Stories for June 2006
Friday, June 30
Some 2,200 health care workers at Palomar Pomerado Health, the state's largest hospital district, have salary increases and other perks thanks to a new nurses' union contract.
Tenet Healthcare Corp. has reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and federal agencies that will cease investigations into allegations that Tenet illegally overbilled Medicare.
Thursday, June 29
San Diego International Airport has installed an advanced explosives detection system in the baggage screening area at Terminal 2 that will more than double the pace of screening bags.
Accredited Home Lenders Holding Co. said it closed a $1.4 billion securitization of loans June 29.
Patriot Scientific Corp., a Carlsbad public firm that holds patents for microprocessors, said June 29 it signed Japanese camera manufacturer Pentax Corp. as a licensee of its technologies.
Mary Cataldo has been named Attorney of the Year for 2006 by the North County Bar Association.
Ryan Cos. US Inc. and the city of Carlsbad on June 29 announced their collaboration to bring the city's first certified green , or LEED , building to the Towers at Bressi Ranch.
Sunnyvale-based Applied Micro Circuits Corp. said it was not expected to complete an internal audit regarding stock option granting processes and related accounting practices by June 29.
Children's Hospital has received $60 million from Ernest Rady and is renaming the hospital after him.
Wednesday, June 28
The Pauma Band of Mission Indians announced new plans to expand its casino and build a 500-room resort hotel in North County's Pauma Valley.
Nitches Inc., a San Diego-based maker of women's clothing with about $40 million in annual sales, said June 28 it agreed to purchase the Home D & #233;cor business of Taresha LLC.
Pamela A. Bresnahan, recently named an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Law, has been named among the 100 most influential lawyers in America by the National Law Journal.
Tuesday, June 27
San Diego's high-tech industry employed nearly 100,000 people, or about 10 percent of San Diego's total private-sector employment, according to a new survey.
Calling all sushi lovers, or those who would like to view one of those weird eating contests. Ichiban Hillcrest is hosting its fifth annual sushi-eating contest.
A bill to allow a form of casino-style gambling at the state's horse racing tracks was derailed when a hearing set for June 26 was blocked.
Monday, June 26
Scantron Corp., a company popularly associated with the No. 2 pencil, will demonstrate two of its Web-based products at the National Educational Computing Conference from July 5 to 7 in San Diego.
A new Latino grocer is opening in Southcrest this week, taking advantage of what some analysts are calling an Albertsons-inspired land grab. Northgate Gonzalez Market will hold grand opening festivities June 29.
A UC San Diego TV program about nanoscience received five Emmy Awards this month.
Crave parties feature mobile spa services and shopping conveniently set up like a party, where guests can wear pajamas or yoga clothes to feel relaxed and pampered.
A company that regularly carries clients thousands of miles is moving itself, though the distance is not far.
Members of the group ASAP 21 say few options exist for replacing Lindbergh Field.
Buying a basic home in San Diego is tough enough, so what hope is there for those who fantasize about a little vacation hideaway? Our mailbag has turned up a couple of possibilities.
The Jamul Indian Village plans to build its casino/resort in phases, putting up the casino first and a hotel three years later.
San Diego-based Urban West Associates will put its mark on the San Francisco skyline with its One Rincon Hill high-rise project.
Whitestone TEC, Inc. founder Tom Dorosewicz has achieved what most executives strive for , an enviable balance between work, home and community.
Thanks to a generally improved economy in the past decade, the number of student loan borrowers who default on repayment has been dropping.
Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP has been named the top San Diego trademark law firm for the second year in a row by Trademark Insider.
David Peckinpaugh brings many talents to his new job running the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau , including the ability to squeeze a marketing budget.
St. Bernard Software Inc., a San Diego-based Internet security software firm that announced a merger with Sand Hill IT Security Acquisition Corp. in October, is close to consummating the transaction.
GMS Realty signs a deal to construct and manage shopping centers in Shenzhen.
With its penchant for phenomenal growth, San Diego-based SkillStorm, Inc. is making national headlines.
Use, or Misuse of Words, Leading To a Rhetoric Gap
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's office issued a warning this month to six California casinos, including two in San Diego County, saying they need to adhere to the 2,000-slot-machine limit they negotiated with the state.
Interstate Highways: A System in Crisis Five Decades Later
Handling hazardous materials and managing regulatory compliance are necessary evils in the workplace. Carlsbad-based 3E Co. is one of the few firms that gladly manages the tasks.
Swiss-based Nestl & #233; S.A. is paying $600 million for Jenny Craig, Inc., a weight loss business that boasts 641 centers and about 4,000 employees, including 250 at its Carlsbad headquarters.
Leap Wireless International, Inc., a flat-rate wireless service carrier, is in the middle of a big expansion, and needs cash. Lots of it.
Stock in Anadys Pharmaceuticals, Inc. dived nearly 50 percent after the company halted a human clinical trial for its hepatitis C drug.
Multi-billion-dollar British retailer Tesco is looking to make its U.S. debut in San Diego.
An agreement to acquire the W Hotel San Diego is expected to close by June 30, according to a source close to the deal. The buyer was said to be San Clemente-based Sunstone Hotel Investors.
Lenders that specialize in making student loans have been pulling what amounts to an industrywide all-nighter, helping borrowers lock in lower interest rates before an impending July 1 deadline when interest rates on all loans will increase.
Friday, June 23
In the hope of altering the negative impact of racinos on California's horseracing industry, a San Francisco assemblyman has introduced a bill that would allow terminals at the state's tracks to be used to wager on past races.
Nokia has announced a "broad restructuring" of its business specializing in Code Division Multiple Access, or CDMA, technology. The move is bound to affect Nokia's San Diego office.
Thursday, June 22
Southwest Airlines, the nation's only profit-making airline, plans to test assigned seating starting with about 200 selected flights departing from Lindbergh Field.
Pfizer Inc. has cut its ties with Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc., leaving the bruised drug company to battle the Food and Drug Administration over the sleeping pill Indiplon by itself.
Julia Wilson has left her job as chief executive of CommNexus San Diego, a local trade organization for the high-tech communications industry.
Edward P. Allard III has been appointed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to the San Diego Superior Court.
Sempra Energy, San Diego's largest publicly traded company, has hired Jessie J. Knight Jr. away from the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Wednesday, June 21
The Encinitas-based Coast News Group announced June 21 that it plans to publish two new weekly newspapers: one devoted to Vista and the other to San Marcos.
Michael D. Pattinson, the president and chief executive officer of Barratt American homebuilders in Carlsbad, has been named San Diego Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young LLP.
Carlsbad-based satellite and wireless tech firm ViaSat Inc. acquired El Cajon-based Enerdyne Technologies Inc. in a $26 million deal.
Publishing firms are investing in San Diego-based cell phone developer Vocel, with the latest round of investment announced June 19.
Tuesday, June 20
Leap Wireless International Inc. said it began offering its flat-rate Cricket wireless service in Cincinnati on June 20.
David Wright is replacing Dave Driggers as chief executive officer of San Diego-based Verari Systems, Inc.
Carlsbad-based GMS Realty, owner and operator of Seaport Village in San Diego, announced June 20 that it has received a $750 million investment from the Washington State Investment Board.
Michael Lea, a nationally known authority on housing and mortgage finance, has been named an executive in residence for this fall in San Diego State University's College of Business Administration.
Monday, June 19
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has acquired an 86,952-square-foot corporate office/research and development building that sits on 6.17 acres in Rancho Bernardo for $18.4 million.
A year after settling a longtime dispute over ownership of patents, Patriot Scientific Corp. has struck new licensing agreements with Sony Corp. and Nikon Corp., two of the world's largest electronics manufacturers.
Being a New Medium, the Business Journal Is the Message
Torrey Pines Therapeutics, Inc. says it plans to merge with a small public biotechnology firm, but won't disclose how much cash on hand the companies have. To industry watchers, the number is one of the most important indications of an early stage biotech
San Diego County's wedding industry is estimated to be worth more than $400 million; and who better to cash in on the spending frenzy than the masters of moneymaking themselves , casinos.
Nestle announced June 19 that it is buying the Carlsbad-based weight-management company Jenny Craig Inc. for an estimated $600 million.
The 2006 American Business Awards recognized San Diego-based Networkcar, Inc. for its innovation June 12 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City.
The U.S. Navy Region Southwest has a new policy banning the use of hand-held cell phones while driving on bases.
Always a bridesmaid, never a bride. That's a complaint you won't be hearing from San Diego wedding professionals cashing in on the county's booming nuptials market.
June's primary election left the Grossmont Healthcare District with the $247 million it needs for seismic upgrades and expansion. The fate of a similar bond measure in the Tri-City Healthcare District was, at press time, was too close to call.
Dr. Ivor Royston has been named as the next inductee into the Connect Entrepreneur Hall of Fame.
Freedom Grill, Inc. co-founder Scott Salter longed to be in business for himself, but when he started the company four years ago, letting go of a steady paycheck was a scary proposition. "Once our patent came through, I knew we had something," Salter said
Stath Karras, the president and chief executive officer of Burnham Real Estate in San Diego, considers the Irvine Co.'s major push into the Class A office market as a healthy sign for Downtown.
The San Diego Public Library provides workshops and seminars designed to teach everything from e-commerce know-how to patent, trademark and copyright processes.
A partnership, backed by a group of well-heeled investors, all with ties to Australia, is betting that San Diegans will embrace Aussie-style conviviality.
Del Mar-based MIR3, Inc. is partnering with Irving, Texas-based ExxonMobil Corp. to educate businesses along the Gulf region about preparing for the hurricane season.
Local biotechnology companies are reaching to a surprising place to secure the future of the industry from advancing global competition , San Diego County youth.
July 1 marks San Diego mechanical contractor Jackson & Blanc's 75th anniversary. "I still have the original handwritten ledger from July 1, 1931," said Kirk Jackson, company president.
A strong military presence at the recent satellite and communications show in San Diego was evidence of the increasing role technology plays in defending the country.
Hedge funds, unregulated investment pools that often take contrarian bets on the market, are growing like weeds, and their managers are wielding the kind of clout that can give public companies the willies.
San Diego Landscaping Firms Support Immigration Reform Effort
Mayor Jerry Sanders has nominated Bryan B. Min, the president and chief executive officer of Epsilon Systems Solutions Inc., for appointment to the board of directors of the San Diego Convention Center Corp.
The Irvine Co. , which already dominates the Class A office market in Downtown San Diego , is spending $36 million to establish a gold standard for its six office buildings there.
Tri-City Medical Center's top officer conceded this week, acknowledging that the hospital's $596 million ballot measure is not going to garner the votes needed to pass.
Next President of Mexico Must Continue Path of Reform Initiated by Vicente Fox
San Diego County's unemployment rate remained at 3.7 percent in May, the same rate as April, according to the state's Employment Development Department.
San Diego's only full-time jazz station has tuned into Epiphany PR in an attempt to increase sponsorships to the publicly funded radio station.
Despite a year-over-year decline in occupancy rates during the Memorial Day weekend, hoteliers remain optimistic that the summer turnout will improve.
Kandy Neyenesch comes to work each day knowing that she is carrying on the long history of Neyenesch Printers, Inc. on Kettner Boulevard.
The Pala Band of Mission Indians has served notice that it wants to greatly expand its casino, and add to its hotel and spa.
The military is testing technologies of several San Diego firms this month in simulated exercises that re-create wartime and humanitarian aid situations. A central player is the Predator B Mariner Unmanned Aircraft System.
InfoSonics Corp. saw its shares plummet more than 28 percent June 12, apparently all because of having to restate its first-quarter results that cut profits by a third to $1.2 million.
Question: My Web site and brochure aren't bringing in any business. What can I do right now to make them more effective?
Friday, June 16
Malibu-based American Commercial Equities Two, LLC has bought the Old Town Corral office and retail complex for $8.2 million.
Two compatible nonprofits in California and the United Kingdom signed a space development agreement at the International Satellite and Communications exchange, ISCe, conference June 13-15 in San Diego.
Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. has broken its silence after a month, announcing it has not yet met with the Food and Drug Administration, but that it has prepared a statement requesting the agency clarify concerns it has about the company's sleeping pill.
Target has signed a letter of intent with Mercado Alliance, LLC to serve as anchor tenant of San Diego Mercado, a mixed-use redevelopment slated for the intersection of Interstate 5 and the San Diego-Coronado Bridge.
The Carlsbad City Council gave its unanimous support to building a large-scale desalination plant in the city with a 4-0 vote for the project June 13.
The city of San Diego issued $100 million in municipal bonds June 15, the first in a series intended to reduce a $1.4 billion deficit in its employee pension fund.
The Comerica Bank building, built in 1974 at 600 B St. in Downtown San Diego, is being sold by Santa Ana-based Triple Net Properties LLC for a reported $96 million.
Thursday, June 15
Nearly half of San Diego employers expect to hire more personnel during the third quarter, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook survey.
The San Diego City Council on June 13 tightened the reins on condo conversions by issuing new guidelines.
Rising real estate prices and stagnating wages are putting a serious squeeze on San Diegans of all income levels, according to a report released by the San Diego Housing Federation.
Advanced Marketing Services Inc., a book distribution company based here, has asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to terminate the registration of its common stock.
Wednesday, June 14
With the end of its third quarter in sight, wireless technology company Qualcomm Inc. raised its earnings forecast for the quarter.
The slowdown in San Diego County's real estate market is continuing, but prices also have been rising, according to the San Diego Association of Realtors' May report.
Tuesday, June 13
Sequoia Communications, a San Diego maker of semiconductor chips used in wireless networks, says it arranged $25 million in Series E financing that will allow the company to bring a new chip into full volume production.
Science Applications International Corp., a research and engineering firm based here, said it entered into a new five-year credit agreement that permits it to borrow up to $750 million.
Monday, June 12
Sempra Generation, a unit of San Diego-based Sempra Energy, plans to sell one of its subsidiaries for $225 million.
By all appearances, the change at the top at Axesstel Inc., a maker of wireless telephones and data products, has been amicable, even warm and fuzzy.
Borrego Springs Bank, owned by the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians, reported an after tax net profit of more than $5.8 million for its first quarter, nearly all of it coming from the sale of its Indian Gaming Services in February.
Finding workers, securing financing and commercializing technology are top concerns among chief scientific officers at biotech companies, according to a study prepared for the annual Biotechnology Industry Organization conference.
The star-crossed Cedros Crossing mixed-use project , the biggest ever contemplated in Solana Beach history , could become the heart of this affluent city if it ever gets green-lighted.
San Diego city officials are hailing a tentative ruling June 6 by a state appellate panel that overturns a 2001 judgment of more than $100 million in favor of plaintiff Roque De La Fuente.
CapitalWorks Investment Partners LLC, a San Diego based investment advisory firm, and its part-owner, Mark Correnti, agreed to a censure, cease-and-desist order and payment of penalties totaling $65,000, said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Ju
Trizec Properties Inc., which acquired two prime office buildings in Downtown San Diego last month, has been sold in a transaction valued at $8.9 billion.
Wireless technology firm Qualcomm Inc. announced June 12 that it had filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission against mobile phone maker Nokia.
Software publishers and developers have earned more than $700 million from the sale of BREW applications and services since commercial launch in November 2001.
Companies interested in getting exposure before the region's biggest marketing and PR officials may want to call the San Diego chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.
San Diego's Vical, Inc. received an earlier than expected boost for development of its avian flu vaccine.
The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce has to decide whether to support or oppose the ballot proposal to put an international airport at Miramar Marine Corps Air Station.
San Diego Research Center Inc., a defense systems integration company, said June 12 that it agreed to be acquired by Argon ST Inc., a Fairfax, Va., firm that provides equipment and systems to defense contractors, for $41 million in cash.
Events such as the recent theft of personal electronic data on up to 26.5 million U.S. veterans from the home of a data analyst underscores the need to protect digitally stored data.
Lawyers nationwide are increasingly integrating technology in their legal practices to help them win cases. Video, for example, is replacing paper-based depositions and courtroom presentations.
Local business and education leaders shared ideas for fostering creativity and innovation in the workplace while turning a profit.
With marriage, couples usually settle down to long-term careers or entrepreneurial activity. But when your spouse is in the U.S. military, settling down can be impossible , especially if you want to start a business.
Designer Learns Marketing Lessons By Trial and Error
The value of loans guaranteed by the U.S. Small Business Administration's San Diego district office declined by $92 million for the first half of this fiscal year, though the number of loans approved increased by 3.5 percent compared to a year ago.
When bad stuff happens, sometimes a little light goes on, and you say, "Now, I know what I'm supposed to be doing with my life!" That's how it was for Dona Wilson, who now owns the successful Fitness Together Rancho Bernardo franchise.
Nine Out of 10 Small-Business Owners Oppose Property Seizures for Commercial Development
A local pharmaceutical firm believes that its herbal cream for treating diabetes ulcers could be the first botanical drug to pass regulatory muster, thus opening the door for more alternative medicines , a gray area for the industry.
The Manchester Financial Group's latest plans for redeveloping the prime 14.72-acre Navy Broadway Complex is a step up from its last rendition , but it's still not hitting the mark, in the opinion of a Centre City Development Corp. board member.
Hospitals see trouble ahead if they lose reimbursement for caring for some poor people under a new law that requires proof of citizenship for Medi-Cal benefits.
Tenet California's top executive assured San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob in a letter this week that the company would make every effort to sell troubled Alvarado Hospital Medical Center to an experienced hospital operator.
A start-up in San Marcos hopes to make the conversion from compact disc players to iPods just a little less painful.
Science Applications International Corp., a research and engineering firm based in San Diego, reported net income of $105 million for its 2007 first quarter ended April 30.
Sempra Energy announced June 9 that it will be adding a new member to its board of directors. Luis Tellez, 47, of Mexico City, will be the 11th member of the corporate board.
Friday, June 9
Sycuan Casino broke ground June 7 on a 2,000-space parking garage, planned for completion in summer 2007. The $40 million structure is the largest project in a $55 million construction program.
Torrey Pines Therapeutics, Inc. has announced plans to merge with another small biotechnology firm, and the newly formed company will be public.
A fully occupied retail property in Santee was sold June 9 for $5.4 million to a private investor from Orange County.
Gas prices across the region have declined for the third consecutive week, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California's weekend gas watch.
Robert Beyster, founder and inspiration behind Science Applications International Corp., will receive the 2006 Herb Klein Civic Leadership Award on June 12 at the 41st annual dinner of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp.
Thursday, June 8
There's pizza day, and then there's record-breaking pizza day. The latter occurred June 8 in San Diego when Nassco accepted the delivery of 13,500 pizza pies from Papa John's, breaking the Guinness World Record for world's largest pizza order.
June Chocheles will be the new chief operating officer at Connect, a San Diego-based organization that assists technology companies get started.
Pamela Lawton Wilson, a partner with the law firm of Wertz McDade Wallace Moot & Brower, has become the first San Diego attorney to lead the California Political Attorneys Association.
Wednesday, June 7
CapitalWorks Investment Partners LLC, a San Diego-based investment advisory firm, and its part-owner, Mark Correnti, agreed to a censure, a cease-and-desist order and payment of penalties totaling $65,000, said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
In a ruling hailed by San Diego elected officials as good news that could save the city millions of dollars, a three- judge panel from the state 4th District Court of Appeal in Riverside issued a tentative judgment voiding a 2001 jury verdict in favor of
Callaway Golf Co. announced June 6 their plans to repurchase up to $50 million in the company's common stock.
San Diego's incumbent City Council members won by landslides in the June 6 election primary, and won't be facing runoffs in November. Two prominent county officials also retained their seats.
Tuesday, June 6
First United Bank, a San Diego lender acquired by Houston-based MetroBank about a year ago, is changing its name to Metro United Bank to reflect the change of ownership.
The two-building, 128,296-square-foot Wateridge Technology Center in Sorrento Mesa has been sold for $32.7 million.
Eric C. Naslund has been nominated by Mayor Jerry Sanders to the San Diego Planning Commission.
Chicago-based Trizec Properties, Inc., which on May 2 had announced the acquisition of two prime office buildings in Downtown San Diego, has been sold in a transaction valued at $8.9 billion.
Monday, June 5
Susan Sbicca, executive chef and co-owner of Sbicca Bistro in Del Mar and Meritage Restaurant in Encinitas, was named "chef of the year" by the San Diego Chapter of the California Restaurant Association.
Defense officials test the performance of a new stealth watercraft during minesweeping exercises on San Diego Bay.
With Miramar Marine Corps Air Station poised to go on the ballot as a suitable site for relocating San Diego International Airport from Lindbergh Field, the business coalition ASAP 21 has scheduled a series of public forums on the issue.
Jaguar's S-Type R Does Little to Reinforce the Automaker's Image
Businesses must approach avian flu preparedness with a big-picture mindset, according to New York-based business forecasting nonprofit The Conference Board.
Jeffrey Cavignac, who runs the Cavignac & Associates insurance brokerage, likes his industry for the same reason he appreciates a good bottle of wine.
Rodney Hood stops for a luncheon speech at California Coast Credit Union before returning to Washington, D.C.
Tony Saadat of Electronic Online Systems International has been chosen as Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration's district office.
According to a leading national travel forecast, historically high fuel prices accompanied by broader economic concerns will have a somewhat negative affect on summer travel. Yet overall travel volume will be flat.
Despite the enormous obstacles Advanced Marketing Services faces, particularly in the legal arena, new chief Gary Rautenstrauch says the company's core value hasn't been diminished, and there are brighter days ahead.
Lansing, Mich.-based Capital Bancorp emphasizes local control for its banks, which include Point Loma Community Bank, Sunrise Bank of San Diego and the Bank of Escondido.
Question: "Chamber mixers and association gatherings have always intimidated me. How do I keep myself from looking so out of place?"
Advertising jingles still have their fans, and in many cases, still pack a punch.
The San Diego Chargers sixth annual Chargers Champions program raised more than $400,000 for scholarships and grants for 11 San Diego-area schools.
Alvarado Hospital Medical Center has several potential buyers.
Urban + West, a California developer specializing in new urban properties, is making its first foray into San Diego's commercial real estate market with its eye on small businesses.
The San Diego Regional Airport Authority voted June 5 to ask voters whether the government should work toward locating an international airport at Miramar Marine Corps Air Station.
The simmering debate over eminent domain , a local municipality's right to seize private property for the public good , is now on full boil in San Diego, as ballot initiatives and legislative bills are being proposed to further bolster private property ri
San Diego County's planned issue of $240 million in tax revenue anticipation notes was given the highest possible rating by all three credit rating agencies.
With the mortgage business cooling down, and profit margins on loans getting tighter, consolidation talk among the multitude of home lenders is picking up.
Speaking before a military booster group last week, San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders stressed listening to the military when planning a future international airport.
Whether it's high-tech or hamburgers, the backgrounds of the six newest members of The Chairmen's RoundTable are, in a word, diverse.
Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc. won a $23 million contract to repair and upgrade the Navy's berthing barges, and service the computer systems on board, for the next four years.
The Performance Institute is leading the charge to get City Hall to restore hotel room tax funding for the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau, the county's primary tourism marketing arm.
The stage is being set for an ugly battle of big tobacco versus California hospitals and several health care nonprofit groups.
Griffin Ace Hardware owner William "Bill" Griffin entrusts his three grown daughters to keep the small family business not only going, but growing.
Scripps Health will combine cardiac programs at its Scripps Memorial La Jolla and Scripps Green hospitals.
Why Miramar Is Not Suitable As a Regional Airport Site
Friday, June 2
Mayor Jerry Sanders on June 2 announced the sale of about $109 million of tax allocation bonds , both tax-exempt and taxable , for the Centre City Redevelopment Project Area.
Without admitting any wrongdoing, Albertsons, Inc. has agreed to pay San Diego and three other California counties a total of $2 million to settle allegations that the grocery chain overcharged its customers.
Telecom firm Nortel Networks won its trade secret and copyright infringement case against San Diego-based Platinum Networks, Inc. in a trial that concluded June 1 with a jury award of $47.4 million for punitive damages.
Carrier Johnson, the San Diego architectural firm that was part of the Manchester Financial Group's team to redevelop the Navy Broadway Complex Downtown, is out of the game.
A dozen attorneys from the San Diego office of Fish & Richardson have departed to start a local branch of the Boston-based law firm of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Thursday, June 1
The San Diego Chargers met with two elected officials from Chula Vista to discuss the possibility of relocating the team's stadium there May 31.
The San Diego City Council on May 30 approved a fiscal 2007 budget totaling $2.6 billion.
Goal Financial LLC, a San Diego-based lender specializing in student loans, said it acquired ScholarshipExperts.com of Jacksonville, Fla.
OneSource Distributors, an Oceanside-based electronics distributor, obtained an investment for 49 percent of its company from Heritage Partners Inc. of Boston.
John J. Rice, a 15-year veteran of the U.S. attorney's office, has joined the firm of Lerach Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP on its securities-fraud task force.