Stories for September 2006
Friday, September 29
The San Diego neighborhood of La Jolla, for three years running the most expensive neighborhood in America, has fallen to third place among the nation's 317 largest housing markets.
San Diego City Councilmen Kevin Faulconer, 2nd District, and Brian Maienschein, 5th District, earned perfect scores from the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce based on how they voted on key business issues.
First Community Bancorp of Rancho Santa Fe and Community Bancorp of Escondido said each company's shareholders approved separate actions Sept. 27 sought in connection with First Community's acquisition of Community Bancorp.
HSBC North America, based in Chicago and operating an auto finance unit in San Diego, was ranked by Working Mother magazine among the top 10 on a list of 100 best companies in the nation in its October issue.
Ken Simonson, chief economist for the Association of General Contractors of America, doesn't share the gloomy view of the future spelled out by the UCLA Anderson Forecast.
Despite having less exhibit space to offer and fewer downtown hotel rooms to accommodate meeting-goers than many of its chief competitors, the San Diego Convention Center managed to capture the lion's share of highly sought-after event business this year.
Thursday, September 28
The ruling bodies for the city and the county of San Diego approved a memorandum of understanding, a pact that commits the agencies to work cooperatively to see what can be done to help keep the Chargers football club in San Diego.
San Diego-based modem manufacturer Novatel Wireless Inc. took a 17.7 percent hit in its share price Sept. 28, following a downgrade from "outperform" to "neutral" by research firm Cowen & Co.
SYS Technologies, a San Diego-based defense contractor specializing in technology services, reported Sept. 28 a net loss of $1 million on $16.9 million in revenue for its fourth quarter ended June 30.
The state Office of the Patient Advocate released its 2006 health care quality report card, giving star ratings to health maintenance organizations for their quality and service.
The Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies announced Sept. 26 that it has picked up $88.5 million in Florida state and local incentives for the research institute to set up shop in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Vista-based DJO Inc. is moving the markers with its marketing plans by announcing a sponsorship agreement with standout NFL quarterback Carson Palmer of the Cincinnati Bengals.
SpaceDev Inc., a Poway-based space product developer, announced Sept. 28 that founder James Benson has left the company to pursue an alternative business venture.
California's real estate sectors will continue to decline, and some 100,000 construction jobs could be lost through 2008, according to the UCLA Anderson Forecast released Sept. 28.
Wednesday, September 27
San Diego-based Digital Orchid, which specializes in games and other programs for wireless phones, announced Sept. 26 that it has acquired a similar company, Madrid, Spain-based Blue Tech.
NovaCardia Inc., a San Diego company developing drugs to fight cardiovascular diseases, announced this week that it has closed a $48 million Series B financing.
Science Applications International Corp. announced Sept. 27 that shareholders approved a merger agreement and two new stock-based compensation programs. The moves are important steps toward the company's initial public offering.
Escondido-based Detectent Inc. announced Sept. 27 that it has been awarded the 2006 Frost & Sullivan Entrepreneurial Company of the Year award in the U.S. energy management services market.
Tuesday, September 26
Northrop Grumman Corp. received contracts totaling more than $42 million for the company's Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle program, the Pentagon announced Sept. 26.
DJO Inc., a Vista medical device maker, announced Sept. 26 that it has signed a three-year, sole-source deal to supply Consorta Inc., an Illinois-based health care purchasing organization, with its products.
San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders will be the keynote speaker for the 16th annual California Public Finance Conference, scheduled for Sept. 27 in San Francisco.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed Senate Bill 107 on Sept. 26, pushing forward the deadline for San Diego Gas & Electric Co. and other utilities to generate 20 percent of their energy from renewable sources.
Several North County chambers of commerce are sponsoring an appearance by Rep. Brian Bilbray, R-Escondido, Oct. 19 at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.
Patric Hendershott has been tapped to serve as visiting chairman in the real estate program of San Diego State University's College of Business Administration.
Monday, September 25
Alternative uses of the sun's rays have been heating up discussion for Solar Energy Week, hosted by the nonprofit San Diego Regional Energy Office.
Question: How can I best position my company for growth throughout its various life cycles?
With the real estate market slowing due to decreased demand and increased supply of listings, the once-robust sellers' market is transitioning to a buyers' market, say experts.
Pacific Pathway Inc. turns 1 year old next month, and oh, what a happy first birthday it'll be.
San Diego-based Sony Online Entertainment LLC is part movie studio, part video-game developer, formed in 1995 as an online collaboration of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Sony Corp. of America.
With more homes going into foreclosure, owners having difficulties making their mortgage payments, and sellers owing more than their house is worth, sellers are seeking alternative and fast ways to sell their homes.
Lyons Warren in San Diego is providing engineering services for Butterfield Station, a new 75,000-square-foot retail center now under way in Temecula.
A campaign to generate funds for UC San Diego called Imagine What's Next has raised $915 million since being launched in July 2000. During the 2005 fiscal year, $160.7 million in private donations were received.
Imagine Ronald McDonald working side by side in a laboratory with scientists from the Scripps Research Institute.
The destination management firms that protested the San Diego Convention Center Corp.'s decision to give preferred status to a competitor in December are not letting go. They continue to argue that the process was flawed, and they are fighting back.
Before Escondido's Community Bancorp agreed to be acquired by Rancho Santa Fe's First Community Bancorp, it was in talks with another institution in mid-2005. But discussions went nowhere, according to a prospectus issued on the pending acquisition.
Because of their size and limited capital, many local community banks can't meet customer loan requirements, so they often join forces with other banks to make larger loans.
Behind the walls of Qualcomm Inc.'s main offices in Sorrento Valley is Steve Harvey, a South African who specializes in counter-terrorism.
Newspaper publishers from around the county are cheering a new law that makes it illegal for any one person to take more than 25 copies of a free publication.
As the clock ticks down on the moment when the San Diego Chargers can begin talking to other cities outside the county about a new stadium, city and county officials are taking steps toward a joint-powers authority aimed at keeping the franchise here.
Christopher W. Waddell has been named general counsel for the San Diego City Employees' Retirement System.
When police arrived at Rady Children's Hospital in May to tell executives they believed a hospital employee was molesting children there, public relations chief Tom Hanscom knew a floodgate was about to burst ...
I celebrated my 21st birthday in the Rendezvous Caf & #233; at the U.S. Grant Hotel back when a larger-than-life oil painting of the Civil War general-turned-president hung prominently against a backdrop of red-flocked wallpaper in the lobby.
Shell Oil Co. President John Hofmeister stopped off in San Diego on Sept. 13 as part of a 50-city tour the oil giant is conducting to talk about gas prices and other issues related to energy. He was accompanied by Robert Pease, president of Shell Oil Trad
Brothers in life and in business , that's the story behind Greg and Mike Loring.
A bounty of buildings around San Diego County are either going up, grandly opening or getting greenlighted
NeoStem Inc., a publicly traded company specializing in adult stem cell collection and banking service for long-term storage for therapeutic uses, has signed an agreement to open collection and storage centers nationally and internationally.
The Securities and Exchange Commission sanctioned Jeffrey Dunham, his San Diego investment company Dunham & Associates Investment Counsel Inc., and its related entities, for violating federal securities laws by improperly soliciting more than $350 million
Two new business publications are coming to town this fall.
Businesses never like to see an increase in the minimum wage.
In just five years, Oceanside's SponsorHouse.com has become the online networking service in which athletes, amateurs, as well as pro- and semi-pro in many nontraditional sports, can connect with sponsors, friends and fans.
"Tough" fish are protecting public drinking water from terrorist contamination and San Diego-based diagnostics firm Intelligent Automation Corp. is helping them do it.
Well, if you ask me, Wal-Mart's getting impaled right here in the nation's finest city.
Troy Saxton-Getty doesn't skip a heartbeat talking about spam, spam filtering, anti-spam software and e-mail filtering. He's too giddy about his company's massive 21 percent compound annual growth rate.
The Transportation Security Administration announced adjusted guidelines for plane passengers traveling with liquids. The new rules take effect Sept. 26.
Friday, September 22
Shares of DivX Inc., a San Diego-based maker of video compression software, sprinted to an opening price above $19 on Sept. 22, up $3 from its initial day's trading price on the Nasdaq stock exchange.
The Navy is set to christen its first multi-mission combat ship Sept. 23, transforming the U.S. Navy fleet one ship at a time.
Thursday, September 21
UC San Diego announced the appointment of professor Lawrence S.B. Goldstein to the new position of director of the UC San Diego Stem Cell Program.
Organ Network Puts Sharp on Probation; Two Patients Involved in Controversy Died Waiting for Transplants
Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego has been placed on probation by the national organ procurement network and the agency says two people died while waiting for pancreas transplants from the hospital.
Phil Cotton, public works director for the city of Encinitas, will receive a $30,000 salary bump when he begins his new job as its city manager early next month.
The Centre City Development Corp., San Diego's redevelopment agency for downtown, said Sept. 20 that it needs more time to evaluate a project for the Navy Broadway Complex site, and postponed any decision at its Sept. 27 meeting. The proposed project by t
Wednesday, September 20
Dalrada Financial Corp., a San Diego staffing company, said it acquired All Staffing Inc., a Pennsylvania staffing and employer organization firm, for $3.5 million in cash and common stock.
A state appellate court panel Sept. 19 upheld a tentative ruling from earlier this year that overturns an earlier judgment against the city of San Diego in a case involving developer/car dealer Roque de la Fuente.
Four local contractors and one out-of-town contractor were awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity construction contract by the U.S. Navy that could yield each company up to $100 million.
Tuesday, September 19
Neurocrine Biosciences Inc., developer of the experimental sleeping pill Indiplon, announced changes in executive management Sept. 19.
Carlsbad-based environmental consultant Assure Controls Inc. announced a distribution agreement with Asia Water Solutions Co. for the use of Assure's licensed products to address China's water contamination issues.
Bidding at the Federal Communications Commission's wireless spectrum auction closed Sept. 18 after 161 rounds, with San Diego-based Leap Wireless International Inc. walking away with close to $1 billion in new spectrum between its two bidding entities.
A $9 million renovation project to upgrade 32,000 square feet of conference and event space has been completed at the 462-room Paradise Point Resort & Spa on Vacation Road at Mission Bay.
Mohsen Anvari, dean of the University of San Diego's School of Business Administration, was arrested on drug charges in Beachwood, Ohio, on Sept. 18, according to a media release from the Beachwood Police Department.
Monday, September 18
A new player in the $7.2 billion-a-year coupon business has emerged locally, offering a new way to advertise local businesses to cellular phone users.
San Diego-based Sempra Energy's playing field is expanding rapidly beyond its utility business, and extending into liquefied natural gas and pipeline infrastructure ventures.
San Clemente-based Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. has sold the 175-room Holiday Inn in Mission Valley as part of a portfolio of 13 lodging properties that went for a total of $144.1 million to Trinity Hotel Investors LLC, a private New York City-based fund
The Spanish-, Russian-, Vietnamese-, Hmong-speaking health plan supposedly with a knack for making its members feel at home has many of them running away.
One boutique, two boutique, three boutique, four
Wells Fargo & Co. has appointed John Sotoodeh to president of community banking for the Southern California region. He will be responsible for leading more than 2,000 Wells Fargo team members and 141 banking branches in San Diego, Imperial, San Bernardino and Riverside counties. Most recently, Sotoodeh served as the regional president for the Peninsula market in San Francisco. He has been with Wells Fargo for the past 16 years, starting as a teller, then serving as store manager and district manager.
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation's Race for the Cure set for Nov. 5 is bringing together employees from San Diego-based public companies who want to show their support for cancer research.
The American Business Women's Association has selected Pattie Vargas as one of the "2007 Top Ten Business Women." The ABWA recognized Vargas for outstanding achievement in her career, community involvement and educational development. Vargas has served as vice president, newsletter editor and scholarship chairwoman for the ABWA. She is principal of the Vargas Group, a local management consulting company.
Less than two months shy of its second anniversary, Today's Local News is laying off half its staff, some of whom helped launch the paper.
Big deals coming down Cruzan-Monroe in San Diego has sold the Scripps Wateridge Corporate Center in Sorrento Mesa to Boston investment fund Colony Realty Partners for $38 million.
Frank Mercardante had it all planned out. Once the sale of his bank was completed in June, he'd take a part-time job outside of banking , and take more time to smell the roses.
Websense Inc. and St. Bernard's Software both operate in the same space called Web filtering software. But comparing the two really isn't fair.
Well, if you ask me, what's missing here in America's Finest City is the lack of vision.
Profits at San Diego's public companies are down overall for the year but are still growing, financial experts say, and of the county's 100 or so public companies, at least 10 continue to be market leaders in their industries.
David R. Snyder is a man of contradictions. A partner at the law firm of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP in San Diego ...
Startup Tarari Inc. is defeating computer viruses one chip at a time.
San Diego developers Farshad and Farzad Yaghouti have broken ground on a three-story retail, office and medical building in Coronado.
San Diego-based iVow Inc., a provider of disease management services to treat chronic obesity, said it has agreed to be acquired by Crdentia Corp. for $3.5 million.
San Diego's unemployment rate for August dropped to 4.1 percent, down from 4.3 percent in July. It was at 4.4 percent in August 2005, according to the latest report from the state Employment Development Department.
A product of the Aloha State, entrepreneur Leana Hosken did more than just launch her own business five years ago. She made a lifestyle choice rooted in an island-style upbringing that celebrates all things natural.
Confidence levels among CEOs of small- to mid-sized U.S. businesses are at a three-year low. In San Diego, the No. 1 cause for concern is staffing.
Another Action Sports Retailer Trade Expo has come and gone in San Diego, receiving a passing, albeit somewhat lukewarm, grade from local businesses.
The area's thousands of small businesses are a driving force for the San Diego economy, and now because of a local partnership, these business owners have an opportunity to participate in training programs to help increase their ability to plan, manage an
Question: I have an opportunity to partner with another consultant on a client project. What are some of the risks with this venture?
Many San Diegans who remodeled their homes last year more than recouped their investments, a rarity among cities across the nation.
Friday, September 15
San Diego's once overheated real estate market is cooling down , a perfect time for consumers to take advantage of this new "buyer's market."
Accredited Home Lenders Holding Co., a San Diego-based mortgage lender specializing in sub-prime home loans, said its shareholders overwhelmingly approved the $340 million purchase of Aames Investment Co. of Los Angeles on Sept. 15.
Thursday, September 14
RF Industries Inc. Ltd, a San Diego distributor of communications connectors and cables, reported net income of $407,000 for its third quarter ended July 31, more than double the profits earned in the like period of 2005.
Stamford, Conn.-based Poseidon Resources Corp. announced that the Poseidon Desalination demonstration facility in Carlsbad has been awarded the most prestigious award in the water industry.
Ashworth, a Carlsbad-based maker of golf apparel, said its chairman and chief executive officer, Randall L. Herrel, will resign effective Oct. 17.
Carlsbad-based communications device company ViaSat Inc. announced two orders for its jam-resistant communications terminals totaling $10.9 million.
Scripps Mercy Hospital has received the largest donation in its 116-year history , $10 million from local millionaire developer Conrad Prebys.
Those tumbling gas prices in recent weeks are the result of increased supplies due to oil companies stockpiling larger volumes, anticipating another major hurricane season, plus the decrease in purchases caused by the end of the driving season ...
The San Diego City Council on Sept. 12 approved a $98 million development that will "provide desperately needed housing" in Hillcrest, according to Councilwoman Toni Atkins, whose 3rd District covers the area.
The median price for all homes in San Diego County dipped 2.2 percent in August 2006, from $493,000 last year to $482,000.
Wednesday, September 13
Restaurant operator and franchiser Jack in the Box Inc. announced Sept. 12 that Scanlan Management LLC has acquired 25 of its restaurants in Hawaii for some $19 million in cash.
Sempra Energy's Pipelines & Storage unit announced Sept. 13 that it has acquired 75 percent ownership of three salt mines and more than 150 acres of property in Cameron Parish, La.
Jaynes Corp. in San Diego has completed construction on two major facilities at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, marking the beginning of a $50 million plan for the site.
Tuesday, September 12
The median price for all homes in North County , single-family detached and single-family attached , decreased from $565,000 in July to $555,000 in August.
Genentech Inc. must provide further proof of safety and efficacy to the Food and Drug Administration before the agency approves use of the company's cancer drug, Avastin, in combination with chemotherapy for first-line metastatic breast cancer.
An economic study released Sept. 12 concludes that alcohol drinkers are taking home more pay compared with those who shun the sauce.
The San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp. has given a thumbs up to the notion that the county's regional airport might one day be moved to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law a minimum wage increase Sept. 12 that, in two years, will make California's minimum wage the highest of any state.
Half the staff at Today's Local News is being laid off, Copley Press Inc. has announced.
An Internet-based San Diego company is offering its users an opportunity to make money in a multi-billion-dollar market and has announced a partnership to provide that service more widely.
Monday, September 11
Revenue generated by San Diego County's agricultural industry reached an all-time high last year, climbing to $1.5 billion, statistics released by the county this week show.
San Diego's Ophthonix Inc. is racing to the finish line to increase its own visibility. The privately owned firm was scheduled to make its debut at Chicagoland Speedway as the sponsor for driver Sarah Fisher in the Peak Antifreeze Indy 300 in Joilet, Ill.
On a clear morning Sept. 1, Grey Eagle Aviation Inc. launched its charter air service to San Felipe in Baja California, Mexico with a nine-passenger Cessna Caravan that took flight from McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad.
When asked, many entrepreneurs will say the path to small-business ownership was one they were born to take. Maxine Glazebrook is not one of those types of people.
Falling vacancy rates and rising appreciation highlighted Kearny Mesa's research and development/industrial sub-market during the first half of 2006, according to CB Richard Ellis' midyear report.
Ligand Pharmaceuticals announced Sept. 7 that Bristol, Tenn.-based King Pharmaceuticals has purchased the rights to Ligand painkiller Avinza for $265 million.
Next Pharmaceuticals Inc. may have opportunities to edge toward a more biotech-centered pipeline ...
Robert "Bob" Pinnegar knows what it means to work for employers who aren't held in high regard. Early on, he was a field representative for several local politicians. Today, he works for apartment owners.
The Santee City Council has approved a 20-unit condominium project on 2 acres along Fanita Drive near Paseo Ladera. And other news from around San Diego County.
Search engine optimization, click-through rates, consumer generated marketing , get to know these key terms, because in the next 36 months, two-thirds of TV advertising power will drop, leaving ample room for interactive online ads to take charge.
A move to attract the San Diego Chargers to National City got a boost last week when the seven-member Port Commission agreed to look at building a new stadium on a 52-acre waterfront parcel.
Paolo Pininfarina, who heads the Italian family-owned company famous for designing the Ferrari, insists that while the d & #233;cor ...
San Diego's economy is in the doldrums, and not looking at turning around anytime soon, according to the index of leading economic indicators released Sept. 6.
The Food and Drug Administration has asked Neurocrine Biosciences Inc. to study how its experimental sleeping pill, Indiplon, reacts with certain foods before the agency reconsiders market approval.
Sunrise Powerlink Premature, May Not Be Necessary at All; Proposition 86 Would Save Lives, Discourage Smoking Among the Young
Science Applications International Corp. announced Sept. 11 that it is part of the Lockheed Martin Corp. team that will compete for the Department of Homeland Security's Secure Border Initiative Program contract.
Qualcomm Inc. has granted Kids Included Together $250,000 to help with opening its National Training Center on Inclusion in Point Loma's NTC Promenade at Liberty Station.
Silvergate Bancorp Chairman and CEO Dennis Frank said the banking industry's fear of Wal-Mart's entry into retail banking prompted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. to suspend approval of transactions involving industrial loan companies for six months.
San Diego-based public relations firm Formula is now representing the No. 1 tequila in Mexico. Case Herradura has asked Formula to handle a media relations and promotions campaign for its brands, Herradura Tequila and El Jimador.
After the owners of the Beach 'N Diner in Coronado completed its renovation that is definitely "Kiss-my-grits-Mel" retro, they hired a chef to revise the menu with the type of cuisine they expect will entice more San Diegans to cross the bridge.
Local Civilians Spend a Day Aboard Pinckney, Observe Commitment, Dedication of U.S. Sailors
Kelly Capital, a local private equity fund, sold its largest company, National Linen & Uniform Service, last month to a private Salt Lake City company in the business.
Some 44 percent of San Diego employers say they'll be hiring more staff for the fourth quarter, according to a new Manpower Employment Outlook survey.
In the five years since Sept. 11, 2001, Lindbergh Field has spent more than $5 million trying to improve security at the nation's busiest single-runway airport.
The emergence of reliable wireless technologies, specifically those that keep laptop computers and cell phones working virtually everywhere, it seems, has made it possible for small business owners to leave town without feeling totally disconnected from t
Employee assistance provider ACI Specialty Benefits Corp. said it is offering mental health counseling to those businesses whose workers may be feeling anxiety or post-traumatic stress due to the five-year anniversary of Sept. 11 this week.
Green is good. That's the underlying message of the 2006 San Diego Green Conference, which will be examining environmentally friendly design and building, along with decision-making, at the University of San Diego, from Sept. 13-15.
Getting students who attend Ocean View Hills school in San Ysidro excited about learning and improving lives are important to Smart Technologies Inc., producer of interactive whiteboards.
JMI Realty, the real estate arm of San Diego Padres owner John Moores, could gain the distinction of building the nation's first ...
The official Web site of the city of Santee proclaims that it is "San Diego East County's Best Kept Secret."
A federal judge in New Jersey dismissed Irvine-based Broadcom Corp.'s antitrust case against San Diego-based Qualcomm Inc. on Aug. 31.
When Joanie Ogg, president of the National Association of Certified Travel Agents, began her career 35 years ago, she would spend hours poring over brochures and printed publications. The Internet has transformed travel agencies for the better.
Question: How do I choose the right banking strategy for my small business?
Rose Business Solutions , considered a small business itself with 27 employees , provides services to more than 200 small to midsized businesses throughout California that have outgrown financial software such as Microsoft QuickBooks.
Normal Heights artist Kim Emerson and San Diego-based Sundt Construction Inc. are teaming up to create mosaic artwork for Carlsbad's Pine Avenue Park.
Friday, September 8
The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce will hold its 16th annual Business Expo in the parking lot of Westfield Plaza Camino Real from 1 to 7 p.m. Sept. 20.
PostalAnnex+, the San Diego-based franchisor of shipping and packaging stores, announced Sept. 6 that it has acquired the franchise system of Florida-based Sunshine Pack & Ship USA Inc.
Fifteen attorneys from the San Diego office of Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP have been selected by their peers as some of the best lawyers in America for 2007.
San Diego-based Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. has announced two sales that will divest its commercial drug operations in return for $518 million in cash and cash consideration.
San Diego-based Iomega Corp. is lending a hand to hard-drive abusers , specifically those with Macs , with the release of the UltraMax 640 gigabyte desktop hard drive.
San Diego-based Cruzan-Monroe has sold the Scripps Wateridge Corporate Center in Sorrento Mesa to Boston-based Colony Realty Partners for $38 million.
Fish & Richardson P.C., with offices in San Diego, has been ranked the law firm with the best intellectual property practice in the 2007 edition of the "Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms."
Escondido-based real estate investment trust Realty Income Corp. announced Sept. 8 that it is offering 4.1 million shares of its common stock at $24.32 per share.
Thursday, September 7
Leadership at the Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies is on the verge of accepting an offer to expand in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
G. Jack Becker, president of Barratt American's San Diego division, on Sept. 6 announced his retirement following 25 years with the company.
San Diego attorney Ramon Lewis, a veteran defense counsel for nursing homes, is switching gears.
Wednesday, September 6
The California Public Utilities Commission OK'd a revised deal between San Diego Gas & Electric Co. and bankrupt Calpine Corp. allowing SDG & E; to purchase a power plant in the future.
Unionized workers at Rady Children's Hospital and Health Center held a one-day picket Sept. 6, citing frustrations arising from contract negotiations with hospital management.
Carlsbad-based Rubio's Restaurants announced Sept. 6 that its recently appointed chief executive officer, Daniel Pittard, has been appointed to the company's board of directors.
When Sprint Nextel Corp. upgrades to a faster wireless network during the fourth quarter, hardware from San Diego-based Novatel Wireless Inc. will help people get online.
Stephen C. Games, chief executive officer of Del Mar-based Prudential California Realty in Southern California, announced on Sept. 1 that he is handing over his title to longtime business partner Nyda Jones-Church, while he will assume the mantle of compa
San Diego's economy is in the doldrums, and not looking at turning around anytime soon, according to the index of leading economic indicators released Sept. 6.
Science Applications International Corp. has announced a search for a new chief executive at Amsec LLC, its joint venture with Newport News Shipbuilding.
The California Department of Parks and Recreation is the latest opponent to step into the ring with San Diego Gas & Electric Co. over the proposed Sunrise Powerlink.
Tuesday, September 5
Elaine Jennings, 36, of San Diego has been appointed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger as special assistant to the director for the Office of Homeland Security.
Science Applications International Corp., a San Diego-based engineering and research firm, reported second-quarter net income of $103 million, an increase of 6 percent above the same period last year.
The Food and Drug Administration has asked Neurocrine Biosciences Inc. to study how its experimental sleeping pill, Indiplon, reacts with certain foods before the agency reconsiders market approval.
Monday, September 4
A denim-clad reporter has a chance encounter with Phar to Win and Soul City Slew at the Del Mar Race Track.
Dr. Steven Cohen had intended to be a heart surgeon , until a documentary on plastic surgery he saw on PBS tugged at his own heart.
Researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography are taking the plunge. They want to see if they can discover antibiotics at the bottom of the ocean that can battle drug-resistant bacteria.
A new life sciences company has been founded in San Diego and quickly raised $60 million in a Series A financing last week.
UC San Diego Extension will soon open its new doors in Mission Valley. The focus of the new facility will be health care and safety.
The Pension Crisis: Ambitious Put Ambitions First, Ignored Investing Tax Monies Into City Hall
San Diego State University's Center for International Business Education and Research is hosting this year's CIBER Western Regional Conference Sept. 6-8.
Secretive In-N-Out Burgers Inc. came out of the shadows for the second time in a year when matriarch Esther Snyder died last month.
With current efforts by the Downtown Residential Marketing Alliance to promote living downtown , complete with TV spots and banners , the Burnham Urban Retail Group brings word that it has begun marketing efforts for Retail on J.
Cal State San Marcos is off-and-running at the beginning of a new school year with expanded offerings to students preparing for health care careers. After years of planning, the university's fourth college , Health and Human Services , let its first batch
For small-business owner Charlie Van Vechten, the creative spirit hit at a young age. Today, Van Vechten Creative is a multimedia graphic design and advertising design company specializing in the hospitality and service industries.
While MBA programs nationwide hold steady in terms of enrollment and offerings, schools in San Diego have to work at keeping up with bigger players by offering a number of options to prepare students for the working world.
Magazines are flattering, sure, but they've also become a replacement to San Diego's limited offering to alternative "infotainment" publications. They're no longer the shiny, fun and fully disposable lumps of recycled trees, but rather they've become a ne
San Diego-based Nu-Trek Inc. has developed a homeland security device that holds promise for protecting the United States against a terrorist attack. A nuclear detection device , still in prototype phase , Nu-Det can be used in missiles, satellites and ot
Question: How do I build a brand that stands out?
Industrial users, accustomed to trekking to the northern and southern ends of the county, will be getting more options with the development of 1.4 million square feet of industrial space at the 100-acre River Run Business Park in Lakeside.
With any successful program, change is inevitable, required to stay on top of technology as well as the competition. The MBA programs at the University of San Diego, San Diego State University and National University are no different.
San Diego County's inns ranked No. 1 among the nation's top 25 destinations during the 28 days ending Aug. 19 with occupancy of 90.4 percent.
Restaurant operator and franchiser Panera Bread Co. has opened a bakery-cafe in Grossmont Center. And other news from around San Diego County.
New York City-based Citistay Hotels LLC plans to develop a chain of new low-priced hotels targeting travelers between the ages of 18 to 39. The company will begin with a flagship property in Miami's South Beach, and has its sights on San Diego.
Exasperated by the government's slow response to Hurricane Katrina, San Diego executive David Perez set in motion a relief effort by the private sector that continues to gain momentum one year later.
The stars at the third annual Taste of Slow Food San Diego weren't the traditional Italian singers or the breathtaking view of vineyards with a mountain backdrop.
Friday, September 1
Invitrogen Corp. announced Sept. 1 that it has entered into a merger agreement with New Jersey-based biotech Sentigen, whereby Invitrogen will acquire the company through the purchase of Sentigen stock at a premium.
The California Legislature adjourned Aug. 31 without ratifying a lucrative new gaming compact between Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Sycuan Band of Kumeyaay Indians. By Sept. 1, state Capitol staffers were giving mixed signals on its fate.
Torrey Pines Bank announced Sept. 1 the opening of its sixth San Diego County branch, off Clairemont Mesa Boulevard in San Diego.
The state Alcoholic Beverage Control Department is expected to conduct its annual lottery for the sale of general liquor licenses in November. Applications will be accepted from Sept. 11-22.
A judge has dismissed Irvine-based Broadcom Corp.'s antitrust case against San Diego-based Qualcomm Inc.