SD SERVICES

The San Diego Foundation Rallies to Support Working Parents

NONPROFITS: Taking A Closer Look at San Diego’s Childcare Needs

Two reports commissioned by local nonprofit The San Diego Foundation and shared in April shed light on a continuing challenge for working parents: How to best navigate in an era in which the affordability and availability of childcare in San Diego County is a growing challenge.

USD Students Take 1st Place in NAIOP University Challenge

EDUCATION: USD Real Estate Students Figure Out Highest and Best Use for Premium Site

A team of eight undergraduate real estate students at the University of San Diego’s Knauss School of Business took on the challenge of redesigning a San Diego shopping center — at least on paper — and took first place in the 2022 NAIOP University Challenge.

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Scholarship Honors Outstanding Real Estate Student

EDUCATION: Burnham-Moores Center Award Is Annual Memorial to Daniel Woodruff

The Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate at the University of San Diego’s Knauss School of Business announced this month that Nicholas (Nick) Bost, a member of the class of 2022, is the recipient of the Daniel B. Woodruff Memorial Scholarship.

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Cross Street: Where Chicken Meets Beer in San Diego

RESTAURANTS: Business ‘A Labor of Love’ for Old Friends

Best friends going into the restaurant business together can be a recipe for disaster. But that has not been the case for Tommy Nguyen and Wilson To, co-founders of local restaurant Cross Street Chicken and Beer, which has three locations around San Diego.

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French-Vietnamese Taste Combo Hooks Patrons at Kingfisher

RESTAURANTS: Phan Sisters Create Food Fusion

At first glance, it might seem odd that Kingfisher Cocktail Bar & Eatery, a restaurant that opened in January in Golden Hill, marries the culinary styles of two quite diverse countries, partnering ingredients favored by chefs from France and those from Vietnam.

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Sempra Posts Q1 Earnings of $612M

Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) bucked the general stock market trend Friday with shares gaining value as major indexes lost value. Shares closed up 3.7% to $164.85.

Free Virtual May 10 Event Shines Light on Human Trafficking

The nonprofit San Diego Harbor Police Foundation will present a free virtual event on human trafficking in San Diego. Viewers are welcome to join between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10.

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Choice Superfood Bar and Juicery Keeps Growing

RESTAURANTS: Founder Publishes New Cookbook

The idea of eating food that is good for the body, good for the mind and good for the planet is not lost on local restaurateur Nastasha McKeon.

Padres Unveil Sweet New Suites at Petco Park

SPORTS: Upgrade a Hit with Baseball Fans

The executive leaders with the San Diego Padres have upgraded the team’s luxury suites at Petco Park and continue to support San Diego County-based food and beverage partners, clearly demonstrating that the only professional sports team in town is in touch with the local business community.

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Performance Center is ‘A Dream Come True’

DESIGN: Southwestern College Debuts New $66M Facility

Designed by Tucker Sadler Architects, a new $66 million Performing Arts Center at Southwestern College in Chula Vista took its cue from ancient Mayan cities, including its soaring roofline and giant sun glyph.

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Professionals Lauded at Int’l Gold Key Awards

HOSPITALITY: Mayor Gloria Praises Industry’s Key Civic Contributions

With San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria heaping praise on the city’s entire hotel and hospitality industry, eight local professionals in particular were honored at the San Diego County Lodging Association and Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International Gold Key Awards event held earlier this month.

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XENDEE Powers Planning for Puerto Rico Microgrid Project

ENERGY: Cost-Effective Software Platform Streamlines Design

A project to support Puerto Rico's Cooperativa Hidroeléctrica de La Montaña is led by the Idaho National Laboratory’s (INL) Net-Zero Microgrid Program and San Diego-based XENDEE Corporation.

Big Names Opting for SDCP

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A number of high-profile local companies with a shared concern for the environment have inked partnerships with San Diego Community Power (SDCP), a new, not-for-profit ‘community choice’ energy provider.

Petco Park Offers New Menus as Padres Kick Off ’22 Season

SPORTS BUSINESS: Ballpark’s 70 Suites Are All Remodeled; Home Opener Set for April 14

Take me out to the ballgame … buy me hot chicken and an acai bowl? Of course. With the 2022 baseball season underway, the San Diego Padres are offering some very contemporary food and beverage options at Petco Park.

AristaMD Expands eConsult Platform

TELEHEALTH: Latest Funding Round Led by Cobalt Ventures

San Diego telehealth company ArtistaMD is expanding its eConsult (electronic consulting) platform, thanks to a funding round by Cobalt Ventures, a subsidiary of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City.