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SPORT: Teams Ranks 2nd In League Attendance
Even as Chargers fans gear up for an election battle to keep the football team in San Diego and the Padres struggle to come back from record-setting early-season futility, there is a bright spot in professional San Diego sports:
Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of April 25, 2016, and beyond.
The San Diego Chargers have released renderings of a proposed downtown hybrid stadium and convention facility, ahead of the official start of a signature-gathering drive to place the $1.8 billion project before city voters in November.
SeaWorld San Diego has notified the California Coastal Commission that it is dropping plans for a $100 million expansion of its orca habitat, following an earlier decision by its parent firm to discontinue whale breeding at all of its marine parks.
Hilton Worldwide has named Tracy Walker as area general manager for the San Diego region, with duties that include direct oversight of the 1,190-room Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel.
Talks are continuing on a potential settlement of a citizen group’s lawsuit related to the funding mechanism for the San Diego Tourism Marketing District.
Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of April 18, 2016, and beyond.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Las Vegas-based airline Allegiant recently began new non-stop service between Stockton and San Diego International Airport.
Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of April 11, 2016, and beyond.