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PUC Preliminarily Rejects Sempra's Bid to Build Gas Pipeline

The California Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday preliminarily rejected a bid from San Diego-based Sempra Energy to build a $621 million natural gas pipeline from San Bernardino to Riverside, with a judge finding cheaper and safer options available to improve the company’s gas flow.

New Downtown Marriott Hotels Open at Former Lane Field Site

Developers planned an April 7 formal opening for the first dual-branded Marriott hotels on the former site of the Lane Field ballpark in downtown San Diego, part of a larger mixed-use project now known as BRIC.

Consulting Firm Relocation Strategies Opens Carlsbad Office

Cincinnati-based Relocation Strategies Inc., a franchise company that provides planning and consulting services related to corporate relocations, has opened its first San Diego County office, at 2945 Harding St., Suite 104, in Carlsbad.

Lyft Expanding Line-Based Matching Service to San Diego

Ride-hailing service and technology firm Lyft Inc. is expanding its Lyft Line offering to the San Diego market, matching passengers heading along similar routes into the same vehicle starting during the week of April 11.

San Diego Mesa College to Dedicate $14.3 Million Exercise Science Center

San Diego Mesa College will dedicate its new exercise science center on April 13.

Addiction Recovery Company Opens Center in Hillcrest

Los Angeles-based Convalo Health International Corp., a company providing addiction recovery services, has opened an outpatient behavioral health and addiction recovery center (known as an IOP center) in San Diego.

Rady School's MBA Program Responsible for 115 Startups

The Rady School of Management at UC San Diego announced recently that 115 startups have emerged from the school’s MBA program in the last decade.

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Kono USA to Bring Franchise to San Diego

Kono USA announced a new franchise agreement in San Diego April 1, with plans for 10 locations in the area as early as August of this year.

SDG&E Finalizes 20-Year Deal for Energy Storage Facility

Sempra Energy subsidiary San Diego Gas & Electric Co. on Thursday said it had finalized deals for a 20-megawatt energy storage facility as well as a series of energy efficiency projects estimated to save 18.5 megawatts.

Toft Group Opens South San Francisco Office

San Diego-based Toft Group, an executive search firm building leadership teams for life sciences and health care companies, announced the opening of a new office in South San Francisco.

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Craft Glue

BREWING: In a Competitive, Growing Industry, Brewers Employ Stock, Cash, Culture and Other Methods to Retain Workers

The nation’s craft beer companies brewed 24.5 million barrels in 2015, according to figures recently reported by the Brewers Association trade group, besting the prior year’s production by 13 percent as retail sales grew by 16 percent, reaching $22.3 billion.

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Women Tackle Roles in Restaurant Ownership

DINING: Independence, Flexibility and Interaction Cited as Sector Pluses

Women-owned restaurant businesses in the U.S. grew at a far faster pace than that of the overall industry nationwide between 2007 and 2012, according to a recent report by the National Restaurant Association.

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Spaces Merging And Mingling

WORKPLACE: Cos. Proving as Agile as Clients

Co-Merge, a popular coworking space formerly based in downtown San Diego, has merged locations with a former competitor just up the hill.

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Certified Planner Brian Mooney to be Inducted into Group's College of Fellows

Rick Engineering Co.’s Brian F. Mooney will be inducted into the 2016 American Institute of Certified Planners College of Fellows on April 3.

Sempra Subsidiary Sells Stake in Midwest Pipeline

Sempra Energy subsidiary Sempra U.S. Gas & Power on Tuesday said it had agreed to sell its 25 percent stake in a Midwest pipeline to Tallgrass Development LP for about $440 million in cash.