SD SERVICES

Specialty Insurance Co. Takes on The Big Risks of Disaster Coverage

When a natural disaster strikes somewhere in the United States, San Diego’s Palomar Specialty Insurance Co. is likely to be paying close attention.

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Quick Pitch Competition Names Top 10 Finalists

The top 10 finalists have been named for the John G. Watson Quick Pitch Competition, including a range of companies from biotechnology, social platforms and software-as-a-service.

Urban Plates Closes $38 Million Facility

The Cardiff-based company currently has 13 locations in California.

20 S.D. Cos. to Join MetroConnect Program to Boost Reach

Participants include small- and mid-sized companies in a variety of sectors, including biotech, defense, manufacturing and consumer goods. To date, 45 companies have participated in the program, generating $15 million in new export sales.

Bumble Bee Foods Names Chief Growth Officer

Part of Bumble Bee’s growth initiatives includes a strategic transformation that will roll out over the next year.

Signatures to Repeal Short-Term Rentals Ordinance Verified

The petition will be presented to the San Diego City Council at its Oct. 8 meeting.

EDITORIAL: SDSU West Best for Region’s Long-Term Goals

SDSU West Best for Region’s Long-Term Goals

Once the Chargers bolted for Los Angeles, the SDCCU Stadium site, the largest parking lot west of the Mississippi, should have presented San Diego leaders with a clean slate for a grand visionary project we could rally around. Instead, voters face two choices of development by ballot box initiatives, and the Mission Valley site has become yet another example of how difficult it is to get projects done in San Diego.

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Decision 2018: Mission Valley - Sports, Entertainment District At Core Of SoccerCity

As its name suggest, soccer is the big draw in the SoccerCity proposal for redeveloping the Mission Valley site of the former Qualcomm Stadium.

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Decision 2018: Mission Valley - SDSU West Prioritizes Tech Center, Campus Expansion

San Diego State University is bursting at the seams, and a ballot measure that would give the university the right to develop the former Qualcomm Stadium site into a second campus is meant to provide what school officials said is much-needed relief.

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Hotel Workers Authorize Strike

Westin San Diego Gaslamp hotel targeted as part of national drive by labor union.

Good Source Is Hunter, Gatherer for Institutional Food

SERVICE: Organized, Corporate Approach Applied to Food Service

More times than not, when food items are off spec based on color, size or shape, they are considered food waste and tossed in the nearest garbage can. But since 1989, Carlsbad-based Good Source Solutions has been helping to reduce the amount of food that goes to the landfills by finding homes for those visually-unappealing products at educational institutions, corrections facilities, nonprofits and hospitals.

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Sempra, Activists Strike Deal for Board Change, Business Review

Sempra, Activists Strike Deal for Board Change, Business Review

Sempra Energy has signed a deal with activist investors Elliott Management Corp. and Bluescape Energy Partners LLC, agreeing to seat two new board members among other provisions.

Sycuan to Hire More Than 700 Workers

The positions are for the casino's hotel and resort expansion.

Hughes Marino Names Kathryn Richman General Counsel

Richman has a background in advising and representing clients in segments like business law, risk management, research, contract law, state and federal administrative and regulatory law.

Workers Feel Something Is Missing in Paycheck

ECONOMY: S.D. Workers No. 1 Nationally in Pay Dissatisfaction

San Diegans feel the warmth of the sun on their backs, the soothing onshore breezes and a definite lightness to their paychecks.

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