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Darryl Albertson Named Cubic Corp.'s First Diversity Officer

Cubic Corp. has named Darryl Albertson as its chief human resources and diversity officer.

Local Hotel Revenue Up 3.5 Percent in First Seven Months of 2016

San Diego County hotel revenue rose 3.5 percent from a year ago, topping $1.6 billion for the first seven months of 2016, even as occupancy dipped 0.4 percent to 78.4 percent, according to the latest monthly data from research firm STR.

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New Restaurants Joining Roster at Del Sur Retail Property

Locally based Waypoint Public, Board & Brew, and Piacere Mio are among four new restaurants joining the tenant lineup at Del Sur Town Center, a new retail property in northeastern San Diego’s Del Sur neighborhood.

SDG&E Gets OK to Build Energy Storage Projects in Escondido and El Cajon

State regulators have signed off on San Diego Gas & Electric’s proposal to build lithium-ion battery projects in Escondido and El Cajon capable of storing a combined 37.5 megawatts of energy.

SDG&E Gets OK to Build Energy Storage Projects in Escondido, El Cajon

State regulators have signed off on San Diego Gas & Electric’s proposal to build lithium-ion battery projects in Escondido and El Cajon capable of storing a combined 37.5 megawatts of energy.

SDG&E Wins Approval for Independent Marketing Division

San Diego Gas & Electric has won state approval to form an independent marketing division it says will educate consumers about entities – several of which have been proposed locally – that would compete with the utility by selling electricity directly to residential users.

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Women in the Workforce Are a Vital Resource

More than anything, promoting commerce is about leveraging our most valuable assets: people. So I was concerned when our recent Business and Tax Climate Dashboard revealed that, at 44.6 percent, women make up less of San Diego County’s workforce than any of our competitor metropolitan areas across the nation. Women in San Diego County do not benefit from the same professional opportunities.

Cape Rey Carlsbad Resort Gets New Management

Atlanta-based Davidson Hotels & Resorts has been hired to manage the 215-room Cape Rey Carlsbad, an upscale Hilton resort located at 1 Ponto Road.

Blue Shield of California to Close Operations for Four Days

Health insurer Blue Shield of California plans to shut down most of its operations during the four days after Labor Day as a way of coping with what it calls the unsustainable situation of providing coverage for subscribers at prices “well below” its costs.

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County’s Hotel Property Deal Volume Declined in First Half

San Diego County’s hotel property transaction volume declined 38 percent from a year ago in the first half of 2016, with the dollar volume down 65 percent, according to a recent mid-year report by brokerage and consulting firm Atlas Hospitality Group.

Staffing Agency to Pay $175,000 to Settle Federal Complaint

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday TEG Staffing Inc., a San Diego-based temporary staffing agency also known as Eastridge Workforce Solutions, has agreed to pay $175,000 in civil penalties and undergo federal monitoring to settle an immigration-related discrimination claim.

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Barracks to be Converted into $20M Hotel at Liberty Station

San Diego-based McMillin LLC and Untitled Hospitality plan to develop a new arts-themed, $20 million hotel called The Barracks Hotel, using historic buildings at Liberty Station in Point Loma.

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City’s Homelessness Strategy is Bad for Business

My guess is that some San Diego officials believe that the city’s current anti-homelessness policies are being executed in the service of local businesses. Actually, these policies are hurting our businesses – and, therefore, hurting our region’s economy and our overall quality of life.

Seasoned Real Estate Lawyer Joins Withers Bergman as a Partner

Marjorie J. Burchett has joined the San Diego office of Withers Bergman as a partner. Burchett is an experienced real estate lawyer who has worked across major residential, commercial and mixed-use development projects in California for the last 30 years. She joins Withers Bergman from Dentons, and was previously a partner at McKenna Long & Aldridge and Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps.

Prosecutors Charge Two S.D. Businessmen With Insider Trading in Biotech Case

Federal prosecutors have charged two San Diego businessmen with insider trading for using a confidential tip to snag $83,000 in profit when local biotech Ardea Biosciences was acquired in 2012.