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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

San Diego Chargers to Stay Put for 2015 Season

The San Diego Chargers said the team will remain at Qualcomm Stadium for the 2015 season, putting to rest rumors that last week’s loss to the Denver Broncos was the last time fans could see them play here.

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Imperial Beach Site of Planned Hotel Acquired for $5.5 Million

Imperial Beach Resort LLC has purchased an Imperial Beach parcel for $5.5 million, with plans to develop a 79-room boutique hotel, according to brokerage company Lee & Associates, which handled the transaction.

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Red O Restaurant to Replace Donovan’s at UTC Office Campus

Red O, an upscale restaurant with Mexican-style cuisine led by celebrity chef Rick Bayless, plans a 2016 opening at Irvine Co.’s The Plaza office campus in University Towne Center.

Santa Ysabel Tribe Ordered to Shut Down Online Bingo Operation

A federal judge ordered the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel to shut down its Internet bingo operation.

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Oceanside Residence Inn Hotel Getting $2 Million Renovation

Operators of Residence Inn San Diego Oceanside have begun a $2 million renovation of the 125-room property at 3603 Ocean Ranch Blvd. in Oceanside.

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SeaWorld CEO Stepping Down as Company Restructures

The CEO of SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. is stepping down from the post, as the parent company of SeaWorld San Diego embarks on plans to cut $50 million in costs amid dropping attendance at its 11 U.S. theme parks.

Business Calendar for Week of December 15, 2014

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of December 15, 2014, and beyond.

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City Approves Lease for Expansion of Sheraton Carlsbad Resort

The Carlsbad City Council has approved a ground lease agreement clearing the way for a 150-room expansion of the 250-room Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa on city-owned property adjacent to the municipal golf course.

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Jack in the Box Opening at San Diego International Airport

San Diego-based Jack in the Box and Pacifica Breeze Café of Del Mar have Dec. 17 openings slated at San Diego International Airport.

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US Airways Relocating at San Diego International Airport

US Airways is moving its local operations from Terminal 2 West to Terminal 2 East at San Diego International Airport, effective Dec. 11.

Teams Announced for College Football Bowl Games

The opponents for San Diego’s two college football bowl games have been set.

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Cushman Elected Chair of Convention Center Board of Directors

Longtime local businessman and civic leader Stephen P. Cushman has been elected to chair the executive board of San Diego Convention Center Corp., beginning in January.

Baseball Executives Arrive Sunday for Winter Meetings

About 3,000 baseball executives from some 200 professional teams, both major and minor leagues, descend upon the San Diego Convention Center and the nearby Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel Dec. 7-10 for the 2014 Baseball Winter Meetings.

Pala Tribe Launches Online Gambling Site – in New Jersey

GAMING: State Sues Santa Ysabel Tribe Over Bingo Website

Two local American Indian bands raised their profiles recently, as one put its name out to New Jersey gambling enthusiasts, and the other drew legal fire from California’s attorney general.

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Shelter Island Gets its First Full-Service Luxury Spa at Kona Kai

TOURISM: Renovation Seeks to Attract Share Of Overnight Visitors

Capping a $22 million acquisition and renovation of Kona Kai Resort & Marina, owner Noble House Hotels & Resorts Ltd. recently opened what it says is a first for Shelter Island – a full-service luxury spa.