In our latest episode of “I Made it in San Diego,” VOSD’s podcast about the region’s businesses and the people behind them, Emil’s grandson David Bronner, CEO of Dr. Bronner’s, talks about how the family’s company has grown from a quirky sideshow soap with a cult following to a multimillion-dollar brand.
Lucy Beard knew nothing about 3D printers when she decided to build a business around them. But her custom-built shoe company is starting to turn the heads of everyone from environmentalists to fashion insiders.
As pot entrepreneurs rush to scoop up real estate in cities with clear regulations allowing dispensaries, they’re running up against rules about how far away they must be from places like day cares and schools. Some are approaching day cares with offers of cash and other deals if they agree to move or shut down.
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, a powerful regional agency that provides water to 19 million people, paid nearly $88 million to exit interest-rate swap deals, and still has a $71.5 million liability on the books. Such payouts and the liability that remains show Metropolitan got the raw end of the deals and lost.
In the latest episode of I Made it in San Diego, Voice of San Diego’s Lisa Halverstadt sits down with Daniel Sullivan to talk about why he went all in on solar despite naysayers’ warnings.
OB might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but everyone is welcome. Unless you’re Target.
In the latest episode of I Made it in San Diego, Voice of San Diego’s Scott Lewis sits down with legal marijuana pioneer James Slatic to talk about the serious ups and downs he’s experienced while building his many businesses.
In the debut episode of “I Made it in San Diego,” Greg and Janet Deering talk about how they grew their small family business into a company that’s made more banjos than any other instrument-maker in existence.
A major power struggle is playing out in communities across the San Diego region. Local cities like San Diego, Solana Beach and Carlsbad want to be in charge of buying power for residents. The cities suspect they can provide greener energy at a lower cost than San Diego Gas & Electric, which has held on to its […]
Three times in the past 30 years, SDG&E has outmaneuvered local politicians looking to disrupt the company’s power monopoly. Now, SDG&E faces another round of competition from local governments across the county.