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Department of Energy Grant Backs Project Being Overseen By Sempra Subsidiary

The U.S. Department of Energy has pledged up to $1.2 million in federal money to a wastewater demonstration project partly funded and overseen by a subsidiary of San Diego-based Sempra Energy.

By John Cox February 12, 2017 12:55 p.m. share »
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UC Regents Buy 4 San Diego Office Buildings for $83.5 Million

The Oakland-based Regents of the University of California have acquired a four-building office portfolio in San Diego’s Governor Park neighborhood for approximately $83.5 million, according to CoStar Group and public data.

By Lou Hirsh February 9, 2017 4:49 p.m. share »

Donors Give $1.8 Million to Establish USD Center

The University of San Diego announced Thursday the creation of the Center for Ethics, Economics and Public Policy.

By Sarah de Crescenzo February 9, 2017 4:41 p.m. share »
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Executive Q&A Mary Long, University of San Diego

Chicago, Dallas, Oakland, Florida, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, New Jersey. Mary Long’s career with major food manufacturers has taken her all over the map. She spent that time overseeing transportation, logistics and supply chain issues for big businesses such as Campbell’s Soup Co., General Mills and Pepsico. She recently left a vice president’s job with Domino’s Pizza Inc. in Ann Arbor, Mich. and made a detour — into academia.

By Brad Graves February 9, 2017 2:51 p.m. share »
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Mediation’s Pluses Add Up Versus Costs, Contention of Court

Things were about to get ugly fast. Paperwork had already been drawn up for a wrongful termination lawsuit pitting a former San Diego-area CEO against his privately held former employer. Both sides were bracing for a crush of negative publicity.

By John Cox February 9, 2017 2:23 p.m. share »

Talk of H-1B Changes Has Companies on Edge

Not just anyone could have filled last year’s opening at Genben Lifesciences Corp. Founder Li Shen was looking for a bioinformatics scientist capable of applying advanced mathematical analysis to the human genome.

By John Cox February 9, 2017 2:15 p.m. share »
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L’Auberge Del Mar Completes $4 Million Redesign

L’Auberge Del Mar recently completed a $4 million redesign of the luxury hotel’s guest rooms and meeting spaces.

By Lou Hirsh February 7, 2017 1:03 p.m. share »
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Alysse Cooper Promoted to President at ICE

Innovative Commercial Environments, a San Diego-based furniture dealership, has promoted Alysse Cooper to president.

By Sarah de Crescenzo February 6, 2017 1:02 p.m. share »

New Partners Bring Employment, Labor Law Expertise

Joanne Alnajjar Buser and Jeffrey P. Michalowski are new partners at Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton. Buser worked as a labor and employment lawyer in New York City prior to joining the firm in 2014. She was named to the San Diego Business Journal’s Best of the Bar in 2016. She is the chairwoman of the Labor & Employment Section of the San Diego County Bar Association. Her practice is focused on representing employers, providing advice and defending a wide range of employment-related litigation.

By Randy Frisch February 2, 2017 3:11 p.m. share »

Marketing Tech Co. Raises $3 Million in Equity Round

San Diego startup Empyr, a marketing technology company, has raised $3 million in an equity round, according to a regulatory form filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday.

By Brittany Meiling February 1, 2017 3:24 p.m. share »

SDG&E Partners With Israeli Fuel Cell Manufacturer

San Diego Gas & Electric Co. is working with an Israeli maker of hydrogen-based fuel cells to install back-up power systems at some of the utility’s substations.

By John Cox February 1, 2017 3:16 p.m. share »
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Five Local Properties Make 2017 AAA Five Diamond List

Four San Diego County hotels are included in the annual AAA listing of the nation’s Five Diamond hospitality properties. The list also includes one local hotel restaurant.

By Lou Hirsh February 1, 2017 12:23 p.m. share »

Frontier Airlines Adding New Direct Flights from San Diego

Frontier Airlines is adding 10 new direct routes in 10 U.S. cities, including new nonstop flights that will connect San Diego with Austin, Cincinnati and Cleveland later this year.

By Lou Hirsh January 31, 2017 11:34 a.m. share »
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Ashlynn Ball Named Partner at RBTK LLP

Mission Valley-based CPA firm RBTK LLP has promoted Ashlynn Ball to partner.

By Sarah de Crescenzo January 26, 2017 5:22 p.m. share »

Qualcomm Stadium Service Vendor Laying off 1,130

The concession services firm for Qualcomm Stadium is laying off 1,130 workers at the end of March, according to a recent filing with the state Employment Development Department. The job cuts follow close behind the former San Diego Chargers’ recently announced departure for the Los Angeles market.

By Lou Hirsh January 26, 2017 4:52 p.m. share »