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El Cajon Apartments Sold For $3.1M

Complex has 13 apartments

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Western Lighting Goes Employee-Owned

Western Lighting and Energy Controls has become an employee owned company by changing its structure to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) trust.

MG Properties Buys Phoenix Apartments

Complex has 429 apartments

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BRG Consulting Appoints Christina J. Willis as President

Willis will replace Erich Lathers, who remains with the firm as Principal Planner.

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Ligand’s Stock Falls as Analysts Debate Value

PHARMA: Co. Confident in Revenue, Cash and Portfolio

Ligand Pharmaceutical’s stock has lost more than half of its value since October, puzzling the company and most analysts, though a vocal minority are skeptical of the company’s pipeline.

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CommonGrounds Gets $100M to Fuel Big Coworking Expansion

CommonGrounds, a Carlsbad-based coworking company, plans to use the series A funding to add 50 locations.

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Cultural Components Are Key Parts of Mixed-Use Project

PROPERTY: San Ysidro Site Includes Theater, Education Space, Housing

A 92-year-old former San Ysidro church will be resurrected as a neighborhood theater as part of a mixed-use project that includes affordable housing and classroom space for the UC San Diego.

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Carlsbad Apartment Complex Sold For Nearly $17.7M

Complex is a mix of flats and townhomes

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Sensemetrics Enables Sensors to Join in the Conversation

TECH: Platform Connects Sensors, Aggregates Data Into Actionable Analysis

Most consumers are familiar with in-home IoT devices, such as smart doorbells and voice assistants.

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Kratos Plays Big Role in Satellite Ground Game

The space sector is experiencing a technology renaissance.

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Record Decoding of Genome May Be Big Win for Patients

MEDICINE: Rady Feat Drew on Local Biz Talent and Expertise

It was one for the record books. Researchers at Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine last February decoded a newborn’s genome in 19.5 hours.

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Rancho Bernardo Startup Lands $30M in Funding from Amazon, Samsung

Wiliot, which is making sticker-sized Bluetooth sensors, raised $30 million in a series B round.

Several Tech Startups Land Big Funding Rounds in Dec., Jan.

After a record-breaking 2018 for venture capital, San Diego companies brought in one last present before the end of the holiday season, closing several substantial funding rounds.

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Restaurant Group Looks to Stand Out, Blend In

DINING: Personal Service Key Part of Delivering Community Concepts

For Brendan Huffman, the purpose of all Social Syndicate restaurant group’s properties is simple: provide genuine, good old-fashioned hospitality.

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Coworking Space Passes Million-Square-Foot Mark

PROPERTY: Big, Small Cos. Find Various Appealing Features

San Diego entrepreneurs have plenty of options to choose from when deciding where to rent a desk.

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Teradata Taps COO to Lead Company

Teradata promoted its chief operating officer to serve as CEO of the data analytics company.

Jan Caldwell Becomes Chairman of Scripps Health Board

Jan Caldwell, who has sat on Scripps Health’s board since 2012, was named board chairman, it was announced Jan. 14.

NTC Foundation Names New Board Chair

According to a press release, Stipanov will replace Lori Fleet-Martin, who held the position for the last two years.

FTC’s Antitrust Trial Against Qualcomm Brings up Billion Dollar Question

Qualcomm and Apple are at odds at what led to a $1 billion payment between the two companies. The figure in dispute is a key part of the FTC's antitrust complaint against Qualcomm.

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Founder’s Vision Pairs With Pricing Strategy for Sunglasses Success

RETAIL: Co. Also Taps Millennials’ Willingness to Cut the Cord to Brands

When Adam Moyer lost his last pair of expensive sunglasses — Ray-Bans that ran him about $150 — the then UC San Diego graduate art student decided to take matters into his own hands.

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