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Carlsbad Company CleverMade Has Drew Brees on Its Team

CleverMade, a consumer product-based company based in Carlsbad, announced its partnership with New Orleans Saints Quarterback, Drew Brees. CleverMade’s newest Parcel LockBox is designed to eliminate p...

  • Gluten-Free Jan 9

    Wholesalers and Retail Customers Keep San Diego Bakers Busy

    A closer look at the growth of San Diego’s Gluten Free Baking Company.

  • NASA Jan 8

    NASA’s Deep Space Clock Gets Down to Work With General Atomics’ Support

    NASA’s experimental Deep Space Atomic Clock is now operating. It completed the commissioning phase of its journey in November. The instrument is one of several payloads on General Atomics’ Orbital Test Bed satellite (abbreviated OTB), which rode into orbit on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket in June. General Atomics is based in La Jolla. Its Electromag...
  • housing Jan 7

    Number of Renters Reaches Record Highs

    As the second decade of the 21st century comes to an end, the profile of the San Diego County housing market has shifted significantly over the past decade, according to a report from a national real estate listing company. More people are renting than ever before, according to a report from RentCafe. Aging renters — those aged 60 and over…...
  • housing market Jan 3

    Median Home Price Up From Record Mark Set in June

    The California housing market outlook for 2020 is not great. According to a Zillow survey, home values in San Diego are not expected to grow as fast as say Nashville or Dallas, yet San Diego’s median home price has never been higher. While what you can get for the median home price in San Diego — $594,000 according to realtor…...
  • supermarket Jan 4

    Aldi Supermarket Sees More Opportunity in San Diego

    In 2016, Aldi opened its first store in California — in San Marcos. Since then, the German discount supermarket chain has opened a total of nine stores in San Diego County, including the addition of Mira Mesa, Chula Vista, Encinitas and Oceanside locations in 2019. As a result, Aldi’s sales have doubled in the last five years, according to the comp...
  • toys Dec 31, 2019

    Distroller Welcomes the Competition to the Field of Play

    A look at how one Mexico City-based company is welcoming the reemergence of brick-and-mortar toy stores — and the return of competitors like Toys “R” Us.

  • Drink Trends Dec 30, 2019

    Flavored Whiskey is Gaining Favor

    Chocolate. Peanut Butter. Honey. Yes, these are traditional candy bar flavors. These are also some of the flavored whiskeys being produced in San Diego by businesses such as 8-Ball Whiskey, Skrewball Spirits LLC and Marina Kitchen Restaurant & Bar. Last year, the total flavored whiskey category grew by 5.5% to 12.28 million 9-liter (19 pint) ca...
  • la jolla Dec 28, 2019

    Donovan’s Steak and Chop House in La Jolla Closes Its Doors

    A popular steakhouse in downtown La Jolla abruptly shut its doors this week.

  • nbc 7 Dec 25, 2019

    Vacant Building, Formerly Pernicano’s Restaurant, Sold To Developer

    Hillcrest, one of San Diego’s most historic and vibrant communities, will soon receive a makeover.  A piece of prime real estate located in the heart of Hillcrest — once home to Pernicano’s, a popular restaurant in the 1950s that has been vacant and boarded-up since 1985 — has sold to a developer. In its heyday, Pernicano’s w...
  • Mission Bay Dec 24, 2019

    Wide Appeal Expected From Renovated Mission Bay Resort

    A year after Pebblebrook Hotel Trust became its owner and after completing a $21 million renovation, San Diego Mission Bay Resort will open January 2020. Formerly known as the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa, the newly renamed resort boasts 357 rooms and a picturesque waterfront location of Mission Bay Park, the largest aquatic preserve in the Un...
  • housing Dec 19, 2019

    Survey Finds Rents Down in San Diego for First Time in 5 Years

    Good news for renters and homebuyers comes this month with word that rents have stabilized or dropped slightly in San Diego County while the price of existing homes rose by a modest 1 percent in November. The Southern California Rental Housing Association reported that overall rents in San Diego County declined slightly for the first time in the pa...
  • Parkinson's Dec 17, 2019

    Aspen Neuroscience Lands $6.5M for Parkinson’s Cell Therapy

    Aspen Neuroscience recently received a $6.5 million seed round to advance technology that could replace lost brain cells in Parkinson’s patients. The San Diego biotech was started by Jeanne Loring, the founding director of the Center for Regenerative Medicine at Scripps Research, and Andres Bratt-Leal, a former post-doctoral researcher in Loring’s ...
  • Port of San Diego Dec 13, 2019

    Carnival Miracle to Make 13 Homeported Journeys From San Diego

    Seven years since it last departed from the Port of San Diego, Carnival Cruise Line launched its winter schedule aboard the Carnival Miracle the first weekend of December. According to Garry Bonelli, chairman of the Board of Port Commissioners, the Carnival Miracle will make 13 three to 15-day cruises this season with an economic impact of $2 milli...
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