San Diego News

Thu, Nov 29, 2012

San Diego can now — officially — expect to be drinking desalinated seawater within a few years.

Cities, and the businesses that inhabit them, need to re-think their approach to parking, according to an Urban Land Institute of San Diego/Tijuana luncheon panel Thursday in Vista.

San Diego-based general contractor C.W. Driver has completed construction of the new $10 million social sciences and humanities complex at Mt. San Jacinto College in Menifee, Calif.

With a large excavator just a few feet to his side, former San Diego Mayor and California Gov. Pete Wilson helped usher in a new era for Horton Plaza as he and the planners of the new Horton Plaza development project held a ceremonial groundbreaking in downtown San Diego Thursday.


Salk Institute for Biological Studies faculty members Joseph Ecker and Joseph Noel have been named as 2012 Fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society and the publisher of the journal "Science."

Alliant International University professor David Felsen has been appointed by the mayor's office to the city of San Diego's International Affairs Board. The nomination was approved by City Council on Nov. 27 and the term of service is for two years.

Raytheon Co. Integrated Defense Systems in San Diego is being awarded a $41,857,619 modification to a previously awarded contract to exercise option year four for lifecycle engineering and support services for Landing Platform Dock LPD-17 class Integrated Shipboard Electronic Systems.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems in San Diego is being awarded a $15,010,161 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for operations and maintenance services in support of the MQ-8B Fire Scout.


San Diego-based Cadence Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: CADX) said Wednesday that it settled a patent dispute with Perrigo Co. (Nasdaq: PRGO) on its only marketed drug, the fever and pain treatment Ofirmev.

The attorneys of The Gomez Law Firm gladly step into the ring for their clients when defendants don’t pay what’s fair. This boutique firm focuses on high-value and high-profile catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, trucking litigation and elder abuse. The willingness of the attorneys to go to trial combined with their attention to detail, impeccable service and results-driven approach have allowed the firm to obtain more than $250 million in verdicts and settlements since 2000.


Ivera Medical, the San Diego-based creator of the Curos Disinfecting Port Protector, announced Thursday that it has received 510(k) clearance to market Curos tips.

Security solutions provider ESET has won PC Magazine's “consumer recommended” award in its inaugural year for its security suites and stand alone antivirus products.


Illumina Inc. (Nasdaq: ILMN) Thursday announced that Dr. Robert S. Epstein, M.D., has joined the company’s board of directors.


The large task of feeding San Diego’s hungry can’t necessarily be done one donated can of food at a time. Feeding America San Diego, which is San Diego’s largest distributor of food to those in need, has cultivated a range of programs, partnerships and events with local companies to meet the persistent demands of hunger in the region.


The Rockaway Beach and Breezy Point area of New York, home of James Brennan, CEO of Enlightened Hospitality Group, suffered massive damage from Hurricane Sandy. The storm carved out a path of disaster in Rockaway Beach, with fires and floods damaging homes and businesses in several sections. In Breezy Point alone, more than 111 homes were destroyed.


Those who help San Diego businesses decide where to put their philanthropic efforts have seen a shift in recent years. Local companies aren’t just dispensing dollars based on who walks through the door seeking a donation; rather, company executives are compelled to find the biggest bang for their charitable bucks.

DexCom Inc. was rated new “outperform” in new coverage by brokerage firm Raymond James, and Illumina Inc. announced it has elected Robert Epstein to its board of directors, according to company announcements, SEC filings and Bloomberg News.

The following "Local Notes" appeared in The Daily Transcript's Nov. 30, 1923 issue:
Col. William E. Cole, who has made an inception of the defenses of San Diego, considers this section of an ideal spot for the training of troops, and he expects that rail-mounted guns will soon be tried out here in connection with coast defense.

The Knott's Soak City water park, at 2052 Entertainment Circle in Chula Vista 91911, has been sold for $15 million, cash.

(Bloomberg) -- Trulia Inc., the real estate information website, is teaming up with Web publisher Primedia Inc. as it expands in the online apartment rental listings market.

Thu, Nov 29, 2012

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