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SeaWorld Mulls Response after Panel’s Conditional Approval of Blue World

The parent company of SeaWorld San Diego announced that it will “review its options,” after the California Coastal Commission approved the park’s $100 million Blue World expansion project on the condition that it stop breeding its captive killer whales.

Report: Short-Term Rentals Have $285 Million Economic Impact in San Diego

Short-term vacation rentals booked in San Diego through home-sharing sites including Airbnb had an economic impact of $285 million in the city during the past year, according to a newly released report by locally based National University System Institute for Policy Research.

Set Jet Plans Flights Between S.D., San Francisco

TRAVEL: Carrier Operates Its Service As a Membership

Set Jet announced plans to provide daily flights between San Diego’s Lindbergh Field and San Francisco International Airport as soon as January.

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FAA Flight Path Plan Hits Some Turbulence

TRAVEL: FAA: No Increase In Air Traffic; Residents Wary

Federal authorities’ proposed change in a flight path out of San Diego International Airport has Point Loma residents upset about potential impacts, including noise and hits to home values, though one local aviation consultant says flight-related economic and other effects are likely to be negligible.

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La Jolla Planning Group Approves $65 Million Performing Arts Center

The city of San Diego’s La Jolla Community Planning Association recently approved plans for the proposed $65 million Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, being developed by the La Jolla Music Society.

The FAA to Discuss Proposed Airspace Changes at Local Meeting

San Diego International Airport officials will host an Oct. 6 public meeting in Point Loma, to discuss Federal Aviation Administration proposals for flight-path and other changes intended to improve airspace efficiency around Southern California airports.

Business Calendar for Week of October 5, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of October 5, 2015, and beyond.

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With Patagonia On Board, Co.’s Green Wetsuit May Catch On

SPORT: Yulex Corp. Gets Natural Rubber From Guayule Plant

San Diego is not only home to the first “green” surfboard made from algae, but it also claims a wetsuit made from desert shrubs. It smells like pine trees and eucalyptus, a far cry from that hot rubber smell of a neoprene suit left in the backseat of a surfer’s car.

Suja Juice Moving to Oceanside

Popular beverage company Suja Juice is moving from Miramar to Oceanside, and more than doubling its corporate space along the way, according to commercial real estate group Cushman & Wakefield.

Business Calendar for Week of September 28, 2015

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of September 28, 2015, and beyond.

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Coastal Panel Staff Recommends Approval of SeaWorld Whale Habitat Project

The staff of the California Coastal Commission has recommended conditional approval of SeaWorld San Diego’s proposed $100 million expansion of its killer whale habitat, called Blue World. SeaWorld officials are scheduled to present the project to the commission at its Oct. 8 meeting.

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Local Hotels Make Key Executive Hires

New executive management appointments were recently announced at hotels in San Diego, Carlsbad and Coronado.

Business Calendar for Week of September 21, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of September 21, 2015, and beyond.

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British Airways Plans New First Class Seating for San Diego Flights

British Airways has announced new first-class service between San Diego and London, as the carrier introduces a larger, four-cabin Boeing 777-300 to its local route. First-class availability takes effect on March 27, 2016.

Faulconer: Chargers Stadium Vote Still Possible Despite Deadline’s Passing

City and county officials remained hopeful that a future public vote could be held regarding a new stadium for the San Diego Chargers, after the passing of the Sept. 11 deadline for preparing a Jan. 12 special election.