CONSTRUCTION

West sees large spike in design activity in July

Design activity in the West made a huge leap from negative to positive in July, according to the latest American Institute of Architects Architecture Billings Index released on Wednesday.

DEFENSE

Pacific Command's boss talks military challenges, opportunities

Adm. Samuel Locklear III, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, has a lot on his plate.

GENERAL

Car sales slow in San Diego

The pace of new vehicle sales in San Diego County slid sharply during the second quarter, falling to less than half the statewide growth rate, according to data released last week by the California New Car Dealers Association.

DEFENSE

SPAWAR selects 5 vendors for $2.5B CANES multiple award contract

HOSPITALITY

R.A. Rauch & Associates to manage Keating Hotel

REAL ESTATE

Apartment in Golden Hill on A St. sells

LIFESTYLE

Asian Heritage Awards set for November

GENERAL

St. Vincent de Paul Village online specialty auction begins

GENERAL

Port seeks search firm to find new CEO

REAL ESTATE

Housing investors in Calif. shifting from urban to rural

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Coronado's oldest brokerage expects another record year

A time traveler of today visiting the Coronado of six decades ago would see two businesses still in operation just a few blocks from each other: the Hotel del Coronado and Lee Mather Co. Realtors.

Calm in Financial Markets Rests on Faith in the Fed: Jim O'Neill

Aug. 19 (Bloomberg View) -- Talk about a summer lull. I worked in finance for the best part of 30 years, and I can’t remember a period quite like this. Such a peculiar calm presents certain challenges. I'm almost glad not to be more actively involved.

California drought to hit Americans in the palate

California is suffering an epic drought.

Tahoe imperiled by drought, officials say

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Lake Tahoe, a crown jewel of the Western landscape, is being challenged by drought, invasive species, the threat of catastrophic wildfire and climate change, officials said Tuesday.

Firefighting costs eroding conservation

The Obama administration detailed on Wednesday the toll that the escalating cost of fighting forest fires has had on other projects as it pushes Congress to overhaul how it pays for the most severe blazes.

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BUSINESS NEWS VIDEOS

In The News

Aug. 20, 2014, 5:00 p.m. -- In local news, Admiral Samuel Locklear, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, spoke at an SDMAC breakfast Tuesday and the Western U.S. made a huge leap to positive design activity.

Feature Videos

ALS Association's Steve Becvar on the Ice Bucket Challenge

Aug. 18, 2014 -- George Chamberlin speaks with Steve Becvar, executive director of the ALS Association Greater San Diego Chapter, about the Ice Bucket Challenge, the sixth annual ALS Golf Classic on Aug. 29 and other efforts to raise funds and awareness for fighting cure Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Special Reports

Sourcebook - 2014

The Daily Transcript presents SourceBook 2014, featuring our database of San Diego's top companies.

US & World

Some Fed officials want to slow economic help soon

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some Federal Reserve officials think the U.S. economy is improving fast enough that the Fed will need to act sooner than previously thought to slow the extraordinary support it's been providing through ultra-low interest rates.

Countrywide’s Mozilo Said to Face U.S. Suit Over Subprime Loans

Beheading Signals Tougher Islamic State Tactics Confront Obama

WTI oil rises first time in 3 days as US inventories decline

Obama: US won't stop confronting Islamic State

Ferguson at Turning Point as Streets Return to Relative Calm (1)

California

Bill would block expulsion for 'willful defiance'

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The state Senate approved legislation Tuesday that would prevent California schools from expelling students for willfully defying school authorities, a punishment that activists say is unevenly applied and disproportionately affects minority students.

California Hospital Treating Patient Possibly Exposed to Ebola

California terror suspect undergoing mental tests

Tahoe imperiled by drought, officials say

Waste Management sues Oakland over trash contract

Topics

Small Business

The Daily Transcript celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit with small business news and how-to articles, roundtables and more.

The Real Deal

Join The Daily Transcript in recognizing the 2013 commercial real estate deals of the year. We'll look at top commercial leases and sales over the past year, and see what's in store for 2014.

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Soaring Dimensions - San Diego is Building Again. Get Involved!

Soaring Dimensions 2014, now and all year long on San Diego Source. The special August 28 print publication features articles, profiles and videos on some of San Diego's most recognized companies involved in making San Diego soar once more. Construction, architecture, engineering, tenant improvement companies, plus law firms and government, all working to create a vibrant economy and positive local impact.

Newsmaker Videos

Ted Bumgardner, Xpera Group

Ted Bumgardner, president of Xpera Group, discusses the many different support services the company offers to the construction industry, including forensics, construction management, quality assurance and more.

Around Town

Scripps Ranch

Scripps Ranch

“I love the vibrancy of this community. We came out here from the Midwest and, because there are so many people who are also transplants, it's just so open and warm. That applies to all of San Diego, but Scripps Ranch in particular. ... It's just a wonderful place to live.” – Scripps Ranch resident and Channel 10 reporter Steve Fiorina