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Hyatt Regency La Jolla Completes $12 Million Renovation

Hyatt Regency La Jolla has completed a $12 million renovation that included a makeover of the hotel’s 417 guestrooms, lobby, public areas and meeting space.

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Luxury-Oriented Duty Free Store Opening in San Ysidro

Duty Free City plans a late July opening for a new upscale duty-free retail store in San Ysidro, the first of approximately 25 new U.S. locations slated to be opened by the Florida-based retailer at border crossings with Mexico and Canada.

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Bluewater Grill Opening in Former Hotel Del Boathouse

Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurants of Newport Beach has a June 27 opening planned for Bluewater Boathouse Seafood Grill in Coronado, after recently acquiring and renovating the historic former Coronado Boathouse at Hotel del Coronado.

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Whole Foods Settles Price-Overcharge Case for $800,000

Specialty grocer Whole Foods Markets has agreed to pay nearly $800,000 in penalties and restitution for pricing overcharges, following a complaint filed by the city attorney’s offices in San Diego, Los Angeles and Santa Monica.

Rideshare Cos. That Operate Without Airport Permits Don't Fly with the PUC

The California Public Utilities Commission warned rideshare companies early this month that they are not allowed to operate at the state’s major airports without airport permission.

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Rancho Bernardo Elephant Bar Closes as Co. Shutters 16 of Its Locations

The Elephant Bar in Rancho Bernardo was among 16 locations recently closed by the Costa Mesa-based restaurant chain, as part of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by its parent firm, S.B. Restaurant Co.

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EDF to Sell CID Solar Project

San Diego-based EDF Renewable Energy agreed to sell the CID Solar Project to Dominion Exploration & Production.

County Unemployment Rate Is 5.8% for May

San Diego’s unemployment rate fell to 5.8 percent in May, down from a revised 6.1 percent in April, and below the 7.1 percent rate of May 2013, according to the state Employment Development Department.

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New Restaurants Put Their 'Best Food Forward' in Del Mar, Solana Beach

Two new locally owned restaurants recently opened along Via de la Valle in Solana Beach and neighboring Del Mar.

Law Leaders Lab Sees Need to Change Business Model, Practice

Law Leaders Lab opened its doors this month. It’s a new firm with a goal of helping lawyers, law firms and legal services providers develop strategies to grow their businesses and communicate value to clients.

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Sempra Receives a Key Approval for LNG Facility

Sempra Energy said its liquefied natural gas project in Louisiana obtained approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, paving the way to its construction later this year.

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Kona Kai Resort Nears Completion of $22 Million Makeover

Kona Kai Resort & Marina is nearing completion on the second phase of a $22 million renovation of the Shelter Island property.

Nominations Open For San Diego’s General Counsel Awards

The San Diego Business Journal is now accepting nominations for the 2014 General Counsel Awards, which recognizes excellence in the In-House Counsel community.

Free Testing Cups Cost Millennium Laboratories $14.8M

A federal jury in Florida on Tuesday decided that San Diego-based Millennium Laboratories violated laws against kickbacks by giving physicians free urine testing cups, and it awarded a Baltimore-based competitor nearly $15 million in mostly punitive damages.

Local Communications Firms Form Strategic Partnership

KCD Public Relations Inc. and Diseno Communications, two San Diego based communication firms, announced a strategic partnership aimed at maximizing the presence and brand of independent financial services and professional service companies.