San Diego News

Wed, Feb 27, 2013

Ellen Virginia Clark Revelle was a dedicated San Diegan who, until her death in May 2009, used her considerable resources of mind, wit and fortune to make San Diego a better place for all.


A quick look at some of the large ongoing construction projects around the county. Projects are listed by estimated total cost.


The San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program presented its annual Volunteer Appreciation Awards at a reception held at the Bali Hai restaurant on Feb. 21.


In a $16 billion deal that includes more than 4,000 units in San Diego County, Equity Residential (NYSE: EQR) and AvalonBay Communities Inc. (NYSE: AVB) have completed their acquisition of Archstone Enterprises LP from Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.


San Diego Superior Court Judge Lisa Foster will retire on Feb. 28 after 10 years on the bench, court officials announced Wednesday.


With the threat of sequester looming over the federal budget, U.S. Small Business Administrator Karen Mills came to San Diego Wednesday to tout the importance of funding small businesses during an era of cutbacks.


The HFF financial placement firm has secured a $23.5 million bridge loan for the 98,000-square-foot Plaza at the Border retail center on the U.S.-Mexico border in San Ysidro.


A new technical assistance panel has been formed to tackle the revitalization of downtown Tijuana.


The U.S. Pacific Fleet announced that the Navy's first littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) will depart her homeport of San Diego on March 1 and deploy to the Asia-Pacific region for approximately eight months.


The city of Encinitas has a new emergency response center, as Fire Station No. 2 was unveiled on Feb. 22 and is now fully operational.


Leap Wireless International Inc., a wireless communications provider, sports a B3 corporate rating following the one-level downgrade from Moody's Investors Service.


FINANCE | BIOTECH

Shares of San Diego drugmaker Zogenix Inc. (Nasdaq: ZGNX) surged Wednesday, as investors speculated that a delayed decision on the company's lead drug will lead to positive approval in coming weeks.


Competition is fierce as the best and the brightest students from across the country attempt to take classroom theory and define it into practical application. NECA/SDSU students had the opportunity to exchange ideas with seasoned professional Bob Riel, vice president and division manager of Dynaelectric.


FINANCE | BIOTECH

Shares of Optimer Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTR) jumped Wednesday on the possibility of a sale of the drug developer.


Doctors and nurses at the new Palomar Medical Center ushered in a new era in patient safety recently with the first use of a wrist-worn device that measures patient vital signs and allows for continuous and remote wireless monitoring.


VOIS Inc. (OTCQB: VOIS) entered into a letter of intent with San Diego’s Mind Technologies Inc. to purchase 100 percent of its assets. The company has agreed to the acquisition in order to secure ownership of all BCI/ thought-controlled technology developed and being developed by the company.


REAL ESTATE | LIFESTYLE | EDUCATION

NEW YORK — Shares of for-profit education companies fell Tuesday after Apollo Group Inc. (Nasdaq: APOL), which owns the University of Phoenix, said the college's accreditation may be put on probation.


Water covers 72 percent of the Earth’s surface (oceans occupy 65.7 percent), so in reality we live on “Planet Ocean.”


Carmel Valley’s One Paseo project could be a “model project" for the city and the region, if the benefits outweigh the concerns and the planning board recommends the project to the San Diego City Council for approval.


The Vista City Council voted on Feb. 12 to approve a disposition and development agreement to partner with Affirmed Housing Group (AHG) for a $27 million redevelopment project on a 2.6-acre site in Vista's Paseo Santa Fe district. The site is situated on the west side of South Santa Fe Avenue, between Main Street to the north and Oceanview Drive to the south.


CONSTRUCTION | LIFESTYLE

Much has changed in the six decades since the Boys and Girls Club of Oceanside opened its doors in 1952. Sadly, the club experienced little change over those years and even its current home since the '70s gradually deteriorated into a woeful state of dilapidation.


The notoriously big outfield at Petco Park is getting a little smaller.


General Dynamics NASSCO has completed 97 percent of the work on the Navy’s first mobile landing platform (MLP) vessel, the Montford Point. The ship is set to be christened March 2 and will be delivered to the Navy in May.


Since the 1980s, the San Diego County Registrar of Voters has called a warehouse-style building at 5201 Ruffin Road its home. That will change around the end of the year, when a new building — to be located on the campus of the 47-acre County Operations Center — will replace a facility that was never designed for election activities in the first place.


Over the past two decades, increasingly sophisticated mobile and wireless technology has fundamentally changed the way people communicate and conduct business most notably in retail, travel and financial services. A convergence of information technology and life sciences coupled with a consumer-driven desire for connectivity is revolutionizing the health care industry.


San Diego hospitality entrepreneurs and restaurateurs are continuing to expand their touch of serving clientele, as notable owners and chefs are opening up new establishments this spring.


SPORTS | LIFESTYLE

From its founding in 2008 to the 91 members it has grown to today, the San Diego Sports Innovator has come quite a long way, but it’s still a young trade organization that is evolving.


The craft beer boom in San Diego is becoming statistically significant.


Much attention at the San Diego Zoo has been given in recent months to giant panda cub Xiao Liwu, born last summer on zoo grounds. But this summer, the zoo plans on catering to lovers of a smaller variety of cuteness: the koala.


The new owners of Belmont Park in Mission Beach have started meeting with residents, planning groups and associations to get a sense of what the community would like to see at the entertainment center.


Back on the road to recovery, green technology is the construction industry’s new normal, and "reduce before you produce" its mantra.


Can good design change the world?


Sometimes in sports, aging players have to reinvent and renovate their game in order to stay relevant in a particular league. Once in a while, this also happens to sporting venues.


Since opening in 1999, Legoland California has expanded to include more than 60 rides, shows and hands-on attractions including the only Legoland Water Park in the world, Pirate Shores, the Sea Life Aquarium and Miniland USA, which reproduces seven areas in the United States and is constructed using 20 million Lego bricks.


Sempra Energy announced Jack Taylor has been appointed to its board of directors, and Mad Catz Interactive Inc. announced its upcoming range of GameSmart headsets will use HD-PA components from STMicroelectronics that incorporate Soundcore R3 technology, according to company announcements, SEC filings and Bloomberg News.


The following "Local Notes" appeared in The Daily Transcript's Feb. 28, 1928 issue:
A strong effort is being made to raise sufficient funds to buy the Palms hotel property so that the aged men and women left there may be cared for, and subscribers to the fund may have their subscriptions returned at some future time.


(AP) -- Western legislative bodies in Wyoming and Montana are attempting to tighten the rules regarding the use of eminent domain.


(Bloomberg) -- Wells Fargo & Co., the largest U.S. home lender, said faulty mortgages could cost the company as much as $2.4 billion beyond its reserves, an increase of $300 million from a year earlier.



Wed, Feb 27, 2013

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