New Law Brings Big Challenges for Startups

LEGAL: Cos. Will Need to Examine Hiring Practices

In the early 1900s, the word “gig” appeared in jazz clubs, referring to a live music performance.

AIS Technology Services Acquires Local IT Firm

AIS Technology Services merged with Fortitude Technology, another San Diego-based IT company.

SAN First in Nation to Offer Ocean-Friendly Food Option

Einstein Bros. Bagels, operated by Mission Yogurt, Inc., is the first Ocean Friendly restaurant at the airport and one of many eateries that have pledged to reduce their waste and boost environmental awareness about the rise of “garbage cluttering Earth’s waterways,” reads the release.

UCSD to Open School of Public Health

EDUCATION: It Will Aim for Greater Collaborative Efforts

UC San Diego has won approval for a school of public health that would connect its efforts in medicine, technology, data science and other fields.

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Cohn Restaurant Group to Operate The Patio Group Restaurants

According to a press release, the court-appointed receiver for American National Investments (ANI), founded by Champion-Cain and parent company to The Patio Group, appointed Cohn Restaurant Group operator of The Patio on Lamont, Surf Rider restaurants in La Mesa and Ocean Beach and Saska’s effective Sept. 30.

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Carte Hotel Gives Design Firm a Calling Card

DESIGN: Partners Share Passion, Similar Design Aesthetic

In September, Little Italy opened the doors to its $89 million, 16-story luxury lifestyle Carte Hotel, a Curio Collection by Hilton property.

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Executive Recruitment Firm Expands in BioLabs

Executive search firm Bench International has taken up residence in the San Diego incubator space run by BioLabs.

Rady School’s New Dean Takes Stock

EDUCATION: Ordóñez Sees Potential at Business School

Lisa Ordóñez joined UC San Diego’s Rady School of Management as its second-ever dean earlier this month.

Malin Burnham Donates $2.3M to USD Real Estate Program

Gift is part of drive to raise $10 million

SAN Earns Level 3+ Carbon Neutral Rating

According to a press release, SAN joins Dallas Fort Worth International Airport in reaching carbon neutral accreditation from the global agency that establishes carbon standards for airports worldwide.

Company Opens the Door to Easier Overseas Hiring

WORKFORCE: Laws, Benefits And Payroll Are Taken Care of

Most fast-growing startups will reach a point where they want to expand overseas, whether it’s to open a new sales office or hire a team of developers.

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Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa Completes $21 Million Renovation

According to a press release, the renovation was managed by JLL’s Project and Development Services group on behalf of property owner Pebblebrook Hotel Trust.

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Urban Plates Appoints New CMO

According to a press release, Greer previously worked as head of marketing for Xperience Restaurant Group/Real Mex Restaurants, as well as at Bloomin’ Brands for Outback Steakhouse, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar and General Mills.

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Hakkasan Group To Close Its Searsucker Del Mar

Eatery Is Closing After Six Years; It Faced Competition From One Paseo

According to a WARN filing by Hakkasan Group, which owns Searsucker Del Mar as well as a Searsucker location downtown and another in Las Vegas.

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