SD SERVICES

Pride in the Public Sector

Consulting Company Cultivates Diversity in Utilities Field

Few companies felt more seen, heard and validated than San Diego’s Pride Resource Partners when earlier this year the California Public Utilities Commission opened the doors for greater opportunities for lesbian-, gay-, bisexual- and transgender-owned businesses.

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Opening Up Opportunities in Social Media Businesses

EMPLOYMENT: Incubator Addresses Unique Job Needs of Military Spouses

Even amidst a tight labor market with excessive job openings, there are some demographics that have not recovered from the pandemic. “There is a 30% unemployment rate right now for military spouses,” said Victoria Carlborg of the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce.

Elevating Event Planning

MIHO Experience is More Than Catering

A friendship forged in the food world over a decade ago has blossomed into an innovative and successful catering company that plans and designs upscale events around San Diego County.

Passions Percolate at Deja Brew

Lounge Mixes Asian, Hispanic Cultures in Coffee and More

Vannak Seang met Mariana Covarrubias in the mid 2010s when both were attending classes and working toward their culinary arts degrees at the Art Institute of California - San Diego.

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Vintage La Jolla Hotel Gets a Makeover

REAL ESTATE: Oceanic Enterprises Completes $4.5M Renovation

A La Jolla hotel has undergone a $4.5 million renovation by Oceanic Enterprises, giving it an art deco flavor along with a new name.

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Violet-colored Desserts Make for a Bright Future

All Things Ube Find Success Using Purple Yam

The purple yam and a recipe using it that was handed down by her father, a native of the Philippines, has turned into a success story for San Diego baker Daphne Daung.

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Travel Nurses Ease Critical Hospital Demand

HEALTHCARE: ‘Heroes in the Hotspots’

Demand for traveling nurses has slackened since the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic but staffing companies that represent the nurses said the demand remains high with far more openings than nurses to take them.

Cold-pressed Juices Quench Thirst of Fans in San Diego

It’s All Healthy at a R3FRESHing Spot in Kearny Mesa

When Joe Kao’s grandfather, David, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in his late 60s, Kao’s mother, Sharon, pulled out all the stops to ensure that her father’s physical health was as well as could be.

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The Authentic Taste of Guam – in San Diego

Smack’n Guamanian Grill Pays Homage to Founder’s Family

The offerings at one of the only restaurants in San Diego offering Chamorro food – the ethnic, authentic taste of Guam – may indeed be good enough to make you smack your lips.

Radicle Science Retools Clinical Trials for Wellness Products

HEALTHTECH: Company Founded to Address Cannabis Efficacy Testing

Wellness products like CBD oil or valerian root are used by millions of people for various health benefits, but official proof of their effectiveness has long been a frustration of producers and consumers alike. San Diego startup Radicle Science has come up with a solution.

Helix Water District Helps Customers Avoid Price Spikes

UTILITIES: East County Water Provider Renews Contract with Calpine

Helix Water District recently renewed its electricity purchasing contract with San Diego-based Calpine Energy Solutions, helping the district lock in prices for its more than 275,000 customers in East County through the end of 2030.

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Tofu House Menu As Varied as its Customers

Soybean Curd is Not Just for Vegetarians

Although there are several plant-based items on its menu, and its name brings for many an immediate connection to vegan food, Tofu House is not a vegetarian restaurant.

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St. Paul’s Nets Big Donation

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St. Paul’s Senior Services has received a $500,000 donation from Community Congregational Development Corp (CDCC) that will help fund renovations to St. Paul’s Manor, an independent living community in Banker’s Hill.

Making the Link to Technology More Fun

Robolink Drones, Robots Get Kids Ready for the Workforce

Hansol Hong said when he was a young boy growing up in South Korea, he wasn’t exposed to the kind of STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) learning that he wished he had been – learning that was also fun.

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Training for Body and Mind

Martial Arts Academy Helps Students with Coordination, Focus and Self-Esteem

Driving along Miramar Road after he was laid off from his job of nearly three years at Qualcomm a little more than 25 years ago, Tom Thai wasn’t sure what the future would hold. But as he headed home from Sorrento Valley on that day in March 1996, Thai had to pass the martial arts studio.

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