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Planned Hotels Would Be Boost for Oceanside

TOURISM: City Will Get Much Needed Meeting SpaceA $150 million resort development being planned in downtown Oceanside includes what would be that city’s first full-service hotel, as it seeks its share of a growing influx of North County coastal visitors and related economic benefits.

By Lou Hirsh September 5, 2014 3:06 p.m.   $$ Share
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GREEN: As Costs Plummet, Noble Sees Growing Uses for Innovative Building Material

A San Diego based company has turned cardboard, dryer lint, paper — and occasionally even cow pies — into a building material that is lighter and more versatile than its wood, plastic and aluminum predecessors.

National University to Offer Scholarships to City Employees

National University, the second-largest private, nonprofit university in California, has been named the City of San Diego’s Preferred Employee Education Program Partner and is providing scholarship opportunities to the city’s 10,000 employees.

Huver Steps Up to Lead Role of San Diego County Bar

Richard Huver will be sworn in as the San Diego County Bar Association’s president for 2015 on Dec. 5, at the organization’s annual “Stepping Up to the Bar,” holiday celebration.

County Jobless Rate Drops to 5.8 Percent in October

San Diego County’s unemployment rate dipped to 5.8 percent in October, down 0.1 percent from September, as the region added a net of 12,500 jobs during the month, according to the state’s Employment Development Department.

Seven More Cities Join HERO Program

Seven more cities in San Diego County officially launched Home Energy Renovation Opportunity programs allowing home owners and commercial property owners to install energy and water efficiency improvements without any capital outlay and repayments made on property tax bills.

PetCo Purchases Online Supplier Drs. Foster and Smith

Petco, the San Diego-based pet supplies retailer that operates about 1,300 stores, said it agreed to purchase Wisconsin-based Drs. Foster and Smith, an online pet supply company that specializes in pet care and education, for an undisclosed price.

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SDSU Begins Work on $143 Million Mixed-Use Project

San Diego State University has broken ground on South Campus Plaza, a $143 million mixed-use student housing and retail project slated for completion in fall 2016.

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Ralphs Plans to Hire 1,200 in Southern California

Ralphs Grocery Co. of Los Angeles has announced plans to fill an estimated 1,200 permanent positions at its supermarkets in Southern California.

Fresh Health Vending Reports Q1 Revenue of $1.85 Million

Fresh Health Vending International Inc., a San Diego franchisor of vending machines dispensing healthy snacks, reported fiscal 2015 first quarter revenue of $1.85 million, down 8.3 percent from the like quarter of the prior fiscal year.

$60 Million Math-Science Building Planned at Southwestern College

The San Diego office of general contractor Rudolph and Sletten was recently awarded the construction contract for a $60 million Math, Science and Engineering Building planned at Southwestern College in Chula Vista.

Merger Approval Subject of Overland Storage's Shareholders Meeting

Overland Storage Inc., the San Diego provider of data storage systems, set a special shareholders meeting for Nov. 28 to approve the company’s merger with Ontario, Canada-based Sphere 3D, but approval would appear to be a foregone conclusion.

California Western School of Law Takes First Prize in Competition

In a showdown mock trial competition involving San Diego’s three law schools, California Western School of Law came out on top, besting the litigator teams from Thomas Jefferson and University of San Diego schools of law.

Rady's Intellectual Capital Ranked No. 1 by Bloomberg Businessweek

The Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego ranked 1st in the United States in intellectual capital in Bloomberg Businessweek’s business school rankings.

Haskell Construction Acquires Consultants FreemanWhite

Haskell, a national design, engineering and construction firm, announced it has acquired FreemanWhite, a Charlotte-based consulting and design practice focused exclusively on the health care sector. FreemanWhite has an office in San Diego.

WEST Consultants Awarded $4.9M Army Corps of Engineers Contract

San Diego-based WEST Consultants Inc. recently announced a $4.9 million contract from the U.S Army Corps of Engineers.