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April 9, 2014

San Diego-based WD-40 Company reported second-quarter net sales of $94.2 million, up 9% from the same quarter last year.

Net income, however, slipped 1% to $10.3 million. 

February 12, 2014

The Home Depot Foundation has awarded a $7,000 grant to San Diego's Veterans Community Services (VCS) for a community renovation project at their main office.

Veterans, Team Depot and VCS volunteers will paint walls, replace doors and build shelving units on February 27, preparing the space to host meetings and supportive services programs, as well as serve as a donation center.

VCS provides various services to low-income veterans, including rapid rehousing, homelessness prevention, counseling, financial planning, employment search and referrals, and other aid.

January 9, 2014

San Diego-based WD-40 Company reported gains in sales and net income in the first quarter and also the largest sales quarter in the company's history.

WD-40 sales for the quarter ended Nov. 30 were $95.5 million, up slightly from $95.3 million in the same quarter last year. Net income of $11.5 million was up 5% from $10.9 million.

"We are pleased that we were able to improve our gross margin in the quarter, which was in part due to our supply chain improvement initiatives," said CEO Garry Ridge.

November 27, 2013

At Zappos.com, the online shoe business, the person answering calls is not the “receptionist”; he’s the “director of first impressions.”

At Texas-based BerylHealth, where health care workers advise clients by telephone, the company pairs employees with executives in a spoof of “Dancing with the Stars.”

And at San Diego-based Red Door Interactive, a business consultancy, one of the core values is this: “We are 100 percent jerk-free.”

August 21, 2013

According to the First Republic Prestige Home Index issued by First Republic Bank, luxury home values in certain niche California markets experienced strong growth in the second quarter.

In the San Francisco Bay Area, values were up 10.9% year-over-year, as well as 5.0% since the first quarter. Los Angeles homes rose 6.1% since 2012's second quarter, as well as 3.3% since last quarter. In the San Diego region, values were up 8.0% on a year-ago basis and 4.9% since last quarter.

August 7, 2013

San Diego-based WD-40 Company is adding three new products to its WD-40 Specialist line -- a Dirt & Dust Resistant Dry Lube, Machine & Engine Degreaser and Electrical Contact Cleaner Spray.

Developed at the WD-40 Company Research and Development Center, all of the new WD-40 Specialist products are 50-state VOC compliant, the company said. 

August 6, 2013

California-based builder C.W. Driver is expanding its San Diego presence through the acquisition of Good & Roberts (G&R), a local construction company that will operate as a subsidiary of C.W.

G&R will largely retain its daily operations and approach, though the company expects a gradual shift in management structure. 

July 9, 2013

San Diego-based WD-40 Co. saw net sales increase 7% in the third quarter, as the company's multi-purpose maintenance products showed double-digit growth.

WD-40 sales were $93.1 million in the quarter ended May 31, compared to sales of $87.0 million in the year-ago period. Net income for the third quarter was $10.3 million, up 12%.

April 5, 2013

San Diego-based WD-40 Co. reported net income of $10.5 million in the second quarter, down 1% compared with the previous year.

San Diego-based WD-40 Co. reported net income of $10.5 million in the second quarter, down 1% compared with the previous year.

Net sales for the quarter ended Feb. 28 increased 1% to $86.7 million.

Gross margin was 50.9% in the second quarter compared with 49.0% in the same quarter last fiscal year.

March 5, 2013

Reuters is reporting that industrial distribution giant HD Supply is preparing for an IPO.

Reuters is reporting that industrial distribution giant HD Supply is preparing for an initial public offering.

The San Diego-based industrial distribution company split from Home Depot about six years ago when private equity firms paid $8.5 billion for the company. Atlanta-based Home Depot kept a 12.5% stake in HD Supply. 

The same private equity investors -- Bain Capital, Carlyle Group and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice -- are at work selecting underwriters for the IPO deal, according to the report.

January 17, 2013

Months of speculation about a possible Lowe’s closing is causing some fiscal angst among city officials in San Marcos, Calif., according to an article in the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Months of speculation about a possible Lowe’s closing is causing some fiscal angst among city officials in San Marcos, Calif., according to an article in the San Diego Union-Tribune. First opened in 2004, the home improvement retailer anchors a major shopping center and pays the city $587,000 a year in lease revenues.

October 16, 2012

Lubricant maker WD-40 Co. reported net sales of $84.9 million for its fourth fiscal quarter, a decrease of 6% from the same quarter last year. Net income for the fourth quarter, which ended Aug. 31, 2012, was $9.0 million, a decrease of 12% compared with the prior year fiscal quarter.

Year-to-date figures reported by the San Diego-based company were $342.8 million in net sales, up 2% from the prior fiscal year. Year-to-date net income was $35.5 million, a decrease of 3% from the prior fiscal year.

July 18, 2012

Don’t let disputes escalate to the point they require formal mediation, advised Steven P. Dinkin, president of the National Conflict Resolution Center in San Diego, at the 2012 Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference here.

He and Ashley Virtue, the center’s director of external relations, taught a two-day workshop on “The Exchange,” an informal four-stage method that line managers and HR professionals can use to help employees find their own solutions to workplace conflict.

July 18, 2012

San Diego-based WD-40, whose brands include a variety of lubricants and cleaning products, reported net sales of $87.0 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2012, an increase of 2% from the same quarter of its last fiscal year. Year-to-date net sales were $257.9 million, up 5% from the same period last fiscal year.

Net income for the third quarter was $9.1 million, an increase of 13% compared with the prior-year fiscal quarter. Year-to-date net income was $26.5 million, an increase of 1% from a year ago.

May 4, 2012

Last year, the original 50 Home Channel News Hardware Store All-Star honorees established a high bar and a hard act to follow. But the 2012 crop rises to the challenge. This year’s Hardware Store All-Stars, one from each of the 50 U.S. states, have at least one thing in common: Ask them what makes them special and you can bet they’ll include “excellent customer service” in the answer. From there, every path to stardom is unique.

April 29, 2012

A San Diego man is facing felony changes for purchasing copper wire at Home Depot and Lowe’s stores with counterfeit barcodes and then reselling it to recycling centers for a hefty profit, according to an article in the San Diego Union-Tribune

April 29, 2012

A San Diego man is facing felony changes for purchasing copper wire at Home Depot and Lowe’s stores with counterfeit barcodes and then reselling it to recycling centers for a hefty profit, according to an article in the San Diego Union-Tribune

April 27, 2012

The February issue of Home Channel News looked at a variety of angles of the “Made in the USA” trend. But for a view of the controversy surrounding the definition, look to a San Diego courtroom.

That’s where a settlement to a class-action lawsuit launched against grill manufacturer Weber over its “Made in USA” claims is heading to a final approval hearing July 20.

April 24, 2012

San Diego-based HD Supply Facilities Maintenance, a leading distributor of maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products, recently released its 2012 full-line catalog of more than 22,000 products 

“Customer feedback is the driving force behind our investments and is reflected in each of the new products and services featured in the catalog,” said Anesa Chaibi, president and CEO of HD Supply Facilities Maintenance. “We are committed to providing the products, services and solutions that best serve the needs of our customers.”

April 5, 2012

San Diego-based WD-40, whose brands include a variety of lubricants and cleaning products, saw sales jump 9% in the quarter ended Feb. 29.

The company posted sales of $86.0 million for the quarter. Net income for the quarter was $10.6 million, an increase of 16% compared to the same quarter last year.

April 5, 2012

A settlement to a class-action lawsuit launched against grill-manufacturer Weber over its “Made-in-USA” claims is heading to a final approval hearing July 20 in San Diego. 

The original lawsuit filed in February last year alleged that Weber violated the law by designating Weber grills and certain accessories as "Made in USA."

April 2, 2012

Reno Contracting, a San Diego-based builder in the biotech, medical, commercial, industrial and retail, green construction industries, has teamed up with Coyle Residential, a full-service general contractor specializing in high-density, multi-family apartments, mixed use, condominiums design coordination, budgeting and turnkey construction. Under the agreement, Reno and Berkeley-based Coyle will work on a project-specific, but ongoing basis, combining their respective specialties on large-scale multi-family and mixed-use projects.

March 26, 2012

San Diego -- A statewide tour of the California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse made a stop at Coles Fine Flooring on March 23, according to an article in the San Diego Union Tribune.

March 26, 2012

San Diego -- A statewide tour of the California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse made a stop at Coles Fine Flooring on March 23, according to an article in the San Diego Union Tribune.

March 13, 2012

A San-Diego area man will be sentenced to seven years and four months in prison after pleading guilty to nine felonies that include making fraudulent purchases at Home Depot stores. According to a story reported by the City News Service, Joel Booth, age 39, used counterfeit checks and identification cards to purchase items at a number of Home Depot stores in San Diego and Riverside counties. Police investigators nicknamed him “The Homer Bandit,” after Home Depot’s original mascot.