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Fireworks Shot Off Early in Bay
Those watching the Big Bay Boom in San Diego's Glorietta Bay witnessed what was either an accidental fireworks display -- or a very disappointing fireworks show. About 5 minutes before the show was supposed to start, a sudden burst of fireworks shot into the air near the bay.
Coldwell Banker in San Diego has a new leader
Rick Hoffman has stepped down as the president and chief COO of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in San Diego following an ongoing restructuring of the national real estate company, firm officials said. Marty Conrad, regional vice president for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in San Diego and Inland Empire, will be closely involved in San Diego operations, a change that took place last month.
GenNx360 Capital buys West Chester-based drilling rig builder Schramm
GenNx360 Capital Partners, a New York industrial buyout firm started by former General Electric Equipment Services boss Arthur H. Harper and his partners - mostly African American engineers and GE veterans - says it has joined with deep-drilling rig builder Schramm Inc.'s president Edward Breiner and other managers to buy the century-old West Chester firm, in hopes of boosting sales to its multinational clients, and cutting costs.
Vincent Jackson's Scripps Ranch home for sale
Former Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson has listed his Scripps Ranch home for $650,000. - via the MLS Former Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson, who recently signed as a free agent with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is selling his Scripps Ranch home, public records show.
10 most popular real estate stories in June
A neighborhood in Carmel Valley. - Howard Lipin / Union-Tribune staff Check out the U-T San Diego's hottest housing stories in June, compiled by residential real estate reporter Lily Leung. The rankings were based on total views. Have story tips, a hot property listing or a question? Email me: email@example.com.
AP News: Armando Montano, AP intern, dies in Mexico City
ANITA SNOW Published: 20 minutes ago In this June 4, 2012 photo, Armando Montano, 22, poses for an ID photo at the Associated Press office in Mexico City. Montano, an aspiring journalist who was working this summer as a news intern for The Associated Press in the Mexican capital, was found dead early Saturday, June 30.
Real estate rewind (June 25-29)
Here's a roundup of headlines that got people talking during the past week in San Diego and beyond: Home prices on the rise: San Diego was among 19 of the 20 cities in the monthly index to see an increase in home values from March to April, (1.4 percent,) according to the latest S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index report.
AP News: More nuanced view of Roberts after health care law
MARK SHERMAN Published: Today FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2008, file photo, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., is seen in Providence, R.I. Turned away at the Supreme Court, congressional Republicans sketch a filibuster-proof strategy to repeal the nation's health care law in 2013.
Powell Energy & Solar helps New Jersey churches harness their higher power
Don Powell did not find his calling to bring solar power to houses of worship by reading the Book of Genesis, which contains God's command: "Let there be light." He found it staring at his roof. It was post-recession in late 2008 and Powell, then a residential builder, was in his home office in Moorestown lamenting how much construction work had dried up.
Pa. House OKs drilling moratorium for SE Pa. basin
HARRSBURG, Pa. - The state House has approved a bill that would slap a moratorium on drilling into the untapped South Newark Basin natural gas reservoir, which lies below portions of southeastern Pennsylvania. The provision approved Saturday was contained in a key piece of budget-related legislation, and still requires Senate approval.
Mortgage reductions: what you should know
About a year ago, then-schoolteacher Donna Marvel saw friend after friend get pink slips from the San Diego Unified School District. The grueling experience and the specter of more layoffs led her to take a $20,000 pay cut for what seemed like more-stable work at an online school.