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Daily Business Report-April 26,2017

Daily Business Report-April 26,2017

A vision of what the College Area Business District might look like in the future.

San Diego Organizations Sponsor

College Area Business District Tour

Civic San Diego and the College Area Economic Development Corporation are hosting a tour of the College Area Business District to inspire business relocation and entice new development.

The tour is scheduled for this Friday, April 28, from 3 to 6 p.m. and will start on the San Diego State University campus. . There is no cost to the tour, but reservations are required as there are limited seats available. To reserve a space, click here.

College Area Business District today.

College Area Business District today.

“The College area is prime for new life as the status of San Diego State University is on the rise nationally as a leader in engineering, entrepreneurship and innovation,” say the tour sponsors. “The residential population is undergoing a dynamic shift toward younger families. The current business mix is not at its full potential to serve the needs of the existing or the future neighborhoods.”

During the tour, attendees will be introduced to a number of recently completed development projects and shown the opportunities for future development.

After the tour, there will be a happy hour to discuss the potential of future development can bring.

Tour starts at Oggi’s Pizza Express, 6075 Aztec Cirle Drive.


transcenDANCE Youth Arts

transcenDANCE Youth Arts (Courtesy of transcenDANCE)

transcenDANCE Youth Arts Project

to Kick Off Year-Long Residency at Airport

The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority’s Performing Arts Residency program will feature the transcenDANCE Youth Arts Project this year. The program will kick off today at 9:30 a.m. with a dance procession through the airport and formal remarks. Over the course of its year-long residency at SAN, transcenDANCE will create, rehearse, and perform new content inspired by the airport environment.

Launched in 2016, the airport’s Performing Arts Residency program cultivates the local performing arts community by inviting one artist group/collective to develop and perform new work over the course of one year that is inspired by, and enlivens, the airport environment.

transcenDANCE’s mission is to guide youth, through dance and performance, to transcend barriers, expand their ambitions, and create positive change for themselves, their families and communities.

Today’s program kickoff will be at Terminal 2, Baggage Claim Carousel 3.


Rosecrans Shopping Center

Rosecrans Shopping Center

Rosecrans Shopping Center Sold for $15 Million

The Rosecrans Shopping Center in Point Loma has been sold for $15 million to Capital Asset Management, a Carlsbad property management company.

The seller was a private investor.

The 43,108-square-foot center was built in 1987 and was recently renovated. Upgrades included monument signage, resurfacing the parking lot, painting, adding a wood façade and cell towers. Tenants include Rubio’s, CorePower Yoga, UPS, Allstate Insurance and Verizon.

Capital Asset Management plans to completely renovate and reposition the center to attract health and fitness lifestyle oriented tenants.

Marcus & Millichap was the sale broker.


Beyster Institute Names Craft Brewing

Industry Veteran to Leadership Team

Jennifer Briggs

Jennifer Briggs

The Beyster Institute at UCSD’s Rady School of Management announced that Jennifer Briggs, formerly a senior executive with New Belgium Brewing Company, is joining the institute. Her efforts will focus principally on advising companies on the development of high-performance organizational practices.

High-involvement, high-performance organizational cultures, especially when coupled with employee participation in ownership, have a proven track record for driving business growth and profitability. As part of the Beyster Institute, Briggs will advise business leaders on how to cultivate the social and management facets of a strong organizational strategy, especially as companies prepare for a transition to employee ownership.

“New Belgium Brewing, now the third largest craft brewer in the U.S., can fairly be described as the poster child for the benefits of high-involvement workplace culture grounded on employee participation in ownership,” said Martin Staubus, executive director of the Beyster Institute. “Their business results are off the charts and Jennifer Briggs was instrumental in driving the development of their high-involvement, high-performance organizational strategy.


‘Dr.’ Bill Sysak, craft beer ambassador and certified Cicerone, will be one of the camp leaders.

‘Dr.’ Bill Sysak, craft beer ambassador and certified Cicerone, will be one of the camp leaders.

Learn the Business of Craft Beer:

The Craft Beer Education Camp

Beer enthusiasts are invited to join students from all over the world to learn the Business of Craft Beer this summer at the Craft Beer Education Camp through San Diego State University’s College of Extended Studies.

Last summer’s camp debut was a smashing success. Students came from all over the U.S. as well as Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, and Australia, to partake in the Craft Beer Connoisseur Camp or Brewery Startup Camp.

“The camp far exceeded my expectations,” said student Damon Sherman. “Literally everything was thought of.”

Added student Chris Duncan: “I really didn’t know what to expect, but everything about it was amazing. From the in-class tastings to off-site visits, the program was so inclusive.”

Students spend nine days of hands-on learning and tasting with local craft beer industry experts such as “Dr.” Bill Sysak, George Thornton and Dave Adams.

This summer, attendees may choose from SDSU’s Craft Beer Connoisseur Camp July 26-Aug. 3, or Brewery Startup Camp Aug. 4-12, or may attend both camps. Each camp offers eight days of hands-on learning and tasting, and one free day to explore San Diego.

Tuition is $1,750. There is a maximum of 40 students per session, which are expected to sell out fast. Students must be 21 or older.

For additional information, visit or call

(619) 594-1138.

Learn more…


The Preuss School UCSD

The Preuss School UCSD

The Preuss School Ranked Best

High School in San Diego County

The Preuss School UCSD, a charter middle and high school for low-income students, has been ranked the best high school in San Diego County by U.S. News & World Report, which just released its annual list of “Best High Schools.”

Preuss was also ranked among the top five high schools in California and among the top 15 charter high schools nationwide. The Preuss School also received a Gold Award designation, based on performance on state assessments, graduation rates and college preparation.

The U.S. News rankings include data on more than 22,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Ranked 5th in the state, Preuss was the only school in the top 10 that requires that all prospective students must be from a low-income family and have no parent or guardian who has graduated from a four-year college. Among the top 10 California high schools, Preuss also had the highest number — 95 percent — of students who come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. The Preuss School was ranked 15th among charter schools nationwide and was ranked one of the top 100 high schools nationally (No. 54).


City Attorney Renews Call for

City to Test Every Rape Kit

City Attorney Mara W. Elliott renewed her call for the city to enact a policy of testing every rape kit for DNA evidence and sharing that evidence with other jurisdictions.

San Diego was among a number of California cities identified in a 2014 state audit as having a large backlog of untested rape kits. Since then, several of those cities adopted policies requiring every kit to be tested. San Diego did not, and last year the San Diego Union-Tribune reported that roughly 2,400 sexual-assault kits still have not been sent to the crime lab for testing.

That number has now grown to 2,873. In contrast, Los Angeles has cleared its backlog and has no untested rape kits.

Elliott said that while rape-kit analysis may not always advance an individual investigation, analysis may yield a DNA match that can benefit other investigations and resolve cold cases.

“When rape victims submit to an ordeal that can take up to four hours, the evidence they provide should be fully analyzed and shared for maximum value in solving crimes and preventing future crimes,” Elliott said. “Other cities test every kit. San Diego should test every kit.”


The Torrey Pines North 18-hole golf course has won a 2017 Project of the Year award.

The Torrey Pines North 18-hole golf course has won a 2017 Project of the Year award.

KTUA Landscaping Architecture and Planning

Part of Award-Winning Design Team

KTUA Landscape Architecture and Planning contributed as a design-team member on the recently completed renovation of the Torrey Pines North 18-hole golf course that has won a 2017 Project of the Year award from the American Public Works Association, San Diego chapter.

The award will be celebrated at a ceremony on May 11 at Paradise Point Resort. With this award, the project is automatically considered for an Outstanding Project of the Year award to be selected in the fall.

The project utilized the design-build delivery method administered by the city of San Diego Public Works Department, overseen by Kevin Oliver, project officer, and Mark Marney, director of golf operations. Wadsworth Golf Construction Co. was the prime contractor.

KTUA performed as a sub-consultant to Wadsworth Golf, alongside a design team comprised of world-renowned golf-course designer Tom Weiskopf, O’Day Consulting Engineers, and Bryant Taylor Gordon Irrigation Design.

KTUA Principal, Kurt Carlson, has been involved with other past project work at Torrey Pines for over 10 years, some of which involved landscape improvements to make way for the 2008 U.S. Open.

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