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New USD Center Transformative

EDUCATION: $67.5M Project Breaks Ground

Celebrated as a project that exemplifies dramatic changes that are reshaping the way business is done, the University of San Diego marked beginnings of a $67.5 million business center with a recent groundbreaking.

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Korean Flavors Meet Southern Cooking

RESTAURANTS: Cross Street Chicken and Beer Meshes Cultures

It was during a trip to Seoul, Korea, in the early 2010s that Tommy Nguyen and his wife Grace Chi became inspired to introduce a Korean fried chicken food concept to San Diego.

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Using Creativity and Code to Amplify Stories

TECH: Catherine Eng Designs Programs for People to Learn and Connect

As a kid, Catherine Eng dreamed of being an artist. Her creative curiosity drove her to teach herself coding and inspired her to share this skill with students through her educational STEM program, Design Code Build.

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Child Care Co. Aims to Expand Nationwide

TOOTRiS Has 32,000 Service Providers on Platform

One of the biggest problems for parents is finding a safe environment for their children while they work. Sorrento Valley-based startup, TOOTRiS is helping solve that problem.

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Local Investors Join SPAC Movement

FINANCE: San Diego Firm Raises Millions, Seeks Disruptive Technologies

La Jolla-based Nocturne Acquisition, which is headed by a former Qualcomm executive and leaders in the cryptocurrency industry, disclosed in a regulatory filing April 1 that it raised more than $100 million in proceeds from an initial public offering.

UCSD Produces 760 Startups

EDUCATION: Sees 500 Inventions in 2020

Research, innovation and entrepreneurship remains strong at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), which continues to produce new startups at a high rate.

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Crack Shack Implements Growth Strategy During Pandemic

RESTAURANTS: $21M Co. Banking on Brand Equity in Southwest Market

The fried chicken market has been arguably one of the top trending food segments during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Family Meal Kits Help Restaurants Survive Pandemic

DINING: Ranch 45, Luna Grill Say Affordability and Convenience are the Appeal

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the restaurant industry as we known it. With closures and/or indoor dining at a limited capacity the last year, operators have turned to other methods in order to generate interest and revenue.

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Sempra, KKR Strike Deal

ENERGY: $3.37 Billion Cash Will Fund Growth

Sempra Energy has agreed to sell a minority stake in a new business entity, Sempra Infrastructure Partners, to investment firm KKR for $3.37 billion cash.

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Executive Coaches Help Clients Navigate Pandemic

SERVICES: Firms Help Business Leaders Perform and Transform

Despite some challenges brought by the coronavirus pandemic, it has been a busy time for executive and career coaches, as business leaders seek guidance on everything from managing layoffs to navigating racial issues at work to handling uncertainty.

City Tacos Opens Seventh Location

New Downtown Restaurant Located Next to Petco Park

City Tacos, the 2014-founded taco-focused food chain, has expanded.

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San Diego's Puesto to Open Third O.C. Location

Puesto was founded in 2012 by brothers Eric, Alan and Alex Adler, their cousins Isidoro and Moy Lombrozo alongside Luisteen Gonzalez, executive chef.

IEnova Buys Remainder of Tecate Wind Plant for $80M

ENERGY: Sempra Energy Subsidiary Also Set to Purchase Part of Manzanillo Terminal

IEnova, the Mexican energy infrastructure subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) said on March 19 that it closed its acquisition of 50% of the Energía Sierra Juárez project owned by Saavi.

San Diego State University: A Message From President Adela de la Torre Ph.D.

On March 17, we reached the one-year mark since our community and world experienced an unprecedented shift. ... On this anniversary, I acknowledge the loss we have each experienced and felt. Loss of loved ones, of connection, of routine, and of key moments and milestones.

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Hotel Renovation Building on Elegance and Grace

REAL ESTATE: Redevelopment Project to Focus on History and What Once Was

When it opened in 1946, Bob Hope was the first guest at the Historic Lafayette Hotel in North Park and Ava Gardner was among the many Hollywood luminaries of the era who stayed there.

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