Co.’s Lights, Fans Have Growing Impact in International Markets

PRODUCTION: Home Fan Launch Will Provide Another Revenue Stream

If you ask Solatube International Inc., president, Bob Westfall Jr., to describe what the daylight and ventilation systems manufacturing company is about in one sentence, he’d simply say: “fresh air and natural light — that is our business.”

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Royale Energy to Buy Oil Fields

Royale Energy Inc., an El Cajon-based petroleum producer and marketer, said it is in discussions to acquire assets in Texas’ Permian Basin and the greater Los Angeles area.

Green Flash Brewing Co. Opens New Location in Nebraska

San Diego-based Green Flash Brewing Co. has opened its first full-scale restaurant in Lincoln, Nebraska, next to the University of Nebraska campus.

Qualcomm Names 2 New Directors to Board

Additions bring total number of directors to 12.

CPUC Gives OK for SDG&E’s 5 New Energy Storage Facilities

ENERGY: Utility Enlists Five Businesses to Build Lithium-Ion Battery Sites

San Diego Gas & Electric Co. has enlisted the help of five businesses to develop more energy storage within its service territory.

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Activist Investors Seeking Major Changes at Sempra

ENERGY: They See Co. As Unfocused Conglomerate Of Disparate Businesses

Sempra Energy has the potential to grow to at least $139 per share, activist investors said recently as they introduced a proposal to remake the company’s board and streamline its business model by jettisoning certain assets.

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Rosé Continues to Be a Rising Star For Local Wineries

WINERIES: Millennial Palates and Good Prices Help Push Wine’s Sales

In the last several years, rosé has risen in popularity among wine drinkers nationally. Despite being a newer and smaller market compared with its California-based counterparts like Sonoma County, Napa Valley and the Central Coast, San Diego is capitalizing on the trend.

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Canned Wine Stacks Up Against the Competition

Local Wineries See Advantages, But For Now, Fiscal, Size Realities Dilute Their Enthusiasm

Nico Roulston, owner of the Candied Apple Café in Julian known for its breakfast options and barbecue dishes, says he doesn’t serve his customers anything but wine in a can these days.

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Co. Creates, Facilitates CRO Marketplace

PHARMA: Doubles Revenue to $50M reported $50.27 million in 2017 revenue, a whopping increase from $23.07 million in 2016 and $6 million in 2015.

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Kratos Drone Deal Could Exceed $10M

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said June 13 that its Unmanned Systems Division received an engineering services contract that could be worth as much as $10.2 million over five years.

Soundcast Names Tom Dixon Vice President

Soundcast LLC has named Tom Dixon as vice president of sales and marketing.

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3 Former Qualcomm Executives Launch Wireless Startup

Paul Jacobs-led effort to find funding for a buyout of Qualcomm still underway, executives emphasize.

Teradata to Relocate HQ to San Diego from Ohio By Year's End

More than 1,000 people are employed at Teradata's campus in Rancho Bernardo.

Gearbox Hits Right Composite Formulas

RETAIL: Sports Co. Cultivates Next Generation Of Players and Paddles

It was during his five-year stint in the United States military that Rafael Filippini, founder and president of Gearbox Sports, discovered the game — and the business — of racquetball.

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Jewelry Designer’s Brush With Royalty Doesn’t Change Her Plans

RETAIL: She Won’t Pursue Big-Box Venue, Prefers Boutiques

Although Lisette Polny has accepted her newfound fame after making headlines recently for designing the bridesmaids’ keepsakes for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s royal wedding, the Encinitas-based jewelry designer doesn’t plan to sell in big-box stores any time soon.

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