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San Diego-based URBN Restaurants, led by longtime restaurateur Jon Mangini, plans to debut its fourth pizza-oriented concept restaurant in March. Operators said URBN Coal Fired Pizza will open at 764 S. Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas.
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants has begun a $5 million renovation of downtown’s Hotel Palomar San Diego, with 50 of its rooms on five floors being reconfigured and rebranded under a concept called Skyline Collection.
The San Diego-based staffing company AMN Healthcare Services Inc. reported fourth-quarter net income of $10 million and net income per diluted share of $0.20. As a result, its stock increased nearly 14 percent to $22.96 per share.
LEGAL: City Seeks TOT Revenue as Web Changes Tourism Paradigm
San Diego has joined the growing list of major U.S. cities grappling with fiscal and social fallout from rising use of sites such as Airbnb, where property owners rent out rooms or whole homes to vacationers and others on short stays.
GREEN: Program Develops Bonds Between Consumers, Businesses
Solana Beach-based Cupio enables consumers to buy products that fund the preservation of endangered rainforest and then go online to locate the land they’ve helped to preserve.
San Diego-based Fresh Healthy Vending International Inc., a vending franchisor focusing on healthful foods, has been awarded a 1.5 year contract to place snack and beverage choices in Minnesota’s largest school district.
The Encinitas-based Institute for Evidence-Based Change (IEBC) has been awarded a $1 million grant from the James Irvine Foundation to continue data support for Linked Learning schools and to provide data to research/evaluation partners and other stakeholders in the Linked Learning field.
San Diego-based Jack in the Box Inc. reported earnings from continuing operations of $37.1 million, or $0.94 per diluted share, for the first quarter ended Jan. 18, compared with earnings from continuing operations of $33 million, or $0.75 per diluted share, for the first quarter of fiscal 2014.
San Diego Gas & Electric announced it has received a $5 million grant from the California Energy Commission to expand the Borrego Springs Microgrid.
EDUCATION: Partnering With Other Entities Is One Way to Cover Costs
With public funding limited, state-supported universities in San Diego County are searching hard for creative ways to economize and to raise the money they need to continue their missions.
A new program designed to train military members for work in the solar energy field graduated its first class Feb. 13 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in northern San Diego County.
MEDICINE: Recruiting, Retaining Participants Are Made Easier
San Diego-based Parallel 6 Inc. has launched a mobile application that helps drug developers manage one of their greatest hurdles — patient recruitment and retention.
James T. Harris III will be the new president of the University of San Diego, school officials announced on Feb. 13. Harris will take over on Aug. 1 and succeed Mary Lyons, who is retiring at the end of the academic year.
SCHOOL: Cubic Subsidiary Is First Corporate Sponsor
The Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego announced the launch of its Center for Business Analytics, which will serve as a platform for research and innovation in big data analysis for private businesses and public agencies.