San Diego Business Journal


Navy Awards Contract to Blue Tech Inc.

Blue Tech Inc., a small business based in San Diego, is among 21 companies nationwide that received indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contracts from the U.S. Navy to supply electronic equipment.

San Diego to Get $1.1 Million From Navy Contract

Some $1.1 million of a U.S. Navy contract supporting “shock trials” for a new littoral combat ship will be spent in San Diego.

Aethlon Medical Selling $12.5 Million of Common Stock

Aethlon Medical Inc., a company that makes a blood-filtering device to treat infectious disease and cancer, is selling up to $12.5 million of its common stock, the company announced Wednesday.

San Diego No. 1 Destination for Fourth of July

San Diego tops the list of Fourth of July holiday destinations for Southern Californians this year, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California’s travel forecast.

Civic Leaders Launch Collaboratory for Downtown Innovation

In a nod to the estimated 110 startups downtown, San Diego civic leaders took the wraps off the Collaboratory for Downtown Innovation on June 28.

Black Plague to Open Brewery in Oceanside

Black Plague Brewery, Oceanside’s newest brewery, will lease a 12,945-square-foot, free-standing building located at 2550 Jason Court within the Jason Court Business Park, on the east side of Oceanside between State Routes 76 and 78. There already are eight breweries in the North County city.

Allegiant Travel Co. Announces Twice-Weekly Flights to Provo, Utah

Allegiant announced new air service between San Diego’s Lindbergh Field and Provo, Utah, beginning Sept. 28. The flights will operate twice weekly.

ParentsWare Inc. Changing Name to Eturi Corp. as it Expands Reach

San Diego-based ParentsWare Inc. has changed its name to Eturi Corp. as it looks to expand its market beyond the parents of children and teens.

MVP REIT Defers NASDAQ Listing Pending Review

VP REIT Inc. and MVP REIT II Inc., San Diego-headquartered investment firms focused on parking structures and facilities, have decided to defer taking any action to list the company’s common shares on the NASDAQ Global Market.

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San Marcos Business Center Sold for $4.8 Million

Lee & Associates has brokered the $4.8 million sale of the Rancho Santa Fe Business Center, a 41,477-square-foot multitenant industrial park in San Marcos.

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Valentin Ramirez Appointed CEO of Chicken of the Sea International

Valentin Ramirez has been appointed CEO of San Diego-based Chicken of the Sea International, a division of Thai Union Group PCL, the world's largest tuna processor and owner of a portfolio of global seafood brands.

S.D. County Business Confidence Rebounded in May

The San Diego business community’s outlook is regaining stability after erratic confidence in recent months, the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce reported.

Council Approves Revised One Paseo Development

The downsized, but still controversial One Paseo project was approved Monday by the San Diego City Council.

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Challenged Athletes Foundation Names Wheatley CEO

The Challenged Athletes Foundation announced the hiring of Ken Wheatley as its new CEO.

U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Sequenom Patent Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to review a lower court’s decision to invalidate one of Sequenom’s patents.

Conference Aims to Educate Small Business Owners on Getting Government Work

Small-business owners looking for insight into how to work with the government may glean some information at the Gold Coast conference in August.

Kirby Noonan Lance & Hoge Becomes Five Separate Law Firms

A nationally recognized, 40-year-old San Diego law firm announced Monday that it is splitting into five separate firms.

EMMES Realty Advisors Acquires Downtown Parking Structure

EMMES Realty Advisors LLC has acquired a 580-stall parking and retail facility. The eight-story parking structure with approximately 14,000 square feet of ground floor retail space is located at 1350 6th Ave. in downtown San Diego.

Qualcomm Plans Demo of New 5G System at Trade Show

Qualcomm Inc. plans to demonstrate very fast, fifth-generation wireless communications technology during a trade show in Shanghai beginning June 29.

Health Center Partners Awarded $2.6 Million in Federal Grants

Health Center Partners of Southern California (HCP) will receive $2.6 million in federal grants to expand oral health care services, the organization announced Monday.