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Garden Fresh Names 2 New Top Execs

Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp. announced that David Carr and Julie Derry are joining the company as chief financial officer and chief marketing officer, respectively.

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National University Announces Opening of Sanford Education Center

National University, a nonprofit institution of higher education, recently announced the grand opening of the Sanford Education Center and the national expansion of research-based initiatives aimed at empowering nonprofit leaders, educators and others serving the public good, the university said.

Covario to Sell Its Search and Content Marketing Agency Business

San Diego-based Covario has agreed to sell its search and content marketing agency business to London-based Dentsu Aegis Network, the businesses announced on Sept. 17.

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Peregrine Semiconductor Sale Draws a Crowd of Lawyers

LAW: Threat of Shareholder Lawsuits Is Business as Usual For Acquisitions These Day

When San Diego-based Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. announced its decision to sell the company for a 63 percent premium above its market value, at least eight law firms announced investigations into the chip maker’s business the same day, alleging its shareholders were getting short-changed on the offer price.

Groups Joining the Battle Over Proposition 46

LAW: Measure Said To Increase Cost of Care by $9.9 Billion

Local government organizations and business coalitions are banding together to oppose a health care ballot initiative they say is fiscally irresponsible and damaging to taxpayers.

UC Board of Regents Approves Creation of $250M VC Fund

Aiming to boost innovation and entrepreneurship in San Diego, University of California has announced plans for a venture capital fund to finance startups created on campuses, offering financial backing to the university-housed projects of which VC firms often steer clear.

Median Household Income Falls to $61,426 in County

If you think you’re coming up short in the never-ending effort to make ends meet, you’re not alone, looking at a recent report from the U.S. Census Bureau.

UC Regents to Consider Establishing VC Fund

The University of California Board of Regents is set to hear a proposal that would establish a multimillion-dollar venture capital fund to back startups founded on student and faculty research.

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Miramar College Opens $16.5M Firefighter Training Center

San Diego Community College District officials said the 26,000-square-foot center includes state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories, a command center, equipment staging and outdoor training areas, including a four-story drill tower.

Higgs Fletcher & Mack Celebrates 75 Years in World-Class Style

Higgs Fletcher & Mack LLP is 75 years young this year and last week held a fine reception to recognize that in its newly remodeled, 26th floor offices downtown.

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.