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Birth of a Blockbuster?

PHARMA: Acadia Prepares To Launch Drug to Treat Parkinson’s Psychosis

Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. has earned the greenlight from regulators to sell a valuable antipsychotic drug. The medication, potentially worth billions, quells the hallucinations and delusions experienced by Parkinson’s disease patients. And it’s the first of its kind.

Stone Brewing Initiates $100 Million Craft Beer Investment Company

Stone Brewing Co. CEO Greg Koch has announced the formation of True Craft, a $100 million company geared toward investing in smaller craft breweries to help them remain independent.

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Ballast Point Takes Overseas Delivery of Large New Storage Tanks

The Port of San Diego recently received a shipment of four 24-ton fermentation and storage tanks bound for Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits, as the brewer expands production at its main facility in Miramar.

Finistere Ventures, International Farming Corp. Launch Willow Hill Ventures

An agricultural technology and life sciences venture capital investor, Finistere Ventures, LLC, partnered with International Farming Corp., an institutional farmland owner in North Carolina, to launch Willow Hill Ventures.

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Kombucha Brewer May Give ‘Healthy Buzz’ New Meaning

Co. Gets Good Distributor, Locks In Key Supplier in China

Healthy booze is in many ways an oxymoron, but a new craft brewery in Chula Vista says its alcoholic drinks may come with a wholesome upside.

Callaway Golf Reports Q1 Net Income of $38.4 Million

Callaway Golf Co., the Carlsbad maker of clubs, balls and golf accessories, reported net income of $38.4 million, or 40 cents per diluted share, on net sales of $274.1 million during its first quarter, which ended March 31.

‘Excess Infrastructure’ Report Prompts Concerns over Closures

The 2017 Pentagon budget will come into a little more focus later this month as the House Armed Services Committee looks over the National Defense Authorization Act. It’s a big deal because the Pentagon spends a lot in San Diego County: $24.8 billion in fiscal 2015. That’s according to analysis by SDMAC, the San Diego Military Advisory Council.

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The Magnolia State Christened at General Dynamics NASSCO

General Dynamics NASSCO was scheduled to christen the tanker Magnolia State on Saturday, April 23.

Army Deals Worth $17.6 Million for GA-ASI

The U.S. Army recently awarded aerospace engineering work to General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., which builds the Army’s Grey Eagle unmanned aircraft.

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Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees, but What About Near Them?

GREEN: City Aims for More Trees, Seeing Benefit To Business, Homeowners

Trees are good for business. That’s what one downtown neighborhood has found and what many more might find with the city’s latest effort to increase the number of trees in San Diego.

LRAD Corp. Receives $490,000 Award From Foreign Customer

Electronics maker LRAD Corp. said on April 14 that it received an award worth slightly less than a half-million dollars from a coast guard agency in an unspecified country in Southeast Asia. It is a repeat customer.

Watkins Manufacturing Rebrands as Watkins Wellness

Watkins Manufacturing Corp., the world’s largest manufacturer of hot tubs, has rebranded under the name Watkins Wellness following its acquisition of Endless Pools Inc. last year.

San Diego, Tijuana Mayors to Welcome World Leaders to San Diego Region

San Diego Mayor Kevin L. Falcouner and Tijuana Mayor Jorge Astiazarán will welcome more than 50 world leaders to San Diego on April 14 for an innovation and investment tour.

WD-40 Reports Q2 Net Income of $13.7 Million

WD-40 Co., which produces its namesake lubricant as well as other chemicals, reported net income of $13.7 million, or 94 cents per diluted share, on net sales of $94.6 million in the second quarter ending Feb. 29.

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CleverMade Came on Scene Ready With Products, Production

RETAIL: Co.’s Crates, Baskets Attracted Major Retailers

KitchenAid, Rubbermaid and now CleverMade. A Carlsbad company is coming into the saturated storage industry with collapsible, space-saving options for crates and baskets that are mobile, a solution for anyone on the move, camping or packing for college.