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Naming Rights Agreement Extended for Valley View Casino Center

Valley View Casino & Hotel and AEG announced a multiyear extension of the naming rights agreement for Valley View Casino Center at 3500 Sports Arena Blvd.

By Steve Adamek March 31, 2015 1:48 p.m.   Share

Internet Poker Bill Approved By Assembly Committee Hands Down

A bill that would legalize Internet poker in California passed a state Assembly committee by a 20-0 vote April 27.

New Visitors Center Puts Out the Welcome Mat

TOURISM: Facility Will Be Operated By Tour Company

A new waterfront San Diego Visitor Information Center, being operated by locally based Old Town Trolley Tours, recently held its grand opening. The center is at 996 N. Harbor Drive in downtown San Diego.

Business Calendar for Week of May 4, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of May 4, 2015, and beyond.

Rincon Band Will Pay $9.5 Million for Road Improvements

The Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians said in early April that it will pay local government $9.5 million for road improvements. The move follows completion of the $160 million expansion of Harrah’s Resort Southern California, on the Rincon reservation near Valley Center, in 2014.

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Hyatt Regency La Jolla Being Sold for $118 Million

Strategic Hotels & Resorts Inc. is selling the 417-room Hyatt Regency La Jolla for $118 million, the Chicago-based company announced.

New Visitor Center Debuts in Downtown San Diego

An April 30 grand opening is planned for a new waterfront San Diego Visitor Information Center, being operated by locally based Old Trolley Tours. The center is at 996 N. Harbor Drive in downtown San Diego.

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Even Guests Help Hotels Save Water

TOURISM: From Linens To Landscaping, Cuts Made

Even if they’re not from California, guests at properties such as San Diego’s The US Grant hotel are increasingly willing to sacrifice in response to the state’s prolonged and severe drought, even if it just means forgoing fresh towels for a few days.

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S.D., Tijuana Plan a Tourism Team Effort

TRAVEL: New Terminal Part Of Broader Binational Approach

San Diego and Tijuana tourism leaders are aiming to boost visitor counts to the combined region, capitalizing on a soon-to-be completed cross-border terminal that could open up new opportunities to greet international travelers.

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Citigroup, Nixon Peabody Hired for Stadium Finance Talks

SPORTS: Firms Have Expertise Needed For Funding Proposal

The city of San Diego has hired investment banker Citigroup Inc. and law firm Nixon Peabody LLP to help local officials develop financing options for a potential new San Diego Chargers stadium.

Business Calendar for the Week of April 27, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of April 27, 2015, and beyond.

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Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort Rebranded as Cape Rey

Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa is being rebranded and will officially operate as Cape Rey as of April 30.

San Diego Hires Citigroup, Nixon Peabody for Stadium Finance Talks

The city of San Diego has hired investment banker Citigroup Inc. and law firm Nixon Peabody LLP to help local officials develop financing options for a potential new San Diego Chargers stadium.

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Patio Restaurant Group Sees How Locally Sourced Menu Plays at Petco Park

Petco Park is the latest expansion site for San Diego-based The Patio Restaurant Group, led by local entrepreneur Gina Champion-Cain.

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Wood Ranch BBQ Debuting First Local Restaurant in Mission Valley

Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill has a mid-May opening planned for its new restaurant at 7510 Hazard Center Drive, Suite 215 in Mission Valley.

Business Calendar for Week of April 20, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of April 20, 2015 and beyond.