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SPORTs Biz: Padres Improve Petco’s Roster Of Amenities, OptionsUpgrades this year to Petco Park, home to the San Diego Padres and seemingly always getting tweaked in places, may be the most extensive in the ballpark’s history — all geared toward making the experience in the stands a more enjoyable complement to the action on the field.

By Mike Allen March 21, 2014 12:19 p.m.   $$ Share
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Forbes Ranks San Diego As 10th Best City for Millennials

Forbes magazine has ranked San Diego as the nation’s 10th best city for the Millennial generation, naming Little Italy as the city’s top neighborhood for residents between the ages of 25 and 34.

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Trigild Partners on $16.5 Million Acquisition of Santa Cruz Hotel

San Diego-based Trigild and Blu Hotel Investors of Santa Barbara have completed a $16.5 million acquisition of a 100-room Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Santa Cruz.

Nominations for “Best of the Bar” Close May 2

The San Diego Business Journal will soon be closing nominations for its inaugural Best of the Bar 2014 supplement. Nominations must be received by Friday, May 2.

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Active Network Plays Role in White House Easter Egg Roll

The Active Network handled the ticket lottery for the White House Easter Egg Roll.

San Diegan Wins Boston Marathon

Meb Keflezighi, who grew up in San Diego and graduated from San Diego High School, won the Boston Marathon today, the first American man to win the prestigious race since 1983.

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Fans Run Up the Region's Economic Score From Bowl Games

San Diego’s two postseason college football games generated an economic impact to the region of $30.8 million last December, up nearly $2 million from the prior year, according to the San Diego Bowl Game Association, which commissioned a study.

The Business Calendar for the Week of April 21, 2014

A look at some of the business events happening in the county for the week of April 21, 2014

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Dickey’s Barbecue Opens Its First Local Restaurant in San Marcos

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has opened at 763 Center Drive in San Marcos. It is the first San Diego County location for Dallas-based Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants Inc.

Business Calendar for Week of April 21, 2014

Some of the business events scheduled for the week of April 21, 2014, in the county.

Opera Changes Tune on State of Its Finances

ARTS: Some Point to Previous Assurances About Fiscal State

Part of the shock that accompanied the announcement last month that the San Diego Opera will cease to exist after the just completed season stems from the public reports the company put out in recent years that painted a rosier picture of its financial condition than it’s describing today.

Upcoming Symposium to Discuss Defense Technology

Defense contractors and U.S. Navy leaders will gather April 22-24 at the Hall of Champions in Balboa Park to talk shop, and talk about technology.

Rubio's to Hold Job Fairs to Fill Numerous Positions

Carlsbad-based Rubio’s Restaurants, now in five states and about 200 stores, said it needs to fill about 3,000 positions as it enters the busy summer season, and is holding job fairs next week to find the right team members.

San Diego Startup Week Set for June 17-21

StartUp San Diego has set June 17-21 for its second annual San Diego Startup Week.

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National University to be San Diego Padres Education Partner

The San Diego Padres and National University struck a multiyear partnership that makes the private university the franchise’s exclusive education partner.

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Harrah’s Project Adds 200 to Staff, Additional 80 Jobs Expected

Harrah’s Resort Southern California said it added 200 jobs with the completion of its ambitious construction project, and is up to 1,600 employees at its hotel and casino.