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County Unemployment Rate Is 5.8% for May

San Diego’s unemployment rate fell to 5.8 percent in May, down from a revised 6.1 percent in April, and below the 7.1 percent rate of May 2013, according to the state Employment Development Department.

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New Restaurants Put Their 'Best Food Forward' in Del Mar, Solana Beach

Two new locally owned restaurants recently opened along Via de la Valle in Solana Beach and neighboring Del Mar.

Law Leaders Lab Sees Need to Change Business Model, Practice

Law Leaders Lab opened its doors this month. It’s a new firm with a goal of helping lawyers, law firms and legal services providers develop strategies to grow their businesses and communicate value to clients.

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Sempra Receives a Key Approval for LNG Facility

Sempra Energy said its liquefied natural gas project in Louisiana obtained approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, paving the way to its construction later this year.

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Kona Kai Resort Nears Completion of $22 Million Makeover

Kona Kai Resort & Marina is nearing completion on the second phase of a $22 million renovation of the Shelter Island property.

Nominations Open For San Diego’s General Counsel Awards

The San Diego Business Journal is now accepting nominations for the 2014 General Counsel Awards, which recognizes excellence in the In-House Counsel community.

Free Testing Cups Cost Millennium Laboratories $14.8M

A federal jury in Florida on Tuesday decided that San Diego-based Millennium Laboratories violated laws against kickbacks by giving physicians free urine testing cups, and it awarded a Baltimore-based competitor nearly $15 million in mostly punitive damages.

Local Communications Firms Form Strategic Partnership

KCD Public Relations Inc. and Diseno Communications, two San Diego based communication firms, announced a strategic partnership aimed at maximizing the presence and brand of independent financial services and professional service companies.

Honest Kitchen’s Pet Food Makes the Grade ... ‘Human Grade’

The Honest Kitchen said that it has successfully renewed its formal “Statement of No Objection” with the Food and Drug Administration to use the term “human grade” on its pet food labels.

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Draft Brings Craft-Brew Stars to Belmont Park

San Diego-based hotel and restaurant operator Eat.Drink.Sleep has opened Draft, a new restaurant and bar at Belmont Park in Mission Beach.

Community College Taps Contractor Sundt to Lead $15.3 Million Project

General contractor Sundt Construction Inc., which has a regional office in San Diego, has been selected by Southwestern Community College District to manage construction of a new $15.3 million science building in National City.

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Sempra Declares Dividend

Sempra Energy’s board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 66 cents per share of common stock.

Is Your Business Prepared for the Next Big Emergency?

Tickets are now on sale for the Business Emergency Preparedness Panel Discussion, presented by the San Diego Business Journal.

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EDF Renewable's Solar Plant Is Online in Mass.

San Diego-based EDF Renewable Energy’s Lepomis Solar Project in Plymouth, Massachusetts, has reached commercial operation, the company said.

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Sonic Drive-In Opening Newest Local Restaurant in National City

Sonic Drive-In plans a June 23 opening for its newest San Diego County restaurant, to open in National City.