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Faulconer Proposes Hotel Tax Hike to Expand Convention Center

Mayor Kevin Faulconer has proposed increasing the city’s hotel room tax via a public ballot measure in 2018, to finance a long-sought expansion of the San Diego Convention Center.

By Lou Hirsh January 13, 2017 4:18 p.m. share »
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Exit Planning San Diego Can Update Economic Playbook

It could hardly be called surprising, but the San Diego Chargers have now made it official: the football team is leaving for Los Angeles after more than a half-century in San Diego.

By John Cox, Sarah de Crescenzo, Brad Graves, Lou Hirsh, Brittany Meiling January 12, 2017 3:56 p.m. share »
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Convention Center’s Issues Expand

Operators recently launched $25 million in renovations to the iconic Sails Pavilion and other components of the San Diego Convention Center, but there remains no clear path to a long-sought expansion of the downtown waterfront facility.

By Lou Hirsh January 12, 2017 3:29 p.m. share »
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Getting a Technology Hub to Take Off

You overslept. The flight from San Diego to Tokyo leaves in 50 minutes, and you need to be on it. Your smart watch tells you the estimated commute from your home to the airport is 11 minutes, and the average wait at the security checkpoint is 24 minutes. You can still make it.

By Brittany Meiling January 12, 2017 3:26 p.m. share »

Mayor Faulconer: Chargers Will Regret Decision to Exit San Diego

Reacting to the San Diego Chargers’ announced move to Los Angeles, a frustrated Mayor Kevin Faulconer said team owner Dean Spanos “made a bad decision” that he will come to regret.

By Lou Hirsh January 12, 2017 2:20 p.m. share »
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Chargers’ Departure Leaves a Big Hole to Develop

It could hardly be called surprising, but the San Diego Chargers have now made it official: the football team is leaving for Los Angeles after more than a half-century in San Diego.

January 12, 2017 1:50 p.m. share »

NFL Gives Chargers Two More Days to Decide Location Plans

The National Football League has extended by two days the San Diego Chargers’ deadline to decide whether the team will relocate to the Los Angeles market, switching it to Jan. 17.

By Lou Hirsh January 11, 2017 1:22 p.m. share »

Business Calendar for Week of January 9, 2017

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of January 9, 2017, and beyond.

By Steve Adamek January 8, 2017 1:04 p.m. share »
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Legoland Starting Construction on New Castle-Themed Hotel in Carlsbad

Legoland California Resort has scheduled a Jan. 18 groundbreaking for its planned new castle-themed hotel, which will be the second on-site hotel at the Carlsbad park.

By Lou Hirsh January 6, 2017 12:32 p.m. share »
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Policies May Put Cali-Baja Connections at Risk

Usually in American politics, the period between a presidential election and a new administration taking office is typically calm, excluding the freeing of hostages as in the Reagan transition.

By Bob Watkins January 5, 2017 3:15 p.m. share »
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SeaWorld Still Looks to Make a Splash Without Orca Shows

With its iconic performing whale shows now history, the parent of SeaWorld San Diego is investing heavily in new attractions to widen the theme park’s appeal and reverse setbacks in attendance and public relations.

By Lou Hirsh January 5, 2017 2:32 p.m. share »
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New SeaWorld San Diego Coaster Set to Open in 2018

SeaWorld San Diego has announced plans for Electric Eel, a new looping roller coaster with multiple launch elements, slated for a summer 2018 opening.

By Lou Hirsh January 3, 2017 11:10 a.m. share »

The Business Calendar for the Week of January 2, 2017

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of January 2, 2017, and beyond.

By Steve Adamek January 2, 2017 1:04 p.m. share »
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What to Expect in 2017

A panel of regional experts will discuss the economic challenges and opportunities facing San Diego County businesses in 2017. The panel offers a preview here. The Event: Thursday, Jan. 5, 7-10 a.m., Hyatt Regency La Jolla At Aventine

December 30, 2016 9:59 a.m. share »
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E-Commerce Challenges Lead to ‘Melee in the Marketplace’

San Diegans have the right setting for getting outdoors — and for growing businesses rooted in the sports and active lifestyle sector.

By Sarah de Crescenzo December 30, 2016 8:47 a.m. share »