Stories for April 2007
Monday, April 30
The $9 million renovation of the Navy Pier, started last year and continuing through December, includes an advanced storm water surface drainage system
Treating patients who speak little-to-no English costs individual physician practices on average $19,000 a year, according to a report released here last week.
During the San Diego Performing Arts League's annual tribute to volunteers, Dolly Woo was recognized as the 2007 Gold Star honoree for her commitment to cultural arts in San Diego.
The rooftop of the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center was luminous last Monday, when the center, San Diego Gas & Electric Co. and the city of San Diego unveiled more than 10,000 square feet of solar panels recently installed atop the Balboa Park building.
The San Diego Unified School District is saving some green by going green. Identified as the largest photovoltaic initiative among school districts in the nation, the city's school district has, so far, installed solar roofs on 24 of its schools.
The San Diego Food Bank is going out on its own as a nonprofit organization, with help from parent Neighborhood House Association.
Girl Scouts, San Diego-Imperial Council Inc.
Construction on phase one of the $18 million Pacific Street Bridge project in Oceanside finished up April 17. And other news from around San Diego County.
While median home prices are increasing statewide year over year, San Diego is not so fortunate.
While Caterpillar Inc. doesn't break out financials for Solar Turbines, it's safe to say business is faring well. According to Caterpillar's quarterly report, the prospects for growth outside North America "are very positive."
The $184 million San Diego main library, scheduled to be completed in 2009, will include everything from water-efficient systems to natural lighting and electric vehicle charging systems.
Despite reports about Qualcomm's mounting legal fees, the battle over who owns wireless technology didn't keep the San Diego firm from coming out on top in the second quarter.
It was a difficult decision, and one that had to be made on deadline.
Since the early 1990s, schools across the nation have been installing solar roofs for educational, financial and environmental rewards, making them community platforms for clean energy technology.
The scandal involving kickbacks to college financial aid officials by student loan companies that surfaced last month has affected a second San Diego lender that specializes in providing government guaranteed student loans.
On my way home from the doctor's office, I stopped at McDonald's and asked, as the company announced in January, whether it stopped using oils containing artery-clogging, heart-threatening transfats.
Interest in wine is exploding. Sales are growing and the public demands greater variety. Says one restauratuer, "Wines are a savvy thing to know, especially in the business realm."
Intuit Inc., a Mountain View-based software developer, is preparing to move its San Diego employees to a new green campus in Carmel Valley.
Cohu Inc., a Poway-based manufacturer of semiconductor test handling equipment, reported first-quarter net income of $1.7 million on revenue of $53.4 million.
ResMed Inc. stock sank more than 10 percent April 23 as the company recalled 300,000 machines used to help patients with breathing disorders such as sleep apnea.
Mayor Jerry Sanders has nominated Clyde L. Fuller to the Ethics Commission, subject to City Council confirmation.
Online crooks, possibly based in China, have been using North Island Credit Union's logo and Web address to attempt to steal personal information from customers, a phenomenon also known as "phishing."
Momentum for a cross-border airport terminal in Otay Mesa may have gained a bit after a recent mission by officials from both sides of the border to Mexico City.
Executives at Halozyme Therapeutics Inc. expect company stock to begin trading on the Nasdaq exchange May 10.
Family-owned Coles Fine Flooring, also known as Coles Carpets, is turning 60. The icing on this anniversary cake: a growing interest in home improvement that has netted this homegrown company its best years ever.
Having worked in the loan servicing department at mortgage company for a decade, Dirk Broekema decided to pursue something new rather than relocate when his company sold.
The Securities and Exchange Commission filed civil fraud charges April 30 against three people, including one San Diego resident, and three penny stock issuers for an alleged "pump and dump" stock market manipulation scheme.
What do the Supreme Court and San Diego's construction industry have in common? They're both taking steps to address global environmental concerns.
In recognition of Small Business Week, April 22-29, the local office of the U.S. Small Business Administration announced 10 award winners, plus the creation of a new award whose winner has yet to be announced.
Remember the days when downtown bouncers were inked-up men wearing reflective security jackets? So does Joe Mackey. To create a new look, the owner of XL Staffing and Excell Security sat down with nightlife impresario Mike Viscuso about seven years ago.
Friday, April 27
Websense Inc. on April 26 announced plans to acquire England-based SurfControl PLC in an all-cash transaction valued at $400 million.
Hollis-Eden Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced on April 27 that, in line with strategy restructuring, the company will lay off 25 percent of its employees.
Thursday, April 26
Biosite Inc. has determined the $90 per share offer to be acquired by Inverness Medical Innovations is a "superior proposal" to the $85 per share offer made by Beckman Coulter Inc.
San Diego's two postseason college football games generated a combined $41 million in economic impacts to the region, according to a report released April 26 by the San Diego Bowl Game Association.
San Diego State University's Hospitality and Tourism Management Program just graduated. Established in 2001, the program, which grew from 13 students to 500 at present, was elevated in status to an official SDSU school earlier this month.
Wednesday, April 25
Jarden Corp., a publicly traded company specializing in consumer products, has agreed to buy K2 Inc., the Carlsbad-based sporting goods company, for $15.50 per share.
Qualcomm Inc., which makes chips used in wireless devices, announced a 22 percent increase in net earnings for the second quarter compared with the same period in 2006.
Sequenom Inc. stock jumped more than 12 percent April 25 on the news that it is raising $20 million in a sale of common stock.
Tuesday, April 24
San Diego's hotel lobbies saw a little less activity in the first quarter of the year than they did during the same quarter a year ago, according to Smith Travel Research, which tracks the industry nationwide.
California again led the nation in terms of new technology jobs, and was by far the largest state in terms of technology workers, according to a Cyberstates report done for the AeA.
One is an advocate for San Diego's Black business community. The other is the federal government's liaison to San Diego's small business community. Now these two local leaders are teaming up.
Cymer Inc., the San Diego manufacturer of excimer laser equipment used by the semiconductor industry, reported first quarter net profit of $20.3 million on revenue of $126.7 million, the company said April 24.
ResMed Inc. shares sank more than 10 percent April 24 as the company recalled 300,000 of its machines used to help patients with breathing disorders, like sleep apnea.
San Diego County's retirement system accepted a $2.75 million settlement with Rocaton Advisors, the Connecticut-based investment consultant that steered the county's retirement board in selecting Amaranth Advisors, the hedge fund that lost about $6 billio
Monday, April 23
North Island Credit Union's logo and Web address were reproduced in a recent attempt to acquire personal information via e-mail, also known as "phishing."
Shareholders upset about excessive compensation paid out to top executives are likely to get even angrier once they see the proxy statements soon to be mailed.
The local biotechnology and technology industries, highly dependent on very highly skilled workers, are waiting to see if their foreign job applicants have been awarded work visas.
The latest Nunn-Perry Awards, which recognize outstanding mentor-prot & #233;g & #233; relationships, were given out March 7 at a ceremony in Temecula.
The San Diego Foundation's Liberty Station offices have been awarded a silver Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.
About a month ago I got a handwritten vanity postcard from Hoyt Monroe telling me "How to Win Zip at Pala," and I wondered who in the heck is this?
Public Private Partnerships: Life Improvement, or Easy Investment?
Out of deference to the guests, the construction crew at the Hyatt Regency Islandia holds off pounding nails before 9 a.m.
Big fish don't spend all of their time gobbling up the small fry. Sometimes, they help balance the scales, sharing territory that benefits them both.
San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob has asked the state Legislature to hold off ratifying the new American Indian gaming agreement , or compact , between Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation.
Consolidation is the name of the game at Rady Children's Hospital, as San Diego's sole pediatrics-only health provider consolidates North County operations.
Computers 2 SD Kids provides low-income families with computers to help them achieve success. Our goal is to place refurbished computers into the homes of those who cannot afford this essential educational tool.
Thai Nguyen, chief executive officer of Sorrento Valley-based Hi-Tech Electronic Manufacturing Inc., marvels at how, in less than two years, his startup has morphed from a "garage shop" to a "world-class manufacturing business." He credits his good fortun
The $20,000 of credit card debt that served as the catalyst for DefenseWeb Technologies has paid for itself long ago.
The Athena group has moved from a networking outlet to one focused on equipping women with the skills they need to climb a corporate ladder often shaped around schmoozing at golf outings, post-work cocktails and power lunches.
Financial Women International released a study earlier this month detailing concerns related to 78 million retiring baby boomers and the resulting toll on the banking industry.
In the past two years, budgets for in-house legal departments have increased by more than 20 percent, which excludes the costs of litigation.
Fortune magazine came out with its annual 500 largest corporations ranking last week, and it contained no major changes from the year before for San Diego-headquartered companies.
The Century Club of San Diego, the nonprofit that manages the annual Buick Invitational PGA Tour golf tournament, has made five separate contributions totaling $35,000 to nonprofit groups supporting military personnel and their families at the Wounded War
While attending a food industry trade show, Richard Manzo noticed vendors were using paper , a practice he felt was archaic. So the New York City native set out to update how orders are taken at trade shows.
Dr. Coleman Furr says he has only made it this far in life because he had plans, one for every decade of his adult life.
They won't tell us about sales and profits, but the La Mesa Wal-Mart store apparently did well enough in 2006 to earn Store of the Year honors from its parent in Bentonville, Ark.
Strike Would Be Disaster for Grocery Stores, Workers, Customers
A local Superior Court judge denied Newport Beach-based the Irvine Co.'s efforts to set a December jury verdict in a case involving San Diego-based real estate development and investment company Cisterra Partners LLC.
Sound of Music: Why the U.S. West Coast Is Very Different
The fight to control the spread of mini-dorms in the neighborhoods around the San Diego State University campus has prompted City Attorney Michael Aguirre to seek tighter residential zoning regulations.
Neighborhood National Bank President and Chief Executive Officer Bob Adkins has stepped down to launch another bank with a group of investors in San Diego.
The name Tech Coast Angels might be reminiscent of a certain motorcycle gang. But these angels aren't raising Cain at rock concerts. They are a 270-member-strong group of early stage "angel" investors at the ready with their checkbook for good investments
Next year's opening of the San Diego County Fair at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and the final three rounds of the 2008 U.S. Open at La Jolla's Torrey Pines Golf Course are scheduled for the same weekend, June 13-15. The overlap of events is causing concerns f
While San Diego's lodging industry has enjoyed a trend of continually increasing room rates during the past couple of years, at least one prominent hotel owner foresees a decline on the horizon.
Environment, not pay, attracts nurses to new job opportunities, according to a survey released by AMN Healthcare.
Two key business mainstays are in the limelight again: air transportation and water.
Changing times don't hamper growth at Qualifind, a Chula Vista executive search firm focused on cross-border manufacturing operations.
Wireless giant Kyocera Corp., which employs 1,300 in San Diego, recently announced plans to double its solar panel manufacturing business due to a big jump in global demand for the equipment.
Friday, April 20
Overland Storage Inc. announced April 20 that it cut 54 jobs, or 14 percent of its work force, as part of a push to reduce costs.
San Diego's unemployment rate dipped to 4 percent in March, down from 4.2 percent in February but above the 3.9 percent for March 2006, according to the report from the state Employment Development Department released April 20.
Biosite Inc. announced that on April 19, Waltham, Mass.-based Inverness Medical Innovations Inc., which previously bid on the company, provided Biosite with revised commitment letters from Inverness' potential financing sources.
Thursday, April 19
The city of Chula Vista announced April 18 that the City Council unanimously selected David R. Garcia for the position of city manager.
Tax filing day was April 19? It was, for customers who experienced problems with Intuit's TurboTax software and related programs.
Science Applications International Corp. announced April 19 that it won a contract worth a potential $394 million from the U.S. Air Force, Pacific Air Forces.
First Community Bancorp, the holding company of Pacific Western Bank, announced first-quarter earnings April 18.
Wednesday, April 18
San Diego-based aTyr Pharma Inc. announced April 18 that it received $10.5 million in Series B financing.
Kyocera Corp. announced April 18 that it plans to double solar module manufacturing operations by 2011, and that it plans to expand its Tijuana factory's capacity nearly fivefold.
Tuesday, April 17
PepperBall Technologies Inc. said April 16 that it filed a patent infringement suit in San Diego federal court against Security With Advanced Technology Inc., also known as SWAT, of Westminster, Colo.
Shares of Callaway Golf Co. were trading more than 7 percent higher April 17, after the company offered an estimate of its first-quarter earnings. Callaway plans to report its earnings May 3.
A San Marcos company that manufactures artificial stone veneer, Eldorado Stone LLC, said April 12 that it is the victor in a $21 million trade secret case.
Carlsbad-based Orange 21 Inc., which markets glasses to youths under the Spy Optic brand, announced fourth-quarter and year-end financial results April 17, for the period ended Dec. 31.
Monday, April 16
Once on track to be a stockbroker, Kathleen Cochran instead went into hospitality after working for the Hyatt for four years to pay bills during college. Once clued into the business side of the hotel world, Cochran said she never looked back.
While many officials believe more land could be zoned industrial in Otay Mesa, a plan now under consideration may convert land available for industrial into residential.
The most recent Findley Reports has designated San Diego Trust Bank as a "Premier Performing Bank," the highest designation a bank under 5 years old can receive.
More companies are moving to Otay Mesa, thanks to lower cost land and a variety of government incentives geared to spur commercial development.
Checks to the two football teams appearing in last year's Pacific Life Holiday Bowl were recently mailed with a record $2.3 million each going to UC Berkeley and Texas A & M; University.
Thirty-one-year-old John Butcherine tends to move with light speed. He started Home Loan Consultants Inc., San Diego's second largest mortgage brokerage, when he was 26 years old.
The San Diego Natural History Museum's $10 million investment in the Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit sounds like a lot of money to spend on a temporary attraction. But the Balboa Park museum's officials aren't lacking in business savvy.
Homeless Use of Public Libraries Shouldn't Prevent Building of New Ones
Following two years of record sales, prices in the San Diego apartment market continue to slow down, according to Hendricks & Partners, a Phoenix research firm focused on the multifamily industry.
Bob McNeely, longtime banker for Union Bank of California and on the board of directors of the Centre City Development Corp., the city's redevelopment arm for downtown, was promoted to executive vice president, the bank announced April 16.
Illumina Inc. is closing its Wallingford, Conn., facility, which has around 50 employees. The company will begin making the BeadXpress system, a platform for gene analysis that it sells to researchers, in San Diego.
Edwin G. Kofler, CEO, San Diego Center for Children
HSBC Supports Junior Achievement's In-Class Volunteer Program to Ensure Kids' Economic Success
It's nothing like the exodus of aircraft and defense companies during the early 1990s, but an increasing number of manufacturers are leaving San Diego County, taking with them their above-average salaries.
Biosite Inc.'s board did right by shareholders in announcing it would begin negotiations with the company that offered an additional $5 per share over the first offer last month to purchase the medical device company. But the decision didn't come without
Trying to protect your business by screening job applicants can be a balancing act , one that comes with a strict set of rules. The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act sets a number of regulations for consumer reporting agencies.
Two of San Diego's top architectural firms recently expanded design services offered to clients with the start of new multidisciplinary firms.
The Cajon Classic Cruise, the largest weekly classic car show in Southern California, has returned to downtown El Cajon's Main Street.
The San Diego State University Alumni Association will honor nine alumni for their outstanding work at the 35th annual Monty Awards Gala scheduled for April 21.
Along with guitar makers Fender, Gibson, Martin and Guild, Taylor Guitars is joining Greenpeace in trying to spread awareness about increasingly rare tree species.
What is being billed as the largest epoxy-lining project ever done in North County is under way in Oceanside by Brinks Services and CuraFlo of San Diego. And other news from around San Diego County.
While San Diego was considered the hottest hotel market in the country during the last couple of years, with many major properties changing hands, the county is apparently losing that reputation to the northern part of the state.
Outsourced and temporary employees have become a major presence in many companies in recent years, and they have their own set of security risks.
Legoland California holds the distinction of growing its attendance by a wider margin , 16 percent , than any other theme park in the nation.
U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of San Diego School of Law No. 85 among U.S. law schools. In addition, Thomas Jefferson School of Law's legal writing program ranked among the top programs in the nation.
Most companies that engage in employee background checks have their own stash of horror stories to tell, but those businesses actually ordered the screenings. What about those that don't?
'07 Eos Convertible Drives Volkswagen Into New Era
Though Not Easy, People Who Disagree Can Listen to Each Other Respectfully, Seek Resolution
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed four local residents to judgeships in the San Diego Superior Court.
General Atomics has another in a series of contracts to help the Navy crack the puzzle of creating a reliable, flexible, all-electric warship.
Friday, April 13
Irvine-based Broadcom Corp. has sued Qualcomm Inc. again , this time alleging that the chip-making giant has broken California's unfair competition laws, breached contracts and committed fraud.
Entropic Communications, a San Diego semiconductor maker producing chips that deliver multimedia content to home entertainment networks, agreed to purchase RF Magic Inc., another chip maker based here.
Longs Drugs has agreed to pay $1 million to settle charges that it overcharged customers, including some in San Diego County.
Energy storage company Maxwell Technologies Inc. announced April 12 that a federal district court issued a preliminary injunction against South Korea-based Nesscap Inc. and Nesscap Ltd., which have been accused of infringing on Maxwell's patents for ultra
The National Trust Historic Hotels of America has announced six new members, including the Sofia Hotel in San Diego, formerly known as the Pickwick Hotel.
Thursday, April 12
A vision of San Diego as a hub for "clean technology" businesses will be the subject of a panel discussion April 12 at City Hall.
Wednesday, April 11
Science Applications International Corp., a San Diego engineering and research firm, reported net income for its 2007 fiscal year ended Jan. 31 of $391 million, down from $927 million in net profit for the 2006 fiscal year.
San Diego-based Illumina Inc., which makes products for the life sciences industry, announced April 11 that it is consolidating its Wallingford, Conn.-based operations into its San Diego facility.
Carlsbad-based ViaSat Inc. announced on April 11 that it received a $9.3 million contract from Northrop Grumman Corp. to improve performance for a satellite network.
Tuesday, April 10
San Diego's annual Street Scene music event is moving farther from the streets in 2007, by relocating to the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
Los Angeles-based Maguire Properties Inc. announced April 10 that it has entered into an agreement to sell two San Diego properties for more than $298 million to an unspecified buyer.
Monday, April 9
Hundreds of companies in San Diego County make their money by servicing the life sciences industry. Industry groups say there are three service provider jobs created for every one life sciences company job.
Dr. Eric Topol, the newly appointed chief academic officer for La Jolla-based Scripps Health, is working to dramatically reduce the rapidly increasing cost of medicine while enhancing its benefits. How? Through genomics , the study of the genome.
Edward Kaen, whose family owns the Keating Hotel, and Paolo Pininfarina, vice chairman of Turin, Italy-based Pininfarina, are taking their act on the road. They said they plan to roll out several hotels across the country bearing the Keating Pininfarina b
A hospitality job gives foreign students, many of whom are enrolled in hospitality programs, a chance to live temporarily in California, improve their English and gain firsthand knowledge about the local hotel industry.
The Navy plans to send the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson to a new home in San Diego in 2010. Its arrival will send ripples through all corners of the San Diego economy.
Chris Van Gorder has always straddled two worlds , health care and law enforcement , and still does to this day.
One of Chris Van Gorder's notable innovations as chief executive officer of Scripps Health was the creation of the Physician Leadership Cabinet, which provides a forum for doctors to share their views and air their grievances.
Pedestrians get a chance to hoof it over the San Diego-Coronado Bridge and enjoy bird's-eye views of the waterfront May 20. And other news from around San Diego County.
Travel nurses who take on 13-week jobs at hospitals around the country and overseas have become a hot commodity in the health care world, where a shortage of full-time nurses continues.
Lisa Richards may have planned every party in high school and college but she didn't realize until much later that her hobby might turn into a career , and a very successful one at that.
Three top executives of Student Loan Xpress, a San Diego-based student loan firm, were put on a leave of absence April 9 in response to a recent investigation into alleged misdeeds involving the sale of stock and the provision of gifts to college financia
Details about Amaranth Advisors' meltdown are contained in a lawsuit filed March 29 by the San Diego County Employees Retirement Association.
Tremble Not at the Rising Sun's Decision to Bolster 'Defense'
Months of organizing, planning and calculating paid off for Newport Beach-based Centurion Partners and Avion Development. The development companies, with San Francisco-based general contractor Swinerton Inc., poured hundreds of truckloads of concrete into
With a background in corporate development and finance, Joey Nerenberg did not go to culinary school until 2001, when he was 41 years old. He founded Infusion Culinary with the understanding that not all serious cooks desire to go pro.
For the second quarter ended Feb. 28, San Diego-based WD-40 Co. announced net sales of $79.3 million, up 11 percent from $71.5 million a year ago.
The James B. Ax Family Foundation has given a $400,000 gift to the UC San Diego Division of Physical Sciences. The gift will go toward funding a proposed $1 million telescope and observatory.
While other folks in high-powered jobs might spend their downtime golfing or puttering around in the garden, Chris Van Gorder, the president and chief executive officer of the $1.7 billion Scripps Health system, logged in 1,200 hours of volunteer time in
Science Applications International Corp. officially acknowledged resolving a long-standing billing dispute with the Greek government regarding the security system it developed for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.
Brokers, real estate agents and builders used to hold the key to decoding the myths and facts of the market bubble and market booms. But now, bloggers are offering an alternative voice in a turbulent real estate market.
A Vista company signed an agreement to provide software for one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, Pfizer Inc.
The U.S. Postal Service is reshaping its business model and the changes could have a significant effect on local companies.
Whatever their stripe , families or college kids , vacationers appear willing to shell out some extra dough on gas to get here and spend more on hotel rooms.
Mitchell International Inc., a San Diego-based maker of software serving the auto insurance and collision repair industries, was acquired for $500 million by Aurora Capital Group, according to a story last month by The Deal.com.
Renegotiated Compacts Between Sycuan, Four Other Big Tribes and Governor's Office Deserve Legislative Approval
Renegotiated Compacts Between Sycuan, Four Other Big Tribes and Governor's Office Deserve Legislative Approval
NextWave Wireless Inc., a San Diego-based provider of mobile broadband products and technologies, said it signed a definitive agreement April 9 to acquire IP Wireless, a San Bruno-based supplier of telecom network equipment.
It's anyone's guess when U.S. troops will pull out of Iraq. Whatever happens, however, employers should understand their legal obligations to re-employ troops returning to the civilian labor force.
The ebb and flow of the economy in the region has focused on the housing price decline and the gasoline price incline. Now, two other shortages are popping up: water and tax money.
Friday, April 6
Saber rattling between Qualcomm Inc. and Nokia Corp. continued April 5 when chip-maker Qualcomm filed an arbitration demand with the American Arbitration Association, regarding Nokia's payment of $20 million to Qualcomm for use of Qualcomm's patents in th
Thursday, April 5
Shares of Nanogen Inc. jumped on April 5 after the company announced that it obtained a United States General Services Administration schedule contract for its NanoChip 400 microarray instrument and reagents.
Espoo, Finland-based handset maker Nokia Corp. announced April 5 that it paid chipmaker Qualcomm Inc. $20 million for patent licenses to cover the second quarter of 2007.
Science Applications International Corp. officially acknowledged resolving a long-standing billing dispute with the Greek government regarding the security system it developed for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.
Biosite Inc., a San Diego maker of medical diagnostic kits, which announced last month an agreement to be sold to Beckman Coulter for $1.5 billion, said on April 5 that it received an unsolicited offer for $5 more per share.
Wednesday, April 4
Folks wondering what they can do about those old televisions or PCs they've been hanging onto for months can dispose of the items at a free electronics recycling event Saturday, April 7, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Qualcomm Stadium.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo PC expanded yet again, taking on a group of former Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney attorneys.
Tuesday, April 3
San Diego County's 10th American Indian gaming venue opens to the public April 12 on a hilltop near Lake Henshaw, a short drive from Julian.
Qualcomm Inc. filed two suits against cell phone maker Nokia Corp. on April 2, alleging that Nokia infringed five patents.
Monday, April 2
Local observers credit Canadian Consul Sunil Sharma's office for the surge in collaboration between life science communities in San Diego and Canada.
Zambeedo is derived from the Spanish word "zumbido," which means "buzzing." And that's exactly what buyers for retail stores are doing when it comes to a local business well on its way to helping feed the $21 billion-a-year U.S. appetite for ice cream.
Who needs a Super Bowl when you've got "Wheel of Fortune" providing the kind of destination marketing that money can't buy. And, unlike the Super Bowl, it cost the city nothing in the way of services.
Tech companies having anything to do with wireless communications saw the big annual trade show in Orlando, Fla., as the place to make a splash last week.
A panel of speakers plan to comment on the state of San Diego's northern business districts during the San Diego North Chamber of Commerce community luncheon April 3.
In the public's eye, human vaccine developer Vical Inc. might seem to be undergoing an identity crisis. But, make no mistake, Chief Executive Officer Vijay Samant said Vical is focused on battling human infectious diseases.
San Diego-based Burnham Real Estate reported that the average selling prices of San Diego County apartment properties are resilient despite steady declines in sales volume the past two years.
Steve Jobs Has It All Over Captain Kirk When It Comes to the Communications
One way to jump-start a career path is to start at age 14. Such was the case for Jon Baker, NTDStichler Architecture president and chief executive officer, who said his ninth-grade drafting class was the most fun thing he had ever had.
Development in Baja California is big business for San Diego. Baja Diamante, a $2 billion mixed-use residential project in San Felipe, is just one of many projects cropping up in Northern Baja, which is pumping millions of dollars into San Diego's economy
A coalition of groups is offering free, behind-the-scenes tours of San Diego's working waterfront during April and May. And other news from around San Diego County.
A downtown city block once slated to become little more than another reinforced-concrete parking lot may soon host apartments, condos, a hotel and a police substation, as well as public art and retail space.
In the race to feed demands for healthier fast-food meals, a local franchisee is adding a detailed chart of nutritional facts to its purchase receipts.
The management team at Tragara Pharmaceuticals Inc. is hoping it can create another winner.
The collapse of the subprime mortgage market is starting to have an effect on other credit strata.
Old Uses Versus New Powers Debate About Electric Plant on Chula Vista Prime Beachfront Site
A 17-year-old David Anthony built and sold his first motorcycle for $375. It was an experience that ignited a passion that has stretched into a full-time career.
Wealthy home buyers need special attention, and this is what the private banker has traditionally done for them.
SpaceDev Inc., a Poway-based space technology company, reported a net loss of $952,372 on revenue of $32.6 million for 2006.
For 15 years, charitable fund-raising efforts contingent on local employers encouraging their staff to OK automatic payroll deductions have become increasingly less fruitful. Poised to break that trend is Mark Leslie.
The Padres are a winning team, one that has made the playoffs for two consecutive seasons for the first time in their history. Yet team officials are well aware of a losing trend they intend to stop, declining attendance at Petco Park.
San Diego Gas & Electric Co. announced March 30 that it has contracted with LSP South Bay LLC to provide San Diego with energy from the South Bay Power Plant in Chula Vista through 2009.
Private banking , the Tiffany of financial services , has been evolving. Even ordinary banks are courting the high-end client.
The local Center for Community Solutions recently honored businesses and community members as well as volunteers at the Eighth Annual Tea By the Sea, which featured Ms. Magazine co-founder and feminist leader Gloria Steinem as keynote speaker.
Although more parking has come on line for the Padres' fourth season at Petco, which starts April 6, game-goers still show a preference for hot dogs and beer. But some high-end restaurants are learning to play ball.