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Port Commissioners Choose Brigantine Plan to Redevelop Anthony’s Site

San Diego port commissioners have approved a staff recommendation favoring Brigantine Inc.’s proposal to redevelop the current downtown waterfront site of the iconic Anthony’s Fish Grotto.

U.S. Supreme Court Decision Upholds KFx Medical Corp. Patent Infringement Award

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied a petition by Arthrex, a Florida-based orthopedic medical device company, to review a case where damages for patent infringement were awarded to San Diego-based KFx Medical Corp.

ID Analytics Names Eric Lindeen VP of Marketing

ID Analytics, a consumer risk management firm, announced the appointment of Eric Lindeen as the vice president of marketing, reporting directly to the CEO Scott Carter.

Luxury InterContinental Hotel Planned for Former Lane Field Site

A 400-room luxury InterContinental Hotel is planned for the southeast portion of the former Lane Field ballpark site in downtown San Diego, where construction is well underway to the north on a dual-branded Marriott hotel.

BDO USA Is Acquiring Carlsbad-based CEA LLP

National accounting and consulting firm BDO USA LLP will acquire Carlsbad-based CEA LLP next month, expanding BDO’s staff to about 90 and making it the fifth-largest accounting firm in the county, the companies announced.

Rouse Confirms Purchase of Westfield Carlsbad Mall for $170 Million

New York-based Rouse Properties Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of Westfield Carlsbad mall for $170 million, confirming a prior Westfield Inc. notification to the city that the property will change hands.

It’s Time to Put an End to Private Prisons

On Oct. 30, Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic candidate for president, tweeted: “We need to end private prisons. Protecting public safety...should never be outsourced or left to unaccountable corporations.” While Clinton’s call to end mass incarceration, including prison time for minor drug offenses which disproportionately affects African-Americans, was clearly a political move to shore up her support among minority voters, her campaign promise was right on point.

Best of the Bar Lets You Put Spotlight on Deserving Colleagues

You know some really terrific attorneys. You should nominate at least one of them for the third annual San Diego Business Journal’s Best of the Bar. This annual recognition of local legal talent is a showcase for San Diego’s top attorneys, who are nominated and vetted by their peers. It is a great resource for San Diegans who need legal services, and a resume booster for anyone nominated. It will only take you a few minutes to nominate at the Business Journal website.

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Employers, Schools Still Missing Mark in Workforce Training

ECONOMY: Despite Need For Coordination, It’s Often Not a Priority

San Diego employers, schools and job training programs need to step up their collective efforts to better prepare the local workforce for careers in the region’s top sectors, including manufacturing, life sciences, technology, health care and clean energy, according to a recent report from San Diego Workforce Partnership (SDWP).

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Rubio’s Will Test The Waters in Florida

DINING: Acquiring 8 Locations May Ease Challenges of Expansion

Carlsbad-based Rubio’s Restaurants Inc. will soon open the first East Coast locations in its 32-year history, with the company set to acquire and rebrand eight Florida locations of Lime Fresh Mexican Grill, currently owned by Ruby Tuesday Inc.

Cal Western's Community Law Project Awarded $5,000 Grant

The California Western School of Law’s efforts to provide free legal advice to low-income clients have been awarded a $5,000 grant from the American College of Bankruptcy.

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Eight Companies Submit Bids for Local Haggen Stores

Eight companies have submitted bids for 24 of the 25 San Diego County locations being shut down by Haggen Inc., according to filings in the grocer’s bankruptcy case.

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Local Study Reveals Two-Thirds of Nurses Over 54 Considering Retirement

Nearly two-thirds of registered nurses over 54 are now considering retirement, according to AMN Healthcare and its Center for the Advancement of Healthcare Professionals.

Encore Capital Group Says Q3 Revenues Up 5 Percent

Encore Capital Group, the largest buyer of defaulted credit card debt, said third-quarter revenues were up 5 percent to $288 million, but the company recorded a net loss of $11 million stemming from its $52 million settlement in September with federal regulators for allegedly deceptive tactics.

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Pizza Restaurant Company Names Tremblay as New CEO

Flippin’ Pizza has appointed restaurant industry veteran Peter Tremblay as its new CEO, the San Diego-based operator of fast-casual pizza restaurants announced.