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Guild Mortgage’s Acquisition Strategy Goes After Companies and TalentAs the mortgage market gets more competitive and the wider economy grows more volatile, Mary Ann McGarry and her fellow investors at Guild Mortgage are taking things in stride.

Jack in the Box Exploring Possible Sale

The Board of Directors, management and legal team and financial advisers have yet to make an official decision as to which direction the company will go in or what timetable it is considering, but the company did say it has had discussions with potential buyers.

For Burger Lounge, Product and Preparation Should Only Make It Look Easy

The acronym is K.I.S.S. Or, “keep it simple, stupid.” But, simple doesn’t necessarily mean easy. Just ask Burger Lounge’s President and CEO J. Dean Loring.

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S.D. Accounting Business Helps Restaurants Keep Tabs on Ingredient Costs

Flores Financial Services, a San Diego-based accounting and HR business for restaurants and grocery stores, added a new service that lets its clients better track costs.

Trends in Office Design Include Collaborative Areas, Access to Amenities

When it comes to keeping up with the latest trends in urban designs, the San Diego lifestyle plays a major role in what comes to fruition.

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Schwartz Semerdjian Cauley & Moot Acquires Small & Schena LLP Firm

Attorneys William F. Small and John A. Schena will be joining Schwartz Semerdjian Cauley & Moot as partners starting Jan. 2, 2019.

Mitek Cuts Chief Operating Officer

Mitek Systems will cut its chief operating officer in January. Mitek also received a bigger offer from ASG Technologies, which has been looking to buy the company.

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Procopio Expands Office Space

The full-service business and litigation AmLaw 200 firm’s downtown San Diego and Del Mar Heights offices now have a combined 62,000 square feet of space that was either added or refurbished.

Following Misconduct Allegations, Lam Research CEO Leaves Qualcomm’s Board

Lam Research CEO Martin Anstice left the company due to misconduct allegations. The newly elected member will also leave Qualcomm's board.

Jack in the Box National Franchisee Assn. Sues Jack in the Box, Inc.

Filed in Los Angeles, the breach of contract and implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing lawsuit alleges Jack in the Box failed to perform its contractual duties.

Beverage Entrepreneurs Took Their Idea Back to Schools

RETAIL: College Outlets Are Path to Growth in Crowded Marketplace

While some students his age might have been more inclined to explore the culture of alcohol consumption on campus, it was a whole other type of beverage that then 21-year-old Kevin Gelfand was craving.

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Court Narrows Use of Non-Solicitation Clause

LEGAL: AMN Loses Bid to Limit Ex-Recruiters’ Actions

A recent ruling involving competing health care staffing firms headquartered in San Diego makes it tougher for employers to restrict past employees from soliciting former clients.

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San Diego Philanthropists Donate $1M to UCSD

Daniel and Phyllis Epstein, La Jolla residents and local philanthropists, have committed $1 million to UC San Diego.

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California Is Leading Way on Drone Policies

California was one of 10 states selected to participate in a new federal program that promises to bring drone policies into the 21st century, and the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department is already testing drones that could help combat fires.

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Jack in the Box Explores Sales Options, Reports Reuters

This follows Jack in the Box’s sale of Qdoba earlier this year to private equity firm Apollo Global Management LLC for about $305 million cash.

San Diego’s Moxy Hotel Opens

Developed with San Diego-based J Street Hospitality and Azul Hospitality Group, Moxy San Diego is a nine-story, 126-room, millennial-minded boutique hotel in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter.

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