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Spreading Word on Need For Wildlife Refuges

Philanthropy

The Living Coast Discovery Center, a nonprofit zoo and aquarium on San Diego Bay in Chula Vista, announced that it received an $89,150 grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as part of the SoCal Urban Wildlife Refuge Project.

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School Makes Its Mark With Educational Excellence

The San Diego Jewish Academy Golda Meir Lower School was named a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. SDJA GMLS was awarded for being an Exemplary High Performing School.

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Playing an Instrumental Role in Music Education

Classics 4 Kids, a nonprofit founded in 1994 to fill the gap in music education in the nation’s schools, recently kicked off its 25th anniversary season with a fall garden party in Rancho Santa Fe.

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Next Governor Must Strengthen Cleantech Policies

This year, California overtook the U.K. to become the fifth-largest economy in the world, while also announcing it had hit its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions below 1990 levels four years ahead of schedule.

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Just Looking

Home Buying Is Dialed Down as Prices Continue to Climb, Mortgage Rates Increase, and Buyers Are Willing to Wait

San Diego’s residential real estate market for single family homes is cooling down, with some brokers reporting that homes are taking longer to sell than they did just a few months ago and rising mortgage rates are putting a crimp on sales.

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San Diego Seeks Startups for Smart City Projects

San Diego is looking for startups to build everything from parking apps to a hazard alert system.

Data Shows $1 Billion Economic Impact from San Diego County Craft Brewers in 2017

San Diego craft brewers generated about $802 million in revenue for 2017, up from $638 million during 2016.

San Diego-Based Annex Brands Announces Promotions

Patrick Edd has been named Chief Executive Officer and will remain company president.

San Diego Fintech Startup Secures $75M in Debt Financing

Zebit secured up to $75 million in financing through Route 66 Ventures.

Co.’s Radio Technology Keeps Lines of Communication Open

TECH: Military Is Major Customer for Software, Hardware

Making radios that successfully connect on the battlefield is a real-world challenge. When soldiers have to go into cities — or tunnels — radio communication gets even more difficult.

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Ligand Pharmaceuticals Closes Acquisition of Vernalis

San Diego-based Ligand Pharmaceuticals closed its acquisition of Vernalis Plc in a deal that Ligand said will add “shots on goal” to its portfolio.

Scripps Research Adds Board of Overseers

Scripps Research added a 21-member Board of Overseers with big names from across San Diego life sciences as the organization broadens its scope, it was recently announced.

UC San Diego to Open New Rancho Bernardo Facility

UC San Diego Health on Oct. 15 will open a 57,000-square-foot Rancho Bernardo center with offerings spanning primary care, urgent care and behavioral health.

San Marcos Apartment Complex Sold

Complex has 168 apartments

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Kratos Expands Military Training Projects

Kratos Defense and Security Solutions Inc. said Oct. 11 that it received more than $30 million in scope increases on multiple existing military training contracts.

Report: Mitek Rejects Takeover Bid from Florida IT Company

Mitek Systems reportedly rejected a takeover bid from ASG Technologies, a portfolio company of Elliot Management Corp.

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Institutes Take Cues From Business for Funding

FINANCE: Quest for Private Money Brings New Models, Partnerships

UC San Diego’s drug research arm in recent years took a new tack with investors and pharmaceuticals: Tell us what we’re doing wrong.

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GA Wants to Be Part of Moon Mission

General Atomics is part of a team that wants to support NASA’s next, unmanned trip to the moon. Under a proposal submitted to NASA, GA’s Electromagnetic Systems division would build a lunar lander in the United States.

Westcore Properties Acquires Distribution Center For $53.4M

Center was completed in August

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Ampersand Sells Location, Capacity and Character

PROPERTY: The $40M Transformation Targets Cos. Needing Big Space

Where grumpy newspaper editors and reporters once toiled as noisy teletype machines clattered in the background, an international financial services group will become the first tenant in Ampersand — the renovated former home of The San Diego Union-Tribune.

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