Thursday, June 3, 2021, San Diego Metro Journal

New office and retail development
debuts in Downtown San Diego

LeBeau Realty & Associates, a San Diego-based commercial real estate company, announced the completion of its Twenty by Six project in downtown San Diego and is now marketing the project to professionals seeking elevated employment.

Construction began in March 2020 with the intention of creating a creative and flexible work environment. Final production, funded by the Heitman Group, combines a new 91,000-square-foot, six-story office building and jewel box restaurant space with an existing 20-story tower.

Twenty by Six is ​​located at 450 B Street and 451 A Street with more than three floors of underground parking and features movable walls and balconies that connect the entire campus, fully operable windows on each floor, and an exclusive open-air deck for tenants on the third Floor, a private terrace for tenants on the sixth floor and conference rooms for collaboration and design.

Outside of the office, Twenty by Six tenants receive a training center with a private outdoor conference deck, a fully equipped exercise, yoga and wellness center with a peloton studio, hospitality-style showers and locker rooms, and a request for a personal training library with hundreds of unique fitness courses. Space for a ground-level café, in which breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as drinks are served for the employees, was also built and can be rented immediately. The two buildings separate The Commons, an interactive courtyard with an outdoor fireplace, lounge seating, and lush greenery that serves as a community center for dining and group activities.

PHOTO: The Twenty by Six development in Downtown San Diego

Lori Holt Pfeiler (Courtesy of Lori Holt Pfeiler)

San Diego Building Industry Association

hires first female CEO in 83-year history

With Lori Holt Pfeiler, the former mayor of Escondido and head of the local Habitat for Humanity, the local construction industry has found a new advocate for more housing.

Pillar, 63, will become the new CEO of the Building Industry Association of San Diego County in July, the association said on Tuesday. The role serves as a fighter for increased housing production in the entire district. She takes over for Borre Winckel, who announced his resignation in February.

The selection is unique in that Pfeiler is the association’s first female manager in its 83-year history and her background is in subsidized housing construction. Throughout its history, the group has chosen its leading position largely from the world of market price developers.

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State reports excise tax receipts for cannabis
for Q1 2021 at $ 131.9 million

The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) reported revenue for cannabis sales for the first quarter of 2021. On May 18, 2021, California’s cannabis consumption tax generated $ 131.9 million in revenue that was derived from revenue from the 1st quarter of 2021 In the first quarter of 2021 and the cultivation was reported tax generated $ 30.7 million.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all but the largest taxpayers were granted a three-month extension to submit their tax returns for the first quarter of 2021 to the CDTFA. These returns are now due on August 2, 2021.

Cannabis company sales tax was $ 82.4 million for the same period. Sales tax applies to the sale of cannabis, cannabis products, and other tangible personal items. Certain retail medical cannabis sales are exempt from sales and use tax if the purchaser presents a valid California Department of Health and Medical Marijuana ID and government-issued ID at the time of purchase.

PHOTO: Seawater inflow pumps in the Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant, a locally controlled water supply. (Courtesy photo of the San Diego County Water Board)

District water authority approved
Urban water management plan

After years of development, the San Diego County Water Authority’s 2020 Urban Water Management Plan was approved on May 27th. The final plan will be submitted to the California Department of Water Resources by July 1.
The plan underscores the regional commitment to a “water portfolio approach” and how utility management will ensure San Diego County’s continued reliable water supply through several dry years through 2045.
“We continue to work with our member agencies to invest in infrastructure and local utilities to help the area payers now and for years to come,” said chairman ChaGary Croucher.

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New Sky Deck opens on June 11th in Carmel Valley

After a year-long pandemic delay, a new 26,000 square meter culinary destination will open on June 11th. Modeled on El Nacional, the famous 400-seat luxury restaurant in Barcelona, ​​Spain, this $ 120 million project is located on El Camino Real and Del Mar Heights Road.
“This is not a food hall, and please don’t call it a food court. This is a restaurant collection and dining experience,” said Donahue, former CEO of Donahue Schriber Realty Group, the Costa Mesa company that developed Sky Deck .
Information on the opening can be found at

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Cybersecurity illustration

Deadline extension for the city of Karlovy Vary
Cyber ​​security awareness program

The City of Carlsbad invites local small businesses to participate in a new Carlsbad Cybersecurity Awareness Program. The city is partnering with the San Diego Cyber ​​Center of Excellence (CCOE) to offer several free benefits. Small business owners based in Karlovy Vary can:

• Understand your company’s current online exposure and risk assessment through a report from RiskRecon, a MasterCard company
• Access training resources to develop your employees more cyber-awareness using ESET North America’s proprietary platform
To be eligible, companies must have fewer than 100 employees and operate in the city of Karlovy Vary. To participate, fill out the application.

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Unemployed residents pay private companies for help
they bypass the blocked phone lines from EDD


The situation at the California Labor Office – where the backlog of unsolved claims has grown for six straight weeks – is so dire that unemployed residents are paying private companies to help them bypass the blocked phone lines from the Employment Development Department.

Meanwhile, many non-English speaking intermediaries are paying to fill out their jobless claims and recertify them every two weeks, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. The outsourcing of labor indicates fundamental gaps in EDD’s services: Although the department has recently taken steps to reduce waiting times by allowing beneficiaries to request a call back after waiting 15 minutes, many people have problems getting on hold at all get them pay companies to robo-call the department to secure a place in line. (EDD says the robo-calls might actually add to long wait times.) And lawmakers have long criticized EDD for failing to provide information in multiple languages, an issue that affects both pending laws and Newsom’s budget proposal should address.

Petco publishes first sustainability report

Petco Health and Wellness Company Inc. announced the publication of its first sustainability report on May 28, 2021. The report details Petco’s progress over the past year in setting the standard in responsible animal care, maintaining the health of our planet and helping people thrive. as well as the continued and unconditional support of pets and pet parents.

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Robotic Research, Verizon are working together on
autonomous shuttles at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

Robotic Research LLC, a leader in autonomous driving technology and solutions, and Verizon Public Sector, a key Department of Defense partner for digital transformation, announced their joint endorsement of an autonomous shuttle pilot project with US Ignite, Local Motors and NavalX SoCal Tech Bridge as. known part of the 5G Living Lab of the US Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar in San Diego.

As part of the 90-day pilot project, Robotic Research provides the autonomous driving technology for the autonomous Olli shuttle from Local Motors, transports people and packages around the MCAS Miramar and uses Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband to transmit the extensive system and sensor data that returned from the shuttle to the nSight Vault storage service from Robotic Research.

Both Robotic Research and Verizon will showcase the benefits of combined 5G and autonomous mobility during the Electric Mobility Symposium on June 24th at the MCAS Miramar.

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