SD SERVICES

Jack in the Box Adds Two New Directors to Board

According to a news release, Jean M. Birch and John P. Gainor will each serve on the Compensation and Nominating & Governance Committees of the Jack in the Box Inc. board.

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Atlanta Developer Building Amazon Facility in Otay Mesa

PROPERTY: Two Million Square Feet Project May Draw Other Companies

A four-story distribution center that would be among the largest industrial buildings in San Diego County is being built for Amazon on a 65-acrce site in Otay Mesa.

Entrepreneur Adds Beauty, Wellness Opportunity to Her Ventures

RETAIL: Plans Complete Line of Hemp-Based Products Free of THC

For the last 20 years or so, Gina Champion-Cain has made a name for herself in San Diego, mostly in the real estate, hospitality and retail industries.

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Evofem at Critical Stretch with Potential New Birth Control

BIOTECH: Contraceptive Gel Is Part of CEO's Health Mission for Women

Evofem Biosciences wants to be the next big thing in birth control. After a long road, the San Diego biotech finds itself in a pivotal stretch.

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S.D. Startup Week Continues on Right Track

STARTUP: Event Creates 4 Tracks, Recognizes Need For Strengthening Teams

Once started as a way for founders to trade ideas, San Diego Startup Week continues to get larger every year as it brings in thousands of attendees. This year, the festivities will have a home in the San Diego Convention Center for the first time.

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Fashion Valley Mall Launches Lyft Rideshare Program

The program will use carbon neutral rides and will offer shared rides in an effort to fight climate change and be sustainable.

SD 500: Melissa Hayden-Cook

Melissa Hayden-Cook is a native San Diegan and has been Sharp Health Plan’s CEO seat for 13 years.

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Licensing Business May Be on the Line

LEGAL: Qualcomm Case To Take Time to Play Out

It seemed like Qualcomm Inc. was in the clear after the company struck a settlement with Apple Inc. The deal removed several of Qualcomm’s largest legal obstacles, and returned one of its largest customers for the next six years.

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Reneo Shows Up With Big Money, Some Big Names

PHARMA: $50M Series A to Target Energy, Metabolism Disorders

Former Lumena Pharmaceuticals Inc. executives are at it again. San Diego’s Reneo Pharmaceuticals emerged from stealth mode on May 20 with a $50 million Series A round to tackle metabolism and energy disorders.

Life Sciences Occupancy Growth Down 44% in Q1

PROPERTY: Tenant Demand Still Robust; Rents Increase

San Diego’s life sciences cluster produced only 77,600 square feet of occupancy growth in the first quarter of the year.

Ra Medical Sues Strata Skin Sciences

LEGAL: Ra’s Lawsuit Centers On IPO

Carlsbad’s Ra Medical Systems is alleging a rival interfered with its initial public offering.

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Coworking Location Takes Production Facility Role

FILM: Film Hub Offers Professional Studios, An Alternative to LA

Film Hub, a 12,500 square-foot coworking studio focusing on movie and television productions in Vista, is set for a soft opening June 1 while construction wraps up with a formal opening tentatively set for September.

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Me Too Movement Goes to Work

LEGAL: Harassment Laws Get Tougher in Protecting Workers

At the prestigious Salk Institute for Biological Studies in Torrey Pines, three female researchers had sued the organization for gender discrimination. Scientists Katherine Jones, Vicki Lundblad and Beverly Emerson filed lawsuits in 2017, claiming they were not given the same access to grant funding, salaries and promotions as their peers.

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MabVax Sells Assets to German Company

BIOTECH: BioNTech Plans to Establish a Local Research Facility

The recent acquisition of San Diego’s MabVax has been a long time coming. MabVax sold its cancer drug assets and its lab equipment to German company BioNTech, it was announced earlier this month.

A Sound Business Model: LRAD Grows Revenue 30 Percent

DEFENSE: Rancho Bernardo Business Bought Back $2.2M of Its Stock

LRAD Corp., the maker of Long Range Acoustic Devices able to deliver sound over great distances intelligibly, reported net income of $1.18 million, or 4 cents per share, on total revenues of $10.2 million during its second quarter, which ended March 31.