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Pentagon Funding 2 Projects at UCSD as Part of MURI Program

The Pentagon plans to fund two advanced research projects at UC San Diego.

By Brad Graves April 16, 2017 1:06 p.m. share »

Spradling Gets Healthy Approval With Client Choice Award

Gary J. Spradling, founding partner of Duckor Spradling Metzger & Wynne, has been chosen by his health care clients as the 2017 Client Choice Awardee throughout California in the category of Health Care and Life Science. Nominations can only be made by in-house counsel. Established in 2005, the Client Choice Award conducts research of senior corporate counsel who voluntarily and anonymously nominate individual lawyers based on their exceptional legal representation and client service. He was among 187 winners in 32 states and four Canadian provinces, and a total of 403 winners across 66 jurisdictions worldwide.

By Randy Frisch April 13, 2017 2:24 p.m. share »
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Co.’s Gray Water System Can Weather the Recent Storms

Chiara Dorigo looks to gray water as a promising way to irrigate landscapes in the increasingly parched Southwest. So promising, in fact, that she’s prepared to build a business around it.

By Brad Graves April 13, 2017 1:49 p.m. share »

Colepepper Services Moves to Larger Kearny Mesa Location

San Diego-based plumbing, heating and cooling company Colepepper Services recently moved into a new 1,800-square-foot office to accommodate growth, the company announced this week.

By Sarah de Crescenzo April 12, 2017 3:10 p.m. share »

Qualcomm Counterpunches in Court Fight With Apple

Qualcomm Inc. is seeking unspecified damages against Apple Inc. in U.S. District Court. The move comes in the wake of Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) filing multiple lawsuits against Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM) earlier this year, saying Apple is owed $1 billion.

By Brad Graves April 11, 2017 4:09 p.m. share »

National University Names Ntoko Dean of the School of Business and Management

National University announced the appointment of Alfred Ntoko as dean of the School of Business and Management.

By Steve Adamek April 10, 2017 4:02 p.m. share »
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The Manchester Grand Hyatt Ranked Among Nation’s Most-Booked Meeting Hotels

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego recently placed at No. 8 among the nation’s Top 10 meeting hotels based on booking activity, in an annual list published by event management technology provider Cvent Inc.

By Lou Hirsh April 7, 2017 12:43 p.m. share »
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TakeLessons Acquires a Music App Company

San Diego tech company TakeLessons, an online marketplace that connects students with tutors, has acquired like-minded music app company Chromatik.

By Brittany Meiling April 7, 2017 11:17 a.m. share »

Security On-Demand Inc. Names Lyman CFO

Security On-Demand Inc., a San Diego-based managed security services provider, has hired William Lyman as chief financial officer.

By Sarah de Crescenzo April 7, 2017 11:06 a.m. share »
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UCSD Research Complex to Use Industry Partnerships as Catalyst for Cures

The University of California, San Diego is bringing the pharmaceutical industry onto its campus, giving entrepreneurs and corporations more access to the university’s market-worthy research and advancing public-private collaboration.

By Brittany Meiling April 7, 2017 10:38 a.m. share »
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Reforms Still Needed to Curtail MWD Spending

Treated water rates set by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California have doubled over the past decade, due in part to unrestrained fiscal practices at the agency. Ratepayers are about to be on the hook for a lot more unless MWD’s out-of-control spending can be stopped.

By Mark Muir April 6, 2017 2:25 p.m. share »
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CONNECT Offering Coworking Space in UTC

CONNECT, a local nonprofit focused on growing startups, is entering the coworking world with new shared workspace in San Diego.

By Brittany Meiling April 5, 2017 4:17 p.m. share »

Sempra Updates Financial Outlook

Sempra Energy reaffirmed its 2017 guidance on earnings per share, while also projecting growth of 10 percent to 11 percent, on a compound annual basis, through 2021.

By John Cox April 5, 2017 4:11 p.m. share »

Petco Acquires Startup PetCoach

Petco has purchased Philadelphia-based startup PetCoach, a digital services company connecting pet owners with veterinary professionals, and hired its co-founder and CEO to be a senior executive at the San Diego-based specialty retailer.

By John Cox April 4, 2017 12:41 p.m. share »
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Design Firm Gensler Moving into NBC’s Former Downtown Space

Architecture and design firm Gensler is moving into the downtown San Diego space vacated last year by TV station NBC 7 (KNSD), which moved to Kearny Mesa.

By Lou Hirsh April 3, 2017 10:21 a.m. share »