$27 Million Grant To Help Incarcerated Individuals In Prison Find Jobs

WASHINGTON–Returning home from prison can be hard, particularly without the benefits of a stable job. Without employment, the likelihood of recidivism rises. To provide the support, training and assistance needed to find and keep a good job, the U.S. Labor Department today announced a $27 million Training to Work — Adult Reentry grant program — […]

Union Bank, KPBS Honor Local Heroes For Women’s History Month

SAN DIEGO–In celebration of Women’s History Month and as part of its ongoing commitment to cultural diversity and responsible banking, Union Bank has partnered with KPBS to honor two exceptional women as local heroes. The 2015 Women’s History Month honorees are: Shara Fisler, founder and executive director of the Ocean Discovery Institute, and Starla Lewis, […]

San Diego Housing Federation Announces Partial List Of 2015 Ruby Awards Winners

SAN DIEGO–The San Diego Housing Federation Tuesday announced the partial list of 2015 Ruby Awards winners. As the county’s largest affordable housing industry recognition event, the Ruby Awards are given annually to honor the best people, projects and overall achievements during the past year. The winners in all awards categories will be recognized at this […]

Viejas Celebrates Second Hotel Tower With Topping Off Ceremony


SAN DIEGO–Tribal, executive, and community leaders from throughout San Diego county will be celebrating a topping off ceremony at Viejas Casino and Resort, denoting the final construction stages of their eagerly awaited second luxury hotel tower. Hundreds are expected to attend the March 20 noon ceremony at the site of the new five-story hotel, including Viejas […]

Karma Relaxation Spa Opens Second Location In Carlsbad

SAN DIEGO–Expanding on the first successful location in San Diego, Karma Relaxation Spa is opening a second location in Carlsbad March 28. Karma Relaxation Spa first opened in Hillcrest in 2010 and quickly gained a cult-like following due to the quality of massage technique at affordable prices. The second location in Carlsbad will offer additional […]

CPUC Names New General Counsel

Arocles Aguilar

SAN FRANCISCO–The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today named Arocles Aguilar as its new General Counsel. Aguilar served the majority of her career at the CPUC and served as the CPUC’s Assistant General Counsel from September 1998 to October 2012, when she retired. She returned to the CPUC in June 2013 as a special Advisory […]

Cara & Garland, APLC Open New Office In Downtown San Diego

SAN DIEGO–Cara & Garland, APLC, a leading labor and employment law firm, announces its new San Diego office at 600 B Street, Suite 1420. Its downtown location near the federal buildings will accommodate and better serve the needs of their clients. The women- and minority-owned law firm occupies a shared floor plan of 2,719 sq. […]

Bridge Researcher Sami Megally Joins Kleinfelder

SAN DIEGO–Kleinfelder announced that bridge expert and researcher Sami Megally, PhD, PE, SE, has joined the company as a principal professional. Megally brings nearly 30-years of significant experience in the research, analysis and design of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures, cable stay structures and suspension structures to the role. In his new position, Megally is […]

Union Bank: Small Business Economic Survey Finds Brightest Economic Outlook

SAN DIEGO–Union Bank today announced the results of its annual Small Business Economic Survey, which showed that small business owners overall have the brightest economic outlook in four years. In 2014, nearly a third of entrepreneurs hired staff and significantly fewer reported layoffs.   For the first time since 2012, the majority of small business […]

Silver Linings Transitions Decorating Wheelchairs For Charity

NORTH COUNTY–Spring is a time of fresh beginnings.  Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, new animals are being born.  For local seniors in wheelchairs or using canes or walkers, it’ll be an opportunity to decorate their largest accessory and celebrate life. On March 31 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Silver Linings Transitions and their […]