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Business and Recreation Work Together in Co-Locating

WORKFORCE: Sites Offer Work/Play Mix to Boost Morale, Creativity

As coworking spaces surge in popularity, some entrepreneurs are putting a new twist on the business model — targeting those who want to combine work with play.

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Teens Targeted With Subscription Skincare

RETAIL: E-Commerce Tactics To Open Up Market for Adigica

One of the biggest names in local biotech, David Hale, is joining forces with an e-commerce expert to bring the sale of skincare products into the digital age.

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Stone Brewing Moving Ahead with Planned Escondido Hotel

Stone Brewing Co. is moving forward with a $26 million hotel previously announced for land adjacent to its headquarters and flagship brewing facilities in Escondido.

City Launches Free Downtown Circulator Shuttle Service

San Diego city and business development leaders have officially launched a previously announced free downtown circulator shuttle service, now called FRED. The acronym for the service, which uses all-electric vehicles, stands for Free Ride Everywhere Downtown.

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Karina’s Closes Downtown Restaurant After Plumbing Mishap

Chula Vista-based Karina’s Mexican Seafood has permanently closed its downtown San Diego restaurant due to plumbing issues, just short of the eatery’s second anniversary at 925 B St.

Youngevity International Acquires Assets of Renew Interests

Chula Vista-based Youngevity International Inc. has acquired assets of Renew Interests LLC.

Dry Cleaning Chain Expanding into San Diego

Maryland-based Zips Dry Cleaners has signed a development deal with a Los Angeles area franchisee to build 110 locations in Southern California, including 15 in the San Diego market.

Sempra Energy Reports Q2 Earnings of $16M, Revenue of $2.16B

Sempra Energy reported earnings of $16 million, or 6 cents per share, during the second quarter of 2016. Total revenue was $2.16 billion, the company said Aug. 4.

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Entertainment Center Planned at Former Boxing Club Site in East Village

Denver-based hospitality group Punch Bowl Social, which operates restaurant-entertainment centers, plans to open a new location at downtown San Diego’s Makers Quarter mixed-used development. It is planned for the building that once housed the historic Coliseum Federal Athletic Club, at 1485 E St. in East Village.

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Wage Hikes Latest in Taxing Issues for Business

We Californians like to think we are the envy of all other states. Governors of Michigan, Texas, Florida and others have found it fruitful to advertise here, even flying in to persuade businesses to leave California for greener (read: less taxing) pastures.

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BioLabs Is Additional Plus for Local Biotech Scene

A new coworking space called BioLabs San Diego is launching this fall, hoping to fill the gaps left in the city’s biotech startup space.

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Marketing Company Is Looking for Actors, Not an Audience

MARKETING: Giving Public Active Role Can Create Waves of Publicity

Back in the day, advertising arrived in 30-second segments that the family would watch while crowded around the television after dinner.

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RAR Hospitality Announces Executive Promotions

San Diego-based hotel consulting and management firm RAR Hospitality recently named Marc Potash and Robert Moore to key executive leadership positions.

CPUC to Hold Public Meetings on Area Code Additions

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) announced it will hold public meetings to provide information and obtain input on the introduction of new area codes to the regions now served by the 619, 916, and 805 area codes.

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.