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Two Thumbs Up For Innovative New Infrastructure

We need it, maybe we don’t No. 1: The Cross-Border Xpress in Otay Mesa opens Dec. 9.

Users Conserve Water But Will Still Get Soaked

While the term “PR disaster” often is applied to scandals or crisis situations, the most interesting public relations cases are the slowest-moving ones. Sometimes, they play out like the cruise ship heading for the iceberg — there seems like plenty of time to make course corrections, and sometimes a desperate move avoids disaster, but sometimes the obstacles below the surface are too vast to avoid or the captain isn’t up to the challenge of avoiding a collision. But enough about the Chargers.

Executive Pay At Tri-City May Be on the Ballot

The ongoing contract impasse between Tri-City Medical Center and the SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West could lead to a first for San Diego County: A ballot initiative on executive pay.

Searching For a Creative Office Atmosphere

Observations from a recent panel discussion at Bosa Development’s Rethink Downtown exhibit: The topic was rethinking the way we work. Serena Bazzi, art director at tech company Zeeto, talked about how the company’s open office floor plan and numerous perks are designed to create a family feel. You name the perk, and Zeeto probably has it, from free meals to happy hours and even massages and haircuts in the office.

This Chicken Should Soar In Popularity

Talk about a recipe for success: fast casual in a high-traffic, trendy spot with a menu that fills a void in the in the guilty pleasure/comfort food category.That would be The Crack Shack, a walk-up fried chicken and eggs restaurant opening next week in Little Italy. Mike Rosen and chef/partner Richard Blais are opening the restaurant at Juniper Street and Kettner Boulevard. There is no shortage of people willing to indulge in a well-prepared, freshly cooked piece of fried chicken;the Crack Shack will be a huge hit.

Proposing A Virtual Toast To Virtual Galas

Charitable donations have remained at about 2 percent of the U.S. GDP for decades. This presents the nonprofit sector with a classic dilemma — attempts to do something differently to grow overall giving come with a risk of losing share of market.

Did Mansion Have Popcorn Ceilings or What?

You don’t find bargains like this every day. A contemporary mansion perched atop Paint Mountain in Escondido recently shattered the city’s record sale price when it sold for $5.5 million. The previous high sale price in Escondido was $2.8 million. But the Paint Mountain home had been listed for as much as $12.5 million.

A Little Mystery in Her Life Sciences Success Story

One of San Diego’s brightest life science stars has gone into stealth mode. Tina Nova has left her senior executive position with Illumina to become President and CEO of a new company in San Diego. She won’t divulge its name, only that it is focused on molecular diagnosis of organ-specific diseases in blood.

Hop Star Silva Left His Mark On Beer Scene

Sometimes the talent does leave San Diego. Brewmaster Chuck Silva, whose arrival in 2004 coincided with the beginning of Green Flash Brewing Co.’s growth to the fourth-largest craft brewer in the county, has resigned to start Silva Brewing Co.. He and his wife, Mary Jo, will be building an operation in or nearby his hometown of San Luis Obispo.

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Sake Makers Hope Their Craft Will Catch On

Keldon Warwick Premuda and Josh Hembree have opened a craft brewery in Mira Mesa, but they are not making beer.

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