Stories for February 2020
Thursday, February 27
Development Will Create Urban Core in Suburban Neighborhood
SEO Skills and Personal Touch Help Keep Co. Competitive
U.S. Navy Wants to Build Up a Network of Vendors
Property Provides Educational Options, As Well as Event Space
Transaction Allows Home Owners to Make Cash Offer on a New Home
Icagen Inc. Is ‘Cash-Flow Positive and Profitable Business’
Tech: Platform Will Serve as Resource for Parents,Providers
DEFENSE: NAVWAR Wants Better Buildings; Navy and Sandag Eye Mixed-Use Development
Wednesday, February 26
BlueNalu raised $4.5 million in 2018, bringing its total capital raised to $24.5 million to date.
Power Digital Marketing has announced the hiring of Milton Goss as its new chief financial officer.
The Houston, Texas-based franchise, which teaches children age 7 to age 14 to code by showing them how to build video games, has 25 locations open.
Software: Company’s Platform Likely to Have Role in Clinical Trials
Sport: Innovation in Materials, Manufacturing a Must in $529M+ Market
Tuesday, February 25
Tourism: Council Gives Sites Visibility, Visitors and a Voice
San Diego’s Biological Dynamics is set to receive a $1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to push forward its tuberculosis test.
Eric Hepfer, Managing Director at Hines, touches on topics such as the River Walk project in Mission Valley
SAN served 25 million passengers in 2019 – of which more than one million were international passengers – a 4% increase over the previous year.
Puffer Malarkey Collective has debuted its newest restaurant, Wood Yu.
Monday, February 24
Property: Mixed-Use Brings New Product, Preserves Views
Workforce: Right Skills Can Overcome Big Gaps in Résumé
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute has made two additions to its board who are well known in San Diego’s education and health care circles: Karen Haynes and Donald Kearns.
The Jackie Robinson Family YMCA named Anna Arancibia as its new executive director.
Energy: Company’s Bendable Solar Cells May Bring Advantages
Dining: South Park Location Will Aim for the Breakfast-Lunch Crowd
Sunday, February 23
Industrial Will Be King; Some Have Doubts In Retail’s Resilience
Being secure these days takes more than a doorbell camera and a dog with an attitude problem.
Company Continues to Plan Expansion, Establish Retail Presence
RETAIL: Coronavirus Is Concern, Continues Strategy To Diversify, Grow
Company’s Craft Spirits To Take Culinary Role
According to a press release, RateBeer, a consumer review website, tallied and rated millions of reviews to create a list of the world’s best beers.
Thursday, February 20
“The VR perspective and intuitive manipulation allows you to get a really good feel for the structure..."
Applicants have been narrowed down to 27 semifinalists.
OGIO has launched its first women’s collection, dubbed XIX (“Nineteen”), in honor of golf's 19th hole.
Reaches a Captive Audience on Transit Systems
DEFENSE: $172 Million Deal Includes Operating Base; Tritons Deployed To the Pacific
Wednesday, February 19
RESIDENTIAL: Riker Ranch Brings 20 Homes in $759,900 To about $785,000 Price Range
Work Goes to GD NASSCO, BAE and Huntington Ingalls
Vuori Clothing has appointed Catherine Pike, a former executive at Lululemon Athletica, as its new senior director of retail.
Courses Offer Students Chance to Enter Tech Job Market
Tuesday, February 18
This acquisition will allow CleanSpark to ramp up development and deployment of its software platforms...
La Mesa Summit Estates’ 30 Homes Bring Views, Sustainability and Single-Story Living That’s Hard to Top
Accion Loan Helped Entrepreneur Get Started on Wine Bar
Monday, February 17
PROPERTY: Drive Center Will Repair, Maintain, Lyft Vehicles
Acuity Eye Group has purchased La Jolla Laser Vision & Eye Center for an undisclosed amount.
The new seasonal Allegiant Air routes to San Diego via San Diego International Airport include: Las Vegas, Nevada, and Tulsa, Oklahoma, beginning June 3, among others.
Vividion Therapeutics – a San Diego upstart that last year raised an $82 million financing round – has announced the hiring of a former Pfizer executive.
Petco Park Blends Old and New; Hotel Del Retains Its Classic Charms
Sunday, February 16
With fuboTV, airlines can sign up to offer the streaming TV service on their Viasat-equipped aircraft.
Tea Co. Gets Key Product Placement From Yoga Studios to University
The Crafter’s Box and Sekr Are Both Women Led Startups
Specialty Grocers, Boutique Fitness/Health Clubs, And Off-price Retailers Move In
Net Loss of $21M Due, in Part, to Program Investments
Marketing to Patients, Caregivers Proves Successful
The Grant Will Support Research, Infrastructure Needs
Masks And Accessories Segment Grew in High Teens
Friday, February 14
Event will honor Stath Karras with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Real estate all-star Stath Karras will be honored with a lifetime achievement award at SDBJ's Commercial Real Estate Awards, February 26th, 2020.
Property could be redeveloped as townhomes or condominiums
Thursday, February 13
Feeding San Diego has been awarded a $20,000 grant from The Kraft Heinz Company Foundation.
STARTUP: Co. Gets Around Obstacles With Its Open Source System
Wednesday, February 12
DEVELOPMENT: Critics Question If Revenue Could Be Diverted
Techstars Anywhere is a mostly virtual accelerator with no requirement for relocation.
TOURISM: Train Layout, Set in 1959, to Get a Modern Marketing Push
MEDICINE: Investor Interest Swirls around Companies
A crop of life sciences companies are rushing to combat the coronavirus outbreak, triggering big movements in their stocks and millions in grant funding.
Illumina recently made a major addition to its board: Scott Gottlieb, the former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Tuesday, February 11
PROPERTY: North County Project Would Create An Entire Community
A recap of San Diego Business Journal's annual Economic Trends breakfast.
See the photos from San Diego Business Journal's annual SD 500 & Book of Lists 2020 networking event.
All Stock Transaction Gives Histogen 74% of Shares
STARTUPS: Potential Founders Compete for Leadership Positions
Power Digital Marketing has appointed Jeff Mason as its first president.
Monday, February 10
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded $50 million to a division of Scripps Research to push forward potential therapies for tuberculosis and malaria.
TOURISM: Company Leases Apartments in Park 12 for Its Guests
According to the company’s Facebook page, Donut Bar will open a new location in Tucson, Arizona, on February 22.
DINING: Using Booking Companies Change Risks to Sure Bets
Union Bank's, Bruce Breslau, discusses how to propel your company with Series A funding.
Sunday, February 9
PROPERTY: Developer Renovating Building for HQs, Open to More Purchases
Office space to be added. Westcore based in La Jolla has acquired a Colorado warehouse ...
Complex was built in 1999. A National City senior housing project has been sold for $22.1 million...
Power Digital Marketing appoints Clark Kokich to its board of directors.
Torrey Holistics, CFO, Dave Dallal offers his insight.
Thursday, February 6
Cardiff Reef, LLC bought the property at 2121 Newcastle Ave. Built in 1976, the 15,300 square-foot building was renovated in 2018 and 2019.
Southwest Value Partners based in Carmel Valley with offices in Phoenix has acquired two hotels in Scottsdale, Arizona for an undisclosed price.
John Maguire, CEO of Torrey Pines Bank, offers his insight on the San Diego market.
KPMG’s investment in LumaTax is intended to complement and enhance both companies’ approach to the market through innovation and technology.
It Will Provide Tech, Marketing and Legal Support for Flat Fee
STARTUP: Food Rescue Co. Makes Sustainability a Mission and a Treat
Customers Pay $199.99 Per Dome and $109.99 Per Diner
Wednesday, February 5
Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas will debut its second San Diego location – and tenth in California – in Carlsbad later this week.
Tuesday, February 4
The Association for Creatine Deficiencies was awarded a $450,000 grant to combat a trio of disorders that can cause intellectual delays.
San Diego company MeBe on Feb. 15 is slated to open a center catering to young adults and children with autism and special needs.
Co. Expects $1.2M in 2020 Revenue from Its Cold Brews
Conatus Pharmaceuticals has agreed to merge with another San Diego biotech, Histogen, it was announced Jan. 28.
BALLOT: County Supervisors Are Currently Deciding Rural Housing Projects
Monday, February 3
San Diego-based Chosen Foods, makers of avocado oil and other avocado-inspired condiments, has announced a new brand identity.
PHARMA: Three Bids Made for Co. Working On Opioid Alternative
Company Doesn’t Want Clients Having To Face Tough Commutes
Idea Is to Provide Collaborative Care With Primary Physicians
LEADERSHIP: Since Late 2019, 4 Out of 9 Directors Have Been Women
Sunday, February 2
The company has raised roughly $35 million since its founding in 2012.
Jenny Craig names David Pastrana as the company’s new CEO and Monty Sharma, the previous president and CEO, is now board chairman.
Bumble Bee Seafoods filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Nov. 21, 2019 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware.
'We chose to partner with AttackIQ because it provides organizations continuous security validation...'
2020 Will Be Good, Not Great, in This Volatile Presidential Election Year, Say Financial Advisers
Illumina reported revenue of $953 million in fourth quarter revenue.