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Kono USA to Bring Franchise to San Diego

Kono USA announced a new franchise agreement in San Diego April 1, with plans for 10 locations in the area as early as August of this year.

SDG&E Finalizes 20-Year Deal for Energy Storage Facility

Sempra Energy subsidiary San Diego Gas & Electric Co. on Thursday said it had finalized deals for a 20-megawatt energy storage facility as well as a series of energy efficiency projects estimated to save 18.5 megawatts.

Toft Group Opens South San Francisco Office

San Diego-based Toft Group, an executive search firm building leadership teams for life sciences and health care companies, announced the opening of a new office in South San Francisco.

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Craft Glue

BREWING: In a Competitive, Growing Industry, Brewers Employ Stock, Cash, Culture and Other Methods to Retain Workers

The nation’s craft beer companies brewed 24.5 million barrels in 2015, according to figures recently reported by the Brewers Association trade group, besting the prior year’s production by 13 percent as retail sales grew by 16 percent, reaching $22.3 billion.

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Women Tackle Roles in Restaurant Ownership

DINING: Independence, Flexibility and Interaction Cited as Sector Pluses

Women-owned restaurant businesses in the U.S. grew at a far faster pace than that of the overall industry nationwide between 2007 and 2012, according to a recent report by the National Restaurant Association.

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Spaces Merging And Mingling

WORKPLACE: Cos. Proving as Agile as Clients

Co-Merge, a popular coworking space formerly based in downtown San Diego, has merged locations with a former competitor just up the hill.

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Certified Planner Brian Mooney to be Inducted into Group's College of Fellows

Rick Engineering Co.’s Brian F. Mooney will be inducted into the 2016 American Institute of Certified Planners College of Fellows on April 3.

Sempra Subsidiary Sells Stake in Midwest Pipeline

Sempra Energy subsidiary Sempra U.S. Gas & Power on Tuesday said it had agreed to sell its 25 percent stake in a Midwest pipeline to Tallgrass Development LP for about $440 million in cash.

Ware Malcomb Completes MediaTek Offices

Ware Malcomb, an international architecture and design firm with an office in San Diego, announced the completion of construction on the MediaTek offices.

JMI to Propose Converting Qualcomm Stadium to SDSU Campus

JMI Realty, former Padres owner John Moores’ development company, will announce a proposal next week to turn the current Qualcomm Stadium site in Mission Valley into a “west campus” for San Diego State University, including a stadium of its own.

Hotel Forecast Calls For Continued Room Demand Growth in 2016

San Diego County’s lodging industry should see continued growth in 2016, with a “soft landing” expected for the local and U.S. markets in 2017 as hotel room demand slows, according to a newly issued forecast by San Diego-based consulting firm RAR Hospitality.

Jury Rules in Favor of Thomas Jefferson Law School, Rejects Graduate's Claim

A San Diego jury on Thursday rejected claims from a Thomas Jefferson School of Law graduate that the school used misleading employment data to attract students.

Heaviland Landscape Management Acquires Landscape Plus

Heaviland Landscape Management announced the acquisition of El Cajon-based Landscape Plus, which closed its doors Jan. 1.

For Students, It’s Not Hammer Time, or Plumbing Time or…

WORKFORCE: Students Shun the Trades; Schools Push the College Track

Fewer and fewer high school students are interested in working with their hands, or learning construction’s skilled trades, and instead are heeding the national call for a four-year college degree.

Roberts Appointed to Leadership Role at Latham & Watkins

Brook B. Roberts has been appointed the managing partner of Latham & Watkins LLP’s San Diego office. He succeeds Brett P. Rosenblatt, who has completed a five-year term in the position.