San Diego-based RICK Engineering, a multidisciplinary planning, design and engineering firm, has acquired Arizona-based Cypress Civil Development, a 12-year-old civil engineering and surveying firm.
The acquisition of Cypress Civil, which has a staff of 26 engineering professionals, surveyors and administrative personnel, expands RICK’s capabilities, expertise and relationships within the Arizona market. The entire Cypress Civil staff is transferring to RICK’s Phoenix and Tucson offices.
“This acquisition supports our strategic growth goals, staffing needs and management succession planning for our Arizona offices,” said Kai E. Ramer, president and chief operating officer of the 67-year-old firm.
RICK has a workforce of more than 350 professionals and 10 offices in California, Arizona, Colorado and Nevada.
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Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates will speak at the Illumina Genomics Forum in September, the San Diego-based genomics company announced. Gates will deliver a keynote address on the potential for genomics to change the trajectory of global health.
“Genomics should be available to the many, not the few, and although the genomic health era has already led to breakthroughs that are advancing medical care, the benefits have yet to have a truly global impact,” said Kathryne Reeves, chief of marketing. officer for Illumina. “Through sessions led by Bill Gates and expert panelists, the Illumina Genomics Forum will help attendees see and understand the path to global health equity.”
The forum is scheduled to take place at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in downtown San Diego from September 28 to October 1.
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San Diego’s Century 21 Award-winning real estate firm is joining Century 21 Affiliated, the largest Century 21 franchise in the country. The merger will add the franchisee’s 15 local Southern California offices to more than 60 in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
“This new partnership with Century 21 Award is the perfect fit for our franchise.”
said Century 21 Affiliated CEO Dan Kruse. “This gives us the opportunity to strengthen ours
brand and continues to be the best franchise of the 21st century in the world. Both companies are
aligned with our philosophies and commitment to our customers, and we are excited to grow together.”
It is the first time two Century 21 franchises ranked in the top five have teamed up.
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Dunkin‘ has opened their latest Southern California store at 1906 Oceanside Boulevard in Oceanside. It’s the donut purveyor’s fifth location in the Camp Pendleton, Oceanside and Vista area.
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San Diego homes are selling at the seventh-fastest rate in the United States, taking just over 17 days to get an acceptable offer, according to a new study. Seattle ranks first in 12 days. The study by online bank Tangerine analyzed data from Zillow.
“With the majority of listings coming from states like California, Washington and Utah, it’s clear that there is a lot of demand for housing in the west of the country, more specifically on the west coast,” according to Tangerine.
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Cox Charities has announced 10 San Diego nonprofits that are receiving a $10,000 grant each. The 10 are Alpha Project Homeless, Classics 4 Kids, Elementary Science Institute, Feeding San Diego, Girls Inc. of San Diego County, Just in Time for Foster Youth, La Maestra Foundation, San Diego Coast Keeper, San Diego County Urban Corps, and the Young and Thrive Foundation.
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