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TOURISM: Funds to Be Released; Filner Says Transparency Increased
San Diego City Council will soon clear the way for the first new funding to be disbursed for promotion of the region’s crucial tourism industry, after the mayor’s office and Tourism Marketing District officials apparently resolved a bitter dispute over the district’s renewal.
Spring is here, and the upcoming business events are starting to line up through the summer months. So mark your calendars. The local office of the U.S. Small Business Administration and Small Business Development Council set June 12 for their annual awards luncheon, which will fete entrepreneurs who’ve not only survived, but thrived in this challenging environment.
SPORTS: Fences Are Closer; Team Looks for Ways to Be Competitive
The San Diego Padres moved in the fences this year so fans should expect lots more home runs and higher scoring games at Petco Park.
MANUFACTURING: Local Craft Breweries Find The Recipe for Success
Creative, competitive and highly independent, local breweries have placed San Diego County at the center of the growing market for handcrafted beers.
TRAVEL: Legoland’s New Hotel Puts Park On the Overnight Map
The Carlsbad theme park was already called Legoland California Resort well before construction began on the colorful three-story, 250-room hotel set to officially open its doors April 5.
TOURISM: New Site Hopes to Draw International Visitors
Construction workers are busily transforming a portion of Chula Vista into something resembling an island beach resort, as the parent of SeaWorld San Diego aims for a June 1 opening of its Aquatica San Diego waterpark.
TOURISM: $50M Renovation Planned For Historic Property
Pacific Hospitality Group Inc.’s next fixer-upper project is a planned $50 million renovation of the historic Warner Springs Ranch resort, which the San Diego company recently purchased in a bankruptcy auction.
News and notes from communities around San Diego County
Carlsbad City Council has approved a pilot program to allow “curb cafes” in the city’s downtown village district. A city statement said the concept is a temporary deck structure that allows restaurants to extend their outdoor dining areas beyond the sidewalk and onto parking spaces in front of the eatery.
SPORTS: Hoist Fitness Works With a Successful Growth Formula
When Hoist Fitness Systems designed its custom headquarters in Poway, its executives knew they wanted several things. One was a shower near the showroom.
TRANSIT: N.Y. System to Pinpoint Times, Notify Riders
Cubic Corp., which provides electronics for mass transit systems around the world, will soon help answer the question on New Yorkers’ lips: When in the world is the bus going to arrive?
Carlsbad-based California Pacific Airlines has named airline industry veteran John Selvaggio as its president and CEO, taking over daily management duties from founder and Chairman Ted Vallas.
The Andaz San Diego hotel in the Gaslamp Quarter has been sold for approximately $53 million, according to financial data provider Real Capital Analytics.
TaylorMade-adidas Golf, the Carlsbad maker of golf clubs, golf balls and other golf equipment, said it did record sales last year of more than $1.7 billion, making it the largest golf company in the world.
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment plans a June 1 opening for Aquatica San Diego, the Chula Vista water park that it purchased in late 2012 from Cedar Fair Entertainment Co.
GREEN: Its LEED Ranking Is Seen as a First for Such a Center
The local region continues to boost its profile as a hub for energy-efficient buildings, with San Diego International Airport registering what officials say is a global first for an airport: LEED Gold certification for its recently completed receiving and distribution center.