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Law Partner Named to Cybersecurity Board

Andrew Serwin, a partner at the law firm of Morrison & Foerster LLP, has been named to the board of the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance. The alliance is a nonprofit

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EDF Renewable Acquires 96% Stake In Wind Prjoject Serving Microsoft

San Diego-based EDF Renewable Energy has acquired a 96 percent stake in the planned 175-megawatt Pilot Hill Wind Project, which has a 20-year power-purchase agreement with Microsoft Corp., EDF announced.

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SDG&E Is First (Utility) in Unmanned Flight With Drone Testing

Setting the stage for unmanned aircraft inspecting power lines, the Federal Aviation Administration gave San Diego Gas & Electric Co. permission to conduct test flights of a small drone in certain rural areas away from houses and in a San Diego utility yard, SDG&E said on July 11.

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Table No. 10 Hopes to Hit the Spot in the East Village

Executive chef Jason Gethin, formerly of Union Kitchen + Tap in Encinitas, has partnered with Cooper McLaughlin to open Table No. 10, a new restaurant at 369 10th Ave. in downtown San Diego’s East Village.

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More Dessert Is on the Menu in the County

San Diego dessert lovers are getting more places to indulge their sweet tooth, with Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt recently opening its sixth local location and Sloan’s Ice Cream planning to debut its first California spot this fall.

If It Ships, I’m on it; the Business of Logistics Is Now on My Beat

(Editor’s note: This week the San Diego Business Journal debuts a new column from a familiar face, our own Brad Graves, who will add logistics and all that it entails to his coverage areas. He will continue to cover technology and the defense industry, including his column on technology, which he will alternate with his new logistics column.)

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MiraCosta College Opening Technology Career Institute in Carlsbad

The city of Carlsbad and MiraCosta College have partnered to open a new Technology Career Institute, in a city-owned building where the college will train workers to fill a growing demand for industrial technicians.

Borrego Breaks Ground on Solar Project

Borrego Solar Systems Inc., a San Diego designer, financier and installer of solar systems, said it broke ground on the Seneca Solar Projects, an 8.3 megawatt system in Victorville.

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Cohn’s Indigo Grill Reopens after $500,000 Makeover

San Diego-based Cohn Restaurant Group has reopened its Indigo Grill in Little Italy, following an extensive renovation of approximately $500,000.

RedIT Completes Data Center Expansion in Rancho Bernardo

The project included adding a network operations center.

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Fresh Healthy Vending International Adds 9 Franchisees in June

Fresh Healthy Vending International Inc., a San Diego franchisor of vending machines selling healthy snacks, said it added nine new franchisees and 124 machines in June, the company’s highest total since September 2012.

Awarding of Attorneys’ Fees in Patent Case May Mark Major Shift

Leventhal Law earned another significant legal victory on behalf of FindTheBest.com. In what some have called one of the most closely watched patent cases in the technology world, a federal judge granted FindTheBest’s request for attorneys’ fees in a patent lawsuit brought by Lumen View Technology LLC.

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Fresh Healthy Vending Adds 9 New Franchisees in June

Fresh Healthy Vending International Inc., a San Diego franchisor of vending machines selling healthy snacks, said it added nine new franchisees and 124 machines in June, the company’s highest total since September 2012.

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Novatel Settles Class-Action Lawsuit

Novatel Wireless Inc. settled a securities class action lawsuit without admitting liability on June 23, according to a securities filing, following a preliminary agreement to settle struck on Dec. 6.

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EDF Enters Power Purchase Agreement for Kansas Wind Project

San Diego-based EDF Renewable Energy said the company has entered into a 20-year power purchase agreement with Great Plains Energy