TOURISM: Hotels Say Level Playing Field Needed; Rental Cos. Try Referendum
In 2017, San Diego was the second highest ranked city in California for Airbnb with 537,000 guest arrivals, totaling a $100 million in host income, according to the company.
Property is at the former March Air Force Base.
San Diego-based Pura Vida Bracelets, which sells jewelry handcrafted by more than 350 artisans on the ground in Costa Rica, India and El Salvador, leased a 5,500 square foot space in La Jolla for its new headquarters in early September. The office, located on the fourth floor of the five-story building at 7979 Ivanhoe Ave., will open in the first quarter of 2019.
The Cardiff-based company currently has 13 locations in California.
It will reopen as Himmelberg’s in January 2019.
The petition will be presented to the San Diego City Council at its Oct. 8 meeting.
On Board With Expansion
With 916,000 passengers and nine cruise lines making calls in peak year 2008, the Port of San Diego was once considered one of the busiest homeports on the West Coast in comparison to Los Angeles, Long Beach and San Francisco, and one of the biggest in all of North America.
SDSU West Best for Region’s Long-Term Goals
Once the Chargers bolted for Los Angeles, the SDCCU Stadium site, the largest parking lot west of the Mississippi, should have presented San Diego leaders with a clean slate for a grand visionary project we could rally around. Instead, voters face two choices of development by ballot box initiatives, and the Mission Valley site has become yet another example of how difficult it is to get projects done in San Diego.
As its name suggest, soccer is the big draw in the SoccerCity proposal for redeveloping the Mission Valley site of the former Qualcomm Stadium.
San Diego State University is bursting at the seams, and a ballot measure that would give the university the right to develop the former Qualcomm Stadium site into a second campus is meant to provide what school officials said is much-needed relief.
Westin San Diego Gaslamp hotel targeted as part of national drive by labor union.
Business events for week of Sept. 24, 2018, and beyond.
SeaWorld and Former CEO Agree to Settle SEC Charges
SeaWorld Entertainment Inc and its former CEO, James Atchison, have agreed to pay more than $5 million to settle fraud charges for misleading investors about the documentary film “Blackfish,” the Securities and Exchange Commission announced Sept. 18. SeaWorld’s former vice president of communications, Frederick D. Jacobs, has agreed to settle fraud charges for his role as well.