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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.

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Crisis House’s Goal Is to House All the Homeless Veterans

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.

Old Carlsbad Delivers a Bouquet of Beauty and Charms

It’s hard to beat living on the beach in Carlsbad.

CYBER CHAMPS: Mike Davis CEO/CISO, ACMEcyber College/Degree: MSEE - Electrical Engineering

What do you like about doing business in San Diego?

New One Paseo Proposal Cuts Down on Retail, Office Space

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.

Big Data Meets Patient Data to Create a Complete Care Picture

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.

EveryStory Lets You Share Both the Telling and the Tales Online

Though their technology is driven by logic, Ed Cox and Dave Keene have a sales pitch that is pure emotion.

Inventor’s Device Aims for Better Way to Get Medicine to Lungs

BIOTECH: NIH and Defense Department Interested in Invention

For Donovan B. Yeates, building a better mousetrap means building a better medical device.

Kratos Sells Division For $260M

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.

Navy, Sempra Sign Landmark Deal for Solar

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.

NuVasive Seeks Site for Manufacturing Facility

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.

Legal Community Learns Lessons of Lean Operations

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.

Settlement Allows TIG To Refocus on Clients

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.

Housing Crisis Hurts At Home and Work

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.

PUC Policy Looms Over Solar Horizon

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.

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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.

Business Confidence Falls Slightly in July, Chamber Reports

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.

O.B. Gets Some TLC From a Co.’s Employees and a Nonprofit

Employees of Johnson Controls Inc. in San Diego gave up a Saturday recently to beautify and clean up one of San Diego’s beaches.

Suja Life LLC Decides That ‘Things Go Better With Coke’

San Diego’s favorite organic juice company is partnering with an unexpected beverage giant — Coca-Cola.

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Co. Acts as Patients’ Guide for Medical Tourism to Mexico

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.

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Looking For A Venture

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.

CYBER CHAMPS: Scott Maxwell SVP, Chief IT Security Officer, San Diego County Credit Union

What do you like about doing business in San Diego?

Attorney’s Command in the Courtroom Earns Recognition

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.

Top Admiral Says Navy’s UCLASS Drone Decision Still Up in Air

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.

Planned Clinical Trial for Parkinson’s Treatment Would be a First

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.

Company Takes on Big Job Of Measuring Nanoparticles

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.”

NuVasive Names Lai to CIO Position

Medical device maker NuVasive Inc. announced that Johnson Lai has been appointed chief information officer.

CAF Makes Leadership Changes, Will Add CEO

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.

Raytheon to Fund a Local Center of Innovation

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.

Distribution Proves Key to Delivering Successful Growth

Suja Life’s new partnership with the Coca-Cola Co. is intriguing on many fronts (See Page 8).

Airport Moves On to Next Big Ticket Items

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.