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Carlsbad Restricts Short-Term Rentals

TOURISM: Cities Are Dealing With Airbnb Trend

As San Diego and other U.S. cities debate how to address neighborhood complaints related to short-term vacation rentals, operators of the most-used online booking site are supportive of a new Carlsbad law that limits those rentals to the city’s coastal zone.

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Thinking Outside the Diamond

EVENTS: Padres Score As Game Plan for Petco Goes Beyond Baseball

Sold-out concerts by the Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney, along with the addition of Supercross and Monster Jam shows, are buoying Petco Park’s status as a premier venue and putting the Padres on track this year to collect record special-events revenues.

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BizAir Shuttle Starting Service from Carlsbad Airport

Chicago-based BizAir Shuttle plans a June 18 start for its new charter flights with service between Carlsbad’s McClellan-Palomar Airport and Los Angeles International Airport.

Welk Resort Group Closes $129.6M Securitization

Welk Resort Group Inc. announced that it closed a $129.6 million securitization backed by notes receivable from vacation owners.

City Officials: Public Vote on Chargers Stadium Possible This Year

A San Diego citywide election related to a new Chargers stadium could occur this year, possibly by Dec. 15, city and county officials said in joint statement. The comments followed a second negotiating session involving government and team officials, with a third slated to take place within the next few days.

Business Calendar for Week of June 8, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of June 8, 2015, and beyond.

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Join the Clubs: Hotels Moving Into Gaslamp

TRAVEL: Millennials Draw Designer, High-Tech Properties

Downtown San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter has long been a magnet for tourists and locals drawn to its lively bar and restaurant scene.

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Alpine, National City Get New Dining Options

The East County community of Alpine has the region’s newest location of Dallas-based Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, which recently opened at 2165 Arnold Way.

SeaWorld Attendance Dipped 12 Percent in 2014

Attendance at SeaWorld San Diego dropped 12 percent last year, according to a report released Wednesday that found SeaWorld’s parks in San Diego and Orlando had the largest traffic declines of North America’s 20 largest theme parks.

Local Chargers Stadium Negotiations Underway

San Diego city and county government leaders have begun negotiations with San Diego Chargers officials related to building a new local stadium, but participants are so far not divulging details of talks.

The Hartford to Sponsor Padres in Multiyear Deal

Insurance company The Hartford said Tuesday it will sponsor the San Diego Padres, along with four other teams and Major League Baseball itself, in a multiyear deal, and will use former Padres closer Trevor Hoffman in some of its advertising.

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Ready to Take Flight

$1 Billion Master Plan for Brown Field Seen as Catalyst for Border Region

A local development group plans to break ground this December on Metropolitan Airpark at Brown Field Municipal Airport in Otay Mesa, a long-discussed project expected to bring more than $1 billion in aviation and other commercial improvements to the border region over the next 20 years.

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Renovation Brings Entertaining Pairing to the Pala Lineup

GAMING: Wine Cave And Concert Venue Are Part of $5M Project

Pala Casino Spa & Resort sees potential in what several rural California counties have long banked on: wine.

Business Calendar for Week of June 1, 2015

Some of the business events planned for the week of June 1, 2015, and beyond.

Petco Park to Host SDSU vs. USD Basketball Game

Petco Park will host its first basketball game this winter, the San Diego Padres said Friday, with San Diego State University and University of San Diego teams facing off at an outdoor court built on the baseball stadium’s infield.