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Bumble Bee Refinances Its Debt

The parent company of San Diego-based Bumble Bee Foods LLC, Bumble Bee Holdco S.C.A., said the company had refinanced its debt.

Blackstone Group Refinances Hotel Del Coronado

Unable to sell off Hotel del Coronado last year, owner Blackstone Group has instead decided to refinance the iconic property.

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Kellermeyer Bergensons Services Acquires Varsity Facility Services

Oceanside-based Kellermeyer Bergensons Services (KBS), which provides interior and exterior property services to retailers, grocers and multi-site customers in North America, announced Thursday that it purchased Varsity Facility Services.

OPINION: Why We Should Be Teaching Entrepreneurship

San Diego, like many cities across the U.S., has a major student-readiness problem. Fewer than 4 in 10 California high school students complete requirements needed to be eligible to attend California’s public universities. A large majority of California high school students are simply not taking the courses needed to prepare them for college.

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Plevin Recognized for His Expert Work in Employment Law

Fred M. Plevin, managing partner of Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton LLP, has been elected to The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers as a new Fellow. Election as a Fellow is the recognition by colleagues of outstanding performance in the profession, exemplifying integrity, dedication and excellence. Plevin is all those. He joins just seven other San Diego-based labor and employer lawyers as a Fellow, including two of his long-time partners, Richard A. Paul and J. Rod Betts.

Chula Vista Restaurant Fined $274,000 by State Labor Commissioner

The owner of Chula Vista restaurant La Querencia has been fined more than $274,000 for multiple wage theft and labor law violations by the Labor Commissioner's Office, a division of the California Department of Industrial Relations.

Rubio’s Caters to Florida’s Tastes

DINING: Marketing Sells the Food Rather Than the Eatery’s Story

Call it a tale of two coasts. In California, the marketing for Rubio’s Coastal Grill has long leaned on the story of co-founder Ralph Rubio getting hooked on fish tacos while on a Baja camping trip in 1974, and later giving the U.S. its first taste of the fare in a walk-up stand in Mission Bay.

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Cheryl Goodman Leaving Athena for Sony Electronics

Cheryl K. Goodman, head of Athena San Diego, a professional association for women in science and technology in Southern California, has been hired as head of corporate communications by Sony Electronics Inc.

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Operator Completes First Phase of $7M Renovation at Bristol Hotel

Operator Greystone Hotels has completed the first phase of a planned $7 million renovation at its downtown San Diego property, known as The Bristol San Diego.

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Construction Starting on Retail Center, Hotel at Millenia

Developers have slated an Aug. 15 ground-breaking for the Millenia Commons retail center and a 135-room Ayres Hotel, being built at the Millenia mixed-use development in Chula Vista.

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Precision Approach Will Evolve Higher Ed

San Diego is home to a growing number of companies that are leveraging advanced technologies, data analytics and predictive models to address our society’s greatest challenges.

San Diego County Hotel Deal Volume Rose 70 Percent in First Half

San Diego County’s hotel property deal volume rose 70 percent from a year ago in the first half of 2017, as transaction dollar volume increased 54 percent, according to a mid-year report from brokerage and research firm Atlas Hospitality Group.

Program Helps Pave the Way for Cos. Looking to Export

TRADE: Organizer Highlights Opportunities For Service Economy, Too

Coronado Brewing Co. aims to have its beer in Italian hands next year. Guru, the startup that works with cultural institutions to provide visitors with a digital experience, is eying museums in Singapore.

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Slater’s Brand Deal May Bring Home the Bacon

FOOD: Jensen Meat to Make The Burger Patties for Retail

Slater’s 50/50 restaurants have had no problem pulling in customers to try the meat-centric chain’s signature half-ground beef, half-bacon burgers.

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American Medical Response to Be Acquired in $2.4 Billion Deal

American Medical Response, or AMR, which provides ambulance services in San Diego and across the country, will be acquired under a $2.4 billion cash deal announced Tuesday.