SDBJ WEEKLY EDITION
Sen. John McCain has proposed an amendment that would eliminate the Jones Act.
Barrio Logan College Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to helping disadvantaged families prepare their children for college, is receiving 25 desktop and 25 notebook PCs from Hewlett-Packard Development Co. L.P. as part of its continued seven-year partnership with BLCI.
Recently, I was treated to a tour of The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe by Bob Jackson, who is the director of real estate for the 540-acre exclusive enclave.
Fugro Pelagos Inc., a Dutch company with San Diego ties, is applying its tech skills to unravel one of the biggest mysteries of 2014: the location of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
MEDICINE: Health Record Systems Have Many Vulnerable Points
As patient information begins to flow electronically from hospitals to clinics, health care providers and patients are increasingly at risk of being targeted by hackers and criminals.
MEDICINE: Providers Look For Secure, Effective Ways To Share Medical Records
Imagine a health care system with a central hub that collects all of a patient’s information: lab reports, allergies, prescriptions, doctor’s notes, sensitivities, and all the diet, exercise and lifestyle data collected by wearable and medical devices.
PROPERTY: Affordable Housing Project’s Costs Likely to Top $50M
Chelsea Investment Corp. has acquired and developed dozens of affordable housing projects since its 1992 founding, including several senior-focused apartment projects in San Diego County.
Susan Salka sits across from me, surveying the room with an easy smile.
WORKFORCE: All Its Operations to Be Folded Into AT&T’s Aio
Cricket Wireless, the prepaid wireless carrier now owned by AT&T, vacated its former headquarters in Kearny Mesa last month.
TECH: Apps Give Agents Better Exposure, Anonymity to Buyers
There are numerous tools and services available to consumers who want to check out a local restaurant or research buying a car. Those digital marketplaces are far different than they were 10 years ago.
It appears 2014 was a great year for San Diego tourism, with an increase in visitors of about 2 percent to almost 34 million and an increase in visitor spending of almost 10 percent.
San Diego-based BioNano Genomics Inc., a genome-mapping device company, has raised $68.5 million in financing, according to a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
TRANSPORT: Vehicles Will Be 2014 Model, Replacing 2010 Cars
Car-sharing company Car2Go N.A. LLC announced that its more than 30,000 San Diego members would have access to a new electric smart fleet starting last week.
FINANCE: Company Defends Snapdragon Touting Its Many Users
Shares of Qualcomm Inc. fell more than 11 percent into the $62 range on Jan. 29 as the company reported record revenue and increased earnings for its first quarter — but cut its forecast for the second half of the year.
RETAIL: Aim Is to Bolster Presence in Newer Markets
The name of Annex Brands Inc. also describes a key strategy that CEO Jack Lentz has deployed over the past decade — acquiring other franchised companies — to navigate the increasingly competitive packing and shipping services industry.
PROPERTY: Space Absorption Highest It’s Been Since 2006
When San Diego-based Westcore Properties recently paid $17 million for a large industrial building on the grounds of March Air Reserve Base near Riverside, it was betting on continued recovery in 2015 for Southern California’s overall manufacturing-and-distribution climate.
FINANCE: Firm’s Database Aims to Inform Investors
Six years after its start, BrightScope, a San Diego software company focused on the financial services industry, is no longer just rating retirement plans.
RETAIL: Techies Take a Shine to Lasers, Find a Niche
BlissLights Inc.’s first success wasn’t in the consumer space.
Land planning in San Diego must have integrity.
Lots of news at Higgs Fletcher & Mack. Loren Freestone, AnneElise Goetz and Jason Ross were recently promoted to partner. Their promotions bring the organization’s partner total to 49.
A move afoot in Washington, D.C., has the potential to disrupt business at General Dynamics Nassco.
The San Diego Center for Jewish Culture is presenting the San Diego Jewish Film Festival’s 25th Silver Anniversary.
President Obama’s State of the Union address Jan. 20 teased the federal launch of an initiative that could provide a huge financial boost to San Diego’s genomics industry.
The upcoming exit by the U.S. General Services Administration from a downtown San Diego office tower could be cause for at least some temporary nervousness for the building’s owners and investors.
WORKSPACE: Retrofits Growing in Popularity To Attract, Retain Tenants
Now that the economy is improving, owners of older commercial buildings in San Diego County are looking for ways to make their properties more attractive to tenants.
HOUSING: Downtown Land-Use Constraints Drive Creative Approaches
During the worst days of the recession, there was little work for San Diego architects, but that has changed in recent months, leading some firms to begin hiring in preparation for a busy year ahead.
With New Construction Sluggish, Improving Economy Leads to Absorption, Higher Rents
Health care and education not only continued to fuel much of the San Diego region’s innovation economy in 2014, but they also were the primary drivers of big new construction projects.
SPORTS: Broadcast Shows Some of the Area’s Inviting Charms
Next week’s Farmers Insurance Open Tournament at Torrey Pines Golf Course, featuring two of the sport’s best players, Tiger Woods and local resident Phil Mickelson, should draw well over 40 million viewers to the CBS broadcast over the final two days, said Peter Ripa, the tournament director and executive director of the Century Club, the nonprofit sponsor for the event.
Among the new proposals touted last week by President Obama to boost the nation’s middle class were free tuition for community colleges, expanding paid sick leave, and giving working families tax breaks.
HEALTH: Financing Should Help With U.S. Approval Process
The founding team of multibillion-dollar medical device maker DexCom Inc. is working on a new project that may offer an alternative to stomach-stapling surgeries.