San Diego Business Journal


Youngevity Likes Its Coffee ‘Green’

Chula Vista-based Youngevity International Inc.’s wholly owned subsidiary, CLR Roasters, has procured several contracts for its strictly high-grown washed Arabica coffee, totaling $3 million dollars for its recently launched green coffee distribution division, the parent company said.

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Shed Some 'Paper Weight' at Document Shredding Event

Folks who get off on breaking records certified by Guinness may want to attend what’s billed as a Super Shred Event sponsored by San Diego County Credit Union.

La Jolla Pharmaceutical Announces Proposed Common Stock Offering

La Jolla Pharmaceutical Co., a developer of therapeutics targeting unmet life-threatening diseases, intends to sell shares of common stock in an underwritten offering pursuant to its existing shelf registration statement, the company announced.

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New Anti-SeaWorld Ad at Airport Targets Comic-Con Visitors

Animal-rights group PETA and the parent of SeaWorld San Diego are again squaring off over a controversial advertisement at San Diego International Airport, this one timed to coincide with the start of Comic-Con International.

Marletta Intends to Step Down as President, CEO of The Scripps Research Institute

The Scripps Research Institute CEO and President Michael Marletta intends to step down, according to the organization’s board of trustees.

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Dansky Named CEO at Agena Bioscience

San Diego-based Agena Bioscience, Inc. said that Peter Dansky has joined the company as its chief executive officer and as a member of the board of directors.

EdgeWave Closes $6M Series A Equity Funding From TVC Capital

EdgeWave, a San Diego-based cybersecurity firm, has closed $6 million in Series A equity funding from TVC Capital, EdgeWave said.

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Sanchez Named CIO at AMN Healthcare

AMN Healthcare Services Inc. has promoted Jeanette Sanchez to chief information officer, the company announced.

Former Qualcomm Exec Joins Board of Brain Corp.

Steve Altman, the former president and vice chairman of Qualcomm Inc. who led the creation of that company’s technology licensing strategy, has joined the board of Brain Corp.

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Peregrine and RFMD Settle Litigation

Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., a San Diego maker of radio frequency computer chips, said it’s settled all outstanding claims with RF Micro Devices Inc. of North Carolina relating to lawsuits it filed against RFMD in 2012 and 2013.

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Chargers Invite Fans to First of 10 Open Practices on July 24

The San Diego Chargers host opening day of their 2014 training camp Thursday, July 24 at Charger Park in Kearny Mesa, starting at 9:30 a.m., marking the first of 10 practices open to the public.

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El Cajon Industrial Property Sells for $5.7 Million

Propco LP of Solana Beach has purchased a 70,713-square foot industrial park in El Cajon for approximately $5.7 million, according to brokerage company Cassidy Turley.

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Green Flash Brewing to Distribute in Europe, Expand to Poway

The local brewer signed a $1.28 million, 10-year lease for an industrial building to expand capacity.

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ResMed's Patents Infringed on by Taiwanese Humidifier Maker, ITC Rules

The International Trade Commission finds continued patent infringement despite products being redesigned.

Former Qualcomm Executive Pleads Guilty to Insider Trading

Sentencing of Jing Yang set for November.

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Sorrento Therapeutics Awarded NIH Grant for Development of Small Molecule Protein Inhibitor

The grant supports research based on biotechnology licensed from The Scripps Research Institute.

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Arena Pharmaceuticals Forges Marketing and Supply Agreement for Weight-Loss Drug in Israel

Arena Pharmaceuticals will be eligible for milestone payments.

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Qualcomm Announces Shareholder Dividend

The company will release its third-quarter earnings July 23.

County Employees Retirement Fund's Recent Fiscal Year Return tops 13 Percent

The San Diego County Employees Retirement Association's fund is at a record $10.1 billion.

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Sudberry Adds Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at Civita Development

The charging stations provide 12 to 25 miles of charge per hour.