Stories for September 2020

Wednesday, September 30

Jumpcode Genomics Sees Opportunity with Kits

BIOTECH: Carlsbad-based Company Emerges from Stealth Mode

Jumpcode Genomics has emerged from stealth mode with technology that aims to turn down the background noise in next-generation sequencing libraries.

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Partnership Launches Gift Card Program

Raises More Than $50,000 for Participating Restaurants

In line with its mission to support and promote downtown businesses, the Downtown San Diego Partnership is helping the area’s restaurants improve their bottom lines during the pandemic.

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2020 Brings Both Challenges and Opportunities for Banking Industry


In this special report, we hear insights and economic outlooks from banking industry leaders in San Diego.

Scripps Ranch Industrial Building Sold

Building is fully leased

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Ramona Apartments Sold

Complex has 20 apartments

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Tuesday, September 29

Restaurants Dish Out Big Bucks for Parklets

HOSPITALITY: Operators Pay Up to $40,000 to Create Outdoor Dining Space

San Diego restaurants with little to no outdoor dining options aren’t letting COVID-19 restrictions get in the way of generating business. A handful of operators throughout the county have opted to build out expansive — and, in some cases, expensive — parklets to make up for a lack of al fresco eating space.

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Libra Therapeutics Raises $29M

Company Aims to Restore Cellular Balance

Libra Therapeutics, a biotechnology company focused on developing novel disease-modifying therapeutics, has officially launched with $29 million in Series A financing to restore the cellular balance lost in neurodegenerative diseases.

Construction Starts Coming Back

Industry Could See Rebound in 2021

The construction industry is just now starting to recover from the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic but it will be at least another year or more for construction to return to pre-pandemic levels.

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LevitZacks Named Best Accounting Firm to Work For

LevitZacks has repeated its feat of being named the Best Accounting Firm to Work For in the small business category.

Monday, September 28

MLB Playoffs At Petco Park

SPORTS: ‘Bubble’ Baseball Brings Benefits

San Diego will have national exposure during the upcoming Major League Baseball playoffs, but it will not be the San Diego Padres playing at Petco Park.

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LeadCrunch Finds Success

TECH: Co. Has Seen 7,000% Growth in 3 Years

LeadCrunch, a business-to-business lookalike demand generation platform that reduces the costs of customer acquisition, has seen astronomical growth over the last few years and is not looking back.

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$33M Affordable Housing Project Coming to Carlsbad

DEVELOPMENT: One of Several Regional Initiatives to Address Homeless Issue

Affirmed Housing is planning to build a $33 million affordable housing project in Carlsbad – one of several recent initiatives to address the region’s homeless issue.

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Westcore Buys Industrial Building

Builing to be renovated

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Sunday, September 27

Carvana Goes Touchless With Used Vehicle Sales

E-COMMERCE: ‘Vending Machine’ Building Planned in Escondido

A hands-off approach to auto sales seems to be a concept whose time has come. Carvana Co., which is building a location in Escondido, operates on that model with a playful twist.

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Horton Plaza Ideal for Life Science Firms

REDEVEOPMENT: Former Mall Has Desired Infrastructure, Essential Elements

Stockdale Capital Partners is actively wooing life science firms to move to the reimagined Horton Plaza as work is about to begin on redevelopment of the former Nordstrom building.

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SBA Awards

The U.S. Small Business Administration San Diego District Office announced its 2020 Small Business Week Award Winners last week.

Hillcrest, Golden Hill Projects Set Example

DEVELOPMENT: Apartments Targeting the ‘Missing Middle’

Developers Rammy Cortez of Rammy Cortez Urban Infill and Alexander Alemany of Hub & Spoke Communities have set out to build workforce housing in San Diego’s core urban neighborhoods.

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Workiz Provides Digital ToolBox

Co. Has More Than 50,000 Using Its Platform

Workiz, a field management startup which helps field service professionals manage their work more efficiently, is seeking to build its empire in San Diego.

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Thursday, September 24

Comic-Con Museum is Set to Open in Summer 2021

TOURISM: Nonprofit Has Reached Halfway Mark of $34M Funding Goal

San Diego will finally open the doors to the highly anticipated Comic-Con Museum next summer.

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Airport Accelerator Recruits Fifth Group

Five Startup Companies Will be Selected for Program

Asian Street Food Sees Boom During Pandemic

From Korean Fried Chicken to Chinese Take-Out, Demand is High

San Diego has long had an Asian food presence. Convoy Street in Kearny Mesa is home to nearly 100 Asian restaurants, from Korean BBQ to ramen places to sushi and Thai. In fact, the 1.5 mile long stretch has been touted as America’s No. 1 Asian restaurant row.

North Park Apartment Complex Sold

$4.5M deal

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Wednesday, September 23

Carlsbad Village Project Mixes Housing Types

HOUSING: $43.5M Development Built on Two Adjacent Parcels with Different Zoning

A $43.5 million Carlsbad housing development that just opened has an unusual mix of housing types because it was built on two adjacent parcels with different zoning restrictions.

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A Not-So-Distant Getaway

Hotels Offer Packages to Entice the Locals; Working Adults and Students Check In

Through unique packages that include logistical amenities like fully equipped work spaces and connecting rooms for families, a number of San Diego-based hospitality companies are hoping to entice locals and those within the drive-in market.

Festival Reimagined as Drive-In Experience

Foundation Launches Online Platform for Live Streaming

In response to COVID-19, the 2001-founded San Diego Film Foundation has reimagined its annual San Diego International Film Festival event this year.

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Cubic Receives $193M, Five-Year Deal To Support P5 Combat Training System

Electronics Deals Go to La Jolla Logic, Forward Slope, Solute

The U.S. Air Force awarded Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB) a seven-year, $193 million firm-fixed-price contract for logistics support for the P5 Combat Training System.

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Normal Heights Apartments Sold

Eight apartments in complex

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Tuesday, September 22

Urbana Chula Vista Changing the Face of City

HOUSING: $45M Development First of Several Planned for Western Area

Downtown Chula Vista is getting a new look with a $45 million housing development that has 135 apartments.

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Registration for CEO Event Now Open

The San Diego Business Journal is proud to honor San Diego's 2020 CEO of the Year Award Winners on Wednesday, September 30 at 2pm-3:15pm.

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Maravai LifeSciences to Expand Manufacturing at TriLink

BIOTECH: Sorrento Mesa Firm Cites Growing Demand for its Products

Maravai LifeSciences has announced plans to expand the contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) capabilities at one of its companies, TriLink BioTechnologies, for the second time in less than a year.

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Seven San Diego Directors to Be Honored at This Year' s Director of the Year Awards

Event Set for Dec. 2

Seven of San Diego’s top boardroom directors will be honored in a virtual ceremony on December 2, 2020 at the Corporate Directors Forum’s 29th annual Director of the Year awards.

GoFundMe Continues to Expand Its San Diego Presence

TECHNOLOGY: Co. Platform Has Raised $9B With More Than 120M Donations

GoFundMe, a company that focuses on crowdfunding for charitable causes, has continued to expand its San Diego presence.

National Accounting Firm Leases UTC Space

Weaver’s San Diego Team Rapidly Expanding

Weaver – a national accounting firm that specializes in working with clients in the oil, gas and renewable fuels market – has moved its San Diego operations from coworking space it had been leasing in UTC to permanent offices in the same neighborhood.

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SD Legion to Open Season in March 2021

Major League Rugby has announced its 2021 season will start on March 20 and will continue for 18 weeks.

North Park Apartment Complex Sold

Complex has eight apartments

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El Cajon Industrial Building Sold

Building was renovated in 2015

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Westcore Sells Phoenix Industrial Building

Buidling was finished in 2019

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Monday, September 21

Bringing AI To the Fight

DEFENSE: Hot Startup Now Valued at $200M

San Diego-­based Shield AI, a software company focused on bringing AI to the national security sector, is quickly becoming one of the hottest technology startups in the region.

GA Designs Novel Rocket

TECH: Sends NASA Propulsion Concept

Nuclear-powered spacecraft may be moving from science fiction to reality, with General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems helping with the engineering details.

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Guest Commentary: The Real Impact of Prop 15

At a time when California businesses are struggling to stay open Prop 15 imposes a $12.5 billion tax hike that will be the nail in the coffin for many of California businesses.

Kratos to Help Build ICBM Replacement

Northrop Grumman Plans Some Local Work on Missile

Northrop Grumman Corp.’s new contract to build a replacement for the Minuteman III nuclear-tipped missile system includes work for San Diego-based Kratos Defense.

Mission Hills Apartment Complex Sold

Building has nine apartments

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$43M Loan Secured for Little Italy Building

Building was sold for $70.1M

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Sunday, September 20

A New Front Door for UC San Diego

ARCHITECTURE: $50M Amphitheater to Be a Campus Focus Point

An outdoor amphitheater that can accommodate nearly 3,000 people will be a central part of what the University of California San Diego is calling its new front door.

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Cos. Develop COVID-19 Antibody Treatments

BIOTECH: Allele Biotechnology Using Nanoantibodies from Llamas

Dr. Jiwu Wang was thinking ahead when he purchased a plot of land in Fallbrook to raise llamas about 12 years ago.

Educational Leadership

Dr. Susan Topham has been selected by the San Diego Community College District as its vice chancellor of education services.

Agragene Annouces $4M in Additional Funding

AGRICULTURE: New Investment Again Comes from Ospraie Ag Science

The agriculture-tech sector is growing and Agragene Inc. is attracting attention from investors.

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Airport Accelerator Recruits Fifth Group

Five Startup Companies Will Be Selected for Program

The San Diego International Airport (SAN) is seeking the fifth cohort for its Airport Innovation Lab, a startup accelerator program that it launched in 2018.

UC San Diego Uses Tech to Slow COVID-19 Cases

EDUCATION: Bluetooth Technology Tracks Cases, Notifies and Maintains Privacy

On Sept. 11, California gave University of California San Diego and University of California San Francisco the green light to launch its cellphone-based COVID-19 notification system pilot test to help better control COVID-19 outbreaks.

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Pirch Leases Oceanside Warehouse Space

Lease is for 67,913 square feet

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Kearny Mesa Medical Center Sold

Remodeling planned

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Friday, September 18

City of Oceanside Awarded $69M for Pure Water Project

The funding will be used to finance nearly half of the city’s $158 million Pure Water Oceanside project, to be completed in 2022.

Thursday, September 17

Birch Aquarium Makes STEM Approachable for Students

EDUCATION: Virtual Youth and School Group Programs Cater to Multiple Ages

Inspired by the success of its Virtual Summer Learning Adventure Camps, which served 1,361 students, Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego has launched a couple of new online education offerings catering to both teachers and parents.

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Mission Edge Selects 9 Startups

Organization Has Worked With Over 125 Nonprofits

Mission Edge, a San Diego nonprofit organization that helps other nonprofit organizations and social enterprises maximize their impact, has accepted nine early stage companies for its City Social Enterprise Accelerator and Impact Lab (SAIL) virtual accelerator program.

Custom Content: Taking the Leap

Advice on navigating the journey from academia to start-up from JLABS @ San Diego’s Sanjay Mistry

Advice on navigating the journey from academia to start-up from JLABS @ San Diego’s Sanjay Mistry

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6 New Restaurants Opening at UCSD

Plant Power, Fan-Fan, Tahini Slated to Open by Early 2021

The University of California San Diego is adding a heapful of restaurant options to San Diego’s already robust food and beverage scene.

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Wednesday, September 16

Damaris Express Launches Online Reservations

TRANSPORTATION: CBX Shuttle Company Expanding Reach

Since launching in 2016, Damaris Express Inc., the Otay Mesa-headquartered ground transportation provider, relied on walk-up customers.

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San Diego Zoo Global Takes Fundraiser Virtual

For First Time in its 36-Year History, Gala Event is held online

Since 1984, San Diego Zoo Global has hosted its “Rendezvous in the Zoo” (R.I.T.Z.) celebratory and fundraiser gala at the peak of summer, held at the San Diego Zoo and attended by roughly 1,000 guests at up to $500/per ticket.

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General Dynamics NASSCO Gets $35.6M Deal to Expand Berthing on Sea Bases

RQ Construction to Build Child Development Center at Miramar Base

The following are selected defense contracts awarded to San Diego County companies in July, August and September. The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics NASSCO a $35.6 million modification to a previously awarded contract.

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San Diego Symphony Appoints Two Senior Managers

Myra Garcia is its new vice president of institutional advancement, and Craig Hall is vice president of marketing and communications.

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Bankers Hill Building Sold For $3.9M

Fronts Balboa Park

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Tuesday, September 15

Ionis Pharmaceuticals to Acquire Remaining Stake in Akcea

BIOTECH: Boston Co. Was Spun Out of Ionis, Had IPO in 2017

Ionis Pharmaceuticals plans to acquire the remaining stake in Akcea Therapeutics that it does not already own for approximately $500 million cash.

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Biota Technology Maximizes Performance

TECH: Co. Has 20 Customers Using Environmental Genomics

San Diego startup Biota Technology Inc., which uses DNA sequencing and data science to improve the economics and sustainability of energy production, has launched its environmental genomics platform to an expanded market base.

Dexcom Sees Return in Demand

Co. Reported 34% Revenue Jump Year Over Year Despite COVID-19

Dexcom Inc. (NASDAQ:DXCM), which makes continuous glucose monitors, posted strong revenue and earnings for its fiscal second quarter for its continuous glucose monitors.

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Longfellow Expands San Diego Holdings

Acquires Three-Building Creekside Office Campus in Sorrento Valley

Longfellow Real Estate Partners has acquired a three-building Creekside office campus in Sorrento Valley as the Boston-based firm further expands its San Diego holdings with more purchases likely.

Nanome Partners With Fujitsu

Nanome a virtual reality software company has entered into an agreement with Fujitsu.

La Mesa Office Building Sold

Building is 4,518 square feet

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Women's Venture Summit Goes Virtual

Women's Venture Summit will host its seventh annual event virtual on Sept. 18-19.

San Marcos Building Sold For Nearly $2.6M

Building includes office space

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Poway Industrial Building Sold

Building is 13,431 square feet

Monday, September 14

Stone Brewing Hires New CEO

HOSPITALITY: Maria Stipp Brings a ‘Meld of Skills’

Maria Stipp is no stranger to the executive suite. From 2015 till March of this year, she was CEO of Lagunitas Brewing Company, now owned by Heineken International and with revenue of $228 million in 2016. Now, Stipp has added a new title to her impressive resume. Effective Sept. 14, Stipp is the new CEO of Stone Brewing.

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Contractor Rules in Flux

EMPLOYMENT: State Voters Mull Drivers’ Fate

The rules governing whether and how California businesses may use independent contractors changed Sept. 4 when Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation clarifying contractors’ roles. The evolving rules may change again.

Acquisition Sparks Life Science Market Push

ARCHITECTURE: AO Creates Science + Design Studio

An architectural firm with offices in Solana Beach is expanding with the acquisition of a Sunnyvale firm with a goal of making a foray into San Diego’s life science and high tech market.

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Citadel Defense Gets $12.2M Contract for Anti-Drone Tech

Specific Defense Department Customer Was Not Disclosed

Port of San Diego CEO Announces Retirement

Coniglio’s retirement date has not been set.

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Sunday, September 13

Sports Arena Redevelopment Gears Up

PROPERTY: $2B Project Will Be Game Changer for Midway District

The long-anticipated redevelopment of San Diego’s Midway District has started with the selection of a team led by Brookfield Properties to take over the 48-acre site of the San Diego sports area.

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South Korean Firm Purchases Systran

TECHNOLOGY: Deal Will Help Translation Co. Grow New Products

Systran, a leading provider of language translation software products, has been acquired by Korean institutional investors to further accelerate growth.

Big Wednesday

The deadline has been extended for Nonprofit Board Service Certification through a partnership of The Nonprofit Institute at the University of San Diego and United Way of San Diego County.

Tech Coast Angels Launches $4M Annual Fund

VENTURE CAPITAL: Network Invests in Promising Early Stage Companies

Tech Coast Angels’ San Diego network launched a new $4 million annual fund called ACE (Angel Capital Entrepreneur) 21 to invest in promising early-stage companies.

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Birch Aquarium Makes STEM Approachable for Students

EDUCATION: Virtual Youth and School Group Programs Cater to Multiple Ages

Inspired by the success of its Virtual Summer Learning Adventure Camps, which served 1,361 students, Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego has launched a couple of new online education offerings catering to both teachers and parents.

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Omnitracs to Buy Vehicle Tech Provider SmartDrive for $450M

TECHNOLOGY: Two Companies’ Systems Complement Each Other

SmartDrive Systems, which offers video safety and telematics technology to operators of big-rig trucks and transit vehicles, has agreed to be bought by Dallas-based Omnitracs LLC.

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Friday, September 11

Chula Vista Retail Building Sold

Building will be remodeled

Thursday, September 10

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Gets $15.5M Contract

BD to Help Military’s COVID Fight by Providing Automated Medication Dispensing Cabinets

The following are selected defense contracts awarded to San Diego County companies in July and August.

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Lume Cube Makes WFH Days Brighter

E-COMMERCE: Co. Has Over 100,000 Customers in More Than 70 Countries

Lume Cube, a Carlsbad-based company which sells portable lighting accessories, has found success with its latest product line after seeing growing demand propelled by shelter-in-place orders and employees working from home.

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Escondido Auto Center Sold

Center is fully leased

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WestPac Wealth Partners Develops its Associates While Helping its Customers

SDBJ's Best Places to Work 2020 Medium Company Winners

SDBJ's Best Places to Work 2020 Medium Company Winners

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Wednesday, September 9

Mission Valley’s Civita Park Honors Site’s Mining History

PROPERTY: Final Portion of $37 Million Park Completed

Sudberry Properties has completed the final $12 million portion of a $37 million park that covers 14.3 acres in its 230-acre Civita housing development in Mission Valley but this is a park like few others.

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Private Schools Tap Tech to Return to Campus

TECH: Schools Can Track Symptoms and Temperature Readings

Three of the largest private schools in the region have partnered with emocha Mobile Health to conduct daily health checks of students, faculty and staff as part of their return-to-campus plans.

Navy, Space Force Projects Occupy General Atomics

Propulsion Technology for Ships, Submarines Studied

Propulsion Technology for Ships, Submarines Studied

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LevitZacks Dots its I’s and Crosses its T’s When Engaging its Employees

SDBJ's Best Places to Work 2020 Small Company Winners

SDBJ's Best Places to Work 2020 Small Company Winners

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San Diego Zoo Global Appoints David Franco as Chief Financial Officer

San Diego Zoo Global has appointed David Franco as its chief financial officer.

Tuesday, September 8

Aegis Life Using Its Technology to Develop DNA-Focused COVID-19 Vaccine

BIOTECH: Company Received $4.2M in Grant Funding

San Diego-based Aegis Life, a biotechnology company developing vaccines and therapies for life-threatening diseases, has entered the race to combat COVID-19 with its DNA vaccine.

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$25M Private Placement to Help Kintara With Clinical Trials

BIOTECH: Newly Merged With Adgero, Co. to Evaluate Novel Treatments

Kintara Therapeutics, a San Diego company with two potential cancer drugs headed for late-stage trials, announced on Sept. 1 that it received a $25 million private placement.

Lender Sees Dramatic Increase in Loans

Guild Mortgage Reports Lending Reached $14.6B Through June

A national home lender based in San Diego is reporting a year filled with superlatives so far in 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic thanks largely to falling interest rates and a pent-up demand for housing.

RSM US LLP Strives for An Amazing and Challenging Culture

SDBJ's Best Places to Work 2020 Mega Company Winners

SDBJ's Best Places to Work 2020 Mega Company Winners

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C&S Cos. Works Hard to Keep Its Employees Invested

SDBJ's Best Places to Work 2020 Large Company Winners

SDBJ's Best Places to Work 2020 Large Company Winners

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Sorrento Valley Office Building Sold

Building is fully leased

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Monday, September 7

Working to Erase Cancer

BIOTECH: Erasca Raises $236 Million

Erasca, a cancer therapeutics company seeking to eliminate cancer, has completed a $36 million extension of its Series B financing round, bringing its total Series B round to $236 million.

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Seacoast Bank Acquired

FINANCIAL: All-Stock Transaction Valued at $156 Million

Enterprise Bank & Trust (Enterprise Financial Services Corp) recently entered into an agreement to purchase San Diego-based Seacoast Commerce Bank (Seacoast Commerce Banc Holdings) for $156 million in an all-stock transaction.

Restauranteur Says the Time is Right to Lease Space

REAL ESTATE: With Government Restrictions Easing, Deals Can be Found

The timing might seem off, but fried chicken aficionado Scott Chiv in August signed a 10-year lease for $1 million on a downtown La Mesa building where he plans to open a new restaurant.

Carnitas Snack Shack Becomes Padres Viewing Destination

Management Works to Emulate Ballpark Experience

Carnitas’ Snack Shack, a Grain & Grit Collective hospitality group restaurant located on the Embarcadero, is offering its patrons a true Padres game ballpark experience.

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Sunday, September 6

Best Places to Work 2020

San Diego Business Journal Honors San Diego’s Top 100 Companies

San Diego Business Journal Honors San Diego’s Top 100 Companies

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Fashionphile to Launch Authentication Tech

RETAIL: Secures $38.5M in Series B Funding to Speed Growth

Fashionphile Group, LLC, the $200 million online fashion resale corporation based in Carlsbad, is growing its operation.

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Supporting the Military

SDBJ Insider

The San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC) recently announced the winners of its annual achievement awards.

Zoo Names New Chief Conservation Officer

LEADERSHIP: Nadine Lamberski Will Further Develop Conservation Efforts

In an effort to increase focus on conservation science and wildlife health, San Diego Zoo Global has appointed Nadine Lamberski as its new chief conservation officer and wildlife health officer.

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Mobile Canning Co. Sees Increased Demand During Pandemic

BEVERAGE: Customer Count Up by 25% Since COVID-19, Revenue Projected to Reach $4M This Year

Mobile West Canning increased its customer count by about 25% the last few months. Now, revenue for 2020 is expected to reach — and possibly surpass — $4 million.

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Brainleap Technologies Launches Attention Arcade

Co. Aims to Help a Million Students in Next Five Years

BrainLeap Technologies, a software startup developing attention training games for people with autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), has launched an entire suite of games called the Attention Arcade.

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Little Italy Apartment and Office Building Sold

Project has three apartments and an office

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Thursday, September 3

BioMed Realty Moves to New Headquarters

REAL ESTATE: New UTC Location Puts Company at Center of Core Market

BioMed Realty – a commercial real estate investment and development firm specializing in life sciences - is moving its corporate headquarters from Rancho Bernardo to a four-building campus the company owns in UTC.

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La Jolla Institute Gets $6.4M for COVID Research

BIOTECH: Investigations to Focus on Understudied Part of Antibody

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, one of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded more than $6.4 million to Erica Ollmann Saphire, Ph.D., a professor at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology, to support research toward COVID-19 antibody therapeutics. The local organization announced the award on Aug. 20.

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Co-Working Entrepreneur Launches Coffee Business

Company Plans to Enter Los Angeles and Chicago Market

When business slowed due shelter-in-place orders cause by the novel coronavirus, local entrepreneur Ray Hivoral, who operates San Diego-based VentureBeach CoWork, decided to start a new business.

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Founders of Puesto to Launch Italian Food Concept

Marisi Italiano Will Debut in 2021 at the Former Whisknladle Restaurant in La Jolla.

The founders of Puesto Mexican Artisan Kitchen & Bar are growing their portfolio.

Marcus & Millichap Names Executive Managing Director

The commercial real estate firm Marcus & Millichap has named Christopher Zorbas an executive managing director – the top ranking in the firm.

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Wednesday, September 2

Lysulin Inks Distribution Deal With Walmart

STARTUP: Nutritional Supplement Co. Aims to Expand Through Retail Verticals

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Diomics Developing Test to Reveal SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies

BIOTECH: Skin Patch Resembling Nicotine Patch Contains Special Polymer

‘We Tha Plug’ Launches Incubator

Organization Will Select 10 Companies

Rincon Band Relaunches Brewery, Opens Beer Garden

First Certified Native American Owned Brewery on Tribal Land in Southern California

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Stone Brewing Names Maria Stipp New CEO

Stipp will oversee Stone’s East and West Coast brewing production facilities, two Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens locations, seven Stone Brewing Tap Room locations and distribution to all 50 states and more than 40 countries.

MG Properties Buys Vancouver Apartments

Complex was built in 2019

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Tuesday, September 1

LS Power Builds Big

ENERGY: Battery is World’s Largest

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Two New Leaders Step Up to Run Navy’s Information Technology Command

DEFENSE: NAVWAR Is Also Looking Toward Major Redevelopment

NAVWAR, the U.S. Navy command responsible for awarding an estimated $1.56 billion in defense contracts to San Diego County businesses in 2019, has new leadership.

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2020 CFO of the Year Awards: Eric Jenny

Winner: Private Company, Small - SOCi, Inc.

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Qualcomm Starts Small Business Accelerator Program

TECHNOLOGY: Selected Businesses Come From Variety of Industries

Qualcomm, Inc. has selected 33 small businesses for its accelerator program to help them better adapt to remote work and a digital business structure caused by the global pandemic.

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Inhibrx Gains $125.7M in IPO, Has Cancer in its Sights

BIOTECH: Firm Uses Protein Engineering to Develop Drug Candidates

Inhibrx Inc. completed its initial public offering on Aug. 20, gaining an estimated $125.7 million to push its business forward.

Lockheed Martin, Subcontractors to Share F-35 Aircraft Work

Heffler Gets Nod for Heavy and Civil Engineering on San Diego Bases

The following are selected defense contracts awarded to San Diego County companies in July and August.

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