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San Diego Ranks Fifth Among Meeting Destinations in American Express Meetings & EventsSurvey

San Diego ranks fifth among North America’s top destinations for meetings and events, according to the latest annual Global Meetings Forecast report by a division of financial services provider American Express.

Revived San Diego Opera Is Nearing Its Fundraising Goal

ARTS: The $5.3 Million Raised Puts Group Near Goal for 3-Opera Season

The San Diego Opera, which was reactivated in April after its board initially voted to disband, said its fundraising campaign and ticket sales for the upcoming season are nearly meeting targeted goals.

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Tourism Leaders Launch Annual ‘Kids Free’ Discount Program

San Diego city and tourism officials recently announced the return of Kids Free San Diego, an annual promotion offering visitors and locals family-friendly discounts during the month of October.

Business Calendar for Week of October 13, 2014

Some of the business events happening in the county for the week of October 13, 2014.

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Construction Starts on $100 Million Downtown Hotel

Encinitas-based developer The Robert Green Co. and Montage Hotels & Resorts of Laguna Beach have begun construction on Pendry San Diego, a new 317-room luxury hotel in downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter.

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Millennials Prove Influential With Menus

Dining: Young Adults Will Pay For Healthful Choices

As young adults push for more healthful, fresher, and tastier food, many San Diego County restaurants are responding by updating their menus and being more transparent about the source of their food.

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Riding The Wave

DINING: Rubio’s Efforts At Rebranding Part of Fast-Casual Competition

Leaders of Rubio’s Restaurants Inc. are taking steps to ensure that the look and feel of its eateries carry elements of the Carlsbad-based company’s DNA.

Business Calendar for Week of October 6, 2014

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of October 6, 2014.

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Plan Aims to Keep Conventions Coming to Town

TOURISM: Extra Efforts Needed as Expansion of Center Hits Roadblock

Facing recent declines in overall convention attendance and the likelihood that an expansion won’t happen anytime soon, local tourism officials have launched a five-year plan to fill San Diego Convention Center with large group gatherings.

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Rubio’s Remodeling, Rebranding Some of its Restaurants

Carlsbad-based Rubio’s Restaurants Inc. plans a redesign of 60 of its California restaurants, with a rebranding of those locations under the name Rubio’s Coastal Grill.

Business Calendar for Week of Sept. 22, 2014

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of Sept. 22, 2014.

Legend3D Announces Departure of a Top Exec

Legend3D Inc., the Carlsbad company that converts two dimensional films to three-dimensional formats for movie studios, said founder, chief technical officer and chief creative officer Barry Sandrew left the company “to focus on entrepreneurial endeavors.”

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Where the Catcher's Mask Meets the Wrestling Masks: Fiesta Padres

The San Diego Padres will mark Mexican Independence Day and Hispanic Heritage Month at Tuesday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies with some Mexican-themed spectacle and celebration.

Opera Outreach Coming to a Neighborhood Near You

In an effort to expand its audience, the revitalized San Diego Opera, which was rescued from liquidation in April, launched a free outreach program called Opera Exposed.

The Business Events Calendar for the Week of Sept. 15, 2014

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of Sept. 15, 2014.