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SDSU to Award Honorary Degrees to Susan Salka and Irwin Zahn

San Diego State University announced it will award honorary doctorates to local health care executive Susan Salka and engineering entrepreneur Irwin Zahn.

Cubic Executive Tapped to Help Develop Transportation System App

A Cubic Corp. executive has joined a group investigating a new idea in public transportation — one that would bill a rider at the end of the month for all the transportation services that particular rider used.

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TRAVEL: Six-Year-Old Airline Still Waiting to Be Cleared for Takeoff

At age 95, the founder of the fledgling — though yet to fly — California Pacific Airlines remains adamant that the region needs a North County alternative to the landlocked San Diego International Airport for commercial air service.

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Torrie Inouye Appointed President of National Funding

Alternative lender National Funding on Monday said it had appointed Torrie Inouye as president after several years as executive vice president of data and analytics.

Grubhub Expands Restaurant-Focused Service to Local Market

Chicago-based Grubhub Inc. has expanded to the San Diego market with its delivery services geared to restaurants that do not currently have in-house delivery staff.

Loftin Firm Has Some Success Stories Worth Applauding

The Loftin Firm P.C. has elected Ariel Bedell a shareholder. Bedell assists clients with a range of residential and commercial real estate matters, provides estate planning guidance to individuals and families, and advises business entities on formation and operational issues. L. Sue Loftin, managing shareholder of The Loftin Firm, was recently awarded the 2016 Businessperson of the Year Award by the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce.

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Bill Could Put Brakes On the Gig Economy

LAW: Independent Contractors May Get New Negotiating Power

It’s shaping up to be one of the major battles between business and labor in Sacramento this year: a bill to allow workers in the so-called “gig economy” to form unionlike organizations.

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iDessert Creates Niche And Deliciously Fills It

DINING: Solid Fundamentals Back the Innovative Concept

A small boy looks on in amazement as he receives his dessert: a colorful, dome-shaped meringue shell filled with gelato, cream and fresh berries, topped with rainbow sprinkles and a chocolate sauce stick, and wrapped in a cloud of dry-ice smoke.

PUC Preliminarily Rejects Sempra's Bid to Build Gas Pipeline

The California Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday preliminarily rejected a bid from San Diego-based Sempra Energy to build a $621 million natural gas pipeline from San Bernardino to Riverside, with a judge finding cheaper and safer options available to improve the company’s gas flow.

New Downtown Marriott Hotels Open at Former Lane Field Site

Developers planned an April 7 formal opening for the first dual-branded Marriott hotels on the former site of the Lane Field ballpark in downtown San Diego, part of a larger mixed-use project now known as BRIC.

Consulting Firm Relocation Strategies Opens Carlsbad Office

Cincinnati-based Relocation Strategies Inc., a franchise company that provides planning and consulting services related to corporate relocations, has opened its first San Diego County office, at 2945 Harding St., Suite 104, in Carlsbad.

Lyft Expanding Line-Based Matching Service to San Diego

Ride-hailing service and technology firm Lyft Inc. is expanding its Lyft Line offering to the San Diego market, matching passengers heading along similar routes into the same vehicle starting during the week of April 11.

San Diego Mesa College to Dedicate $14.3 Million Exercise Science Center

San Diego Mesa College will dedicate its new exercise science center on April 13.

Addiction Recovery Company Opens Center in Hillcrest

Los Angeles-based Convalo Health International Corp., a company providing addiction recovery services, has opened an outpatient behavioral health and addiction recovery center (known as an IOP center) in San Diego.

Rady School's MBA Program Responsible for 115 Startups

The Rady School of Management at UC San Diego announced recently that 115 startups have emerged from the school’s MBA program in the last decade.