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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

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.

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U.S. Court of Appeals Rules Against SeaWorld Parent Company

A U.S. appeals court has ruled against the parent company of SeaWorld San Diego, affirming a federal labor agency finding following the 2010 death of a whale trainer at the Florida park operated by SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.

BIO's Launches New System to Promote Cos. Connecting at June Convention

The Biotechnology Industry Organization, shortened to BIO, has launched its one-on-one partnering system that will help companies initiate private meetings and gain business contacts at its annual convention, which will be held this June in San Diego.

The Business Calendar for the Week of April 14, 2014

Some of the business events scheduled for the week of April 14, 2014 around the county.

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Hotel Makes Improvements to Cater to Tech Toting Visitors

TRAVEL: Manchester Grand Provides Secure Charging, Faster Data

Visitors to the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego who rely on mobile devices to make life and work easier and more efficient will find the hotel more oriented toward them following the latest phase of the hotel’s multimillion-dollar upgrade.

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Suites at Qualcomm Upgraded in Effort to Lure Business Clients

Sports: Chargers Seek To Keep Pace With Other Stadiums’ Luxury Amenities

As the San Diego Chargers hope to upgrade their roster during next month’s NFL draft to be more competitive on the field, the team is upgrading its luxury suites at Qualcomm Stadium to be more competitive generating revenue.

Business Calendar for Week of April 14, 2014

Some of the business events happening in the county for the week of April 14, 2014.

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California Legislative Panel Tables Bill Banning Orca Shows

A state legislative committee has tabled a bill that would have banned the use of performing orcas at SeaWorld San Diego.

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Airport Green Build Project Earns LEED Platinum Status

The newly expanded terminal and related upgrades at San Diego International Airport, completed last year in the $907 million Green Build project, have received Platinum certification in the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.