Stories for July 2020

Friday, July 31

Truvian Gains EUA Approval From FDA

Truvian Sciences has received federal emergency approval for its COVID-19 antibodies.

Thursday, July 30

Qualcomm Tests Connected Car Tech in San Diego

C-V2X Testing Is in Conjunction With Caltrans and Others

Cruise Industry to Fully Recover By 2022, Experts Say

TOURISM: Data Shows 12% of Population Likely to Cruise in the Next Three Months

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Convention Center President Becomes Chair of International Association of Venue Managers Board

As the new chair of the International Association of Venue Managers, Clifford "Rip" Rippetoe will focus on “overall goals and strategies” in his new role, according to the organization.

San Diego Mission Bay Resort Reopens

Formerly known as the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa, the San Diego Mission Bay Resort is located on the waterfront of Mission Bay Park.

Solana Beach Firm Acquires Texas Apartment Complex

Project has 200 apartments

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Wednesday, July 29

Date Street Office Building Sold

Builtin 1946

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T3i Inc. Receives $26.4M Deal to Train Navy Special Operations Forces

Ship Repair Deals Take San Diego Firms to Hawaii

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Tuesday, July 28

Exalys Gets $15M to Treat Postoperative Delirium

BIOTECH: Startup Plans to Grow From 4 to 20 Staffers

GA-ASI Signs $82M Unmanned Aircraft Deal

DEFENSE: U.K.’s Royal Air Force Buys Its First 3 Copies of New Model

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Cubic to Provide Battle Simulations in $16M Deal

DEFENSE: British Army Uses Technology From San Diego Corporation

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Container Co. Helps Businesses Remain Sustainable During Pandemic

Offering Pilot No Waste Meals Donation Program with San Diego Restaurants

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EvoNexus Debuts 5G Incubator

TECH: Qualcomm Backs Program

Monday, July 27

Bankers-Hill Project Combines Two Lots With Different Zoning

$20M Project Seen as Opportunity to Play With Design

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Virtual Tours Become the New Norm in Selling Homes

Clients Being Able to View Properties Remotely Now Commonplace

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Bike Sales Spike During Lockdown; San Diego Retailers Reap Benefits

Cycling Seen as Healthy Option for Local Families

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AseptiScope Sees Product Innovation In Barrier System

STARTUP: Co. Projects $2M in Revenue This Year

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Housing Market ‘Sizzling Hot’

Homes Selling Fast After Slow April and May

Sunday, July 26

QDOBA to Open First Restaurant in Hometown

DINING: Growing San Diego-Based National Chain Has 730 Locations

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San Diego Startups Raise Record $1.2 Billion in Q2

VENTURE CAPITAL: Life Science Category Has Largest Single Quarter in History

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Holiday Bowl Brings 2022 Transplant Games to San Diego

12,000 Transplant Recipients Expected to Attend; Potential Economic Impact Between $8 million and $10 million

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Oceanside Deal Is a Sign of Industrial Market Resurgence

PROPERTY: Sales Pick Up After Slow Second Quarter

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Women Make Notable Gains in Local STEM Workforce

TECHNOLOGY: Data Shows San Diego Achieves Gender Parity in Physical and Life Sciences Sectors

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Thursday, July 23

North Park Apartment Buildings Sold

Purchase price was $9.5M

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Wednesday, July 22

Don't Let a COVID-19 'Gender Tax' Set Women Back

A Call to Action for Leaders in the Law and Beyond

Telemedicine is Reshaping the Local Healthcare Industry

San Diego Healthcare Leaders Lean Into Technology During Pandemic

MedTech Startup Develops New Device To Treat Atrial Fibrillation

Co. Raises $500K From Angel Investors

Blenders Launches Blue Light Glasses for Working From Home

Eyewear Co. Sees 30% Growth in Q1: Will Release Prescription Sunglasses Next

RQ Construction Gets $26M Deal To Build Special Warfare Facility

Building Projects Coming to Several Naval Bases

Northrop Grumman Benefits From F-35 Aircraft Contract

Cubic Also Preparing Electronics for Fighter

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Large Companies Still Looking for Office Space

Industry Diversification Puts Region in Strong Position

Billy Gene is Marketing LLC Finds Educating the Best Approach

Co. Has More Than 100,00 Students in 75 Countries.

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Tuesday, July 21

Arcturus Moves Forward With COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trial

San Diego-based Arcturus Therapeutics Inc. announced its vaccine has been approved to proceed with Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial

$45M Campus For Developmentally Disabled Moves Forward

Construction to Start on 20-Acre San Marcos Site Sept. 1

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The San Diego Foundation Raises $27.2M for COVID-19 Relief

NON-PROFIT: A Total of 167 Grants Have Been Awarded Since March, Will Focus on Technology Divide Next

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Puesto Opens Cerveceria Amid Pandemic

5,000 Square Foot Private Parking Lot Allows for Outdoor Drinking and Eating.

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Market Research Co. Receives Additional $2 Million From Investors

STARTUP: Tech Firm Helps Global Brands Understand Consumers

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Solve Your Shareholder Liquidity Problems With an ESOP!

Solve Your Shareholder Liquidity Problems With an ESOP!

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Monday, July 20

Law Firm Moving Offices to $164M Life Sciences Campus

PROPERTY: Cooley Leasing 74,000 Square Feet in Torrey Pines Boardwalk Project

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Housing Market ‘Sizzling Hot’

REAL ESTATE: Homes Selling Fast After Slow April and May

Pacific Building Group Finishes New Charter School

$8.6M Project Enables School To Increase Enrollment to 500

Creating Virtual Tours is No Simple Matter

TECHNOLOGY: Video Needs to Speak Clearly to Potential Renter

On-Demand Chefs Wins $7,500 From Connect All Competition

11 Companies Participated in Diversity-Focused Incubator Program

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Cutwater Spirits’ Ready-To-Drink Category Booming Since COVID-19

BEVERAGE: 97% of Co.’s Sales Increase is From Canned Cocktails

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VelosBio Raises $137 Million Series B Funding For Cancer Drug Development

BIOTECH: Co. Plans to Double Local Employees by 2021

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Poseida IPO Returns $224M

BIOTECH: Co. CEO Sees Offering as ‘Resounding Success’

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Sunday, July 19

Second Ship From $511M Order Launched

SHIPBUILDING: NASSCO Builds 2 Cargo Carriers for Matson

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USD Creates Real Estate Department

EDUCATION: Years of Effort Culminate in Innovative Program

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Demand for Higher End Homes Rising

REAL ESTATE: La Jolla Under-Valued, Market Robust

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CMX’s Software Helps Brands Maintain Trust With Customers

TECHNOLOGY: Co. Has Over 800,000 Users in 120 Countries

Employment Law Has a New Emphasis in the Era of COVID-19

Health and Safety Goes to the Top of an Employer’s To-Do List

Transplant Games Slated for Summer 2022

San Diego will host the Donate Life Transplant Games 24 months from now. The San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl organization led the successful bid to bring the games to San Diego.

Friday, July 17

Second Ship From $511M Order Launched

SHIPBUILDING: NASSCO Builds 2 Cargo Carriers for Matson

General Dynamics NASSCO sent a commercial cargo ship that it is building for Matson Inc. down the inclined ways of its Barrio Logan shipyard and into San Diego Bay on July 2.

Thursday, July 16

QDOBA to Open First Restaurant in San Diego

San Diego's first QDOBA restaurant will be located in Mission Valley and is scheduled to open in the fall.

San Diego Convention Center Receives GBAC Star Facility Accreditation

Under the guidance of GBAC, SDCC will implement stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention.

Power Digital Names VP of Private Equity

Pierre Le Veaux has over 10 years of experience, including a previous role as banker at Goldman Sachs and senior director at Banc of California.

Best and Worst of San Diego Architecture Celebrated

Annual Orchids and Onions Award Nominees Announced

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Strong Connections

COMMUNICATIONS: An Executive Q&A With Cox California SVP Sam Attisha

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AtYourGate Operates in 9 Airports, Delivers Food Within 30 Minutes

Finds ‘New Opportunity’ to Become Part of Airport Ecosystem

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Wednesday, July 15

Illumina Accelerator Selects Seven Startups For Global Program

Cohort of Startups Has 93% Funding Rate

Viasat to Offer Home Internet Service in Brazil

Nationwide Coverage Offered By End of 2020

Altipiano Vineyard And Winery Takes Tasting Outdoors

Family-Owned Company Moves Tasting Room Outdoors In Response to COVID-19.

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Bluetooth-Enabled Masks Offer Touchless Communication

STARTUPS: San Diego-Based BioPPE Innovates With Wearable Tech

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Tuesday, July 14

Green Guard Cleaning Spawns Fogger Company Amid Pandemic

MANUFACTURING: Owner Sees Need and Finds Way to Quickly Fill It

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Carlsbad Deal Underscores Vibrant Life Science Market

PROPERTY: Despite COVID-19, Demand Remains Strong

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Kratos Defense to Help U.S. Army With Directed Energy Prototypes

In a First, U.S. Marine Corps Buys GA-ASI Aircraft

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Former Motel Becoming Affordable Housing Complex

$24.7 Million Project Will Provide 82 Studio Apartments to People Who are Homeless

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Monday, July 13

Industry Veterans Start New Company, Raise $78M For Cell-Based Cancer Therapies

BIOTECH: Artiva Biotherapeutics to Start Clinical Trials This Year

Sempra to Put $5.82B Back Into Company

ENERGY: Sale Of South America Assets Concluded

Architectural Firm Envisions New Neighborhoods

Development: 30 Years After Arrival, Duo Reshapes Adopted Home

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Koji Raises $10M To Remix Games, Interactive Content

TECHNOLOGY: Users Can Create Games, Virtual Worlds, Utilities and Mini Apps

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Sleek & Stylish

Luxury Apartments Attract a Variety of Tenants

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Sunday, July 12

Lennar Adds 30 $1M Homes to Pacific Beach

RESIDENTIAL: New Crown Point Development Creates Its Own Street Scene

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Illumina Software Buy Estimated At $100 Million

GENOMICS: Deal Seen as Widening Competitive Edge

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Hotels, Salons, Hospitals Turn to Powerful Light to Disinfect and Sanitize

SAFETY: Local Companies Find New Ways to Fight COVID-19

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Bidets See Surge in Popularity During Pandemic

ECOMMERCE: ‘Luxe Bidet’ Devices Top Sellers on Amazon

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San Diego Airport Modifies Safety Plan Amid Growing Number of Travelers

TOURISM: Received $93M in Federal CARES Act Funds, Cuts Spending

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Bankers Hill Commercial Building Sold For Redevelopment Project

Building was once The Caliph Bar

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San Diego Voted 13th Most Food Obsessed City

As per the list, San Diego has 4,959 restaurants, 348 eateries per 100 people and the top-rated local restaurant is Phil’s BBQ.

Thursday, July 9

Local Startups Pivot To Find Success During COVID-19

Companies Offer Touchless Contact And Mobile Unit

Restaurant Owner Sees Future in New Concepts

FOOD: Ron Suel Plans for a Live Music Supper Club Downtown and a Barbecue Spot in Chula Vista

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Tasting Menu Restaurant Births Butcher Shop

CosechaSD Will Open Swagyu Chop Shop In Imperial Beach

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Wednesday, July 8

El Cajon Retail Center Sold

Center was fully leased

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Specialty Coffee Shifts Business Model

Local Roasters See Uptick in Sales During Pandemic

Renovation Business Coming Back to Life

Turnaround Started in June as Home Sales Began to Rise

Hotel Del Coronado Speeds Up Planned Renovations

HOSPITALITY: Historic Resort Reopened on June 26

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With $8.7 Million in Series A Funding, Sun Genomics Plans to Scale

BIOTECH: Firm Studies Customer DNA, Offers Customized Probiotics

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Major Trucking Co.’s to Install SmartDrive Systems

TRANSPORTATION: San Diego-Based Telematics Co. Lands Three Major Clients

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Tuesday, July 7

San Diego International Airport Announces Nonstop Service to New Jersey

JetBlue is the only carrier to offer nonstop service from SAN to two New York area airports, EWR and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK).

Under $70M Deal, Team Housing Solutions to Arrange Long-Term Stays

Navy Also Awards Ship Maintenance, Shore Facility Deals

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Cyber Career Map Points the Way For Job Seekers

Sector Employs 8,450 People in the Region

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One Stop Systems Adds 3 Directors, 2 Are Female

TECHNOLOGY: Escondido-Based Computer Manufacturer Commits to Diverse Supervision

TuSimple Launches Driverless Freight Network With UPS, Penske, Others

TRANSPORTATION: Autonomous Trucking Distribution Network Would be the First Of Its Kind

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Monday, July 6

Strategic Alliances Put Co. on a Growth Path

RETAIL: Aligning With Nonprofits Increased Exposure, Spurred Sales

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Tablet Helps Businesses Safely Reopen

TECHNOLOGY: Device Detects Masks and Elevated Temperatures

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Coronado Co. Helps Organizations Stay Current, Relevant

MARKETING: Co. Provides Online Advisory Boards that Accelerate Learning

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World Trade Center Helps 15 Companies Target Overseas Opportunities

TRADE: White Labs Receives Its Benefits Early

Two Downtown Towers to Add to City’s Skyline

DEVELOPMENT: 40-Story Project Likely to Be New Gateway to Downtown

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Cox Charities Awards Scholarships to 25 Students

Cox Charities, the philanthropic arm of Cox Communications, awarded $77,000 in scholarships to 25 deserving San Diego County students this year. Here are the winning students and where they plan to study.

Sunday, July 5

Northrop Grumman Aircraft Deal Worth $333M

DEFENSE: Australia Places Order for 3 Unmanned Vehicles

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Entrepreneur Finds Opportunity in Changing Regulatory Climate

SERVICES: Co. Builds Business Around Complying With New CDC, State, County Rules

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Suffolk Construction Expands Operations in San Diego

CONSTRUCTION: Co. Building $58M Apartment Complex in North Park

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ClickUp Raises $35M from Craft Ventures

STARTUP: Co. Plans to Hire 400 More Employees


SDBJ INSIDER: When you think of business innovation labs, the airport may not be the first place that anyone would expect to find one ...

Chula Vista RV Park Construction Marks Start of $1.1B Bayfront Project

DEVELOPMENT: $56M Resort is First Phase of Plan to Revitalize South Bay

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Thursday, July 2

Pacific Beach Apartment Buildings Brings $4.4M

Complex has 12 apartments

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City Heights Apartment Building Sold

Building has 10 apartments

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Inovio Pharmaceuticals Pulls in $71M in Pentagon Funding

BIOTECH: Co. Advancing Its COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

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S.D. Code School Offers Paid Apprenticeships, Provides Talent

TECH: Co. Becoming Key Facilitator For Entry Level Software Development Job

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Female Founders Launch Career Consulting Firm

Co. Helps Businesses Downsize Workforce and Employees Transition Careers

Wednesday, July 1

NorthMarq Secures $73.5M For Arizona Office Project

Project includes three buildings

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Legoland Hopes to Reopen Theme Park in Early July

Will Add 180 More Hand Washing Stations, Conduct Temperature Check on All Staff and Guests

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Local Theaters Wait For 50% Capacity Allowance to Reopen

Operators Say Current 25% Does Not Make Sense Financially

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Home Prices Edge Up With Softening Predicted

San Diego Only Large Housing Market to Show an Increase

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Doctible Helps Healthcare Professionals Serve Patients and Retain Clients

Co. Developed Virtual Waiting Rooms to Prevent COVID-19 Spread

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