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Don and Ellie Knauss Donate $50M to USD

HIGHER EDUCATION: Business School to Be Renamed in Couple’s Honor

The University of San Diego received one of the largest donations in the university’s history earlier this month – and area business students will be the beneficiaries of the generous gift for generations to come.

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Jack in the Box Buying Del Taco for $575 Million

RESTAURANTS: Deal Combines Two of Country’s Top QSRs

San Diego-based Jack in the Box (Nasdaq: JACK) is buying fast food competitor Del Taco (Nasdaq: TACO) for $575 million.

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6 Ways to Maintain Brain Health

A Scripps neurologist explains how to keep your brain young, even as your body ages.

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Escondido Medical Office Sale Sign of Steady Growth

REAL ESTATE: NY Investors Behind $26M Deal

An Escondido medical office building has been sold for $26 million in a market that has held steady throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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New Children’s Museum Names New Executive Director/CEO

She will start effective on January 3, 2022.

Law Firms Reconsidering How They Use Space Post-pandemic

Flexible Work Options, Including Work from Home, Are Replacing the Old Model

San Diego law firms are adjusting their operations in response to the pandemic, with 90% offering flexible work options - a dramatic change from pre-pandemic, according to a survey by the commercial real estate brokerage JLL.

$67M DIB Opens at UCSD

ARCHITECTURE: ‘New Front Door’ for Campus

A $67 million Design and Innovation Building has opened at the University of California San Diego as part of what the university is billing as its “new front door.”

USD Board Chairman Don Knauss, Wife Ellie Donate $50M to USD’s School of Business

The University of San Diego has received one of the largest donations in the university’s history.

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Vista Director Retires After Two Decades

Kevin Ham’s retirement will be effective on Dec. 31, 2021.

Urban Corps Opens North County Facility

Diane Chalmers Center to Serve Young Adults Up to Age 26

Urban Corps of San Diego County, the nonprofit that serves as a bridge to better the life of young adults ages 18-26, is growing its reach.

Santee Senior Living Center Adds $28 Million Project

CONSTRUCTION: Niche Market Suits East County Building Contractor

Lantern Crest, a senior living center in Santee, has finished a $28 million expansion and just broke ground for a $20 million new building.

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Old Town to Open First Food Hall

HOSPITALITY: Urban Market to Include Nine Vendors

Old Town Urban Market, a 7,000 square foot mostly outdoor-seating venue located at Miranda’s Courtyard in the heart of Old Town, is scheduled to open next month.

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Local Hospitality Co. Plans Massive Expansion

RESTAURANTS: Rise & Shine to Open 10 Food Places in the Next Year

After expansion plans were put on hold last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rise & Shine Hospitality Group is gearing up for a massive growth strategy.

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Sempra Contemplates New LNG Export Site in Mexico

ENERGY: Shipments to Asia Could Pass Through Topolobampo, on the Gulf of California

Sempra (NYSE: SRE) has expanded its plans to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the west coast of Mexico.

Harbor Island Hotel Project Gets Nod

Ground-Breaking for 450-Room Facility Scheduled for 2023

A 450-room East Harbor Island hotel project is one step closer to reality.