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Report Spotlights Impact of Blue Economy

BLUETECH: Despite COVID, Sector Saw 163% Job Growth

Even amongst strong and diverse sectors like biotech, pharma and tourism, San Diego’s blue economy is a pillar of prosperity in the region, and one that is growing quickly.

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California Cuisine and Much More at InsideOUT

Catering to Hillcrest’s ‘In’ and ‘Out’ Crowd

Native San Diegan Paris Quion, who started her career in the Hillcrest LGBTQ community as an entertainer and volunteer, is now general manager of one of the area’s top restaurants.

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$32.5M Bird Rock Home Adapts Las Vegas Style to Coastal Site

REAL ESTATE: ‘Ora’ is a Work of Living Art

A Las Vegas design and development firm has brought its Vegas-style with a wide-open look and feel to San Diego with a cliff-side waterfront home listed for a gasp-worthy price of $32.5 million.

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Friendly Hills Bank Expands Executive Team

On May 17, Friendly Hills Bank (FHB) announced it is bolstering its executive suite with a spate of new hires.

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Clairemont Mesa Apartment Complex Sold

A Clairemont apartment complex has been sold for $21.7 million. Named Elivia, the complex at 5385 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. was acquired by Equity Street Capital.

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Aspen Neuroscience Raises $147.5M in Series B Round

BIOTECH: Starting Clinical Trial for Parkinson’s Stem Cell Therapy

San Diego-based Aspen Neuroscience, Inc. announced a Series B financing round of $147.5 million on May 9 to further advance its treatment of Parkinson’s disease using autologous stem cell therapies.

Webcor Expanding San Diego Operations

REAL ESTATE: Developer Tabs Cecilia Kucharski as New Area GM

Webcor is making a drive to reenergize its presence in the San Diego County commercial real estate development market with the appointment of Cecilia Kucharski as vice president and general manager in charge of the San Diego Division.

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CB Therapeutics on the Move

REAL ESTATE: Biotech Builds New 16K SF Headquarters

The story of a successful company starting out in someone’s garage has become so hackneyed it’s hard to believe anymore. Believe it in the case of CB Therapeutics.

Comic Book Store Stays ‘Super’ Busy with Loyal Customer Base

Comickaze’s Sells Hot Commodities

When the COVID-19 pandemic threatened the livelihood of myriad businesses throughout San Diego County in early 2020, locals came to the rescue of one of San Diego’s iconic comic book stores.

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OC Firm Eyes SD Life Science Market

Luminous Capital Management based in Irvine in partnership with Virtus Real Estate Capital has acquired a Carlsbad industrial building in the Carlsbad Research Center with plans to renovate it for life science use.

Palomar Ranked Among Top Spine Surgery Hospitals

Palomar Medical Center Escondido ranks among the top 5 in California for spine surgery according to a new analysis released by Healthgrades, a leading resource that connects consumers, physician and health systems.

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RICK Engineering's Brian Mooney Honored

Mooney has been with RICK Engineering since 2015.

Chula Vista Industrial Building Sold

A Chula Vista industrial building and car wash have been sold for $4.6 million.

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Black Tie Gala Nets $1M for Father Joe’s

SDBJ Insider

Father Joe’s Villages’ signature black-tie event raised more than $1 million last week, a first for the annual gala, which benefits critical programs and services for children and families experiencing homelessness in San Diego.

Tea for More Than Just Two

PARU Tea Brews Up Special Blends in Point Loma as Well as La Jolla

If you’re a fan of beverages that go beyond merely offering hydration, and you like the idea of sustainable practices, local business owners Amy Truong and Lani Gobaleza just may be – and have – your cup of tea.

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The Forum in Carlsbad Gains New Retailers as Market Rebounds

The Forum shopping center in Carlsbad has several new tenants indicative of what has been a remarkable recovery for San Diego County’s retail sector.

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Q&A: Ric Militi Keeps Growing His ‘Anti-Agency’

MEDIA: InnoVision Rolls Out New Hispanic Division; Notches 110% Growth

As he celebrates a decade in business and rolls out a new Hispanic division, InnoVision Founder and CEO Ric Militi is the calm in the eye of the creative storm. Or at least he tries to be.

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Castillo Named CEO at the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank

Casey Castillo has been named the new CEO at the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank. The Food Bank’s board of directors announced the appointment on Monday.

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Nominate Now - LGBTQ+ Leaders of Influence 2022

Nomination Deadline: June 6, 2022

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The San Diego Foundation Rallies to Support Working Parents

NONPROFITS: Taking A Closer Look at San Diego’s Childcare Needs

Two reports commissioned by local nonprofit The San Diego Foundation and shared in April shed light on a continuing challenge for working parents: How to best navigate in an era in which the affordability and availability of childcare in San Diego County is a growing challenge.

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