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Sleep Clinic Co. Makes House Calls

HEALTH: Telemedicine May Play Key Role in ExpansionTiming and technology. Those are the keys factors driving growth at Sleep Data LLC, said company President Bretton Hevener.

By Jessica King May 18, 2017 1:48 p.m.   $$ Share

San Diego Hotels See Continued Growth in Occupancy, Revenue

San Diego County’s hotels continued to post strong post-recession metrics in the first four months of 2017, with total revenue rising 7.4 percent from the year-ago period, according to the latest monthly data from research firm STR.

By Lou Hirsh May 24, 2017 11:28 a.m. share »

Jack in the Box Mulling Options for Qdoba Division

San Diego-based Jack in the Box Inc. has retained Morgan Stanley & Co. to assist the company’s board in evaluating “potential alternatives” with respect to its struggling Qdoba restaurant division.

By Lou Hirsh May 18, 2017 4:08 p.m. share »
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Grocer Trader Joe’s Opening New Store at SDSU

Specialty grocer Trader Joe’s plans a May 19 opening for its new store at San Diego State University’s South Campus Plaza. The store at 5140 College Ave. is the 15th in San Diego County for the Monrovia-based retailer.

By Lou Hirsh May 18, 2017 1:24 p.m. share »

SDSU Disengages from Talks on SoccerCity Project

San Diego State University has disengaged from talks on the proposed SoccerCity development in Mission Valley, a move that developers of the mixed-use project contend could negatively impact the university’s football program.

By Lou Hirsh May 17, 2017 2:59 p.m. share »
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Ricky Shabazz Named President of S.D. City College

San Diego City College has named Ricky Shabazz, a vice president with San Bernardino Valley College, as its new president.

By Sarah de Crescenzo May 17, 2017 11:16 a.m. share »
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Roush Appointed Interim President of San Diego State University

California State University Chancellor Timothy White has appointed Sally Roush to serve as interim president of San Diego State University, starting July 1. University officials said Roush will serve in that capacity until a new president is selected by the CSU Board of Trustees.

By Lou Hirsh May 15, 2017 12:43 p.m. share »

Want More Jobs? Then Don’t Cut Job Training

During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump appealed to working-class voters by promising to bring jobs back to the U.S. This is certainly an important goal, but job creation is only half of the jobs equation.

May 15, 2017 10:37 a.m. share »

Local Attorneys Stand Tall in Legal Battle With a Retail Giant

Local Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP attorneys earned a unanimous trial victory for leading San Diego digital agency Cuker Interactive LLC in a long-running case against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas — Fayetteville Division. After more than three years of litigation, an Arkansas jury found in favor of Cuker on numerous trade secret claims and awarded Cuker $12.4 million in damages.

By Randy Frisch May 15, 2017 10:09 a.m. share »
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These 3 e-Learning Companies Want You to Know…

Would-be CPAs studying into the night. Doctors wanting to keep their skills current. Corporate executives trying to turn mandated training into something palatable … maybe even entertaining.

By Brad Graves May 15, 2017 9:23 a.m. share »
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Families Merge, Create $4B Meat Empire

The Leavy family knows their meats. Earlier this year, National City-based Harvest Food Distributors, run by brothers Jay Leavy and Kevin Leavy, was trucking more than 14 million pounds of meat to independent grocers and ethnic markets each week.

By Sarah de Crescenzo May 15, 2017 9:20 a.m. share »

For Journalists and Teachers, Lessons in Rent Affordability

Teachers, when it comes to the financial crush of rising apartments rents, we in the journalism profession feel your pain.

By Lou Hirsh May 12, 2017 1:53 p.m. share »

Feds May Have Nixed Sale of Hotel del Coronado

Six months after its planned sale of Hotel del Coronado to a Chinese insurance company was apparently scuttled by scrutiny from federal officials, the iconic property remains in the portfolio of owner Blackstone Group LP.

By Lou Hirsh May 12, 2017 11:05 a.m. share »
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Andaz San Diego Hotel Names New General Manager

Shane Nicolopoulos has been named general manager of Andaz San Diego, overseeing all operations of the 159-room boutique hotel in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter.

By Lou Hirsh May 10, 2017 3:09 p.m. share »
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Valin Brown Named CEO of Alliant Educational Foundation

The San Diego-based Alliant Educational Foundation has named Valin Brown, formerly senior vice president and chief development officer for United Way of San Diego County, its new chief executive officer.

By Sarah de Crescenzo May 10, 2017 3:05 p.m. share »

Transit Contractor Closing, Laying Off 538 Workers

First Transit, the contractor that provides some of North County’s bus drivers, is shutting down its Oceanside office and laying off 538 local employees.

By Brittany Meiling May 10, 2017 2:59 p.m. share »