SAN DIEGO — More than a century ago, Thomas Beverly Penick cemented his place in San Diego history by using horses to haul sand and gravel to construction sites. Although the landscape has undergone massive makeovers since the Kentucky-born entrepreneur hopped off a train in 1905 with his family in tow to test his skills in the West, Penick’s vision to provide quality services as a concrete contractor lingers with every successor.
Read: Concrete Business Plan Keeps TB Penick on Track for Steady Growth
SAN DIEGO — Year-round tax deadlines, complicated audits and the threat of a recession do not faze Wayne Pinnell. For nearly 13 years, the 44-year-old managing partner of Irvine-based Haskell & White LLP has thrived in an environment devoted to accounting and consulting, and helped build the firm’s audit practice by extending services to the manufacturing, distribution and technology sectors.
Read: OC Accounting, Consulting Firm Adds San Diego Office
LA JOLLA — In a nation where a growing number of people seem to cherish the welfare of their household pets just as much as — if not more than — their fellow human beings, Vet Stem CEO Robert “Bob” Harman sees endless potential for his company.
Read: Vet-Stem Technology Transforming World of Regenerative Medicine
SAN DIEGO — Good music is not dead. If it were, then the annual San Diego Indie Music Fest would not continue to grow and amass a legion of supporters.
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SAN DIEGO — Thanks to “Borat,” the glorious nation of Kazakhstan emerged from a bundle of obscure central Asian countries to a popular one that many moviegoers could pronounce, maybe even identify on a map. Too bad the Foreign Ministry threatened to sue star Sacha Baron Cohen for his “derogatory” depiction of the state after his social experiment hit theaters.
Read: ‘Soul of Kazakhstan’
SAN DIEGO — Hair-pulling, face-slapping and downright bitchiness make for an epic catfight — and almost everyone secretly enjoys watching one. Joan Collins and Linda Evans know this all too well. In the 1980s, the duo sent television ratings soaring as “Dynasty’s” glamorous rivals — Alexis and Krystal Carrington. Now they have reunited for “Legends!,” Tony Award-winning author James Kirkwood’s classic catfight comedy that centers on two somewhat desperate and waning movie stars named Sylvia (played by Collins) and Leatrice (played by Evans).
SAN DIEGO – Barbra Streisand, Elton John, Cher, Neil Diamond and Rod Stewart all have one thing in common: People like to impersonate them. While many fail miserably, there are a select few, including California-born identical twin brothers Anthony and Eddie Edwards, who have become famous in their own right by portraying legendary celebrities so well.
Read: Twins’ Performance
SAN DIEGO – ‘Tis the season to overeat and get your annual “Nutcracker” fix. Four venues will play host to this holiday classic.
See: ‘Nutcracker’ Performances
SAN DIEGO — Restaurateurs David and Lesley Cohn know that for food lovers, Fifth Avenue in the Gaslamp Quarter has become one stop on a journey to gustatory bliss. That’s why the husband-and-wife team that heads the Cohn Restaurant Group has invested so much into downtown’s celebrated strip.
Read: Cohn Restaurant Group Diversifies Dining Market While Adapting to Change
CARLSBAD — A habit of reading the sports page every morning and a love for skiing and fishing are what make Richard Heckmann a self-proclaimed sports nut. More than 20 years of pursuing a career devoted to business is what affords him a living.
Read: K2 Chief Executive Clambers Up the Slippery Slope of Sporting Goods Manufacturing