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Ship Repair Support Contract Goes to QED

U.S. Navy Awards $49.3 Million Deal to Virginia Firm With Local Presence

The U.S. Navy awarded QED Systems Inc. of Virginia Beach, Virginia a $49.3 million modification to a previously awarded contract. Under the deal, QED will support availabilities — that is, periods of time set aside in a ship’s schedule for maintenance, repairs and modernization.

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Denver Company to Acquire Majority Stake in Space Micro

TECHNOLOGY: North County Firm Has Contracts With NASA, Military Services

North County-based Space Micro announced on Nov. 22 that Denver-based Voyager Space Inc. has agreed to buy a majority stake in the company.

Biolinq Raises $100 Million in Series B

HEALTHCARE: San Diego Co. Unveils Painless Glucose Sensor Patch

Biolinq, a medical device company developing a continuous glucose sensor with a novel integrated display on its wearable device, has closed a $100 million Series B financing round led by RiverVest Venture Partners.

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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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Region's Rents Soar, Investments Rise

Increases Continue; Median Price of 1 Bedroom Hits $2,160

Apartment rents in November reached an all-time high in San Diego, driven up in part by rising home prices and stiff competition in a crowded market, according to national agencies that track rental rates.

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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Plant-Based XMarket Opens in Hillcrest

Forecasts Breaking $1M in Revenue During First Year

PlantX, a Vancouver, Canada, based plant-based community, lifestyle and food company, has opened its first stateside flagship store — right here in San Diego.

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Bank Transformed from Cash Repository to Veterans’ Center

Building Once Housed Mammoth Vault

A former bank building that was used to store truckloads of paper money and coins has been transformed into a place of healing for military families.

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North Park Building Sold for $3.1M

A recently renovated North Park mixed-use building has been sold for $3.1 million.

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Living & Learning Neighborhood Wins Kudos for Design

ARCHITECTURE: UC San Diego Project Looks to Past and Future

The $490 million North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood of the University of California San Diego has been cited as an ideal blend of residential, academic, commercial and cultural programming in a single neighborhood.

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Codex DNA Acquires Eton Biosciences for $13M

BIOTECH: Deal Combines Leading Local Synthetic Biology Firms

Codex DNA (Nasdaq: DNAY) is buying Eton Bioscience, a privately held provider of synthetic biology products and services, for $13 million.

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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.

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Neurocrine Partners with Japanese Firm on Potential New Dementia Drug

San Diego-based Neurocrine Biosciences (Nasdaq: NBIX) has entered into a strategic collaboration and licensing agreement with Japan’s Sosei Group to develop potential new treatments for schizophrenia, dementia and other neuropsychiatric disorders.

San Diego/Tijuana Named World Design Capital

DESIGN: Economic Impact Estimated at $1.5 Billion

San Diego has been awarded many titles over the years, including the Craft Beer Capital of America and the city of tech start-ups. But as of this month, America’s Finest City has a new global recognition to boast about.

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Downtown Denizens See Signs of Surge Developing

Despite High Vacancy, Leasing Agents See Office Touring – a Prelude to Leasing

Downtown San Diego is well positioned to attract new companies and keep existing ones as more companies bring their workers back to the office, according those closest to the evolving core city.

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Viasat to Buy Competitor

AEROSPACE: Inmarsat Deal Worth $7.3 Billion

Carlsbad-based Viasat (Nasdaq: VSAT) said on Nov. 8 that it has agreed to buy British competitor Inmarsat for $7.3 billion.

Cloudbeds Raises $150M

TECH: Softbank Leads Series D Funding Round

In a funding round announced earlier this month, SoftBank Vision Fund 2 officially joined existing investors in Cloudbeds, adding additional financial firepower to the growing San Diego company’s market-leading, cloud-based hospitality management software platform.

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