San Diego News

Tue, Jan 29, 2013

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new cholesterol treatment from Carlsbad’s Isis Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ISIS) and its French partner Genzyme, clearing the path for Isis' first drug to reach market.

San Diego’s Websense Inc. (Nasdaq: WBSN), which produces software and security systems to defend against cyber attacks, reported record income of $122 million for the fourth quarter, rising 5 percent over last year.


Thermo Fisher Scientific (NYSE: TMO), the world’s largest maker of laboratory equipment and scientific instruments, is considering making an offer for Carlsbad’s Life Technologies (Nasdaq: LIFE), three sources close to the talks have told the Reuters news agency.

James C. Schmidt could tell you all about the history of San Diego. That is, if you could keep him still long enough.

Adm. James Winnefeld, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, almost wasn't allowed to deliver his kickoff keynote address at the 2013 AFCEA West conference.

Silvergate Bank in La Jolla more than doubled its net income from $3.1 million in 2011 to $7.4 million in 2012 – its highest annual total since its founding in 1988.

San Diego attorney Karen Dow has been elected to serve on Connect's executive committee.

San Diego attorney Erwin Cena has joined the law firm Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton as an associate.

(AP) -- A multimillion-dollar science fiction collection has been donated to the library at San Diego State University.

The Southern California chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers has named San Diego Superior Court Judge Maureen F. Hallahan the 2013 recipient of the San Diego County Family Law Judge of the Year.

Reverse mortgages are causing trouble for the Federal Housing Administration, which could result in new policies going into effect in the next couple months.

The national labor and employment law firm Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart P.C. has opened an office in San Diego with Spencer Skeen serving as the founding and managing shareholder. Skeen previously was with Fisher & Phillips.

Nearly a dozen Chula Vista businesses were awarded recently for efforts to improve energy efficiency, water conservation, waste reduction, and pollution prevention through their participation in the city’s Green Business Challenge.

Clark R. Hudson, a shareholder at Neil, Dymott, Frank, McFall & Trexler APLC, was named “San Diego Defense Lawyer of the Year” by the San Diego Defense Lawyers at the group's 29th annual installation dinner Saturday in Balboa Park.

Foreclosure rates in the San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos area decreased for the month of November compared to the same period last year, according to newly released data from CoreLogic.

Six California homebuilders including San Diegans Robert McLeod of Newland Communities and Tom Sudberry of Sudberry Properties have been named to the California Homebuilding Foundation Hall of Fame.

Mama’s Pantry, a service of Mama’s Kitchen, seeks hosts for food drives throughout the country in an effort to collect 100 barrels of food in February.

In an effort to serve its East Coast client base, Encinitas-based Infinitely Virtual, a provider of virtual server cloud computing services, has announced the phased move of its backup data center from San Diego to the Boston area.

San Diego-based Novatel Wireless Inc. (Nasdaq: NVTL) announced Tuesday that its new MiFi 5510L Intelligent Mobile Hotspot is about to be launched on the Verizon Wireless network as the Verizon Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi 5510L.

San Diego entrepreneurs saw some positive growth in net profit, revenue and number of employees over the past six months, according to the Entrepreneurs' Organization's Global Entrepreneur Indicator Study.


On March 16, 2013, the “first inventor to file” provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) come into effect. These provisions introduce a significant change in U.S. patent law and will affect patent-filing strategy in the United States.

The biotech and technology industries in San Diego continued to act as money magnets in 2012, but startups are having a tough time locking down dollars.

He's not sitting on a clear lake fishing in New Hampshire, but the memory of doing so growing up is one of the inspirations to Jon Loveland's career of turning originally undrinkable water into something fresh, clean and useful.

When Carlos Nunez, M.D., joined CareFusion almost two years ago as chief medical officer, the company was still in its infancy.

Dr. Todd Coleman is getting big attention for his work with wireless sensors the size of tiny temporary tattoos.

As a 5-year-old growing up in North Carolina, Erna Adelson saved her pocket money and stowed it away in her piggy bank. Her father explained to her how she could own a part of a company by buying shares in the stock market, so she decided to buy one share of Duke Power.

AL International Inc. announced that its Youngevity brand has partnered with actress Marilu Henner, who will act as celebrity brand ambassador, and Jack In The Box Inc. announced the launch of its redesigned website,, according to company announcements, SEC filings and Bloomberg News.

The following "Local Notes" appeared in The Daily Transcript's Jan. 30, 1911 issue:
The entire issue of bonds of the new Marston Building company, aggregating $300,000 has been taken by the Bank of Commerce of this city. The sale of the bonds is for the purpose of erecting the big department store building at 5th, C and 6th.

The 14,427-square-foot, single-tenant industrial building at 3555 Aero Court, San Diego 92123, has been sold for $4,095,000.

Victor Krebs and Rob Morgan, of Colliers International, represented the seller in the Deal of the Week.

(AP) -- Three people face charges for their role in an alleged fraud scheme by using the Internet to target struggling homeowners in Northern California.

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