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In Case of Success Break Glass

LEADERSHIP: In a Time of Solid Ceilings, These 2 Women Shattered StereotypesIn a recent study conducted by The Center for Women’s Business Research, with support from Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and the National Women’s Business Council, the economic impact of the estimated 8 million U.S. majority women-owned businesses is $3 trillion.

By Marion Webb July 3, 2014 3:05 p.m.   $$ Share

Tapping the Potential for Innovation With Water

Where is the Silicon Valley of water?

You Really Don't Need the Sign to Know You're in Elfin Forest

Less than a mile or so from the densely populated community of San Elijo Hills is Elfin Forest.

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Executive Q&A: Joe Greenblatt, Sunrise Management

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.

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Social Impact

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.

Couple Receive Humanitarian Award for Service to Children

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.

Multifamily Is Still Sitting Pretty as Vacancy Rate Hits 3.59%

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.

Testing Begins on General Atomics’ New Catapult for Carriers

Steam’s days are numbered, at least when it comes to shooting an aircraft off a carrier deck.

Mission Federal Makes Business Lending Gains, Aims for More

Mission Federal Credit Union is doing more small business lending these days and plans to expand that line.

Aethlon Makes 1st U.S. Shipment Of Ebola Therapy

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.

City Scores on NCAA Bid, Loses on America’s Cup Races

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.

App Lets Exercisers Get Their Music and Movement in Sync

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.

State’s Life Sciences Lead in Funding, Job Creation

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.

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Investors Back BioNano’s Big Picture Approach

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.

Law Firm’s First Incubator Class Judged a Success

The startup/incubator note of the week focuses on Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP. That’s right, a law firm.

Changes Should Boost Chinese Tourism

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.

Downtown Shuttle Is Missing Link for Many

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.

Navy Plans $800M Site For SEALs in Coronado

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.

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Healing Forces

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?

Businesses Need Active Role in Water Conservation

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.

Human Longevity Gains Access to Major Database

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 Acquires Drew Dealerships

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 Opens Treatment Program

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 Partners With Leading Online Registry

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.

Credit Union and Its Members Rally to Support Rady Children’s

The San Diego County Credit Union recently supported Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego as a sponsor of two special events.

Qualcomm Sees Cloud-Computing Servers as a Target Market

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.

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SDSU Begins Work on $143 Million Mixed-Use Project

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.

Huver Steps Up to Lead Role of San Diego County Bar

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.

Community Banks Feel the Heat From New Regulatory Climate

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 Growing Deposits Through Online Channels

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.

Economic Delegation Brings Home Some Lessons from Abroad

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.