SDBJ SPECIAL REPORTS

Special Report: Life Science Firms Show Increased Interest In North County

BIOTECH: Why Pay More Is One Company’s Philosophy

When Ionis Pharmaceuticals was looking for a new home, it chose Carlsbad over the more traditional sites for life science companies in central San Diego County.

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The Culture Club

Philanthropists, Donors Deliver Needed Dollars for Cultural Institutions

Like other cultural spots in San Diego, Balboa Park is built atop civic support, exists on revenue from admissions and programs — but only flourishes with the help of charitable giving.

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Lessons of Great Recession Still Fresh in Nonprofits’ Memories

GIVING: They Prepare By Improving Connections With Donors, Cutting Debt

The bitter experience of the Great Recession sticks in the minds of the people running San Diego’s nonprofit organizations.

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Education Is One of the Tools Solar Company Relies On

ENERGY: Sullivan Tackled Petco Project, School Installations

Daniel Sullivan has watched his company grow up alongside the market for home solar energy systems in both San Diego and across California.

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Upcoming Solar Panel Mandate on New Homes Has Installers Preparing For Surge in Demand

A state mandate to include solar panels on all new homes built in California starting in 2020 is expected to boost the bottom line of companies that install solar energy systems on the rooftops of homes throughout Southern California.

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Cosmetology Schools Help Meet The Demand for Next-Gen Stylists

After working for 30 years as a bookkeeper for her family’s sheet metal paint shop, Rosemarie Royce decided to go back to school and learn a trade she had loved since she was a small child — she enrolled in cosmetology school.

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Increasingly, You Can Find Technology and Men at the Salon

TECH: Software Tackles Business Aspects As Apps Bring Styling Up to Date

As the beauty industry evolves, becoming more professional and business-focused, beauty schools are adapting as well, using both new technology and methods to train their students, said school officials.

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Tax Changes Don’t Appear to Be Affecting Local Giving

FINANCE: Effects May Have Bigger Impact On Mid-Level Donors

Passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in 2017 came with some speculation that the law would put a damper on charitable giving.

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A Taxing Journey

Forget Guessing or Even Googling to Navigate New Tax Law, You Are Going to Need Expertise

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 is many things. It is big. Its changes are sweeping.

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Record Decoding of Genome May Be Big Win for Patients

MEDICINE: Rady Feat Drew on Local Biz Talent and Expertise

It was one for the record books. Researchers at Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine last February decoded a newborn’s genome in 19.5 hours.

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Catching Up to Care

HEALTH: San Diego at Forefront of Genomics Insurance Coverage

Ceaseless seizures took Kara Coltrin’s newborn son to the brink of death. Then came a turning point: rapid genome sequencing.

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2019 Look Ahead: Diverse Sectors Bring Balance to Economy

ECONOMY: Defense, Tech And Tourism to Help S.D. Beat National Numbers

San Diego’s economy will likely run faster than the national economy in the coming year.

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