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The Business Calendar for the Week of July 14, 2014

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of July 14, 2014.

Local Hotel Industry Seems to Have Put Downturn Behind It

TOURISM: Marketing Efforts Return; Metrics Show a Strong Sector

With regional marketing dollars now flowing freely and political snags in the rear-view mirror, experts said San Diego County’s hotel industry enters the second half of 2014 in a much better financial position than it did a year ago.

Opera Sees Need to Reinvent, Reinvigorate Itself

ARTS: More Community Outreach, Additions to Leadership Part of Plan

The San Diego Opera continued to revamp operations — as it strives for more community outreach — and its leadership in the wake of recent restructuring that cut 13 positions from the arts group that was once designated for closure.

Ride Share Cos. Must Land Permit at Airport

TRANSPORT: San Diego Has Not Authorized Any Operations

San Diego International Airport officials are examining how to respond to the fast-changing world of transportation services, now being disrupted by mobile app-enabled ride companies — such as Lyft and Uber — that compete with traditional taxis and shuttles.

San Diego Is in the Race for America’s Cup 2017

San Diego may have lost out on the chance to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games, but it has made it to the final two contenders to host the 2017 America’s Cup, say several published reports.

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Paul McCartney to Deliver the Hits at Petco

Petco Park will host a concert by Sir Paul McCartney, half of the surviving Beatles, on Sept. 28 as part of his Out There tour, the San Diego Padres announced.

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Cohn’s Indigo Grill Reopens after $500,000 Makeover

San Diego-based Cohn Restaurant Group has reopened its Indigo Grill in Little Italy, following an extensive renovation of approximately $500,000.

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San Diego Airport $80M Parking Plaza Project Back in Motion

San Diego International Airport is moving ahead with planning for a previously deferred parking plaza structure adjacent to Terminal 2.

The Business Calendar for the Week of July 7, 2014

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of July 7, 2014.

Aerial Tram Proposed For Downtown Transit

TOURISM: Gondola System Could Carry Tourists to the Zoo

San Diego County officials are examining the viability of establishing something along the lines of an “aerial gondola” that would link downtown San Diego with Balboa Park, giving riders a panoramic viewing experience in the process.

San Diego Receives $600,000 State Grant to Complete Southcrest Trails Park

Civic San Diego, which oversees development projects on behalf of the city of San Diego, has received more than $600,000 in a state grant to complete Southcrest Trails Park, in the southeast city neighborhoods of Southcrest and Shelltown.

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Domino's Pizza Puts Out the Call for 200 New Hires

Michigan-based Domino’s Pizza is in the process of hiring more than 200 new employees at 49 San Diego County locations.

Business Events Calendar for Week of June 30, 2014

Some of the business events in the county scheduled for the week of June 30, 2014.

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Hyatt Regency La Jolla Completes $12 Million Renovation

Hyatt Regency La Jolla has completed a $12 million renovation that included a makeover of the hotel’s 417 guestrooms, lobby, public areas and meeting space.

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Luxury-Oriented Duty Free Store Opening in San Ysidro

Duty Free City plans a late July opening for a new upscale duty-free retail store in San Ysidro, the first of approximately 25 new U.S. locations slated to be opened by the Florida-based retailer at border crossings with Mexico and Canada.