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Gap Intelligence Acquires Quixel Research

Gap Intelligence, a San Diego-based market intelligence business, has acquired Quixel Research LLC, a market forecasting firm, for undisclosed terms. Gap Intelligence made the announcement Sept. 8.

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SeaWorld Entertainment Hit With Shareholder Lawsuit

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. was hit with a shareholder lawsuit alleging the operator of three SeaWorld parks, including the original venue at Mission Bay, mislead investors by publicly stating declining attendance last year was caused by bad weather when it actually was the result of the documentary movie “Blackfish,” which alleged the company used questionable practices in the handling of its killer whales.

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ViaSat Settles Its Lawsuits Against 2 Companies for More Than $100M

The legal battle that pitted Carlsbad-based ViaSat Inc. against Space Systems/Loral and Loral Space and Communications Inc. has reached its end, the companies acknowledged.

San Diego-Based Abacus Data Systems Continues Expansion

San Diego-based Abacus Data Systems Inc. has opened a third office as it continues to expand its information technology services to the legal community.

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Jack in the Box Inc. Announces New President

Jack in the Box Inc. named Frances Allen as its president effective Oct. 27.

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Marilyn Monroe Spa Chain Opens Latest Location in Carmel Valley

Florida-based Marilyn Monroe Spas, a national chain with salon services, beauty products and related offerings, recently opened a new location of its Marilyn Monroe 20 Nail Lounge at Del Mar Highlands Town Center, in San Diego’s Carmel Valley neighborhood.

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SDG&E Contracts for 2 Firefighting Helicopters

Recognizing the higher risk of wildfires this fall, San Diego Gas & Electric said it is contracting for both an Erickson Air-Crane helitanker and a Helistream Type II helicopter through November.

Merger Results in Some New Career Paths For Attorneys

Solomon Ward Seidenwurm & Smith LLP recently announced that Katherine M. Hoffman has joined the firm as partner.

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Drought Guidelines Vary By Agency, Mostly Still Voluntary

WATER: Biotech Is Not Affected, Beer Industry is Adjusting

If the turf grass at Balboa Park appears to be a little less green during hot summer days, it is due to a recent voluntary effort to restrict water usage throughout San Diego’s largest urban park following new drought guidelines.

Viejas Proposes Expanding Hotel, Casino

The Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians is considering an expansion to its hotel and casino on its reservation near Alpine.

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Potential Matches Put Under A Microscope at New Dating Site

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.

Looking to Grow, Co. Returns to S.D. Roots

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.

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Work Begins on $28 Million Science Building at Point Loma Nazarene

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.

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Searsucker to Open First Venue in Los Angeles Market

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 Acquires DigiGo

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.