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Attorney Brings Life Science Expertise to New Role at Procopio

Robert “Bob” Ramos has joined Procopio as a partner in the firm’s recently expanded Life Sciences practice group. Ramos has more than 20 years of life sciences intellectual property experience in both private practice and the biotechnology industry related to worldwide patent and trademark acquisition and strategic counseling. He has assisted venture-backed startups, midsized companies, basic research institutes, as well as large biopharmaceutical companies.

By Randy Frisch July 28, 2016 3:02 p.m.   $$ Share

Royale Energy to Merge With Matrix Oil Corp.

ENERGY: Deal Said To Position Royale for Future Acquisitions

Petroleum producer and marketer Royale Energy Inc. said it has signed a letter of intent to join with Santa Barbara-based Matrix Oil Corp. in a $41.5 million deal involving stock and assumption of debt.

Outerwall Agrees to Purchase; Co. to Go Private

ACQUISITION: EcoATM Is Part of $1.6 Billion Deal

Outerwall Inc., which acquired San Diego startup ecoATM in 2013, announced it has agreed to be bought out by alternative investment fund Apollo Global Management LLC for $1.6 billion.

‘Last Mile’ Is Tough for E-Commerce in S.D.

LOGISTICS: Lack of Centralized Sites Is Challenge

The continued rise of e-commerce is boosting nationwide demand for industrial space to house distribution and other fulfillment facilities, including the “last mile” operations increasingly needed to meet same-day delivery expectations in places such as San Diego County.

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Instacart Extends Grocery Delivery Service to San Diego

San Francisco-headquartered Instacart has extended its retail grocery delivery service to the San Diego market, initially delivering to nine local zip codes across 11 neighborhoods.

Sempra U.S. Gas & Power Acquires Wind Energy Project in Michigan

Sempra U.S. Gas & Power said on July 22 that it acquired the Apple Blossom wind energy project in Michigan for undisclosed terms. The seller was Geronimo Energy LLC.for undisclosed terms. The seller was Geronimo Energy LLC.

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Alaska Airlines Offering New Direct Local Flights to Newark

Alaska Airlines will offer new daily nonstop service between San Diego and Newark, New Jersey, beginning Nov. 21, the carrier and San Diego International Airport officials announced.

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We Cannot Afford TPP and Loss of More Jobs

The boost to the San Diego economy from NAFTA came on the backs of American workers in the rest of the country. NAFTA went into effect in January 1994, and the agreement was supposed to reduce market barriers to trade among the United States, Canada and Mexico to reduce the cost of goods, increase our surplus trade balance with Mexico, reduce our trade deficit with Canada, and create 170,000 jobs a year. Twenty years later, the fallacy of these supposed benefits is well documented.

Good Source Solutions Acquires Louisiana-Based Pon Food Corp.

Carlsbad food distributor Good Source Solutions has acquired Pon Food Corp., a Louisiana-based frozen food distributor, for an undisclosed price.

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Rachna Kumar Named Dean of Alliant School of Management

Rachna Kumar has been appointed dean of Alliant School of Management at Alliant International University.

San Diego Humane Society Appoints Brehler Chief Operating Officer

San Diego Humane Society announced the promotion of Jennifer Brehler to the role of chief operating officer for the organization.

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National University Names Gangaram Singh Permanent Provost

Gangaram Singh, an educator and administrator with a background in leading strategic growth initiatives, has been named provost at National University, the school announced.

Closing Book on One Firm Opens New Chapter for Attorneys

After a 40-year history, the law firm of Kirby Noonan Lance & Hoge will separate into multiple firms: Kirby & Kirby LLP, Noonan Lance Boyer & Banach LLP, Hoge Law Firm, The Law Office of Steven W. Sanchez and The Law Office of Christopher T. Wright.

Two Local Omni Hotels Impacted by Data Breach

A spokeswoman for Dallas-based Omni Hotels & Resorts confirmed that the company’s properties in downtown San Diego and Carlsbad were among those impacted by a nationwide data breach of customer credit card information.

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SDSU Names New Director of Corky McMillin Center for Real Estate

San Diego State University’s College of Business Administration has named Elaine Worzala as the new director of the Corky McMillin Center for Real Estate.