SD BUSINESS JOURNAL DAILY ENEWS

Cybersecurity Training Available to Vista Businesses

Small business owners in Vista can take part in a free cybersecurity awareness program being offered in February by the nonprofit San Diego Cyber Center of Excellence through a partnership with the City of Vista’s Economic Development department.

Kearny Mesa Industrial Building Sold for $7.2M

CEG Capital Partners based in the College Area has acquired a 29,442 square foot Kearny Mesa industrial building.

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Rancho Bernardo Business Park Sold for $17.5 Million

Hill Properties based in La Jolla has acquired the Via Frontera Business Park in Rancho Bernardo for $17.5 million.

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Presidio Residential Capital Developing Housing in Tulare County

Presidio Residential Capital based in Scripps Ranch in partnership with San Joaquin Valley Homes is planning to build a new housing development in the Tulare County community of Dinuba.

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AMR Tabs Kevin Mercer to Lead San Diego County Region

HEALTHCARE: Will Oversee More Than 700 EMTs, Paramedics, Dispatchers

Kevin Mercer, who began his career with American Medical Response (AMR) as a field paramedic 27 years ago, has been named the company’s new director for the San Diego County/Imperial County region.

RF Industries Has $57M Year, Agrees to Buy Microlab

MANUFACTURING: Electronic Component Maker Expects 2022 Sales to Exceed $63M

RF Industries Inc. (Nasdaq: RFIL), the electronic component maker based on Miramar Road, reported net income of $813,000 on net sales of $21.1 million during its fourth quarter, which ended Oct. 31.

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Lakeside Solar Thermal Company Moves from Research to Production

MANUFACTURING: Hyperlight Energy Kicks Off Crowd Sourcing Campaign

A Lakeside company that makes solar thermal equipment for commercial use is looking to move beyond development to production through a crowd sourcing campaign.

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SDBJ Member Exclusive: Book of Lists 2022

Full Excel & PDF Versions Available

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Former Marine Makes Boxing Accessible

RECREATION: Boutique Solana Beach Club Spotlights ‘Sweet Science’

Austin Steimle started boxing when he was a teenager on a high school boxing team in Cincinnati. A former Marine, Steimle never boxed professionally but has retained his passion for the sport.

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Hello San Diego!

SDBJ Insider

This is my first opportunity to officially introduce myself, at least in first-person, as the San Diego Business Journal’s new editor-in-chief.

Jensen Meat Donates 250 Tons of Plant-Based Patties to Feeding San Diego

NONPROFITS: End of Year Donation Largest Ever by SD Processor

Local nonprofit Feeding San Diego has received its largest food donation to date from San Diego-based Jensen Meat Co.

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Tight Apartment Market For 2022

Many See Construction Ahead

San Diego was second in the nation when it came to people looking for places to rent as 2021 came to a close, according to Yardi Matrix, a national apartment listing agency.

TuSimple Achieves Driverless Feat

TECHNOLOGY: Big Rig Negotiates 80 Miles With No Human Intervention

San Diego-based TuSimple (Nasdaq: TSP) displayed the capabilities of its autonomous big-rig truck with an 80-mile nighttime run between two Arizona cities — on public highways, alongside other vehicles, with no human in the cab.

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National City Building Could Serve as Catalyst

ARCHITECTURE: $35M Apartment Building May Spur Downtown Development

A groundbreaking National City apartment project that includes retail and office space with an unusual mix of living spaces is setting a tone aimed at drawing other developers to the city center.

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Pardes Bioscience Nets $199M in SPAC Merger

BIOTECH: Carlsbad Company Trialing COVID-19 Pill

Another one of San Diego’s promising young biotechs has gone public via Wall Street’s SPAC merger route. In late December, Carlsbad-based Pardes Biosciences merged with special purpose acquisition company FS Development Corp. II.

Qualcomm Expands in Auto Sector

TECH: Volvo, Honda Projects Made Public

Qualcomm Inc., the $33.6 billion chipmaker and pioneer of 5G wireless, has been putting its energies into automotive work, including projects supporting fully electric vehicles.

Independa's New Partnership Brings Ecosystem of Telehealth Services to Millions

SOFTWARE: Firm’s Platform Provides Remote Healthcare Management Via TV

San Diego-based Independa, an award-winning TV-based platform providing remote engagement, education and tele-healthcare, is teaming up with South Korean electronics giant LG to launch the Independa Health Hub — an integrated ecosystem of health offerings.

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Carlsbad Industrial Building Sold

The 20,432 square-foot building at 6190 Corte Del Cedro went for $6.5 million.

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San Diego Apartment Complexes Sold

Three San Diego apartment complexes were sold for a combined price of nearly $12.8 million.

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Retail Real Estate Market Predicted to Do Well in 2022

Vacancy Rate Along Coast Is Below 3%; Traffic Is Up in Malls, Lifestyle Centers

San Diego County’s retail sector ended the year on a high note for commercial real estate, with predictions that 2022 will be a year of continued recovery.