SDBJ WEEKLY EDITION
On the last Friday in January, the annual 2015 count on homeless veterans in San Diego County was 1,381. El Cajon-based nonprofit Crisis House in partnership with the Volunteers of America and funding from the Department of Veteran Affairs is working to permanently house homeless veterans.
It’s hard to beat living on the beach in Carlsbad.
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Talks are in progress on Version 2.0 of One Paseo, and San Diego city officials, as soon as January, could be reviewing a downsized version of the controversial mixed-use development in Carmel Valley.
BIOTECH: Co.’s System Is Looking to Advance Personalized Medicine
A tech startup with a highly experienced leadership team just emerged from stealth mode to launch a cloud computing service for doctors and health systems.
Though their technology is driven by logic, Ed Cox and Dave Keene have a sales pitch that is pure emotion.
BIOTECH: NIH and Defense Department Interested in Invention
For Donovan B. Yeates, building a better mousetrap means building a better medical device.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. has completed the sale of one of its businesses and took steps to pay down its debt, the corporation said.
UTILITY: Deal Is Largest Made With A Federal Entity
The U.S. Navy said that it has inked a landmark agreement with Sempra U.S. Gas & Power that constitutes the largest purchase of renewable energy ever made by a federal entity.
BIOTECH: Goal Is Is to Be Operational By the End of 2016
NuVasive Inc., a leading medical device company in San Diego, announced that it will expand its manufacturing operations with the intent to hire hundreds of new employees.
If you aren’t convinced of the notion that businesses need to be agile and move quickly to adapt to a more segmented and specialized world, look no further than the fate of the iconic law firm Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps.
TECH: Co. Says Going to Court Was Not a Workable Option
Technology Integration Group is free from a two-year specter of federal indictment and trying to rehabilitate customer relations after prosecutors said this month the computer systems designer paid $10.5 million to end potential criminal and civil claims that TIG overcharged a federal laboratory for Dell computers.
ECONOMY: Solutions Sought; Workforce Can’t Afford S.D.
Thirteen years ago, San Diego City Council declared the city was suffering from a housing emergency, with less than 25 percent of families able to afford a median-priced home, then worth $379,000.
ENERGY: Obama Plan Helps, But State Role More Impactful
President Obama introduced a bevy of initiatives this month to promote clean-energy growth in America’s homes and on its rooftops.
PROPERTY: Irvine Puts Best Features Forward as It Bets Big on Spec Office
Irvine Co. apparently is not just welcoming surfers and bicyclists as potential future tenants at One La Jolla Center, its newly completed 15-story, $100 million tower at University Towne Center. There are design touches catering directly to them.
The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Business Forecast fell in July to its lowest point in a year, though the Chamber said the decline from June was statistically insignificant.
Employees of Johnson Controls Inc. in San Diego gave up a Saturday recently to beautify and clean up one of San Diego’s beaches.
San Diego’s favorite organic juice company is partnering with an unexpected beverage giant — Coca-Cola.
MEDICAL: Vetting Of Services Provides Key Information, Safety
South Doctors Inc, a downtown startup focused on medical tourism, is vetting the legitimacy of health care treatments sought across the border.
LEADERSHIP: Entrepreneur Keeps an Eye Out for Opportunity and Helps Others Discover the Business World
Al Darnell Jr. is a serial entrepreneur. In the past decade, he’s started a half-dozen companies, including a cleaning service, a mortgage brokerage and a network of 25-cent gumball machines.
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Vincent J. Bartolotta Jr., founding partner of Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire was recently inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL) at its midyear meeting held last month.
The debate over the role of a future, carrier-launched unmanned aircraft continues at the Pentagon, U.S. Navy Adm. Jonathan Greenert told reporters last week.
Biotech: Stem Cell Therapy Would Repair Damaged Brain Tissue
International Stem Cell Corp. is entering a human clinical trial to test if the company’s patented stem cell line will repair the brains of Parkinson’s patients.
TECH: Possible Markets Include Medicine, Oil, And Semiconductors
In a scene from detective fiction, the hero jumps into a taxicab, points a finger toward the windshield, and says three words that we all know are coming: “Follow that car.”
Medical device maker NuVasive Inc. announced that Johnson Lai has been appointed chief information officer.
PHILANTHROPY: Geppert to Lead Search As Group’s Interim CEO
The Challenged Athletes Foundation, a San Diego-based organization that provides opportunities and support to people with physical challenges worldwide, announced two major leadership changes.
GIVING: STEM Initiative Will Establish 6 Facilities to Support Military Families
Raytheon Co. announced plans to fund a “Center of Innovation” at the Boys & Girls Clubs of South County as part of wider effort to support children in military families.
Suja Life’s new partnership with the Coca-Cola Co. is intriguing on many fronts (See Page 8).
TRAVEL: Terminal 1 Plans, Access Upgrades Considered
The recent $1 billion wave of improvements at San Diego International Airport boosted sustainability, streamlined vehicle traffic and security, and significantly upgraded concession offerings at Terminal 2 West.