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On The Agenda: San Diego salutes veterans with Monday parade

San Diego will honor the nation’s heroes this Veterans Day for their patriotism, sacrifice and willingness to serve. A parade will step off in downtown San Diego Monday, and the rest of the week will follow with solar, planning, technology and architecture events – many of which may not have been possible without the dedication of the nation’s veterans.

The Veterans United San Diego’s 2012 Veterans Day Parade will honor San Diego County’s veterans on Monday. The parade will march a new route through San Diego’s historic Gaslamp District and will feature expanded performance opportunities for marching bands. Grand Marshal Chuck Yeager will be present. The parade steps off at 11 a.m. in downtown San Diego on Pacific Highway.

The Distributed Solar Summit held at the Del Mar Hilton begins Tuesday. The summit takes place during a time when the sector faces an emerging new competitive landscape, shaped by government support, low natural gas prices and tougher financial hurdles. The Del Mar Hilton is located on 15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd. in Del Mar.

Representatives from Imperial Beach, Del Mar and Encinitas will highlight recent and ongoing planning updates and showcase new sustainable development opportunities at the ULI San Diego/Tijuana Implementing Smart Growth Development meeting. The panel includes Gregory Wade, assistant city manager and community development director for Imperial Beach; Al Corti, principal at CortiGilchrist Partnership LLC; Patrick Murphy, director of planning and building for Encinitas; and Greg Shannon, president of Sedona Pacific Corp. The event runs from 7:30 to 9 a.m. on Tuesday at The University Club of 750 B St.

Women in Technology International hosts "Mobile Application Trends: The Making of a Wedding Planning App" on Tuesday. The event will cover current app marketing and pricing trends, and how being fully accessible to customers leads to open communication, trust, loyalty and five-star ratings. The event runs from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Fish & Richardson on 12390 El Camino Real.

The NewSchool of Architecture and Design presents "How Does Design Change Your World" on Tuesday at the NewSchool of Architecture and Design on 1249 F St. The group will discuss a global perspective of design and digital arts, and introduce international schools and a new degree program to San Diego. The event runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

North County community members can meet and speak with Mike Niggli, SDG&E’s president and chief operating officer, at the SDG&E North County Community Spotlight on Wednesday. Other SDG&E experts on North County community projects will also be available. The event runs from 5 to 7 p.m. at the California Center for the Arts on 340 N. Escondido Blvd. in Escondido.

John Chiang, California State Controller, and Dr. Lynn Reaser, PLNU chief economist, will discuss the election results and fiscal fog at the Fermanian Business & Economic Institute/ PLNU Economic Outlook 2013 on Thursday. The event runs from 7 to 9:30 a.m. at the Liberty Station Conference Center on 2600 Laning Drive.

The Lawyers Club of San Diego’s monthly luncheon is on Thursday at the Bristol Court Hotel. The luncheon will feature a mentorship roundtable. It runs from noon to 1:15 p.m. on 1055 First Ave.

The Convention Center hosts the 58th U.S. annual Employee Benefits Conference from Nov. 11 through 14. The conference features more than 120 sessions from basic to advanced, covering topics ranging from fiduciary responsibility, health and welfare, communication, and general human resources to administrative technology and personal fund advisers.

The Gerontological Society of America presents the 65th annual Scientific Meeting from Nov. 14 to 18 at the Convention Center. More than 4,000 attendees in the field of aging are expected to attend the meeting, featuring 400 scientific sessions including symposia, paper and poster presentations.


Local earnings

Monday: Cardium Therapeutics Inc. (CXM), Cubic Corp. (CUB), MEI Pharma Inc. (MEIP), Trovagene Inc. (TROV)

Tuesday: Royale Energy Inc. (ROYL), TearLab Corp. (TEAR)

Wednesday: InfoSonics Corp. (IFON), Lpath Inc. (LPTN), Overland Storage Inc. (OVRL)

Thursday: None

Friday: None


IPOs planned

The following is a list of initial public offerings planned for the coming week:

Energy & Exploration Partners Inc. - Fort Worth, Texas, 15.8 million shares, priced $14 to $16, managed by Canaccord Genuity and Johnson Rice. Proposed NYSE symbol ENXP. Business: Oil and gas E&P focused on unconventional resources.

Ruckus Wireless Inc. - Sunnyvale, Calif., 8.4 million shares, priced $13 to $15, managed by Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Deutsche Bank. Proposed NYSE symbol RKUS. Business: Provides carrier-class Wi-Fi systems to telecoms and enterprises.

Silvercrest Asset Management Group - New York, 4.6 million class A shares, priced $11 to $13, managed by Sandler O'Neill and Raymond James. Proposed Nasdaq symbol SAMG. Business: Investment company with $11 billion in assets under management for ultra high net worth individuals.


National Events


Bond market closed for Veterans Day. U.S. stock markets are open.


The Treasury releases the federal budget for October.

Cisco Systems Inc. and The Home Depot Inc. report quarterly financial results.


The Commerce Department issues retail sales data for October and business inventories for September; the Labor Department reports the Producer Price Index for October; and the Federal Reserve releases minutes from its October interest-rate meeting.


The Labor Department reports weekly jobless claims and the Consumer Price Index for October; and Freddie Mac releases weekly mortgage rates.

Gap Inc., Sears Holdings Corp., Target Corp., Viacom Inc., and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. report quarterly financial results.


The Federal Reserve releases industrial production for October.

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