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Super Powers

Visitors: Local Workforce Linked to Annual Comic-Con Estimated at 5,000 to 6,000

By the time the giant Godzilla replica shows up on the back lawn of San Diego Convention Center — part of a photo op being staged by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment during this year’s Comic-Con International — it might actually have a tough time getting noticed amid the downtown hoopla that now surrounds one of the world’s largest pop culture celebrations.

Local Tribe to Offer Wagering on Online Poker

A business run by a San Diego County American Indian tribe has begun hosting poker games on the Internet.

The Search Is On — Emerging Generation Awards Nominations Now Open

The San Diego Business Journal is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Emerging Generation Awards, which honors up-and-coming leaders who are in their 20s.

San Ysidro Port of Entry Modernization Funding Clears House

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a 2015 appropriations act that includes $216 million for completing the San Ysidro Port of Entry Modernization and Expansion Project.

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Official Start of U.S. Construction on $120M Cross-Border Airport Bridge Announced

Developers and San Diego civic leaders recently announced the official start of construction for a new $120 million cross-border pedestrian bridge linking Otay Mesa with Tijuana International Airport.

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Frontier Airlines Switching to Terminal 1 at San Diego International

Frontier Airlines is moving from Terminal 2 East to a new location at Terminal 1 at San Diego International Airport, effective July 15.

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Table No. 10 Hopes to Hit the Spot in the East Village

Executive chef Jason Gethin, formerly of Union Kitchen + Tap in Encinitas, has partnered with Cooper McLaughlin to open Table No. 10, a new restaurant at 369 10th Ave. in downtown San Diego’s East Village.

The Business Calendar for the Week of July 14, 2014

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of July 14, 2014.

Local Hotel Industry Seems to Have Put Downturn Behind It

TOURISM: Marketing Efforts Return; Metrics Show a Strong Sector

With regional marketing dollars now flowing freely and political snags in the rear-view mirror, experts said San Diego County’s hotel industry enters the second half of 2014 in a much better financial position than it did a year ago.

Opera Sees Need to Reinvent, Reinvigorate Itself

ARTS: More Community Outreach, Additions to Leadership Part of Plan

The San Diego Opera continued to revamp operations — as it strives for more community outreach — and its leadership in the wake of recent restructuring that cut 13 positions from the arts group that was once designated for closure.

Ride Share Cos. Must Land Permit at Airport

TRANSPORT: San Diego Has Not Authorized Any Operations

San Diego International Airport officials are examining how to respond to the fast-changing world of transportation services, now being disrupted by mobile app-enabled ride companies — such as Lyft and Uber — that compete with traditional taxis and shuttles.

San Diego Is in the Race for America’s Cup 2017

San Diego may have lost out on the chance to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games, but it has made it to the final two contenders to host the 2017 America’s Cup, say several published reports.

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Paul McCartney to Deliver the Hits at Petco

Petco Park will host a concert by Sir Paul McCartney, half of the surviving Beatles, on Sept. 28 as part of his Out There tour, the San Diego Padres announced.

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Cohn’s Indigo Grill Reopens after $500,000 Makeover

San Diego-based Cohn Restaurant Group has reopened its Indigo Grill in Little Italy, following an extensive renovation of approximately $500,000.

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San Diego Airport $80M Parking Plaza Project Back in Motion

San Diego International Airport is moving ahead with planning for a previously deferred parking plaza structure adjacent to Terminal 2.