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Parking Spaces Still Fill a Need, At Least, For the Near Future

Talk of Uber, Lyft, scooters and bicycles cutting demand for parking is just that so far — talk.

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SD 500 Update: Reality Changers Founder Steps Down After 17 Years

Christopher Yanov is stepping down from his executive director role at Reality Changers, the nonprofit he founded in 2001. He describes it as a founder’s dream, that the organization has a strong interim leader, a supportive board and a staff able to operate without him.

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Brick-and-Mortar Retail Gets Good Advice: Don’t Just Sit There

TECH: Platform Gives Outlets Real Time Data And Action Plans

As the digital retail space continues skyrocketing, Herofi, a marketing automation platform focused on physical stores, is hoping to get brick-and-mortar outlets on the same playing field as the Amazons of the world.

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Jack in the Box Franchisees Calling for Leadership Changes

San Diego-based Jack in the Box Inc. franchisees want chief executive officer, Leonard “Lenny” Comma, and the current leadership team out following a vote of “no confidence” that took place during its annual meeting in July.

Mobilizing Assets

A New Generation of Wealth Managers Adopts More Active Roles Spurred By Technology, Information, and Client Expectation

Anew generation of wealth managers is poised to take the reins of the profession from their elders, as the wealth management industry undergoes a series of significant changes, from a greater role for technology to evolving expectations on the part of investors.

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Big Multitasking Missions Not Strong Suit for Robo Advisers

INVESTING: Human Input Still Important; Many Platforms Offered

One trend in the field of investment advice doesn’t even involve a human financial adviser — the advent of the robo adviser, an online platform that takes in personalized information about you and spits out investment suggestions.

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A New Day For Donors

Who Will Follow in the Philanthropic Footsteps Of Those Who Have Given So Much to San Diego?

That person is out there: San Diego’s next big donor, who will put a name on a major civic, arts or university building. The conditions are right. There is need for charitable gifts in San Diego and California. Civic institutions are growing. The economy is robust. Philanthropy brings tax advantages and can offer a good feeling, or at least a feeling of righting wrongs.

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San Diego's Wealthiest

The Wealthiest San Diegans list includes individuals with a primary residence in San Diego County.

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Museum Admission Program Opens Doors to New Audience

PHILANTHROPY

scondido Museum announced that it has joined Museums for All, a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Association of Children’s Museums, to encourage people of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum-going habits.

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We Are Building a Relic of a Trolley Extension

San Diego traffic is among the 20 worst metro markets in the country, according to the National Transportation and Safety Board. The new electric trolley extension from UC San Diego to downtown will supposedly reduce the traffic flow, but as a native San Diegan who went to UC San Diego over a decade ago it’s hard for me to imagine how.

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Sempra Pushes Farther Into Texas

After acquiring most of Dallas-based Oncor earlier this year, San Diego-based Sempra Energy wants to build on its investment in Texas with an investment totaling more than $1 billion in publicly traded InfraREIT.

Fallbrook Apartment Complex Sold For $6.9M

Complex has 48 apartments

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S.D. Startup Helps Corporations Harness Power from Unused Computers

Kazuhm, a distributed computing platform, recently was added to the portfolio of local fund Analytics Ventures.

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COMMENTARY: Next Governor Must Strengthen Cleantech Policies

This year, California overtook the U.K. to become the fifth-largest economy in the world, while also announcing it had hit its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions below 1990 levels four years ahead of schedule.

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Home Buying Is Dialed Down

San Diego’s residential real estate market for single family homes is cooling down, with some brokers reporting that homes are taking longer to sell than they did just a few months ago and rising mortgage rates are putting a crimp on sales.

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With Trade Path Cleared, Cos. Partner for Otay Industrial Park

Intense demand for industrial property has drawn the return of a player to the South County industrial market — Majestic Realty Co.

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MG Properties Acquires San Marcos Apartment Complex

Complex includes 416 apartments.

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Analysts Eye New Leaders, Next Moves at Mitek

TECH: Co.’s Core Business Is Solid; It Rejects Merger

Mitek Systems Inc.’s stock has not fully recovered since the company announced the departure of two of its top executives, CEO James DeBello and chief financial officer Jeff Davison, on Aug. 28.

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Growing Revenue Feeds Urban Plates’ Appetite for Expansion

DINING: Capital Facility Is Expected to Fund 25 More Locations

While some local fast-casual restaurants owners may be scratching their heads trying to keep cost downs as the minimum wage continues to go up, Saad Nadhir, co-founder of San Diego-based Urban Plates, isn’t too worried.

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Viasat’s Radio Project Puts Pentagon Procurement in Fast Lane

DEFENSE: Viasat Gets System in Hands Of Troops in 17 Months

Viasat Inc. did not take the conventional path to developing the handheld radio known as BATS-D, which soldiers on the ground use to call in airstrikes on enemy positions.

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