SDBJ WEEKLY EDITION
My search of the phrase “work/life balance” showed it was first used in the United Kingdom sometime in the 1970s.
PROPERTY: South And North Counties See Industrial Demand
Conditions vary by neighborhood, but rising tenant and investor demand in an improving economy continues to move fundamentals generally in favor of commercial real estate landlords in San Diego County.
PROPERTY: The I-15 Corridor Gives Businesses Access to Favorable and Employee Friendly Locations
San Diego’s Interstate 15 corridor has quietly emerged as a major center of office leasing, office purchase and office development for numerous industries, due in part to the area’s relatively lower housing prices and easier commutes.
Dean Spanos, owner of the San Diego Chargers, announced that his two sons will be the football teams new presidents.
With children and animal ambassadors looking on, philanthropist Denny Sanford unveiled the new San Diego Zoo Kids Channel Theatre. The theatre, located at the Zoo’s Elephant Odyssey habitat, allows guests to enjoy the broadcast programming currently available at 10 children’s hospitals and Ronald McDonald Houses across the U.S.
Tillster has chosen San Diego-based Gimbal Inc. to soup up its software for fast-food and casual dining restaurants. Financial terms of the partnership were not disclosed.
PROPERTY: Lightner Calls for Compromise On Less-Dense Version
San Diego City Council has voted unanimously to repeal its February approval of the controversial One Paseo mixed-use project in Carmel Valley, as developer Kilroy Realty Corp. and community opponents work out details on a scaled-down version that officials can review at a later date.
PROPERTY: Second Condo Tower Is Also Planned for Nearby
There’s no sign yet of a return to the early-2000s boom times for downtown San Diego’s high-rise condominium construction market.
MEDICINE: They Can Make Aggressive Cuts, Pursue Other Avenues
Those in the science business must learn to roll with the punches when clinical trials flop, especially when the companies are public, and the failures are broadcast on a global stage, industry veterans said.
SOFTWARE: Service Also Streamlines the Appointment Process
Ajit Viswanathan thinks he sees an opening on the fast-changing playing field of health care.
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute will collaborate with Eli Lilly and Co. to develop immunological therapies, the companies announced.
PRODUCTION: Local Survey Finds Other Sectors Less Affected
San Diego businesses remained generally optimistic in April, according to a survey from the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, though nearly half of manufacturers polled predicted that impending water use restrictions would cause them to lose revenue or cut jobs.
SPORTS: Chargers to Review the Options For $1.1B Stadium
A mayoral task force’s recently announced plan to finance a new $1.1 billion San Diego Chargers stadium makes a compelling case for the Mission Valley site, but raises questions regarding long-term maintenance costs, according to an analysis by National University System Institute for Policy Research.
The indirect costs of water and the drought will become clearer to San Diego County businesses.
TECH: From Fee Change to Amazon Deal, Co. Is Flexible
TakeLessons.com launched in 2007 as a way for music teachers to find students and offer classes at their studios or homes.
THEATER: Local Opening Part of Trend Of High-End Amenities
San Diego County movie theaters are increasingly going upscale, with operator Reading International Inc. joining the fray by converting its Carmel Mountain Ranch location to an affiliated luxury brand known as Angelika Film Center & Café.
FINANCE: Appreciation Is Determining Factor in Profits
Homeowners with most of their equity tied up in their house often turn to home equity lines of credit or reverse mortgages to get cash for retirement, start new businesses or do expensive renovations.
TECH: Vforum’s Versatility, Vigilance Are Selling Points
It was originally meant for sailors at sea, but some locally developed video training technology has left the confines of the big gray ship.
WORKFORCE: Critics Say Program Undercuts Citizens
The growing demand for highly skilled foreign workers in biotech and information technology is rekindling debate about the motivation driving companies to hire foreign talent.
PROPERTY: Development, Preservation Included in Plan
Carlsbad voters could eventually be deciding the fate of plans to turn 203 acres near Interstate 5 of former strawberry fields into an open-space preserve with retail elements.
EDUCATION: College’s Programs Try to Provide A Skilled Workforce
Six students huddled around a set of small boxes in a dark MiraCosta College classroom. Each of the boxes projected a rainbow of light, part of an optics lab to train potential engineers.
While the first Trade Promotion Authority cloture vote to place a 30-hour time limit on consideration of the bill failed in the Senate last Tuesday, the second vote passed on Thursday.
If you haven’t been to Oceanside lately it’s time to take a trip to check it out.
FINANCE: Local Cos. On Big Growth Curve With Financial Services
As recently as 10 years ago, few companies would give much thought to entrusting their financial services to an outsider.
The San Diego County Bar Association wants us to be civil.
To get more books into the hands of children, United Way of San Diego County has launched its fourth annual Summer Reading Book Drive through May, providing bilingual summer reading for economically disadvantaged San Diego children up to age 8.
FINANCE: Companies Turn to Consulting Firms For the Expertise Needed to Expand and Thrive
As San Diego businesses reach for international markets, roll out new product lines or get ready to be sold, the accounting management consulting firms that cater to them are experiencing healthy revenues and looking to expand.
If anybody knows the sometimes queasy feelings induced by rapid industry change being faced by some commercial real estate professionals (see the Cushman & Wakefield-DTZ merger), it’s the people in the business rodeo known as the newspaper industry.
When Kurt Chilcott thinks about Stone Brewing, he remembers the loan he helped the craft brewer get from the Small Business Administration to create a production facility and restaurant in Escondido.
The Qualcomm Institute is launching a new innovation space at the University of California, San Diego with the capacity to house 15 to 20 seed-stage startups.