San Diego Business Journal

SD BUSINESS JOURNAL DAILY ENEWS

SDSU Names New Dean of Business School

San Diego State University has named an academic from Illinois to be the dean of its business school.

Local Company Participates in White House Conference on Solar Energy

Carlsbad-based Everyday Energy took part in a White House conference on solar energy April 17.

Business Calendar for Week of April 21, 2014

Some of the business events scheduled for the week of April 21, 2014, in the county.

New Think Tank Formed to Promote San Diego Craft Beer

A new nonprofit think tank, called the Craft Beer Association of San Diego, has been formed with the goal of raising the national and international profile of the local region’s burgeoning brewing industry.

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Bowl Games Pay Off for the Region

San Diego’s two postseason college football games generated an economic impact to the region of $30.8 million last December, up nearly $2 million from the prior year, according to the San Diego Bowl Game Association, which commissioned a study.

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Dickey’s Opens Its First Local Barbecue Restaurant in San Marcos

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has opened at 763 Center Drive in San Marcos. It is the first San Diego County location for Dallas-based Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants Inc.

$6.5M Gift to UCSD Will Go Toward Eye Research Lab

A grateful patient has gifted University of California, San Diego $6.5 million to establish the Richard C. Atkinson Laboratory for Regenerative Ophthalmology at the university’s Shiley Eye Center.

San Diego Unemployment Rate Is Down Slightly in March

San Diego’s unemployment rate fell slightly to 6.9 percent in March from 7 percent in February, as the region gained 12,700 nonfarm jobs, according to the state’s Employment Development Department.

Vital Therapies Launches IPO

Vital Therapies Inc. has hit the public markets, but has priced its stock below the expected range, raising gross proceeds of $54 million by offering 4.5 million shares at $12 apiece.

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Nordstrom Relocating Its Store Within Westfield UTC

Nordstrom Inc. plans to relocate its full-line department store in University Towne Center to a new space within the Westfield UTC mall, with a new two-level store expected to open in 2017.

Kyocera Consolidates Some of Its Businesses Into Main Subsidiary

Kyocera Corp., the Kyoto, Japan-based conglomerate that has been in San Diego since 1971, said it consolidated some of its recently acquired businesses into its main subsidiary here, Kyocera America.

Region to Get Some Work on the F-35 Aircraft

Lockheed Martin Corp.’s latest contract on the F-35 Lightning II aircraft will bring work to San Diego.

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La Jolla Retail Condos Sold for $2.5 Million

Hanks Group Inc. of Alhambra has purchased four retail condo units in La Jolla for $2.5 million, according to CoStar Group and public data.

Mermaid Gets a Name From Chicken of the Sea Centennial Celebration

San Diego based Chicken of the Sea, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, finally got around to naming that little mermaid on the label. She’s (it’s) now called Catalina.

Upcoming Symposium to Discuss Defense Technology

Defense contractors and U.S. Navy leaders will gather April 22-24 at the Hall of Champions in Balboa Park to talk shop, and talk about technology.

Rubio's to Hold Job Fairs to Fill Numerous Positions

Carlsbad-based Rubio’s Restaurants, now in five states and about 200 stores, said it needs to fill about 3,000 positions as it enters the busy summer season, and is holding job fairs next week to find the right team members.

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BioMed Subsidiary to Issue $400M in Notes

BioMed Realty LP, an operating partnership subsidiary of San Diego-based BioMed Realty Trust Inc., plans to do a $400 million offering of senior unsecured notes.

Former Chargers Linebacker Goes on Offense, Sues Nike Claiming Trademark Infringement

Former San Diego Charger linebacker Shawne Merriman filed a lawsuit against Nike Inc., alleging the sports-gear giant infringed on his trademarked Lights Out brand.

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Nursing Care Facility in El Cajon Sold for $7.5 Million

Rocklin-based Auburn Manor Holding Corp. has purchased Chase Care Center, a skilled-nursing healthcare facility in El Cajon, for $7.5 million, according to CoStar Group and public data.

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Data Services Company Buys Kearny Mesa Office Building for $3.84 Million

Central Data Services Inc. of San Diego has purchased a Kearny Mesa office building, known as Convoy Business Center, for $3.84 million, according to CoStar Group and public data.