San Diego News

Thu, Nov 15, 2012

As data demand dramatically rises, Qualcomm Inc. promises to cater toward consumers’ around-the-clock connectivity expectations.

A project labor agreement involving the expansion of the San Diego Convention Center has raised the ire of a local construction organization.

While the economic forecast for 2013 looks more promising than it has since he took office in 2007, California is by no means out of the woods yet, according to California State Controller John Chiang.

The San Diego County Water Authority’s board of directors held a second special board meeting Thursday to discuss the proposed water purchase agreement between the Water Authority and Poseidon Resources, for water expected to be produced by the proposed Carlsbad Desalination Project.

Research vessel Roger Revelle is returning to San Diego on Friday afternoon, after six years at sea.

Mayor-elect Bob Filner announced Thursday he plans to ask the City Council in its mid-year budget revision to take between $21 million and $22 million of the $27 million the city received from a settlement with San Diego Gas & Electric to fund a series of one-time public safety infrastructure projects.

Sentek Global Inc., a provider of government and commercial consulting programs, won a battlespace awareness contract from Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) Systems Center Atlantic.

The research vessel Roger Revelle, owned by the U.S. Navy's Office of Naval Research and operated by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, returns Friday to San Diego after a six-year deployment. (video)

San Diego’s future looks a little bit brighter with the military, technology and tourism sectors pulling the economy forward.

With his term in the state assembly set to end on Dec. 2, Nathan Fletcher announced Thursday he’s accepted an offer to become Qualcomm’s senior director of corporate development.

Steve Danon has conceded in the race against Dave Roberts for the District 3 seat on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.

San Diego-based EDF Renewable Services, formerly enXco Service Corp., has signed a multiyear Operations and Maintenance agreement with Detroit Edison for two wind projects for a combined 222.4 megawatts of wind-powered generating capacity.

San Diego-based ServiceNow Inc. (NYSE: NOW), a provider of cloud-based services to automate enterprise IT operations, announced the pricing of its follow-on public offering of 14 million shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $28 per share.

Leap Wireless International Inc. (Nasdaq: LEAP), the San Diego-based pay-as-you-go wireless carrier, named Jerry Elliott as president and chief operating officer, six months after he joined the company as finance chief.

Foreclosure filings were reported on 36,054 California properties in October, down 4.91 percent from September and 34.82 percent from October 2011, according to RealtyTrac’s U.S. Foreclosure Market Report for October 2012.


With an aging baby boomer population and the new health care law, demand for medical office buildings, skilled nursing and assisted living facilities will continue to grow, said CEOs of three of the nation’s largest health care REITs.

Van Dyke Landscape Architects is celebrating its 40th anniversary as a firm this year, and has recently introduced a new corporate logo that symbolizes the natural elements involved in the firm’s design practice. Earth, stone, plants and water are reflected in the new logo, as is the VDLA acronym commonly used by the firm. VDLA is a certified small-business concern, specializing in landscape architecture, planning, irrigation and water management services, and graphic communication. The firm also serves as a technical adviser to a variety of public agencies and water districts, providing consulting design services, development of standards and guidelines, and consultant plan check services.

The benefits to solar energy are vast, whether you are doing it for the planet, your checkbook, or the next generation, there is absolutely no downside. For businesses, these benefits are intensified to make the decision a no-brainer. The California Solar Imitative (CSI) along with tax credits make solar for businesses not only affordable but extremely enticing.

As one of the premier general contracting firms on the West Coast, Rudolph and Sletten Inc. has built some of the most influential and iconic structures in California. Over the past 50-plus years, they have remained a pacesetter, through not only the quality and craftsmanship evident in their work, but through the dedication and expertise of their people. Rudolph and Sletten’s expert professionals manage each job comprehensively, from site selection and preconstruction services through project completion. With a focus on integrity, honesty and open communication, Rudolph and Sletten prides itself with maintaining authentic relationships with their clients and partners.

The goal of sustainable design is to limit the adverse effects of buildings on the environment by minimizing excessive energy use, reducing the depletion of natural resources and environmental pollution while also maintaining a comfortable and healthy building environment. Building green also optimizes the energy performance of the structure, which reduces the overall costs associated with long-term maintenance and operation.

When he was about to graduate high school, Mitch Phillippe looked at brochures for college degree programs and came across one on landscape architecture.

San Diego is “America’s Finest City” attracting millions of tourists from around the world each year. Such tourism requires a continuous and dynamic expansion and renovation of the local hotel industry. Dynalectric helps to meet the demands of this changing marketplace and its global patrons.


BOMA members and committee chairpersons recognize those members who have contributed significantly to the success of BOMA San Diego in 2012. The Annual Membership Awards honor the outstanding work of BOMA San Diego volunteers and recognize them for their devotion to and enthusiasm for BOMA San Diego that continues to make it Southern California’s leading commercial real estate organization.

More than 60 volunteers completed several school improvement projects at Pepper Drive K-8 School in the Santee School District as part of Green Apple Day of Service on Sept. 29. Balfour Beatty Construction partnered with the San Diego Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council to host the inaugural Green Apple Day of Service, which was part of the U.S. Green Building Council Green Apple Day of Service movement happening on the same day at schools around the world.


The following properties are local winners and nominees for The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) awards for 2012.

During American Diabetes Month, Palomar Health diabetes experts are drawing attention to some shocking statistics about the disease and providing information to people who are concerned about diabetes-related amputations.

Stephen S. was shocked when he heard the news: He had type 2 diabetes.

Accelrys Inc. announced the release of its new modeling and simulation platform, Accelrys Materials Studio 6.1, and Franklin Wireless Corp. announced the launch of its new Smart USB Hotspot series of wireless devices, according to company announcements, SEC filings and Bloomberg News.

The following "Local Notes" appeared in The Daily Transcript's Nov. 16, 1924 issue:

Brookfield Homes reported the first phase of five homes released in its Haven in Chula Vista sold out Nov. 10 -- the first day of the grand opening, according to Debby King, director of marketing.

(AP) -- Authorities are investigating whether Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez gave favors to donors who poured more than $100,000 into a fund he controlled.

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