The $520 million plan to expand the San Diego Convention Center partially through an increase in hotel taxes has received its final approval from the City Council.
German law professor Thilo Marauhn will discuss the 19-month-old Syrian civil war Wednesday at noon at California Western School of Law.
San Diego Gas & Electric and Candi Controls announced the rollout of the Green Button Connect My Data platform on Monday with the launch of their first app, PowerTools.
California Western School of Law recently launched a new legal issues podcast, “Law Review with Steve Smith,” with a preview of the new U.S. Supreme Court term, which began Monday.
Shares of San Diego-based ServiceNow Inc. (NYSE: NOW) took a hit Monday after a UBS analyst downgraded the recently-public software company, saying its stock is too expensive.
Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm with a focus on investing in franchise and brand management companies, announced Monday that its affiliate has acquired Massage Envy LLC for an undisclosed sum.
A non-binding water purchase agreement between the developer of the proposed Carlsbad Desalination Project, Poseidon Resources, and the San Diego County Water Authority was reached last Thursday, setting in motion a process that may lead to a construction start around three months from now.
Eleven attorneys at Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek have been named by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013 edition.
Noah Woods has joined Brown Law Group as a new associate.
As many as 100 employees of the county’s two largest newspapers will lose their jobs now that the U-T San Diego has completed its purchase of the North County Times.
The USD Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate's Index of Leading Economic Indicators for San Diego County was unchanged at 121. 7 in August.
Apricus Biosciences Inc. (Nasdaq: APRI) said Monday it will ask Canadian regulators to approve its antifungal drug MycoVa in late 2013, and the company's shares rose in morning trading.
The following "Local Notes" appeared in The Daily Transcript's Oct. 2, 1915, issue:
Poway-based Parametric Sound Corp. (Nasdaq: PAMT), an innovator of audio products and solutions, on Monday announced that Build-A-Bear Workshop will include the company's directed sound product in six newly designed stores that will be opened across the United States.
Senomyx Inc. (Nasdaq: SNMX) announced Monday that its new flavor ingredient, S9632, has been determined to be Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) under the provisions of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, administered by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE: CXM) Monday announced that its MedPodium operating unit has acquired the assets, business and product portfolio of privately held To Go Brands to support the expansion of Cardium's health sciences nutraceutical brand platform.
U.S. builders spent more to construct homes in August, further evidence of a housing rebound. Still, the increase couldn't offset cuts in public projects and commercial real estate.
Thirty-thousand veterans complete their military service in California each year, but only 25 percent of them find civilian employment. Although the White House recently unveiled a plan to lower the veteran unemployment rate, Frank Boecker, human resources director at Bergelectric and himself a military veteran, decided he couldn’t wait for someone else to put together a program to help vets find employment. Five years ago, he and Bergelectric decided to do something about it and started recruiting veterans as employees. When business picked up in 2010, he set a goal of hiring one veteran per week.
Bragging rights for competitors in electrical, plumbing and sheet metal crafts will be on the line at this year’s Craft Championships, hosted by ABC San Diego’s Apprenticeship Training Trust on Dec. 1. The all-day event takes place at the ABC San Diego training academy facility in Poway. Viewing is open to the public.
Unemployment may have decreased slightly, but the employment-to-population ratio is one reason why the country is stuck below 2 percent gross domestic product, according to John Silvia, chief economist for Wells Fargo Securities LLC, who recently spoke at the Corky McMillin Center for Real Estate at San Diego State University.
San Diego’s best apprentices and craft trainees demonstrate their skills to win the right to represent San Diego in the 2013 ABC National Craft Championships on Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to noon at the ABC San Diego Apprenticeship Training Trust Academy in Poway.
The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) San Diego Chapter has a longstanding commitment to mentoring students, providing career education and supporting programs through donations of volunteer time and resources.
The ABC San Diego Apprenticeship Training Trust trains hundreds of craft professionals every year. But training doesn’t stop once an individual completes an apprenticeship or craft training program. Ongoing training in new techniques, materials, codes and safety is a vital part of being a qualified construction professional.
While certain construction industry segments show signs of growth as the industry moves into 2013, the Associated Builders and Contractors’ 2013 economic forecast does not hold much optimism for an overall recovery for the industry as a whole.
Years of dedication and hard work have paid off for apprentices and craft trainees who graduated in the Class of 2012 from the Associated Builders and Contractors Apprenticeship Training program.
The Associated Builders and Contractors chapters nationwide, including San Diego, have joined the Construction Coalition for a Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace (CCDAFW) program. Working along with various construction trade associations, the goal is to improve safety for all workers by eliminating injuries and fatalities that occur as a result of substance abuse-related incidents.
All contractors claim that safety is a priority. With STEP, they can prove it.
Thousands of construction professionals can thank ABC San Diego Operations Manager Gary Wood for the excellent training they’ve received over the years — whether they participated in the ABC electrician apprenticeship program or are taking advantage of ongoing advanced education.
An exciting career training scholarship program established by the Associated Builders and Contractors San Diego Apprenticeship Training Trust can help San Diego County high school students achieve their career goals in the construction industry.
The challenging business climate facing the construction industry motivated ABC San Diego to help its members find new, creative ways to win work. Word of mouth and a great reputation are good, but they are no longer good enough. Contractors must find new opportunities to market themselves and expand their potential client networks.
Continuing a winning tradition, Associated Builders and Contractors of San Diego boasts a new national construction craft champion for 2012.
There is no bigger thrill for any contractor than to cut the ribbon on a newly completed project. ABC San Diego has just cut the online ribbon to its newly redesigned website, with fresh new features and resources for the entire construction industry.
Five outstanding San Diego County high school graduates have launched their careers in the construction industry thanks to scholarships awarded by a new program established by the Associated Builders and Contractors San Diego Apprenticeship Training Trust. Recipients say the scholarships will play a significant role in helping them achieve their career goals.
Accelrys Inc. announced it has appointed Leif Pedersen as senior vice president of marketing, product management and corporate development, and Cardium Therapeutics Inc. announced it has acquired the assets, business and product portfolio of To Go Brands, according to company announcements, SEC filings and Bloomberg News.
(AP) -- The Hollywood sign is undergoing a show business inevitability -- a facelift.