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Senomyx Announces Commercialization of Sweetner

Senomyx Inc., a biotechnology company that makes flavor-enhancers, announced that it has commercialized its sweetener product Sweetmyx S617.

SDG&E Reaches a Renewable Energy Milestone, With an Assist From the Weather

San Diego Gas & Electric marked a milestone last week when it generated a record 1,042 megawatts — more than the Encina power station in Carlsbad — from renewable energy.

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Northrop Drone Being Used to Monitor Tropical Storm Erika

The U.S. government reported Aug. 26 that an unmanned Global Hawk aircraft owned by NASA is making a 24-hour flight over Tropical Storm Erika in the Atlantic Ocean to conduct storm research.

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Kratos Completes Sale of a Division, Plans to Pay Down Its Debt

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. has completed the sale of one of its businesses and took steps to pay down its debt, the corporation said on Aug. 24.

Cubic Receives Contract to Provide Training Electronics for F35 Fighter

Cubic Corp. said on Aug. 19 that it received a series of contracts from Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) to put Cubic training electronics in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft.

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Boeing Revs GKN’s Economic Engine

AIRCRAFT: Increase in 787 Work Means Hiring

Boeing Co. is ramping up production of its latest 787 Dreamliner, planning to churn out 12 jets a month next year and 14 per month by 2020, up from the 10 planes it makes each month now.

Juice-Maker Suja Partners With Coca-Cola, to Expand Distribution

Coca-Cola Co. has bought a minority stake in San Diego’s organic-juice maker Suja Life LLC. The partnership will expand the juice company’s distribution, according to Suja’s chief executive Jeff Church.

Eco Building Products Appoints Randy Smith to be CFO

Eco Building Products Inc. announced the appointment of Randy Smith as the company's chief financial officer.

General Dynamics NASSCO Announces Launch

General Dynamics NASSCO will launch its second liquefied natural gas-powered container ship for the TOTE logistics company during an evening ceremony on Aug. 29. The public is welcome to attend.

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Metacrine Fields a Biotech All-Star Team

PHARMA: Proven Staff to Tackle Metabolic Diseases

Rich Heyman, the heavyweight biotech executive who grew two startups into billion-dollar companies, is co-founding a new venture in San Diego.

Bumble Bee to Pay $6 Million to Settle Criminal Charges Over Worker's Death

Bumble Bee Foods LLC will pay a record $6 million to settle criminal charges over the 2012 death of a worker who was locked inside a massive oven at the company’s Santa Fe Springs facility.

With Zohydro in the Rearview Mirror, Zogenix Moves On

PHARMA: Co.’s Two Drug Candidates Appear Promising, Uncontroversial

After selling off its controversial painkiller earlier this year, Zogenix is using $86 million from a recent public offering to refuel its clinical pipeline. This time, the company is steering clear of opioids and pain management.

Isis Deal Brings Company $65 Million Upfront

PHARMA: Antisense Technology to Be Used For More Applications

Isis Pharmaceuticals is expanding its reach into even more drug areas after signing a major drug development partnership with AstraZeneca, bringing the Carlsbad biotech $65 million upfront.

Callaway Golf Declares Dividend, Announces New Line of Clubs

Carlsbad-based Callaway Golf Co. recently added a director to its board, declared a quarterly dividend and announced it was bringing a new line of golf clubs to market.

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AleSmith Beers Now Being Distributed in Minnesota, Virginia

San Diego’s AleSmith Brewing Co. has signed agreements to distribute its craft beers in Minnesota and Virginia.