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San Diego – High-Tech Hot Spots

August 18th, 2007 · No Comments

Fast Cities - San DiegoSan Diego was recognized as a city on the verge for it’s urban innovation. (see: San Diego – High-Tech Hot Spot) Read the Fast Company article which discussed the urbanization trend of the world and identifying the cities that will flourish because they are drawing smart people. These “Fast Cities,” are:

“…cauldrons of creativity where the most important ideas and the organizations of tomorrow are centered. They attract the best and the brightest. The are great places to work and live.”

The cities are listed in categories like Urban innovators, culture centers, startup hubs, and high-tech hot spots.

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San Diego Catholic Diocese faces bankruptcy option over sex scandal

February 19th, 2007 · No Comments

The San Diego Catholic Diocese representing nearly 1 million Catholics in San Diego and Imperial counties may decide to go into bankruptcy over alleged sexual abuse by priests.  San Diego Bishop Robert Brom warned the cost would not allow the diocese to continue, so the bankruptcy protection is needed.  The article explains:

Facing claims that could exceed $200 million, the diocese may choose this route rather than go to trial in about 150 lawsuits alleging sexual abuse by priests.

According to Brom’s pastoral statement, if abuse victims cannot be fairly compensated through ongoing settlement negotiations without “jeopardizing our overall mission, . . . the diocese may be forced to file a Chapter 11 reorganization in bankruptcy court.”

Full Article:  San Diego Catholic diocese weighs bankruptcy

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Serving San Diego

February 18th, 2007 · No Comments

Help change our city.  Serving San Diego is resource for serving the homeless in San Diego.  Their goal is to provide information about resources for serving the homeless in San Diego. You can find contacts for the various non-profit organizations and articles about ministries that engage the community around us.

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San Diego Residents NOT in Dream Jobs

February 17th, 2007 · No Comments

CareerBuilder.com conducted a survey on people’s jobs. In the study, San Diego was the lowest-ranked city, with just 7 percent of workers reporting having dream jobs.

Among major U.S. cities, workers in Boston had the highest incidence of feeling they have their dream jobs, at 37 percent, followed by Sacramento at 26 percent, San Francisco at 23 percent, Philadelphia at 22 percent, Salt Lake City at 20 percent, and Dallas and Portland, both at 19 percent.

Cities with the least number of workers in dream jobs were San Diego at 7 percent, Phoenix and Detroit at 10 percent and Atlanta and Miami at 11 percent.

Source: Union Tribune Most U.S. workers not in ‘dream jobs,’ survey says

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Rosy future painted for San Diego county

February 17th, 2007 · No Comments

jobs220.gifSan Diego County is predicted to have a period of growth that will outpace the nation and state’s economy through 2015, according to Palo Alto’s Center for Continuing Study of the California Economy.  The Union Tribune summarized these findings, in an article Rosy future painted for county.  

Through at least 2015, San Diego County will be the fastest-growing region in California after the Sacramento area, said economist Stephen Levy, who founded the center in 1969.

Levy, who was trained at MIT and Stanford, projects that job levels will grow by 20.7 percent in the county from 2005 through 2015, compared with 17.3 percent in California and 13.4 percent in the nation.

Read full article:  Rosy future painted for county

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San Diego 2006 Best Big City According to Money Magazine

February 17th, 2007 · 3 Comments

san-diego-money.gifSan Diego was the best city (larger than 1 million people) according to Money Magazine. San Diego ranked #5 of all ‘big cities’ (300k+). The only other city over 1 million to make the top 10, was New York at #10.

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Think San Diego Begins

February 1st, 2007 · 1 Comment

Think San Diego is a site dedicated to the concerns of San Diego. We will track the economic, social, spiritual, art & entertainment, music & concerts, political, environmental, media and other areas to keep you informed about San Diego.

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