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UC San Diego Receives $1.4 Million, Cyber-Focused Federal Grant

The local University of California campus received a $1.4 million award from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to explore the global internet and push the frontiers of cybersecurity research.

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John David Wicker Named Athletic Director at SDSU

San Diego State University has named John David Wicker as athletic director. Wicker was previously deputy athletic director at SDSU from 2011 to 2015, when he took a job in the athletic department at Georgia Tech.

S.D. Law Firms' Real Estate Footprint Relatively Unchanged; Rents Remain High

A study released Monday by Chicago-based real estate investment and advisory firm JLL on the real estate outlook for law firms in San Diego said local firms have not decreased their footprints as much as firms have in some other primary U.S. markets.

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UC San Diego, Tata Trusts Establish Research Organization

The University of California, San Diego is collaborating with Indian philanthropic organization Tata Trusts to establish a research organization in India called Tata Institute for Active Genetics and Society.

Awards Raise Support for Victims of Human Rights Violations

More than 375 legal professionals and guests helped honor some terrific individuals last week at Casa Cornelia Law Center’s Ninth Annual La Mancha Awards.

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Panel Addresses Missed Opportunities in San Diego Workforce

WORKFORCE: Low Participation of Women, ‘Disconnected Youth’ Cited

Local housing costs remain as intractable as ever, but at a recent brainstorming session on the region’s economic hurdles, San Diego business people proposed hopeful strategies for turning around the underrepresentation of women in the workforce and the relatively large share of young people not working or going to school.

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Hungry Startup Is Targeting the Restaurant and Hospitality Business

WORKFORCE: Hiring Site Serves Eateries and Employees

Cody Barbo looks uncharacteristically tired as we walk through the coworking space he calls home, settling at a table drenched in afternoon sun. The light casts shadows under his eyes and his hair — normally perfectly coiffed — is ever so slightly mussed.

East Village Project With Ritz-Carlton Hotel Gets City Approval

The San Diego City Council has approved the city’s first Ritz-Carlton Hotel, along with a Whole Foods grocery store and housing, in a $400 million mixed-use development project in East Village.

SDSU to Offer Online Business Administration Degree

San Diego State University is launching an online undergraduate business administration degree program.

Betty Ford Center to Open Treatment Center in Del Mar Heights

The Betty Ford Center plans to open a new outpatient addiction treatment center in mid-December in Del Mar Heights.

Ray Padilla Hired to Run Odgers Law Group's New Mission Valley Office

San Diego estate planning law firm Odgers Law Group has opened an office in Mission Valley and hired attorney Ray Padilla to run it.

Sempra's Mexican Subsidiary Exceeds Goal in Private/Public Offering

Sempra Energy announced its Mexican subsidiary has raised more than anticipated in a public and private offering of common stock set to close Oct. 19, selling the equivalent of $1.575 billion, or 10 percent more than originally expected.

Demand Answers Before Buying into $17B Plan

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is mounting a major PR campaign in San Diego County — including an Oct. 3 commentary in the SDBJ — based on its assertion that “we need California WaterFix” to ensure a reliable water supply for Southern California.

Sempra and Government Officials Dedicate Solar Facility to Serve Marines, Navy

Representatives of Sempra U.S. Gas & Power joined U.S. Department of the Navy and Department of Energy officials Oct. 14 in dedicating a 210-megawatt-DC solar facility near Phoenix that will provide one-third of the power for 14 Navy and Marine Corps installations in California.

Tourism Marketing District Accepting Program Funding Applications

The San Diego Tourism Marketing District (TMD) has begun accepting applications from organizations for the potential funding of sales and marketing programs within the city of San Diego.