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Surf Air to Begin Service Between San Diego and Los Angeles

Santa Monica-headquartered Surf Air, which offers unlimited flights to commuters who pay a monthly membership fee, plans to start new service between San Diego and Los Angeles this spring.

By Lou Hirsh February 16, 2017 1:54 p.m. share »

Manchester Explores Privately Financed NFL Stadium in Mission Valley

Developer Douglas Manchester has written to the National Football League, expressing interest in developing a privately financed stadium on the current Mission Valley site of Qualcomm Stadium.

By Lou Hirsh February 15, 2017 12:04 p.m. share »
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Atlas Report: Local Hotel Property Deal Volume Down 67.8 Percent in 2016

San Diego County saw hotel property sales volume in 2016 decline 67.8 percent from the prior year, to $473.1 million, as the number of completed deals dropped from 30 to 21, according to the latest annual California data from Atlas Hospitality Group.

By Lou Hirsh February 13, 2017 2:49 p.m. share »
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VAVi Faced Its Own Obstacle Course

Recreational sports league and events organizer VAVi Sport & Social Club was looking to make a big splash at its first major international competition, a 20,000-person race Feb. 4-5 in Sydney, Australia.

By John Cox February 9, 2017 2:21 p.m. share »
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Luxury Hotels Expect Good Nights Ahead

San Diego County’s hotel industry just completed six consecutive years of post-recession recovery. Operators of the newly opened Pendry San Diego — the first of at least three new high-end hotels set to arrive downtown — are betting their property has what it takes to keep that momentum going on the luxury side.

By Lou Hirsh February 9, 2017 2:07 p.m. share »
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Avoiding Hazards

Callaway Golf Co. will no longer be strictly defined by the game where the person sends the little white ball in the general direction of a hole.

By Brad Graves February 9, 2017 1:58 p.m. share »

Business Calendar for Week of February 13, 2017

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of February 13, 2017, and beyond.

By Steve Adamek February 9, 2017 12:44 p.m. share »

Officials Mark Completion of $3.9M Renovation of Lyceum Theatre

Operators of downtown San Diego’s Lyceum Theatre recently marked the completion of a $3.9 million renovation of the performing arts venue.

By Lou Hirsh February 8, 2017 3:31 p.m. share »
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L’Auberge Del Mar Completes $4 Million Redesign

L’Auberge Del Mar recently completed a $4 million redesign of the luxury hotel’s guest rooms and meeting spaces.

By Lou Hirsh February 7, 2017 1:03 p.m. share »

Business Calendar for Week of February 6, 2017

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of February 6, 2017, and beyond.

By Steve Adamek February 3, 2017 12:44 p.m. share »
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S.D. Is Already Game For Soccer in Town

Investors pushing to bring Major League Soccer to San Diego have not yet made the sale.

By Lou Hirsh February 2, 2017 2:32 p.m. share »
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Border Terminal Has a Good Problem: Crowds

Operators say demand is running well ahead of expectations for the $120 million, privately funded Cross Border Xpress, which opened in December 2015 in Otay Mesa.

By Lou Hirsh February 2, 2017 2:27 p.m. share »

Chargers Pay City $12.5M to Officially Terminate Stadium Lease

The former San Diego Chargers have wired the city more than $12.5 million, to satisfy the early-termination clause of the team’s contract to use the city-owned Qualcomm Stadium in Mission Valley.

By Lou Hirsh February 2, 2017 12:29 p.m. share »
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Work Starts on $11M Restoration of Belmont Park’s Plunge Pool Facility

San Diego-based Pacifica Enterprises has broken ground on a long-anticipated, $11 million renovation and restoration of the historic Plunge swimming pool at Belmont Park in Mission Beach.

By Lou Hirsh February 1, 2017 3:20 p.m. share »
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Five Local Properties Make 2017 AAA Five Diamond List

Four San Diego County hotels are included in the annual AAA listing of the nation’s Five Diamond hospitality properties. The list also includes one local hotel restaurant.

By Lou Hirsh February 1, 2017 12:23 p.m. share »