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Manchester Grand Hyatt to Open Marilyn Monroe Branded Spa

The Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego plans to open a Marilyn Monroe Spas facility.

Ashford Leader Changes The ‘Campus’ Culture

EDUCATION: Reforms Keep Coming in Challenging Climate

It’s been two years since Richard Pattenaude was named president of Ashford University, and he’s still getting used to change that occurs much faster than at his past job.

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Chipotle Opens First Military Location at MCAS Miramar

Denver-based Chipotle Mexican Grill has opened its first military base restaurant at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego.

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Hilton Plans New Canopy Hotel in Downtown San Diego

Virginia-based Hilton Worldwide has a large new tower-style hotel planned for East Village, as part of a national rollout of a new upscale brand called Canopy by Hilton.

Batu Biologics Signs Licensing Agreement With UC San Diego

Batu Biologics Inc., an immunotherapy company developing a cancer vaccine, announced the signing of a license agreement with the Regents of the University of California, San Diego granting exclusive rights to peptide drugs developed at UC San Diego that have been proven to stimulate cancer-killing immune responses.

Lawsuit Filed Against Carlsbad Resort Over Poinsettia Fire

A lawsuit filed by property owners blames the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad for starting the Poinsettia Fire, which destroyed several homes and businesses in May.

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Hub International Gives San Diego Executive Additional National Duties

Mike Barone, president of Intercare Insurance Solutions and HUB's San Diego operations, has been named president of HUB’s National Employee Benefits Practice.

Robbins Geller Selected as One of Nation's Most Feared Litigation Firms

San Diego-based Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP has been selected as one of the “Most Feared Firms in Litigation” by BTI Consulting.

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Changing Courses

MBA Schools Offer Specialty Degrees To Meet Evolving Business Demands

The MBA, first introduced in 1908, remains the go-to degree for successfully advancing through the ranks into the corporate suite.

Impressive Slate for the Upcoming Bar Association Elections

It’s time to vote for next year’s leadership of the San Diego County Bar Association, and you should do it. Mostly, because you’ll be able to say you did at the SDCBA’s excellent Holiday Party, where new leadership is sworn in, but there are probably other good reasons as well.

Sustainable Finfish Farm Planned Off San Diego Coast

San Diego-based Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute and private equity firm Cuna del Mar LP have filed permits to develop an environmentally sustainable, 5,000-metric-ton finfish farm off the San Diego coast.

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Construction Starts on $100 Million Downtown Hotel

Encinitas-based developer The Robert Green Co. and Montage Hotels & Resorts of Laguna Beach have begun construction on Pendry San Diego, a new 317-room luxury hotel in downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter.

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Cohn Breaks Ground on $10 Million Restaurant at Harbor Island

Cohn Restaurant Group of San Diego has broken ground on a new restaurant at Harbor Island, with an expected development cost of at least $10 million and set for a spring 2015 opening.

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BBX Capital Acquires Candy Maker The Toffee Box of Carlsbad

BBX Sweet Holdings, a wholly owned subsidiary of Florida-based BBX Capital Corp., has acquired Carlsbad-based candy maker The Toffee Box LLC, for an undisclosed price.

SB Capital Partners Acquires a Local Lawn Care Company

SB Capital Partners, a San Diego private equity firm focusing on the home services and facilities space, said it acquired Aerations Only Inc., a local lawn care company that services some 10,500 household regionally.