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Poizner Named Entrepreneur in Residence

EDUCATION: Role at Rady School Will Include Work With Accelerators

Serial entrepreneur and former California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner has been named the inaugural entrepreneur-in-residence at the Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego.

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Diversity Helps Expand Cos.’ Vision and Values

WORKFORCE: Studies Show Economic Benefits as Well

More and more San Diego companies are discovering that developing a more diverse workforce and establishing a sense of inclusion for workers from a variety of backgrounds isn’t just the right thing to do; it’s good business.

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Lining Gives Old Pipes A New Lease on Life

SERVICE: Cos.’ Solutions Save on Cost, Construction

Two San Diego pipe repair and replacement firms — Nu Flow and Bill Howe — have no shortage of business as private companies and public officials strain to modernize an aging infrastructure that some estimate could cost at least $1 billion to fix.

BlueHornet Networks Creates New Digital Marketing Co.

Mission Valley-based BlueHornet Networks has purchased a complementary business to create a new digital marketing company called Mapp Digital LLC.

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Design Firm Ware Malcomb Opens Second San Diego Office

Irvine-based design firm Ware Malcomb has opened its second office in San Diego, located downtown at 600 B St., Suite 2070.

Southern California Gas Co. to Pay $4.3 Million to Settle Gas-Leak Charges

Southern California Gas Co., a utility owned by San Diego-based Sempra Energy, announced it has agreed to pay up to $4.3 million to settle accusations it neglected to notify authorities in a timely manner of a major leak at its Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility in Los Angeles County.

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Steve Poizner Named Inaugural Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Rady School of Management

Serial entrepreneur and former California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner has been named the UC San Diego Rady School of Management's inaugural entrepreneur-in-residence.

$1 Billion Federal Grant to Fund Mid-Coast Trolley Extension

The Federal Transit Administration has committed $1 billion toward a San Diego-area transportation project that, when combined with $1.1 billion from the TransNet half-cent sales tax, will extend the region’s trolley system 11 miles from Old Town to the University City community.

Navy to Give SIO Up to $30 Million to Retrofit Research Vessel

The U.S. Navy announced on Sept. 12 that it will reimburse the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego almost $30 million for the mid-life retrofit of the oceanographic research vessel Roger Revelle.

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Sempra Energy Announces Changes to Executive Team

Sempra Energy announced a string of executive changes, including the upcoming departure of President Mark A. Snell, as part of a leadership development and succession process that effectively reshuffles the Fortune 500 company’s top leadership without bringing in anyone from outside its ranks.

Explora BioLabs Setting Up Shop in San Francisco

Explora BioLabs, a growing clinical research organization headquartered in San Diego, is expanding into South San Francisco.

Murphy Business & Financial Opens S.D. Office

Murphy Business & Financial Corp. LLC, a full-service business brokerage firm with more than 180 offices in the U.S. and Canada, recently announced the opening of a new office in Del Mar serving San Diego and surrounding communities in Southern California.

Sempra U.S. Gas & Power Sells EnergySouth For $320 Million

Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, a unit of San Diego-based Sempra Energy, announced Sept. 12 it has sold the parent company of two natural gas distribution services in Alabama and Mississippi for $320 million in cash. The buyer, St. Louis-based Spire Inc., agreed to assume existing debt of $67 million as part of the deal.

Sempra Declares Dividend

Sempra Energy’s Board of Directors has declared a dividend of 75 ½ cents per share of common stock, payable Oct. 15. The dividend announced Sept. 9 is payable to shareholders of record on Sept. 29.

National Science Foundation Awards USD $45,000 Grant

The University of San Diego announced on Sept. 8 that it received a $45,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, which will go toward work on an engineering conference.