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South County Seeks Business Opportunities

Report: Forum Fleshes Out Ideas to Attract Good Jobs

Good-paying jobs may be in short supply around South County, but ideas for creating more of them abounded at an economic summit exploring ways to invigorate an area that is home to almost one in five San Diego County residents but only one in 10 of the region’s jobs.

Sempra's Mexican Subsidiary Looks to Sell $1.4 Billion in Stock

Sempra Energy’s Mexican subsidiary, Infraestructura Energética Nova S.A.B. de C.V., hopes this month to sell stock worth $1.4 billion, a quarter of which will likely go to its San Diego-based parent company.

Sempra Utility Begins Work on $3.4 Million Safety Project

Southern California Gas Co., one of two utilities San Diego-based Sempra Energy owns in California, began work this week on a $3.4 million valve replacement and upgrade project in the Los Angeles County community of Littlerock.

Garden Fresh Files Bankruptcy, Plans to Close Some Restaurants

San Diego-based Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp., which operates more than 100 restaurants under the names Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as it reorganizes its finances.

JetSuiteX to offer Service Between Carlsbad and San Jose

Irvine-based public charter service JetSuiteX, a subsidiary of jet charter company JetSuite, will begin flights from Carlsbad to San Jose on Oct. 17, the company recently announced.

Sempra's Mexican Subsidiary Secures Rights to Two Solar Projects

Sempra Energy’s Mexican subsidiary, Infraestructura Energética Nova S.A.B de C.V., prevailed in a recent auction to secure rights to two solar energy projects totaling 141 megawatts-ac.

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Why San Diegans Must Invest in Delta Solutions

Although we have made impressive investments to develop local water supplies, most of San Diego’s water continues to come from far away. In fact, more than 80 percent of our county’s water supply is imported from Northern California and the Colorado River.

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Report: Federal Government Examining Sale of Hotel del Coronado

The federal government is scrutinizing the proposed purchase of Hotel del Coronado by Chinese insurer Anbang Insurance Group Co., due to its proximity to a large U.S. Navy base, Bloomberg News reported.

State Regulators Reject SDG&E Appeal on Net Metering Costs

State regulators have rejected an appeal filed by San Diego Gas &Electric Co. and other investor-owned utilities regarding how much money should be credited to business and residential customers whose rooftop solar panels feed electricity into the state’s power grid.

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New GM Named at San Diego’s Keating Hotel

The Keating Hotel, a 35-room boutique property in downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, has named Adam Della Rocca as its new general manager.

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Studio 2055 Has a New Name: Comet Creative

Thirty years after its founding, Carlsbad-based marketing firm Studio 2055 has changed its name to Comet Creative.

STR: Chargers Rank 28th in NFL for Local Hotel Revenue Net Impact

The San Diego Chargers ranked 28th out of 32 NFL teams for net impact on local hotel revenue during the 2015 season, according to the latest in a series of articles tracking the league’s impact on hotels by the research firm STR.

Local Realtors Fall Victim to a Different Kind of 'Identity Theft'

Two innocent San Diego Realtors have gotten caught up in an apparent venture capital scam exposed in an intriguing story published online at

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Del Taco Restaurants Inc. Signs Franchisee for Five Upcoming San Diego Locations

Del Taco Restaurants Inc. has signed an agreement with Rancho Cucamonga-based franchisee Bajwa Group, which plans to open five new San Diego County locations by 2020. Financial terms were not disclosed, and locations have not been announced.

Sempra Subsidiary Ienova Given Official Clearance to Buy Interest in Mexican Company

Sempra Energy said Sept. 21 its Mexican subsidiary, Ienova, has received antitrust clearance to buy a 50 percent equity interest in pipeline builder and operator Gasoductos de Chihuahua.