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Fresh Healthy Vending Awarded Contract With Largest Minnesota School District

San Diego-based Fresh Healthy Vending International Inc., a vending franchisor focusing on healthful foods, has been awarded a 1.5 year contract to place snack and beverage choices in Minnesota’s largest school district.

Institute for Evidence-Based Change Awarded $1 Million Grant

The Encinitas-based Institute for Evidence-Based Change (IEBC) has been awarded a $1 million grant from the James Irvine Foundation to continue data support for Linked Learning schools and to provide data to research/evaluation partners and other stakeholders in the Linked Learning field.

Jack in the Box Reports Q1 Earnings

San Diego-based Jack in the Box Inc. reported earnings from continuing operations of $37.1 million, or $0.94 per diluted share, for the first quarter ended Jan. 18, compared with earnings from continuing operations of $33 million, or $0.75 per diluted share, for the first quarter of fiscal 2014.

SDG&E Receives $5 Million Grant to Expand Mircogrid

San Diego Gas & Electric announced it has received a $5 million grant from the California Energy Commission to expand the Borrego Springs Microgrid.

Facing Less Funding, State Schools Must Get Creative to Survive

EDUCATION: Partnering With Other Entities Is One Way to Cover Costs

With public funding limited, state-supported universities in San Diego County are searching hard for creative ways to economize and to raise the money they need to continue their missions.

Program Graduates Military Members to Work in Solar Energy Field

A new program designed to train military members for work in the solar energy field graduated its first class Feb. 13 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in northern San Diego County.

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New Platform Helps Smooth the Road for Clinical Trials

MEDICINE: Recruiting, Retaining Participants Are Made Easier

San Diego-based Parallel 6 Inc. has launched a mobile application that helps drug developers manage one of their greatest hurdles — patient recruitment and retention.

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University of San Diego Names New President

James T. Harris III will be the new president of the University of San Diego, school officials announced on Feb. 13. Harris will take over on Aug. 1 and succeed Mary Lyons, who is retiring at the end of the academic year.

UCSD Launches Center for Business Analytics

SCHOOL: Cubic Subsidiary Is First Corporate Sponsor

The Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego announced the launch of its Center for Business Analytics, which will serve as a platform for research and innovation in big data analysis for private businesses and public agencies.

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Mesa College Opens $40.5 Million Social/Behavioral Sciences Building

San Diego Mesa College recently marked the opening of its $40.5 million social and behavioral sciences building, located at the community college’s Kearny Mesa campus off Mesa College Drive.

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Three Local Hotels Earn Five-Star Ratings in Forbes Travel Guide

Three San Diego County hotels earned Five-Star ratings for their accommodations in the latest edition of Forbes Travel Guide, formerly known as Mobile Travel Guide.

Advertising Agency MJD Opens Office in Boulder, Colo.

MJD, the San Diego digital advertising agency, has branched out, opening a second office in Boulder, Colo.

Hospitality Associations Form Alliance

The Food & Beverage Association of San Diego and the Chefs De Cuisine Association of San Diego have formed an alliance to better serve the local hospitality industry, the two groups said.

TGG Names Ruff CEO; Garrett to Take Executive Chairman Role

San Diego-based TGG, a provider of outsourced accounting and business advisory services, announced that Andrew Ruff has been appointed as chief executive officer effective immediately. Matt Garrett, former CEO, is now executive chairman of the company.