Stories for June 2009
Tuesday, June 30
Waste Management and local officials from the city of El Cajon officially opened a new recycling center aimed at decreasing the refuse from construction sites to landfills and retrieving materials for future uses.
Pratt & Whitney Composites, which serves the aerospace industry, said June 30 it was closing its San Diego operations at 4075 Ruffin Road and moving manufacturing work to other facilities, primarily in Michigan and Singapore.
Monday, June 29
Strange, but true story. One of Hitler's last gasps at victory, a jet-powered "flying wing" decades ahead of its time, lands at the San Diego Air & Space Museum in Balboa Park.
Joel Martin is president and CEO of Altair Therapeutics, which is developing novel therapeutics to treat human respiratory diseases.
Drug regulators expect greater involvement from various stakeholders to make sure their medicines are safe, an FDA executive told a small audience gathered in San Diego to discuss issues affecting the drug industry last week.
As patent reform legislation makes its way through Congress, San Diego's biotech companies are bracing for major changes to the patent application process and how they protect their discoveries.
Leading off this week's real estate news from around the county: Barnhart and the city of Encinitas announced the completion of Fire Station No. 3 on June 18.
The Arlene & Arnold Goldstein Family Foundation has given $1.5 million to support research in the Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine at The Scripps Research Institute.
A joint venture involving Carlsbad-based RQ Construction and Archer Western of Chicago was awarded a $151 million contract to design and build bachelor enlisted men's quarters at Camp Lejeune Marine Corps base in Jacksonville, N.C.
Though hotels enjoyed high occupancy rates Memorial Day weekend , 97 percent, for example, on May 23 , margins were down because rates were down, said Namara Mercer, director of the San Diego County Hotel-Motel Association.
Steve Barker, dba Horace Mann Insurance, has leased 600 square feet of office space at 2424 Vista Way, Suite 105, in Oceanside.
Local analytics database management company ParAccel has raised $22 million in a third round of venture financing led by new investor Menlo Ventures.
The San Diego Association of Governments' new budget kicks off in a couple of weeks with a huge pot of cash being spent in North County on regional transportation projects.
The Business Journal recently asked Brittain Cheney, vice president for leasing at The Irvine Co., to give us his insights into the local commercial market, and where the industry might be headed in a turbulent economy.
It's the stuff of science fiction novels, with "smart motherships" patrolling the body for diseased cells and "nanoworms" sneaking unnoticed through the bloodstream.
Holly Lepre is vice president of CleanTECH San Diego, a private, nonprofit corporation formed in 2007 to accelerate the San Diego region as a world leader in the clean technology economy.
Michael Sailor, a UC San Diego chemistry and biochemistry professor, leads a government-funded laboratory where researchers study nano-sized technologies like nanoworms, which swim through the bloodstream honing in on developing tumors.
Richard Grant, who heads up scientific instrument and automation systems developer Invetech in Mira Mesa, has good reason to remain optimistic about its future.
It's been a little more than 100 days since the president signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. In that time, the U.S. Small Business Administration has implemented programs to get credit flowing again and has several more on the way that wil
Countywide, apartment rents dropped 1.5 percent to an average of $1,323 in March , marking the first time in 21 years that MarketPointe Realty Advisors has seen a decline.
Serial entrepreneur Harry Gruber is at it again, starting yet another tech company, this one aimed at developing treatments for terminally ill cancer patients.
Friday, June 26
Verve Wireless of Encinitas said June 25 that it's signed deals with the publishers of the Denver Post, the Dallas Morning News, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Palm Beach Post and Examiner.com to provide mobile publishing and advertising services.
Three former employees of Northwestern Mutual Life, including two from San Diego County, allege in a complaint filed in U.S. District Court in San Diego that they and other employees in similar sales positions were denied the minimum pay and overtime comp
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Thursday, June 25
It may be nothing more than a business being prepared for a potential opportunity, or it could signal it's ready to make a big deal. But PacWest Bancorp's securities filing this month for an equity offering of up to $150 million prompted local speculation
An index measuring San Diego's economy rose for the second straight month in May, mostly from a jump in the level of consumer confidence.
The San Diego Business Journal is teaming up with three M.B.A. students at San Diego State University to map a direction for the publication's online content.
Wednesday, June 24
SAIC said June 23 that CEO Ken Dahlberg will retire from his position Sept. 20, but continue to serve as chairman of the board until June 2010 at the next shareholders meeting.
A Chula Vista man and two entities he controls were charged June 24 by the Securities and Exchange Commission with operating a Ponzi-like scheme through five hedge funds.
Tuesday, June 23
Temecula Valley Bank, which said this month that it's talking with private equity group Bancroft Capital about a $105 million investment, said in a June 15 securities filing that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has given the bank until July 15 to incr
Chula Vista may be the epicenter for the subprime loan debacle, but it's also the coolest city in the county.
Monday, June 22
A startup San Diego carmaker backed by one of the largest Silicon Valley venture capital firms said June 17 that it would build environmentally friendly cars in an idled General Motors plant in Louisiana, in a deal heavily publicized by Louisiana Gov. Bob
British mega-grocer Tesco applied the brakes to an aggressive expansion plan first announced when it burst on the regional scene with Fresh & Easy stores three years ago.
Virgin Mobile USA said June 10 that it launched a prepaid mobile Internet service that uses a Novatel Wireless-powered 3G modem.
Historically, real estate has moved in cycles. Downturns are a normal part of a healthy cycle. These are five important points to understand about real estate and where the market is headed.
The $104.5 million Del Norte High School, with 212,200 square feet of ultramodern buildings encircling a courtyard on 62 acres, looks more like something you'd expect to see in the ritzy Beverly Hills 90210 ZIP code rather than suburban Poway.
Many on-the-go executives and families recently restricted to tighter budgets are creating a demand for fast-casual restaurants.
Opera Development purchased a 10,202-square-foot parcel of land in Golden Hill for $490,000.
Family-owned Chef Works serves up chic comfort to workers in the food service and hospitality industries, including award-winning culinary apparel for executive chefs and waiters.
St. Germaine Children's Charity presented grant funding totaling $110,000 to 13 beneficiaries at its annual Membership and Grants Awards Luncheon on June 9 at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club.
If you care for a loved one with a chronic disease, no doubt you know that the system is sick. Four common chronic conditions , hypertension, asthma, heart disease and diabetes , present a significant public health challenge in San Diego.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions said June 22 its public safety and security segment was recently awarded a total of $5.7 million for security system integration and access control systems integration work.
Pacific Coast National Bank, based in San Clemente and with a branch in Encinitas, was among banks receiving funds from the U.S. Treasury through the TARP, or Troubled Asset Relief Program.
Leading off this week's real estate news from around the county: Barnhart and the city of Chino Hills announced the completion of the Chino Hills Government Center on June 3.
John Ferrari is president of Allegra Print & Imaging Mission Valley, a printing and graphics company that provides copying, design and consultation.
Northern California biotech Geron made history this year when it received FDA approval to test its stem cell therapy in people with spinal cord injuries.
A barbecue restaurant on Goldfinch Street in Mission Hills that closed a couple of years ago will soon reopen as a pizzeria while the building next door that once housed a TV and radio repair shop has been razed to make way for an international restaurant
A conversation with Jeffrey W. Kirsch, executive director at Reuben H. Fleet Science Center.
While the economy may be in the tank, at least one sector appears to be growing.
In good times, Carlsbad real estate development firm Capstone Advisors would be working on a shopping center or residential project. Of course, these are far from good times.
Golf economics, part 1: A foursome plays a beautifully manicured course in the rolling canyon topography of San Diego County.
Circle Foods, which consolidated two locations in San Diego into one in Otay Mesa this year, held its grand opening June 22.
Quasar is rolling out deepwater sensors used to detect gas and oil deposits beneath the ocean floor originally developed through military-related research.
Credit unions, best known for making home and auto loans, are seeing an uptick in business loans as commercial banks tighten credit standards.
Maybe it was the fact that it was a rather dull game, or the fact that only 17,000 of us showed up last week for a 5-0 loss to the Seattle Mariners, but there's something missing this year at Petco Park, and it's more than a team that can score runs consi
Friday, June 19
Weight loss drug maker Arena Pharmaceuticals said June 18 it secured a loan worth $100 million from a New York-based health care investment firm.
One day after its filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, a judge said Eddie Bauer Holdings, the Bellevue, Wash.-based retailer, can pay employee wages and vendors in order to remain operational.
San Diego's unemployment in May rose to 9.4 percent, up from a revised 9.2 percent in April and way up from last year's May jobless rate of 5.4 percent, according to the June 19 report from the state Employment Development Department.
San Diego-based Jack in the Box said June 19 that it has entered into an agreement to sell 55 of its 61 Quick Stuff convenience stores and gas stations.
The San Diego Chargers are talking with an Atlanta-based developer about putting up a stadium along with commercial and residential buildings in Oceanside.
Thursday, June 18
Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has landed a multiyear endorsement deal with San Diego-based H2O Audio.
Given the sorry state of the economy, folks are looking for answers and they just might find some at a June 28 event billed as the first of its kind called the Recession Help Expo.
Kaiser Permanente San Diego is scheduled to open its new, 31,000-square-foot medical office building on Bernardo Center Drive June 22.
The nonprofit communications industry group, CommNexus, and Leap Wireless announced June 17 a new nonprofit incubator to help San Diego startups in the communications industry.
Wednesday, June 17
V-Vehicle Co., a car manufacturer based in San Diego that includes billionaire oil magnate T. Boone Pickens as an investor, said June 17 it's investing $248 million to build a plant in Monroe, La. that's expected to create 1,400 direct jobs.
Median home prices increased again in May continuing the modest recovery that began in January, according to MDA DataQuick of La Jolla.
A software developer for government and military clients, DefenseWeb Technologies, says its rapid growth has prompted the company to move into higher-end class A office headquarters in Sorrento Mesa.
San Diego scientific software company Accelrys named Scipio "Max" Carnecchia as president and CEO, effective June 16.
Tuesday, June 16
SAIC said June 16 that it signed a defense contract worth up to $284 million over five years.
Solar Water Heating Expo is hosting a free, public workshop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 20 at the California Center for Sustainable Energy.
Adding 400,000 square feet of prime exhibit space to the San Diego Convention Center would come at a hefty price and might prompt some tax hikes and fees on local attractions, according to a report consultants prepared for a panel assigned to decide the p
Anti-virus software maker ESET is holding a series of free seminars over the next two weeks through its Securing Our eCity initiative to help residents protect themselves from cybercrime.
EcoDog, a Vista startup that makes technology that allows utility customers to monitor and control their energy use, said June 16 it received an initial round of angel funding from Tom Page, the former president of San Diego Gas & Electric.
Monday, June 15
The race to approve a new antibiotic for treating the drug-resistant "superbug" known as MRSA intensified last week when Trius Therapeutics revealed data showing its experimental drug has potential for curing severe skin infections.
Sempra Energy and Sempra Energy Foundation launched a $1.5 million initiative with Armed Services YMCA and San Diego Food Bank on May 28.
Out with the old and in with the new in this suddenly very wacky world of print journalism.
Spectrum San Diego has introduced a product that can X-ray moving cars and light trucks for explosives, contraband and stowaways at busy inspection sites.
With more and more cities cutting services, some neighborhoods are taking a different approach to maintaining their livability, says Marco Li Mandri.
It's called Future Combat Systems and in Washington, the talk revolves around well, its future.
As Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger considers a plan to eliminate the state's health insurance program for children and cash assistance programs to low-income families in order to reduce the state's budget deficit, San Diego safety net providers are prepping fo
As the governor prepares to make draconian-style cuts in the state's programs, businesses are busy trying to find the appropriate strategy to proceed down the new path to success being created by stimulus funds, programs and new rules of the road.
Before the economy went south, the county typically ranked among the nation's top 10 destinations, and sometimes in the top five, in terms of occupancy rates at inns.
The world's second largest democracy, the United States, arguably takes the prize for lackluster voter turnout.
Two big development projects in downtown San Diego planned years ago are stalled, lacking the financing to move ahead and with little prospects in finding the money anytime soon.
Ever since the Internet put the world on a stage, managing one's online presence has become central to developing a brand and business.
If San Clemente-based Sunstone Hotel Investors hands the keys of the 258-room W San Diego back to its lender, it could be the tip of the iceberg as far as lodging forfeitures and foreclosures go, one regional broker says.
Leading off this week's real estate news from around the county: Ron Lack and Mark Wayne, two veteran commercial real estate executives, have formed Cypress Realty Advisors.
Mayor Jerry Sanders wants to explore moving ahead with efforts to build a new Civic Center, if it can be proved the project could save San Diego money during the next 50 years.
A no interest loan program intended to help business owners catch up on past due payments for other loans may find few takers among commercial banks.
General Dynamics Nassco, still the only full-service and repair shipyard on the West Coast in San Diego's Barrio Logan, said June 15 it delivered the second product carrier ship to customer U.S. Products Investor.
Merrill Lynch's La Jolla office celebrates its 60th anniversary June 15.
J. Graydon Coghlan is president of Coghlan Financial Group, a company specializing in financial planning, risk management, retirement and estate planning, portfolio design, asset management services and financial goal integration.
Hollis-Eden Pharmaceuticals has appointed James Frincke to lead the San Diego biotech following the departure of longtime CEO Richard Hollis.
The San Diego Unified School District's $38.8 million in construction bonds issued June 15 are the first tax credit bonds ever issued under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
The Copley Press sold a 10,000-square-foot office building at 7701 Herschel Ave. in La Jolla for $4.75 million. The buyer was 7701 Herschel. Mike Slattery and Robert Kuzman of Grubb & Ellis|BRE Commercial represented the seller.
As the mayor and San Diego City Council grapple with their fiscal circumstances, they are undoubtedly turning to revenues, and not just cost cutting.
Friday, June 12
Wells Fargo & Co. made a $200,000 grant to the California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to help in the recovery of Hispanic-owned businesses.
Thursday, June 11
The Campo Band of the Mission Indians struck an agreement to build the second wind farm on its reservation, it announced June 11.
Ardea Biosciences said its experimental gout drug successfully lowered uric acid levels in the bloodstream in just eight days in a small mid-stage clinical trial, according to preliminary data released June 10.
RF Industries, a San Diego distributor of radio frequency cables and connectors, reported net income of $214,000 for its second quarter ended April 30, down from net income of $542,000 for the like quarter of 2008.
In a move toward offering a cheaper view of a person's entire genetic makeup, Illumina said June 10 it will offer a consumer test for $48,000.
Qualcomm on June 11 increased financial guidance for the quarter ending June 28, citing increased demand for its mobile chipsets, but cautioned that the financial crisis was still hurting the value of its investments.
Wednesday, June 10
The Port of San Diego, the agency that oversees the state-owned tidelands on San Diego Bay, approved its 2009-2010 fiscal year operating budget of $145 million June 9.
San Diego Gas & Electric said June 9 that it's providing $40 million in rebates and incentives to area business customers this year for qualifying energy-efficient projects.
After its initial delay, the digital TV switch is finally upon us, which means that Qualcomm's Flo TV mobile television service will go nationwide starting with the June 12 switch.
Marine Group Boat Works of Chula Vista said June 5 that it was one of 10 businesses awarded a five-year, indefinite delivery contract from the U.S. Department of Defense to provide repair, refit and maintenance services to Navy ships.
Tuesday, June 9
Arena Pharmaceuticals on June 8 saw its stock return to levels unseen since March after releasing new data on its experimental weight loss drug lorcaserin.
Thanks to a nearly $24 million infusion from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the San Diego Workforce Partnership, the regional job training agency, says it's poised to make some dent in the area's unemployment.
Thirteen percent of San Diego employers responding to the quarterly Manpower survey said they intend to increase hiring in the third quarter, up from 12 percent who said they would be expanding in the second quarter.
Veteran newspaper executive Bob Page acquired two local monthly publications, the San Diego Metropolitan Magazine and its sister publication, the North Park News, from Gary Shaw on June 1 for an undisclosed price.
CardioDynamics, a San Diego-based maker of digital heart monitors, has agreed to be bought by medical device company SonoSite of Washington for $1.35 a share.
After three rounds of voting June 8, the San Diego City Council appointed corporate attorney Lee Burdick as the city's newest port commissioner, replacing Laurie Black, who resigned in April citing family health issues.
Monday, June 8
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposal to close a majority of state parks to help reduce the budget deficit could greatly harm local economies, including Borrego Springs, which relies heavily on tourism brought by Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, one organi
Local landscaping companies and nurseries say the region's drought, which has prompted water restrictions, has spurred demand for products and services.
First-term Rep. Duncan D. Hunter, R-El Cajon, recently introduced legislation that would give business owners sued for alleged Americans with Disabilities Act violations a grace period for making fixes.
The Hourglass Park Field House at Miramar College is a $26 million, fully equipped, state-of-the-art facility that includes a gymnasium, fitness center, classrooms, dance rooms and more
Qualcomm and Taiwan manufacturer Cheng Uei Precision Industry are opening a fabrication plant June 15 to produce low-power Mirasol displays, which could be used in everything from cell phones to laptops.
The California Department of Transportation says the first phase of construction on state Route 905 in Otay Mesa began May 27.
Wells Fargo & Co. was honored by United Way of America with two awards, part of its Spirit of America Awards program that recognizes the company's outstanding commitment to community impact and community volunteerism.
While some buildings are typically framed with metal studs, high steel prices and relatively low wood prices have resulted in a shifting focus in construction circles.
A 1,050-square-foot retail building has sold for $235,000. The property is located at 123 Broadway in Chula Vista.
Corporate communicator Tom Leech runs his own consulting firm, Thomas Leech & Associates in San Diego.
San Diego County is getting $9.6 million for road and bridge resurfacing projects, culvert repair and traffic signal synchronization in unincorporated areas as a result of federal stimulus funding.
Temecula Valley Bancorp's agreement with investors that would boost its capital by $210 million, and comply with regulators' orders, could be the answer to its prayers, but the arrangement still requires further review from investors and, perhaps more imp
The Tri-City Healthcare District sued Scripps Health on June 3, alleging that doctors affiliated with Scripps in North County were preventing patients from seeking treatment at the district's Oceanside hospital.
Rising on a site originally planned for condos, Ten Fifty B is being called a "model for the entire country" for environmentally friendly apartments with income-adjusted rents in the center of a bustling, renewed downtown.
A drug being developed by Trius Therapeutics to combat the antibiotic resistant "superbug" MRSA met its safety and efficacy goals in a mid-stage Phase 2 clinical trial, the company said June 8.
Anacomp, a San Diego provider of data storage services, said June 8 it obtained $7.5 million in new financing from Bridge Bank.
Loop'd Network, a San Diego startup that provides an online social network for action sports enthusiasts, recently closed on an $800,000 funding round to accelerate its e-commerce initiative to put action sports brands front and center of the athletes who
If anyone says downtown condo sales are stagnant and hopeless, there may be another side to the story.
A talk with Debra A. Aitken, assistant vice president, Corporate Real Estate Facilities Department, California Bank & Trust.
Lowering the cost of health care and the possible effects of reform dominated discussions last week at a three-day event hosted by the health insurance industry's biggest lobbyist.
Due to the ailing economy and lack of available financing, sales of all commercial property types were down in San Diego County for a 12-month period ending in March compared with the same time frame a year earlier.
With $887 million in contracts scheduled to be awarded beginning this summer, the agency overseeing operations at Lindbergh Field decided June 4 that it would not adopt a controversial project labor agreement to cover the projects.
New auto sales have slowed to a crawl. Consequently, it should be a great time for businesspeople who keep existing cars running , neighborhood garages and auto parts stores.
Ten Fifty B, a 23-story, 229-unit apartment complex under construction on the north side of B Street between 10th and 11th avenues in downtown San Diego, is being hailed by low-income housing advocates nationwide.
The owner of the W San Diego Hotel, San Clemente-based Sunstone Hotel Investors, which bought it for $96 million at the top of the market, said the property is not making enough money to cover the mortgage or operating costs, and it's willing to turn the
Leading off this week's real estate news from around the county: Escondido-based Realty Income's senior unsecured debt ratings at Baa1 were reviewed and reaffirmed by New York City-based corporate rating services firm Moody's Investment Services.
Amylin Pharmaceuticals unveiled results from a two-year study that demonstrated significant blood glucose control and weight loss for patients who took its once-weekly diabetes treatment, sending its shares up 3 percent to $11.40 in midday trading June 8.
The story of Ventana National Bank, which withdrew its application to launch a local bank a few months ago, was one of an organization with lofty ambitions, obviously too lofty for this troubled economy.
Friday, June 5
Roche, the giant Swiss drug maker, plans to advance an experimental hepatitis C drug being developed with technologies from San Diego-based Metabasis Therapeutics into the clinic, Metabasis said June 5.
A San Diego County grand jury investigation into the relationship between Palomar Pomerado Health and Kaiser Permanente has cleared the health district of any wrongdoing, saying that its contract with Kaiser does not violate any laws.
Efforts to bring the San Diego Chargers to Chula Vista continue.
James Waring, the former head of land use with the city of San Diego, was named by Mayor Jerry Sanders to fill a vacant position on the San Diego Housing Commission.
Thursday, June 4
Anadys Pharmaceuticals said June 4 it is scrapping plans for an early-stage drug program in favor of focusing its efforts on a lead hepatitis C drug as it trims its staff by 20 people, or 40 percent.
A group of California nurses plans to hold protests at an annual meeting of health insurance professionals June 4, arguing that the industry isn't providing real solutions for reform.
A proposed cross-border terminal that would connect Otay Mesa with Tijuana's International Airport is close to filing for a necessary presidential permit.
Wednesday, June 3
The Copley Press has sold its vacant, 10,236-square-foot office building on Herschel Avenue in La Jolla for $4.75 million to 7701 Herschel, LLC.
Tri-City Healthcare District filed a lawsuit against Scripps Health June 3 alleging that doctors affiliated with Scripps in North County were preventing patients from seeking treatment at the district's Oceanside hospital.
The former vice president of the Union-Tribune's Internet outlet, SignOnSanDiego.com, Chris Jennewein is returning to California to be president of the startup digital news service, San Diego News Network.
A San Diego used car dealer was arrested on a charge of state income tax evasion and two felony counts of state income tax fraud, according to the California Franchise Tax Board.
SAIC reported a net profit of $116 million for its first quarter that ended April 30, up 13 percent from the like quarter of 2008.
Dynalectric San Diego said June 3 that it received a contract to install industrial-scale electrical systems at Berth Lima at Naval Air Station North Island.
Tuesday, June 2
Qualcomm said June 2 that its new Mirasol displays , which use ambient daylight and very little power , will be manufactured at a Taiwan fabrication plant dedicated solely to the technology.
Shareholders of Amylin Pharmaceuticals voted to remove two top directors from the company's board, according to preliminary results from the company's annual shareholders meeting.
Temecula Valley Bancorp, operating under regulators' orders to improve its capital base, said June 1 that it entered into a nonbinding letter of intent with Bancroft Capital and other institutional investors for a cash investment of up to $210 million.
San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders along with four other city and county elected officials will announce a summer youth jobs program June 3, with the $7.7 million in funding coming from the federal stimulus package.
With the unemployment rate rising above 9 percent, it's refreshing to hear news of a single job order for 100 new openings, as Manpower San Diego announced June 1.
Monday, June 1
A conversation with Carlos Flores, executive director of the San Diego Regional Center.
The founders of startup Advanced Telemetry are building their business on the concept that when folks see how much energy they're consuming, they'll conserve.
While the sour economy has taken a big bite out of restaurant revenues, and many have sold or gone out of business, some newbies say they've found a niche in the Gaslamp Quarter by offering something different.
Bank regulators are turning up the heat on the walking wounded ?lenders with higher numbers of problem loans and shrinking capital.
Technology firms making medical devices in San Diego, across the country and globally these days are in a position other tech-developing firms envy.
Biotech is increasingly becoming an industry of have and have-nots, Ernst & Young partner Daniel Kleeburg told an audience of a few hundred people who had gathered to hear the latest industry overview at a Biocom breakfast May 27.
Viryd Technologies may be close to the wide-open, breezy testing grounds of West Texas, but it can't shake the semblance of a San Diego firm.
The Automobile Club of Southern California, AAA, predicted late last month that 2.5 million people who live in the region would travel during the Memorial Day weekend, a 2.3 percent drop from the holiday period last year.
A good night's sleep has long been a doctor's mantra in encouraging patients to stay healthy and alert during the daytime. Like good nutrition or proper exercise, healthy benefits stem from adequate rest.
Lise Warschawski gifted UC San Diego $1 million in honor of her late husband, Stefan Warschawski, founder of the university's Department of Mathematics.
WestJet Airlines launched new seasonal roundtrip service from Lindbergh Field to Calgary International Airport four days a week on June 1.
With money for working capital scarce, small businesses lacking sterling credit but showing positive cash flow are using an alternative to traditional bank loans to fund operations.
The San Diego Union-Tribune newsroom and other local media outlets are abuzz over a recent story that broke in the L.A. Times.
Enviance earned an honor recently from a Washington, D.C. nonprofit for using emissions management technology to improve fuel efficiency for Denver's public fleet.
Socialwise, a San Diego startup traded over the counter, has introduced an online payment system that targets teens and preteens.
The turnout for a grand opening event at downtown's Breeza condos recently was encouraging to the developers, considering that 300 people showed up , 100 more than expected.
Local veteran Karen Mullen has been named vice president of advertising for the San Diego Business Journal, Publisher Armon Mills said recently.
In the first approach of its kind, San Diego-based Fate Therapeutics will begin testing a small molecule drug in combination with stem cells extracted from cord blood to see whether the approach can replenish the blood systems in people with leukemia and
TorreyPines Therapeutics said its board has voted unanimously to liquidate the company's assets after failing to find a buyer or to negotiate other alternatives allowing it to remain in business.
Kyocera Wireless Corp., a San Diego unit of Japan-based Kyocera Corp., said it received the Directors Recycling Award from the city of San Diego's Environmental Services Department for its recycling efforts.
At the U.S. General Services Administration, we believe that our nation's historic public buildings , similar to family heirlooms, chronicling the passing of eras , are monuments to the strength, spirit and longevity of our government, forever preserving
An immense mixed-use project has been proposed to rise up from the parking lot of the 166-acre site of Qualcomm Stadium in Mission Valley.
Before opening the MediaTech Institute in Oceanside to teach others the recording arts and film industry, Russell Whitaker was at the heart of Texas music and recording for three decades.
Leading off this week's compilation of real estate news from around San Diego County: Construction has commenced at Paseo Carlsbad, a two-story, 75,000-square-foot retail center.