Stories for January 2020

Thursday, January 30

Escondido Self-Storage Building Sold For $18M

Building has 1,162 units

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Julie Coker Named CEO of Tourism Authority

Joe Terzi Retired After 10 Years At SDTA

Biotech Awarded up to $9M to Develop Coronavirus Vaccine

Inovio Pharmaceuticals was recently awarded up to a $9 million grant to develop a vaccine against a strain of coronavirus that’s spreading in China and spurred screening at U.S. airports.

Executive Q&A: Felena Hanson, Founder and CEO of Hera Hub

Felena Hanson, Founder & CEO of Hera Hub, discusses her latest venture.

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SDBJ INSIDER: Pushing a Broom, And the Envelope

San Diego based Brain Corp announced record sales and revenue growth in 2019.

Aztec Basketball Runs Up Economic Score For Business

ECONOMY: Victories Help Sell Food, Apparel Even Jewelry

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Wednesday, January 29

Illumina Reports 10% Revenue Increase in Q4

Illumina reported revenue of $953 million in fourth quarter revenue, a 10% year-over-year increase that also beat analyst expectations.

Big Business Wants to Play in Health Care’s Sandbox

HEALTH CARE: Kaiser, Sharp Have Retail Presence; Tech Companies See Data

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Truepic Works to Debunk Fake Photos, Videos

Software Firm Leverages Partnership With Qualcomm

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Northrop Grumman Receives $217M Electronics Deal

Contractor Will Operate and Support ‘Wi-Fi in the Sky’

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Sorrento Mesa Office Building Sold For $14.6M

Building suites average 2,800 square feet

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Buona Forchetta Family to Open Nonprofit Restaurant

Located in South Park, the Buona Forchetta Family nonprofit restaurant will open on March 7th, according to a press release.

New Energy Storage System Improves Zoo’s Sustainability

ENERGY: Zoo Will Only Be Billed Based on Its Savings

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Bertha Hernandez To Head Interior Design Chapter

Hernandez is the first Latina president

Rancho Vista Corporate Center Refinanced For $111.5M

Center was acquired by Swift Real Estate Partners in 2016

Tuesday, January 28

Oceanside Transit Center Project Aims for Quality Development

PROPERTY: Mixed-Use Downtown Site Would Be Transit Oriented

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Dover Acquires San Diego Software Provider to Waste, Recycling Industry

The local company, Soft-Pak offers integrated back-office, route management and customer relationship management software solutions.

General Atomics, Navy Test Carrier Gear Under Extreme Conditions

DEFENSE: USS Gerald R. Ford Features Other Advanced Technology

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Tech Entrepreneur Takes Helm at USD School of Business

His academic experience began in 2004

Oceanside Industrial Building Sold For $3M

Building is on two-acre site

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Industrial to See Record Demand; Developers Seek Sites to Demolish

Oceanside, Carlsbad And Otay Mesa Are Standout Performers

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Nonprofit Brings Experience, Passion to Training Service Dogs

HEALTH: Corporate Support Allows Placement for Little Expense to Client

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Thom Dancy Picked To Be Rosin Box’s Managing Director

He Brings Experience With Local Arts Scene

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Del Mar Developer Wins National Housing Award

Homes priced from $1 million to $1.6 million

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Tyra Biosciences Raises $50 Million In Cancer Fight

Co. Targets Cancers That Have Become Drug Resistant

Monday, January 27

Device Companies See Advantage In Partnering With Big Tech

From Hardware to Data, Verily Helping Local Companies Better Cater to Consumer Needs

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Initiative by Father Joe’s Villages Aims to Open 2,000 Units

PROPERTY: $145M East Village Tower to Help the Homeless

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Deloitte, Rady Explore Delivery of Medical Samples by Drone

TECHNOLOGY: Effort Could Speed Delivery by Bypassing Traffic

River Cleanup Viewed As Good For Business

ECONOMY: Waterway Could Be a Resource

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ResMed Settles Kickback Allegations, Agrees to Pay $37.5M

ResMed will pay $37.5 million to settle allegations that the company paid kickbacks to suppliers, sleep labs and other health care providers, the Department of Justice recently announced.

Shawarma Guys Voted Top Place to Eat in U.S. by Yelp

Apparently, according to the list, the chicken shawarma is the recommended dish at the Shawarma Guys food truck.

Gremlin Air Vehicle, Fabricated By Kratos, Makes Its Inaugural Flight

Unmanned Aircraft Designed to Travel in Swarms

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Dinner With A View Pop-Up Event To Work With Chef Claudette Zepeda

According to a press release, chef Claudette Zepeda will prepare three-course meals for all the Dinner With A View guests.

Sunday, January 26

Actor Gets Role at Scripps Bridging Communication Gap

Inovio Awarded $9M for Coronavirus Research

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Moore Takes Port Chair at Key Time

LEADERSHIP: Brings South Bay Perspective

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Helmet Co. Thinking Ahead

SPORT: Co. Advances Materials, Performance

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Wrapify Looks to Bring Taxi Top Ads Up to Speed

Co. Sells Ability to Deliver Precise Messages, Metrics

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German Company Leases Sorrento Mesa Buildings

Company is expanding

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Pacific Beach Retail Building Sold For $2M

Building will remain a retail center

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Multifamily Continues to Have High Rents And Low Transaction Numbers

There’s No Motivation to Sell; Developers Look Farther Out for Projects

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Friday, January 24

CUSTOM CONTENT: Keys for Life Science Digital Transformation

Ken Weixel of Deloitte, on Keys for Life Science Digital Transformation

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Thursday, January 23

Accounting Firms Must Search and Spend for Talent

ACCOUNTING: Beginning Tax Specialist Can Command $51,900 Salary, Survey Says

North Park Apartments Sold For $61.6M

Complex was finished in 2018

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Developers Have High Hopes for Bluff Project

PROPERTY: Hotel Plan Requires Zoning Change

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El Cajon Industrial Building Sold For $15.9M

Building is in the Gillespie Field Business Park

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San Diego County Airbnb Hosts Earned $64 million in Five 2019 Weekends

According to a press release, the five busiest weekends for Airbnb guest arrivals in San Diego in 2019 were July 26-28 ($13 million), July 19-21 ($14.2 million), July 5-7 ($13 million), Dec. 27-29 ($11.5 million) and July 12-14 ($12.4 million).

Normal Heights Complex Sold For $15.8M

Complex has 44 apartments

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Life Time Moves Into La Jolla With Upscale Wellness, Fitness

FITNESS: Company Expects $2 Billion in 2020 Revenue

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Wednesday, January 22

Tyra Biosciences Raises $50M to Take On Drug Resistant Cancers

Tyra Biosciences, a Carlsbad company that wants to combat cancers that become drug-resistant, has raised a $50 million round.

Mid-Income Renters Find Downtown Option

PROPERTY: $61 Million Apartment Tower Uses Parking Exemption

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Taxes and Other Rules...Accounting in Flux

CPA leaders mull new year and new rules

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Paleo Treats Finds A Niche in Diet’s Dessert Market

Couple Tapped Their Crossfit Community for Market Research, Taste Testing

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Demand for Office Space Is High and Likely to Remain So

Vacancy Rate Is at 14-Year Low of 11.2%

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Stella Labs Makes Three Appointments To Executive Team

WORKFORCE: Group To Maximize Resources To Help Women Founders

Saint Archer Launching $20 Million Campaign For Premium Light Beer

MillerCoors Gives Saint Archer Creative Autonomy

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Tuesday, January 21

San Diego Firm Buys Seattle Apartments For $90M

Complex has 401 apartments

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San Marcos Office Building Sold For $7.1M

Building has multiple tenants

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Talent Pool Draws Truck Simulator Co.’s Expansion

TECH: ATS Finds Qualified Machinists and Programmers in Region

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Y Combinator Comes to UC San Diego for Bio Tour

Since 2014, YC has funded 250+ biotech companies, which makes them one of the largest seed stage biotech funders in the world.

Sorrento Plaza Sold For $9m

Center was fully leased

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Athletic Shoe and Apparel Company Keeps Pace With Changes

SPORTS: Chain Adds KORSA, a Brand Based on Customer Input

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CleverMade Has Drew Brees on Its Team

CleverMade’s newest Parcel LockBox is designed to eliminate package theft ...

Monday, January 20

Cos. Find Deals, Dollars at J.P. Morgan

BIOTECH: HL Buys, Sells; New Partnership Unveiled for Illumina

New $15M ED Gives Alvarado Hospital More Healing Powers

New Addition Is an Accredited Geriatric Emergency Department

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Jenny Craig Puts Retail Presence Into Plans

HEALTH: Owner Adopts New Programs, Marketing

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330 Cedros Is an Inspired Mixed-Use Addition

PROPERTY: The $25.5 Million Project Is in Process of Leasing

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Air Force Contract With BAE Systems Has $49.6M Ceiling

Support for Air Vehicle Planning System Extended

Seven Years of Double-Digit Growth Set Bar High for Juice Co.

BEVERAGE: Suja Keeps It Fresh Having Launched More Than 200 Products

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Sunday, January 19

Barrio Logan Parking Lot Bought For $26.5M

Property is beneath the Coronado Bridge

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Free Cybersecurity Training for Defense Industry Companies

The training program aims to help defense industry companies become more resilient to potential security threats by improving their cybersecurity plans.

San Diego to Host Three Aircraft Carriers, Getting Economic Benefits

USS Carl Vinson to Change Home Port in August

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San Diego Tourism Authority Names Julie Coker as President and CEO

According to a press release, Julie Coker, currently serving as president and CEO of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, will succeed Joe Terzi, who announced his retirement in 2019 after 10 years in his role with San Diego Tourism Authority.

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EvoNexus Announces Deadline for Tech & Life Science Incubator

EvoNexus, San Diego’s biggest tech startup incubator, helps entrepreneurs transform their ideas into commercially-viable companies.

Debut Looks to Move Drug Manufacturing Forward

San Diego-Based Co. Closes $2.6 Million Seed Round

Neurocrine Deal Potentially Worth $412 Million

Company Would Pay Idorsia If It Licenses Drug

Friday, January 17

San Diego Touri

Terzi announced his retirement in 2019 after 10 years in the role

Thursday, January 16

Settlement Reached In Horton Plaza Lawsuit

Redevelopment project to proceed

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Pathfinder Partners Acquires Phoenix Apartments For $8.4M

Complex has 60 apartments

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Garden Fresh Restaurants LLC Hires Raindrop Agency

According to a press release, Raindrop will lead brand and website development, photo and video production, media planning and buying, search marketing, social media advertising, public relations and design for Garden Fresh Restaurants LLC.

Rancho Bernardo Apartments Bought For $119M

Complex has 330 apartments

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Bronner’s Recognizes Some Financial and Marketing Successes

Co. Hits $129M Revenue; Marketing Continues to Promote Co.’s Culture

San Diego Companies Find Deals and Dollars at Health Conference

Two DNA sequencing companies raised more than $140 million combined, Daré Bioscience inked a potential commercialization deal worth up to $310 million, and Human Longevity sold its cancer division for $37 million, and separately, acquired a company.

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Wednesday, January 15

Investors Offer Over $1 Billion For Stake in Lytx

TECH: Permira To Buy Major Stake in Video Telematics Firm

Investor group, Permira, values Lytx in excess of $2.5 billion.

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Development Could Start With 800 Homes

PROPERTY: Otay Plans By Pardee, Others May Top 5,000

Pardee Homes working with other property owners is preparing a plan for development of 472 acres of raw land in the Otay Mesa section of San Diego.

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Strata Equity Appoints Executives

New leaders joined the company in 2014

New Life Science Campus Set for Right Place, Right Time

PROPERTY: Healthpeak Building On Spec, Will Offer State-of-the-Art Labs

Healthpeak Properties Inc. is investing $164 million constructing a three-building life science campus.

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Executive Q&A: Frederick Pierce, Pierce Education Properties

Frederick Pierce, CEO of Pierce Properties, discusses the business of student housing.

American Pizza Manufacturing to Open in La Jolla

Owned and operated by Andrew Melone, American Pizza Manufacturing will sell pizza, pasta, salads and desserts kits with a “mission to encourage families to return to the dinner table,” according to a press release.

Tuesday, January 14

Neurocrine Gains Option to License Epilepsy Drug; Deal Worth up to $412M

San Diego-based Neurocrine could buy the rights to yet another experimental epilepsy drug, per a recently announced agreement that could be worth up to $412 million.

Callaway Golf Launches New MAVRIK Line

Callaway Golf, the Carlsbad-based golf equipment and innovation company, announced today the release of its new MAVRIK line of drivers, fairway woods, hybrids and irons.

TaylorMade Rolls Out New Golf Equipment

TaylorMade Golf, a leading golf equipment company headquartered in Carlsbad, announced the release of its all-new SIM Max and SIM Max OS Irons.

Northrop Grumman Draws Talent From Community Colleges

New Program Puts Budding Engineers to Work on Real-World Projects

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Executive Behind Growth of $850M Cubic Corp. Division to Move On

Matt Cole’s New Job Will Be in the Technology Space.

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Younger Demographic Finds Appeal of Private Jet Travel

TRAVEL: Entrepreneur Economy Brings Money, More Luxurious Options

Schubach Aviation sees more and more clients under the age of 40.

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Classy Givers Make Record Setting Donations on Dec. 31

PHILANTHROPY: The Donations Recorded Exceeded $27 Million

Giving on the Classy platform was up 36% this December.

Monday, January 13

DNA Sequencing Company Element Biosciences Raises $80.3M Round

Element Biosciences, another San Diego upstart that’s trying to make DNA technology more accessible, recently raised an $80.3 million round.

Vista Industrial Building Sold For $26.4M

Building is 184,541 square feet.

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Construction Worth $128M Coming to Camp Pendleton

Facilities to Serve Marines on the Job and at Meals.

PwC’s San Diego Office Names New Managing Partner

According to the firm, “Hornsten will lead all of PwC’s work and social initiatives...

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Tandem Diabetes Software Gets FDA OK

Closed-Loop System Controls Low and High Blood Sugar.

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Association Helps Bring Input, Influence To Little Italy Issues

For Fiscal Year 2019, Group Reports $3.6 Million in Revenue

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Sunday, January 12

Collaboration a Priority In $185 Million UCSD Project

BUILDING: Engineering School Gets New Home on Campus

A $185 million project at the University of California San Diego is transforming a former parking lot into an engineering center.

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Epirium to Take on Muscle Diseases, Aging

BIOTECH: Company focused on mitochondria health, raises $85M round

Boosting ambitious plans, Epirium recently secured an $85 million Series A round, amid greater investment in muscle therapies.

LevitZacks Names New CEO

Ramsauer has been a part of the LevitZacks team for 35 years..

Miramar Industrial Building Sold For $5.1M

Building was erected in 1998

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Ocean Beach Apartments Sold For $18.3M

Complex has 60 apartments

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Fit Athletic Club’s Hotel Location Is Far From a Hotel Gym

Atmosphere and Amenities Give Customers a Break From Daily Routine

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Foundation Readies To Take On Ultra-Rare Diseases

Former Ionis CEO To Take Helm At Nonprofit.

Medtech Startup Raises $5M, Prepares to Grow

SOFTWARE: Co. Sees Innovations as a Way to Market Leadership

SurgLogs' obsession with privacy and security attracts investors.

Team Effort Gives Athletic Apparel Brand $12.6M in Revenue

RETAIL: HYLETE Effectively Using Crowdfunding

HYLETE cultivates a relationship with its customers using their feedback to help shape new products.

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Shipyard as Classroom: General Dynamics NASSCO Sends Welders to School

WORKFORCE: Eight-Week Course Is a Must for Prospective Employees

Barrio Logan shipyard builds its products from the ground up. The need for welders is high.

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S.D. Home Prices Expected to Continue Rising in 2020

Prices in Other Calif. Metropolitan Markets May Lose Momentum

Robots Show Potential Tackling Entry-Level Jobs

TECH: Casino Employs Bots for Security; Other Cos. Use Bots to Clean

Robotic technology symbolizes big changes ahead in the way many companies operate.

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Thursday, January 9

You Don’t Have to Buy Into the IoT, You can Also Rent

TECH: Proptech Offers Advantages to Landlords and Tenants, a Win-Win Amenity

A San Diego company that started out offering billing services to apartment owners and managers is developing new technology.

Toolbox Medical Gets Cos. to Next Level

DEVICE: Product Development, CRO Services Focus on Diagnostics

Point-of-care diagnostic testing, which allows consumers and professionals to get quick lab-quality test results within minutes, has become a huge business.

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Medical Device Cos. Applaud Tax Repeal

HEALTH: Excise Tax Was an ACA Financing Mechanism

A recently signed federal spending bill repealed a 2.3% excise tax on medical device makers that was scheduled to resume this month, a boon to San Diego’s medtech industry.

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New Operators of Loma Club Plan To Up Its Game

Country Club Cuisine, Cocktail Program Part of Broader Hospitality Appeal

Laura Johnson and Luke Mahoney founded You & Yours Distilling Co., an urban distillery and tasting room in the East Village, in 2017.

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Deep Space Clock Gets Down to Work With GA’s Support

Payload on OTB Satellite Is Part of a 1 Year Experiment

NASA’s experimental Deep Space Atomic Clock is now operating. It completed the commissioning phase of its journey in November.

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Design Award May Crowd Out Onion From Trophy Case

Zephyr Happy With National Award And Local Sales

Once held up as an example of poor design by a local architectural organization, the pricey Park at Bankers Hill condominiums has won a national award for that very same design.

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Designer Works From Experiences

DESIGN: Figure Skating, Travels And Passion Show in Her Works

As a child growing up in the northern Illinois city of Rockford, Jules Wilson was a competitive figure skater from the age of 4 or 5.

Wednesday, January 8

With $4M in Funding, n-Lorem Foundation to Take on Rare Genetic Diseases

After three decades helming Carlsbad’s Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Stanley Crooke stepped down at the end of 2019. Retirement isn’t for him, it seems.

GA-ASI Wins Aircraft Support Deals; Northrop Grumman to Build Tritons

Both Stand to Gain Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

The following are selected defense contracts awarded to San Diego County companies in December.

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Food Company Forecasts $9 Million in 2020 Revenue

RETAIL: Company Finds Competition, Inspiration in San Diego Market

In July, Business Insider voted San Diego as one of the top 15 cities in the U.S. for startups. In October, the city came in at No. 7 on Wallet Hub’s “Best Foodie Cities in America” list.

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Surf Cup Sports Said to Have $120M Economic Impact

ECONOMY: The Groups Generate $32M Annually Just for Lodging

According to a report gathered and released by San Diego Taxpayers Advocate San Diego Surf Soccer Club, generate $120 million in annual economic impact.

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Psychosis Drug Also Shows Promise in Dementia Cases

Nuplazid Nets $94.6 Million In Q3 Sales

A drug from Acadia Pharmaceuticals made dementia patients nearly three times less likely to relapse into psychosis.

Wholesalers and Retail Customers Keep Bakers Busy

Gluten Free Baking Co. Finds Niche In What It Leaves Out of Its Goodies

In 2020, after four years of being a wholesale vendor, Clairemont-headquartered Gluten Free Baking Co. will open its first retail site.

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Tuesday, January 7

Mission Valley Office Building Sold For $8.5M

Building was renovated in 2008

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Las Cumbres Square Sold For $5.6M

Center was 70 percent leased

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Top Transportation Executive to Leave Cubic

Matt Cole, the executive who has led Cubic Corp.’s transportation business unit since 2015, plans to leave the company, the Kearny Mesa business announced Jan. 7.

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SDBJ INSIDER: Distress Device Is First to Market

San Diego-based Blue Sky Network, a provider of mission-critical fleet management, tracking and operational analytics solutions, announced a distress tracking device for commercial airlines.

MG Properties Buys Two Apartment Complexes For $305M

Complexes are in Oregon and Washington State

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PharmAkea to Merge with Galecto

San Diego’s PharmAkea is merging with Denmark-based Galecto, a deal the companies said would combine overlapping drug development programs aimed at cancer and fibrosis.

Road Runner Sports Launches KORSA Apparel Brand

KORSA is now available in all 42 Road Runner Sports retail stores across the U.S. and on RoadRunnerSports.com.

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Golden Hill Apartments Sold For $2M

Complex has nine apartments

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Monday, January 6

Food Company Forecasts $9 Million in 2020 Revenue

RETAIL: Company Finds Competition, Inspiration in San Diego Market

In July, Business Insider voted San Diego as one of the top 15 cities in the U.S. for startups. In October, the city came in at No. 7 on Wallet Hub’s “Best Foodie Cities in America” list.

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Sunday, January 5

UTC Apartments Sold For $22.5M

Complex has 60 apartments

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$741M Border Project Gets Finishing Touches

CONSTRUCTION: Crossing Achieves LEED Platinum Status

A $741 million project to rebuild the San Ysidro border crossing between the U.S. and Mexico officially wrapped up in December.

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Viasat Rolls Out Residential Internet Service in Mexico

COMMUNICATIONS: Already in Brazil, Co. Sets Sights on Rest of Latin America

Viasat Inc. plans to dramatically expand its residential internet service in Mexico and Brazil during the coming year.

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Number of Renters Reaches Record Highs

Reasons Include Debt, Demographics And, Sometimes, Choice

As the second decade of the 21st century comes to an end, the profile of the San Diego County housing market has shifted significantly over the past decade, according to a report from a national real estate listing company.

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Acquisition Bringing Needed Resources to Before the Butcher

RETAIL: Experienced Team to Expand Products, Footprint in $12 Billion Market

Early last year, Before the Butcher Inc., a San Diego-based company that makes plant-based meat products.

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Executive Q&A: Alex Sun

CEO Mitchell International

Mitchell was founded by Glenn Mitchell in 1946 in a garage in the Clairemont Mesa neighborhood here in San Diego.

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Regulators Mull Cost of Capital for Sempra Units

ENERGY: SDG&E Asks for $12.38% But Given 10.2%

State utility regulators ruled last month that profit margins at San Diego Gas & Electric Co. and Southern California Gas should remain the same.

Organovo and Tarveda to Merge

Deal To Give Tarveda Access to Nasdaq

San Diego-based Organovo last summer put itself up for sale, after its implantable liver program failed a clinical trial.

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Regulatory Hurdle Too High for Illumina

TECH: Co. Scraps Planned $1.2 Billion PacBio Acquisition

San Diego’s Illumina will no longer buy Pacific Biosciences for $1.2 billion, a decision the companies mutually reached following antitrust action on both sides of the pond. Pacific Biosciences, or PacBio, had the potential to add another dimension to Illumina’s DNA-reading technology that’s the backbone of everything from ancestry tests to prenatal screening. But last month, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission moved to block the transaction, and the U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority in October said it might do the same. $98M Breakup Fee Per a Jan. 2 announcement, Illumina will pay a $98 million break-up fee to PacBio. But PacBio must repay the money if it strikes an agreement to be acquired by Sept. 30 and consummates the deal within two years. Illumina climbed to the top of the DNA sequencing market with short-read sequencing that amplifies snippets of DNA. Pacific Biosciences, or Pac

Friday, January 3

Miramar-Based Gaya Gaya Restaurant Closes

Owner and chef Danilo "DJ" Tangalin said rent increases forced him to shut the doors to Gaya Gaya Restaurant in Miramar.

Temecula Gas Station Sold For $3.3M

Station was built in 1989

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Thursday, January 2

Illumina, Pacific Biosciences Call Off $1.2B Deal

San Diego’s Illumina will no longer buy Pacific Biosciences for $1.2 billion, a decision the companies reached following antitrust action on both sides of the pond.

Vista Industrial Building Sold For $4.5M

Building is home to Thirty-Three Threads

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Organovo and Tarveda Therapeutics Agree to Merge

Recently, publicly-traded Organovo and Tarveda Therapeutics agreed to merge. The deal will take privately-held Tarveda public.

Aldi Supermarket Sees More Opportunity In San Diego

RETAIL: Store’s Smaller Footprint, DIY Bagging Reduce Expenses

In 2016, Aldi opened its first store in California — in Chula Vista.

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Doctors' Group Expands into the San Diego Market

MEDICINE: It Will Initially Provide Care for Medicare Advantage Plan

Just four major medical organizations dominate health-care landscape in San Diego County.

Maravai LifeSciences Fine Tunes a Variety of Acquisitions for GTCR

Co. Has Four Firms Under Management, Open to More

San Diego’s Maravai LifeSciences launched in 2014, armed with a war chest of $300 million to buy and grow life sciences companies.

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Wednesday, January 1

Startup San Diego Hires New Executive Director

STARTUPS: Brings Experience From Los Angeles Market

After six months of searching to fill their leadership role, Startup San Diego hired its second executive director, Alexa-Rae Navarro.

Wind Turbines on Wheels Drive Uprise Energy’s Business

CLEAN TECH: Founders Build on Yacht and Windmill Experience, Raise $1 Million

Wind turbine Specialist Uprise Energy was recently selected as a top three finalist in the clean tech category during the annual Most Innovative New Product Awards, presented by Connect and the San Diego Venture Group.

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Flavored Whiskey Is Gaining Favor

MANUFACTURING: Distilleries Pile Into Space With 5.5% Growth

Chocolate. Peanut Butter. Honey. Yes, these are traditional candy bar flavors.

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Executive Q&A: Denise Pirrotti Hummel

CEO and Founder, Lead Inclusively Inc.

Denise Pirrotti Hummel is CEO and founder of Lead Inclusively Inc., a consultancy that utilizes diversity and inclusion as a lever for improving business performance.

Soltek Pacific To Build Camp Pendleton Clinic

$27.1 Million Task Order Will Fund Work Through Spring of 2022

The following are selected defense contracts awarded to San Diego County companies in December.

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