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Planned Hotels Would Be Boost for Oceanside

TOURISM: City Will Get Much Needed Meeting SpaceA $150 million resort development being planned in downtown Oceanside includes what would be that city’s first full-service hotel, as it seeks its share of a growing influx of North County coastal visitors and related economic benefits.

By Lou Hirsh September 5, 2014 3:06 p.m.   $$ Share

UC Regents to Consider Establishing VC Fund

The University of California Board of Regents is set to hear a proposal that would establish a multimillion-dollar venture capital fund to back startups founded on student and faculty research.

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Miramar College Opens $16.5M Firefighter Training Center

San Diego Community College District officials said the 26,000-square-foot center includes state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories, a command center, equipment staging and outdoor training areas, including a four-story drill tower.

Higgs Fletcher & Mack Celebrates 75 Years in World-Class Style

Higgs Fletcher & Mack LLP is 75 years young this year and last week held a fine reception to recognize that in its newly remodeled, 26th floor offices downtown.

Gap Intelligence Acquires Quixel Research

Gap Intelligence, a San Diego-based market intelligence business, has acquired Quixel Research LLC, a market forecasting firm, for undisclosed terms. Gap Intelligence made the announcement Sept. 8.

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SeaWorld Entertainment Hit With Shareholder Lawsuit

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. was hit with a shareholder lawsuit alleging the operator of three SeaWorld parks, including the original venue at Mission Bay, mislead investors by publicly stating declining attendance last year was caused by bad weather when it actually was the result of the documentary movie “Blackfish,” which alleged the company used questionable practices in the handling of its killer whales.

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ViaSat Settles Its Lawsuits Against 2 Companies for More Than $100M

The legal battle that pitted Carlsbad-based ViaSat Inc. against Space Systems/Loral and Loral Space and Communications Inc. has reached its end, the companies acknowledged.

San Diego-Based Abacus Data Systems Continues Expansion

San Diego-based Abacus Data Systems Inc. has opened a third office as it continues to expand its information technology services to the legal community.

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Jack in the Box Inc. Announces New President

Jack in the Box Inc. named Frances Allen as its president effective Oct. 27.

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Marilyn Monroe Spa Chain Opens Latest Location in Carmel Valley

Florida-based Marilyn Monroe Spas, a national chain with salon services, beauty products and related offerings, recently opened a new location of its Marilyn Monroe 20 Nail Lounge at Del Mar Highlands Town Center, in San Diego’s Carmel Valley neighborhood.

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SDG&E Contracts for 2 Firefighting Helicopters

Recognizing the higher risk of wildfires this fall, San Diego Gas & Electric said it is contracting for both an Erickson Air-Crane helitanker and a Helistream Type II helicopter through November.

Merger Results in Some New Career Paths For Attorneys

Solomon Ward Seidenwurm & Smith LLP recently announced that Katherine M. Hoffman has joined the firm as partner.

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Drought Guidelines Vary By Agency, Mostly Still Voluntary

WATER: Biotech Is Not Affected, Beer Industry is Adjusting

If the turf grass at Balboa Park appears to be a little less green during hot summer days, it is due to a recent voluntary effort to restrict water usage throughout San Diego’s largest urban park following new drought guidelines.

Viejas Proposes Expanding Hotel, Casino

The Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians is considering an expansion to its hotel and casino on its reservation near Alpine.

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Potential Matches Put Under A Microscope at New Dating Site

SERVICE: DNA Analysis Is Used to Find That Special Someone

San Diego is home to countless institutes, laboratories and research collaborations aiming to find better uses for advancements in genetic sequencing. Yet, there is one market that seems an unlikely match for DNA analysis — online dating.

Looking to Grow, Co. Returns to S.D. Roots

FOOD: Kashi Given Some Independence From Kellogg

Kashi, the San Diego homegrown natural cereal business that had its local office closed last year by owner Kellogg Co. and moved to Michigan, is returning to its roots.