Thursday, April 14, 2022, Metro San Diego Magazine

City staff selects the preferred sports offer

A new report released on Tuesday reveals that city staff believe in Midway Rising,

Priority should be given to the staff headed by Zafir Housing Key

By Scott Lewis | San Diego’s voice

The San Diego City Council has selected its favorite team to redevelop the Arena Sports Site and is asking the City Council to remove two of the five contestants from the contest.

A new report released on Tuesday reveals that city staff believe priority should be given to Midway Rising, the team led by housing developer Zafir. , Was written in the report.

This is only the recommendation of the staff and the city council can decide on a different route.

The two proposals the team would like to include in the round file include Neighborhood Next led by the ConAm Group. It had the most affordable housing and housing than Midway Village +, but the city’s director of real estate, Penny Mouse, who wrote the report, said the team has no practical plan to build a new arena.

The three teams that will advance, in fact, under Mouse’s preferred scenario, undertake to build an entirely new arena. Discover Midway, the team led by Brookfield Properties, has only committed to reviving the existing arena.

Photo above: Processing of the Midway Rising development plan for the Sports Arena website.

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The Podcast Institute, part of the Center for Digital Humanities launched at SDSU in 2015.
Changing the Humanities to the Digital Age

The SDSU Podcast Institute has helped hundreds of graduate students and faculty learn more about sharing news, stories and conversation through digital audio files.

There is a podcast for everyone: “A Broadcast Near the Future” is full of climate change, the celebration of the “innocent pleasures” associated with the video frenzy, warm memories of the dishes we associate with the house.

And these are just three examples, drawn from the topics explored by graduate students in the humanities who have honed their podcast skills in a pioneering partnership between San Diego State University librarians and a national organization of humanities researchers.

The Podcast Institute, part of the Center for Digital Humanities launched at SDSU in 2015, is in its third year and offers a week-long sweeping training for students in the latest model of digital storytelling.

Created in a pre-epidemic era to deliver its teaching through conventional workshops, the institute’s rapid transition to the virtual realm has expanded its reach around the world.

Co-director Pam Lach, the digital humanities library, has set up the Podcast Institute in partnership with the National Center for the Humanities, a non-profit organization that supports scholarships and humanities teaching. The institute expanded the idea of ​​co-founder Joanna Brooks, co-president vice president of faculty promotion and student success.

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The City of San Diego wins a federal loan from Key to
To help upgrade the aging storm drainage system

To address San Diego’s aging storm drainage system, the city council unanimously approved a low-interest federal loan paving the way for up to $ 733 million in investment in stormwater projects – from pipe replacement to pump station repairs – over the next five years.

The council vote allows the city to use the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s special lending program for water infrastructure projects to cover 49% of up to $ 733 million in stormwater system upgrades. The city will cover the other half of these costs through other funding methods, such as grants, state loans, Transcend, federal infrastructure law or Clalit fund dollars.

Established in 2014, the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) is a federal credit program designed to promote improved water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure. In January 2021, the EPA selected San Diego City’s Stormwater Capital Improvement Program as one of 60 states in the state eligible to apply for a loan and its benefits.

The municipality plans to use the WIFIA program to pay off a first loan in May 2022 to fund stormwater projects that meet the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The city has about 100 projects that may be eligible under NEPA standards.

Kim Thomas to join the San Diego youth team
Stood out as a principal

The San Diego Civil Youth Ballet Board has appointed Kim Thomas to serve as the organization’s new director, who recently celebrated the 75th season of its 2020 founding.

She takes office on April 18.

Thomas has worked in health and welfare services for the past 20 years and holds a master’s degree in non-profit leadership and management from the University of San Diego, and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of San Diego State.

Prior to joining SDCYB, she was in the Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, San Diego, where she launched and provided strategic leadership to the Family Support Program of the First 5 Steps, an affiliate of Healthy Families America.

She attended the School of Performing Arts in Santi for 10 years and enjoyed preparing for annual dance recitals and working with young children as a pre-ballet instructor.

Thomas is awarded the 2016 State Leadership Service Excellence Award by Healthy Families America, given in recognition of her commitment to all children realizing their full potential, along with her strong organizational leadership and interpersonal skills in cultivating trust relationships with over 100 employees and partners. .

Westport Properties to develop two industrial properties

Westport Properties, an owner / operator of industrial, self-storage and multi-family properties across the country, has announced plans to develop two Class A industrial buildings, 32 feet high, at the clear height of a single tenant in Massa and Oceanside. The company currently has five developments covering about 450,000 square feet in the planning approval process.

The company will begin development in the third quarter of 2022 of a 50,000-square-foot industrial warehouse building located at three addresses on Vista Pacific Drive on Oceanside. Completion is scheduled for the second quarter of 2023. Bob Willingham of Kidder Mathews will oversee the rental of the building with a single tenant.

In the fourth quarter of 2022, Westcore will begin development of a 46,000-square-foot, 2.5-acre industrial warehouse building on Marconi Drive in Otta Massa. Completion is scheduled for the third quarter of 2023. Ramin Salehi of CBRE will oversee leasing.

SDCCU Introduces Free Online Car Buying Seminar

The San Diego County Credit Union will present a free online car buying seminar on Wednesday, April 20, from noon to 1 p.m. SDCCU car experts will present the online seminar, allowing the community the convenience of joining the online presentation. During the online seminar, SDCCU Automotive Professionals will guide participants in the vehicle purchase process and discuss topics including: ways to shop and find your vehicle, the pros and cons of a new vehicle versus a previously owned vehicle, loan versus lease and how to make financing a smooth and convenient process.

This free online seminar is open to the general public, but the virtual space is limited and invitations are needed.

For registration or details, visit The online seminar is part of Financial Wellness Wednesdays, an ongoing program led by SDCCU to help provide the community with access to free information on financial health. For a complete list of online financial health seminars this coming Wednesday, visit

San Diego Morgan polymer gaskets
Expands Tijuana’s manufacturing plant

To mark its 25th anniversary, Morgan Polymer Seals announced in San Diego the expansion of 35,000 square feet of its main manufacturing plant in Tijuana, Mexico.

President Kevin Morgan founded Morgan Polymer Seals in 1997. Since then, the company has grown to three manufacturing sites in Mexico that supply over 100 million parts a year to global automotive OEMs such as Ford, GM, Stellantis and Volkswagen. The expansion, scheduled for completion on June 1, will help meet the rapidly growing demand for high-quality elastomeric seals produced efficiently on the North American coast.

Morgan Polymer Seals is a privately owned vehicle supplier that designs and manufactures custom gaskets and seals for propulsion systems, fuel system and electrical applications.

Scripps Health and UT Health acquire Oncora software

Oncora Medical has announced that Scripps Health and UT Health San Antonio have both selected Oncora’s advanced oncology treatment software to improve documentation efficiency and improve customized cancer treatment through built-in data analysis and machine learning.

The independent acquisition and adoption of Oncora software by these two leading cancer centers highlights the common challenges and opportunities facing oncology providers today. Physicians spend between 50 percent and 67 percent of their time completing clinical documentation. Oncora’s clinical solution Oncora Patient Care helps oncologists produce high-quality documentation while capturing structured data throughout the patient’s journey. raises $ 16 million from Series A construction
A virtual destination for diabetes nationwide, a San Diego-based virtual diabetes clinic, has announced a $ 16 million Series A fundraising round, bringing its total funding to date to nearly $ 20 million. The most recent round was led by 7Wire Ventures and Human Capital and involved the participation of new investors StartUp Health and Leaps by Bayer, and existing investors Define Ventures and Founders Fund. offers easy, inexpensive and courteous treatment for people living with pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes. Since its launch last year, has expanded rapidly across 47 states and DC, providing medical care, laboratory diagnosis, medications and customized treatment plans For patients across a wide range of backgrounds and demographics.

Pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes are two of the most common chronic conditions in the United States, costing the nation hundreds of billions of dollars each year and creating thousands of medical expenses for individuals.

Suneva Medical’s Silhouette InstaLift wins
Best Wire Lifting Treatment At Beauty Awards

Suneva Medical Inc., a medical technology company in San Diego that uses regenerative medicine to change the standard of care for aesthetic treatments, announced that its Silhouette InstaLift, a non-surgical wire lift, has won the title of Best Wire Lifting Treatment at the 2022 NewBeauty Beauty Awards. Absorbent collagen stimulants that offer patients immediate and lasting results with minimal recovery time.

The Silhouette InstaLift procedure takes place in a doctor’s office and is done in less than an hour. A patient will come out with an instant facelift thanks to Silhouette Instalift’s unique two-way micro-cone technology. Over time patients continue to see results as the Silhouette InstaLift increases natural collagen production, adding volume to the cheeks and mid-face.

San Diego’s Hazardous Remedies
Acquire Antares Pharma for $ 5.60 per share

Halozyme Therapeutics Inc., based in San Diego, will acquire Antares Pharma Inc. For $ 5.60 per share under an agreement reached by the two companies. The deal, valued at $ 960 million, was unanimously approved by Halozyme’s board of directors.

The companies said the combination of Halozyme and Antares would lead a company to supply drugs and specialty products. The Antares business consists of the best-in-class, royalty-generating car injector platform business, offering broad licensing opportunities, and a commercial business, with three proprietary commercial products.

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