College Construction Is Lesson in Sustainability

BUILD: Buildings Aim for Performance-Based Ranking

When Palomar College set out to replace eight small maintenance and operations buildings scattered around campus, school officials said they wanted something that would stand out as a model of energy and water conservation and meet other measurements of sustainability.

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Conflict of Interest At Center of Lawsuit

LEGAL: Avoiding It Can Be Tricky for Law Firms

A Carlsbad spine surgery company recently sued a law firm, highlighting a thicket of conflict-of-interest issues lawyers wade through in choosing clients.

Toft Group Hires COO

Ronald Giannotti has been appointed as COO of Toft Group Executive Search, a San Diego-based firm centered on executive searches in life sciences and health care.

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Accounting Outsourcing Firm Fills Holes in Cos.’ Finance Teams

FINANCE: Signature Covers Bookkeeping To Business Insights

Signature Analytics CEO Peter Heald sees the scope of the rapidly growing financial firm’s opportunity through the lens of “the second black box” of small business — operational finance.

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Bridgepoint Splits with Schools to Pursue OPM

EDUCATION: Universities To Be Nonprofits; Co. to Offer Management Services

Bridgepoint Education Inc. (NYSE: BPI) is taking a step back from its role as a higher education provider to become an Online Program Management (OPM) company, helping colleges and universities adapt to emerging technologies and other changes.

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Design Institute of San Diego Awarded WSCUC Accreditation

WSCUC accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and makes a school eligible for federal funding.

Reed’s Retirement Puts Spotlight on Diversity

WORKFORCE: Sempra CEO Was Role Model and Mentor

Word this month that Debra Reed will soon retire as president and CEO of Sempra Energy is being received by local business leaders as good or not depending on how they view progress toward gender diversity in the top echelons of corporate leadership.

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Firm Makes Some Key Changes to Adapt to New Legal Landscape

Ramona R. Whitley has been named chief business development and marketing officer at Allen Matkins. She will lead client relationship and marketing initiatives, for the real estate and business law firm.

Is Your Business Ready for Gig Workforce?

The world is in the midst of a fundamental change in how people work and the words they use to describe it. When San Diego residents discuss full-time, permanent employment, it remains straightforward, “I work full-time at [insert employer].” However, how do they relate non-permanent employment?

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Universities Step Up With Cybersecurity Training

Schools Offer Variety of Programs to Help Fill Need for Talent in an Important, Growing Sector

San Diego County universities have launched cybersecurity degree programs to meet the growing demand for experts who can prevent online attacks and information theft.

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CUSTOM CONTENT: Make the Most of New Tax-Saving Opportunities

Custom Content from the San Diego Business Journal

The 2017 tax reform legislation, commonly referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, has a significant impact on individual taxpayers as well as businesses.

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Prepkitchen to Open New Location in San Marcos

This will be the eatery's fourth San Diego site.

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Two Attorneys Elected Partners at Wilson Turner Kosmo

Carolina Bravo-Karimi and Emily Fox were elected partners at Wilson Turner Kosmo LLP, effective January 1. Bravo-Karimi and Fox, both 2008 graduates of the University of San Diego School of Law, began their new roles at the largest women-owned law firm in both San Diego and California.

Garden Fresh, Souplantation Parent Co., Hires New CFO

Donald Breen was previously chief financial officer and corporate secretary at Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen, which was acquired for $780 million by Olive Garden parent company Darden Restaurants in 2017.

UCSD Partners With Lyft to Improve Campus Transportation

UCSD is the first university in the nation to sign a comprehensive partnership with Lyft.