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Westin San Diego Completes $15 Million Renovation

Operators of downtown’s Westin San Diego have completed a $15 million renovation, including upgrades to the hotel’s 436 guest rooms.

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Karl Strauss Holding Job Fairs as Remodeling Changes Staffing Needs

Karl Strauss Brewery’s Sorrento Valley site is undergoing a remodel, triggering the layoff of 67 employees last month.

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Lytx Driver Safety Program to Be Used By Con-Way Fleet

Lytx Inc., a company focusing on driver safety and compliance, announced that Con-Way Freight has rolled out Lytx’s DriveCam driver safety management program fleetwide to more than 8,500 vehicles.

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Luna Grill Is Expanding, Plans Texas Locations

Luna Grill is accelerating its expansion and has selected Texas to host the first group of out-of-state locations, the company said.

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Hot Dog Chain Dog Haus Plans Expansion into San Diego

Pasadena-based Dog Haus, a fast-casual restaurant chain serving custom-made gourmet hot dogs, plans to open five San Diego County locations starting later this year, after entering into an agreement with local franchisees Laura Zhang and Calvin Lee.

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Sempra Increases Annual Dividend 4.8%

Sempra Energy, the San Diego holding company for San Diego Gas & Electric and other subsidiaries, said its board of directors approved a 4.8 percent increase in the annual dividend it pays to shareholders to $2.64 per share from the prior dividend of $2.52 per share.

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Fresh Healthy Vending Agrees to Acquire Micro-Market Platform and Assets

Fresh Healthy Vending International Inc. has entered into a nonbinding term sheet to acquire an integrated micro-market platform and all micro-market assets and operations from Corporate Refreshment Services LLC.

AMN Healthcare Reports Net Income of $33 Million for the Year

AMN Healthcare Services Inc., the San Diego provider of health-care staffing, reported 2013 fourth quarter net income of $8.4 million, up 18 percent from the same quarter of 2012.

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Food Truck Number Spurs Reservations

Dining: New Rules Proposed To Regulate Mobile Eateries

Food truck operator Jay Margolin doesn’t like the idea of limiting where his loyal followers can find his New York on Rye, which has served East Coast-style deli food at office parks, festivals and other venues throughout the local region for the past three years.

AMN Healthcare Reports Yearly Net Income of $33 Million

AMN Healthcare Services Inc., the San Diego provider of health-care staffing, reported 2013 fourth quarter net income of $8.4 million, up 18 percent from the same quarter of 2012.

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Jack in the Box Reports Net Income of $32.3 Million for Q1

Jack in the Box Inc. reported net income of $32.3 million for its fiscal 2014 first quarter, compared with net income of $20.7 million for the like quarter of 2013.

MaintenanceNet Closes $12M Funding Round

MaintenanceNet of Carlsbad said it closed a $12 million funding round led by Los Angeles-based Kayne Partners.

2 Local Small Businesses to Compete for Navy Contracts for Cultural Evaluation Work

Though it can’t promise the intrigue of an “Indiana Jones” movie, the U.S. Navy can promise work in the archaeological space.

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Sonic Drive-In Opening New Restaurant in Kearny Mesa

Sonic Drive-In plans a Feb. 24 opening for its sixth regional restaurant and first in the city of San Diego, at 5247 Kearny Villa Road in Kearny Mesa.

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Westgate Hotel Completes Renovation of Rooftop Events Space

The luxury Westgate Hotel in downtown San Diego has completed an extensive renovation, including a 10,000-square-foot rooftop deck with an events space.