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Canned Wine Stacks Up Against the Competition

Local Wineries See Advantages, But For Now, Fiscal, Size Realities Dilute Their EnthusiasmNico Roulston, owner of the Candied Apple Café in Julian known for its breakfast options and barbecue dishes, says he doesn’t serve his customers anything but wine in a can these days.

Rosé Continues to Be a Rising Star For Local Wineries

WINERIES: Millennial Palates and Good Prices Help Push Wine’s Sales

In the last several years, rosé has risen in popularity among wine drinkers nationally. Despite being a newer and smaller market compared with its California-based counterparts like Sonoma County, Napa Valley and the Central Coast, San Diego is capitalizing on the trend.

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Endeavor Hires Producers to Open Right Doors For New Bank

BANKING: Despite Good Economy, De Novo Banks Face Challenges

The ranks of the post-recession crop of aspiring de novo banks are thinning, but the headcount at San Diego’s Endeavor Bank is expanding roughly two years ahead of schedule to accommodate bankers looking to join the new venture.

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Active M&A Scene Finds Good Target in Local RIA

ACQUISITION: L.A. Firm Gets Greater SoCal Presence With Donnelly Purchase

A $3.6 billion registered investment advisor (RIA) in Los Angeles run by two native San Diegans has acquired Donnelly Wealth Advisors (DWA), a San Diego-based firm with $405 million in assets under management.

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Shuttle Service Addresses Problems of Congestion, Climate

SERVICE: Company Set To Add Three More Vehicles By Next Month

FRED, the shuttle service that provides free rides around downtown, hasn’t seen any impacts to its ridership since the rise of the “dockless” bikes and e-scooters in the area since earlier this year.

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Office, Multifamily and Even Retail in Demand Downtown

PROPERTY: Startup and Food Scene Join Multifamily In Driving More Development

Downtown San Diego’s commercial real estate market was booming in the first quarter of this year, building on a trend that shows few signs of easing.

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Park 12’s Opening

Downtown’s Latest High-End Apartments Have Room for Less Affluent Renters as Well

For those for whom the sky is the limit with the means to get there, San Diego’s latest luxury apartment complex — Park 12 — has just the thing: A top floor penthouse apartment.

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Transforming The Waterfront

DEVELOPMENT: Persistence Is Set To Pay Off as Pacific Gateway Readies To Break Ground on Massive Project

On June 1 it begins — the $1.5 billion transformation of a 12 acre-chunk of the downtown San Diego waterfront that’s been 12-years in the making.

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Class B Properties Earn a B-Plus in Eyes of Many Tenants

PROPERTY: Downtown Renters Seek Urban Feel That Comes at Lower Rent

Funky, older office buildings are the hot property of the day, especially in downtown San Diego where they are attracting more interest than some of the newer office towers.

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Law Firm Readies for Role In Age of Autonomous Cars

Product Liability Becomes Focus, Legal Services May Be a Bigger Market Than They Are Today

Embracing an emerging field of law, the Tyson & Mendes civil litigation firm has launched a practice aimed at defending the insurers and manufacturers of self-driving cars.

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Plenty of Legal Issues Come With Endless Possibilities of AI

INNOVATION: Potential For Abuses Is Huge as Machines Make Decisions

In the near future, attorneys and the court system will be challenged to sort out who is liable when products equipped with artificial intelligence cause harm to persons or property.

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Corporate Skills Are Up for the Tasks in the Volunteer World

Businesses Encourage Employees to Give Back Effectively to the Community Using Their Skill Sets

A long list of big and small corporations in town have engaged social responsibility departments.

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