San Diego Business Journal

News from the police blotter. Local dietary supplement retailer Ultimate Fitness Nutrition Inc. pleaded guilty to four misdemeanors, including the selling of dietary supplements stuffed with steroids and caffeine and questionable advertising practices, according to a news release from the city attorney’s office. As a result of the plea, Ultimate Fitness Nutrition will conduct a voluntary recall of the products and pay $5,500 in fines. The city attorney’s office also ordered the company to pay restitution to a 15-year-old who was persuaded to buy a product that promised to boost testosterone. ... This item gives new definition to the term “cash crop.” The recent police seizure of a backpack in a van containing $24,000 in cash on 25th Street in San Diego has led to the closure of VIP Buds, an illegal pot dispensary on Imperial Avenue. That street stop was the beginning of a series of events that led to city officials obtaining a permanent injunction against the owner of the property and the dispensary operators, who have agreed to pay $10,000 in civil penalties. City Attorney Jan Goldsmith said in a new release that marijuana stores, which once thrived throughout the city, are no longer tolerated. … Local brand communications agency Jacob Tyler designed a new website for San Diego’s “One Minute Manager” Ken Blanchard, who is a powerhouse in the world of business consulting. … Madison, Wisc.-based triathlon and marathon gear and clothing retailer Endurance House opened a store on North Coast Highway in Oceanside. … Digital design firm Red Door Interactive Inc. added two clients from the local sports and fitness industry: Road Runner Sports Inc. and SKLZ. Family-owned Roadrunner celebrated its 30th birthday this year, while relative newcomer SKLZ helps athletes with equipment and knowledge to improve their performances. … Finally. Do gentlemen really prefer blondes? Online dating app decided to put this widely held belief to the test and analyzed more than 3 million interactions from its data base to see which hair colors single men prefer. The California blonde bombshell stereotype might not be that dream of perfection, a spokeswoman for the site said. Men in the Golden State actually prefer women with black hair to any other hair color, and women prefer a silver fox. In San Diego, men said they most like redheads. Indeed, a woman with red hair is 59 percent more likely to get “liked” by a man than a brown-haired woman and 45 percent more than blonde women. … Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

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