San Diego News

Thu, Mar 14, 2013

In a move that helps clear the way for expanding the San Diego Convention Center, Superior Court Judge Ronald Prager has issued a final ruling that local hotels could fund the expansion through a self-imposed property tax covered by a surcharge on room rates.

The two-building commercial property at 1300 E. Valley Parkway in Escondido 92027, has been sold for $3.2 million.

Athena will honor nominees and announce winners and introduce Pinnacle Scholarship recipients at the 2013 Pinnacle Awards on April 24.

Stutz Artiano Shinoff & Holtz has added Kaley A. Lichtman as an associate to the firm’s education practice group in San Diego.

Apricus Biosciences Inc. announced it intends to cease financing its French subsidiaries, Finesco SAS, its French holding company, Scomedica SAS, its French sales company and NexMed Pharma SAS its marketing company, and Ligand Pharmaceuticals-Cl B announced the signing of global license and supply agreements with Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc. for the development and commercialization of Ligand’s Captisol-enabled, propylene glycol-free melphalan, according to company announcements, SEC filings and Bloomberg News.

After being closed for about six months, two transit stations revamped for the Metropolitan Transit System’s 2014 launch of all-day Bus Rapid Transit service along Interstate 15 are scheduled to re-open March 18.

The following "Local Notes" appeared in The Daily Transcript's March 15, 1915 issue:
A luncheon was given at the Coronado hotel yesterday in honor of Admiral Baron Urin and Baroness by Japanese residents of this city.

The San Diego Tourism Authority this week sent provisional layoff notices to 85 of its 100 employees, projecting that it will soon run out of money unless Mayor Bob Filner loosens his grip on the hotel assessments that provide its funding.

The state of capital markets in San Diego, the state and nation was among the topics discussed at a NAIOP San Diego meeting Thursday at the Marriott Del Mar.

Military officials say a Navy helicopter made an emergency landing in a city park south of San Diego.

The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center found a new executive director to fill the shoes of Dr. Jeffrey Kirsch, who's known for changing the face of science education in San Diego.

Eddie Osterland is the author of “Power Entertaining: Secrets to Building Lasting Relationships, Hosting Unforgettable Events, and Closing Big Deals from America's 1st Master Sommelier."

Cresa San Diego has been selected by CoStar Group (Nasdaq: CSGP) as a 2012 Top Brokerage Firm.

Qualcomm Inc., through its Wireless Reach initiative, and the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), announced the Designing Education Networks (DEN) initiative at the 2013 CoSN Conference in San Diego.


Bioserv Corp. has added Rich Richieri and Jennifer Collins to its executive team. Richieri will serve as president and chief operations officer, and Collins will be vice president of quality assurance, the company said Thursday in a release.


Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced it has signed global license and supply agreements with Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc. for the development and commercialization of Ligand’s conditioning treatment for patients about to undergo stem cell transplantation for multiple myeloma.

A large project has begun on the Sycuan Indian Reservation to improve the main access road and associated utilities that serve tribal residences and tribal health services.

There were 18,003 foreclosure filings reported on California properties in February, down 0.5 percent from January and 62.82 percent from February 2012, according to RealtyTrac’s U.S. Foreclosure Market Report for February 2013.

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