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Garden Fresh Names Morberg CEO

San Diego-based Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp.’s board of directors has appointed John Morberg as its CEO effective immediately.

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SeaPort Airlines Starting San Diego-Burbank Flights in October

SeaPort Airlines Inc. plans to begin new nonstop flights between San Diego International and Burbank Bob Hope Airport on Oct. 1.

Boston Marathon Winner to Set the Pace for Competitor Group's Running Brands

Competitor Group Inc., the San Diego based media and event business that organizes the Rock ‘n Roll Marathon Series, said it named Meb Keflezighi as the first vice president of running.

Business Calendar for Week of July 28, 2014

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of July 28, 2014.

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Comic-Con Underway, With Ad Support from Downtown Buildings

With the 45th annual Comic-Con International now underway, the area around San Diego Convention Center has again assumed its role as a global Billboard Central for the major film studios, TV networks and video-game makers touting their wares this year.

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New Anti-SeaWorld Ad at Airport Targets Comic-Con Visitors

Animal-rights group PETA and the parent of SeaWorld San Diego are again squaring off over a controversial advertisement at San Diego International Airport, this one timed to coincide with the start of Comic-Con International.

The Business Events Calendar for the Week of July 21, 2014

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of July 21, 2014.

Opera Reaches Settlement With Former Director

Ian Campbell and ex-wife Ann Spira Campbell have settled with the San Diego Opera on an undisclosed amount owed to them through 2017, the organization said.

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Cross-Border Terminal Construction Underway

Developers and San Diego civic leaders recently announced the official start of U.S. construction for a new $120 million cross-border pedestrian bridge linking Otay Mesa with Tijuana International Airport.

MJD Interactive Builds App for Sega Game Promo at Comic-Con

TOURISM: Success With App at 2013 Convention Leads to Ongoing Projects

Video game maker Sega has enlisted San Diego-based digital ad agency MJD Interactive for this year’s Comic-Con International to help it lure “Alien” movie fans inside the scary world of their highly anticipated new video game “Alien: Isolation.”

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Super Powers

Visitors: Local Workforce Linked to Annual Comic-Con Estimated at 5,000 to 6,000

By the time the giant Godzilla replica shows up on the back lawn of San Diego Convention Center — part of a photo op being staged by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment during this year’s Comic-Con International — it might actually have a tough time getting noticed amid the downtown hoopla that now surrounds one of the world’s largest pop culture celebrations.

Local Tribe to Offer Wagering on Online Poker

A business run by a San Diego County American Indian tribe has begun hosting poker games on the Internet.

The Search Is On — Emerging Generation Awards Nominations Now Open

The San Diego Business Journal is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Emerging Generation Awards, which honors up-and-coming leaders who are in their 20s.

San Ysidro Port of Entry Modernization Funding Clears House

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a 2015 appropriations act that includes $216 million for completing the San Ysidro Port of Entry Modernization and Expansion Project.

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Official Start of U.S. Construction on $120M Cross-Border Airport Bridge Announced

Developers and San Diego civic leaders recently announced the official start of construction for a new $120 million cross-border pedestrian bridge linking Otay Mesa with Tijuana International Airport.