SD BUSINESS JOURNAL DAILY ENEWS

Identifying Opportunity

SOFTWARE: Mitek’s Tools Take Verification to Next Level

On the internet, nobody knows you’re a dog — or so goes the early 1990s adage about online anonymity.

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Convention Center Is Ready If It Gets Go From Voters

PROPERTY: Rare Coalition Plots Steps for Expansion

Preliminary construction on a $685 million project to expand the San Diego Convention Center could start as soon as next summer — pending voter approval of a November ballot measure to pay for it.

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Corporate Stars Take On a Startup Challenge

TECH: Ex-Qualcomm Execs Go To Work Sans Corporate Perks

Money is often an obstacle to entrepreneurial success, but even well-funded startups sometimes struggle to build a company from scratch.

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Fighting Irish Have JMI Sports On Their Team

The Notre Dame-Navy football game on Oct. 27 at SDCCU Stadium will have an obvious built-in fan base given the military presence here. But there are some new Notre Dame stakeholders in the market as well.

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SD 500 Update: Some Surprising Leadership Changes

Joel Davis is departing KGTV/ABC 10 for a similar position in Raleigh, N.C., which might prompt a few raised eyebrows. Really, Raleigh?

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Brand Support Center Is in Sync With Co. Culture

PROPERTY: WD-40 Emphasizes the Tribe and Shows Its Creative Vibe

Looking for that can of WD-40? Try under the kitchen sink.

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RF Is Flying Under the Radar and Soaring at Same Time

PRODUCTION: New CEO Leverages Distribution Channels, Diverse Clients

Cables, connectors and jumpers. That’s the space where specialty manufacturer RF Industries Ltd. is finding its spark.

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With a Nod to the Past, Developer Brings Row Houses to Bankers Hill

Bankers Hill on the edge of downtown San Diego is drawing renewed interest from developers, who see its proximity to Balboa Park and its reputation as one of the city’s most walkable neighborhoods as attributes few other locations can match.

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North County Has Plenty of Selling Points

Land is a big reason that North County has become such a big draw for commercial real estate development, but that’s only part of the picture, according to a report by the commercial real estate firm of Cushman & Wakefield.

Co.’s Lights, Fans Have Growing Impact in International Markets

PRODUCTION: Home Fan Launch Will Provide Another Revenue Stream

If you ask Solatube International Inc., president, Bob Westfall Jr., to describe what the daylight and ventilation systems manufacturing company is about in one sentence, he’d simply say: “fresh air and natural light — that is our business.”

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Improving Outcomes

New State Plan Changes Formula For Determining Level of Funding for Community Colleges

No longer content to tie support for community colleges primarily to enrollment levels, state officials have approved a new funding formula that will require the schools to demonstrate how well they are performing.

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Some Universities Taking Active Role in Guiding Students to Success

WORKFORCE: New Software, Tutoring Help Keep Students on Track

Although performance-based funding hasn’t come to California’s public universities, California State University San Marcos has begun taking steps to demonstrate how it is helping students succeed.

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Inside and Outside, Ranch Home Is Best of Both Worlds

At the entrance to a lovely family home on Lago Lindo in Rancho Santa Fe is a low slung, white stucco wall framed with mature bougainvillea and towering eucalyptus trees.

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Harrah’s ‘All-in 4 Change’ Delivers For 15 Deserving Causes

Harrah’s Resort Southern California announced that it hosted its fourth annual “All-in 4 Change” awards luncheon, awarding $150,000 in grants to 15 of Southern California’s most deserving nonprofit organizations.

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Bill Threatens Progress Where Rubber Meets Road

Since vulcanized tires were invented more than a century ago, the common complaint is what happens to a tire once it has served its useful life. Billions of old tires are buried in landfills throughout the world and will languish there for thousands of years because they do not biodegrade.

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Keynote Address Will Bring Fresh Perspective to Startup Week

Arlan Hamilton, founder of venture firm Backstage Capital, will talk in a fireside-chat style event with San Diego entrepreneur Liane Thompson the evening of June 26 at Civic Center Plaza.

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Kratos Autonomous Vehicle Earns Its Stripes

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. announced June 21 that its unmanned vehicle technology received government approval to drive on the public highways.

Three Board Members Named to La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology has elected three new board members:

Commission Scuttles SDG&E Natural Gas Pipeline Plan

The California Public Utilities Commission on June 21 turned down a proposal from San Diego Gas & Electric Co. to build a $639 million natural gas pipeline from Rainbow Station to Miramar, saying there is no need.

Home Bay Technologies Expands to Arizona, Virginia

Real estate platform facilitates residential transactions.

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