San Diego News

Tue, Feb 26, 2013

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors set in motion Tuesday an examination of programs across the state, including its own, that carry out an energy upgrade funding mechanism known as Property Assessed Clean Energy.


Rory Ruppert, the director of the Balboa Park Sustainability Program and a champion of environmental issues, died Feb. 21 after a lengthy battle with cancer.


The cost of repairs, inspections and replacement power at the shuttered San Onofre nuclear power plant jumped to more than $400 million through December as the company that runs it contends with extensive equipment repairs, regulatory filings disclosed Tuesday.


Kyocera Solar Inc., facing hot overseas competition, will downsize its manufacturing plant in Kearny Mesa.


SCORE San Diego is offering 23 workshops in March designed to help new and seasoned small business entrepreneurs navigate through the growth and success of their companies.


The U.S. Navy announced Tuesday that USS Warrior (MCM 10) will deploy to U.S. 7th Fleet Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) in Sasebo, Japan, to replace USS Guardian (MCM 5). Warrior is homeported in San Diego.


For the first time in school history, the Thomas Jefferson School of Law National Trial Team won the 2013 regional competition of the Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) in Tucson, Ariz.


Local economics and real estate experts will discuss “How Will We Pay for our Future?” at the seventh annual Conversations 2013 on Friday.


Capt. Shoshana Chatfield will be relieved by Capt. Jack Schuller as commander of Helicopter Sea Combat Wing Pacific (HSCWP) during a change of command ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI) Feb. 28 at 1 p.m.


With the challenges and social issues facing many of our youth and families today, more support and education for youth and parents is critical. The city of Temecula serves a diverse group of youth in the community which are comprised of foster youth, at risk youth, military, underserved, special needs and the mental health consumer.


The Navy will be conducting its nationwide force protection training exercise at San Diego-area bases and installations from Feb. 25 - March 1.


More than 250 wounded warriors are scheduled to compete in archery, shooting, wheelchair basketball, volleyball, swimming, cycling, and track and field at the third annual Marine Corps Trials at Camp Pendleton March 1-6, with an opening ceremony Feb. 28.


Tickets for Temple Adat Shalom's Fourth Annual San Diego Jewish Food Festival now are available online at www.sdjewishfoodfest.com/tickets.htm.


The San Diego Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA) recently presented its 2012 Public Official of the Year Award to Council President Todd Gloria and Council Member Kevin Faulconer.


The Riverside County County Office of Foreign Trade is putting together a delegation that will travel to the Philippines July 9-15. Here is the itinerary:


The American Nurses Association has honored six hospitals with the NDNQI Award for Outstanding Nursing Quality, including Sharp Mesa Vista in San Diego.


The San Diego Law Library has launched a new website, sandiegolawlibrary.org, which marks the final phase of an overall rebranding of the facility to make legal information and justice more accessible to the San Diego community.


San Diego-based Encore Capital Group Inc. fell the most in more than three months after a U.S. appeals court scuttled its settlement of national litigation related to the "robo-signing" of court documents.


Ralph Whitworth's Relational Investors LLC disclosed a stake in SPX Corp., expanding its industrial holdings, and urged the pump maker to sell assets and hone its acquisition strategy.


Foreclosure rates in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos decreased for the month of December over the same period last year, according to CoreLogic.


BIOTECH

Althea Technologies Inc., a provider of biopharmaceutical development and manufacturing services, and Profectus BioSciences Inc., a technology based vaccine company, signed a manufacturing supply agreement for plasmid DNA production.


BIOTECH

San Diego-based Cytori Therapeutics (Nasdaq: CYTX) appointed Steven Kesten, M.D., as executive vice president and chief medical officer. In this role, Kesten will lead global clinical development operations and Cytori’s medical affairs activities.


San Diego home prices increased 9.2 percent in 2012, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices.


Bio-Matrix Scientific Group announced its BioPharma Inc. unit has entered into a letter of intent to purchase patented intellectual property covering a novel means of treating breast cancer, and Cytori Therapeutics Inc. announced it has appointed Steven Kesten as executive vice president and chief medical officer, according to company announcements, SEC filings and Bloomberg News.


The following "Local Notes" appeared in The Daily Transcript's Feb. 27, 1995 issue:
Councilmember Barbara Warden is carrying the torch for Pryxis Corp. in its effort to fight a possible $11,700 Housing Trust Fund fee hit for building a new $30,000, 14- by 14-foot office.


The Deal of the Week sale involved the approximately 280,000-square-foot, three-building Cabrillo Technology Centre industrial park in Kearny Mesa at 8650-8690 Balboa Ave., San Diego, for $59.5 million, cash.


(AP) -- New Mexico's Senate has unanimously approved a proposal to revamp the governing board of a financing agency hit by an audit scandal last year.



Tue, Feb 26, 2013

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