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New Attorney Additions and a New Firm Are Part of S.D. Scene

Christina Semmer has joined Wilson Turner Kosmo LLP as an associate. Semmer joins the firm’s employment and business practice groups. Her business litigation practice includes representing companies in breach of contract, business tort, and other complex litigation matters.

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Marketing Firm Buys Kearny Mesa Building to House New Headquarters

San Diego-based InnoVision Marketing Group recently purchased a Kearny Mesa building, which will serve as its new headquarters.

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Cohn Plans Mid-August Opening for New Harbor Island Restaurant

Cohn Restaurant Group of San Diego has a mid-August opening planned for Coasterra, its new waterfront restaurant at Harbor Island.

County Unemployment Rate Increases Slightly to 5% in June

Unemployment in San Diego rose slightly to 5 percent in June, up from a revised 4.9 percent in May, as the region added 4,200 jobs.

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Aztecs, Bowl Games May Need New Home if Chargers Bolt

SPORT: Stadium Said To Need a Pro Team To Be Viable Venue

The conversation over San Diego football in Mission Valley and a replacement for the aging Qualcomm Stadium has naturally focused on how to keep the Chargers in town.

UC San Diego to Pay MTS $30 Million for Naming Rights on Trolley Line

University of California, San Diego is entering into a $30 million deal with the Metropolitan Transit System to dub the Mid-Coast Trolley Line the “UC San Diego Blue Line.”

California Cheerleaders Win Classification as Employees

Charger Girls and other California cheerleaders will soon be classified as employees opposed to contract workers, after Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed a labor bill drafted by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego.

USD Business School Programs Ranked Third by Financial Times

The University of San Diego’s School of Business Administration is ranked third worldwide for MBA programs in entrepreneurship, according to the Financial Times’ annual MBA list.

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CSUSM Appoints New Chief Information Officer

California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) announced that Kevin Morningstar has been named chief information officer (CIO) and dean of Instructional and Informational Services (IITS). He joined the campus on July 1.

Volunteers Needed For Annual Veterans Stand Down

A lot of civic-minded and patriotic local attorneys have participated in Stand Down over the years.

Xerox Bought Co. and Bought Into Its Management Style

SERVICE: Office Services And Technology Firm Boosts Revenue, People

MRC - Smart Technology Solutions has doubled its revenue to more than $80 million since 2009, but President Bob Leone is most proud of the caring culture he has built since founding the San Diego-based company in 1994.

Construction Begins on Interstate 15 Transit Stations

SANDAG kicked off construction of transit stations at two spots in the middle of Interstate 15 — El Cajon Boulevard and University Avenue — with a ceremony on July 8.

Dawn Martin Named Senior VP of HR at San Diego County Credit Union

San Diego County Credit Union has named Dawn Martin as its senior vice president of human resources, the company said Thursday.

Survey Finds CEOs Expect Slowdown in Hiring

CEOs plan on adding fewer workers to their payroll despite cautious optimism about economic improvement, according to the second quarter 2015 Vistage CEO Confidence Index Survey.

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Newly Opened Gaslamp Quarter Hotel Gets New Owner

Columbia Properties Inc. of Seattle has acquired the recently completed and opened Hotel Z, a new 96-room boutique hotel in downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter.