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CORONADO: AHC Zeros in on New Location for Eatery

AHC/Zero’s Subs said Dec. 8 that it plans to open a quick-service Zero’s restaurant in mid-December. The eatery offers oven-baked sandwiches, pizza, wings and salads.

AHC/Zero, based in Glendale, owns the Zero’s Subs territory for the West Coast and Florida.

, Brad Graves

POWAY: City: Walgreens Just What Doctor Ordered

The City Council OK’d plans Dec. 2 for a Walgreens store at the northwest corner of Poway and Community roads.

Plans call for a 13,500-square-foot store with a drive-through window on the 1-acre site. A gas station, carwash and two retail stores will be demolished to make way for the new building.

, Brad Graves

NATIONAL CITY: Contest Can Turn Kids Into Entrepreneurs

Young entrepreneurs can seek free assistance and win prizes from the Center for International Trade Development at Southwestern College. The school has developed the Young Entrepreneur Project, a contest for 14- to 27-year-olds looking to start businesses online.

Participants can use a self-paced, training program to learn the basics, including writing a business plan.

The program is funded by a grant from the California Community College Economic and Workforce Development program.

Business plans will be judged in January. The top three plans will receive prize packages, including a one-year domain name registration and hosting, and 10 hours of consulting.

, Michelle Mowad

SOLANA BEACH: Salon Offers Colors, Cuts, Shampoo Too

Shampoo Too salon opened recently on North Cedros Avenue. The 2,200-square-foot hair salon offers cuts, coloring, extensions and treatments.

Nezi Arbib, a Rancho Santa Fe resident, opened Shampoo Too following the success of Shampoo in Los Angeles. The salon already has 40 employees.

, Michelle Mowad

SAN DIEGO: NBC-Owned Station Trims Staff, Lineup

NBC-owned KNSD 7/39 TV has laid off employees and cut three shows, a morning Spanish-language newscast, weekend morning newscast and Friday morning lifestyle show.

The station did not announce the number of employees who were laid off. Its studios are downtown.

, Connie Lewis

VISTA: Prana Living Sports New Leadership

Prana Living, which manufactures active sportswear, continued its makeover by naming Michael Crooke its chief executive.

The company founders, Beaver and Pam Theodosakis, repurchased the business this year with partners Steel Point Capital.

Crooke previously was CEO at Revolution Living, and has been the chief executive at Patagonia. Prana has about 100 employees, including 70 locally.

, Mike Allen

ENCINITAS: Scripps Hospital Seeks $200M Expansion

Scripps Memorial Hospital on Santa Fe Drive recently unveiled a $200 million construction plan to add beds and retrofit existing buildings as required by state law.

Plans include expanding facilities by more than 25 percent to 333,380 square feet. The proposal also calls for increasing inpatient beds from 138 to 226 and emergency room beds from 12 to 27.

The Planning Commission must approve any expansion.

, Ned Randolph

LA MESA: Secure Some Info on Convalescent Hospital

Community Convalescent Hospital and SecureHorizons plan to host an open house at the Community Center at 4975 Memorial Drive on Dec. 17.

The event takes place from 10 a.m. to noon and includes refreshments. For more information, call 619-464-0505.

, Heather Chambers

SAN MARCOS: Developer Looking to Build Senior Housing

A developer aims to build a 57-unit housing complex for tenants at least 55 years old on a vacant lot at Las Posas and Palm roads. The parcel was once zoned for a senior assisted living facility that did not materialize.

The developer, Palm Road San Marcos, must set aside 15 percent of the units as affordable housing with below market rents.

, Ned Randolph

CHULA VISTA: Seacoast Commerce in Line for $1.8M Boost

Seacoast Commerce Bank said Dec. 1 that the U.S. Treasury Department gave preliminary approval to purchasing up to $1.8 million in preferred stock in the bank through the government’s troubled assets relief program.

TARP, which is part of the $700 billion federal bailout program, is intended to spur banks to increase lending to businesses and consumers.

Seacoast Commerce raised $4 million in new capital in a private placement that ended in November.

, Mike Allen

SAN DIEGO: Businesspeople to Mix Things Up After Hours

The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce plans to hold a Business After Five Mixer from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Mission Valley Resort in the Westwind Ballroom on Hotel Circle South.

The monthly get-togethers are designed for members to meet and build relationships with businesspeople from small, midsized and large companies.

Complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. A crowd of about 250 is expected.

, Connie Lewis


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