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Manchester Sells Majority Stake in Grand Del Mar

TOURISM: The 88% Share Being Bought Is Valued at $230 MillionPrivate equity firm Blum Capital and the parent of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts are acquiring a majority stake in Carmel Valley’s Grand Del Mar resort for a reported $230 million.

By Lou Hirsh April 3, 2015 1:46 p.m.   $$ Share
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Green Features Give ICE an Energy-Saving Edge in Cold Storage

WAREHOUSE: It Also Benefits From Advances in Freezing

For fresh fruit smoothies in the dead of winter or enough hamburger patties to meet the demand for summer barbeques, food companies are increasingly turning to Otay Mesa-based Innovative Cold Storage Enterprises Inc. to store millions of pounds of frozen food year-round.

National University Receives $20M Donation

EDUCATION: Gift To Support Sanford Center Programs

National University announced an anonymous $20 million gift for the national expansion of the Sanford Education Programs.

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Bastyr University Names Powell Its New President

Bastyr University announced the selection of Charles “Mac” Powell as its new president. He will oversee the university’s campuses and clinics located in San Diego and Washington state.

National University Receives $20M Donation to Support Sanford Education Programs

National University announced an anonymous $20 million gift for the national expansion of the Sanford Education Programs. The gift — the largest in the university’s history — combined with a 50 percent matching contribution of $10 million from National University, raises the total amount dedicated to initiatives that support PreK-12 student learning and development to $30 million.

Boost Academy Closes $600K Seed Round of Financing

Boost Academy, Inc., developer of an interactive math tutoring platform for the iPad, announced that it has successfully closed a $600,000 seed round of financing.

IBM VP Joins Grant Thornton's San Diego Office

Chicago-based tax and advisory firm Grant Thornton LLP said Tuesday it was adding a former IBM vice president to its San Diego office as a principal in its advisory practice.

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EDUCATION: College’s Programs Try to Provide A Skilled Workforce

Six students huddled around a set of small boxes in a dark MiraCosta College classroom. Each of the boxes projected a rainbow of light, part of an optics lab to train potential engineers.

UCSD's Rady School to Offer Course on on Fostering Workplace Compassion, Improving Mental Intelligence

The University of California San Diego said its management school will offer a “Mindful Executive” program, a nondegree course series to mentor business leaders on fostering workplace compassion, improving mental intelligence and dealing with difficult conversations.

District Launches the Park Hillcrest Lunch Loop

The Uptown Community Parking District has partnered with the UC San Diego Health System and the Hillcrest Business Association to pilot a project that aims to shift the demand for parking spaces during weekday lunch hours.

Rady School of Management Earns High Marks in Ranking By The Economist

The Rady School of Management at University of California, San Diego, has been ranked 1st in San Diego, 2nd in California and 33rd globally for its Executive MBA (EMBA) program by The Economist magazine.

Campaign to Share the Profession’s Good Side With Community

The San Diego County Bar Association wants us to be civil.

DeVry Names Pace President of S.D. Campus

EDUCATION: He Was Campus Director In Tampa Previously

DeVry University announced the appointment of Gregory Pace as president of its San Diego campus.

Jack in the Box Reports Q2 Net Earnings of $23 Million

Jack in the Box Inc., parent company to its namesake quick-service chain and to the Qdoba Mexican Grill chain, reported net earnings of $23.0 million or 60 cents per diluted share on revenue of $358.1 million during the company’s second quarter, ended April 12.

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DeVry Appoints President to Lead San Diego Campus

DeVry University announced the appointment of Gregory Pace as president of the San Diego campus.

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AMN Healthcare Reports 60 Percent Jump in Net Income

San Diego-based AMN Healthcare reported continuing positive financial results, with a 60 percent year-over-year spike in net income.