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April 4, 2022, San Diego Metro Magazine

CEDARst plans $74.4 million, 190 units
residential development in North Park

CEDARst Companies, a multi-family developer, has announced plans to bring a new ground-level residential development to San Diego’s North Park neighborhood.
4135, boul. du Parc is expected to open later this month and open 24 months after construction begins.

The 205,000 square foot, $74.4 million project features a seven-story mid-rise building that will offer a wide range of amenities including a coffee shop, fitness center, spacious lounge, game room and an outdoor deck with pool, hot tub, cabanas, and communal kitchen.

4135, boul. du Parc is in a Qualified Opportunity Zone and is one of several CEDAR properties under contract in the San Diego area

Bridge Investment Group is a financing partner in the 190-unit project and BMO Harris Bank is the project’s lender. Construction will be managed by general contractor Suffolk Construction and the project architect is Studio E.

Top photo: Project rendering at 4135 Park Blvd., San Diego.

Julie Neward reappointed to the Council of State
on developmental disabilities
Julie Neward

Julie Neward, 41, of San Marcos, was reappointed to the State Board on Developmental Disabilities by Gov. Gavin Newsom. She has served on the board since 2019.

Neward has been a property manager for Federal Realty Investment Trust since 2020. She was a portfolio manager for Kilroy Realty from 2019 to 2020, a property manager for Urban Retail from 2016 to 2019, and managing director of Madison Marquette from 2015 to 2016. Neward was a property manager at Macerich from 2014 to 2015, property manager for Shea Properties in 2014 and assistant property manager at Westfield from 2009 to 2014.

Neward is a board member and founder of the California Sibling Leadership Network, “CaliforniaSibs” and founder of The Natalie Project. She earned an International Masters in Business Administration from the University of San Diego. The position does not require Senate confirmation and the pay is $100 per day. Neward is a Democrat.

SDSU joins research on participating in tribal video games

San Diego State University is part of a partnership launching a nationwide survey of Native American tribal participation in video games and esports.

The Sycuan Institute on Tribal Gaming at the L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality & Tourism Management is funding a pilot project by new Assistant Professor Brandon Mastromartino to help the university, the Sycuan Institute, and tribal communities understand the breadth and depth of participation in video games. across Indian country. The school is part of SDSU’s College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts (PSFA).

“This project with Project Quipu to assess the scope of video game and esports participation in Indian Country extends the Sycuan Institute’s commitment to producing scholarly research related to tribal government games and engaging in public policy work related to tribal feedback on community and nation-building,” said Katherine Spilde, Endowed President of the Sycuan Institute.

NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir (Photo by Erik Jepsen/University Communications)
NASA astronaut Jessica Meir will speak
at the start of UC San Diego

NASA astronaut Jessica Meir will be the keynote speaker at the University of California San Diego all-campus launch event on Saturday, June 11. to prepare her for a career spent conducting daring research.

Meir completed a six-month expedition in 2020 to the International Space Station and was recently selected as a member of NASA’s Artemis 2025 lunar exploration program.

She achieved her lifelong goal of taking a spacewalk on October 18, 2019, when she and fellow astronaut Christina Koch performed the world’s first all-female spacewalk. The two astronauts made history by venturing outside the station, tethered in safety ties, to replace a faulty battery charger. People all over the world connected via live broadcast to witness the incredible seven-hour feat, the first of three spacewalks performed by the two women.

San Diego Botanic Garden will create a national
collection and consortium of medicinal plants

The San Diego Botanical Garden, in collaboration with Salk scientists, has launched a national consortium for collecting and researching medicinal plants made possible by a $384,000 grant from the Conrad Prebys Foundation.

The consortium’s goal is to acquire and cultivate at least 500 new medicinal plants, develop comprehensive protocols for collecting living pants to optimize drug discovery, and establish a garden to teach botanical garden visitors about plants. medicinal.

“In the coming months, we will organize a San Diego-based consortium comprised of scientists and stakeholders from plant biology institutions, drug development researchers, and experts on traditional uses of medicinal plants,” said SDBG President and CEO Ari Novy, PhD, who also serves as Adjunct Associate Professor at the Salk Institute. “This group will help guide the development, conservation and use of a diverse collection of medicinal plants, with the goal of improving human health outcomes and plant conservation. The collection will also be available for medical and botanical research

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Cue Health and Major League Baseball
expand league-wide testing partnership

Cue Health, a San Diego-based health technology company, and Major League Baseball announced a nationwide partnership that extends Cue’s support for the league-wide COVID-19 testing program. As MLB’s home testing solution, Cue will provide major league clubs as well as the MLB league office with its integrated care platform, including both health monitoring system Portable and reusable cue (player) and the most accurate COVID-19 self-test. .

Cue’s Molecular Test uses Nucleic Acid Amplification Technology (NAAT) to deliver lab-quality results directly to connected mobile devices in 20 minutes. Cue can detect all known variants of COVID-19 of concern and can be used in people aged 2 years and older, with or without symptoms.

“Major League Baseball, like other world-class organizations, continues to turn to Cue for testing when the stakes are high and when accuracy, speed and reliability cannot be compromised,” said Ayub Khattak, co-founder and CEO of Cue Health.

KB Home Announces Grand Opening
of single-family homes in San Marcos

KB Home announced the official opening of Ridgeview, a new single family home community in San Marcos. Ridgeview’s one- and two-story homes feature popular design features such as gourmet kitchens that open to large rooms, expansive bedrooms with walk-in closets, and ample storage. Community floor plans feature up to five bedrooms and four bathrooms, and range in size from approximately 2,200 to 2,900 square feet.

The Ridgeview Sales Office and Model Homes are open for walk-ins and private in-person viewings by appointment. Homebuyers also have the option of arranging a live video tour with a sales consultant. Pricing starts from $1.3 million.

City of San Diego revives Commission on the Status of Women

The city of San Diego revives the Commission on the Status of Women, inactive for more than two decades.

Created to advise the mayor, city council, and other agencies of city government, the Commission on the Status of Women will help address the needs of women in the San Diego area and recommend programs designed to alleviate inequalities that women may face in the social, economic and professional fields.

First established in 1973 as the “Advisory Council on the Status of Women”, then revived and renamed in 1991, the commission has been inactive, with the last term expiring ending in 2001. Its revival reflects the commitment from city leaders to equity and San Diego’s guarantee Women of Diego are positioned to succeed.

Re-establishing the Commission on the Status of Women is an important first step in ensuring a more equitable future for women in San Diego,” Councilwoman Marni von Wilpert said. “Until we achieve true equity for women in our country, it is up to leaders at all levels of government to act and I am proud that as a city we are recommitting to achieving equity. between the sexes here at home.”

SDSU School of Public Health draw a top 20

San Diego State University School of Public Health, which has been at the forefront of San Diego County’s COVID-19 testing, prevention, and mitigation efforts, is No. 19 in the new ranking of the best graduate programs in the country by US News & World Report.
The College of Education received a first-ever ranking of No. 26 in Educational Administration, a category that encompasses its graduate program in Educational Leadership, and the college itself rose to No. 52 overall. of the publication’s best graduate schools of 2023.

The College of Engineering’s aerospace engineering program made it to the top 50 in its list, released March 29.

The College of Education’s No. 52 ranking is up from No. 55 last year.

USD ranks among the top graduates
business and law schools in the United States

The University of San Diego (USD) jumped in the graduate school rankings for the US News and World Report 2023 in the Best Law School category (#64 from #86) and the Best Business School category (#85 from #92 ).

The Law-Full Time program jumped 22 points, ranking the program No. 64 in the nation and No. 9 in California. The Full-Time MBA from the University of San Diego Knauss School of Business ranked first for MBA programs in San Diego and ninth in all of California.

According to US News & World Report, the ranking is designed for prospective students who want to continue their education beyond college.