San Diego News

Wed, Feb 13, 2013

Tijuana's chapter of the National Chamber of Transformation Industries (CANACINTRA, as it is known in Mexico) will be hosting a monthly seminar on supply chain opportunities in Baja California's manufacturing sector.


County Board of Supervisors Chairman Greg Cox called for making county facilities more efficient, praised his colleagues for producing balanced budgets and deemed the state-mandated prisoner realignment as perhaps the biggest risk facing the county in 2013 as he delivered the annual State of the County address Wednesday.


Fish & Richardson has been named a top national trademark law firm for the third consecutive year by World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000, a guide to "the world's leading trademark legal services providers."


The civil litigation law firm Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz PC has named Cassandra Mougin, Christina Bernstein, Jeffrey Miyamoto and Valerie Garcia Hong as shareholders in its San Diego office.


The stage appears to be set for continued improvement for San Diego County's office, industrial, retail and apartment markets.


Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP has elevated attorneys Michael R. Leake and Michael D. Orlando to partner.


Volvo Group Venture Capital, a subsidiary to the Volvo Group, has made a strategic investment in San Diego-based DriveCam, a global driver risk management company. Through the investment, Volvo Group becomes a minority shareholder in the company. The details of the transaction were not disclosed.


According to a report, third-party-owned solar delivered more than $938 million to the California economy in 2012, marking a single year record. San Diego, the report also said, was the state’s top city for the year in total value of home solar contracts, third-party-owned or not.


BioMed Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: BMR) has priced its public offering of 12.7 million shares of its common stock at $20.50 per share, bringing in approximately $260.4 million in gross proceeds. The offering is expected to close on or about Feb. 19.


HEALTH | BIOTECH | FINANCE

The onset of the flu season helped San Diego’s Quidel Inc. (Nasdaq: QDEL) increase its profits in the last quarter, handily beating Wall Street expectations.


Cyber attacks have increased by nearly 600 percent over the past year, according to a report released Wednesday by Websense Security Labs, a research team of San Diego’s Websense Inc. (Nasdaq: WBSN), which produces security software for email and mobile communications.


REAL ESTATE | BIOTECH

Despite exceptionally weak leasing, San Diego has risen to become the second strongest biotechnology cluster in the country, according to a Jones Lang LaSalle report.


Energy investment is the only stimulus the economy needs, according to the founder and chief executive of Citizens for Affordable Energy.


Kleege Enterprises, which already purchased the 124-space Cabrillo Motor Lodge in Chula Vista for $6.85 million last May, added three more Chula Vista mobile home parks to the company’s portfolio at the end of 2012.


Billmyparents Inc. announced it has appointed Dr. Christopher Leong to its board of directors, and Casablanca Mining Ltd. announced its Santa Teresa Minerals SA has acquired the option to purchase 80 percent of the Las Palmas gold mine in Chile, according to company announcements, SEC filings and Bloomberg News.


The following "Local Notes" appeared in The Daily Transcript's Feb. 14, 1994 issue:
The third day of the Coronado Country Club's annual tennis tournament was featured yesterday by brilliant play on the part of H.V.D. Johns, of San Francisco, and E.R. McCormick, of Los Angeles. Miss Florence Sutton played in the famous form and won over Miss Richards.


The upscale La Casa del Zorro desert resort has been sold for $2.35 million.


(Bloomberg) -- Taylor Morrison Home Corp., a builder of homes in the United States and Canada, doubled the amount it will seek in a U.S. initial public offering to $500 million.



Wed, Feb 13, 2013

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