Mariel Concepcion

Reporter

Email: mconcepcion@sdbj.com
Phone: 646-409-3064

Recent Stories

Farmers, Businesses on Mission to Save Produce From Waste

FOOD: Amount of Wasted Goods Has Grown in Pandemic

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Catering Co. Gets Ahead of Pandemic with Cloud Kitchens

Eco Caters Launches Delivery-Only Brands to Tap into Growing Market

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Frontline Workers Receive Tourism Industry’s Thanks

HOSPITALITY: Offers Range From Rugged Adventure to Rooms to Relax In

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Sycuan, Valley View, Viejas Cautiously Reopening Casinos

Local Tribes to Implement Safety Measures and Limited Access

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Westfield Shopping Centers to Reopen to Public

Westfield shopping centers in San Diego will be opened 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Pala Casino Spa & Resort to Open May 22

Initially, the maximum guest occupancy at Pala Casino will be limited to 50% in all gaming areas and limited food and beverage options will be available.

RAR Hospitality Acquired by Hostmark Hospitality Group

Current President, Cameron Lamming, will assume the role of chief development officer of the western region for Hostmark.

American Heart Association Awards $2.5 Million for COVID-19 Research

The One-Year Study Will Focus on How Coronavirus Affects Heart and Brain

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Sony Creates $100M Fund in Response to COVID-19

TECH: Co. Donates PPE From Its Own Emergency Stock to Frontline Workers in San Diego, New Jersey

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Harrah’s Resort Southern California to Reopen on May 22

“The health of our guests, employees and surrounding community remains to be our top priority,” said Bo Mazzetti, Rincon Tribal chairman.

Luna Grill Names QDOBA Exec as Culinary Vice President

Prior to Qdoba, Goncalves served 17 years at Taco Bell, and before that, at Jenny Craig, Carls Jr. and Jack in the Box.

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Grossmont College Names Bill McGreevy VP of Admin Services

McGreevy was hired at Grossmont College in January 2017 as dean of Arts, Languages and Communication.

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Flower Fields See Four Seasons of Potential

Tourism: North County Icon Starts Scheduling Events for Late Summer

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USS Midway Wants Fans to Tour It – From Home

Bayfront Museum Is Offering Ways to Stay Connected Virtually

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Jamul Casino to Reopen May 18

Social distancing and increased cleaning, among other practices, will be implemented in order to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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Need for Creative Content Generates Growth for Media Co.

MEDIA: ProductionCrate Sees a 25% Increase in Membership Since the Pandemic, Now Over 700,000 Users

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Primavera Ristorante in Coronado to Permanently Close

Husband and wife duo Cristos and Jeanette Stavros opened the restaurant in 1989. J

NTC Foundation Awarded Funding for Artists in Schools Program

“We are grateful to receive the California Arts Council grant which will positively impact so many students who face barriers like homelessness, poverty and parental military deployment,” said Lisa Johnson, NTCF president and CEO.

Sycuan Casino Resort to Reopen on May 20

Sycuan has also implemented an aggressive health and sanitation program that includes a self-cleaning antimicrobial coating throughout the property.

Food Bank Increases Its Fight Against Hunger

Goal is to Distribute Roughly 50M Pounds of Food by End of Year

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Callaway Golf Donates Over $100,000 to MedShare

MedShare is a non-profit that provides PPE and other medical supplies to frontline healthcare workers and patients around the world.

Palomar’s Fall Semester to Remain Mostly Virtual

Campus leaders said the decision is based on warnings about a potential COVID-19 re-emergence during the autumn season.

Chocolate Company Finds Success Online

RETAIL: Dallmann Confections Selling $15,000 Worth of Chocolate Survival Kits Per Month

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Pechanga RV Resort Reopens

According to a press release, safety measures will be implemented for both guests and team members in order to maintain public health and safety.

Rancho Santa Fe Foundation Names Kevin Crawford Board Chairman

Crawford, an executive coach, will serve for two years effective March 2020.

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Manscaped Announces Multi-Year Partnership with UFC

Manscaped has signed a two-year alliance which names it the official electric trimmer for UFC.

7-Eleven Opens Evolution Store in San Diego

According to a press release, the concept store, located on El Cajon Blvd., will include Mexican food restaurant Laredo Taco, as well as other new products and services.

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Jimbo’s Donates $8,542.80 to Jewish Family Services Hand Up Food Pantry

According to a press release, Jimbo’s, the San Diego-based grocery store chain, will donate $8,542.80 to the organization.

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Lighting Co. Turns Plastic Into Face Shields

MANUFACTURING: Solatube Using Stocked Plastic Sheets To Make Protective Equipment for Healthcare Workers

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Facial Coverings Now Required at San Diego International Airport

According to a press release, persons with a medical or mental health condition or developmental disability that prevents them from wearing a face covering are exempt.

Dan Moore Named 2020 SDCCU Holiday Bowl President

Dan Moore succeeds Paul Hering.

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Program Awards Grants to Restaurant Workers In Need

Hospitality: 155 San Diegans Have Been Awarded Financial Assistance In Last Five Weeks

Sprouts Farmers Market Brings Grocery Pickup to San Diego

According to a press release, shoppers can go to sprouts.com/order to place their order and then pick up at local Sprouts stores.

Fashion Week Designers, Models Sew for Good

Local Participants Come Together to Make PPE For Healthcare Workers

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Suja Juice Donates Over 7,500 Bottles of Juice to Feeding San Diego

According to Suja, it was challenged to donate through the Switchfoot Bro-AM foundation, which is dedicated to giving back to the San Diego community, through its #HomeFoodChallenge Instagram campaign.

Armstrong Garden Centers Donates Flowers to Healthcare Workers

According to a press release, more than 400 orchids and 100 hanging baskets were given to medical personnel at Primary Care Associates Medical Group in Vista and at Villa Monticello Assisted Living Memory Care Facility for Seniors in Escondido.

San Diego Distillers Guild Members Produce 10,000 Gallons of Sanitizer

The San Diego Distillers Guild was established in 2014 and promotes artisanal distilled spirits production in San Diego County.

CBD Sales Up Due to COVID-19

Data Shows Customers Purchasing More Cannabis Product

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Local Reps Ask For Economic Relief for Zoo, Safari Park

TOURISM: Parks Employ More Than 3,000, Contribute 14,000 jobs

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LonoLife Bone Broth Partners with Blessings in a Backpack

According to a press release, LonoLife will distribute product to influencers nationwide to encourage them to spread tales of goodwill through its Goodwill Hunting campaign.

SockGuy Makes Fun Socks For Healthcare Workers

Company to Donate Thousands of Socks To Local Hospitals

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‘Teddy Bears’ Provide Comfort During Crisis

Local Hospitals are Requesting Comfort Cubs For Healthcare Workers During Pandemic

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Innovation Keeps Susan G. Komen in Spotlight

Nonprofit: Foundation Will Hold Its Upcoming Annual Event Online

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One Paseo Shifts to Virtual Offerings

Retail: Tenants Have Turned to The Web To Stay Relevant

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Educational Institutions to Remain Virtual

Local Universities and Colleges Decide to Continue Distance Learning During Summer

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Virtual Village Brings Connection, Community and Exploration

SMALL BIZ: Goal Is To Keep Interest and Investment in Area

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Feeding San Diego to Address Hunger of Military and Veteran Families

According to a press release, new drive-thru distribution sites of pre-packaged, prepared meals include Dewey Elementary and Armed Services YMCA and will be held every Monday at 11am.

Spa Girl Cocktails Names New Chief Revenue Officer

According to an email from the San Diego-based company, McGee was formerly CEO and president of Osmosis Beauty.

San Diego County Fair Postponed to 2021 Due to COVID-19

“The health and safety of our community takes precedence during this unprecedented time of crisis,” said Tim Fennell, CEO and general manager of the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Bumble Bee Foods Rebrands to Meet Consumer Needs

FOOD: Local Historic Canned Seafood Co. Moves Away From Turbulent Past

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