Stories for July 2018
Tuesday, July 31
PROPERTY: A $30M Renovation Will Test Office Market Demand
A once-glitzy downtown mall that sported top-of-the-line shops like Gucci, Cartier and Tiffany & Co. — The Paladion — will be reborn, transformed by Bosa Development but as an upscale office project.
AG: Cuts Cost, Ups Speed While Avoiding Concerns
The alteration of one letter to another in a word can change its entire meaning.
Port of San Diego CEO Randa Coniglio and restaurateur Mike Morton Jr. were among those on hand last week to celebrate the groundbreaking of one of the high-profile redevelopments on the bay front.
San Diego Next Top Business Leaders Under 40 Finalist Preview
CUSTOM CONTENT: What to Consider When Creating a Sustainable Growth Plan for Your Construction Company
It’s important for owners both to initially consider and then continue assessing their company’s ideal size as the business environment changes.
San Diego medical device company NuVasive reported $281.6 million in second quarter earnings, an 8.5 percent year-over-year jump.
Huntington Ingalls Industries, which runs a U.S. Navy ship repair business in Barrio Logan, anticipates laying off 60 workers on Aug. 3, a spokeswoman said.
Offer is the first in a planned repurchase program of up to $30 billion in shares.
Monday, July 30
Preview of San Diego Next Top Business Leaders Under 40 Finalists
San Diego-based Omniome, maker of a DNA sequencing platform, today announced a $60 million series B round.
Region's comparatively competitive wages and affordable living costs led to upward move in rankings.
Australia-based Woodside Petroleum Ltd. will not pursue a partnership with Sempra Energy to develop Sempra’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Port Arthur, Texas.
Most of the attendees and panelists at business events and talks in San Diego are men.
BIOTECH: Sleep Apnea Venture to Be 50/50 Partnership
One has the data. The other has the analytics.
Illumina in the second quarter reported revenue of $830 million, a 25 percent year-over-year increase.
'Our only goal is to find the best combination of components to help customers...'
La Jolla Playhouse has named Julia B. Foster director of development.
Sunday, July 29
San Diego's Next Top Business Leaders Under 40: Business Leaders Preview
The vehicles include new electricity-powered semi-trucks and forklifts
TECH: Stock Buyback Announced; NXP Deal a Casualty of Trade War
Qualcomm Inc. on July 25 abandoned its 21-month odyssey to acquire Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors NV, racking up a $2 billion break-up fee and cutting ties with a company it had hoped would accelerate growth in its automotive and internet-of-things businesses.
The restaurant will offer tapas via counter service and a full-service bar that will include Liberty Call’s single malt whiskey, bourbon, gin and white and spiced rum, as well as signature cocktails by head bartender Albert Allison.
Sublimity Therapeutics, an Irish pharmaceutical in the realm of gastrointestinal and immunological diseases, has set up a Solana Beach office with six employees.
PHARMA: A $230M Funding Round, Strong Leaders Are Big Pluses
By going big, Gossamer Bio looks to break the mold.
GroGuru, a tech company that makes software and systems to monitor soil conditions, announced July 23 that it had hired one of its investors and advisors to run the company.
We all hear about the “skills gaps.” Gaps exist for many reasons. In the public workforce system, we are working tirelessly to overcome the disparity and to build skills that lead to great futures.
VetCTAP of JBS Transition Experts has reached an historic milestone. It recently conducted its 55th job search workshop series for transitioning military, veterans and spouses.
A downtown San Diego charter school has signed a 99-year lease with the San Diego Community College District to take over a former adult education center at 1400 Park Blvd., at the end of the City College campus.
Designing a microchip can take years. A team that includes UC San Diego and Qualcomm Inc. hopes to accomplish the feat in 24 hours, using computers and a new set of tools.
Shipbuilder Austal USA recently expanded its local presence, moving to a National City location that will eventually support more than 200 employees.
San Diego-based growth equity firm TVC Capital recently led a $7.2 million round of funding for HealthCrowd, a San Mateo-based healthcare communications company.
Thursday, July 26
Company anticipates deal to close in fewer than two weeks, in early August.
Stock returns to price last seen in March ahead of proposed Broadcom acquisition bid.
San Diego-based Innovative Employee Solutions announced on July 26 that it is spinning off a business called Fulcrum.
GENOMICS: Exec Says Co. Has Cash, Runway to Next Phase
New leadership at Human Longevity is seeking to emerge from a tumultuous period of executive exodus and workforce reduction through a bid to bring its genomics-based testing center to a wider market.
Molecular diagnostic company Mesa Biotech recently notched a $20 million series B round.
Health care: Diverse Mix of Cos. Driving Patient Access to Their Records
In a maturing digital health space with an urgent need to collect disparate data, think of Seqster as something of a data locker: Patients can find health records from past caregivers, genomics reports and data from wearables like Fitbit.
Branch will be 31st operated locally by the credit union, which serves people who live, work and go to school in San Diego County.
PROPERTY: Arrangement Helps New Practitioners; Basic Supplies Provided
When a water pipe burst in their downtown San Diego medical office building, Pacific Medical Care had to find some place fast where they could see 40 to 50 patients a day.
Wednesday, July 25
San Diego County retail centers continue to expand despite conventional wisdom that says retail is hurting as shoppers turn to their computers instead of taking a trip to the store.
For generations, people lived according to the sun. It rose, and so did we; it sank, and we slept.
Paul Komadina has been tapped to lead CBRE’s operations in Arizona. Komadina, who was born and raised in Phoenix, will be senior managing director.
The House voted July 24 to repeal a 2.3 percent excise tax on medical device makers, welcome news to San Diego’s consortium of medical device companies, including NuVasive and ResMed.
Nabriva Therapeutics has acquired San Diego-based Zavante Therapeutics, known for an antibiotic to fight infections picked up in hospitals.
CEO Steve Mollenkopf also said the company would make up to $30 billion in stock buybacks.
Qualcomm Inc. said it has developed specialized miniature electronics for fifth-generation (or 5G) wireless mobile devices, tackling sizable engineering challenges along the way.
One Medical, an independently held primary care practice, will open three new offices in San Diego in early 2019.
Tuesday, July 24
EDUCATION: High Demand Programs Fit National’s Expansion Plans
The National University System announced plans July 17 to acquire Northcentral University, a fully online university specializing in master’s and doctoral degrees.
When we last checked in with Fantasy Sports Co. in Carlsbad, they had been named a “cool company” by the San Diego Venture Group, were a finalist in the region’s largest quick pitch competition and had raised $450,000 from Howard Lindzon’s local super angel venture fund Social Leverage.
INVESTMENT: Backing Of Health Care Cos. Is Good News for S.D.
Early-stage companies in San Diego had a successful second quarter for fundraising, taking in more or nearly more investment dollars than local companies have ever before, depending on the data source.
Cofounder Farooq Anjum remains as chief technology officer.
Monday, July 23
PROPERTY: Bankers Hill Seen as Prime Spot for Projects
Bankers Hill is getting a new luxury condominium project, The Park, in which most of the condos have their own elevators.
Organization raised nearly $6.3 million in 2017.
Human Longevity, or HLI, has accused the former CEO and noted geneticist, J. Craig Venter, of stealing trade secrets.
Atlanta-based One Ring Networks has acquired Skyriver Communications, a San Diego company which uses fixed wireless technology to deliver high-speed communications services.
According to westcoastersd.com, the reason for the closure is partly because the husband and wife owners are moving to Denver for career opportunities.
It was a first: a remotely piloted aircraft from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. crossed the Atlantic solo in mid-July.
San Diego has been working hard to increase alternative water sources through recycling projects, like Pure Water.
Sunday, July 22
Greenhaus will oversee all marketing initiatives to help boost the Central California town's presence as a top travel destination.
The company's first Dream Shop in Brea marks its sixth mattress store.
Viasat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) announced in mid-July that two airlines had launched its high-speed in-flight Wi-Fi service.
Local firm focuses on making investments in consumer-facing companies.
SOFTWARE: System Aims to Meet Regulatory, And Commercial Demands
Selling a previously illegal substance may give the cannabis industry a sexier sheen than, say, selling widgets.
The new brick and mortar offering comes to San Marcos, bringing to life Petco’s previous online-only veterinary-led system.
Suneva Medical Inc. has promoted Patricia Altavilla to chief operating officer.
AG: Flower Co. Uses Self Sustainability, Tech to Grow
When the 2007 firestorms hit San Diego — a 27-day ordeal that killed 10 people, destroyed 1,738 homes and scorched more than 350,000 acres of land – Kendall Farms LP was almost completely wiped out as nearly 80 percent of its nursery perished due to the Santa Ana winds-fueled flames.
Fund looks to form and foster startups that use AI as a core technology and differentiator.
SOFTWARE: System Aims to Meet Regulatory, And Commercial Demands
Selling a previously illegal substance may give the cannabis industry a sexier sheen than, say, selling widgets.
A number of organizations are seeking early-stage companies to recognize or provide with resources to further their entrepreneurial efforts.
Meals on Wheels San Diego County recently held its “Over the Rainbow” Ball & 9th Annual Chef Appetizer Challenge at the Sheraton Harbor Island.
The drive along Lone Jack Road in Encinitas on the way to “One Oak,” a new home development by Shea Homes San Diego, has the feel of a pleasant Sunday drive in the country. The gently winding road is lined white split-rail fencing, towering trees and horses grazing in corrals among outstanding custom estate homes on large tracts of land.
AVIATION: Five Areas in Region Tapped for Tests; Flights Include Cross-Border
It’s a scenario repeated often in San Diego: a technician needs to send a vial of blood from the clinic where it was drawn to the lab for study.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said on July 17 that the U.S. Navy plans to award it contracts for up to 60 BQM-177A surface-launched aerial targets.
Friday, July 20
Medical device company Ra Medical recently filed paperwork for an initial public offering worth up to $86.25 million.
Thursday, July 19
Net income fell 24 percent quarter-over-quarter as expenses rose.
Seacoast also reported its specialty core deposits rose 11.7 percent in the second quarter.
U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry toured General Atomics facilities in San Diego and Poway on July 18, the company announced.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. announced on July 19 that it received a U.S. Air Force contract covering three lots of its BQM-167A high-performance, jet-powered unmanned aerial target drone systems.
Scripps Health in the coming months will have a dozen new walk-in clinics – offering services like flu care, vaccinations, point-of-care testing and exams.
DEVICES: Scandal Brings Welcome Scrutiny to Sector
Genalyte can run tests on drops of blood, often delivering results in only 15 minutes. The goal? Disrupt lab testing. This may sound familiar — and not in a good way.
SERVICE: Analytics Used To Structure Streamers’ Pricing Models
A management agency based in Point Loma represents more than 40 people who play video games on the Amazon-owned platform Twitch while fans watch.
The San Diego Venture Group said US Venture Partners (UCVP) partner Dafina Toncheva will keynote its Venture Summit event Aug. 16.
With office space at a premium in San Diego and rental rates rising, many companies are eager to renew their leases.
Polito Eppich Associates LLP has named Jessica Dorsett as a partner.
Wednesday, July 18
This may come as no surprise to anyone who’s driven through downtown San Diego and seen all the construction cranes, but more new apartments are being built downtown than anywhere else in San Diego County, according to Apartments.com, an apartment listing company.
On average, stocks of public life sciences companies in San Diego gained 12 percent during the second quarter, lifted in large part by a diabetes pump maker.
RETAIL: Sash Sold 30,000 Last year; It’s Currently Expanding Manufacturing
Eight years ago, Nichole MacDonald, founder and chief bag lady of San Diego-based Sash Group Inc., found herself homeless with her then 5-year-old son after her recycled, eco-friendly bag business, Bagonia, failed to get off the ground.
The latest jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed the U.S. economy creating nearly 30,000 more jobs than economists had predicted, the 91st consecutive month of job growth.
TECH: Deal Could Close By Year-End; Müller Expected to Remain CEO
The leaders of Poway-based Cohu Inc. saw opportunity when U.S. regulators blocked a Chinese company from acquiring a competitor.
Ashford University received permission from the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) to merge with its sister institution, the University of the Rockies.
Tuesday, July 17
Programs that led to award promote the environment and innovation, according to the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority.
A San Diego software startup that bills its content platform as a rival to presentation program PowerPoint has raised a $1.5 million seed round from a Utah-based venture capital firm.
Items of interest about people in 2018 The San Diego 500, The Book of Influential Business Leaders:
Debra Schwartz, president and CEO of Mission Federal Credit Union, has been re-elected to the board of the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions for a third three-year term.
RETAIL: He Says He Might Have Platform for $1B Company
You can call bamboo wood or you can call it grass. Cali Bamboo continues to grow like the latter.
FINANCE: Ansun Led the Way With $85M Series A
Investment in San Diego-based life sciences companies hit a record high $427.5 million in the second quarter of 2018, according to a July CBRE Group Inc. report.
BUILDING: Diverse Roles Are Offered in High Demand Sector
Theresa DeMarco has worked as a structural steel welder, ran her own construction company and is a project manager for Emmerson Construction in San Diego.
Monday, July 16
Sara M. Bonstein has been named the new chief operating officer and chief financial officer of San Diego-based OncoSec Medical.
Construction Co.’s Culture Creates Value Proposition for Clients and Employees
In an industry that has failed to attract women in significant numbers, Johnson & Jennings General Contracting stands out.
Comic-Con’s invasion of San Diego for the 49th time this week will essentially kick off the public campaign to expand the San Diego Convention Center by more than 300,000 square feet at a cost of about $685 million.
EvoNexus, the startup incubator with an office in La Jolla, recently announced the addition of six executives to its board of directors.
DINING: Co. to Open Local Plant; Pricing May Be Challenge
It wasn’t until March of this year, after introducing his creation at the Natural Products Expo West, a natural, organic and healthy goods event in Anaheim, that Zhicong “Zack” Kong, CEO and founder of TwentyFifty Fork, a compostable cutlery company, decided to speed up plans to begin mass manufacturing his natural grain-based fork.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. announced the receipt of multiple contracts on July 16.
TCT president Jason Linley becomes SSP's director of mobile product management.
Irras Ab, which is legally headquartered in Stockholm but with the bulk of operations in La Jolla, won U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for its flagship device that reduces the chances of infection while helping doctors lessen pressure at the site of trauma.
Sunday, July 15
David Karow was recently named CEO of Human Longevity, which comes after Craig Venter announced his retirement from the role on May 24.
Acquired company generates more than $200 million in annual revenue from customers including educational, correctional and healthcare facilities.
Workers at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard are cleaning up after one of its dry docks flooded unexpectedly on July 11.
The San Diego Workforce Partnership recently launched OpportunitySD, a movement to dramatically reduce the number of opportunity youth — young adults ages 16-24 who are neither in school nor working — in the region.
Thursday, July 12
BANKING: Finance Solutions Offered for Current Cash Business
Armored vehicles. Vaults. Talk of cryptocurrency. These are realities for San Diego marijuana businesses like Outco that are unable to obtain bank accounts.
The three-year contract with G2 is the biggest the port has landed in years and will bring an estimated $600,000 in revenue annually for the San Diego Unified Port District.
Life sciences veteran Kieran Gallahue was named to Arena Pharmaceuticals’ board of directors.
San Diego-based Synteract has acquired Cu-Tech, and has established a center for dermatology development, with the aim of being a big player in dermatology clinical trials.
Quarterly dividends were boosted 9 percent as of midyear.
WD-40 Co. reported record high sales and earnings results for its third quarter, which ended May 31.
Project serves the University of Oregon in Eugene.
Wednesday, July 11
HOUSING: Co. Controls All Costs, Taps Community Spirit for Projects
Building affordable, middle-wage homes in San Diego’s pricey real estate market takes patience, tenacity, and a commitment to improving the community.
Middle-Wage Earners at the Mercy of A Continued Strong Market As Developers Mostly Deliver More High-End Units
Low vacancy rates are keeping the San Diego region’s multifamily market strong for real estate investors, but builders warn that not enough middle-wage units are being built to keep pace with population growth.
STARTUPS: Mentoring, Services, Access to CDP Included in Free Program
La Jolla-based Tealium, which makes software for enterprises to use to analyze data, is launching a program to help out local startups with free services, mentoring and access to some of its investors and customers.
The casino resort has a staff of 300 security personnel, but the robots, manufactured by Mountain View-based Knightscope, are an added security measure.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. delivered the first production BQM-177A subsonic aerial target system to its U.S. Navy customer early this week.
San Diego-based ResMed and Verily, a subsidiary of Google parent company Alphabet, have formed a new venture to develop software for identifying, diagnosing and treating sleep apnea and other breathing disorders.
BrainLeap cofounders, UCSD neuroscientists, aim to turn research discoveries into effective treatments.
Tuesday, July 10
Owen joined the business advocacy organization as its head in 2004.
The Montera was one of nine projects included in the sale
Sempra Energy announced July 10 that it plans public offerings of $1.1 billion of common stock as well as $500 million of mandatory convertible preferred stock.
When Adam “Ace” Moyer was looking for a new location for the Knockaround sunglasses company he formed in 2005, he found it in what had been a worn-out office building in San Diego’s Old Town.
Companies that focus on cryptocurrency have been on a roller coaster in recent years with major fluctuations in the price of the most popular iterations of digital money, such as Bitcoin and Ethereum.
BIOTECH: To Spot Problems, Medcrypt Monitors Metadata
In 2016, a medical device crashed during heart surgery after misconfigured antivirus software opened.
Competition provided investment capital to two early-stage agtech companies.
San Diego-based Crinetics Pharmaceuticals laid out terms for a planned initial public offering in paperwork filed July 9.
Terry Moore and Moore Venture Partners have launched their third fund.
Monday, July 9
Organization lobbies on behalf of credit unions on federal issues.
Startups: More than $1.2M promised for Future Milestones
One of the largest of 29 grants recently awarded through the California Competes Tax Credit program to companies statewide is slated to be received by Urban Translations, a local startup that creates digital menus for businesses in the hospitality industry.
PROPERTY: Colorful Apartments Get Noticed
Shift — the latest addition in downtown high rise apartment towers — was meant to stand out.
On July 16, the San Diego City Council will consider the mayor’s proposal to amend the municipal code to allow short term vacation rentals (STVR) in residential zones without any enforceable limitation in number or location.
TECH: Brain Takes Funding Role, Seeks to Broaden Reach
Startups generally seek funding, not provide it.
A Sempra Energy subsidiary received a 20-year contract from a port in Sinaloa, Mexico, to build and operate a fuel terminal.
Sunday, July 8
Maker of smart, connected devices and systems employs more than 270 people in Carlsbad.
First new bank to open in the county in 10 years launched in January with more than $26 million in initial capital.
UTILITY: Financials Are Focus As Activists Demand Change
The board of San Diego-based Sempra Energy is evaluating the company’s future in South America, and will make its plans public as soon as February or March.
PriceSmart Inc., the San Diego corporation which operates membership warehouse stores in Latin America and the Caribbean, reported third quarter net income of $18.7 million on total revenue of $782.2 million.
It was quintessential North County, with a small group of stakeholders in a coworking/coliving space in Encinitas, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, contemplating how the county’s geographic diversity fits into its startup ecosystem.
Viasat Inc. signed a $10 million contract with London-based Avanti Communications Group PLC for capacity on Avanti’s HYLAS 4 satellite, launched in early May.
The seaside village of La Jolla has many charms, among them a diversity of eclectic neighborhoods, each with their own personality. One of those neighborhoods is the exclusive Country Club Estates, with sea view homes that rise dramatically, stacked street by street, from Torrey Pines Road.
AIRCRAFT: Surveillance Drones Deal Reportedly Worth $5.1 Billion
Australia plans to buy six Triton high-altitude surveillance aircraft made by Northrop Grumman Corp. in a deal that reportedly could be worth as much as $5.1 billion.
The Scripps 7th Annual M.O.S.T. Mariachi Festival was held recently at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay.
Thursday, July 5
Items of interest about people in The San Diego 500, The Book of Influential Business Leaders:
As predicted, tariffs imposed on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union are bedeviling San Diego contractors and developers.
WORKFORCE: Sector Stresses Opportunities to Job Candidates, Students
It’s an employment intersection that’s only growing more pronounced.
DINING: Local Flavors, Local Art and the Locals Are All Part of Biz Plan
Founder and CEO of the real estate, hospitality and lifestyle company, American National Investments (ANI), Gina Champion-Cain, continues to invigorate the food and beverage landscape of San Diego, this time opening a new restaurant in Encinitas as part of ANI’s The Patio Group division.
San Diego staffing company AMN Healthcare has brought Mark Hagan on board as chief information officer.
Eateries Adopt ‘Superfood’ Products and Labels as More Consumer Preferences Head Toward Healthy
For Everbowl founder, Jeff Fenster, who started the company in 2016 and now has 10 locations in San Diego and Riverside counties, using the word “superfoods” isn’t to get consumers to believe superfoods are new to the market nor that they can cure or keep a person immune from diseases.
FITNESS: From Informal Start, It Moves to Franchising, Studios, and Digital Programs
For Lisa Druxman, chief founding mom of Fit4mom (formerly known as “Stroller Strides”), the San Diego-based company which provides fitness for every stage of motherhood, launching the business 17 years ago came from pure necessity.
The U.S. Navy awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a $96.5 million contract for radio signal jammers designed to foil improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
Wednesday, July 4
AIRCRAFT: Beyond Military Use, Businesses Have to Get Creative
The riddle of the drone has San Diego companies captivated. While it is one thing to build a working piece of technology, the real puzzle may be how to build a sustainable small business around it.
ENERGY: Activist Investors Push Greater Simplification of Co.
Sempra Energy plans to sell its solar and wind energy generation businesses, as well as two natural gas storage facilities in the southeastern United States.
Spain-based Fluidra S.A. closed its merger with Vista-based Zodiac Pool Solutions, Fluidra announced on July 2.
With only two companies in the Fortune 500, San Diego is not a big corporate headquarters region. That’s unlikely to change given land and employee costs and, of course, our regulatory pals in Sacramento.
Startup company, founded by CEO Emily Rotolo, simplifies employment documentation for new hires.
San Diego-based Beacon Discovery has added square footage and employees following partnership deals.
San Diego’s SGI-DNA, a spinout of Synthetic Genomics, has named life sciences veteran Todd Nelson as CEO.
Monday, July 2
PHARMA: Heron’s Anesthetic Aims to Reduce Opioid Use
Heron Therapeutics is now turning its attention toward commercialization of its postoperative anesthetic, riding a regulatory environment that appears to be itching for opioid alternatives.
LEADERSHIP: COO Built Her Career From the Ground Up
Mary Pampuch, the new chief operating officer of Lankford & Associates, once wanted to be an actress.
GO-Biz tax credit program aims to encourage companies to hire employees and invest in California.
San Diego-based Adamis Pharmaceuticals, which makes an allergy syringe, has signed over commercial rights to a division of Novartis.
RF Industries Ltd. has named Robert Dawson to its board of directors.
Sunday, July 1
A North County company, Vista-based McCain Inc., won a contract to supply as many as 1,500 traffic signal control cabinets to the city that is practically synonymous with the automobile.
Ninety-one years after Charles Lindbergh did it, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. plans to cross the Atlantic. Only this time, the aircraft will be unmanned.
Company joins Tech Coast Angels and the San Diego Venture Group in hosting the contest for startups.
Savioke will license BrainOS, the San Diego company's software platform for streamlining development, deployment and management of robots.
The U.S. Supreme Court last week delivered a decision in Janus v AFSCME that is as unjust as it was expected.
ECONOMY: Troubles Include Activist Investors, Short Sellers
Public companies don’t get to lock the door. At any time, a company can find unwelcome visitors in the form of short sellers betting on a company’s fall or activist investors arriving with plans for how things should be — or more precisely how they need to be.
DEVICES: Multipronged Plan Improves Earnings Trajectory
DJO Global CEO Brady Shirley likened the company’s business transformation plan to a knee surgery: short-term pain for long-term gain.
Increasing geopolitical uncertainty leading to volatile public markets likely kept some companies from pursuing an initial public offering in the first half of 2018.
Baldwin & Sons has completed construction of a $10 million dormitory at the 155-acre Chula Vista Elite Training Center.
Thomas Jefferson School of Law has signed a long-term lease for two full floors of space in the 24-story office tower at 701 B St.
The San Diego Women’s Foundation held its 18th Annual Grants Celebration Building Bridges: Connecting Women, Creating Change recently. More than 200 people gathered at the Cygnet Theatre to celebrate the power of women in united philanthropy.
Home of the Month
This home in the 14-story Park Laurel condominium tower is directly across the street from San Diego’s cherished Balboa Park and minutes from downtown. It is firmly in the center of a dynamic urban setting, yet, at the same time, a world away.
While fast-growing companies might be lured by shortcuts, cutting corners can often have devastating effects in a heavily regulated market. Not fully addressing compliance requirements under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, commonly known as SOX, is one shortcut that can lead to errors in financial statements and corporate disclosures—devaluing stock price and damaging investor confidence.