Daily business report-july 24, 2018, san diego metro magazine

Inspired by Sicilian architecture, Villa Cusma was constructed in 2012 at 1907 Columbia St. The building’s 2,475-square-foot ground floor retail space, currently occupied by Harumama, a sushi and ramen restaurant, is on the corner of Columbia and Fir streets. The unit mix is 24 one-bedroom/one-bath apartments, one two-bedroom/one-bath unit, and 15 two-bedroom/two-bath apartments. Select units feature floor-to-ceiling windows and views of the San Diego Bayfront and Downtown San Diego. The building includes a gated subterranean parking garage.

Human Longevity (HLI) is suing the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) and a number of unknown defendants over the alleged misappropriation and use of trade secrets passed along by Craig Venter, the founder of both the company and the institute that bears his name.


In a complaint filed last Friday with the US District Court for the Southern District of California, Human Longevity alleges that upon his termination from HLI on May 24, Venter took a company-owned laptop with trade secrets and passed on protected information to the Venter Institute, of which he is chairman and CEO. HLI also claims that the institute is working on a product that will compete with its own business.

Through attorney Steven M. Strauss, JCVI said HLI’s claims are “baseless, without merit, and contain numerous factual errors.” The response didn’t specify any of the errors. “HLI is one of many companies to have been spun out of the not-for-profit research efforts of the J. Craig Venter Institute and its founder, J. Craig Venter, a renowned genomics pioneer who remains a shareholder in HLI. We intend to vigorously defend against these allegations as the legal process advances.”

With U.S. carriers Verizon and AT&T touting commercial 5G service launches using millimeter wave spectrum later this year, the question has lingered: what devices will there be to support the high capacity, high band spectrum? On Monday, Qualcomm dropped the news it has successfully miniaturized its QTM052 millimeter wave antenna module to a point where multiple modules can fit into a smartphone form factor.

The Burn Institute has been awarded a $75,000 grant by The Cushman Foundation to kick-start the Youth Firesetter Intervention and Prevention Program (YFS), which was designed to act as a central service for community partners such as the courts, fire service, law enforcement and schools. The Burn Institute will take referrals of youth ages 5 to 17 who have been caught engaging in firesetting activities and evaluate their risk level. YFS will provide assessment, intervention, education and mental health referrals to prevent future firesetting behavior.

The study, which focused on immune system sentries known as killer (CD8+) T cells, showed that nearly all (96 percent) of the Ebola survivors had T cells that responded to viral protein, nucleoprotein on cells expressing Ebola proteins. In contrast, it was surprising that the virus’s outer glycoproteins, presumed to be the main targets for killer T cells, were recognized in a minority (38 percent) of previously infected individuals.

San Diegans for Open Government, represented by Cory Briggs, sued the Water Authority on June 12, 2017, claiming violations of the Brown Act. Briggs asserted that the four delegates appointed by the Water Authority to the Metropolitan Water District’s Board of Directors were a “legislative body” under the Brown Act. Under that incorrect theory, Briggs argued that any time a majority of MWD delegates talked to one another, or with others, they created a “meeting” that was required to be publicly noticed under the Brown Act.