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San Diego Seeks Startups for Smart City Projects

San Diego is looking for startups to build everything from parking apps to a hazard alert system.

Imperfect Produce Comes to Kearny Mesa

San Diegans are digging the "ugly" fruits and vegetables.

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S.D.-Based PriceSmart Announces September Sales Figures

For the four weeks ended Sept. 30, comparable net merchandise sales for the 39 warehouse clubs open at least 13 1/2 full months decreased 1.7 percent, compared to the same four-week period last year.

S.D.'s Azul Hospitality Group to Open Luxury Hotel in 2019

The 162-room, seven-floor Marriott Tribute Portfolio Hotel will be converted from the Army-Navy YMCA building in downtown San Diego.

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Sempra Unlikely to Be Hurt Initially By China’s Tariffs on LNG

ENERGY: Co. to Serve Other Customers; It May Hurt Facility Construction

The Chinese government’s new schedule of tariffs should be no concern for San Diego’s Sempra Energy, according to at least one industry analyst.

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For Sauce Co., It’s All Gravy This Year

FOOD: National, International Expansions Add to Revenue

When a then 16-year-old Starr Edwards decided to go vegan almost 15 years ago, unimpressed by vegan-friendly options on the market at the time, she put her chef hat on and set out to make her own creation.

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UCSD to Offer Real Estate, Development Program

EDUCATION: Program to Delve Into Complexities of Planning and Communities

Demand is so strong for well-trained real estate and development professionals that UC San Diego is creating a special degree program in the field.

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Downtown Ritz Carlton Project Resumed

Construction to start in mid-2019.

Climate Action Takes Wrong Turn With Golf Cars

Attention those of you who text and drive in California! First, you should be ashamed of yourself, and second, you should be even more concerned because never mind the electric bikes, the scooters, and all the other congestion we live with, you will now have yet another obstacle in your already jammed roadways: golf cars.

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Former Cooley LLP Litigators Open Boutique Firm

Drew Koning and Blake Zollar, have come together to form Koning Zollar LLP, an Encinitas-headquartered firm that focuses on commercial, employment and intellectual property disputes.

Local Co. Offers Workers’ Compensation for Cannabis Biz

INSURANCE: Industry Has Need for Variety Of Coverage Options

Workers in California’s growing cannabis industry are now more likely to be covered by workers’ compensation insurance in case they are injured on the job, whether they work in a growing operation, a retail marijuana storefront or another position related to the production or distribution of cannabis products.

Specialty Insurance Co. Takes on The Big Risks of Disaster Coverage

When a natural disaster strikes somewhere in the United States, San Diego’s Palomar Specialty Insurance Co. is likely to be paying close attention.

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Quick Pitch Competition Names Top 10 Finalists

The top 10 finalists have been named for the John G. Watson Quick Pitch Competition, including a range of companies from biotechnology, social platforms and software-as-a-service.

Urban Plates Closes $38 Million Facility

The Cardiff-based company currently has 13 locations in California.

20 S.D. Cos. to Join MetroConnect Program to Boost Reach

Participants include small- and mid-sized companies in a variety of sectors, including biotech, defense, manufacturing and consumer goods. To date, 45 companies have participated in the program, generating $15 million in new export sales.