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After First Flight, Airline Looks to Connect With More Travelers

For Solana Beach resident, Sheila Olinger, the convenience of flying out of an airport that is smaller, closer to home and has $5 all-day parking made taking the first-ever California Pacific Airlines flight Nov. 2 from Carlsbad’s McClellan-Palomar Airport a no-brainer.

San Diego VCs hit the road in investment show

Four San Diego investors launched their own reality TV show, "VCs in a Van," showing how startup investments take place offstage.

Puesto’s Co-Founder Named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30' 2019 List

25-year-old Adler is the only local entrepreneur to make the list this year.

44 National Olympic Committees Qualify for ANOC World Beach Games 2019

Shortboard surfing, 3X3 basketball, beach handball and individual kata have all hosted qualification events already.

Caterers Put More Tasks on Their Plate To Profit Year-Round

It was shortly before the Great Recession of 2008-2009 that Tracy Zemke, founder of Personal Touch Dining catering company, switched her business’ focus from corporate events to weddings.

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Phil’s BBQ to Temporarily Close Sports Arena Location

The temporary closure will affect approximately 115 employees, although Phil’s is offering limited opportunities to work at other locations.

A New Steakhouse On The Dining Scene Raises Questions About Market Saturation

During an exclusive hard-hat tour in October of the then soon-to-be-opened $10 million Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse at the InterContinental San Diego hotel in downtown, general manager Michael Manoocheri stated: “There are steakhouses in every corner in this area, but, we hope to stand out by the ambience we’ve created.”

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California Pacific Airlines Takes Flight

The airline debuted Nov. 2 with a flight to San Jose.

Supervisors Approve Update of McClellan-Palomar Master Plan

Early October, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved the McClellan-Palomar Airport master plan update. The 20-year plan includes: installation of an engineered materials arresting system at both ends of the runway at the Carlsbad airport; shifting the runway to the north by 123 feet to increase the separation distance between the runway and the taxiway; and extending the runway, possibly in phases, by up to 800 feet for a maximum of 5,700 feet.

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Tax Changes, Easy Access Make Charters, Private Jets The Way to Go

The Trump administration’s 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which, among other provisions, allows private jet buyers to write off the full amount of their new or newly-purchased pre-owned airplane’s cost on their tax return, is prompting the nation’s wealthiest to drop large wads of cash for their own exclusive winged-digs.

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RAR Hospitality to Open Tapestry Collection by Hilton Hotel in 2020

Located adjacent to America’s Cup Harbor, the 92-room The Monsarez, currently Hotel Point Loma, draws on Portuguese influences with a mid-century modern feel.

Some Taste Tempting Destinations Are Being Added to the Food Map

Duck Donuts in Encinitas. Dog Haus Biergarten in Vista. Surf Rider Pizza in La Mesa. North Italia in Fashion Valley.

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One Paseo Has Inviting Retail Presence

Mixed-use development, One Paseo, based in Carmel Valley and slated to open spring 2019, will welcome three new retailers to the community: the first-ever brick-and-mortar shop from local jewelry designer Marrow Fine; New York-based, family-owned, beach-inspired clothing store Faherty; and San Diego’s Pigment, which sells unique gifts, flora and furniture.

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S.D. City Council Overturns Short-Term Vacation Rental Ordinance

The body had a choice: Repeal the new restrictions or have voters weigh in.

From Shanghai To Seaport Village, Developer Takes On the Big Jobs

Yehudi “Gaf” Gaffen likes to fish and hunt. When he hunts, he uses a bow and arrow instead of a gun.

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