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Pinot’s Palette to Pair Art Class and Wine Bar at Liberty Station

Houston-based Pinot’s Palette, which describes itself as a “paint-and-sip” franchise that combines art and wine, plans an Aug. 15 opening at Liberty Station in Point Loma, its first San Diego County location and 50th nationwide.

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Sempra's Q2 Net Earnings Up 9.8%

Sempra Energy reported second quarter net earnings of $269 million, up 9.8 percent from the net profit in the second quarter of 2013.

Bridgepoint Education Reports Q2 Results

Bridgepoint Education, the for profit operator of two colleges, reported second quarter revenue of $171.5 million, down from $193.5 million for the like quarter of 2013.

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Jack in the Box Reports Q3 Results for FY2014

San Diego-based Jack in the Box Inc. reported net income of $24.7 million for its fiscal third quarter ended July 6, compared with a net loss of $5.6 million for the like quarter of 2013.

Attorney Pairs His Legal Career With Other Tasteful Pursuits

San Diego attorneys are really interesting people with varied interests and pursuits, but Harold Small, you might say, takes the cake. He has been elected bailli délégué — or just president to us commoners — of the Bailliage des Etats-Unis of the Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, the world’s oldest and largest international food and wine society.

Hacienda de Vega Operators Plan New Restaurant in Carlsbad

Diverse Culinary Ventures LLC has signed a 10-year lease for approximately $1.5 million, for a planned new Hacienda de Vega restaurant in Carlsbad, according to brokerage company CDC Commercial Inc.

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Garden Fresh Names Morberg CEO

San Diego-based Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp.’s board of directors has appointed John Morberg as its CEO effective immediately.

Virkud Named President, CEO of 3E Co.

Carlsbad-based 3E Co., a provider of environmental health and safety compliance and information management services, appointed Uday Virkud as president and CEO, the company announced.

Port Meeting to Consider Possible Discipline, Termination of CEO

The San Diego Unified Port District Board of Port Commissioners has set a special meeting to consider disciplining or possibly terminating CEO Wayne Darbeau, according to port documents.

Former Qualcomm Executive Pleads Guilty to Insider Trading

Sentencing of Jing Yang set for November.

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Sudberry Adds Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at Civita Development

The charging stations provide 12 to 25 miles of charge per hour.

County's June Unemployment Rate Climbs to 6.1%

San Diego’s unemployment rate increased to 6.1 percent in June, up from May’s 5.8 percent despite the area adding a net of 9,700 jobs to county payrolls.

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ShakeAway Brings Milkshake Bar Concept to La Jolla, Pacific Beach

U.K.-based ShakeAway has opened two new San Diego locations of its milkshake bar eateries, in La Jolla and Pacific.

Millennials Prove to Be Hard to Place Because of Expectations

STAFFING: Demographic Will Account for Nearly Half of Workforce by 2020

Retiring baby boomers are being replaced in the job market by a group of young professionals notoriously difficult to employ. While millennials have a reputation for high expectations and a sense of entitlement, recruiters and employers may need to accept that there is a new normal in the talent pool.

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More Than a Filling

STAFFING: In a Technology-Driven World, Placement Services Must Bring Top Talents to the Table

It sounds almost illogical: Engineers are in great demand, yet many working in the engineering-intense San Diego area are temps working on relatively short-term assignments. It is estimated that up to 20 percent of the engineers working in San Diego today are on temporary assignments.