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Manchester Sells Majority Stake in Grand Del Mar

TOURISM: The 88% Share Being Bought Is Valued at $230 MillionPrivate equity firm Blum Capital and the parent of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts are acquiring a majority stake in Carmel Valley’s Grand Del Mar resort for a reported $230 million.

By Lou Hirsh April 3, 2015 1:46 p.m.   $$ Share

SDSU Alum Fred Pierce and Wife Donate $2.5 Million to Business School

San Diego State University alumnus Fred Pierce and his wife Christine are donating more than $2.5 million to the College of Business Administration, Aztec athletics, Greek life, student scholarships and the school’s alumni association, SDSU announced Monday.

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Airport Approves Pilot Program for Rideshare Providers Lyft, Uber

San Diego International Airport operators have given the go-ahead for ridesharing companies Lyft and Uber to begin operations at the airport, as part of a pilot program.

Lights, Camera, Legal Actions: Law & Comics Goes Hollywood

The San Diego Law Library is celebrating the sixth year of its popular Lindley Law & Comics. This year the theme is “Law & Comics Goes to Hollywood.”

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A Stronger Role for Fitness in Health Care Is ACE’s Goal

MEDICINE: Group’s Strengths Could Aid Health Care Mission

It’s not often that the world of 24-hour health clubs and fitness studios intersects with the traditional health care system.

Ex-Qualcomm Exec Is Sentenced to Prison

LEGAL: Jing Wang Pleaded Guilty to Insider Trading

A federal judge sentenced a former Qualcomm Inc. executive to 18 months in prison and fined him $500,000 for acting on insider information to profit from stock trades and then trying to cover up the incidents.

Mandatory Sick Leave Now the Law in the State

California employers are now required to give part-time and full-time workers at least three days of paid sick leave each year, after one of the country’s first statewide mandatory sick leave laws took effect July 1.

MTS Receives $31.9 Million for New Courthouse Trolley Station, Light-Rail Vehicles

The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) has been awarded $31.9 million from the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP).

Former Qualcomm Exec Sentenced to 18 Months and Fined for Insider Trading, Obstruction of Justice

A federal judge sentenced a former Qualcomm Inc. executive to 18 months in prison and fined him $500,000 for acting on insider information to profit from stock trades and then trying to cover up the incidents.

Company Ensures Protection From Possible Liabilities

INSURANCE: Verifying COIs and Knowing Limits Of Policies Are Musts

Whenever entities work with vendors, suppliers, or tenants, especially in the public sector, it’s important to make sure they are doing business with people who are properly insured.

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Nicolas Serieys Named VP at ALTA Environmental

Consulting firm ALTA Environmental named a new vice president on Thursday, promoting its former director of environmental health and safety.

EDF Renewable Energy Continues Its Acquisitions of Texas Wind Projects

San Diego-based EDF Renewable Energy announced the acquisition of the Salt Fork Wind Project from Cielo Wind Power LP.

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Mixed-Use Project with Ritz Carlton Proposed for East Village

Cisterra Development of San Diego has proposed an East Village mixed-use project that would include 205 residential units and a 160-room, five-star Ritz Carlton hotel, according to Civic San Diego.

UC San Diego Extension Partners With Sycuan, Viejas

The University of California, San Diego Extension announced a partnership with both the Sycuan Education Department and the Viejas Tribal Education Center to provide college preparatory programs as part of a larger effort to boost college enrollment among young adults in underrepresented communities.

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Local Hospitality Developer Opens New Hotel in Atascadero

San Diego-based investment and development firm J Street Hospitality Inc. recently opened a new 130-suite SpringHill Suites by Marriott hotel in Atascadero, near Paso Robles, the company announced. The development cost was not disclosed.

USD's Engineering School Gets $2 Million Grant to Promote Diversity, Bring Cultural Change to Department

The Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering at the University of San Diego has been awarded a $2 million grant to revolutionize engineering education, USD said.