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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

New Nightclub Slated for Stingaree Site

The San Diego nightclub scene is about to say goodbye to an old favorite and hello to a fresh face.

Business Calendar for the Week of October 27, 2014

Some of the business events in the county planned for the week of October 27, 2014 and beyond.

Alaska Airlines Adds Nonstop Flights to Kona, Hawaii

Alaska Airlines said it is adding new nonstop flights from San Diego to Kona, Hawaii, starting March 5.

Port Selects Company to Negotiate on Chula Vista Bayfront Hotel Development

The board of Port Commissioners announced the selection of RIDA Development Corp. to enter negotiations to develop a destination resort and convention center on the Chula Vista Bayfront.

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Manchester Grand Hyatt to Open Marilyn Monroe Branded Spa

The Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego plans to open a Marilyn Monroe Spas facility.

Mid-Coast Trolley Project Gets a Key Environmental Approval

The Federal Transit Administration signed a key document approving the environmental review of the Mid-Coast Trolley Project.

Business Calendar for Week of October 20, 2014

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of October 20, 2014.

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Hilton Plans New Canopy Hotel in Downtown San Diego

Virginia-based Hilton Worldwide has a large new tower-style hotel planned for East Village, as part of a national rollout of a new upscale brand called Canopy by Hilton.

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Spirit Airlines Plans New Local Nonstop Service to Denver

Florida-based discount carrier Spirit Airlines plans to offer new daily nonstop service from San Diego to Denver starting Jan. 5, 2015.

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Surf Air Expanding Private-Member Service to Carlsbad

Surf Air, a private-membership airline using small aircraft, plans to begin service to McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad on Nov. 18.

Virgin America Cuts SeaWorld Ties

Virgin America has cut ties with SeaWorld Entertainment, removing the theme parks from the airline’s rewards program, according to PETA. The animal rights group claims its efforts were instrumental in the airline’s decision.

San Diego Ranks Fifth Among Meeting Destinations in American Express Meetings & EventsSurvey

San Diego ranks fifth among North America’s top destinations for meetings and events, according to the latest annual Global Meetings Forecast report by a division of financial services provider American Express.

Revived San Diego Opera Is Nearing Its Fundraising Goal

ARTS: The $5.3 Million Raised Puts Group Near Goal for 3-Opera Season

The San Diego Opera, which was reactivated in April after its board initially voted to disband, said its fundraising campaign and ticket sales for the upcoming season are nearly meeting targeted goals.

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Tourism Leaders Launch Annual ‘Kids Free’ Discount Program

San Diego city and tourism officials recently announced the return of Kids Free San Diego, an annual promotion offering visitors and locals family-friendly discounts during the month of October.

Business Calendar for Week of October 13, 2014

Some of the business events happening in the county for the week of October 13, 2014.