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Guild Mortgage Names David Battany EVP of Capital Markets

Guild Mortgage Co., a San Diego private mortgage bank, has named David Battany as its new executive vice president of capital markets.

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Tim Van Linge Named CFO at WestAir Gasses and Equipment

San Diego-based WestAir Gasses and Equipment Inc., an independent distributor of gases and equipment in the Southwest, announced the appointment of Tim Van Linge as chief financial officer.

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McDonald’s to Test All-Day Breakfast in San Diego County

McDonald’s Corp. on April 20 will begin a test of all-day breakfast item sales at 94 of its 110 San Diego County restaurants.

SDSU Business School Team Takes First Prize in Competition

A three-man team representing the College of Business Administration at San Diego State University took first prize in the Richard Barrentine Values and Ventures Business Plan Competition held earlier this month at Texas Christian University.

Halyard Capital Acquires Harte Hanks Market Intelligence

Halyard Capital, a New York-based private equity fund, announced the acquisition of San Diego-based Harte Hanks Market Intelligence and The Aberdeen Group from Harte-Hanks, Inc.

Sullivan International Files For Chapter 11

CONSULTING: Firm Hit By Sequestration, Government Shutdown

San Diego-based Sullivan International Group, Inc. announced that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

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Teresa Jacques Joins DavenportMajor as New Partner, Technology

DavenportMajor Executive Search, a global retained executive search firm focusing on the placement of director, vice president and C-level executives as well as the recruitment of board directors, announced the appointment of Teresa Jacques to the post of Partner, Technology.

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Rady $100M Gift For Best, Brightest

EDUCATION: UCSD School To Pursue Top Faculty, Students

Local philanthropists Ernest and Evelyn Rady have committed $100 million to the Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego, a long-term gift deemed crucial for competing with older and well-established business schools for top students and faculty.

Syracuse University Partnering With Benefunder

Syracuse University announced that it has partnered with San Diego-based Benefunder, an organization that works with wealth management firms to connect donors to top researchers across the country.

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Green Flash Debuting New Tasting Room at Poway Facility

San Diego-based Green Flash Brewing Co. plans a May 16 opening for Cellar 3, a new tasting room and specialty brewing facility that it will operate in Poway.

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Doubletree Hotel in Mission Valley Sells for $49.2 Million

An affiliate of Los Angeles-based Oak Coast Properties LLC has acquired the 219-room Doubletree San Diego-Hotel Circle in Mission Valley for approximately $49.2 million, according to CoStar Group and public data.

New Owner Closes Several Coco’s, Carrows Restaurants, Lays Off 100 Workers

The new owner of Carlsbad-headquartered Catalina Restaurant Group has closed an undisclosed number of Coco’s Bakery and Carrows restaurants, citing lagging sales performance.

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Rady Foundation Commits $100 Million to UC San Diego Management School

Local philanthropists Ernest and Evelyn Rady have committed $100 million to Rady School of Management at University of California San Diego, to help the school recruit and retain faculty and support other strategic priorities.

Former Judge Puts His Skills to Use in Dispute Resolution

Retired San Diego Superior Court Judge Thomas Nugent has opened a private dispute resolution practice in downtown San Diego.

SDG&E Gets FAA Approval for Use of Drones

UTILITY: Aircraft Could Help Company in Emergency Responses

The Federal Aviation Administration has granted San Diego Gas & Electric permission to use unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to conduct aerial inspections of the public utility’s electric and gas facilities, including emergency response damage assessments throughout its service territory.