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Qualcomm Sues Apple in China, Seeks to Ban iPhone Sales in That Country

Qualcomm Inc. has filed lawsuits against Apple Inc. in China, seeking to ban the sale and manufacture of iPhones in that country, Bloomberg News reported late last week.

Qualcomm's Latest Endeavor: Making Movies

Qualcomm Inc.’s wide-ranging ad campaign pointing to its role in creating the smartphone ecosystem has covered billboards and hit the TV. Now it has taken a turn into film.

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Marriott Residence Inn Chula Vista Is First Hotel to Open in Otay Ranch

The Marriott Residence Inn Chula Vista, built by Baldwin & Sons in Otay Ranch, opened to the public Oct. 13 with a formal grand opening slated for Oct. 19.

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University of California San Diego Professor Receives 'Genius Grant'

Cybersecurity expert Stefan Savage received a “genius grant” from the John D. and Catherine C. MacArthur Foundation.

Two Mira Mesa Hotels Sell for $25.17M

An affiliate of San Diego-based Excel Hotel Group has purchased two neighboring hotels in Mira Mesa for $25.17 million, according to CoStar Group and public data.

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New General Manager for Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa

Richard Hill, who has more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, has been named as general manager of Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa.

Three Steps to Take for More Housing Solutions

The Crisis On Our Streets

San Diego County businesses of all sizes struggle to deal with the growing impact of homelessness. More of our neighbors struggle to make ends meet, and local businesses are starting to feel the effects of the growing homeless population in our community. No longer can we step over those who need to be lifted up. Businesses and the entire community must work together now on a solution.

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Business Community Must Help Fill Critical Voids

The Crisis On Our Streets

For 30 plus years we have been helping San Diego’s homeless, but mostly on the periphery — donations, church and service club efforts. Over the past several years though, we’ve watched this situation deteriorate into a crisis with death on our streets. Many areas of our beloved San Diego are beginning to resemble a third-world country.

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Time to Vote in S.D. County Bar Association’s Section Elections

The 2018 San Diego County Bar Association section elections are open. Voting is only necessary for sections with contested seats, so you’ll only need to vote for leadership in the following sections: Business & Corporate Law; Estate Planning, Trust & Probate; Family Law; Intellectual Property Law; and Labor & Employment Law.

J&J’s Exit From Insulin Pump Market to Affect Tandem, DexCom

BIOTECH: Tandem May Gain Patients While DexCom Might Lose Users

Johnson & Johnson’s announcement that it will exit the insulin pump businesses appears to benefit one San Diego company, Tandem Diabetes Care, and potentially hurt another, DexCom.

Digital Marketing Agency BVAccel Agrees to Acquire Rocket Code

San Diego-based digital marketing agency BVAccel announced it had signed an agreement to acquire Rocket Code, a e-commerce software and website company headquartered in Ohio.

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NuVasive Sues Former Executive for Breach of Contract

Spinal surgery and medical device company NuVasive has filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit against former President, COO and Vice Chairman Patrick Miles, who resigned from the company and took a position as Alphatec Spine’s executive chairman.

Escondido Petco Store to Be One of First to Debut In-Store Veterinary Hospital

A Petco store in Escondido is one of a dozen stores in which the retailer is planning to debut a veterinary hospital by January, part of a move by the San Diego company to expand its pet services offerings.

Sempra's IEnova Buys Pemex Stake in Mexico Gas Pipeline

Sempra Energy’s Mexican subsidiary IEnova bought a 25 percent indirect stake held by Mexico’s state oil company Pemex in the Ramones II Norte gas pipeline.

Sempra Revises Financing Structure of Oncor Deal

Sempra Energy has revised the financing structure of its $9.45 billion deal to obtain ownership interest in Texas energy giant Oncor Electric.