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Local Bank Sees Market Full of Opportunity and Big Targets

BANKING: Emphasizes Deposit Relationship, Aims To Compete With Big BanksRoughly a decade after moving its headquarters from Ramona to San Diego, the Bank of Southern California has grown to nearly half a billion dollars in assets and expanded into a third county.

Bank of Southern California to Acquire LA-Area Bank in $44M Deal

The acquisition would accelerate the San Diego bank's expansion in the Southern California region.

Comhear's Crowdfunding Campaign for 3D Sound Bar Tops $1M

Comhear has said the technology is likely to be appealing to audiophiles, gamers, people with home theaters and users of virtual and augmented reality.

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Students Look for Career-Changing Skills at Coding Boot Camps

School can be stressful. For professionals looking to switch careers in a matter of months to a new job requiring new technical skill, it can be overwhelming.

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CalPrivate Bank Taps Rick Sowers as President

Plaza Bank, where Sowers was formerly president, was acquired by Pacific Premier Bank in 2017.

S.D. Workforce Partnership Earns Praise From Its Peers

The San Diego Workforce Partnership announced that it received the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Trailblazer Award from the National Association of Workforce Boards, the membership organization and advocate for more than 550 workforce development boards nationwide and their network of American Job Centers.

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Qualcomm Poses Objections, Invites Further Broadcom Talks

Two days after a face-to-face meeting with Broadcom Ltd., Qualcomm Inc.’s board laid out several problems with Broadcom’s proposal to buy Qualcomm, but said it was open to more talks.

Techstars Could Help Trust & Will Write Its Own Ticket

It’s a moment that San Diego entrepreneur Cody Barbo is unlikely to forget.

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PE Firm With SoCal Focus Raises $300M Fund

The firm has two San Diego companies in its eight-company portfolio.

Qualcomm Meets With Broadcom

Qualcomm Inc. said its top board members and executives met with Broadcom Ltd. representatives for two hours on Feb. 14, but said little else about the meeting.

U.S. Bank Opens Ascent Office in La Jolla

The location is the sixth Ascent site since the office's 2011 launch.

InfoSonics Sets Date for Shareholders Vote on Proposed Merger

The meeting will be held March 7 at the offices of Perkins Coie LLP.

Broadcom to Nominate 6 Directors for Qualcomm Board; Meeting Set

Broadcom Ltd. shifted strategy in its proxy fight for Qualcomm Inc., saying it would ask Qualcomm shareholders to elect six, rather than 11, directors nominated by Broadcom.

Social Leverage Backs Effort To Make Dollars and Scents

Jason Pang, the serial entrepreneur behind the stock discovery app SparkFin, has resurfaced with a new startup in another industry: consumer packaged goods.

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Carlsbad Site Start of Big Plans for Coworking Co.

ECONOMY: It Says 8 New Sites Set for 2018, Demand Remains High

One year after coworking space CommonGrounds Workspace made its debut in Carlsbad, the business said it plans to open eight new sites in 2018, including one in downtown San Diego.

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Banks Join Broadcom in Qualcomm Bid: $100B Available

Broadcom Ltd. said Feb. 12 that it has lined up as much as $100 billion in financing for its proposed, $121 billion acquisition of Qualcomm Inc.

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