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Fertilizer Startup’s Seed Round Brings Opportunity for Growth

A startup in San Diego is making fancy fertilizer from your poop.

By Brittany Meiling July 13, 2017 3:10 p.m.   $$ Share

Rebranding Brings Rutledge Claims Management to Life as Licensed Public Adjuster Firm

Rutledge Claims Management Inc. is the new name for the Law Offices of Thomas W. Rutledge, APC.

By Brad Graves July 23, 2017 12:59 p.m. share »

Hotel Management Company to Lay Off up to 90 in San Diego

San Diego-based Hotel Managers Group LLC plans to lay off up to 90 workers effective Aug. 15, according to a company filing with the California Employment Development Department.

By Lou Hirsh July 21, 2017 12:59 p.m. share »

Carlsbad Advertising Agency Expands to Portland

The PIA Agency, a Carlsbad-based advertising agency, has opened a new office in Portland, Oregon.

By Sarah de Crescenzo July 20, 2017 2:04 p.m. share »

Sixt Rent-a-Car Plans New San Diego Operations

Florida-headquartered Sixt Rent-a-Car plans to expand into San Diego this fall, with new operations being established at the consolidated rental car center that opened last year near San Diego International Airport.

By Lou Hirsh July 19, 2017 2:12 p.m. share »

National University to Launch Precision Institute

La Jolla-based National University, the flagship of the National University System network of nonprofit education institutions, has launched a four-year, $20 million initiative that will pilot new approaches to personalize higher education.

By Sarah de Crescenzo July 19, 2017 midnight share »
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San Diego Mansion Housing Hotel Sold for $3.85 Million

Irvine-based Limelight Investments LLC has purchased the historic mansion housing the Britt Scripps Inn in Bankers Hill for $3.85 million, according to CoStar Group and public data.

By Lou Hirsh July 17, 2017 2:58 p.m. share »

EDF Renewable Energy Acquires 2 Solar Projects

San Diego-based EDF Renewable Energy recently acquired two solar projects from publicly traded energy firm First Solar Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR), the company announced July 14.

By Sarah de Crescenzo July 14, 2017 11:18 a.m. share »
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Summit to Show Power of Regional Collaboration

For the first time, the California Economic Summit will be held in San Diego, bringing state and regional business, civic, education, and public agency leaders together on Nov. 2-3 to review the progress we are making to restore upward mobility and what more must be done to increase economic security.

July 13, 2017 3:03 p.m. share »

Former El Cajon Police Station Site to House Hampton Hotel, In-N-Out Burger

The former site of an El Cajon police station will be redeveloped to include a Hampton by Hilton hotel, a new location of In-N-Out Burger and other adjacent retail, following the city council’s recent approval of the project at 100 Fletcher Pkwy.

By Lou Hirsh July 13, 2017 2:23 p.m. share »
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Youngevity Positioning Itself to Meet Its Big Growth Goals

Chula Vista-based Youngevity International Inc., one of the world’s largest direct-selling companies, has ambitious plans to one day compete with the giants of e-commerce.

By Sarah de Crescenzo July 13, 2017 1:57 p.m. share »

Santee-Based Olson Irrigation Systems Acquired By Pennsylvania Co.

Santee-based Olson Irrigation Systems has been acquired by Evoqua Water Technologies, a global company headquartered in Pennsylvania that provides municipal and industrial water and wastewater treatment equipment and services.

By Sarah de Crescenzo July 7, 2017 10:55 a.m. share »
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Lemon Named General Manager at Rancho Bernardo Inn

Jamie Lemon has been named general manager of Rancho Bernardo Inn, overseeing all operations of the luxury golf resort and spa at 17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive.

By Lou Hirsh July 6, 2017 1:49 p.m. share »

Klinedinst Promotes Two Attorneys to Senior Counsel

David Majchrzak and Brian Murphy have been elevated to Senior Counsel at Klinedinst PC in the firm’s San Diego office.

By Randy Frisch July 6, 2017 12:56 p.m. share »
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Survey Finds Some Obstacles Facing Women in Workplace

Pay inequity and unconscious biases are two of the areas cited in a recent survey as being among the factors holding back career advancement for female life science and technology executives and aspiring managers.

By Sarah de Crescenzo July 6, 2017 12:54 p.m. share »
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Hotel Del Coronado Joins Hilton’s Curio Collection After Management Change

Its name will not be changing, but the iconic Hotel del Coronado by month’s end will be operating as a Curio Collection by Hilton property, following a management switch to Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

By Lou Hirsh July 6, 2017 11:32 a.m. share »