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Construction Starting on $127.8 Million Airport Parking Plaza

A portion of the parking lot a Terminal 2 will close Aug. 6, as construction begins on a new $127.8 million parking plaza at San Diego International Airport.

Business Calendar for Week of July 25, 2016

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of July 25, 2016, and beyond.

App-Enabled Jet Booking Service Expands to San Diego

Florida-based JetSmarter recently announced an expansion into the San Diego market for its app-enabled service that lets travelers book single seats on private jets.

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Alaska Airlines Offering New Direct Local Flights to Newark

Alaska Airlines will offer new daily nonstop service between San Diego and Newark, New Jersey, beginning Nov. 21, the carrier and San Diego International Airport officials announced.

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The Future of Fitness - Lymber Lets People Exercise Options

TECH: App Opens Fitness Marketplace With Dynamic Pricing

San Diego tech company Lymber is dialing in on those noncommittal gym-goers by making an app that gets users active without tying them to monthly memberships.

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Despite Frothy Competition, Brewer Stays Its Course

HOSPITALITY: Karl Strauss To Open Brew Pubs in OC, LA

“Karlifornia” has lately been appearing with increasing frequency on the caps, T-shirts and other paraphernalia sold at the craft beer brewery restaurants operated by San Diego’s Karl Strauss Brewing Co.

South County EDC Launches Tourism Website

The South County Economic Development Council recently launched a new tourism website, touting South Bay events and recreational attractions.

Business Calendar for Week of July 18, 2016

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of July, 18, 2016

Build Relationships Along the Border, Not Walls

There has been a lot of talk in recent years — especially during this crazy election season — about the U.S.-Mexico border as something that divides us.

There has been a lot of talk in recent years — especially during this crazy election season — about the U.S.-Mexico border as something that divides us.

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Jamul’s Hollywood Casino Says Summer Opening in the Cards

GAMING: The Facility Defeated Challenge to Its Environmental Review

It looks as though East County will soon be home to the county’s ninth Indian gaming casino.

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Bottom-Line Drive

SPORT: Sportsplex Gives Santee a Tourist Attraction That Can Compete for a Slice of Tourism Revenue

Santee isn’t a destination city or a locale that’s on most tourists’ radars; however, one local sports facility is bringing teams of out-of-towners to the area.

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Restaurant’s New Membership Program Serves Its Purposes

DINING: ‘Ethically Sourced’ Cuisine Comes With Sense of Community

The restaurant business’s thin profit margins can make embarking on new ventures a financial leap of faith, whether it’s launching a catering arm or overhauling a menu.

Port District Favors Protea Plan for Central Embarcadero

San Diego port district commissioners have voted 6-1 to hold exclusive talks with Protea Waterfront Development, one of six development teams that recently put forward multi-use proposals to redevelop the 70-acre Central Embarcadero waterfront site that currently includes Seaport Village.

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S.D’s Ship Is In With Comic-Con Enterprise

TRAVEL: ‘Star Trek’ Debut Is Part of 2016’s Big Draws

Hollywood may be experiencing a slump at the box office, but the major movie studios still know the value of the concentrated, avid and very large audience that flocks annually to Comic-Con International in San Diego.

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Finding a Game Plan for The Q After Football

LAND: Ideas Floated for Possible Public-Private Projects

With the San Diego Chargers focused on a proposed downtown stadium — or a potential exit to Inglewood if that doesn’t pan out — local developers and urban planners are quietly discussing post-NFL prospects for the big Mission Valley site now housing the aging Qualcomm Stadium.