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San Diego city and county government leaders have announced plans to work collaboratively, including sharing consultant costs, in order to devise a new regional stadium plan to retain the San Diego Chargers.
UC San Diego is one of three institutions selected by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for a partnership to support under-represented graduate students in STEM fields.
Locally based hospitality property operator Eat.Drink.Sleep plans a March 26 opening for its new restaurant and renovated golf course at Lakehouse Hotel & Resort in San Marcos.
A new location of the Johnny Rockets hamburger restaurant is set to open this spring at the Vista location of Boomers family entertainment center, according to center operator Palace Entertainment.
Sempra Energy announced its subsidiary, Port Arthur LNG, has requested that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission initiate the pre-filing review for the company’s proposed Port Arthur LNG natural gas liquefaction and export facility in Port Arthur, Texas.
EDUCATION: UCSD Taps a Top Talent to Form Its Design Lab
Don Norman — electrical engineer, psychologist and design guru for Apple Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co. and other businesses — has been coaxed out of retirement to start the University of California, San Diego design lab.
Vickie Turner, a partner at Wilson Turner Kosmo LLP, has been named “Woman of the Year for the California 79th Assembly District.” Turner lives in the district, which includes Chula Vista, San Diego, La Mesa, Lemon Grove and National City.
LAW: Appellate Ruling Said to Have Left Some Unresolved Questions
The California Supreme Court has agreed to review an appellate court’s decision calling on the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) to make long-term transportation plans better comply with revised state pollution-reduction goals.
LAW: Some Call for More Localized Input on Projects
Legislation proposed by California Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) would effectively strip the nonprofit Civic San Diego of its current role as final arbiter on downtown development projects.
Bridgepoint Education Inc. said on March 19 that it appointed Christopher Henn as executive vice president and chief operating officer, effective April 13.
Solstar Investments LLC of Solana Beach has acquired the 120-room Marriott SpringHill Suites and 108-room Marriott TownePlace Suites hotels in Henderson, Nev., for a total of $20 million, according to Nevada public records.
Hospitality management and consulting firm R.A. Rauch & Associates Inc. and investment firm PacVentures Inc., both of San Diego, recently acquired two Arizona hotel properties for a total of $8.65 million, the companies announced.
Operators recently completed a $12 million renovation of the Hilton San Diego Mission Valley hotel, with a new outdoor event deck and pool area expected to open this spring.
Carlsbad-based Catalina Restaurant Group Inc., which operates 149 Coco’s Bakery and Carrows restaurants in three states, has been sold to an affiliate of Texas-headquartered Food Management Partners (FMP) for an undisclosed price.
Washington-based grocer Haggen Inc. recently opened its first San Diego County store in Carlsbad’s La Costa neighborhood, the first of 25 local debuts planned through May at former Vons and Albertsons locations.