Daily Business Report-July 6, 2017
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies. (Credit: Salk Institute) Click here for high-resolution image
Salk Institute Establishes Architecture
Endowment to Preserve its Iconic Buildings
The Salk Institute has launched the Architecture Conservation Program, designed to address ongoing preservation of the nearly 60-year-old Modernist structure considered to be a masterwork of American architect Louis Kahn.
The institute recently unveiled the successful results of a multi-year effort to conserve the building’s signature teak window systems, work which is expected to extend the life of the wood for another 50 to 70 years. The $9.8 million project was conducted in partnership with the Getty Conservation Institute under its Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative. Now, the institute is looking ahead to additional conservation efforts needed to maintain other aspects of the structure, such as concrete repair.
The son of Jonas Salk, Jonathan Salk, and his wife Elizabeth Shepherd have made the lead gift for the new program to address future conservation needs, committing funds through their Charitable Remainder Trust. “The Salk Institute is not only a vital part of the legacies of Jonas Salk and Louis Kahn, it is a legacy of the highest ideals of humankind,” says Salk. “Its timeless spirit and breathtaking form refer to our distant past while looking forward to the future.”
Upcoming Major Events at the
San Diego Convention Center
- Esri User Conference, July 10-14 (14,500 attendees)
- San Diego Comic-Con International 2017, July 20-23 (130,000 attendees)
Anti-Heroin Vaccine Found
Effective in Non-Human Primates
A vaccine developed at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) to block the “high” of heroin has proven effective in non-human primates. This is the first vaccine against an opioid to pass this stage of preclinical testing.
“This validates our previous rodent data and positions our vaccine in a favorable light for anticipated clinical evaluation,” said study leader Kim Janda, the Ely R. Callaway Jr. Professor of Chemistry and member of the Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology at TSRI.
This research was published recently in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. The primate experiments were led by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University.
America Amphibious Readiness Group
to Depart for Scheduled Deployment
Sailors and Marines from the America Amphibious Ready Group and 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit will depart their homeport of Naval Base San Diego, Friday for a regularly scheduled deployment.
America ARG is comprised of amphibious assault ship USS America, amphibious transport dock USS San Diego, and amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor.
While deployed, the team will operate in the Pacific, Middle East, and the Horn of Africa, conducting maritime security operations, crisis response capability, theater security cooperation and forward naval presence.
Oceanside’s Sandy Shores RV Park Sold
Colliers International San Diego Region announces the sale of the Sandy Shores RV Park, a 1.75-acre, 40-space mobile home park property located at 1410 Carmelo Drive, Oceanside for $2.5 million.
Colliers represented the San Diego-based buyer, GMC Ocean LLC, and the Oceanside-based seller, the Carpenter Investment Company. The new ownership plans to continue operation of the RV park on the property.
The Sandy Shores RV Park was originally developed in 1951 and features a mix of short- and long-term recreational vehicle and mobile home spaces.
Exercise Performance in Mice
Depends on Circadian Rhythms
Mice in new Scripps Research Institute study sprinted faster but had less endurance over longer distances. The study showed that circadian rhythms play a key rold in exercise speed and endurance.
Tech San Diego Launches Talent Initiative
to Make San Diego Firms More Competitive
The nonprofit organization Tech San Diego launched a University Talent Initiative, initially as a partnership with UC San Diego, to improve the local talent pipeline and to make San Diego companies more competitive with Silicon Valley, Seattle, New York and Austin in attracting UC San Diego graduates.
First Reaper Flight in France
The French air force’s MQ-9 Reaper, the drone made by San Diego’s General Atomics, made its first flight in France on Tuesday. This “first” has achieved all its objectives, and paves the way for routine use of the drone on the national territory, according to French officials.
Theflight lasted 5 hours and 10 minutes, and took place in the airspace north of Cognac, where the squadron operating this craft is based. The Reaper should appear during the July 14 Bastille Day celebrations.
The French air force has deployed five similar Predator drones in the Saharan-Sahel Band in Western Africa, where it primarily supports missions carried out by special forces units.
Sonia Miro Joins Kearny Real Estate
Sonia Miro has joined Kearny Real Estate as director of property management in the San Diego office to oversee the firm’s local portfolio.
Miro brings more than three decades of experience in the management of commercial office and industrial properties. During her career, Miro has been responsible for the leasing oversight and financial performance of approximately 20 million square feet of commercial real estate assets in the San Diego area including Emerald Plaza, which was acquired by Kearny in December 2016.
Miro will lead the property management efforts for Kearny’s San Diego assets as well as its additional third-party property management assignments. Prior to joining Kearny, Miro was regional director, West Coast property management for BioMed Realty.
Kearny also announced that John DeSantis and Teresa Souris have joined the firm’s San Diego team. DeSantis will be responsible for analytical and financial modeling support for current assets and future acquisitions. Souris joins Kearny as property administrator to focus on the firm’s Emerald Plaza and Mission Center projects.
Sailors assigned to the littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords man the rails as the ship transits San Diego Bay to arrive at the ship’s homeport of Naval Base San Diego on Wednesday. Giffords is the newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship and one of seven littoral combat ships homeported in San Diego. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Miranda Williams)
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