Mariel Concepcion

Staff Reporter

Email: mconcepcion@sdbj.com
Phone: 858-277-6359 Extension: 3114

Recent Stories

Phil’s BBQ to Temporarily Close Sports Arena Location

The temporary closure will affect approximately 115 employees, although Phil’s is offering limited opportunities to work at other locations.

Petco Foundation Announces $2.5M to Support Veterans

The Helping Heroes annual campaign will help cover training and placement of former shelter dogs with veterans with physical and emotional disabilities like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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SERVICE: Caterers Put More Tasks on Their Plate To Profit Year-Round

It was shortly before the Great Recession of 2008-2009 that Tracy Zemke, founder of Personal Touch Dining catering company, switched her business’ focus from corporate events to weddings.

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After First Flight, Airline Looks to Connect With More Travelers

For Solana Beach resident, Sheila Olinger, the convenience of flying out of an airport that is smaller, closer to home and has $5 all-day parking made taking the first-ever California Pacific Airlines flight Nov. 2 from Carlsbad’s McClellan-Palomar Airport a no-brainer.

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Jack in the Box to Lay Off 66 Employees

The positions being eliminated are in areas including IT, finance & accounting, supply chain, and in the human resources and legal departments, company spokesperson Brian Luscomb said.

Jerome’s Furniture Opens Second Dream Shop in Orange County

The store, located in Santa Margarita Towne Center, marks the seventh stand-alone mattress location following the success of previous stores.

A New Steakhouse On The Dining Scene Raises Questions About Market Saturation

During an exclusive hard-hat tour in October of the then soon-to-be-opened $10 million Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse at the InterContinental San Diego hotel in downtown, general manager Michael Manoocheri stated: “There are steakhouses in every corner in this area, but, we hope to stand out by the ambience we’ve created.”

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California Pacific Airlines Takes Flight

The airline debuted Nov. 2 with a flight to San Jose.

Bills Seek to Loosen Distilled Spirits Controls

Ever have a taste for a whisky on the rocks while searching for your shirt size in a store rack? Or the desire to have a rum-and-Coke cocktail while at a shopping center common area?

Supervisors Approve Update of McClellan-Palomar Master Plan

Early October, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved the McClellan-Palomar Airport master plan update. The 20-year plan includes: installation of an engineered materials arresting system at both ends of the runway at the Carlsbad airport; shifting the runway to the north by 123 feet to increase the separation distance between the runway and the taxiway; and extending the runway, possibly in phases, by up to 800 feet for a maximum of 5,700 feet.

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