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Business Calendar for Week of April 18, 2016

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of April 18, 2016, and beyond.

Balboa Park Perfect Home for Smithsonian West

The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., was established in 1846 for “the increase and diffusion of knowledge” and is administered by the United States government. Its collection consists of more than 138 million objects, artworks, and specimens in what is the world’s largest museum and research complex — 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park and nine research facilities.

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Culture Is Paired With Wine on Baja Tour

TOURISM: Wine Pub Gets Boost in Business, Reputation

Traveling along a one-lane dirt road in Baja California, Mexico, Sandy Hanshaw thought there couldn’t be anything out there. Instead, she found a business opportunity in the vineyards of Valle de Guadalupe.

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TRAVEL: Six-Year-Old Airline Still Waiting to Be Cleared for Takeoff

At age 95, the founder of the fledgling — though yet to fly — California Pacific Airlines remains adamant that the region needs a North County alternative to the landlocked San Diego International Airport for commercial air service.

TMD Again Has Target On Its Back

TOURISM: Stadium, Lawsuit Could Affect Funding

Hoteliers and other advocates for the San Diego Tourism Marketing District were not happy in 2013 when Mayor Bob Filner began his brief and controversial tenure by choosing not to renew what was at that time a five-year-old program intended to support local visitor programs.

San Diego, Tijuana Mayors to Welcome World Leaders to San Diego Region

San Diego Mayor Kevin L. Falcouner and Tijuana Mayor Jorge Astiazarán will welcome more than 50 world leaders to San Diego on April 14 for an innovation and investment tour.

Settlement Reported Pending in Suit over Tourism Marketing District

A settlement reportedly is in the works over the fate of San Diego’s Tourism Marketing District, which is the subject of a pending lawsuit and targeted for elimination in a citizens’ coalition’s proposal to raise the city’s hotel taxes by 5 percent. However, the city attorney said he had no knowledge of any settlement.

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Allegiant Begins Nonstop Flights between San Diego, Stockton

Las Vegas-based airline Allegiant recently began new non-stop service between Stockton and San Diego International Airport.

Business Calendar for Week of April 11, 2016

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of April 11, 2016, and beyond.

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Chargers’ Plan Too Taxing on Our City’s Future

Like many native San Diegans, I would like to see the Chargers remain in San Diego, but not at any price. It needs to make sense.

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iDessert Creates Niche And Deliciously Fills It

DINING: Solid Fundamentals Back the Innovative Concept

A small boy looks on in amazement as he receives his dessert: a colorful, dome-shaped meringue shell filled with gelato, cream and fresh berries, topped with rainbow sprinkles and a chocolate sauce stick, and wrapped in a cloud of dry-ice smoke.

New Downtown Marriott Hotels Open at Former Lane Field Site

Developers planned an April 7 formal opening for the first dual-branded Marriott hotels on the former site of the Lane Field ballpark in downtown San Diego, part of a larger mixed-use project now known as BRIC.

Alternative Lender National Funding to Sponsor San Diego Padres

Alternative lender National Funding is the latest sponsor of the San Diego Padres, the financial technology company said Wednesday.

Tourism Authority Opposes Chargers’ Plan for Hybrid Facility

The San Diego Tourism Authority’s board chairman has issued a statement opposing the San Diego Chargers’ proposal for a combined downtown stadium and convention facility, citing clients’ preference for space contiguous to the existing convention center.

Former SeaWorld Show Producer Accused of Embezzling $750,000

A former SeaWorld San Diego manager has been arraigned on wire fraud charges, after allegedly embezzling more than $750,000 while working as a show producer at the marine park.