Children’s Legal Services of San Diego Hires COO

The organization provides legal representation to children in abuse and neglect proceedings.

Jack in the Box Sells Qdoba for $305M

The deal is expected to close in April.

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Bridgepoint Is on Both Defense and Offense

EDUCATION: School Faces Lawsuit, Changes Marketing

In 2010, for-profit Bridgepoint Education moved to a prominent downtown San Diego high-rise. Its name and logo affixed outside the top floors of 600 B Street symbolized the company’s rapid rise.

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2017 Newsmakers: Two Businessmen Look to Bring Our Best to Homeless Problem

RECOGNITION: Two Businessmen Look to Bring Our Best to Homeless Problem

Ideas are fine, but they are nothing without execution. Peter Seidler and Dan Shea saw suffering among San Diego’s burgeoning homeless population. With fellow business leaders, they started to really think about the issue in late 2016 and 2017, and pushed for some sort of fix.

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We Owe Support to Veterans for Life Transitions

The recent answer to the issue to veteran homelessness in San Diego has been to provide interim beds to keep homeless off the street, like the temporary tent constructed in Barrio Logan and ones opening soon in the East Village and the Midway district. This type of solution will not be effective long term, however.

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Jersey Mike’s Subs Opening Second Eatery in Encinitas

The new shop opens Dec. 20 at 138 Encinitas Blvd.

Hotel Market Should Welcome Five Newcomers to the Mix

TOURISM: Experts See No Danger of Downtown Market Being Overbuilt

San Diego’s latest entry into the luxury hotel market — the InterContinental on the waterfront — will mark what tourism officials and others say is a needed boost in the downtown hotel market.

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Stakeholder Groups Endorse Sempra’s Purchase of Oncor

By April the Public Utility Commission of Texas will decide whether to OK Sempra buying Energy Future Holdings, which owns 80 percent of Oncor.

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Texas Group Plans a San Diego Waterfront Steakhouse

Slated for an October 2018 opening, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse on Pacific Highway would be part of the BRIC marketing district.

Italian Eatery Coming to The Hub Hillcrest Market

Maestoso will take over the space that was Napizza pizzeria.

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FERC Approves Sempra’s Oncor Bid

Sempra Energy’s $9.45 billion plan to obtain an ownership interest in Texas energy giant Oncor Electric took another step forward on Dec. 12.

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Three S.D. Scientists Receive Breakthrough Prize

Three high-profile scientists took home the prize billed as the Oscars of Science.

Hyatt Place Hotel in Vista Sold

The 150-room Hyatt Place hotel in Vista was sold for an undisclosed price to Brighton Management.

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CUSO, Sorrento Pacific Acquired by Private-Equity-Backed New York Co.

San Diego-based broker dealers CUSO Financial Services LP (CFS) and Sorrento Pacific Financial LLC (SPF) have been acquired by Atria Wealth Solutions, a holding company in New York.

Classy has Banner Giving Tuesday Fundraising

The San Diego software startup, an online fundraising platform for nonprofit organizations and social ventures, reported a record Giving Tuesday on its platform.