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‘Boot Camp’ Gets Small Cos. Competitive For Contracts

Fifteen small defense contractors from San Diego County have been chosen to participate in the Defense Innovation Voucher program, called DIVx for short.

Reporter's Notebook: NASSCO to Begin Work On Auxiliary Ship Orders

General Dynamics NASSCO was scheduled to begin building a series of U.S. Navy auxiliary vessels Sept. 20 at its Barrio Logan shipyard.

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SoloBee Recruits Customers To Be Nature’s Keepers

SoloBee Recruits Customers To Be Nature’s Keepers

Bees do a lot for humans. Roughly 90 percent of plants require pollination, and native bees pollinate nearly 75 percent of all the fruits nuts and vegetables grown in the United States.

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Pioneering Service Provided To Visually Impaired at UCSD

Vision-impaired people working to navigate their way around UC San Diego now have some significant help from Aira, the San Diego startup.

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Innovation Title Fights Set For Connect’s Competition

The Connect accelerator program has set Nov. 29 — that’s the Thursday after Thanksgiving — as the date for naming its latest set of Most Innovative New Products.

Dive Bar Has Many Happy Hours Ahead Thanks to 2 Customers

What do you do when one of your favorite bars is in danger of being replaced by trendy apartments or condos? You buy it.

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Damage Control

Specialty Insurance Co. Takes on The Big Risks of Disaster Coverage

When a natural disaster strikes somewhere in the United States, San Diego’s Palomar Specialty Insurance Co. is likely to be paying close attention.

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Local Co. Offers Workers’ Compensation for Cannabis Biz

INSURANCE: Industry Has Need for Variety Of Coverage Options

Workers in California’s growing cannabis industry are now more likely to be covered by workers’ compensation insurance in case they are injured on the job, whether they work in a growing operation, a retail marijuana storefront or another position related to the production or distribution of cannabis products.

SeaWorld and Former CEO Agree to Settle SEC Charges

SeaWorld and Former CEO Agree to Settle SEC Charges

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc and its former CEO, James Atchison, have agreed to pay more than $5 million to settle fraud charges for misleading investors about the documentary film “Blackfish,” the Securities and Exchange Commission announced Sept. 18. SeaWorld’s former vice president of communications, Frederick D. Jacobs, has agreed to settle fraud charges for his role as well.

Sempra, Activists Strike Deal for Board Change, Business Review

Sempra, Activists Strike Deal for Board Change, Business Review

Sempra Energy has signed a deal with activist investors Elliott Management Corp. and Bluescape Energy Partners LLC, agreeing to seat two new board members among other provisions.

For These Daring Dogs, Surfing Is a Way of Lifesaving

For These Daring Dogs, Surfing Is a Way of Lifesaving

Helen Woodward Animal Center recently held its signature beach event, the 13th Annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon.

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SDSU West Best for Region’s Long-Term Goals

SDSU West Best for Region’s Long-Term Goals

Once the Chargers bolted for Los Angeles, the SDCCU Stadium site, the largest parking lot west of the Mississippi, should have presented San Diego leaders with a clean slate for a grand visionary project we could rally around. Instead, voters face two choices of development by ballot box initiatives, and the Mission Valley site has become yet another example of how difficult it is to get projects done in San Diego.

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Decision 2018: Mission Valley - SDSU West Prioritizes Tech Center, Campus Expansion

San Diego State University is bursting at the seams, and a ballot measure that would give the university the right to develop the former Qualcomm Stadium site into a second campus is meant to provide what school officials said is much-needed relief.

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Know Right From Wrong in Startup Programs

STARTUP: Cos. Need To Make Sure Culture, Style Are Good Match

Ecosystems of incubator and accelerator programs have sprung up in tech cities around the world in response to demand from entrepreneurs for launching pads for their endeavors.

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Convention Center Expansion Ballot Initiative Resurrected

Full count of petitions shows enough voters signed to qualify for the ballot

Acadia’s Stock Surges on FDA Reaffirming Drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration didn’t find new safety concerns after reexamining Acadia Pharmaceutical’s drug to treat hallucinations and delusions caused by Parkinson’s disease.

Alliance Healthcare Foundation Awards $2M to Local Organizations

San Diego-based Alliance Healthcare Foundation established has a new $2 million fund with the San Diego Foundation. That money will be split between the Multicultural Health Foundation and Somali Family Services.

Sempra to Sell Solar Assets for $1.54B

Sempra Energy has agreed to sell its U.S. non-utility solar energy generation assets, one wind facility and certain battery storage facilities to Consolidated Edison Inc. for $1.54 billion in cash.

Renovate America Names New CEO

Renovate America has promoted Harold Lewis from chief operating officer to CEO, effective Sept. 1. The privately held company made the announcement on Sept. 19.

AT&T Plans 5G Roll Out for San Diego in 2019

AT&T Inc. has set an early 2019 target to bring 5G mobile wireless communications to San Diego businesses and consumers.

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