San Diego News

Mon, Mar 30, 2015

The San Diego ESI Forum will hold an event next month with the goal of demystifying some of the mathematics inherent in using computers to locate, prioritize and review the massive amounts of electronically stored information that confront litigants in almost every instance.

Lawyers Club of San Diego will hold a “Pathways to the Bench” luncheon with three local judges on Thursday.

The Federal Aviation Administration granted Sempra Energy’s SDG&E subsidiary a Section 333 exemption to use unmanned aircraft systems for commercial purposes.

On Monday, April 6, the Boys & Girls Club of Southwest County will host its 15th Annual Kids Cup Golf Tournament. Sponsored by Paradise Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC, this popular event will take place at Bear Creek Golf Club, a spectacular and challenging Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course.

A new ELECTRI International research project is now available to NECA members: Next Steps in Portability as a Means to Improve the Electrical Construction Industry and Benefit IBEW Membership.

The NECA Show is largest gathering of manufactures and distributers for electrical professionals in North America!

As technology evolves, so too does Braille Institute, thanks to the generous support of its donors. One essential way that the center's free classes support students' needs is through unique technology courses that help people who are visually impaired become familiar with and comfortable using everyday technology.

San Diego gas & Electric has been granted authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct aerial inspections of its electric and gas facilities using unmanned aircraft systems.

McDonald’s Corp. will experiment with serving breakfast all day at some San Diego-area locations as CEO Steve Easterbrook seeks to pull the restaurant chain out of a U.S. sales slump.

The San Diego Stock Exchange Index closed higher Monday at 197.09, up 2.89 percent from Friday. Advancing issues beat decliners 62 to 31 and 88 issues were unchanged. Auspex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: ASPX) was the top dollar gainer, up $29.45 to $100.36. Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corp. (Nasdaq: ADMP) was the top dollar loser, down $1.56 to $3.83. For the complete, updated San Diego Stock Exchange Index visit

Regulators plan to close a case that raised questions about faulty equipment at the shuttered San Onofre nuclear power plant.

Realtor Carlos Gutierrez has moved to Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, affiliating with its La Jolla office.

BAE Systems plans to make a $100 million investment to its San Diego shipyard, adding another dry dock and pier to expand its ship repair, maintenance and modernization services for commercial and government customers, namely the U.S. Navy.

Companies are facing increasing costs of workers' compensation insurance, as well as increasing administrative obligations in handling employee leaves of absence due to workplace injuries.


Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. is buying San Diego-based Auspex Pharmaceuticals Inc. for about $3.2 billion in a move to strengthen its position on central nervous system condition treatments.

SmartDrive Systems, a company that provides driving performance solutions that reduce collisions and improve fuel efficiency, announced Monday that it has raised $50 million in funding.

Sorrento Therapeutics Inc. has hired George K. Ng as its executive vice president and chief legal officer. Ng will be responsible for all legal, compliance and intellectual property functions.

Realty Income Corp. announced Monday that it will be added to the S&P 500 Index after the close of trading April 6.

Auspex Pharmaceuticals Inc. reported that Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. agreed to buy Auspex for about $3.5 billion -- $101 per share-- in cash to gain drugs that curb tics and other movement disorders, and Sempra Energy reported its SDG&E subsidiary was granted a Section 333 approval from the FAA to use unmanned aerial systems, according to company announcements, SEC filings and Bloomberg News.

The following "Local Notes" appeared in The Daily Transcript's March 31, 1917 issue:

LOS ANGELES -– Pending home resales in California soared in February to the biggest annual increase in nearly six years, the first double-digit annual gain in nearly three years and the third straight year-to-year increase, the California Association of Realtors (CAR) said.

(AP) -- Wildlife officials say bighorn sheep have been relocated to their ancestral range in the Sierra Nevada, putting the endangered animal on a path to recovery.


Monica Piepenkotter learned her first major lesson in finance in rural Minnesota at the age of 8, when -- like many young kids -- she asked her parents if she could have a horse someday. “They told me I could have whatever I wanted, as long I could finance it,” she says.


While studying at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Candace Moon worked as a bartender at Hamilton’s Tavern, a craft beer bar in San Diego’s South Park neighborhood.


A coalition of 30-some organizations banded together at the start of March to announce the launch of a GoGlobal San Diego campaign aimed at increasing the region’s exports by $6 billion in five years and actively working to attract foreign direct investment -- two areas that a Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase report found San Diego performed poorly in. The buzz around foreign trade, while welcomed, was nothing new for Lynn Hijar, founder of iBiz247, a San Diego-based website that compiles information and resources on exporting and importing to anyone around the world, and who has had a hand in the international trade market for years.


Lorraine Hutchinson, a deputy chief with the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, has played the odds in work and life and come out ahead. In a paramilitary fire-rescue department with just a handful of African-American women, she has ascended to one of its highest ranks. And while African-American women have the highest breast cancer mortality rate overall despite a lower incidence rate than white women, Hutchinson is a breast cancer survivor who has served as a spokeswoman for the Susan G. Komen breast cancer foundation’s San Diego affiliate.

For the third year in a row, the National Association for Female Executives on recently named San Diego's Scripps Health as one of the top 10 companies for executive women, based on its policies and practices encouraging women's advancement.

Becoming an F-14 Tomcat fighter pilot for the U.S. Navy is no small feat. Logging 1,000 flight hours,132 successful day landings and 45 night landings on aircraft carriers are impressive accomplishments.


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