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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.

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County Hotel Deal Pricing Puts It in Top Spot

TOURISM: Good Room Metrics Boost Prices of Properties

San Diego topped all other California counties for the value of hotel property sales deals completed in the first half of 2014, according to the latest data from Atlas Hospitality Group, and the local region will likely see increasing scrutiny from investors amid continuing improvement in the hospitality economy.

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City Council Considers Increasing Taxi Permits

TRANSPORT: Cab Owner Says Market Can’t Handle More

The unhappiness in taxicab owner Tony Hueso’s voice is apparent as he sums up the plan to expand the number of cabs on the streets of San Diego.

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Rising Tourist Tide

TOURISM: Midway and Maritime Museum Draw Crowds to Their Ships

At a spot on the downtown waterfront, within sight of the exact place where Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo first sailed into what is now called San Diego Bay in 1542, workers are busily assembling a full-scale replica of the explorer’s Spanish galleon, known as the San Salvador.

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SeaWorld Entertainment Hit With Shareholder Lawsuit

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. was hit with a shareholder lawsuit alleging the operator of three SeaWorld parks, including the original venue at Mission Bay, mislead investors by publicly stating declining attendance last year was caused by bad weather when it actually was the result of the documentary movie “Blackfish,” which alleged the company used questionable practices in the handling of its killer whales.

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AMC Theatres Completes Renovation at Chula Vista Location

Kansas-based AMC Theatres has completed an extensive renovation of its AMC Chula Vista 10 movie theater, located at 555 Broadway in Chula Vista.

San Diego City Council Supports Effort to Host America's Cup in 2017

The San Diego City Council approved a resolution supporting the city's interest in hosting the America’s Cup in summer 2017.

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Padres Extend Player Development Contracts With Minor League Teams

The San Diego Padres extended player development contracts with their AAA and AA teams in El Paso and San Antonio, Texas.

Legend 3D Closes $10M Series C Stock Offering

Legend 3D, the San Diego based business that converts two-dimensional film to three-dimensional formats, closed on a $10 million Series C stock offering, led by current investors, Northwater Capital Management Inc. of Toronto and Monaco-based Augustus Ventures Limited.

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Hilton San Diego Del Mar Completes $15 Million Renovation

Operators of Hilton San Diego Del Mar recently completed a $15 million renovation of the 257-room property.

Viejas Proposes Expanding Hotel, Casino

The Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians is considering an expansion to its hotel and casino on its reservation near Alpine.

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Downtown’s Declan Suites Hotel Completes Renovation

Operators recently completed a multimillion-dollar renovation of The Declan Suites hotel, located in the Cortez Hill neighborhood of downtown San Diego.

City Won’t Appeal Court Ruling on Convention Center Finance Plan

San Diego City Council recently voted 7-0 not to appeal a court ruling that invalidated the funding mechanism for a planned $520 million expansion of the San Diego Convention Center.

SeaWorld Is Looking to Counter a Recent Tide of Criticism

TOURISM: New Orca Enclosures and Research Efforts Pledged By Park

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. plans to spend several hundred million dollars to overhaul its performing-whale enclosures, including a near doubling of its orca environment in San Diego, amid other moves to bolster its investments in marine research.