San Diego Business Journal


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GA-ASI Awarded $371 Million Air Force Contract

The U.S. Air Force placed a $371 million order with Poway-based General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. for 30 Reaper remotely operated unmanned aircraft.

Callaway Golf Announces Quarterly Dividend

Carlsbad-based Callaway Golf Co. declared a penny-per-share dividend on Aug. 10.

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BEVERAGE: S.D. Coffee Culture Advances To the Next Level

San Diego’s craft beer brewers — with their sophisticated palates and purist culture — may be priming the region for another kind of brew business: artisan coffee.

AleSmith Brewing Extends Distribution to Australia via New Partnership

San Diego-headquartered AleSmith Brewing Co. has expanded its distribution into Australia through a new partnership with that country’s Experienceit Beverages.

Royale Energy Posts Q2 Earnings

El Cajon-based oil and gas producer Royale Energy Inc. on Tuesday announced it had raised $2.5 million. The company also reported a net loss of nearly a half-million dollars in the second quarter of the year.

Kratos Defense & Security Hikes 2016 Revenue Forecast

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. increased its revenue forecast for 2016 by $10 million, to $659 million, when it took the wraps off of its second quarter financial results on Aug. 4.

Strong Sales Lift Callaway Golf's Q2 Earnings

Callaway Golf Co. — the Carlsbad maker of balls, clubs and golf accessories — reported a 140 percent improvement in second quarter earnings and got a surprise gift from a competitor.

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Kombucha Tasting Room Enters the Mix

BEVERAGE: Drink Is Touted as Healthful And Tasty Treat

A new local brewery in Old Town is jumping on the kombucha bandwagon, opening a tasting room in San Diego where the fizzy beverage is brewed.

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Founder White, 3 Other Leaders Leave Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits

Four leaders of San Diego’s Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits – including founder Jack White, chief operating officer Yuseff Cherney and CEO Jim Buechler – have left the company to pursue other interests, the Miramar-based brewer confirmed.

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Coronado Brewing Co. Names Two Chief Operating Officers

Coronado Brewing Co. has appointed longtime employees Brandon Richards and Kasey Chapman to the shared role of chief operating officer.

DJO Global Posts $293 Million in Net Sales for Second Quarter

San Diego medical device maker DJO Global reported a bump to its net sales in the second quarter.

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Couple Open Kombucha Tasting Room in Old Town

A new local brewery in Old Town is jumping on the kombucha bandwagon, opening a tasting room in San Diego where the fizzy beverage is brewed.

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Verdezyne Appoints New CFO

Verdezyne Inc., a synthetic biology company producing biobased chemicals, announced the appointment of David Kelsey as chief financial officer.

Escondido-Based Custom Blow Molding Acquired by Missouri Plastics Manufacturer

A Missouri-based manufacturer has acquired Escondido’s Custom Blow Molding, a producer of packaging and containers for the sports nutrition and nutraceuticals market. Terms of the deal announced Monday were not disclosed.

San Diego-Based Blue Seas Fabrication Opens Operation

Blue Seas Fabrication has opened for business.