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This was supposed to be the year where mid- to regional law firms were supposed to find some financial stability, some profit and loss breathing room, after laboring through five or six years of merger and acquisition and real estate drought.
MEDICINE: Specialty Pharma Gets $50M to Support Drug
Cosmederm Bioscience Inc., a La Jolla-based specialty pharmaceutical company, has received a $50 million investment to help expand its TriCalm line — an over-the-counter steroid-free itch reliever that the company hopes will trump well-known competitors like over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream.
Oggi’s Pizza and Brewing Co. opened a new location in Vista, at 425 S. Melrose Drive.
Pizza Port Brewing Co.’s craft beer will be distributed outside of Southern California for the first time, as Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada, an alcoholic beverage distribution company, introduces it to the Las Vegas and Reno markets.
The Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego plans to open a Marilyn Monroe Spas facility.
EDUCATION: Reforms Keep Coming in Challenging Climate
It’s been two years since Richard Pattenaude was named president of Ashford University, and he’s still getting used to change that occurs much faster than at his past job.
Denver-based Chipotle Mexican Grill has opened its first military base restaurant at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego.
Virginia-based Hilton Worldwide has a large new tower-style hotel planned for East Village, as part of a national rollout of a new upscale brand called Canopy by Hilton.
Batu Biologics Inc., an immunotherapy company developing a cancer vaccine, announced the signing of a license agreement with the Regents of the University of California, San Diego granting exclusive rights to peptide drugs developed at UC San Diego that have been proven to stimulate cancer-killing immune responses.
A lawsuit filed by property owners blames the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad for starting the Poinsettia Fire, which destroyed several homes and businesses in May.
Mike Barone, president of Intercare Insurance Solutions and HUB's San Diego operations, has been named president of HUB’s National Employee Benefits Practice.
San Diego-based Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP has been selected as one of the “Most Feared Firms in Litigation” by BTI Consulting.
MBA Schools Offer Specialty Degrees To Meet Evolving Business Demands
The MBA, first introduced in 1908, remains the go-to degree for successfully advancing through the ranks into the corporate suite.
It’s time to vote for next year’s leadership of the San Diego County Bar Association, and you should do it. Mostly, because you’ll be able to say you did at the SDCBA’s excellent Holiday Party, where new leadership is sworn in, but there are probably other good reasons as well.
San Diego-based Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute and private equity firm Cuna del Mar LP have filed permits to develop an environmentally sustainable, 5,000-metric-ton finfish farm off the San Diego coast.