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Thai Union Group PCL, which owns Chicken of the Sea, said Dec. 4 that it was scrapping plans to buy Bumble Bee Foods after federal prosecutors launched an antitrust investigation into the potential merger of the country’s second- and third-largest packaged tuna in the county.
Momentum is building in the local and global efforts to confront climate change. As international negotiators hammer out a new climate agreement,
The San Diego Police Foundation’s fourth annual Gold Shield Gala recently honored police dogs and their officers as “superheroes.”
RETAIL: Opportunity To Grab Good Sites Draws Many Chains
The dust has nearly settled on Northwestern chain Haggen Inc.’s ill-fated entry into the Southern California grocery market, and its quick departure has brought new or expanded footholds for several food retailers in San Diego County.
LEGAL: Supreme Court Passes on Case; KFx $35M Award Stands
KFx Medical Corp. filed its patent applications like any startup would and with the same goal: protecting its intellectual property.
INNOVATION: From Barrooms to Biotech Labs, These Inventors Obtained Their Goal of Earning Patents
Hundreds of patents are filed every month by San Diego companies and it’s no surprise Qualcomm Inc. often accounts for the lion’s share of applications. During the 30-day period from Oct. 10 to Nov. 10, the technology giant was issued 221 patents.
TECH: GoShare App Provides Access to Vehicles for Hauling
Shaun Savage faced a classic square-peg-in-a-round-hole dilemma: trying to fit a big-screen television from Costco into his Mazda 6 sports sedan.
RETAIL: Del Mar Location to Compete With Whole Foods
When Encino-based Gelson’s Markets opens next month in Del Mar, with its first-ever San Diego County store, it will be going head-to-head against its biggest competition for high-end grocery shopping dollars — Whole Foods Market, located directly across the street.
MARKETING: Company On Fast Growth Curve With Outsourced Visuals
Rick Enrico, founder and CEO of SlideGenius, didn’t set out to create a company that specializes in creating visuals, but his talent for designing PowerPoint presentations gradually drew him into the field.
Before drugmakers can develop new products, they first need to get their hands on groundbreaking science. For this, they depend on discoverers and inventors, whose job it is to dig up ideas that can translate to new therapies. That’s Ron Evans, and his discoveries have made millionaires of many.
Scripps Health is expanding its range of services in San Diego County by opening clinics in office buildings.
Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego has opened its recently completed new $40 million science facility, a project that included related renovations at the Christian university.
San Diego Miramar College is opening a $34 million science building addition to its campus.
Businesses in San Diego and throughout the United States are positioning themselves to compete with the rest of the world. As they prepare to face the challenges of a global marketplace, companies are seeking employees with a unique set of competencies. Corporations are searching for individuals who possess the skills to successfully navigate a diverse international terrain.
Heather Riley, a partner at Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP, is the new president of the San Diego County Bar Association. Riley is awesome.