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Opera Names Artisitc Adviser to Fill Leadership Role

The San Diego Opera named William Mason as its artistic adviser.

The Business Events Calendar for the Week of June 2, 2014

Some of the business events scheduled for the county in the week of June 2, 2014.

Baseball, Soccer Make the Trip From Mexico to Petco Park This Summer

Petco Park will host two events featuring top professional sporting clubs from Mexico this summer.

Tickets Are Available for the 2014 Innovation Awards

Tickets are on sale now for The San Diego Business Journal’s 2014 Innovation Awards.

Marathon Likely to Rock Traffic Flow June 1

A reminder to anyone driving June 1: the San Diego Rock ‘n' Roll Marathon is taking place.

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Chargers Single-Game Ticket Buyers to Pay More Bucks for Broncos and Some Others

The San Diego Chargers held the prices on single-game tickets for several years, but this season they’ll cost a bit more.

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Strategic Hotels & Resorts to Purchase Rest of Ownership Interest in Hotel Del

Strategic Hotels & Resorts Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire the remaining 63.6 percent ownership interest in the 757-room Hotel del Coronado for $210 million, the company announced.

Opera Makes Staff Cuts as Part of Cost-Cutting Measures

The revived San Diego Opera, which recently rescinded an earlier decision to disband, said it laid off 13 people, or about a third of its full-time staff as part of a cost-cutting strategy to meet a reduced budget for its 2015 season.

The Business Calendar for the Week of May 26, 2014

Some of the business events scheduled for the week of May 26, 2014 in the county.

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Wildfire Footage Doesn’t Seem to Deter Visitors

TOURISM: Hotel Bookings Up, While Zoo Attractions Set to Debut at Balboa Park

With the peak summer travel season getting underway over Memorial Day weekend, tourism leaders were confident that global news coverage of recent wildfires would not keep visitors away from San Diego County’s hotels and top attractions.

Attorney General Joins ‘Cast’ of Opera Drama

ARTS: Abbreviated 2015 Season Is On, as Is a State AG’s Audit of the Group

The San Diego Opera will stage a 2015 season, yet the drama that nearly sank the performing arts organization continued last week when it disclosed it is being audited by the state attorney general’s office.

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Controversial SeaWorld Ad Being Posted at San Diego Airport

Representatives of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) said the animal rights organization has prevailed in its plans to post a controversial advertisement referencing SeaWorld at San Diego International Airport.

Callaway Golf Appears to Feel a Retailer's Sales Pain

Sports equipment manufacturer Callaway Golf Co. saw its shares bounce back 2 percent May 21, closing at $7.75, after a retailer’s financial results toyed with its stock price the previous day.

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Two New Eateries Planned at Downtown’s Symphony Towers

Noted local chef and restaurateur Giuseppe Ciuffa plans a June 9 opening for two new venues at the Symphony Towers office building in downtown San Diego.

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Disney Cruise Line Plans New Local Offerings in 2015

Disney Cruise Line plans to offer six new cruises from San Diego aboard the 2,700-passenger Disney Wonder, starting in fall 2015, as the company returns for regular service on the West Coast.