Group Launching SDSU-Focused Drive to Redevelop Stadium Site

A group has announced plans for a ballot initiative aimed at redeveloping the current Mission Valley stadium site into a western campus of SDSU.

UCSD Joins IBM-Led Initiative Working to Use AI for Healthier Living

UCSD is joining IBM-led consortium of universities working to use AI to enable healthier living.

Cooley Puts Serving Both Clients and Staff as Top Priorities

Cooley opened its San Diego doors 25 years ago, becoming the first Silicon Valley law firm to operate here. What started with seven founding lawyers in 1992 — four of whom are still with Cooley today — has evolved into an office with more than 200 lawyers and staff. Home to firm leaders for business litigation, capital markets, compensation & benefits, M&A, real estate finance and securities litigation, the office has become one of the most respected players in the San Diego market and a key driver of Cooley’s national and global growth.

Pirch Retreats From Its Rapid Expansion

RETAIL: Store Closes Out-of-State Sites in a Strong Furniture Market

San Diego’s formerly fast-growing retailer Pirch recently announced that it was closing six of its 10 stores — all of them outside of California. But the abrupt downsizing came as the overall economy continues to be quite friendly to sellers of furniture and related home furnishings including several national chains now in the midst of local expansions.

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Regulations Proposed For Short-Term Rentals

PROPERTY: Council Measure Includes Fees, Fines and Permits

Faced with continuing complaints from local residents about noise and other nuisances created by vacationers using home-sharing sites such as Airbnb, the San Diego City Council later this month will tackle a proposed multipronged approach, including new registration fees and steep penalties for noncompliance by property owners.

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Chick-fil-A Opens in Sorrento Valley

Atlanta-based restaurant chain Chick-fil-A has opened its 12th restaurant in San Diego County.

Tyson & Mendes Expands to the East Coast

San Diego-based law firm Tyson & Mendes has expanded to the East Coast with a new office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Dickey's Barbecue Pit To Open At SDSU

Dallas-based restaurant chain Dickey's Barbecue Pit plans to open a location Sept. 28 at San Diego State University.

Strong Summer Boosts San Diego Hotel Metrics For 2017

The San Diego region’s hotels continued to demonstrate post-recession resilience in the first eight months of 2017.

Mentoring Will Build Loyalty Among Millennials

Millennials now comprise the lion’s share of the workforce. That means that it’s a more youthful workplace — and one that’s less loyal. A global survey of 7,700 millennials employed full-time at companies with 100 employees or more was conducted by Deloitte last year and found that one in four would leave their current employer now, if given the opportunity, and two in three millennials plan to be working elsewhere by 2020.

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Turner Finds Time Is Right to Turn Over Leadership at Procopio

LEGAL: Alessio Takes Reins; Firm Intends to Maintain Its Independence

Tom Turner enjoys donning the odd Hawaiian shirt, especially on the handful of days each summer when employees at Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP are encouraged to wear island attire.

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Ex-Offender Program Values Work Ethic, Second Chances

NONPROFIT: Cos. Find Good Workers, Tax Breaks

At Sheffield Platers’ 21,000-square-foot manufacturing center in Sorrento Mesa, employees haul, cut and inspect metal parts.

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What's Behind Recent Leadership Changes at Law Firms

This year has brought a sea change in leadership at some of the most active law firms in San Diego.

Firm Hits the Beach for Some Pro Bono Work for Environment

Kilpatrick Townsend’s San Diego office volunteered to help clean Moonlight Beach with the Surfrider Foundation, an organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves, and beaches last month. Melissa Patterson, Will Gorman, Shelton Austin, Bill Shaffer, and Mike Manzano joined the nearly 100 volunteers, who spent a Saturday morning maintaining the beauty and cleanliness of one of San Diego’s finest beaches.

Amazon’s Entry Means Center Owners Need to Update Strategies

RETAIL: REITs Should Diversify Portfolios; Grocers Must Be Fast, Convenient

With Amazon Inc. making a major splash in grocery retail with its $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods Market, shopping center owners including Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. (ROIC) are closely watching for the potential competitive ripple effects.

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