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Daily Business Report — Dec. 15, 2010

Law Firm Purchases Office Condo

Metrowork Building

The law firm of Speckman & Associates has purchased a 2,572-square-foot office condominium in the Metrowork building at 1350 Columbia St. in Little Italy. It was the fourth unit sold in the building this year. Nine units are in escrow. The remaining condominiums are owned by PV Little Italy LLC, a subsidiary of PacVentures Inc., a commercial real estate investment and development company based in San Diego. Phillip Linton, Frank Wright and Danny Fitzgerald of Cassidy Turley BRE Commercial represented both parties in the transaction. Three units remain available for sale or lease.

Naval Aviation Foundation Board Named

The 100th Anniversary of Naval Aviation Foundation, a nonprofit group formed to support the 2011 centennial of the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard, has announced its board for the centennial events. The voluntary board is co-chaired by Major General Bob Butcher, USMC (Ret) and Rear Admiral John “Mac” McLaughlin, USN (Ret). Board Members include Willis Allen Jr., Jason Brustkern, Reo Carr, Pat Connors, Shelly Hall, John Hawkins, Phil Jelsma, Mary King, Scott Mednick, Mitch Mulanix, Ari Petersen, Patti Roscoe and Larry Scott. Navy Capt. Jim DiMatteo serves as foundation president and Katie Everhart serves as the executive director.  The official Centennial of Naval Aviation Kick-Off Gala will be held on Feb. 12, 2011, onboard the USS Midway Museum with a VIP reception held the day prior. For additional information, call (619) 814-1365.

James Bowersox Joins Metropolitan Water District Board

James Bowersox, a fromer city manager of Poway, has been sworn in as a member of the board of directors of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. He joins Fern Steiner, Lynne Heidel and Keith Lewinger in representing the San Diego County Water Authority on Metropolitan’s 37-member board. He replaces W.D. “Bud” Pocklington, who had served on the board since 2004. Bowersox has represented the city of Poway on the Water Authority’s board since September 1998. He represents the Water Authority on the Water Conservation Garden Joint Powers Authority at Cuyamaca College in Rancho San Diego. Named Poway’s first top administrator in March 1981, just three months after the city’s incorporation in December 1980, he served in that position until his retirement in December 2005.

El Cajon Man Named to Veterinary Medical Board

Richard Johnson, 64, of El Cajon, has been appointed to the state Veterinary Medical Board by Gov. Schwarzenegger. He has owned and served as director of the Animal Medical Center in El Cajon since 2001. Previously, Johnson worked in business development for from 1999 to 2000, was founder and vice president of medical and surgical quality assurance for National PetCare Centers from 1996 to 1999 and owned and was director of Broadway Animal Hospital from 1983 to 1998. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association, Southern California Veterinary Medical Association, California Veterinary Medical Association, San Diego County Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association Practice Teams. The position does not require Senate confirmation. Johnson is a Republican.

Walden Family Services Names Executive Director

Teresa Stivers

Walden Family Services has hired Teresa Stivers as its new executive director. The nonprofit agency provides care for abused and neglected children in residential group homes. Stivers previously was program director and executive director of the Child Abuse Prevention Foundation for eight years. She also was a deputy chief of staff to former Mayor Susan Golding. Walden Family Services officials said Stivers helped launch and establish several signature programs such as the Guardian Scholars Program and Mary’s House, a transitional living program for former foster youth.

Leases Renewed at Seaview Corporate Center

Pacific Office Properties Trust Inc. has signed renewal and expansion leases for 128,731 square feet of office space with two tenants in its Seaview Corporate Center in Sorrento Mesa — The Active Network and Defense Web Technologies Inc. The Active Network signed a seven-year lease for a total of 101,446 square feet. The transaction includes an extension of term of 80,186 square feet and an expansion into an additional 21,260 square feet. DefenseWeb Technologies signed a six-year lease for 27,285 square feet that includes an extension of term on 5,933 square feet and a direct lease expansion into 21,352 square feet. Seaview Corporate Center, located at 10180-10190 Telesis Court, is a 356,524-square-foot, five-building office and biotechnology complex that was purchased by Pacific Office Properties Trust in December 2009. Pacific Office Properties represented itself in the transactions. The Active Network and Defenseweb Technologies were both represented by David Marino of Irving Hughes.

SCORE San Diego Small Business Workshops

SCORE San Diego continues its series of low-cost workshops in December.

Workshop fees range from $29 to $109, depending on the program. To register, visit

• Dec. 16 – Financing Your Business – Carlsbad – 9:30 a.m. to noon at National University in Carlsbad (705 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad 92011; pre-paid registration $29, $39 at the door).

• Dec. 17 – Internet Marketing 303: Social Media – 9 a.m. to noon at Point Loma Nazarene University in Mission Valley (4007 Camino del Rio South, San Diego 92108; pre-paid registration $49, $59 at the door).

• Dec. 18 – Financial Statements – 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at SCORE Entrepreneur Center (550 West C St., #550, San Diego 92101; pre-paid registration $29, $39 at the door).

• Dec. 20 – Business Plan 201: How to Write a Business Plan – Carlsbad – 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at National University in Carlsbad (705 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad 92011; pre-paid registration $99, $109 at the door).

For more information regarding SCORE San Diego’s workshop series and locations, call (619) 557-7272.

The Daily Business Report is produced by REP Publishing Inc., publisher of SD METRO, the North Park News, Kensington News and the West Coast Craftsman. (619) 906-4104.

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