SDBJ WEEKLY EDITION
HEALTH: Escondido Facility Losing $20M; Board to Decide June 24
Palomar Health may close its downtown Escondido hospital, the board announced.
Physics Girl is going to be in the spotlight at the U.S. News & World Report STEM Solutions National Leadership Conference at the San Diego Convention Center on June 29-July 1.
PROPERTY: Big Projects Coming to Booming Area
The city of San Diego has scheduled a June 30 public meeting that will formally kick off the long-delayed process of updating the Mission Valley community plan, which hasn’t been significantly revised in 30 years.
TECH: Co.’s Method Can Safely Detect Contraband
Decision Sciences International Corp. intends to be a player in a high-stakes game of hide-and-seek.
San Diego has much to gain when it comes to doing business with clients beyond our borders. Last Thursday’s passage of the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill provides the political pathway needed for international negotiations to conclude on trade agreements such as the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).
FINANCE: Uncertainties of Currency Keep Others Away
Few banks do business with Bitcoin and other digital currency firms, and even fewer make those relationships public.
GAMES: Card Game Creator Has Challenging Role as an Entrepreneur
A plateful of beets stands between Justin Gary and an ice cream sundae. He eats some, sneaks a couple to the family dog and offloads some on others’ plates when the diners’ heads are turned, racing to be the first to clear his plate.
Try to imagine San Diego without Mission Bay.
New Structures Are Bright, Functional and Efficient
When the San Diego region’s architects and designers set out to create structures that are visually distinctive, creativity must be tempered by practicality.
The Little Caesars Love Kitchen, staffed by an Escondido franchise of Little Caesars Enterprises Inc., stopped by Interfaith Community Services recently with more than 30 pizzas to distribute to the homeless and clients of Interfaith’s housing programs.
PROPERTY: Plans for Block-Long Site Include Retail and Dining
Locally based H.G. Fenton Co. recently began work on The Boulevard, a 165-unit, mixed-use apartment community nearly a decade in the making in what has long been considered a blighted portion of central San Diego.
BitCot Inc., a small startup in San Diego, has won an innovation contest hosted by Santa Cruz electronics giant Plantronics by connecting first responders with car accident victims.
Kiel, Germany and San Diego are two towns with a history of navy ships and smart people. In recent years, the two cities became linked by the legacy of Hermann Anschütz, an inventor and explorer from more than 100 years ago.
DINING: It Offers $9.5M Renovation Plan For Bay-Front Location
Port of San Diego officials say a revised $9.5 million renovation plan for the iconic Anthony’s Fish Grotto makes it a strong contender to remain in the downtown San Diego waterfront spot it’s called home for the past 50 years.
SOFTWARE: Audvi App Translates Text to Talk For Those Who Need It
Ninety-nine percent of the time, the first entry on a person’s LinkedIn profile is a profession.
The Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine and Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. have established a $10 million, five-year Innovation Alliance to identify translational research and proof-of-concept projects for therapeutics.
EDUCATION: Goal Is to Teach Effective Leadership, Fundraising
National University and its Sanford Institute of Philanthropy have partnered with The San Diego Foundation to advance a certificate program that serves the region’s many nonprofits through specialized training, the university announced.
EDUCATION: He Brings Extensive Private Sector Experience
Jim Hamerly has been named dean of the College of Business Administration at California State University, San Marcos. His appointment was effective June 1.
The bipartisan logic trotted out in 2010 in favor of Proposition 14 — which created open primaries — was that it would result in more moderate candidates being elected to the state Legislature.
TOURISM: Cities Are Dealing With Airbnb Trend
As San Diego and other U.S. cities debate how to address neighborhood complaints related to short-term vacation rentals, operators of the most-used online booking site are supportive of a new Carlsbad law that limits those rentals to the city’s coastal zone.
LEADERSHIP: New CEO Is an Admired Insider
The Port of San Diego has chosen its next leader from within, tapping Randa J. Coniglio to be its executive director, president and CEO.
LEADERSHIP: C-Suite Shakeups Hit Local Scene
A corner of San Diego’s life science cluster is experiencing an unexpected executive shuffle, with several C-suites reorganizing under new leadership.
EVENTS: Padres Score As Game Plan for Petco Goes Beyond Baseball
Sold-out concerts by the Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney, along with the addition of Supercross and Monster Jam shows, are buoying Petco Park’s status as a premier venue and putting the Padres on track this year to collect record special-events revenues.
CA BOTANA International Inc. is a San Diego-based company of 25 employees that is involved in the research, development and manufacturing of advanced natural skin care products.
Grossmont Hospital Foundation raised more than $422,000 for Sharp Grossmont Hospital at the 31st Annual Grossmont Hospital Invitational Golf Tournament at Sycuan Resort and Casino.
This custom, oceanfront home on the boardwalk in Mission Beach was designed by renowned architect Ken Ronchetti. The curvilinear design is a fresh take on the idea of a beach residence.
BIOTECH: The Company Specializes in Forensics, Diagnostics
Diomics Inc. announced recently that Stephen Slick, a former CIA clandestine service senior official, has joined the company’s board of directors.
FINANCE: Co. Puts 45% in Alternatives as Hedge for Bad Times
For decades, the basic makeup of an investment strategy has been 60 percent stocks and 40 percent bonds. Investors looking to further diversify might put up to 10 percent into so-called alternative investments that didn’t correlate to stock returns, including commodities, private equity or even artwork.
INVEST: Financial Advisors Increasingly Address Interests and Situations of Women Clients
Fewer than half of the women in a recent Morgan Stanley survey said they worked with a financial advisor, and most of those who did reported their advisor misunderstood or neglected them.
SERVICE: Co. Finds Air Conditioning Is In Demand on the Coast
Carini Heating and Air Conditioning, a family owned and operated business, has found success in its short history by learning digital marketing, providing good service and offering innovative products that provide high energy efficiency.