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