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Scaled-Down Balboa Park Centennial Celebration Begins to Take Shape

Expect a scaled down but community-oriented celebration of Balboa Park’s centennial, starting on the December Nights event and finishing on that same weekend in 2015, announced Mayor Kevin Faulconer and City Council President Todd Gloria.

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Transit District Is Offering Coaster Service to Padres Games

North County Transit District will be offering its annual Coaster train services geared to those attending San Diego Padres home games during the 2014 season, starting March 30.

The Business Calendar for the Week of March 31, 2014

Some of the business events in the county for the week of March 31, 2014.

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Transit District Offering Coaster Service to Padres Games

North County Transit District will be offering its annual Coaster train services geared to those attending San Diego Padres home games during the 2014 season, starting March 30.

Business Calendar for Week of March 31, 2014.

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of March 31, 2014.

Tourism Marketing Group’s Agenda Takes It Around Town, Globe

TOURISM: Efforts to Lure Far East Visitors Increasing

The region’s primary tourism promotion agency has a twofold strategy for the coming fiscal year: Go local and go global.

Borrego Tapped to Put More Solar at Lindbergh

Power: Airport Authority Approves Contract to Install 3 Megawatts of Generation

Lindbergh Field, which added to its reputation as one of the most sustainable airports in the country following approval of a solar generating system for Terminal 2, plans to build another solar generator for its rental car facility that broke ground last year.

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Tourism Officials Planning Local, Global Efforts to Boost Visitor Counts

The coming 2015 fiscal year will see tourism efforts focused on bolstering hotel stays in local markets outside of the core downtown area, as the region recovers from last year’s political disputes that slashed funding for promoting the San Diego region.

Site Aims to Give Chefs a Valuable Professional Link

A San Diego company has started a website that it is billing as “LinkedIn for chefs.”

City Council Committee Votes for Audit of Balboa Park Centennial Inc.

A San Diego City Council committee voted to contract for an outside audit of the disbanded nonprofit group that was organizing a celebration of 100th anniversary of the Panama California Exposition.

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San Diego Part of National Geographic Series on Smart Cities

San Diego is among 18 cities scheduled to be featured in a cable TV documentary series called “Smart World Cities,” airing over the next three years on the National Geographic Channel.

Petco Park’s Stats Show Its Impact on East Village and Region

In advance of the Padres’ opening night game March 30, a local think tank released a report on the team’s economic impact in the region last year, estimating the net impact at $44.3 million based on spending by out of town visitors.

La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians Reportedly Has Plans to Open Casino and Hotel

The La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians, which previously operated a small casino on its reservation near Palomar Mountain in northern inland San Diego County, has plans to get back into the business — with a casino and a hotel.

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Commerce Department Reappoints Convention Center Leader to Advisory Board

U.S. Commerce Department Secretary Penny Pritzker has reappointed Carol Wallace, president and CEO of San Diego Convention Center Corp, to the department’s national Travel and Tourism Advisory Board.

Pair of Transportation Industry Veterans Launch San Diego-based Investment Firm

Two veterans of transportation industry financing have joined forces to form a new San Diego-based investment advisory firm.