Category Archives: San Diego

Cox and The Trust For Public Land Seek Public Nominations for California’s 2017 Cox Conserves Heroes Awards

Cox Conserves Heroes$20,000 to be donated to local environmental nonprofits

 Cox Communications, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, is asking the public to nominate their local environmental heroes for California’s 2017 Cox Conserves Heroes awards program.

Nominations for volunteers who are creating, preserving or enhancing outdoor spaces are being accepted at CoxConservesHeroes.com through 8 p.m. EDT (5 p.m. PDT) on May 12. The volunteers should be located in Cox’s service areas in Orange County, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Palos Verdes. Continue Reading

Virtua High Growth Fund Completes Sale of Kentucky Apartment Interest

Virtua High Growth Fund (VHGF) has completed the sale of its interest in Patchen Oaks Apartments, a 192 unit apartment complex located in Lexington, Kentucky. In March 2016, VHGF purchased a minority interest in the Patchen Oaks property based on an equity valuation of $1,066,428.  The apartment project was sold on April 20th with net… Continue Reading

Powerpedia Forms Nonprofit to Provide Free Solar Systems to Orphanages Throughout Baja Mexico and Beyond

Powerpedia, a San Diego-based renewable energy consultancy (http://powerpedia.com) has announced the formation of the nonprofit organization “#GetChargedUp” (http://GetChargedUp.net) to facilitate a multi-year commitment of providing free solar systems to orphanages throughout Baja Mexico and beyond, under its flagship program #EmpowerOrphans. “I recently had a chance to spend the day with children and volunteers at the… Continue Reading

W. Michael Garner to Be Honored with the AAFD’s 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award

The American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD) has announced W. Michael Garner of Garner & Ginsburg, P.A. as this year’s recipient of the AAFD’s Total Quality Franchising Award for Lifetime Achievement. Garner will receive the AAFD’s highest individual recognition in acknowledgement for a lifetime of embracing collaborative relationships in franchising. Garner will be honored… Continue Reading

EvoNexus Tech Incubator Collaborates with Qualcomm Ventures, ViaSat and InterDigital On Seed Capital for SoCal Startups

 EvoNexus, a non-profit technology incubator in Southern California, whose portfolio companies have raised over $1.1BN in funding and outcomes, is collaborating  with three leading technology companies that may provide seed capital of up to $250,000 each to high-tech startup companies: Qualcomm Ventures, the venture capital arm of Qualcomm Incorporated,  ViaSat  a global broadband services and technology… Continue Reading

Forge Therapeutics Wins Powered by CARB-X Research Award of $8.8M

San Diego-based Forge Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company discovering first-in-class antibiotics using a breakthrough drug discovery platform, recently announced a significant collaboration with CARB-X, (Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Accelerator), the world’s largest public-private partnership focused on funding the advancement of Gram-negative antibiotics. CARB-X selected Forge from a group of 168 international companies and research groups to… Continue Reading

Tijuana to Get New NFL Team, San Diego Snubbed Again

The NFL (No Football League) has snubbed San Diego again.  Tijuana has been awarded new NFL franchise for 2018.  Stadium under construction and due for completion by September 2018 Tijuana businessman Jorge Hank Rhon, who owns Agua Caiente Racetrack, among many other businesses has apparently been successful in securing the NFL’s first team outside of… Continue Reading

Top Honors for San Diego’s Puro Sound Labs Headphones: Made For Mums Gold and New York Times Safest/Best Headphones for Kids

Puro Sound Labs BT2200 headphones received Made For Mums Gold award in this year’s annual product testing awards in the United Kingdom. The results were recently announced following thorough testing by the Made For Mums team, experts, celebrity judges and home testers. Made for Mums is a parenting web site facilitated by a small group… Continue Reading

San Diego Based International Bipolar Foundation Fights Stigma with Shared Stories

Thousands of people with bipolar disorder will share their personal success stories through social media in honor of the 4th Annual World Bipolar Day on Thursday, March 30. The educational campaign is a project of the International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF) as part of their ongoing efforts to bring awareness to bipolar conditions and to eliminate… Continue Reading

San Diego’s Puro Sound Labs named Safest/Best Headphones for Kids

BT 2200 model named best of 50 kid-friendly headphones tested San Diego-based Puro Sound Labs BT 2200 headphones were named the safest and best headphones for kids through independent testing completed by The Wirecutter, a product recommendation site owned by the New York Times. More than 50 types of headphones were tested in the study. The… Continue Reading