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Vanorsdale Insurance Acquired by New York-Based NFP

San Diego-based Vanorsdale Insurance Services, Inc. has been acquired by NFP, a national insurance broker and consulting firm, the companies announced.

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McLean, Rotherham & Co. to Merge With Squar Milner

Orange County-based Squar Milner LLP is buying Solomon, Winnett & Rosenfield in Los Angeles and McLean, Rotherham & Co. in San Diego and plans to bring the accounting firms under Squar Milner’s name with headquarters in Newport Beach.

Attorney Worked to Shore Up a Tool to Help Resolve Cases

California Code of Civil Procedure Section 998 provides a mechanism to encourage pre-trial settlement by enabling parties to serve offers and demands which, if not accepted, hold penalties for a party not accepting the offer or demand if that party does not do better at trial.

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Craft Beer Scene Readies to Build on Its Successes of 2015

BREWING: Expansions, Acquisitions and Growth Brought Sector to Next Level

The California Craft Brewers Association recently announced that there are now more than 600 craft breweries across the state, generating $6.5 billion in annual revenue.

Sempra Energy Subsidiary Locates Leaking Gas Well

Southern California Gas Co., a subsidiary of San Diego-based Sempra Energy, has successfully located the leaking well at its Aliso Canyon Storage Facility in Porter Ranch at a depth of 3,800 feet.

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Downtown’s W Hotel Rebranded as Marriott Renaissance

The owner of downtown San Diego’s W hotel has quietly rebranded the property as a Marriott Renaissance, following a change in management.

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Harry’s Restaurant Leaving UTC for Bankers Hill in 2016

Harry’s Bar and American Grill, a staple at University Towne Center for more than a decade and a popular gathering spot for local business leaders, will be relocating to Bankers Hill in 2016.

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Carlsbad Hotel Owner Obtains $29 Million Refinancing

Owner Wave Crest Resorts of Encinitas has obtained $29 million in refinancing for its Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach hotel, according to real estate services firm Holliday Fenoglio Fowler (HFF), which arranged the financing.

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Pechanga Breaks Ground on $285M Resort Expansion

The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians broke ground Dec. 16 on a $285 million expansion that will double the size of its resort near Temecula.

Abacus Data Gets Equity Investment

Abacus Data Systems Inc. received a strategic majority investment from a Rhode Island-based private equity firm, Providence Equity, the San Diego business announced Dec. 16. The amount of the investment was not immediately available.

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Baby Food-Maker Is Watching Sales Grow

RETAIL: Healthful Aspects Of Manufacturing Stressed

It’s not often a rather green entrepreneur launches a product one week, and then watches it land on the shelves of a major retailer a few days later. But as gurus in the startup space can attest, timing is everything and Cassandra Curtis entered the baby food market at a time when parents were demanding quality — and not finding it on the shelves.

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Yard House Permanently Shuts Downtown Restaurant

Long Beach-based Yard House has decided to shut down permanently its restaurant at Fourth Avenue and Broadway in downtown San Diego, citing extensive damage from recent flooding caused by a sewage leak.

National Funding's Line of Credit Gets $25 Million Boost

Alternative lender National Funding got a bump in its $50 million line of credit from Pacific Western Bank, bringing it up to $75 million, the company said Wednesday.

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Council Approves $27 Million Apartment Project Geared to LGBT Seniors

San Diego City Council has unanimously approved plans for a $27 million affordable housing project in North Park, described by developers as the city’s first LGBT-affirming senior housing community.

Law Project Gets a Cash Infusion for Its Bankruptcy Work

California Western’s Community Law Project has received a $5,000 grant from the American College of Bankruptcy Foundation to support the free legal services the project provides to individuals seeking counsel on bankruptcy-related issues.