SD TRAVEL LEISURE

Encinitas Chili’s to Close

According to a WARN filing with the Employment Development Department, Encinitas-based Chili's Grill & Bar, located at 1004 N. El Camino Real, will close on Jan. 3, 2020.

Zoo TV Brings Healing, Happy Programming to Hospitals

New CEO Paul Baribault Brings Disney Experience to Job

San Diego Zoo Global has launched its San Diego Zoo Kids television channel.

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Artisan Ambitions Guide Puesto

DINING: Mission Valley Spot Plans Inventive Dining, Drinks

Puesto Mexican Artisan Kitchen & Bar, headquartered in La Jolla and with around 380 local employees, continues to up the ante as far as its local food and beverage offerings are concerned.

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Children’s Park Redesign Creates New Asset for Community

Location Near Museum Gives Families a Full Day Of Discovery

A 1.4 acres public park, founded in 1995 and located in downtown San Diego, will soon be getting a facelift.

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SeaWorld Gets Approval for Drone Show

According to a SeaWorld San Diego spokesperson, the theme park got approval from the California Coastal Commission late last week to move forward with its plan to feature a drone show.

High-Tech Area Gets Innovative Restaurant Concept

DINING: Food Hall’s Variety May Be Big Draw In Sorrento Valley

Whisknladle Hospitality is a San Diego-based restaurant group behind La Jolla’s Whisknladle comfort food eatery.

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San Diego Zoo Launches Kids Channel in Sydney, Australia

According to a press release, San Diego Zoo Kids includes programs primarily produced for medical facilities, specifically pediatric patients.

Sycuan Appoints New General Manager

According to a press release, Robert Cinelli will hold the general manager post at the Sycuan Casino Resort starting Jan. 1, 2020.

Economic Impact of Local Wineries Put at $58.6 million

The "2019 Economic Impact of San Diego County Wines” report states there was a 9/7% increase in San Diego County wine industry jobs in 2018.

Chefs Connect Cuisines to Vegan Trend Developing New Options

DINING: Asian Restaurants Start With Advantage of Already Using Vegetables

While vegetables have traditionally been a predominant staple of Asian cuisine, along with rice and meat, it is only as of recent that they have become the chief ingredient.

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Pilot Program Puts Zero Emission Buses on Sustainability Route

CARB Goal Is to Have ZEB Fleets Replace Polluting Vehicles By 2040

On Oct. 19, 2017, the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) Board of Directors unanimously approved an 18-month Zero Emissions Bus (ZEB) pilot program.

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Hotel Karlan San Diego to Close

According to WARN filing made with the Employment Development Department, the 174-room Karlan Hotel will be permanently closing on Dec. 31.

Hotel Del’s Plan Sees Room For More Grandeur

TOURISM: $400 Million Being Spent on Iconic Hotel

In late October, Hotel del Coronado, a Curio Collection by Hilton, and a historic beachfront hotel located in the city of Coronado, filed a WARN notice with the Employment Development Department.

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SeaWorld Entertainment Appoints New CEO

Prior to becoming CEO of SeaWorld Entertainment, Sergio Rivera served as president and CEO of ILG Inc’s Vacation Ownership Segment.

Giving Chickens Room To Roam Appeals to Chefs And Customers

Pluck Takes Humane Approach To Raising Chickens

From free-range to cage-free to the latest term pasture-raised, there are plenty of poultry production practices a chef and/or restaurant owner can choose from.

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