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Manchester Grand Hyatt Completes Lounge Renovation

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego recently completed a multimillion-dollar renovation of its sky-high bar and lounge, called Top of the Hyatt.

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Shannon Foster Named GM of Hotel Solamar

Shannon Foster has been named general manager of the 235-room Hotel Solamar in the Gaslamp Quarter, operator Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announced.

National University Names Director for Philanthropy Institute

National University on Thursday announced a new director for its philanthropy institute who will also serve as an interim dean at the university’s business school.

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Drought’s Impact Seen In Output

AGRICULTURE: Production Drops 2 Percent in 2014

The value of San Diego’s agricultural products fell slightly last year, declining about 2 percent to $1.82 billion from the year before, as avocado output dropped sharply amid rising water costs and a law requiring cage-free henhouses made raising eggs more expensive.

Court Rules Metropolitan Water District Owes Water Authority $43.4 Million

A San Francisco judge on Friday gave the San Diego County Water Authority another win in its rate case against the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, finding the MWD owed $43.4 million in prejudgment interest.

T-Bird Restaurant Group Acquired by H.I.G. Capital

T-Bird Restaurant Group Inc., the exclusive franchisee of the Outback Steakhouse chain in California, announced that is has been acquired by private-equity firm H.I.G. Capital LLC.

Boston-Based Firm Acquires Torrey Pines Transportation

Torrey Pines Transportation is being acquired by Boston-based Marcou Transportation Group for undisclosed terms, the buyer announced on Oct. 5.

Carlsbad's Johnson & Wood Acquired by Hub International

Chicago-based Hub International Ltd. has acquired the assets of Carlsbad’s Johnson & Wood Insurance Services Inc. for undisclosed terms, Hub announced on Oct. 5.

Bridgepoint Education Appoints New CFO

The board of directors at Bridgepoint Education Inc., a provider of postsecondary educational services, announced the hiring of Kevin Royal as the company’s new executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective Oct.1.

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Klinedinst PC Expands Law Practice into Pacific Northwest

San Diego-based law firm Klinedinst PC said Monday it has expanded into Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, adding to its existing footprint in Southern California and Sacramento.

SDG&E Seeks Approval to Recover Some 2007 Wildfire Costs Through Rates

San Diego Gas & Electric asked the California Public Utilities Commission for approval to recover in rates the remaining costs — about $379 million — to settle the 2,500 lawsuits related to the 2007 wildfires.

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Junior Achievement Announces Grand Opening of Its Education Center

Junior Achievement of San Diego County announced the grand opening for the nonprofit’s newest education center, Mission Fed JA Finance Park.

UCSD Reports $177.5 Million in Fundraising

The University of California, San Diego said it hit record fundraising totals this year, garnering $177.5 million as well as a $100 million donation from the Rady family to fund an endowment for the university’s business school.

Millennium Health Reportedly Reaches Settlement with Government

Millennium Health, the nation’s largest drug-testing company, is finalizing plans to pay the U.S. Department of Justice $275 million to settle a probe over its billing practices and hand over control of the company to lenders in bankruptcy proceedings, Bloomberg reported Sept. 23.

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Local Hotels Make Key Executive Hires

New executive management appointments were recently announced at hotels in San Diego, Carlsbad and Coronado.