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Panel Addresses Missed Opportunities in San Diego Workforce

WORKFORCE: Low Participation of Women, ‘Disconnected Youth’ CitedLocal 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.

By John Cox October 20, 2016 4:01 p.m.   Share
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Creativity is Key to Our Future Tech Workforce

Recent talk suggests San Diego’s future as a frontrunner in the tech industry is here. As the city evolves into its predicted tech haven, much like Silicon Valley, will our workforce be up to snuff? To ensure our future workforce is ready to take the reins, the obvious answer is to squeeze STEM education into San Diego’s youth — but that approach neglects a key element.

Partner Puts Mettle to the Pedal to Support Fellow Athletes

Jake Ryan was one of the 135 bike riders who recently participated in the 11th annual “Mazda Foundation Million Dollar Challenge” organized by the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF).

Dual Agency Brings Up Questions of Fiduciary Transparency

LAW: Real Estate Agents Face Conflict Of Interest Issues

California moved last year to require disclosures by commercial real estate brokers who represent both the buyer and seller in a deal, reflecting an internal policy that already existed at many brokerages and the legal standard for residential brokers.

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Old Town Office Property to Become Hotel After $2.2 Million Purchase

San Diego-headquartered Hotel Investment Group (HIG) has acquired an Old Town office complex for $2.2 million, with plans to convert it into an extended-stay boutique hotel.

Sempra Energy Seeks Approval to Build Texas Natural Gas Facility

Sempra Energy subsidiaries have filed a federal application to site, build and operate a natural gas liquefaction facility in southeast Texas.

Sempra Subsidiary SoCalGas Settles Gas Leak Case for $4M

A judge on Tuesday certified a $4 million settlement between Los Angeles County prosecutors and Sempra Energy subsidiary Southern California Gas Co., clearing the company of a criminal charge related to a gas leak at its Aliso Canyon storage facilities. It also denied a request by a group of local residents that the resolution be thrown out in favor of one that would include restitution for them.

Trucept Inc. Relocating to Florida

Trucept Inc., a professional employer organization that also provides health care staffing, announced Tuesday it had relocated its headquarters from San Diego to Tampa, Fla.

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Andaz San Diego Opens New Meeting, Events Space After Renovation

Andaz San Diego has opened a new meeting and events space called The Gallery, following a $400,000 renovation at the Gaslamp Quarter hotel.

Sempra Subsidiary Withdraws From Negotiations on Peru Pipeline

Sempra International has withdrawn from talks it had hoped would allow the company to participate in a $6.5 billion natural gas pipeline project in Peru.

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E-Commerce Site Aims to Serve Those Who Serve the Nation

RETAIL: GovX Includes Ticketing Division for Events, Hotel Rooms

GovX Inc. — which recently pulled in $3.7 million in new investment — does not operate a typical e-commerce website.

San Diego Hotel Revenue Grows 4.1 Percent in First 10 Months

San Diego County hotels posted a 4.1 percent gain in revenue in the first 10 months of 2016, topping $2.29 billion, with year-over-year increases on most key metrics, according to the latest monthly data from research firm STR.

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Be Thankful for Socially Responsible Businesses

Saturday after Thanksgiving arrives with all the branded tote bags, coupons and Twitter hashtags common to American shopping spree days, thinly veiled as real holidays.

Freestone to Serve as 2017 President of S.D. Bar Association

Loren Freestone, partner with Higgs Fletcher & Mack LLP, will serve as president of the San Diego County Bar Association in 2017.

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Personalization Platform Takes Guesswork Out of E-Commerce

SOFTWARE: Aim Is to Personalize the Experience In a Variety of Ways

There is a reason supermarkets put candy bars and copies of the National Enquirer by the check-out line.

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Foam Ban Carries A Cost for Eateries

LAW: Encinitas Action Attempts to Cut Pollution

Encinitas restaurateurs have about six months to replace the disposable plastic food containers and coffee cups they use to keep food and drinks warm.