Stories for November 2020
Monday, November 30
DEFENSE: U.S. Navy Could Extend the Three-Year Contract at its Option
Pedestrian Skybridge Hopes to Further Secure Check-In Process
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Sunday, November 29
Thursday, November 26
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Wednesday, November 25
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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: KTOS) has acquired 5-D Systems (DST), a CMMI Level 3 Systems and Software Engineering company.
Tuesday, November 24
TECHNOLOGY: Co. Will Join with a Special Purpose Acquisition Company
Monday, November 23
ACCOUNTING: Firm Found ‘Ideal Fit’, Gives CLA San Diego Presence
Sunday, November 22
DEVELOPMENT: The Merian Seen by Many as a Sign of Downtown Resilience
HOUSING: Officials Hope It Will Help Energize City Center
RETAIL: MRKTSPACE is Scheduled to Open First U.S. Store in May
Thursday, November 19
RETAIL: PlantX Store is Scheduled to Open in Early 2021
DESIGN: Remodeled Space Spreads Over Three Floors
PAC-MAN joins Batman, who was the first character inducted and launched the Museum Character Hall of Fame in 2019.
Rady Children’s Hospital has received $1 million from the Helen and Will Webster Foundation.
Wednesday, November 18
HOUSING: Co. Also Planning Similar Project for Liberty Station
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Non-Profit Has Aided 602 Restaurant And Hotel Employees Since COVID-19
Warehouses Sought for Battery Storage as Alternative Energy Source
Tuesday, November 17
DEFENSE: Pentagon Explores How Wireless Tech Can Help Its Mission
Trust & Will has secured Series B funding to fuel product innovation, growth and partnerships.
Monday, November 16
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TECH: GreenBox POS Develops Software and Hardware for Over 100 Industries
TravelClean Meets Needs of Air Travelers in COVID-19 World
Slate Law Group also added two new departments: human resources and tax services.
Sunday, November 15
BIOTECH: Acquisition Will Strengthen Merck’s Oncology Pipeline
BIOTECH: Co. Has Pipeline of Seven Programs; Will Triple Team Headcount
HOSPITALITY: Eight-Day Event will Feature Over 160 Restaurants
DEFENSE: Continues to Forecast Annual Revenue of $740M to $780M
Thursday, November 12
BIOTECH: Company Closes $27.4M Series A Financing
The store is scheduled to open Friday, Nov. 13, marking the brand’s 28th brick-and-mortar across California, Utah and Arizona.
To continue to serve the community, Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography will add a handful more outdoor activities and will remain open during this second COVID-19 wave.
While the company’s name is changing, the team and legal identity will remain the same.
Palomar Specialty Insurance Co. has agreed to acquire the renewal rights to GeoVera’s Holding’s Hawaii residential hurricane policies.
Wednesday, November 11
RESTAURANTS: Venue Will Feature Four Dining and Craft Beverage Options
ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Concept Challenge Awards Scholarships to USD Students
Tuesday, November 10
DINING: Morning Glory, Tuetano Taqueria, Sushi Tadokoro, Soichi Sushi, Dija Mara Make Discoveries List
DEFENSE: National Organization Guides Them on Entrepreneurial Path
The grant cycle begins on July 1, 2021 and ends on June 30, 2022. SDWF expects to award $200,000 to $225,000 in July 2021.
Monday, November 9
TRANSPORTATION: $21.7M Program is an Effort to Increase Electric Vehicle Charging Locations
Dermala, a consumer dermatology company has raised $6.73 million in Series A financing.
The flight, from the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, marks the first time Southwest provides daily, nonstop service from SAN to Hawaii.
Sunday, November 8
DEVELOPMENT: $212M Bayfront Tower Part of Pacific Gateway Master Plan
FINANCE: Firm Does Record Volume With the Aid of Low Interest Rates
CONSTRUCTION: $55M Elementary School Being Built on Unusually Small Site
Friday, November 6
Thursday, November 5
HOUSING: Follows City’s Drive to Encourage Denser Projects Along Transit Corridors.
Wednesday, November 4
TRADE: Will Focus on Small Business Export, Advising and Training
Tuesday, November 3
LEADERSHIP: Sean Spear Ramping Up Affordable Housing Projects
Sean Spear in October took over as the new CEO of Community HousingWorks, an affordable housing developer based in San Diego.
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LEADERSHIP: In 10 Years, Velasquez has Increased Museum’s Collection by 2,560 Pieces
Roxana Velasquez is a force to be reckoned with in the world of art.
New Seaport Village Restaurant Owned by Actor John Stockwell
Seaport Village has announced a new tenant as part of the Port of San Diego’s multi-year revitalization project: Malibu Farm LLC, a farm-to-table concept.
Trumark Homes Confident in Local Market
A new Escondido housing development is geared to older home buyers and young families with separate designs for each group.
Monday, November 2
VENTURE CAPITAL: Cos. See $933M in Funding
Biotech and life science companies led San Diego’s top venture capital rounds last quarter, furthering the region’s reputation as a biotech hub.
EDUCATION: Need Seen in Mental Health
UnitedHealth Group has granted $4 million to the UC San Diego School of Medicine to encourage more students to go into the fields of child and adolescent psychiatry.
TECH: Company Designs, Develops and Builds Digital Solutions
Bitcot Inc., a web and mobile application development technology company in San Diego, is helping several Fortune 100 companies, small businesses and young startups bring their ideas to fruition.
Navy’s BQM-177A Goes Into Full Rate Production With $29.2M Order
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: KTOS) announced on Oct. 5 that it received an initial $29.2 million full rate production contract for Lot 1 of the BQM-177A subsonic aerial target (SSAT) drones from the U.S. Navy for the procurement of 35 target aircraft and technical data.
Hillebrand has leased a new warehouse at The Campus at San Diego Business Park.
Sunday, November 1
SPORT: Topgolf Purchase is Investment in New Products, Experiences
Carlsbad-based Callaway Golf Co. has agreed to buy Topgolf Entertainment Group in an all-stock deal worth $2 billion, plus debt.
DINING: Operators Take Advantage of Turnkey Deals
Many restaurants are giving up their leases and shuttering their doors because of COVID-19. But, for every location that closes, it appears a new one is opening, as operators are seizing the opportunity to lease turnkey spaces and expand their operations.
TECH: Co. Breaking Records Building Next Generation Apple MDM
San Diego-based Kandji, a next-generation Apple MDM (mobile device management) company, has closed a $21 million Series A investment round.
DEVELOPMENT: 97 Townhomes and 44 Affordable Apartments to be Included in Community
Meridian Communities – an affiliate of the company behind development of Millenia in Chula Vista - is building a mixed-use project in the historic Poway Town Center that will include 97 market-rate townhomes and flats.
Grooming Startup Could Be Valued At $700M
Manscaped, a startup that makes men’s grooming products, on Oct. 22 has launched in 30 European countries, including France and Germany.