has received a special regulatory classification in Europe for one of its drug programs, granting the company a number of perks.

By Brittany Meiling March 3, 2017 11:35 a.m. share »
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Turning Tourism Into a Cash Crop

Seven years ago, George and Kim Murray left their management jobs at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station to start a business devoted to their love of wine-making.

By Lou Hirsh March 2, 2017 1:48 p.m. share »

China Complicating Maxwell Technologies' Efforts to Regain Footing

Buffeted by market forces — including the ups and downs of a major customer, the Chinese bus manufacturing sector — San Diego-based Maxwell Technologies Inc. announced continued losses, a plan to restructure and plans to buy a competitor on Feb. 28.

By Brad Graves February 28, 2017 4:32 p.m. share »

FDA Gives Tocagen's Drug Combination Breakthrough Therapy Status

San Diego drugmaker Tocagen has won breakthrough therapy designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, giving the company quick access to regulators as it advances a combination therapy for brain cancer.

By Brittany Meiling February 26, 2017 1:06 p.m. share »

Getting a Ship Out of Water Is Something to See

Imagine having to back a very big Cadillac into a tight parking place over the space of two hours, and you’ll get some idea of what it’s like to bring a 684-foot U.S. Navy ship into dry dock.

By Brad Graves February 24, 2017 2:08 p.m. share »

S.D.-Based Company Could Receive Up to $47.5M in Navy Orders

San Diego-based Cypher Analytics, doing business as Crown Point Systems, is in line to receive as much as $47.5 million in awards over five years for electronic equipment, specifically information communication technology and equipment.

By Brad Graves February 24, 2017 10:03 a.m. share »
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Flux’s Gamble Got the Market to Bet on Its Product

Ron Dutt had only just started as CEO at Flux Power Holdings Inc., but it looked to him like product development was taking a precariously long time.

By John Cox February 23, 2017 12:42 p.m. share »

Malin Space Science Wins $10.9 Million Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded Malin Space Science Systems Inc. of Sorrento Mesa a $10.9 million contract for space-qualified visible cameras for geosynchronous operations.

By Brad Graves February 22, 2017 4:46 p.m. share »