Stories for July 2007
Tuesday, July 31
CB Richard Ellis announced July 30 that Cricket Communications Inc. leased 30,000 square feet of space on Huennekens Street in Sorrento Mesa from TA Associates Realty. The three-year lease is valued at $1.6 million.
The 23-room Pearl Hotel is scheduled to open Aug. 30 in Point Loma.
The Centre City Development Corp. announced July 31 that it has issued a nationwide request for qualifications for the possible redevelopment of the Civic Center Complex in downtown San Diego.
Monday, July 30
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved a conceptual site plan July 24 to develop a $400 million-plus operations center in Kearny Mesa.
In the interest of boosting the star power of its portfolio, American Property Management Corp., San Diego's largest lodging company, is finalizing deals on five high-end hotels.
Matching job seekers with employers is hardly an exact science, but a Web site co-founded by a San Diego woman hopes to make the process much easier for both parties.
Sales and Leases: Arizona-based MHMS purchased the Hitachi Corporate Center office building for $18 million. The 69,000-square-foot building is located at 10277 Scripps Ranch Blvd. in Scripps Ranch and sits on 5.4 acres of land.
A new survey released by staffing company AMN Healthcare finds that traveling nurses feel generally accepted in the workplace, but sometimes draw more difficult duties than permanent staff.
Michelle Weinstein has an invested opinion in the organic meals delivered daily from Optimal Nutrition Inc. She's a successful entrepreneur who had started her own business at age 24 and doesn't have much time in her day to count carbohydrates or shop for
Software that could cut in half the list of hospitals statewide required to spend tens of billions preparing to withstand the impact of a massive earthquake could be adopted as early as September.
Organic food in the fast lane , it had to happen.
Chad Moore said he can't stand technology. This fact about the president and founder of Xonicwave, an information technology consulting firm, may surprise some.
San Diego's retail vacancy rates are among the nation's lowest.
Ernst & Young LLP and Dow Jones released venture investment statistics for the first half of 2007 on July 23, showing Southern California, including San Diego, on track for hitting deals and dollars not seen since 2001.
The San Diego Futures Foundation recently received a $20,000 grant from AT & T;'s Excelerator Fund.
The rich are different, not only because they have more money, but also because they have more options , especially when it comes to "investments of passion."
Progress Report: Kilroy Realty Corp. is close to completing a 57,000-square-foot building in Sorrento Gateway located in Sorrento Valley.
Local serial entrepreneur Jim Berntsen has started yet another company, Compass Auto Tracker. The firm holds a patent on a radio frequency device for finding one's car from more than 700 feet away.
A North County hospital district is embarking on a five-year marketing campaign that calls on celebrities to attract new business.
Perhaps it's the surge in the telecommunications industry, or a rebounding financial performance. Whatever the reason, shares of Leap Wireless International are jumping into record territory.
Now's the Time to Ask About the Impact of 'Three Strikes' Law
Joanne Pastula said the key to running a successful nonprofit organization is to maintain all the components of a regular business.
The world of baseball trading cards could be turned upside down, or at least cut in half, if the impending sale of Topps Inc. to Carlsbad-based Upper Deck Co. goes through.
Louis A. Mezzullo, a partner in the Rancho Santa Fe office of Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP, and a nationally known estate planning attorney, offers this primer in estate planning.
How are 21st century rich folks minding the mint? If they're wise, they are tending to their estates on a regular , and timely , basis, and keeping up with both new options in the marketplace, as well as the ever-shifting tax laws.
Leading off this week's compilation of news from around San Diego County: A surplus of $1.8 million in developer fees collected from property owners will be refunded in toll credits to the South Bay Expressway, which is nearing completion.
Grubb & Ellis|BRE Commercial announced July 30 that Sycamore Creek Research Park in Sorrento Valley sold for $23.7 million.
Once in awhile it is kind of nice to look back and remind ourselves of the way things used to be in another time.
The Tale of the Two-Sided Coin When It Comes to U.S. Job Losses
American Indian gaming compacts that were recently sealed in Sacramento may be in for a challenge at the polls.
It wasn't just another day at the races on Sunday, July 22. SpongeBob SquarePants was there to take on Pony Boy, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club's cartoon mascot.
It can take months of mammogram surveillance to identify a breast lump as cancerous, which can be frightening for a patient.
San Diego-based Technology Integration Group released a statement July 27 saying that it has no connection with Rochester, Mich.-based Technology Integration Group Services Inc.
Friday, July 27
Four retail tenants recently signed leases totaling $2.3 million at Smart Corner Residential Tower. Smart Corner is a mixed-use, transit-oriented development on Park Boulevard and Broadway that offers live, work and play opportunities on one city block.
Indus Technology Inc., based out of San Diego, said July 26 that it has received a Seaport task order worth $2.6 million from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, or Spawar.
The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce is backing efforts by the county's water authority and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to encourage water conservation throughout the region.
The newest class of global business leaders was to receive their master's degrees from the University of San Diego School of Business Administration in a ceremony at the university's Manchester Executive Conference Center Auditorium at 2 p.m. on July 27.
Thursday, July 26
Carlsbad-based Penta Water Co., which sells purified drinking water, announced July 25 that it has received a significant investment from Greenwich, Conn.-based Plainfield Asset Management LLC.
Cymer Inc., the San Diego maker of laser equipment used in the manufacturing of semiconductors, reported July 26 net income of $24.9 million on revenue of $122.9 million for the second quarter.
San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson will be the point man for Palomar Pomerado Health's education campaign, the hospital district announced July 26.
Veoh Networks, a leader in Internet television and rival to YouTube, announced July 26 a new chief executive officer to replace Dmitry Shapiro. Steve Mitgang, formerly a Yahoo! senior vice president, will be taking over the job.
Wednesday, July 25
Soledad Development Group has sold 100 percent of its new five-building business park, Highland Skypark. Five separate buyers acquired property in the development, located near the intersection of Ruffin Road and Aero Drive in Kearny Mesa.
Scott's Gourmet Sandwiches, a downtown San Diego-based quick-serve restaurant, has been acquired by Organic To Go, the nation's first casual caf & #233; chain to be certified as an organic retailer.
Allied Defense Group Inc., a Vienna, Va.-based defense contractor, announced July 25 that it has sold subsidiary SeaSpace Corp. of Poway for $1.7 million.
Wireless technology company Qualcomm Inc. reported net income of $798 million on revenue of $2.33 billion during the quarter that ended July 1.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's office announced several appointments on July 24 to the 22nd District Agricultural Association Board of Directors.
Shares of Accredited Home Lenders Holding Co., the San Diego subprime lender that's slated to sell to a Texas hedge fund, slumped to $10.97 per share July 24, but rebounded slightly to hit $11.26 the following day in midday trading on the Nasdaq exchange.
Tuesday, July 24
Network security provider Hifn of Los Gatos announced July 23 that it has purchased Poway-based Siafu Software for an undisclosed sum.
Paul Nieto, a developer who was a partner in an alleged questionable purchase and sale of a property to a local community college district, resigned from the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority on July 23.
Canadian developer Bosa Development announced July 23 that it had sold 66 units at Bayside at the Embarcadero since sales commenced in February.
The Pacific-10 Conference will be represented twice in San Diego college bowl games in 2008.
Monday, July 23
The San Diego Group of Financial Women International recognized Jan English, an education specialist with XP Systems, with its Member of the Year Award for her contributions in launching the Financial Literacy Training program.
Skybus Airlines, a new discounter which introduced service to San Diego on July 16, could give Southwest Airlines a run for its money.
Eco-Extremists Have Made Proposed Foothill South Toll Road 10-Year Drive to 'Nowheresville'
San Diego Gas & Electric Co. is testing and promoting plug-in gas-electric cars to drive customer demand for such vehicles, especially among businesses with large fleets.
In a move that underscores the increasingly global nature of the information technology industry, a public company in India acquired a fast-growing San Diego staffing firm specializing in technology professionals to expand its foothold in the region.
Laundry workers and San Diego City Councilman Ben Hueso announced plans for a labor rally at 12:30 p.m. July 24 in Civic Center Plaza. Organizers said Prudential Overall Supply laundry workers organized by Unite Here will demonstrate.
The board of directors for Overland Storage Inc. probably rues the day when it decided to pass on an offer to sell the business, which makes data storage systems.
San Diego is growing greener by the month. This seaside city is tapping into the $12 billion sustainable building industry, and earning recognition for environmentally responsible development.
College Loan Corp., a San Diego-based lender of student loans, agreed to pay $500,000 to a financial literacy fund as part of a settlement with the New York attorney general's office regarding allegations the firm provided perks to schools that placed the
The Jayne Hancock Group has acquired 14-year-old Townsend Inc., and formed JHG-Townsend, which represents the combined forces of the two public relations agencies.
Leading off this week's compilation of news from around San Diego County: Islands Restaurants celebrates its 25th anniversary with a series of promotional events running through August.
Montesoro, a private residential community in Borrego Springs, sold an impressive 52 homes and home sites totaling more than $33 million in less than eight hours.
Grocery retailers Albertsons, Ralphs, Vons and Pavilions breathed a sigh of relief July 23 after members of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union ratified a new contract. More than 87 percent OK'd the new deal in voting July 22.
Progress Report: Johnson & Jennings General Contracting completed tenant improvements at a cost of $206,000 for the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego located at 1001 Kettner Blvd. downtown.
DJO Inc. wasn't looking to be acquired, but the $1.6 billion offer from ReAble Therapeutics Inc. fell into its hands last week.
With more than 40 years of accounting experience, it's no surprise that Jerry Hutter's latest venture, CFO Strategies Inc., is expected to hit $1 million in revenue by the end of 2007, and after only four years in business.
Kiowa Gardens Apartments in La Mesa sold for $4.7 million, according to Grubb & Ellis\BRE Commercial, which announced the sale July 23.
Sandro Piancone knew there had to be a better way of getting imported foods into Mexican supermarkets, restaurants and hotels, and set out to create the first nationwide food distribution network in Mexico.
On Wednesday, July 25, one lucky guest at each of Omni Hotels' 33 participating U.S. properties, including the Omni San Diego, will have a chance to win an Apple iPhone at a giveaway in the hotel's lobby. The Internet-enabled phone retails for $499 and is
Numerous San Diego law offices have either introduced or beefed up their real estate practice groups during the past few years. The purpose of the growth strategy could be twofold: to meet the needs of clients and build a team ready for a recovering marke
One of the world's largest agricultural and chemical companies will use Cibus LLC's technology for improving the herbicide tolerance of rapeseed and canola plants.
Comic-Con, which opens this week, attracts comic book and science fiction devotees from all over the world by spotlighting comic book art, artists, writers and publishers; comic book collectors; science fiction purveyors; movie and TV talent, and other po
Tim Murphy wasn't much of a long-distance runner. That is, until his sister outran him.
A cool $437.6 million , that's how much the Centre City Development Corp. figures that the city of San Diego has gained from public improvements it has shepherded downtown since its inception in 1975. The meter continues to run.
The Star of the Sea restaurant, which has been shuttered for more than a year adjacent to Anthony's Fish Grotto on Harbor Drive, is scheduled to reopen in late August as an event center.
The forgotten street. That's how Todd Voorhees, vice president of public policy and communications for the Downtown San Diego Partnership, refers to C Street.
Hundreds of chief executive officers, senior executives and governing board members from hospitals across the country are in town this week to learn how to be better leaders.
Javo Beverage Co. Inc. said July 23 that it has entered into a three-year agreement with convenience store giant 7-Eleven to supply premium ice coffees and teas to an expanded number of stores.
San Diegans , long dependent on their gas-guzzling passenger cars, SUVs and vans , seem to be warming up to the trolley as an alternate mode of transportation.
On July 11, USA Federal Credit Union Chief Executive Officer Mary Cunningham testified before the House Financial Institutions Subcommittee on behalf of the Credit Union National Association, in favor of legislation that would enact mandatory overdraft pr
Skater, surfer, snowboarder and self-proclaimed adrenaline junky Ryan Farrelly attributes the conception of his company Freeline Skates Inc. to his need for the "next ride."
Siggraph 2007, the 34th annual showcase for computer graphics and interactive technology, is set to come to the San Diego Convention Center from Aug. 5-9.
Friday, July 20
The nurses at Sharp HealthCare have agreed to a new three-year contract that includes health care benefits after they retire.
SAIC, a San Diego engineering defense contractor, said July 20 that personal data of some uniformed service members, family members and others was placed at risk while being processed by the company under several health care contracts it has with the fede
Orange 21, the Carlsbad maker of Spy Optic sunglasses and sports goggles, confirmed July 19 it is in preliminary discussions with No Fear Inc., a Carlsbad recreational apparel maker, regarding the possible purchase of No Fear Retail Stores Inc.
Pat & Oscar's plans to open an eatery in Chula Vista on July 26.
Sunset Magazine apparently loves to watch the sunset from Altitude Skybar and Garden Lounge. In its July edition, Sunset ranked the outdoor bar atop the 22nd story of the Marriott Gaslamp Quarter Hotel first on its list of rooftop bars in the western Unit
Tony Gwynn has become the newest Wheaties champion.
Sony Online Entertainment announced the launch of its revamped Web site at www.station.com on July 18. Station.com previously served as a landing page that linked to the company's individual game sites.
San Diego's unemployment rate increased to 4.6 percent in June, up from 4.2 percent in May, according to the July 20 report from state Employment Development Department.
The San Diego region will receive $16 million in federal grants during the next year as part of the Department of Homeland Security's grant program, the federal government announced July 18.
Wal-Mart hopes to build its most upscale store in the nation in Carlsbad and has purchased a 17-acre site at College Boulevard and El Camino Real, said a company spokesman July 20.
After a meeting between labor leaders and Gaylord Entertainment officials this week about a proposed $1 billion project in Chula Vista, a manager for the San Diego Building and Construction Trades Council said July 19 that the Tennessee company has "walke
Thursday, July 19
The members of the Sharp Professional Nurses Network are to vote on a new, three-year contract with Sharp HealthCare on July 19.
Californians for Clean and Reliable Energy made their case about the proposed 150-mile Sunrise Powerlink electric transmission line, which would bring renewable power from the Imperial Valley to the San Diego area, on July 19.
Symwave, a San Diego-based supplier for high-performance analog circuits for computing markets, said July 19 that it has received $12 million in Series C funding.
Novatel Wireless Inc. has announced a modem that is fast and small , billing it as the world's smallest modem that uses the standard called high speed downlink packet access.
The district attorney's office has been requested to investigate two developers who made $534,000 by selling a duplex to the San Diego Community College District only nine months after the duplex was purchased from its private owners.
Wednesday, July 18
The deadline for a tender offer for the shares of Accredited Home Lenders Holding Co. has been extended to July 31 from the earlier deadline of July 16.
The looming grocery strike and lockout have been averted.
The San Diego offices of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the National Society of Hispanic MBAs are teaming up.
Cymer Inc. announced July 17 it has been selected by the Dutch company ASML Holding NV to provide the extreme ultraviolet source suppliers for ASML's upcoming line of scanners.
Carlsbad-based ViaSat Inc. announced July 18 that it received a $44.9 million delivery order for military electronics from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego.
Tuesday, July 17
San Diego-based JMI Equity, along with Bain Capital Ventures, has helped Apparent Networks Inc., a software company based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, raise $13.6 million in Series B financing.
Monday, July 16
Neurocrine Biosciences Inc. Chief Executive Officer Gary Lyons says he's not surprised that the company's shareholders have sued, but that it took them so long.
Since founding the Golden Triangle's first commercial real estate services firm in 1974, Craig W. Clark of C.W. Clark Inc. in La Jolla has led the development of more than $500 million in commercial, hotel and urban real estate.
Investors and biotech companies say mergers and acquisitions continue to be a better exit strategy than initial public offerings.
Sempra Energy confirmed last week that it is selling the majority stake in its energy trading unit to the Royal Bank of Scotland for $1.35 billion, giving the San Diego-based company a tidy profit of more than $1 billion.
A $2.5 million statewide effort is under way to bring attention to health care's less glamorous jobs with the hopes of attracting young people to allied health careers.
Having amassed more than 1,200 awards in its 13-year history, Orfila Vineyards & Winery must be running out of wall space to hang them all.
In June, the Old Globe unveiled plans for a major overhaul of its campus, a project first outlined in its 2004 strategic plan.
NTDStichler Architecture, a San Diego-based architectural, engineering and design firm specializing in health care and education-related projects, opened its sixth office July 1 in Visalia to serve central California.
Sissy H. McGill Inc. has purchased three industrial condo units in the Cuyamaca Commerce Center for $1 million. And other news from around San Diego County.
After months of tumultuous negotiations and talk of a strike, Sharp HealthCare and its nurses union have reached a tentative contract agreement. The move stops a three-day strike that was scheduled to begin today, July 16.
DJO Inc., a Vista-based maker of orthopedic devices, said July 16 that it agreed to be acquired by ReAble Therapeutics Inc., a Texas company, in a cash transaction valued at $1.6 billion, including the debt of DJO.
The Old Globe , a venerable presence in Balboa Park for seven decades , has weathered two fires, the sacrifices of World War II, and a constantly evolving economic and political climate. These days, the theater complex is prepping for still another role w
Progress Report: Project Design Consultants said June 28 that it has been designated to lead the design services team for phase one of the North Embarcadero Visionary Plan. And other real estate news.
A healthy commercial real estate market has provided a venue for commercial real estate professionals to shine. Several young San Diego professionals are setting the bar high in their quest to advance real estate, design and urban planning initiatives.
Slightly less than half , 49 percent , of all California workers receive health insurance from their employers, according to a Mission Valley-based research group.
Through its Kids Recycling Challenge program, Wal-Mart Inc. has awarded $51,775 to 151 area schools for students' efforts to become responsible stewards of their environment.
Organizers of this year's 43-day Del Mar racing season strive to push the handle , the amount of money bet , above the all-time high of $608.9 million.
Carlsbad is analyzing whether or not it should ask the voters to approve the city moving from a general law city to a charter city.
To say that a passion for the automotive business runs in his family is a bit of an understatement for Jason Mossy.
Harvey R. Levine was recently inducted into the California Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame in a ceremony at the San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina.
The following team has been assembled for the planned $22 million renovation of the Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park.
In an era where law firms are constantly changing names, adjusting practice areas and merging to form the ultimate international mega company, one local company has been able to stay true to its name and size.
It's becoming a challenge to find land in San Diego to build industrial spaces, with many areas of the county tearing down tire dealers, recycling centers and auto repair shops to make way for spaces that will bring in higher rents for the landlords.
The Old Globe Theatre has had its share of comedy and tragedy playing out on San Diego's stage. Some high and low points.
Balboa Park Could Serve as a True Mecca With Public Transit
Conventional wisdom in the local lodging industry has it that developing small, moderately priced inns won't pencil out in the current economy because of the high price of property and construction. But Gregory Strangman has other wisdom to impart.
What a difference a year makes. The subprime mortgage industry , heavily rooted in Orange County , saw loans fall by 40 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier, according to a survey by trade publication National Mortgage News.
Chula Vista isn't throwing in the towel just yet. Last week, the city's elected officials and Chamber of Commerce launched a campaign to solicit public pressure on labor leaders to return to the negotiating table with Gaylord Entertainment, which has prop
Is the China Manufacturing Juggernaut Painting Itself Into a Corner?
Susan Miller retired in 2003 after a 24-year career at a technology company. The same year, she thought it would be nice to earn a cosmetology license at Palomar College and work a couple of hours a week. A year later, Miller found herself in a business p
New York-based Morgan Stanley is investing up to $60 million in Bull Moose Energy LLC to develop alternative power generating stations.
Just as Socrates stated that the path of wisdom comes from knowing thyself, San Diego's movers and shakers are embarking on an exploratory path they hope will lead the region to a stronger economic position.
Eyes may be a window to the soul, but they can also serve a more profitable purpose with the proper technology. EyeTracking Inc. uses specially designed hardware to capture exactly what a person's brain is telling her eyes to do in response to something s
California Consumers Can Now Join Recycling Movement for Plastic Bags
Friday, July 13
TargeGen Inc., a San Diego company developing drugs to treat macular degeneration and other diseases, announced July 12 that it closed $40 million in funding.
Viejas Entertainment and Production announced that it is moving its four remaining Concerts at Bayside to alternative locations in San Diego.
San Diego-based NextWave Wireless Inc. announced on July 12 that it reached an agreement with Mori Trust Co. Ltd. of Japan to acquire part of IPMobile, a Tokyo-based telecommunications company.
Visual Sciences Inc., the publicly traded Web analytics company formerly known as WebSideStory, said July 12 that it has hired Goldman, Sachs & Co. to help it evaluate offers to buy the company.
Thursday, July 12
The San Diego City Council failed to muster enough votes at its July 10 meeting to override Mayor Jerry Sanders' veto of an ordinance that effectively blocked Wal-Mart from building Supercenters in the city.
A Chula Vista businessman spent nearly $5,000 on a full-page ad in the July 12 San Diego Union-Tribune, asking readers to contact leaders of a labor group and an environmental organization to return to the negotiating table with Gaylord Entertainment, the
Skybus Airlines began selling tickets July 11 for flights between Dec. 16 and March 6, including a promotion that features tickets for $10, plus taxes and fees.
San Diego County is expected to see a growth of approximately 1.7 million people by the year 2050, boosting the county's total population from 2.8 million to 4.5 million.
Cox Communications has received the highest honors in J.D. Power and Associates' regional 2007 Residential Telephone Customer Satisfaction Study.
Directed Electronics, the Vista-based maker of car alarms and car audio equipment, said July 10 it expects a 35-40 percent reduction in revenue from the sale of Sirius satellite radio receivers this year compared to last year.
Wednesday, July 11
Mayor Jerry Sanders' job approval slipped 4 percent to 60 percent between May and July, according to a poll commissioned by the San Diego Institute for Policy Research. The group released its poll July 11.
San Diego Gas & Electric Co. presented a $1 million check to two Navy officials July 10.
In preparation for its opening, South Bay Expressway plans to hold a kickoff event on July 12 for its newly constructed customer service center in Otay Mesa.
Tuesday, July 10
Sempra Energy has confirmed it is selling the majority stake in its energy trading unit to the Royal Bank of Scotland for $1.35 billion, giving the San Diego-based company a tidy profit of more than $1 billion.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed an amended compact between the state and the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation on July 10, changing the rules on how Sycuan may operate its casino.
Monday, July 9
Sempra Energy awarded 13 students from Baja California scholarships to San Diego State University's International Business Leadership Program.
San Diego's network television stations experienced a healthy 8 percent growth rate in revenue last year, outdistancing the radio industry, which was flat, and the newspaper sector, which was down ...
Reef wants to leave a smaller footprint on the Earth. The Carlsbad-based action sports apparel maker launched its Reef Redemption program June 28, under which the company plans to give back to the environment while introducing new eco-friendly products ..
If you listen closely, you can hear hundreds of biotech executives and scientists waxing their longboards in preparation for the 14th annual Luau & Longboard Invitational on Aug. 19.
After years of responding to patrons' inquiries on where they can purchase the decorative items, artwork and furnishings they see at The Brigantine Family of Restaurants' many establishments throughout the county, co-owner Barbara Morton decided to open a
The San Diego County Recorder's Office reported that the assessed value of all taxable property in the county has increased $33.5 billion during the past year to $391.4 billion.
Ambrx Inc. has scored its third and largest big-pharma collaboration, and executives hope that partnering with one of the world's largest drug companies will quell questions ...
More than 10 years ago, David Rauch identified an industry need and started ProTec Building Services, a company that provides homeowners associations with manuals, inspections and community maps.
WFI, formerly known as Wireless Facilities Inc., said July 9 that it arranged the sale of its wireless deployment business to Platinum Equity, a Los Angeles private equity firm, for $24 million.
"A penny for your thoughts" takes on a whole new meaning at Quantum Applied Science and Research Inc.
Four years ago, the nursing staff at Rady Children's Hospital had an annual turnover rate of 27 percent , well below the national average, which has soared as high as 65 percent.
A first-of-its-kind offer by Medicare to pay bonuses to doctors who report details on their day-to-day treatment decisions is now under way.
Land Rover enters the compact luxury sport utility vehicle market with the new L2 model.
More than 3,300 nurses at Sharp HealthCare plan a three-day walkout on July 16 after their union served officials with a 10-day intent to strike notice following an unsuccessful meeting with a federal mediator.
Joseph Schroeder's identical twin brother always knew what he wanted to be ...
Eight editorial staff members of the San Diego Business Journal took home 27 awards June 28 at the 2007 Journalism Awards presented by the Society of Professional Journalists' San Diego Pro chapter.
When Accredited Home Lenders Holding Co. announced its sale to a Texas hedge fund last month, it looked like the best deal the troubled company and its investors could hope for.
San Diego Padres manager Bud Black and outfielder Terrmel Sledge signed autographs and met with fans at the Padres Caravana, which made its second appearance of the season June 23 at the Carnival grocery store here.
SmartDrive Systems Inc. announced July 9 that its driver risk management system has been selected for deployment in The Salvation Army's West Coast fleet of vehicles.
Accounting and professional services firm BDO Seidman LLP said that it is opening a new office in San Diego, its first direct office in the county.
A Chinese auto manufacturer that committed to building a plant in Tijuana last month plans to begin assembling two of three car models by year end ...
Plenty of people around the country know about San Diego's allure as a vacation destination for families, including its beaches, the zoo and SeaWorld.
'Sicko' Socks It to 'Em, Gadfly Michael Moore Has Thing or Two to Say About Health Care Woes
SAIC signed an agreement July 6 with Benham Investment Holdings LLC to acquire the company and its subsidiaries.
The digital format of Web sites and television has triggered new strategies for ad agencies trying to get the most attention for their customers' products and services.
BIA Cares is the philanthropic arm of the Building Industry Association of San Diego County.
Thursday, July 5
Union officials said they will not compromise their position that Gaylord Entertainment hire union or local contractors for the $1 billion hotel/convention center project planned for the Chula Vista bay front.
WFI, the company formerly known as Wireless Facilities, announced July 5 that it sold a $21.6 million note receivable that it got as payment for its recent divestiture of its U.S.-based wireless engineering business.
Tuesday, July 3
The California Energy Commission gave $450,000 to the San Diego Association of Governments to help the organization focus on its sustainable energy goals for the region.
TurningPoint Executive Search Inc. announced June 15 the opening of its firm in Oceanside.
ISE Corp., a Poway-based maker of hybrid electric drive systems for buses, has been seeing a growing backlog in orders for its systems in recent weeks, a company spokesman said July 3.
Wereldhave USA, an international real estate investor with U.S. headquarters in New York, purchased one of downtown's most prominent office high-rises for $210 million.
Monday, July 2
Ceregene Inc. scored a big biotech partner in developing its phase two therapy for Parkinson's disease.
Fifth Avenue Partners has announced that the Setai Group will be the official operator of the Setai San Diego, a boutique hotel formerly known as the Diegan, under construction on downtown's Fifth Avenue.
The federal government's Patriot Express Pilot Program creates an amazing opportunity for veterans, and other eligible personnel, in need of a financial boost to get their business going.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage acquired one of the area's largest brokerage firms late last month for an undisclosed sum. Seaman Real Estate Services, which has been operating as One Source Realty, is now part of Coldwell Banker.
Jeffrey Isaac decided to stop practicing law twice and he believes that if he hadn't involved radio and television with his practice, he would have left a third time. Now, the 59-year-old runs a unique law practice under the name Lawyer in Blue Jeans Grou
Trumpet player Jeremy Pelt says Howard Berkson has a good chance of putting San Diego on the map, as far as jazz goes. Open barely a month, Anthology has already generated buzz in New York, he added.
Drug companies, wholesalers, distributors and pharmacies won't have to electronically track California's drug supply until 2009, but Temecula-based FFF Enterprises is leading the nation in keeping its drug supply safe.
When Boeing Co. rolls out its 787 Dreamliner next week, San Diego-area aeronautics workers will be cheering, proud of their contributions to a plane that many say will shape the future of commercial aviation.
Iomega Inc., a San Diego maker of data-storage devices, may have found a winning strategy for diversifying its business.
Hong Kong's News Media Taken Very Seriously Indeed
Love, romance and glamour. Some marketing themes may be timeless. What has changed dramatically is how younger consumers are using media.
Veteran ad man Rob Weinberg presides over a "virtual" agency with wife and production manager, Randy Rose. "You have to have the right people," Weinberg said. "I have two fat Rolodexes next to my computer. I network constantly."
Internet radio stations staged a day of silence on June 26 to protest proposed increases in royalties levied on Internet radio by the Copyright Royalty Board of the Library of Congress.
Sharp HealthCare has landed in the No. 3 spot on a list of the best places to work in information technology, according to technology trade publication Computerworld.
A Sempra Energy subsidiary plans to develop a 250-megawatt wind-power generation project in Baja California, Mexico, and sell at least part of that power to Southern California Edison.
Attractions aren't the only game in town for Generation Z. An increasing number of lodging properties are doing more than providing access to the Disney Channel.
Each year since 1999, the Rancho Bernardo Sunrise Rotary has given scholarships to students at Abraxas High School. School's year-end in 2007 is no different as five students each received a $500 scholarship this week.
National City has extended the timeline to adopt a controversial update to a redevelopment plan that would extend the power of eminent domain 12 years due to the numerous comments received from area businesses and residents.
Close to 60,000 union grocery workers voted June 24 on whether to accept a proposed contract or to strike, workers and an analyst said last week. Though the strike was authorized by a two-thirds majority vote of the workers, a walkout is not necessarily i
Since we're at midseason, what better time to review just how well our San Diego Padres are doing. Not on the field. The focus here is at the gate.
The annual San Diego County Fair reported revenue and attendance increases at the midway point of the monthlong event. And other news from around San Diego County.
How do you take a local shoe brand and catapult it into a multimillion-dollar international blockbuster for the lucrative youth market? Ask the Carlsbad-based Lambesis Agency.
The average consumer may not care about the operating system, but competitor microchip-making companies that have been battling for years with Qualcomm over patent rights to BREW, CDMA, and other technical backbones of the future of the industry, do.
Ortiva Wireless said June 25 that it raised $15 million in financing from Comcast Interactive Capital, which led the Series B round with participation from current investors, Mission Ventures, Avalon Ventures and Artiman Ventures of Palo Alto.