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Solutions in Works to Meet Downtown Parking Demand

TRANSPORTATION: Initiatives Range From App To Underground Garages

As downtown welcomes more mixed-use projects that bring with them more residents, more consumers and more businesses, there remains a daunting challenge: finding a place for all those people to park.

Patent Cases, Big Acquisition Give Firm a Chance to Shine

Knobbe Martens’ Boris Zelkind, David Kujawa, Adam Powell, and Peter Law were part of the firm’s team that successfully represented I-Flow LLC and its parent company, Kimberly-Clark, in a patent infringement trial against Progressive Medical.

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For Entrepreneur, It’s All About the Journeys: Truck Journeys

LOGISTICS: Firm Deciphers, Delivers Trucking Data

After driving the first leg of his entrepreneurial journey, Douglas Hayden is moving over to let someone else take the wheel.

USD Names Norm Miller to Endowed Chair

Norm Miller has been named the Ernest W. Hahn Chair of Real Estate Finance at the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate in the School of Business at the University of San Diego.

Fast Forward to Produce Central Coast Culinary Event

San Diego-based Fast Forward Event Productions has been chosen by Visit San Luis Obispo County to produce “Sunset: Savor the Central Coast,” a culinary and wine event featuring celebrity chefs.

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Downtown Sheraton Suites Hotel Sells for $50 Million

An affiliate of Maryland-based Marriott International Inc. has acquired the 264-room Sheraton Suites San Diego hotel in the downtown area for approximately $50 million, according to CoStar Group and public data.

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Marketing Agency Piston Acquired by LEWIS PR

LEWIS PR, a global communications agency, has acquired Piston, a full-service digital agency based in San Diego.

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ResortCom International’s Chairman Steps Down

John E. Small, chairman of San Diego-based ResortCom International for the last 16 years, announced that he is stepping down effective May 1.

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Sempra Reports 2014 Earnings of $1.16 Billion

Sempra Energy, the San Diego-based energy holding company and parent to San Diego Gas & Electric Co., unveiled its 2014 financial results Feb. 26, reporting earnings of $1.16 billion on total revenue of $11.04 billion.

Sempra Investor Group Seeks OK to Expand Natural Gas Plant

Cameron LNG announced on Feb. 24 that it is seeking federal approval to expand its Louisiana natural gas liquefaction plant from three units to five.

Former Assembly Speaker Willie Brown Joins ecoATM Board

Former California Assembly Speaker Willie Brown has joined the advisory board of ecoATM, the San Diego company that produces and maintains a network of electronics recycling kiosks.

BuyAutoParts.com Name Crisan to CIO Post

BuyAutoParts.com, an e-commerce and wholesale auto parts distribution company, announced that Adrian Crisan has been appointed chief information officer.

Sempra Energy Increases Dividend 6 Percent

Sempra Energy announced that its board of directors has approved a 6-percent increase in the dividend on shares of the company’s common stock to $2.80 per share, on an annualized basis, from $2.64 per share.

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URBN Restaurants Opening Fourth Pizza Eatery in Encinitas

San Diego-based URBN Restaurants, led by longtime restaurateur Jon Mangini, plans to debut its fourth pizza-oriented concept restaurant in March. Operators said URBN Coal Fired Pizza will open at 764 S. Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas.

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$5 Million Renovation Underway at Downtown’s Hotel Palomar

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants has begun a $5 million renovation of downtown’s Hotel Palomar San Diego, with 50 of its rooms on five floors being reconfigured and rebranded under a concept called Skyline Collection.