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Appeals Court Rules Against the Convention Center Financing Plan

A state appeals court has ruled against the funding mechanism for a planned $520 million expansion of San Diego Convention Center, saying a proposed tax on hotel room bills is unconstitutional because it was not approved by voters.

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Consultant to Advise Convention Center on Possible Naming-Rights, Sponsorships

San Diego Convention Center officials have hired Cleveland-based The Superlative Group to provide consulting work in relation to potential naming-rights and sponsorship programs at the center.

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GAMING: Local Tribe Gets into Online Poker As Brick-and-Mortar Casino Operators Wait and See

Online poker is coming to California eventually; at least, that’s the opinion among many leaders at the area’s American Indian casinos. And for one San Diego County tribe, the future is coming fast.

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SeaWorld, Southwest Airlines to End Partnership

Protests lead to airline severing ties.

Gilmer Named CEO of San Diego Symphony

Martha Gilmer, a longtime executive and creative leader with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, has been named CEO of the San Diego Symphony.

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Garden Fresh Names Morberg CEO

San Diego-based Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp.’s board of directors has appointed John Morberg as its CEO effective immediately.

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SeaPort Airlines Starting San Diego-Burbank Flights in October

SeaPort Airlines Inc. plans to begin new nonstop flights between San Diego International and Burbank Bob Hope Airport on Oct. 1.

Boston Marathon Winner to Set the Pace for Competitor Group's Running Brands

Competitor Group Inc., the San Diego based media and event business that organizes the Rock ‘n Roll Marathon Series, said it named Meb Keflezighi as the first vice president of running.

Business Calendar for Week of July 28, 2014

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of July 28, 2014.

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Comic-Con Underway, With Ad Support from Downtown Buildings

With the 45th annual Comic-Con International now underway, the area around San Diego Convention Center has again assumed its role as a global Billboard Central for the major film studios, TV networks and video-game makers touting their wares this year.

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New Anti-SeaWorld Ad at Airport Targets Comic-Con Visitors

Animal-rights group PETA and the parent of SeaWorld San Diego are again squaring off over a controversial advertisement at San Diego International Airport, this one timed to coincide with the start of Comic-Con International.

The Business Events Calendar for the Week of July 21, 2014

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of July 21, 2014.

Opera Reaches Settlement With Former Director

Ian Campbell and ex-wife Ann Spira Campbell have settled with the San Diego Opera on an undisclosed amount owed to them through 2017, the organization said.

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Cross-Border Terminal Construction Underway

Developers and San Diego civic leaders recently announced the official start of U.S. construction for a new $120 million cross-border pedestrian bridge linking Otay Mesa with Tijuana International Airport.

MJD Interactive Builds App for Sega Game Promo at Comic-Con

TOURISM: Success With App at 2013 Convention Leads to Ongoing Projects

Video game maker Sega has enlisted San Diego-based digital ad agency MJD Interactive for this year’s Comic-Con International to help it lure “Alien” movie fans inside the scary world of their highly anticipated new video game “Alien: Isolation.”