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Swinerton’s Winning Hand

BUILDING: Co. Cultivates Trust, Dependability and Skill To Win Casino Contracts

In the last few years, an estimated $1 billion has been spent on renovations and expansions of casinos in San Diego County.

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Special Report: Seeking Approval

Downtown Development May Take a New Turn As Civic San Diego Loses Its Role in the Process

The demise of Civic San Diego as the arbiter of downtown development may slow approval of new projects or may lead to better oversight.

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San Diego Is Test Market for Company’s Micro Apartments

PROPERTY: Luxury Offering Short on Space, But Big on Amenities and Style

Tiny apartments — some so small that they’d almost qualify as walk-in closets — are making a go of it in downtown San Diego.

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SDBJ Insider: Tech Heavyweights Throw In Together

As the eyes of the tech world turned to U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel’s courtroom in San Diego last week with Qualcomm Inc. and Apple Inc. facing off in an antitrust battle with billions of dollars and Qualcomm’s licensing business at stake, the not-so-unexpected announcement finally came.

Industries Chart New Paths Via Innovation

TECH: Conference Follows Cos. Focus In Applying Technology

At the Rady School of Management’s annual technology conference at UC San Diego, about 200 students, technology workers and leaders joined to discuss technology trends.

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Aquacycl Helps Food and Beverage Cos. Deal With Sludge

Most San Diegans can appreciate a good glass of beer. But few think about what’s left after the brewing process.

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Cullgen Raises $16M in Series A For Cancer Fighting Treatments

Cullgen, a San Diego-based biotechnology company, raised $16 million in a Series A funding round led by Sequoia Capital China and HighLight Capital.

Airport Innovation Lab Selects Diverse Lineup for Cohort

Five new startups will join the San Diego International Airport’s accelerator program this summer. The Airport Innovation Lab picked companies for its second cohort since it launched the program in 2018.

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• AirporTour, a San Diego-based company that is building interactive airport guides with audio tours. • Ciari Guitars Inc., a San Diego-based startup that makes foldable travel guitars. The company p

A division of Rady Children’s Hospital that deploys quick-turnaround genomic sequencing in puzzling cases has added six board members.

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PhaseBio Drug Receives ‘Breakthrough’ Designation

PhaseBio’s drug that aims to stop bleeding events received a breakthrough drug designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. That follows an initial public offering and promising test results.

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Funding Puts EvoFem in Position for Product Launch

Through a private stock placement Evofem Biosciences raised $30 million and said a second tranche is expected to provide up to $50 million more as the company gets closer to asking for regulatory approval of its birth control gel.

Firebird Flies in for a Visit Demonstrating Its Versatility and Availability

What’s spindly and gray, with twin tails and a backward-facing propeller? Nope, it’s not a riddle. It probably was what a lot of people at Montgomery Field were asking each other on April 17 as they viewed the strange aircraft on the other side of the chain-link fence.

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Viasat Partners to Provide High-Speed Internet in Brazil

Carlsbad-based Viasat Inc. announced April 16 that it signed a wholesale distribution agreement with Ruralweb in Brazil.

Cubic Awarded New Zealand Defense Contract

San Diego-based Cubic Mission Solutions, part of Cubic Corp., has signed a 12-year contract with the government of New Zealand to provide command and control capabilities to the Ministry of Defense’s Tactical Network project.

Citadel Awarded Drone-Defense Contract

National City-based Citadel Defense signed a $1 million purchase contract with the Defense Logistics Agency on April 16.

Bike Tour Delivers Customers to Downtown Businesses

For over 30 years, the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition has focused on supporting cyclists and improving biking infrastructure through education and advocacy. But, these days, the SDCBC has a new goal in the works.

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Charlotte Russe Plans a Comeback, YM Inc. Confirms

A month after announcing it would be going out of business and closing all of its stores in 44 states and Puerto Rico, San Diego-based Charlotte Russe Holdings Corp. tweeted on April 11 that it plans on re-opening 100 retail locations.

Company Brings Plenty of Experience to Its First Local Casino Work

ARCHITECT: Respect and Relationships Are Key Part Of Working With Tribes

For over 20 years, Delawie, a San Diego-based architectural firm, had its hands full as the sole architect for Qualcomm Inc. But, following a lawsuit that kept publicly-traded companies from sole-sourcing and instead required them to select via a bidding process in the mid-1990s, Delawie had some time on its hands.

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Market Momentum Starts 2019 Strong and Keeps Going

San Diego’s commercial real estate markets in all sectors started 2019 with a burst of activity that brokers and analysts say is likely to continue.

USD Team Wins Real Estate Design Competition

Graduate students from the University of San Diego’s School of Business won a recent international real estate design competition — besting teams from such powerhouse schools as Harvard University, Columbia University and Cornell University.

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