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Teresa Jacques Joins DavenportMajor as New Partner, Technology

DavenportMajor Executive Search, a global retained executive search firm focusing on the placement of director, vice president and C-level executives as well as the recruitment of board directors, announced the appointment of Teresa Jacques to the post of Partner, Technology.

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Rady $100M Gift For Best, Brightest

EDUCATION: UCSD School To Pursue Top Faculty, Students

Local philanthropists Ernest and Evelyn Rady have committed $100 million to the Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego, a long-term gift deemed crucial for competing with older and well-established business schools for top students and faculty.

Syracuse University Partnering With Benefunder

Syracuse University announced that it has partnered with San Diego-based Benefunder, an organization that works with wealth management firms to connect donors to top researchers across the country.

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Green Flash Debuting New Tasting Room at Poway Facility

San Diego-based Green Flash Brewing Co. plans a May 16 opening for Cellar 3, a new tasting room and specialty brewing facility that it will operate in Poway.

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Doubletree Hotel in Mission Valley Sells for $49.2 Million

An affiliate of Los Angeles-based Oak Coast Properties LLC has acquired the 219-room Doubletree San Diego-Hotel Circle in Mission Valley for approximately $49.2 million, according to CoStar Group and public data.

New Owner Closes Several Coco’s, Carrows Restaurants, Lays Off 100 Workers

The new owner of Carlsbad-headquartered Catalina Restaurant Group has closed an undisclosed number of Coco’s Bakery and Carrows restaurants, citing lagging sales performance.

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Rady Foundation Commits $100 Million to UC San Diego Management School

Local philanthropists Ernest and Evelyn Rady have committed $100 million to Rady School of Management at University of California San Diego, to help the school recruit and retain faculty and support other strategic priorities.

Former Judge Puts His Skills to Use in Dispute Resolution

Retired San Diego Superior Court Judge Thomas Nugent has opened a private dispute resolution practice in downtown San Diego.

SDG&E Gets FAA Approval for Use of Drones

UTILITY: Aircraft Could Help Company in Emergency Responses

The Federal Aviation Administration has granted San Diego Gas & Electric permission to use unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to conduct aerial inspections of the public utility’s electric and gas facilities, including emergency response damage assessments throughout its service territory.

PR Firms Nuffer, Smith, Tucker and Gable PR merge operations

Two long-standing San Diego-based public relations firms -- Nuffer, Smith, Tucker and Gable PR – are merging their operations.

EDF Renewable to Manage Balko Wind Project

EDF Renewable Services, a provider of renewable operations and maintenance services in North America, announced the signing of an asset administration agreement with D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments L.L.C. for the 300 megawatt Balko Wind project in Oklahoma.

SDG&E Gets FAA Approval to Fly Drones

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted San Diego Gas & Electric permission to use unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to conduct aerial inspections of the public utility's electric and gas facilities, including emergency response damage assessments throughout its service territory.

Nominations for the 2015 General Counsel Awards Now Open

The San Diego Business Journal is now accepting nominations for the 2015 General Counsel Awards, which recognizes excellence in the In-House counsel community.

Firm’s Legal Presence in San Diego Proves Short-Lived

LAW: Covington & Burling Shutters Outpost; to House SoCal efforts in Los Angeles

Washington, D.C., law firm Covington & Burling had high hopes for Southern California when it opened a San Diego office by snagging a group of patent litigators from a struggling firm in 2008.

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Entrepreneur Tosses His Snack Into the Health-Food Ring

FOOD: Salad Bites Look for Market in Changing Grocery Scene

La Jolla entrepreneur Keith Mullin is an idea man.