Gossip Grill: The Go-To Place for LGBTQ+ Community

Where ‘Welcome Home Beautiful’ is More Than a Motto

Moe Girton is the owner and general manager of Gossip Grill, the successful women-forward bar, restaurant and nightclub in Hillcrest.

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Lawyers Weigh In on Work-From-Home, Hybrid Employment Issues

LEGAL: Changes in Workplace Agreements Prompt New Challenges for Employers

Hybrid work, telework, flex work – all these terms have become commonplace since the COVID-19 virus made trips into the office unsafe during the height of the pandemic. And now, even with vaccines readily available and life returning to some semblance of “normal,” many employers are still offering employees work from home options.

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USD Program Preps Product Managers

EDUCATION: Offers Path to High-Paying Career with Growing Need

Even as reports that the red-hot job market is showing signs of cooling down and hiring slows, there are still some job titles with growing demand that are going unfilled at companies throughout San Diego. One such title is product manager.

Walking the Walk, Talking the Talk

Milo Shapiro Teaches Others How to be Heard

Improvisational theater is an art form that isn’t for everyone, but local San Diego business owner Milo Shapiro has turned improv into a successful career for more than two decades.

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San Diego’s ‘Prints Charming’

Consolidated Concepts Focused on Commercial Printing, Promotional Products

Walking in his maternal grandfather’s footsteps was not the plan Todd Cazin had in mind for his career, but for more than 20 years, the San Diego native has partly “copied” what has worked for his family’s nearly 70-year-old company.

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Great Ecology Recognized as Wetlands Hero

ESG: Ecological Consulting Firm Gets National Award

New York native-turned-La Jolla resident Mark Laska, president, founder and CEO of Great Ecology, a leading ecological consulting firm based in San Diego, was honored at the Environmental Law Institute’s 33rd National Wetlands Awards last month.

24 Area Water Agencies to Collect Over $90M

LEGAL: San Diego County Water Authority Wins Rate Case

Two dozen members of the San Diego County Water Authority, a wholesale water supplier in the county, will be collecting more than $10 million as part of a successful litigation against the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

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Pride in the Public Sector

Consulting Company Cultivates Diversity in Utilities Field

Few companies felt more seen, heard and validated than San Diego’s Pride Resource Partners when earlier this year the California Public Utilities Commission opened the doors for greater opportunities for lesbian-, gay-, bisexual- and transgender-owned businesses.

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Opening Up Opportunities in Social Media Businesses

EMPLOYMENT: Incubator Addresses Unique Job Needs of Military Spouses

Even amidst a tight labor market with excessive job openings, there are some demographics that have not recovered from the pandemic. “There is a 30% unemployment rate right now for military spouses,” said Victoria Carlborg of the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce.

Elevating Event Planning

MIHO Experience is More Than Catering

A friendship forged in the food world over a decade ago has blossomed into an innovative and successful catering company that plans and designs upscale events around San Diego County.

Passions Percolate at Deja Brew

Lounge Mixes Asian, Hispanic Cultures in Coffee and More

Vannak Seang met Mariana Covarrubias in the mid 2010s when both were attending classes and working toward their culinary arts degrees at the Art Institute of California - San Diego.

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Vintage La Jolla Hotel Gets a Makeover

REAL ESTATE: Oceanic Enterprises Completes $4.5M Renovation

A La Jolla hotel has undergone a $4.5 million renovation by Oceanic Enterprises, giving it an art deco flavor along with a new name.

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Violet-colored Desserts Make for a Bright Future

All Things Ube Find Success Using Purple Yam

The purple yam and a recipe using it that was handed down by her father, a native of the Philippines, has turned into a success story for San Diego baker Daphne Daung.

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Travel Nurses Ease Critical Hospital Demand

HEALTHCARE: ‘Heroes in the Hotspots’

Demand for traveling nurses has slackened since the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic but staffing companies that represent the nurses said the demand remains high with far more openings than nurses to take them.

Cold-pressed Juices Quench Thirst of Fans in San Diego

It’s All Healthy at a R3FRESHing Spot in Kearny Mesa

When Joe Kao’s grandfather, David, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in his late 60s, Kao’s mother, Sharon, pulled out all the stops to ensure that her father’s physical health was as well as could be.

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