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Coco’s, Carrows Restaurant Operator Getting New Owner

Carlsbad-based Catalina Restaurant Group Inc., which operates 149 Coco’s Bakery and Carrows restaurants in three states, has been sold to an affiliate of Texas-headquartered Food Management Partners (FMP) for an undisclosed price.

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Grocer Haggen Opens First Local Store in Carlsbad

Washington-based grocer Haggen Inc. recently opened its first San Diego County store in Carlsbad’s La Costa neighborhood, the first of 25 local debuts planned through May at former Vons and Albertsons locations.

More Businesses Recognize Need for Cyber Liability Insurance

SECURITY: Even Small Companies Must Protect Information, Client Data

Local carriers say one of the biggest trends in property and casualty insurance is an increase in the purchase of cyber liability coverage.

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Employers Finding Alternatives to Traditional Employee Benefits

Unable to offer traditional retirement and health benefits following the recent recession, many small businesses in San Diego County are finding alternative ways to maintain the loyalty of employees.

Fresh Healthy Signs Deal With UNFI

Fresh Healthy Vending International Inc., a San Diego-based healthful foods vending franchisor, announced its signing of a new three-year deal with United Natural Foods Inc.

Federal Heath Sign Co. Acquires Assets of DuraColor

Oceanside-based Federal Heath Sign Co., a signage and visual communications business, announced that it has acquired selected assets of DuraColor, a custom graphics manufacturer based in Racine, Wis.

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Xpera Tapped to Manage Construction of Viejas Hotel Project

San Diego-based construction management consulting firm Xpera CM has been retained by the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians to manage work on a second hotel tower currently underway at Viejas Casino in Alpine.

Fresh Healthy Vending Signs Agreement With United Natural Foods

Fresh Healthy Vending International Inc., a San Diego-based healthful foods vending franchisor, announced its signing of a new three-year deal with United Natural Foods Inc. offering Fresh Healthy’s franchisees an additional discount on food purchases.

Bridgepoint Reports Q4 and Yearly Results

Bridgepoint Education Inc. reported revenue of $147.3 million for the fourth quarter that ended Dec. 31, 2014, compared with $162.2 million for the like period in 2013.

County Posts Unemployment Rate of 5.8 Percent in January

The unemployment rate in San Diego County was 5.8 percent in January 2015, up from a revised 5.5 percent in December 2014, but below the year-ago estimate of 7.2 percent, according to the state Employment Development Department.

USD to Offer New Graduate Degree in Finance

The University of San Diego said on March 9 that it was enrolling students for a new graduate degree: a master of science in finance.

SDG&E and SoCalGas Name Folkmann CFO

The boards of San Diego Gas & Electric Co. and SoCalGas, meeting March 6, named Bruce Folkmann, 47, as chief financial officer of the utilities.

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Intercare Insurance Fills Leadership Roles

Intercare Insurance Solutions announced that Maggie Osburn has been named as Intercare’s general manager and HUB International’s San Diego market leader for employee benefits.

Solutions in Works to Meet Downtown Parking Demand

TRANSPORTATION: Initiatives Range From App To Underground Garages

As downtown welcomes more mixed-use projects that bring with them more residents, more consumers and more businesses, there remains a daunting challenge: finding a place for all those people to park.

Patent Cases, Big Acquisition Give Firm a Chance to Shine

Knobbe Martens’ Boris Zelkind, David Kujawa, Adam Powell, and Peter Law were part of the firm’s team that successfully represented I-Flow LLC and its parent company, Kimberly-Clark, in a patent infringement trial against Progressive Medical.