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Jamul’s Hollywood Casino Says Summer Opening in the Cards

GAMING: The Facility Defeated Challenge to Its Environmental Review

It looks as though East County will soon be home to the county’s ninth Indian gaming casino.

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Bottom-Line Drive

SPORT: Sportsplex Gives Santee a Tourist Attraction That Can Compete for a Slice of Tourism Revenue

Santee isn’t a destination city or a locale that’s on most tourists’ radars; however, one local sports facility is bringing teams of out-of-towners to the area.

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Restaurant’s New Membership Program Serves Its Purposes

DINING: ‘Ethically Sourced’ Cuisine Comes With Sense of Community

The restaurant business’s thin profit margins can make embarking on new ventures a financial leap of faith, whether it’s launching a catering arm or overhauling a menu.

Port District Favors Protea Plan for Central Embarcadero

San Diego port district commissioners have voted 6-1 to hold exclusive talks with Protea Waterfront Development, one of six development teams that recently put forward multi-use proposals to redevelop the 70-acre Central Embarcadero waterfront site that currently includes Seaport Village.

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S.D’s Ship Is In With Comic-Con Enterprise

TRAVEL: ‘Star Trek’ Debut Is Part of 2016’s Big Draws

Hollywood may be experiencing a slump at the box office, but the major movie studios still know the value of the concentrated, avid and very large audience that flocks annually to Comic-Con International in San Diego.

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Finding a Game Plan for The Q After Football

LAND: Ideas Floated for Possible Public-Private Projects

With the San Diego Chargers focused on a proposed downtown stadium — or a potential exit to Inglewood if that doesn’t pan out — local developers and urban planners are quietly discussing post-NFL prospects for the big Mission Valley site now housing the aging Qualcomm Stadium.

Two Local Omni Hotels Impacted by Data Breach

A spokeswoman for Dallas-based Omni Hotels & Resorts confirmed that the company’s properties in downtown San Diego and Carlsbad were among those impacted by a nationwide data breach of customer credit card information.

Business Calendar for Week of July 11, 2016

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of July 11, 2016, and beyond.

Business Calendar for Week of July 4, 2016

Some of the business events planned in the county for week of July 4, 2016, and beyond.

San Diego No. 1 Destination for Fourth of July

San Diego tops the list of Fourth of July holiday destinations for Southern Californians this year, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California’s travel forecast.

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Tourism Bases Are Loaded This July

ECONOMY: All-Star Game Expected to Bring In $80M

The month of July nearly always ranks among the strongest of the year for San Diego County’s tourism and convention economy, with big annual events including Comic-Con International and the start of prime horse-racing season at Del Mar Racetrack.

Allegiant Travel Co. Announces Twice-Weekly Flights to Provo, Utah

Allegiant announced new air service between San Diego’s Lindbergh Field and Provo, Utah, beginning Sept. 28. The flights will operate twice weekly.

Business Calendar for Week of June 27, 2016

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of June 27, 2016, and beyond.

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City Obtaining $25.5M State Loan for Convention Center Repairs

TOURISM: Plans Include $18M Upgrade To Sails Pavilion

The San Diego City Council has approved plans for the city to obtain a state loan of up to $25.5 million for repairs to the San Diego Convention Center, including replacement of the facility’s iconic but fraying Sails Pavilion roof structure.

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Resorts, Hotels Increasingly Must Provide Broader Experiences

TOURISM: Wide Range Of Guests Look to Delve Into Community, Culture

Hotel and resort developers must adjust to a world where there is no longer a “one site fits all” destination for family vacations and retirement living.