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Daily Business Report — Dec. 6, 2010

Work Starts on Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton

Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton Rendering

Construction has officially begun on the new $394 million Naval Hospital at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. The hospital will be built on a 70-acre site near the south entrance gate of the base, just north of Oceanside. A joint venture design-build team of Clark Construction Group, McCarthy Building Cos. Inc. and architectural firm HKS Inc. broke ground on the project on Friday. Between 700 and 1,000 construction workers are expected to work on the project. Clark and McCarthy expect more than 65 percent participation by small businesses.

The new hospital, financed by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will be a 500,000-square-foot, multi-level building that will accommodate inpatient medical facilities with 54 patient rooms and up to 60 beds, ancillary departments, emergency care, primary care, specialty care clinics and support spaces for non-ambulatory patients who require stays longer than 24 hours. Construction will include a central utilities plant, a 1,500-space, multi-level parking structure and surface parking areas.

“We are honored to be designing and constructing a hospital that will play such a critical role for members of the military and their families,” said Carlos Gonzalez, vice president of Clark Construction Group, at groundbreaking ceremonies hosted by the commanding officers of the hospital and the Marine Corps base. Vice Adm. Adam Robinson Jr., surgeon general of the Navy, took part in the ceremonies.

HKS Architects Inc. of Los Angeles is the project architect and HDR Inc. of San Diego is the master architect. 

Project team members include Monaco/RPM; Federal Logistics/G&C/Bergelectric; KPFF Consulting Engineers, San Diego; TMAD Taylor and Gaines, San Diego; X-nth, San Diego; Flores Lund Consultants, San Diego; The EcoLogic Studio, San Diego; Tower Glass, San Diego; and Commsteel/Schuff Steel.

Kehoe Backs Sale of Del Mar Fairgrounds

Sen. Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) said she will introduce legislation today  to allow the state to negotiate the sale of the Del Mar Fairgrounds and race track to the city of Del Mar, a proposal that has generated considerable opposition in the past several weeks. “Passage of this legislation would protect the fairgrounds from over-development and place it under local control rather than Sacramento’s,” said Kehoe.  “This approach will keep this outstanding facility in public ownership for future generations of San Diegans.” A price tag of $120,000 has been mentioned. The legislation would authorize the California Department of General Services to negotiate the proposed sale of the 350-acre complex to the city of Del Mar.  The fairgrounds would be managed by a board of regional representatives. Kehoe said it will continue the fair and community events on the fairgrounds and ensure the future of horse racing at Del Mar.

Duane Roth Reappointed to Oversight Committee

Duane Roth, 61, of La Jolla, has been reappointed to the Independent Citizen’s Oversight Committee for the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine by Gov. Schwarzenegger. Roth has been on the committee since 2006. He is chief executive officer of Alliance Pharmaceutical Corp. and CEO of CONNECT since 2004. Roth was president of Analytab Products and Sherwood Medical Products for American Home Products from 1984 to 1985, where he previously served as senior vice president in 1983. He is a member of the BIOCOM board of directors, SAIC-Frederick Board of Directors and the University of California Presidents’ Board of Science and Technology. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Roth is a Republican.

Tenant Improvements Finished at Scripps Division

Turner Construction Co. has completed a 3,530-square-foot tenant improvement project to relocate the Scripps Clinic Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Turner provided design build services for Scripps, including architectural and engineering design, city permitting, major equipment purchasing and procurement and construction. The company demolished the existing first floor suite, installed new utilities systems and constructed high-end finishes. Ware Malcomb was the architect and provided interior design services for the new $650,000 clinic space. The new space includes office areas and minor procedure rooms.

Special Counsels Appointed at Sheppard Mullin

Martin Bader and Inge Larish have joined Sheppard Mullin as special counsel in the intellectual property practice group in the firm’s San Diego/Del Mar office. Bader and Larish previously practiced at Paul Hastings in San Diego and reunite with partner Steve Korniczky, who joined Sheppard Mullin in September  as co-chair of the firm’s IP practice group. Bader and Larish focus on intellectual property law, particularly patent litigation and prosecution, trademark litigation and prosecution and client counseling. Bader received his law degree from University of San Diego and a bachelor’s degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Larish received his law degree, a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree from University of Illinois College of Law, Urbana-Champaign. Korniczky received his law degree from the University at Buffalo Law School, State University of New York and his bachelor’s degree from Polytechnic University.

Padres Name Senior V.P. of Baseball Operations

The San Diego Padres have named Josh Byrnes senior vice president of baseball operations. Byrnes joins the Padres following parts of five seasons as general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The 2011 season will mark his 18th season in Major League Baseball. He began his front office career in 1994 with the Cleveland Indians. He joined the Rockies as assistant general manager in 1999. Following the 2002 season, Byrnes was named assistant general manager of the Boston Red Sox, a position he held until being named Diamondbacks General Manager in November 2005.

Building of the Year Awards Presented

Nine office properties have been recognized as Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Award winners by the San Diego Building Owners and Managers Association. The winners are: Rio Vista Plaza, managed by Maya Hausmann of the Muller Co.; Rio Vista Tower, managed by Traci Pietras of CB Richard Ellis; La Jolla Centre I and II, managed by Jeff Hickcox and Jill Saul-Sims of the Irvine Co.; One America Plaza, managed by Dan McCurdy of the Irvine Co.; Physicians Medical Center of San Diego, managed by Nancy Clayton-Ross of Cambridge Healthcare Properties; Renovated Building at 525 B St., managed by Don Petros of Hines; Santa Fe Summit, managed by Holly Jump of Kilroy Realty Corp.; Kilroy Centre Del Mar, managed by Anna Orlando of Kilroy Realty Corp.; Campus Pointe, managed by Jenny Waters of Veralliance Properties.

The association also presented Membership Awards to Kristin Howell of Meissner Jacquet Investment Management Group; Sam Cadwallader of New Way Landscape & Tree Services; Allison Beall of Pacific Building Group; Autumn Codling of the Irvine Co.; Joy Cole of Jones Lang LaSalle; and Mike Hansen of CB Richard Ellis.

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 score-sandiego.org.

• Dec. 7 – Import/Export – 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Point Loma Nazarene University in Mission Valley (4007 Camino del Rio South, San Diego 92108; pre-paid registration $69, $79 at the door).

• Dec. 8 – Internet Marketing 301: Pay-Per-Click – 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. 9 – Hiring and Managing Employees – 9 a.m. to noon at SCORE Entrepreneur Center (550 West C St., #550, San Diego 92101; pre-paid registration $49, $59 at the door).

• Dec. 10 – Internet Marketing 202: E-mail Strategy – 9 a.m. to noon Point Loma Nazarene University in Mission Valley (4007 Camino del Rio South, San Diego 92108; pre-paid registration $49, $59 at the door).

• Dec. 11 – QuickBooks Basic – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Point Loma Nazarene University in Mission Valley (4007 Camino del Rio South, San Diego 92108; pre-paid registration $69, $79 at the door).

• Dec. 13 – Buying and Selling a Business – 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Point Loma Nazarene University in Mission Valley (4007 Camino del Rio South, San Diego 92108; pre-paid registration $69, $79 at the door).

• Dec. 14 – How to Start and Manage Your Own Business – Carlsbad – 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at National University in Carlsbad (705 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad 92011; pre-paid registration $69, $79 at the door).

• Dec. 14 – Business Basics 101 – 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at SCORE Entrepreneur Center (550 West C St., #550, San Diego 92101; FREE! Please pre-register).

• Dec. 15 – Business Plan 201: How to Write a Business Plan – 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Point Loma Nazarene University in Mission Valley (4007 Camino del Rio South, San Diego 92108; pre-paid registration $99, $109 at the door).

• 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 San Diego Metropolitan Magazine, the North Park News, Kensington News and the West Coast Craftsman. (619) 906-4104.

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