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Jack’s Leader Faces Old, New Challenges With Decision Not to Sell

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Lenny Comma, CEO of San Diego-based Jack in the Box Inc., isn’t one for gossip. He won’t talk extensively about the NFA, or the National Jack in the Box Franchisee Association, which has called for the replacement of Comma multiple times in the last few months following a vote of “no confidence."

Tocagen Confident in Clinical Trial for Cancer Drug

Pharma: Analyst Says Main Targets Must Be Hit

Tocagen recently reported that a clinical trial of its brain cancer drug candidate will continue after an interim analysis. Afterward,its stock fell sharply, but company analysts were still mostly optimistic that the San Diego drug maker will deliver.

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Company Puts Beach in Most People’s Reach

Product Gives Wheelchairs Access Through the Sand

A San Diego entrepreneur is developing a solution to help adaptive surfers and other outdoors enthusiasts navigate bumpy surfaces, where wheelchairs often sink. Kelly Twichel, an occupational therapist, founded Access Trax last February.

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SD 500: Caroline Winn

Caroline Winn became COO in 2017; previously she was chief energy delivery officer.

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Leadership Test Is on Menu at Jack in the Box

Jack in the Box CEO Lenny Comma must have had dreams of driving up to a fast-food window and the cashier asking if he wants strategic alternatives with that burger. Well, things have sorted out at San Diego-based Jack in the Box.

Construction Software Co., eSUB, Raises $12 Million

software: Funding Is $20M+

Wendy Rogers weathered industry skepticism and the Great Recession in building her software-as-a-service company, eSUB Construction Software Inc. San Diego-based startup eSUB Construction Software raised $12 million in a Series B funding round on May 29.

Inventor Takes the Stylish Route With Twist It Up Comb

STARTUP: ‘Shark Tank’ Boosts Interest; Co. Battles Knock Offs

Founded in 2016 by CEO Noel Durity, a San Diego-based real estate broker, Twist It Up Comb came about after Durity realized using an actual tennis racket in a circular motion to twist his afro-centric hair was not only functional, but also cost-effective and sanitary; most twisting products currently in the market are porous sponges that tend to wear out after time.

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Societe Brewing Partners with Scout for Distribution

According to a news release, Societe self-distributed for seven years, since launching in 2012.

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Atlanta Developer Building Amazon Facility in Otay Mesa

PROPERTY: Two Million Square Feet Project May Draw Other Companies

A four-story distribution center that would be among the largest industrial buildings in San Diego County is being built for Amazon on a 65-acrce site in Otay Mesa.

Entrepreneur Adds Beauty, Wellness Opportunity to Her Ventures

RETAIL: Plans Complete Line of Hemp-Based Products Free of THC

For the last 20 years or so, Gina Champion-Cain has made a name for herself in San Diego, mostly in the real estate, hospitality and retail industries.

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Evofem at Critical Stretch with Potential New Birth Control

BIOTECH: Contraceptive Gel Is Part of CEO's Health Mission for Women

Evofem Biosciences wants to be the next big thing in birth control. After a long road, the San Diego biotech finds itself in a pivotal stretch.

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Saudi Arabia Talks LNG Imports, Partnership With Sempra

Under the deal, Saudi Aramco would take a 25 percent stake in Sempra LNG's Port Arthur, Texas plant, which has yet to be financed and built. Sempra would export 5 million metric tons of LNG per year to Saudi Aramco.

Tiled Raises $1.5M, Hires Former Adobe Exec

SOFTWARE: Co.’s Interactive Marketing Gets Some Big Attention

Tiled, a Rancho Bernardo startup that helps companies make interactive marketing content, raised $1.5 million in a seed round that closed on May 20.

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Licensing Business May Be on the Line

LEGAL: Qualcomm Case To Take Time to Play Out

It seemed like Qualcomm Inc. was in the clear after the company struck a settlement with Apple Inc. The deal removed several of Qualcomm’s largest legal obstacles, and returned one of its largest customers for the next six years.

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