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Urban Winery Finds Sustainable Way to Serve Its Wines

WINERY: Using New Device, Reusable Growlers Are Filled From Barrels

One urban winery in San Diego has found success taking a page out of the craft beer industry’s playbook.

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S.D. Wine Sector Is Its Own Blend of Businesses

From Vineyards to Urban Wineries, Local Producers Cultivate Good Reputation

Bring up California wine, and few think first of San Diego. Well, some Southern Californians may. But the association is likely attributable to geographic confusion: Temecula, the wine region in southwestern Riverside County, is often mistakenly believed to be in San Diego County.

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MiraCosta to Meet Cos.’ Demand With Biomanufacturing Degree

EDUCATION: Pioneering Community College Offering Is Employment Centered

A first-of-its-kind bachelor’s degree at MiraCosta College is preparing students for the manufacturing side of biotech with the goal of bolstering the region’s homegrown workforce.

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Tech Tackles Growing Problems for Farmers

Farmer’s High-Tech Irrigation System Shows Necessity of Innovation to Compete

When Kurt Bantle bought a 12.5-acre avocado grove in 2011, he envisioned farming as a nice contrast to his day job as a wireless testing expert. He also saw business potential.

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New Bank Waits… And Waits

With Risks in Mind, FDIC Takes It Time

Four letters stand between San Diego and the establishment of the region’s first new commercial bank in nearly a decade: FDIC. The proposed Endeavor Bank, which received state approval from the California Department of Business Oversight in March and approval for its stock offering circular in July, is waiting for the Federal Deposit Insurance Commission’s OK to open its doors.

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Inertia Remains a Powerful Force

Despite Awareness of Importance, Exit Planning Elusive to Local Business Owners

Ashish Jariwala, managing director at San Diego-based investment banking firm PierCap Partners, wasn’t planning to join his family’s business, which made texturized dyed yarn.

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Cool Perks Are Icing on The ‘Coworking Cake’

Now that we got the serious considerations out of the way, it’s time to give the perks some attention.

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Coworking: What Will Work for Your Startup?

This Checklist Can Guide You On Search for the Right Site

As local coworking spaces compete for new tenants, some facilities are offering sweet perks such as in-office hot tubs and kombucha on tap to help fill desks. But when deciding on a coworking space to call home, should perks be a determining factor?

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North City Looks to Check All The Boxes in Smart Growth

PROPERTY: Project Creates Urban-Style Hub With Diverse Elements More than 25 years after the opening of California State University San Marcos, the city is now seeing elements of a long-sought “colleg

More than 25 years after the opening of California State University San Marcos, the city is now seeing elements of a long-sought “college town’’ come together near state Route 78.

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Getting There: The Golden Triangle

Massive Development Is Shaping a Transit-Friendly Employment Hub While Testing Commuters’ Patience

As San Diego braces for potentially more gridlock in the already congested Golden Triangle area — fueled by dozens of public and private construction projects moving forward over the next five years — the consensus among local commercial real estate brokers is that patience will be rewarded in the long run.

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Those Software-Engineer Dollars Do Well in S.D. Comparatively

ECONOMY: ‘Real Earnings’ Locally Top San Francisco, L.A.

San Diego doesn’t have the most software engineering job openings in the nation. The ones it has, however, are definitely worth grabbing.

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The Myths of Cloud Computing

Figuring Out the True Costs, Risks And Complexities of the Cloud

Cloud computing is awash in myths and assumptions. The technology — which goes by the name “Software as a Service” or other names — is still poorly understood in many quarters.

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