What’s in a (Nick) Name?

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In 2022, what is the best nickname for San Diego, a city clearly on the rise and increasingly punching above its weight on the national and international stage?

Endera Launches Software and Mobile App

TECHNOLOGY: New Platforms Work for Any Vehicle Fleet

San Diego-based Endera continues to roll out new technology for its line of zero-emission commercial electric vehicles, the latest being the launch of new software and a mobile app.

GoFundMe Buying Nonprofit Fundraising Platform Classy

NONPROFITS: San Diego-born Fundraising Firms Unite

Two San Diego-born and bred companies will be joining forces later this year to become the go-to spot for people looking to donate to causes that matter to them.

New Theme Park Coming to Chula Vista

TOURISM: Sesame Place to Open in March

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS) is getting closer to opening its newest theme park under the colorful umbrella of its family of entertainment sites across the U.S.

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Architect Hal Sadler Passes Away at 91

Harold G. Sadler, better known to the community as Hal Sadler, passed away at age 91 on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022 in San Diego. Sadler was surrounded by family and looking out over the bay and the city he loved.

Museum Doubles Size With $105M Expansion

CONSTRUCTION: La Jolla Project Included Rewards, Challenges

A $105 million renovation and expansion of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla is wrapping up with the museum scheduled to open to the public in April.

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Ken Weixel Joins Procopio as Senior Growth Advisor

LIFE SCIENCES: Hire Bolsters SD’s Largest Law Firm’s PBA Subsidiary

San Diego’s largest law firm announced this week that Kenneth Weixel has joined Procopio Business Advisors (PBA), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Procopio law firm, in the newly created position of senior growth advisor.

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Qualcomm’s IoT Unit Reimagines Retail

TECHNOLOGY: Company Now Offers Solutions to Retail Supply Chain, Labor, Waste Issues

San Diego-based Qualcomm’s IoT unit has been working toward transforming retail for over three years now, and this week the company presented its vision of a tech-enhanced retail shopping experience at NRF 2022.

Illumina Reports ‘Banner Year’ in FY21

LIFE SCIENCES: Sales Driven by Genomics Testing Coverage

“The acceleration of genomics in healthcare drove a very strong year for Illumina in 2021 and is building momentum for our business in 2022 and beyond.”

Special Report: Accounting

Accounting Has a Distinctive Flair in 2022

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Sony Electronics President Neal Manowitz Joins North San Diego Business Chamber Board

The North San Diego Business Chamber has elected Neal Manowitz, president and chief operating officer of Sony Electronics, to its board of directors.

Quidel Has Strong Q4, COVID Tests in Demand

BIOTECH: Firm Reports Selling 65 Million QuickVue Coronavirus Antigen Tests

Six days after the close of the year, diagnostic test maker Quidel Corp. (Nasdaq: QDEL) offered a preview of fourth quarter and annual financial results.

Affordable Housing Project First of Four Planned for Escondido

$32 Million Valley Senior Village Is Slated to Be First of a Series

A downtown Escondido apartment project that started construction in mid-January will be the first in a series of similar North County affordable housing projects.

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FS Design Redoing Interiors at Palomar Medical Center

HEALTHCARE: Revamped Decor Focuses on Patient Comfort

Cold, sterile maybe even scary used to be words that might come to mind in describing a traditional medical center or outpatient clinic. Now, try warm, inviting, even comfortable.

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Irvine Co. Expands San Diego Offices

Business Owns 9 Million Square Feet of Commercial Space in the Local Market

Irvine Company is expanding its San Diego operations as the company predicts a big year in 2022.

Callaway, Port Officials Ink Exclusive Negotiating Agreement for New Harbor Island Topgolf

Topgolf, a popular golf-themed entertainment company, could be teeing it up soon at a new location on Harbor Island.

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Waterford Property Pays $157M for 3 Apartment Complexes

REAL ESTATE: Lower Rents the Goal in Escondido

Waterford Property Co., based in Newport Beach, has acquired three Escondido apartment complexes for $157 million in partnership with the California Statewide Community Development Authority as part of a program to provide stable housing for middle income renters.

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Escient Pharmaceuticals Appoints Joshua Grass as New CEO

BIOTECH: Company Co-Founder Dr. Alain Baron Retires

San Diego-based Escient Pharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage company focused on discovering and developing therapies to address serious, unserved medical needs, has named Joshua Grass as the company’s new chief executive officer.

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World Lacrosse Championship Coming to SD

TOURISM: Prestigious Event Slated for Summer 2023

When the men’s world lacrosse championship comes to San Diego in 2023, regardless of which team prevails, area officials say the event will be a big win for tourism in the county.

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