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Merger Results in Some New Career Paths For Attorneys

Solomon Ward Seidenwurm & Smith LLP recently announced that Katherine M. Hoffman has joined the firm as partner.

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Drought Guidelines Vary By Agency, Mostly Still Voluntary

WATER: Biotech Is Not Affected, Beer Industry is Adjusting

If the turf grass at Balboa Park appears to be a little less green during hot summer days, it is due to a recent voluntary effort to restrict water usage throughout San Diego’s largest urban park following new drought guidelines.

Viejas Proposes Expanding Hotel, Casino

The Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians is considering an expansion to its hotel and casino on its reservation near Alpine.

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Potential Matches Put Under A Microscope at New Dating Site

SERVICE: DNA Analysis Is Used to Find That Special Someone

San Diego is home to countless institutes, laboratories and research collaborations aiming to find better uses for advancements in genetic sequencing. Yet, there is one market that seems an unlikely match for DNA analysis — online dating.

Looking to Grow, Co. Returns to S.D. Roots

FOOD: Kashi Given Some Independence From Kellogg

Kashi, the San Diego homegrown natural cereal business that had its local office closed last year by owner Kellogg Co. and moved to Michigan, is returning to its roots.

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Work Begins on $28 Million Science Building at Point Loma Nazarene

General contractor Rudolph and Sletten Inc. has begun site work for a new $28 million science building at Point Loma Nazarene University, with demolition of existing buildings underway on the San Diego campus.

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Searsucker to Open First Venue in Los Angeles Market

San Diego celebrity chef and restaurateur Brian Malarkey plans to open a new location of Searsucker in Santa Monica this winter, making it the restaurant’s first in the Los Angeles area.

Search Optics Acquires DigiGo

Search Optics, a digital marketing business based in San Diego, said it acquired KPA’s DigiGo division, formerly known as TK Carsites. Terms of the agreement weren’t disclosed.

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R.A. Rauch to Manage and Market Keating Hotel in Gaslamp Quarter

R.A. Rauch & Associates, a San Diego-based hospitality management and consulting firm, has entered into a partnership with locally headquartered Gotham Management, in which R.A. Rauch will manage and market Gotham’s Keating Hotel in the Gaslamp Quarter.

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Jamba Juice ‘Hiring Day’ Recruitment Seeks 1,000 New Workers

Emeryville-based Jamba Juice Co. plans to hold a National Hiring Day on Aug. 21, recruiting in several California cities including San Diego as it seeks to add up to 1,000 new employees.

Whistleblower Laws Call for Sound, Clearly Defined Policies

LAW: Proliferation of Lawsuits Emphasizes Scope of the Problem

A tidal wave of new lawsuits claiming retaliation against so-called whistleblowers has been hitting business owners in recent years.

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YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU

LAW: Trade Secret Agreements Are a Must to Protect Assets

When it comes to protecting trade secrets, the biggest obstacle businesses often face is overcoming their employees’ inability to keep their work confidential. It’s human nature to share information, especially when you’ve learned something new and exciting, said Ned Israelsen, managing partner of the San Diego law firm of Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear LLP.

Procopio Partner Elected to Lead San Diego Chapter of ACG

Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP partner Dennis Doucette was elected board president of the Association for Corporate Growth. Doucette, who leads Procopio’s corporate and securities practice group, has been on the ACG’s board for five years and has chaired its programs committee for the past 18 months.

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Rita’s Italian Ice Joining Menu at Petco Park

Rita’s GP LLC, the San Diego-based area franchise developer for Rita’s Italian Ice, has reached an agreement with ballpark operators to begin selling the company’s ices and custards at Petco Park starting in late August.

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Iron Fist Brewing, Mariscos Coming to Mercado Del Barrio

Vista-based Iron Fist Brewing Co. and San Diego seafood restaurant Mariscos El Pulpo have joined the roster of commercial offerings at Mercado Del Barrio, a mixed-use development in Barrio Logan.