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Investment Shows Chargers Willing to Play Ball

It is a great source of community pride, and a powerful economic engine, to have the Chargers and Padres in San Diego. For decades, our beloved sports teams put San Diego in the national spotlight. It is hard to imagine what it would be like without the San Diego Chargers being in our collective lives for half a century.

By Douglas E. Barnhart August 25, 2016 3:05 p.m.   $$ Share

Court Dismisses Lawsuit over Tourism Marketing District Fee

The Superior Court of California has issued a tentative ruling dismissing a lawsuit filed over a hotelier-approved assessment on hotel room bills, which funds operations of the San Diego Tourism Marketing District.

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Maritime Museum Debuting Tours of San Salvador Replica

A $6.2 million replica of the ship that first brought explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo to local shores in 1542 is scheduled to make its public debut for tours Sept. 3-5 at the Maritime Museum of San Diego.

Business Calendar for Week of August 29, 2016

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of August 29, 2016 and beyond.

Reinterpretation of Rule Could Be Costly for Card Clubs

GAMING: Tribes Get Stricter Interpretation Of Banker Rotation Rule

The long-running battle between local card rooms and tribal gaming casinos has a new skirmish line: a change in an obscure state rule that could cost local card rooms, including four in San Diego County, millions of dollars in revenue each year.

Chargers’ Consultants Tout Benefits of Downtown ‘Convadium’

Consultants for the San Diego Chargers touted “significant positive impact” from a proposed $1.8 downtown stadium and convention facility, as the team unveiled final results of a 90-page consulting study that it commissioned.

Local Hotel Revenue Up 3.5 Percent in First Seven Months of 2016

San Diego County hotel revenue rose 3.5 percent from a year ago, topping $1.6 billion for the first seven months of 2016, even as occupancy dipped 0.4 percent to 78.4 percent, according to the latest monthly data from research firm STR.

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Matt Savant Appointed President of Business Operations for San Diego Gulls

Matt Savant, a resident of San Marcos, has been named President of Business Operations for the San Diego Gulls of the American Hockey League.

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New Restaurants Joining Roster at Del Sur Retail Property

Locally based Waypoint Public, Board & Brew, and Piacere Mio are among four new restaurants joining the tenant lineup at Del Sur Town Center, a new retail property in northeastern San Diego’s Del Sur neighborhood.

Business Calendar for Week of August 22, 2016

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of August 22, 2016, and beyond.

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Developers Find Opportunities in Golf Course Properties

PROPERTY: Prime Land Draws Interest; Sport Facing Challenges

Ever-changing business realities for the nation’s 14,000 golf course properties continue to be reflected in San Diego County, in the form of several recent sales, near-sales, closings and pending redevelopments.

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TMD Stays Neutral; Study Hits Convadium

The San Diego Tourism Marketing District will not formally campaign against the San Diego Chargers’ November ballot measure aimed at financing a downtown stadium and convention facility, despite issuing a consulting report that negatively critiqued the project.

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Hotel Could Bring Big Changes to Escondido

TRAVEL: Stone’s Project May Rev Up the Business Climate

“We’re already getting emails from people saying they want to hold the first wedding at Stone Hotel,” said Steve Robbins, director of hospitality at Stone Brewing Co., describing public reaction to the recent announcement that the brewer is moving forward with plans for a full-service, 99-room hotel adjacent to its flagship Escondido brewing facilities.

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Totaro Named GM of San Diego Convention Center

Karen Totaro has been named senior vice president and general manager of San Diego Convention Center, effective Sept. 30. Totaro most recently served as general manager for the Atlantic City Convention Center in New Jersey.

Cape Rey Carlsbad Resort Gets New Management

Atlanta-based Davidson Hotels & Resorts has been hired to manage the 215-room Cape Rey Carlsbad, an upscale Hilton resort located at 1 Ponto Road.