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Zentalis Pharmaceuticals Emerges with $85M Round for Cancer Drugs

Cancer drug developer Zentalis Pharmaceuticals recently surfaced with an $85 million round. The funding was a series C financing, an unusually late point for a drugmaker to make its public debut.

Bonita Point Plaza Sold For $30.7M

Center has 27 tenants

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Cancer Drug Developer Synthorx Acquired for $2.5 Billion

French pharmaceutical Sanofi will pay $2.5 billion to buy Synthorx, a San Diego biotech that expanded the genetic alphabet in a quest to treat cancer.

Builder’s Priority Is Company Culture

BUILDING: From Dealerships To Schools, Co. Takes High Road

Dempsey Construction Co. is the little company that could — and did.

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Blenders Eyewear Gets Acquired

According to a press release, Safilo Group, an international eyewear company, acquired 70% of Blenders Eyewear's equity.

Carnival Miracle to Make 13 Homeported Journeys From San Diego

ECONOMICS: Cruise Line’s Local Impact To Reach $26 Million

Seven years since it last departed from the Port of San Diego, Carnival Cruise Line launched its winter schedule.

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Old Town Apartment Complex Sold For $5.9M

Building has 26 apartments

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SDBJ INSIDER: EDF’s Solar Flair

San Diego-based EDF Renewables North America and Shell Energy North America announced the signing of a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement.

CUSTOM CONTENT: Stay on the Waterfront in the Heart of Downtown San Diego

By Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

Just steps from the Convention Center, historic Gaslamp Quarter and 3 miles from San Diego airport is the Grand Hyatt San Diego.

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San Diego’s Biggest Hotels Range From Bayside to Backcountry Venues

TOURISM: Forty Largest Hotels Are Not Cut From Same Cloth

This week’s list takes a measuring stick to San Diego’s hotel industry.

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San Diego Occupancy Rates Draw East Coast Interest

DEVELOPMENT: Briad Group to Bring First AC Hotels by Marriott Property to Heart of Gaslamp in Downtown

A hotel developer based in New Jersey is building its first West Coast project in downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter.

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General Atomics to Operate Fusion Reactor For 5 Additional Years

U.S. Department of Energy, Academic Researchers Pool Resources and Talents

General Atomics is getting five more years of federal funding to operate its experimental nuclear fusion reactor in Sorrento Valley.

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Local Roots Kombucha Acquires Latitude 33 Brewing Facility

According to a press release, Local Roots' acquistion of Latitude 33's brewing facility includes the 16,000 square foot brewery and 20 fermentation vessels located in Vista.

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Middle Eastern Fast-Casual Eateries Spice It Up

DINING: Inviting Atmosphere Seeks to Draw Younger Crowd

Nawar Miri felt Middle Eastern food, unlike Mediterranean food, was underrepresented in San Diego.

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Leasing Activity Appears to Show Strong Office Sector

Irvine Co. and Casey Brown Co. Successfully Fill Spaces

Anecdotal evidence of the steady strong demand for office space in San Diego comes with word that the Irvine Co. has signed leases with five new companies.

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It Was a Year of Great Catches

TOURISM: Sportfishing Fleet Sees Big Crowds, Long Season

The sportfishing industry in San Diego, which has long served as a magnet for tourism and an economic driver for the region, is in the midst of a boom.

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Northrop Grumman Pursues Jammer Deal

DEFENSE: State Dept. OKs Anti-IED Systems for Australia

Northrop Grumman Corp. is lining up an overseas order for its battlefield signal jammers, which the company designs and builds in San Diego.

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Restaurateur, Investor Thrives in Times of Change, Challenge

LEADERSHIP: Diverse Pursuits All Lead Back To Great Work Ethic

San Diego businessman James Langley wears many hats.

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Neurocrine Pays $50 Million for Epilepsy Drug Candidate

PHARMA: Xenon Could Receive up to $1.7 Billion In Milestone Payments

Neurocrine Biosciences has plunked down $50 million upfront for a potential epilepsy treatment, the San Diego company’s second major licensing deal this year.

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Millennials to Say Bye to Boomers, Hello Homeownership

HOUSING: Change Will Be Gradual Leveling Playing Field For Buyers and Sellers

Baby boomers will ease the housing crunch when they die. So says a report from Zillow, an online real estate brokerage.

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