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Planned Hotels Would Be Boost for Oceanside

TOURISM: City Will Get Much Needed Meeting SpaceA $150 million resort development being planned in downtown Oceanside includes what would be that city’s first full-service hotel, as it seeks its share of a growing influx of North County coastal visitors and related economic benefits.

By Lou Hirsh September 5, 2014 3:06 p.m.   $$ Share
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SeaPort Airlines Plans New Local Service to San Felipe

SeaPort Airlines plans to begin non-stop service between San Diego and San Felipe, in the Mexico state of Baja California, on Dec. 15.

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Chargers Blood Drive Set for November 25

The 36th annual Chargers Blood Drive, sponsored by San Diego County Credit Union, will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 25 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Town and Country Resort Hotel & Convention Center in Mission Valley.

Padres to Turn Petco Park into Holiday Wonderland

The San Diego Padres are transforming Petco Park into a Holiday Wonderland that includes interactive lighting displays, falling snow, reindeer, flocked trees, and Santa Claus for 12 nights starting Dec. 5.

Business Calendar for Week of November 17, 2014

Some of the business events planned for the county for the week of November 17, 2014, and beyond.

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Movie Plays Supporting Role for Legoland

TOURISM: Attraction Builds On Attention Film Generates

An old-school toymaker went Hollywood in a big way this year, as “The Lego Movie” racked up more than $468 million in global ticket sales.

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Making Winners

GAMING: Bally Bets on S.D. Slot Designers to Pay Off

Los Angeles has pop culture, Las Vegas has the casino game industry and San Diego has an abundance of software talent.

Montreal Indoor Surf Park to Feature SurfStream Wave System

American Wave Machines of Solana Beach said that a client plans to open an all-season indoor surf park in a city with freezing winters and more than 7 feet of snowfall per year: Montreal.

Business Calendar for Week of Nov. 10, 2014

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of Nov. 10, 2014, and beyond.

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Partnership Including Encinitas Firm Plans $360 Million La Quinta Resort

A partnership that includes Encinitas-based developer The Robert Green Co. has secured La Quinta City Council approvals for a planned $360 million mixed-use resort in that Coachella Valley community.

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Putting on A Fresh Face

DINING: Chain Is Emphasizing Ingredients, Key Role of Farmers

The newly appointed CEO of San Diego-based Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp. knows the hard work involved to get to the top in his professional and personal life.

Padres Replacing Video Scoreboard

The San Diego Padres are replacing the outmoded video scoreboard in left field as part of ongoing improvements to Petco Park promised when its new ownership team took over two years ago.

$10 Million Indoor Skydiving Facility Planned in Mission Valley

Austin-based iFly Holdings LLC has announced plans for a $10 million entertainment facility in Mission Valley, with high-powered wind tunnel systems providing an indoor skydiving experience.

The Business Calendar for the Week of November 3, 2014

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of November 3, 2014, and beyond.

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Rancho Valencia Resort Rates High Among Conde Nast Readers

Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, a luxury property spanning 45 acres in Rancho Santa Fe, was recently named the top resort in Southern California, No. 6 in the U.S. and No. 25 globally in Conde Nast Traveler’s 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards.

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Hyatt Place Hotel in Vista Sells For $22 Million

An entity recorded as HP Vista LLC has purchased the 150-room Hyatt Place hotel in Vista for $22 million, according to CoStar Group and public data.