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SERVICE: DNA Analysis Is Used to Find That Special Someone
San Diego is home to countless institutes, laboratories and research collaborations aiming to find better uses for advancements in genetic sequencing. Yet, there is one market that seems an unlikely match for DNA analysis — online dating.
FOOD: Kashi Given Some Independence From Kellogg
Kashi, the San Diego homegrown natural cereal business that had its local office closed last year by owner Kellogg Co. and moved to Michigan, is returning to its roots.
General contractor Rudolph and Sletten Inc. has begun site work for a new $28 million science building at Point Loma Nazarene University, with demolition of existing buildings underway on the San Diego campus.
San Diego celebrity chef and restaurateur Brian Malarkey plans to open a new location of Searsucker in Santa Monica this winter, making it the restaurant’s first in the Los Angeles area.
Search Optics, a digital marketing business based in San Diego, said it acquired KPA’s DigiGo division, formerly known as TK Carsites. Terms of the agreement weren’t disclosed.
R.A. Rauch & Associates, a San Diego-based hospitality management and consulting firm, has entered into a partnership with locally headquartered Gotham Management, in which R.A. Rauch will manage and market Gotham’s Keating Hotel in the Gaslamp Quarter.
Emeryville-based Jamba Juice Co. plans to hold a National Hiring Day on Aug. 21, recruiting in several California cities including San Diego as it seeks to add up to 1,000 new employees.
LAW: Proliferation of Lawsuits Emphasizes Scope of the Problem
A tidal wave of new lawsuits claiming retaliation against so-called whistleblowers has been hitting business owners in recent years.
LAW: Trade Secret Agreements Are a Must to Protect Assets
When it comes to protecting trade secrets, the biggest obstacle businesses often face is overcoming their employees’ inability to keep their work confidential. It’s human nature to share information, especially when you’ve learned something new and exciting, said Ned Israelsen, managing partner of the San Diego law firm of Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear LLP.
Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP partner Dennis Doucette was elected board president of the Association for Corporate Growth. Doucette, who leads Procopio’s corporate and securities practice group, has been on the ACG’s board for five years and has chaired its programs committee for the past 18 months.
Rita’s GP LLC, the San Diego-based area franchise developer for Rita’s Italian Ice, has reached an agreement with ballpark operators to begin selling the company’s ices and custards at Petco Park starting in late August.
Vista-based Iron Fist Brewing Co. and San Diego seafood restaurant Mariscos El Pulpo have joined the roster of commercial offerings at Mercado Del Barrio, a mixed-use development in Barrio Logan.
A new trial to determine damages in breach of contract case is tentatively set for November.
The opening of the 23,000-square-foot medical office building was celebrated with a public event.
Houston-based Pinot’s Palette, which describes itself as a “paint-and-sip” franchise that combines art and wine, plans an Aug. 15 opening at Liberty Station in Point Loma, its first San Diego County location and 50th nationwide.