The Crisis On Our Streets
San Diego County businesses of all sizes struggle to deal with the growing impact of homelessness. More of our neighbors struggle to make ends meet, and local businesses are starting to feel the effects of the growing homeless population in our community. No longer can we step over those who need to be lifted up. Businesses and the entire community must work together now on a solution.
The Crisis On Our Streets
For 30 plus years we have been helping San Diego’s homeless, but mostly on the periphery — donations, church and service club efforts. Over the past several years though, we’ve watched this situation deteriorate into a crisis with death on our streets. Many areas of our beloved San Diego are beginning to resemble a third-world country.
The 2018 San Diego County Bar Association section elections are open. Voting is only necessary for sections with contested seats, so you’ll only need to vote for leadership in the following sections: Business & Corporate Law; Estate Planning, Trust & Probate; Family Law; Intellectual Property Law; and Labor & Employment Law.
BIOTECH: Tandem May Gain Patients While DexCom Might Lose Users
Johnson & Johnson’s announcement that it will exit the insulin pump businesses appears to benefit one San Diego company, Tandem Diabetes Care, and potentially hurt another, DexCom.
San Diego-based digital marketing agency BVAccel announced it had signed an agreement to acquire Rocket Code, a e-commerce software and website company headquartered in Ohio.
Spinal surgery and medical device company NuVasive has filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit against former President, COO and Vice Chairman Patrick Miles, who resigned from the company and took a position as Alphatec Spine’s executive chairman.
A Petco store in Escondido is one of a dozen stores in which the retailer is planning to debut a veterinary hospital by January, part of a move by the San Diego company to expand its pet services offerings.
Sempra Energy’s Mexican subsidiary IEnova bought a 25 percent indirect stake held by Mexico’s state oil company Pemex in the Ramones II Norte gas pipeline.
Sempra Energy has revised the financing structure of its $9.45 billion deal to obtain ownership interest in Texas energy giant Oncor Electric.
BIOTECH: Co. Gets $1.4M in Seed Funding, $1.53M in Crowdfunding
A company that recently released a headset that claims to facilitate weight loss through brain stimulation has brought in $1.53 million via a crowdfunding campaign. It’s also raised skepticism, and highlighted the difference between medical products and wellness devices.
LAW: Legalization Brings Testing Requirements
In a sprawling industrial park just outside of Vista, inconspicuously tucked in a tan, nondescript building is Coastal Analytical, one of San Diego County’s few marijuana testing facilities.
UnitedHealthcare is now offering a health benefit plan to Medi-Cal beneficiaries in San Diego County.
An affiliate of San Diego-based Hotel Investment Group has acquired the 157-room Marina Inn hotel in downtown San Diego for $9.5 million.
La Jolla-based PICO Holdings Inc. has hired a financial advisor and legal counsel to explore “strategic alternatives to further enhance shareholder value,” an announcement which typically signifies interest in a merger, sale or other significant transaction.