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Newly Opened Gaslamp Quarter Hotel Gets New Owner

Columbia Properties Inc. of Seattle has acquired the recently completed and opened Hotel Z, a new 96-room boutique hotel in downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter.

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Airbnb Sees Tripling in Pre-Comic-Con Rental Bookings

Property rental website Airbnb has seen a near tripling over last year for local reservations booked ahead of this year’s Comic-Con International, set for July 9-12 at San Diego Convention Center.

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Airport Approves Pilot Program for Rideshare Providers Lyft, Uber

San Diego International Airport operators have given the go-ahead for ridesharing companies Lyft and Uber to begin operations at the airport, as part of a pilot program.

Business Calendar for Week of July 6, 2015

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of July 6, 2015, and beyond.

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Comic-Con Staying in San Diego Through 2018

Comic-Con International, the pop-culture mega-event that annually brings 130,000 people to the San Diego Convention Center, will be staying in San Diego through 2018, organizers and city officials announced.

Hollywood Casino Jamul-San Diego Hoists Final Steel Beam of Construction

The Jamul Indian Village said June 25 that it hoisted the final steel beam of its building project — the Hollywood Casino Jamul-San Diego — into place.

Business Calendar for Week of June 29, 2015

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of June 29, 2015, and beyond.

Gulls Name Head Coach

The San Diego Gulls named former Edmonton Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins to lead the coaching staff of the Anaheim Ducks’ minor league team.

Study: Downtown Aerial Tram Would Cost Up to $75 Million

A proposed aerial tram linking downtown San Diego with Balboa Park would cost between $65 million and $75 million to construct, according to a consultants’ report issued by San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG).

Business Calendar for Week of June 22, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of June 22 ,2015, and beyond.

BizAir Brings Service to Carlsbad

Chicago-based BizAir Shuttle started its new charter flights with service between Carlsbad’s McClellan-Palomar Airport and Los Angeles International Airport.

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TRYING HIS HAND

GAMES: Card Game Creator Has Challenging Role as an Entrepreneur

A plateful of beets stands between Justin Gary and an ice cream sundae. He eats some, sneaks a couple to the family dog and offloads some on others’ plates when the diners’ heads are turned, racing to be the first to clear his plate.

City, Chargers at Impasse Over Stadium Environmental Reviews

City and county leaders are calling on the San Diego Chargers to return to negotiations on a potential new Mission Valley stadium, after team officials decided that a December 2015 election on the matter was not feasible due to environmental review requirements.

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Stunt Plane Adventure Attraction to Debut at Gillespie Field

Nevada-based Sky Combat Ace plans a July 1 opening for the second location of its adventure attraction that lets customers ride high-performance stunt planes, set to debut at Gillespie Field in El Cajon.

Business Calendar for Week of June 15, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of June 15, 2015 and beyond.