SDBJ WEEKLY EDITION
Where is the Silicon Valley of water?
Less than a mile or so from the densely populated community of San Elijo Hills is Elfin Forest.
As Title 24 continues to evolve and shape new building construction in California — the latest requirements went into effect July 1 — the complex and varied ownership structures and resident profiles in the multifamily world have made achieving sustainable energy and conservation practices far more challenging.
GREEN: As Costs Plummet, Noble Sees Growing Uses for Innovative Building Material
A San Diego based company has turned cardboard, dryer lint, paper — and occasionally even cow pies — into a building material that is lighter and more versatile than its wood, plastic and aluminum predecessors.
Project Concern International, a global health, development, and humanitarian nonprofit based in San Diego, recently honored a few San Diego businesspeople for their outstanding humanitarian work at its 26th annual Hands Across Borders Gala.
As the brokerage company Cassidy Turley noted in a newly issued report, an apartment vacancy rate below 5 percent is considered a landlord’s market.
Steam’s days are numbered, at least when it comes to shooting an aircraft off a carrier deck.
Mission Federal Credit Union is doing more small business lending these days and plans to expand that line.
Aethlon Medical Inc., a San Diego-based medical device company making devices to treat infectious disease and cancer, announced the first shipment of its blood filtration device as a candidate to treat future Ebola virus infections in the United States.
SPORTS: Ball Still in Air For Hosting All-Star Game
The San Diego region chalked up a win to host a major collegiate basketball tournament, lost the chance to host the world’s biggest yachting competition, and made a bid for baseball’s All-Star game.
SOFTWARE: Co. Sees Partnership Possibilities With Sports Apparel Firm
As a runner, Will Turner cares about pace. As a musician, he cares about tempo. And as a businessman, he cares about scale.
California continues to rank at the top of life science-related economic growth, with the industry now producing $101 billion in total revenue, according to a report released last week by the California Healthcare Institute and the consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.
BIOTECH: Its Genomics System Complements Other Cos.’ Short Reads
In an era of personalized medicine, customized gene mapping is crucial for drug developers and researchers to match the right treatments to the right patients — which is why San Diego-based BioNano Genomics Inc. just attracted one of the largest rounds of private financing in the U.S. life sciences sector this year.
The startup/incubator note of the week focuses on Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP. That’s right, a law firm.
TOURISM: Visa Extension, Marketing Efforts Aim for Gains
Local officials are looking to snag a larger share of the fast-growing contingent of Chinese travelers visiting California following a reciprocal agreement reached between the United States and China to significantly extend the duration of tourist visas — making them valid for 10 years instead of one year.
TRANSPORT: Civic Seeks Submittals for New Service
San Diego officials are aiming to create a public transit version of mobile-app-enabled car services like Lyft and Uber, with plans in the works for a downtown shuttle system that could help with nagging issues related to parking availability and pricing.
DEFENSE: Final Decision on 10-Year Project Likely in 2015
The U.S. Navy is eyeing the southern portion of Coronado’s Silver Strand for a 1.5 million-square-foot construction project that will take 10 years to finish, and will mean up to $800 million in business for Navy contractors.
BIOTECH: Local Cos. Bring Innovative Weapons To the Cancer Battlefront
What if we could engineer “killer cells” to wage war on tumors, and then program the little soldiers to seek a specific kill zone?
It is no news that we are in the midst of a drought. However, some observers are calling this a drought of historic proportions, far worse than any we have previously seen.
San Diego-based Human Longevity Inc., a biological data-driven human health technology and cell therapy company, announced a collaborative agreement with King’s College London to access its TwinsUK Registry.
SoCal Penske Dealer Group of Los Angeles has acquired Drew Ford and Drew Hyundai in La Mesa, both part of a family-run dealership company established in 1927, for an undisclosed price.
RecoveryWorks, a new intensive outpatient treatment program for the treatment of alcoholism and addiction, is open and accepting patients, according to its founder, Clark Smith.
Pathway Genomics Corp., a San Diego-based clinical laboratory that offers genetic testing services globally, announced that it has partnered with the Prospective Registry of Multiplex Testing (PROMPT), an online registry for patients who have undergone testing for cancer-causing genetic mutations.
The San Diego County Credit Union recently supported Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego as a sponsor of two special events.
TECH: Company Still Dealing With Problems In China Market
Qualcomm Inc. sees a future in servers for data centers, specifically for cloud computing, the company’s CEO said Nov. 19.
San Diego State University has broken ground on South Campus Plaza, a $143 million mixed-use student housing and retail project slated for completion in fall 2016.
Richard Huver will be sworn in as the San Diego County Bar Association’s president for 2015 on Dec. 5, at the organization’s annual “Stepping Up to the Bar,” holiday celebration.
FINANCE: Being Bigger Becomes More of a Necessity
Smaller, community banks continue to vanish from the national and local landscape, causing some people to speculate they may eventually become extinct.
BofI Federal Bank grew its deposits over the last year by more than $1 billion, but it still has far more loans than deposits, a rarity in the banking world.
ECONOMY: Germany Trip Explores Country’s Workforce Development
Munich in November may not sound inviting, but a delegation from San Diego hopes to glean insights from a recent visit there that will help build this city’s innovation economy.