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Not Fit For Work

New Rules Limit Reach and Rewards Of Some Employee Wellness ProgramsFor years, the promise of improved health wasn’t the only thing attracting workers to the wellness programs Xavier Serrano helped local employers set up. Cash was a big incentive, as well.

By John Cox October 13, 2016 4:13 p.m.   $$ Share

Awards Raise Support for Victims of Human Rights Violations

More than 375 legal professionals and guests helped honor some terrific individuals last week at Casa Cornelia Law Center’s Ninth Annual La Mancha Awards.

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Panel Addresses Missed Opportunities in San Diego Workforce

WORKFORCE: Low Participation of Women, ‘Disconnected Youth’ Cited

Local housing costs remain as intractable as ever, but at a recent brainstorming session on the region’s economic hurdles, San Diego business people proposed hopeful strategies for turning around the underrepresentation of women in the workforce and the relatively large share of young people not working or going to school.

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Hungry Startup Is Targeting the Restaurant and Hospitality Business

WORKFORCE: Hiring Site Serves Eateries and Employees

Cody Barbo looks uncharacteristically tired as we walk through the coworking space he calls home, settling at a table drenched in afternoon sun. The light casts shadows under his eyes and his hair — normally perfectly coiffed — is ever so slightly mussed.

East Village Project With Ritz-Carlton Hotel Gets City Approval

The San Diego City Council has approved the city’s first Ritz-Carlton Hotel, along with a Whole Foods grocery store and housing, in a $400 million mixed-use development project in East Village.

SDSU to Offer Online Business Administration Degree

San Diego State University is launching an online undergraduate business administration degree program.

Betty Ford Center to Open Treatment Center in Del Mar Heights

The Betty Ford Center plans to open a new outpatient addiction treatment center in mid-December in Del Mar Heights.

Ray Padilla Hired to Run Odgers Law Group's New Mission Valley Office

San Diego estate planning law firm Odgers Law Group has opened an office in Mission Valley and hired attorney Ray Padilla to run it.

Sempra's Mexican Subsidiary Exceeds Goal in Private/Public Offering

Sempra Energy announced its Mexican subsidiary has raised more than anticipated in a public and private offering of common stock set to close Oct. 19, selling the equivalent of $1.575 billion, or 10 percent more than originally expected.

Demand Answers Before Buying into $17B Plan

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is mounting a major PR campaign in San Diego County — including an Oct. 3 commentary in the SDBJ — based on its assertion that “we need California WaterFix” to ensure a reliable water supply for Southern California.

Sempra and Government Officials Dedicate Solar Facility to Serve Marines, Navy

Representatives of Sempra U.S. Gas & Power joined U.S. Department of the Navy and Department of Energy officials Oct. 14 in dedicating a 210-megawatt-DC solar facility near Phoenix that will provide one-third of the power for 14 Navy and Marine Corps installations in California.

Tourism Marketing District Accepting Program Funding Applications

The San Diego Tourism Marketing District (TMD) has begun accepting applications from organizations for the potential funding of sales and marketing programs within the city of San Diego.

Grocer Lazy Acres Opening First Local Store in Encinitas

Natural and organic foods grocer Lazy Acres Natural Market plans an Oct. 15 public opening for its new store in Encinitas, which will be its first in San Diego County.

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Buchholz Named New GM at L’Auberge Del Mar Resort

Terry Buchholz has been appointed general manager of the 121-room L’Auberge Del Mar resort in Del Mar, operator Destination Hotels announced.

Spotlight Is on Legal Community Leadership at This Ceremony

The Bernard E. Witkin Award ceremony recognizing distinguished service in the legal community will be held Oct. 20 at the downtown branch of the San Diego Law Library.

South County Seeks Business Opportunities

Report: Forum Fleshes Out Ideas to Attract Good Jobs

Good-paying jobs may be in short supply around South County, but ideas for creating more of them abounded at an economic summit exploring ways to invigorate an area that is home to almost one in five San Diego County residents but only one in 10 of the region’s jobs.