Miami-based MONAT Wins “Brand of the Year” at Think Global Awards

Think Global Awards 2020 Local Business Scoop

Global healthy-aging haircare and skincare innovator, MONAT Global Corp (MONAT), received the Brand of the Year award at the 2020 Think Global Awards for outstanding performance. The Think Global Forum is designed to provide insights and thought leadership in the context of technology, travel, manufacturing, life sciences, retail, ecommerce, and a growing number of sectors around the world.

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San Diego’s Sorrento Therapeutics May Be First Viable Vaccine for COVID-19

San Diego-based Sorrento Therapeutics recently announced that its anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibody, STI-1499, demonstrated 100% inhibition of SARS-CoV-2 virus infection in an in vitro virus infection experiment at a very low antibody concentration. As announced yesterday Friday May 15th, Sorrento aims to generate an antibody cocktail product that would act as a “protective shield” against SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection and… Continue Reading

San Diego – Based Illumina Hires Dr. Alex Aravanis as CTO

San Diego – Based Illumina Hires Dr. Alex Aravanis as CTO

Illumina recently announced they have signed on Dr. Alex Aravanis as Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Aravanis will be responsible for leading Illumina’s research and technology development functions and the innovation engine for next-generation sequencing platforms and applications, accelerating technology breakthroughs and translation to the clinic. Dr. Aravanis will join Illumina in early June and will… Continue Reading

San Diego-based Illumina’s Donation to the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention Expands  Capability for COVID-19 Surveillance

San Diego-based Illumina’s Donation to the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention Expands Capability for COVID-19 Surveillance

San Diego-based Illumina, Inc. has announced that the African Union Commission, on behalf of the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is receiving a $1.4 million donation of our sequencing systems and related consumables intended to expand SARS-CoV-2 sequencing capabilities and capacity in ten African countries, including the Democratic Republic of the Congo,… Continue Reading

Bill Gates Buys Beachfront Compound in Del Mar for $43 Million

Bill Gates Buys Beachfront Compound in Del Mar for $43 Million

Perhaps the biggest news locally this week (besides that the beaches may open on a limited basis on Monday) is that Bill Gates and his wife Melinda have reportedly purchased a sprawling beachfront compound in our beautiful community of Del Mar for a paltry $43 million. It’s along the route that I’ve been walking since… Continue Reading

KB Home Earns 10th ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award

EPA Energy Star Award 2020 Partner of the Year KB Home Local Business Scoop

KB Home recently announced that it has been named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award Winner for an unprecedented 10th consecutive year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). KB Home has built 140,000 ENERGY STAR certified homes, more than any other builder in the nation, which are estimated to… Continue Reading

Encinitas is Trending on Twitter

Encinitas is Trending on Twitter

Encinitas California is currently trending on Twitter. They are holding a protest on Pacific Coast Highway to protest the beaches and hiking trails being closed. Many of the comments are calling the protesters names and saying that they are only being allowed to protest because they are all rich and white. I personally wish the… Continue Reading

It’s All About the Kids Food Pantry in San Diego Needs Your Help!

Yesterday It’s All About the Kids Food Pantry in San Diego gave away over 29,000 pounds of food to 965 families in less than 4 hours! That means that over 4,600 people are eating this week thanks to this great organization! Because of the current health crisis, the shelter in place order and declaration of… Continue Reading