San Diego Business Journal


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SeaWorld CEO Stepping Down as Company Restructures

The CEO of SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. is stepping down from the post, as the parent company of SeaWorld San Diego embarks on plans to cut $50 million in costs amid dropping attendance at its 11 U.S. theme parks.

Business Calendar for Week of December 15, 2014

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of December 15, 2014, and beyond.

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City Approves Lease for Expansion of Sheraton Carlsbad Resort

The Carlsbad City Council has approved a ground lease agreement clearing the way for a 150-room expansion of the 250-room Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa on city-owned property adjacent to the municipal golf course.

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Jack in the Box Opening at San Diego International Airport

San Diego-based Jack in the Box and Pacifica Breeze Café of Del Mar have Dec. 17 openings slated at San Diego International Airport.

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US Airways Relocating at San Diego International Airport

US Airways is moving its local operations from Terminal 2 West to Terminal 2 East at San Diego International Airport, effective Dec. 11.

Teams Announced for College Football Bowl Games

The opponents for San Diego’s two college football bowl games have been set.

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Cushman Elected Chair of Convention Center Board of Directors

Longtime local businessman and civic leader Stephen P. Cushman has been elected to chair the executive board of San Diego Convention Center Corp., beginning in January.

Baseball Executives Arrive Sunday for Winter Meetings

About 3,000 baseball executives from some 200 professional teams, both major and minor leagues, descend upon the San Diego Convention Center and the nearby Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel Dec. 7-10 for the 2014 Baseball Winter Meetings.

Pala Tribe Launches Online Gambling Site – in New Jersey

GAMING: State Sues Santa Ysabel Tribe Over Bingo Website

Two local American Indian bands raised their profiles recently, as one put its name out to New Jersey gambling enthusiasts, and the other drew legal fire from California’s attorney general.

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Shelter Island Gets its First Full-Service Luxury Spa at Kona Kai

TOURISM: Renovation Seeks to Attract Share Of Overnight Visitors

Capping a $22 million acquisition and renovation of Kona Kai Resort & Marina, owner Noble House Hotels & Resorts Ltd. recently opened what it says is a first for Shelter Island – a full-service luxury spa.

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Balboa’s Birthday Bash Taking Shape

TOURISM: 100th Anniversary Expected to Boost Attendance

As events marking Balboa Park’s centennial get underway, San Diego business and tourism leaders are anticipating a significant boost in 2015 to the 10 million people who normally visit the park in a given year.

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Lodge at Torrey Pines Named Top Local Business Hotel in Magazine Survey

The Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla was recently ranked as the top business hotel in the San Diego market, in an annual reader survey conducted by the magazine Travel + Leisure.

Business Calendar for Week of December 1, 2014

Some of the business events planned for the county for the week of December 1, 2014, and beyond.

City Scores on NCAA Bid, Loses on America’s Cup Races

SPORTS: Ball Still in Air For Hosting All-Star Game

The San Diego region chalked up a win to host a major collegiate basketball tournament, lost the chance to host the world’s biggest yachting competition, and made a bid for baseball’s All-Star game.

Changes Should Boost Chinese Tourism

TOURISM: Visa Extension, Marketing Efforts Aim for Gains

Local officials are looking to snag a larger share of the fast-growing contingent of Chinese travelers visiting California following a reciprocal agreement reached between the United States and China to significantly extend the duration of tourist visas — making them valid for 10 years instead of one year.