Brad Graves

Reporter & Special Sections Editor

Email: bradg@sdbj.com
Phone: 858-277-6359 Extension: 3102

Recent Stories

In Changing Times, Wineries Resolve to Adapt

Business Models Shift as the Law Changes; Vintners Offer Discounts, Deals

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Sempra Looks Out to 2024, Reiterates Earnings Guidance

ENERGY: Co. Presents Investors With Growth Scenarios

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Inseego, Turtle Beach and RF Industries Post Financial Results

ELECTRONICS: Private Placement of $25M Goes to Inseego

County’s Storied Craft Beer Industry Reacts, Adjusts, Plans

Brewers Look Inward, Turn Outward; Intensely Social Venues Go Quiet

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Firms Overcome Barriers With Creative Design

Engineering: Kleinfelder Updated a Bridge Beloved by Community; NV5 Mulls Electric Infrastructure

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Nonprofits Need Forward-Thinking Decisions, and Funds

RELIEF: San Diego Foundation Will Collect, Disburse Donations

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Exec Q&A: Aaron Ryan, Region Manager, Commercial Banking, J.P. Morgan Chase Bank

Aaron Ryan, Region Manager, J.P. Morgan Chase

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World of Quantum Computing Keeps Qubitekk Occupied

Company Buys Patent Portfolio, Participates in Experiments

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Feeding San Diego Announces Food Distribution

Feeding San Diego has announced additional emergency food distributions to help meet the increased need throughout San Diego County. This comes as other social service and community resources close in response to the coronavirus issue.

Sempra Energy Revenue Grows 7% to $10.8B

Utilities: Port Arthur LNG Plant Comes Closer to Construction

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San Diego North EDC Compiles Coronavirus Response Resources for Business

The San Diego North Economic Development Council issued the following newsletter Monday. It is reprinted here.

Cos. Should Inspect Insurance Policies for COVID-19 Coverage

Businesses seeing a slowdown or interruption in their operations with the emergence of COVID-19 may want to check their insurance coverage. That is according to a legal alert issued March 16 by Allen Matkins, a law firm with five offices in California.

Lockheed Martin Radio Repair Project To Bring $55M to San Diego Region

Lockheed Martin Radio Repair Project to Bring $55M to San Diego Region

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Insurance & Technology Forming a Closer Bond

Technology Informs Decisions, Replaces Clerical Tasks, Helps Customer Service

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Coworking Fills Needs of a Variety of Businesses

REAL ESTATE: Tenants Get Flexibility, Community, Location, Image

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Kratos Defense Revenue Hits $718M, Missile Program Subcontract Eyed

Northrop Grumman Is Only Bidder on Nuclear Missile

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Anokiwave on the Move With the Proliferation of 5G

Business Offers Antennas, Chips for Base Stations

Kratos Defense Unit Will Contribute to Unmanned Ships

U.S. Navy Wants to Build Up a Network of Vendors

Meritor Buys TransPower

Escondido-based Co. Is a Specialist in Electric Drive Systems

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Change Is in the Air at Navy’s Old Town Campus

DEFENSE: NAVWAR Wants Better Buildings; Navy and Sandag Eye Mixed-Use Development

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Cubic Interactive Tests the Waters Of Advertising and Loyalty Programs

Reaches a Captive Audience on Transit Systems

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Navy Taps Northrop Grumman to Build More Triton Aircraft

DEFENSE: $172 Million Deal Includes Operating Base; Tritons Deployed To the Pacific

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Trio of Shipyards To Split Up $275M Of Repair Contract

Work Goes to GD NASSCO, BAE and Huntington Ingalls

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Kratos and Partners Win a Spot on Army GTACS Deal

22 Teams to Compete for Communications Work

Cubic Tallies $329M In Q1 Sales, Stands Behind Guidance

Net Loss of $21M Due, in Part, to Program Investments

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Viasat Handheld Radios to Help Special Operators

Air Force Contract for BATS-D Has $93M Cap

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Old Town Attraction Gains New Lease

TOURISM: Train Layout, Set in 1959, to Get a Modern Marketing Push

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Qualcomm Earns $925M; Revenue Is $5.1B

WIRELESS: At Least $4.9B of Revenue Seen in Current Quarter

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Cubic Shareholders Consider Board Composition, Pay

LEADERSHIP: Since Late 2019, 4 Out of 9 Directors Have Been Women

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Cybersecurity Certification Has Contractors Talking

Pentagon Is Pushing for Audits of All Suppliers

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Big Business Wants to Play in Health Care’s Sandbox

HEALTH CARE: Kaiser, Sharp Have Retail Presence; Tech Companies See Data

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Northrop Grumman Receives $217M Electronics Deal

Contractor Will Operate and Support ‘Wi-Fi in the Sky’

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General Atomics, Navy Test Carrier Gear Under Extreme Conditions

DEFENSE: USS Gerald R. Ford Features Other Advanced Technology

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Deloitte, Rady Explore Delivery of Medical Samples by Drone

TECHNOLOGY: Effort Could Speed Delivery by Bypassing Traffic

Gremlin Air Vehicle, Fabricated By Kratos, Makes Its Inaugural Flight

Unmanned Aircraft Designed to Travel in Swarms

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Accounting Firms Must Search and Spend for Talent

ACCOUNTING: Beginning Tax Specialist Can Command $51,900 Salary, Survey Says

Taxes and Other Rules...Accounting in Flux

CPA leaders mull new year and new rules

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Air Force Contract With BAE Systems Has $49.6M Ceiling

Support for Air Vehicle Planning System Extended

San Diego to Host Three Aircraft Carriers, Getting Economic Benefits

USS Carl Vinson to Change Home Port in August

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Investors Offer Over $1 Billion For Stake in Lytx

TECH: Permira To Buy Major Stake in Video Telematics Firm

Investor group, Permira, values Lytx in excess of $2.5 billion.

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Northrop Grumman Draws Talent From Community Colleges

New Program Puts Budding Engineers to Work on Real-World Projects

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Executive Behind Growth of $850M Cubic Corp. Division to Move On

Matt Cole’s New Job Will Be in the Technology Space.

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Construction Worth $128M Coming to Camp Pendleton

Facilities to Serve Marines on the Job and at Meals.

Shipyard as Classroom: General Dynamics NASSCO Sends Welders to School

WORKFORCE: Eight-Week Course Is a Must for Prospective Employees

Barrio Logan shipyard builds its products from the ground up. The need for welders is high.

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Deep Space Clock Gets Down to Work With GA’s Support

Payload on OTB Satellite Is Part of a 1 Year Experiment

NASA’s experimental Deep Space Atomic Clock is now operating. It completed the commissioning phase of its journey in November.

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GA-ASI Wins Aircraft Support Deals; Northrop Grumman to Build Tritons

Both Stand to Gain Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

The following are selected defense contracts awarded to San Diego County companies in December.

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Top Transportation Executive to Leave Cubic

Matt Cole, the executive who has led Cubic Corp.’s transportation business unit since 2015, plans to leave the company, the Kearny Mesa business announced Jan. 7.

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Viasat Rolls Out Residential Internet Service in Mexico

COMMUNICATIONS: Already in Brazil, Co. Sets Sights on Rest of Latin America

Viasat Inc. plans to dramatically expand its residential internet service in Mexico and Brazil during the coming year.

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Regulators Mull Cost of Capital for Sempra Units

ENERGY: SDG&E Asks for $12.38% But Given 10.2%

State utility regulators ruled last month that profit margins at San Diego Gas & Electric Co. and Southern California Gas should remain the same.

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