SD SERVICES

FERC Approves Sempra’s Oncor Bid

Sempra Energy’s $9.45 billion plan to obtain an ownership interest in Texas energy giant Oncor Electric took another step forward on Dec. 12.

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Three S.D. Scientists Receive Breakthrough Prize

Three high-profile scientists took home the prize billed as the Oscars of Science.

Hyatt Place Hotel in Vista Sold

The 150-room Hyatt Place hotel in Vista was sold for an undisclosed price to Brighton Management.

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CUSO, Sorrento Pacific Acquired by Private-Equity-Backed New York Co.

San Diego-based broker dealers CUSO Financial Services LP (CFS) and Sorrento Pacific Financial LLC (SPF) have been acquired by Atria Wealth Solutions, a holding company in New York.

Classy has Banner Giving Tuesday Fundraising

The San Diego software startup, an online fundraising platform for nonprofit organizations and social ventures, reported a record Giving Tuesday on its platform.

New York Co. Acquires Coastal Salt & Soul

San Diego-based company, which makes ocean-inspired body care products, has been acquired by Beauty Partners LLC.

USD Receives $20M Gift to Support New Business School Home

Don Knauss, chairman of the University of San Diego Board of Directors, and his wife, Ellie Knauss, are donating $20 million to the university to launch the planning and construction of a new $67 million home for its business school.

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State Attorney General Files a Lawsuit Against Bridgepoint Education

California is suing for-profit Ashford University and its parent company, San Diego-based Bridgepoint Education, alleging false promises to persuade students to enroll in the online school.

Jack Disappoints on A Couple of Fronts

DINING: Revenue Drops; Results Miss Analysts’ Mark

The 726 Qdoba restaurants may be more coal than candy for Jack in the Box Inc.

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Patterson + Sheridan LLP Opening Office in San Diego

Intellectual property law firm Patterson + Sheridan LLP plans to open its sixth U.S. office in San Diego.

CPUC Turns Down San Diego Gas & Electric's 2007 Wildfires Request

The CPUC denied a San Diego Gas & Electric request to bill ratepayers $379 million in damages related to the 2007 wildfires.

Haskell & White LLP Exec Joins ACG's San Diego Chapter Board

Carlos Martinez, a senior manager at accounting, auditing and tax firm Haskell & White LLP, has joined the board of directors for the Association for Corporate Growth’s San Diego chapter.

UC San Diego to Join Big West Conference, Become Division I School

UC San Diego is on its way to becoming a Division I school.

Sue Major Elected to Girl Scouts' National Board Of Directors

Sue Major has been elected to the national board of directors of Girl Scouts of the USA.

James Floros Elected Chair of the California Association of Food Banks

The CEO of the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank has been elected chairman of the California Association of Food Banks.