SAN DIEGO — When Thomas J. Warwick Jr. reflects on his career as one of San Diego County’s leading criminal defense lawyers, a particular emotion weaves its way through the conversation: reserved passion.
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SAN DIEGO — Walking alongside Sami Ladeki is akin to sharing space with a local celebrity. The moment the restaurateur enters the patio of Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza on a Monday afternoon, a table of four greet him. Minutes later a woman walks by, pats his shoulder and exclaims she knew “this guy” before the first Sammy’s opened on Draper Avenue and Pearl Street in La Jolla 16 years ago.
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ENCINITAS — For the masterminds behind watch retailer Nixon, time is — literally — money. But nine years ago when Chief Executive/President Andy Laats and Marketing Director Chad DiNenna began formulating their business plan, profit wasn’t necessarily the primary objective.
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LA JOLLA — On a typical morning when Susan Nowakowski isn’t jetting across the globe to conduct business for AMN Healthcare Services Inc., the president and chief executive officer wakes up at 4:30 a.m. and begins her day running or pumping iron.
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SAN DIEGO — Nearly 40 years ago, George Hauer was a senior at San Diego State University, waiting tables to pay the bills. Today he is the principal and founder of a prominent restaurant nestled atop the cliffs of La Jolla Cove that has satiated the appetites of political bigwigs, famous entertainers and ordinary people.
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LA JOLLA — Coalescing art with architecture can be a rudimentary struggle for some architects. But for Jennifer Luce, uniting the two to create harmonious living and working spaces is only natural.
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