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Firm’s Partner Gets a Title That Honors Her Civic Achievements

Vickie Turner, a partner at Wilson Turner Kosmo LLP, has been named “Woman of the Year for the California 79th Assembly District.” Turner lives in the district, which includes Chula Vista, San Diego, La Mesa, Lemon Grove and National City.

State Supreme Court to Review SANDAG Case

LAW: Appellate Ruling Said to Have Left Some Unresolved Questions

The California Supreme Court has agreed to review an appellate court’s decision calling on the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) to make long-term transportation plans better comply with revised state pollution-reduction goals.

Legislation Would Cut Civic S.D. Power

LAW: Some Call for More Localized Input on Projects

Legislation proposed by California Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) would effectively strip the nonprofit Civic San Diego of its current role as final arbiter on downtown development projects.

Bridgepoint Appoints Christopher Henn as Executive VP/COO

Bridgepoint Education Inc. said on March 19 that it appointed Christopher Henn as executive vice president and chief operating officer, effective April 13.

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Solana Beach Firm Buys 2 Nevada Hotels for $20 Million

Solstar Investments LLC of Solana Beach has acquired the 120-room Marriott SpringHill Suites and 108-room Marriott TownePlace Suites hotels in Henderson, Nev., for a total of $20 million, according to Nevada public records.

San Diego Firms Buy Arizona Hotels for $8.65 Million

Hospitality management and consulting firm R.A. Rauch & Associates Inc. and investment firm PacVentures Inc., both of San Diego, recently acquired two Arizona hotel properties for a total of $8.65 million, the companies announced.

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Mission Valley Hilton Completes $12 Million Renovation

Operators recently completed a $12 million renovation of the Hilton San Diego Mission Valley hotel, with a new outdoor event deck and pool area expected to open this spring.

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Coco’s, Carrows Restaurant Operator Getting New Owner

Carlsbad-based Catalina Restaurant Group Inc., which operates 149 Coco’s Bakery and Carrows restaurants in three states, has been sold to an affiliate of Texas-headquartered Food Management Partners (FMP) for an undisclosed price.

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Grocer Haggen Opens First Local Store in Carlsbad

Washington-based grocer Haggen Inc. recently opened its first San Diego County store in Carlsbad’s La Costa neighborhood, the first of 25 local debuts planned through May at former Vons and Albertsons locations.

More Businesses Recognize Need for Cyber Liability Insurance

SECURITY: Even Small Companies Must Protect Information, Client Data

Local carriers say one of the biggest trends in property and casualty insurance is an increase in the purchase of cyber liability coverage.

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Employers Finding Alternatives to Traditional Employee Benefits

Unable to offer traditional retirement and health benefits following the recent recession, many small businesses in San Diego County are finding alternative ways to maintain the loyalty of employees.

Fresh Healthy Signs Deal With UNFI

Fresh Healthy Vending International Inc., a San Diego-based healthful foods vending franchisor, announced its signing of a new three-year deal with United Natural Foods Inc.

Federal Heath Sign Co. Acquires Assets of DuraColor

Oceanside-based Federal Heath Sign Co., a signage and visual communications business, announced that it has acquired selected assets of DuraColor, a custom graphics manufacturer based in Racine, Wis.

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Xpera Tapped to Manage Construction of Viejas Hotel Project

San Diego-based construction management consulting firm Xpera CM has been retained by the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians to manage work on a second hotel tower currently underway at Viejas Casino in Alpine.

Fresh Healthy Vending Signs Agreement With United Natural Foods

Fresh Healthy Vending International Inc., a San Diego-based healthful foods vending franchisor, announced its signing of a new three-year deal with United Natural Foods Inc. offering Fresh Healthy’s franchisees an additional discount on food purchases.