San Diego Business Journal

SD BUSINESS JOURNAL DAILY ENEWS

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Wood Ranch BBQ to Debut Locally in Mission Valley

Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill has a mid-May opening planned for its new restaurant at 7510 Hazard Center Drive, Suite 215 in Mission Valley.

Regen BioPharma Inc. Announces 3 Additions to Scientific Advisory Board

La Mesa-based Regen BioPharma Inc. announced that it added three internationally renowned cancer stem cell experts to its scientific advisory board: Santosh Kesari, Rohit Duggal and Boris Minevis.

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Northrop Grumman Corp.’s X-47B Is Flying Into Its Sunset

Northrop Grumman Corp.’s X-47B carrier-based drone is ending its service life with an aerial refueling exercise, though when that last flight will be was not immediately clear on April 17.

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Patio Restaurant Group Expands to Petco Park

Petco Park is the latest expansion site for San Diego-based The Patio Restaurant Group, led by local entrepreneur Gina Champion-Cain.

Regen Announces Additions to Scientific Advisory Board

La Mesa-based Regen BioPharma Inc. announced that it added three internationally renowned cancer stem cell experts to its scientific advisory board.

Trovagene's Diagnostic Outperforms Tissue Biopsy

Trovagene Inc., a cell-free molecular diagnostic company, announced that recent clinical data showed its urine-based Precision Cancer Monitoring platform outperformed traditional tissue biopsy for the detection and monitoring of specific mutations in metastatic lung cancer patients.

March Unemployment Rate for County is 5.1%

San Diego County’s unemployment rate hovered close to pre-recession levels in March, reaching 5.1 percent, down from 7.1 percent one year ago, according to preliminary data released by the state.

Local Businesses to Get Tax Credits From GO-Biz

Eighteen San Diego County businesses will receive $20.24 million in state tax credits through the governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) for creating 4,311 new jobs.

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Patio Restaurant Group Sees How Locally Sourced Menu Plays at Petco Park

Petco Park is the latest expansion site for San Diego-based The Patio Restaurant Group, led by local entrepreneur Gina Champion-Cain.

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Wood Ranch BBQ Debuting First Local Restaurant in Mission Valley

Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill has a mid-May opening planned for its new restaurant at 7510 Hazard Center Drive, Suite 215 in Mission Valley.

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National Retail Market Report Ranks San Diego Fifth

San Diego placed fifth in the latest annual report by commercial real estate services provider Marcus & Millichap Inc., ranking the nation’s strongest retail property markets.

County's Median Home Price Is $456,000 for March

San Diego’s median home price increased 6.8 percent year over year, from $427,000 in March 2014 to $456,000 in March 2015, according to CoreLogic Dataquick.

Business Calendar for Week of April 20, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of April 20, 2015 and beyond.

ViaSat Awarded $12.3 Million Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy said it has awarded Carlsbad-based ViaSat Inc. a three-year, $12.3 million contract to repair MIDS radios used on various aircraft platforms.

FDA Grants Fast Track to MediciNova

MediciNova, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, announced that it has received Fast Track designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for MN-001 (tipelukast) for the treatment of patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) with fibrosis.

Navy Awards $25.3 Million Deal to RQ-Bert Joint Venture

The U.S. Navy awarded the RQ-Berg Joint Venture of Carlsbad a $25.3 million deal to upgrade the infrastructure at Camp Wilson at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms. Navy planners expect the work will take two years.

Guild Mortgage Names David Battany EVP of Capital Markets

Guild Mortgage Co., a San Diego private mortgage bank, has named David Battany as its new executive vice president of capital markets.

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Steven Chen Joins Avelas Biosciences as VP of Clinical Affairs

Avelas Biosciences Inc., a cancer diagnostic company focused on improving cancer surgeries, announced Thursday that it has started a Phase 1b study of its lead fluorescent cancer illuminator, AVB-620, in women with primary non-recurrent breast cancer.

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National Geographic Documentary Series Spotlights San Diego

A segment featuring San Diego is scheduled to air at 8 a.m. April 25 and May 2, as part of a cable documentary series on National Geographic Channel called “World’s Smart Cities.”

Receptos Reports Positive Results For Ulcerative Colitis Drug

Receptos Inc. stock was up 5 percent Thursday morning following the company’s announcement regarding its lead product candidate ozanimod.