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SPORTs Biz: Padres Improve Petco’s Roster Of Amenities, OptionsUpgrades this year to Petco Park, home to the San Diego Padres and seemingly always getting tweaked in places, may be the most extensive in the ballpark’s history — all geared toward making the experience in the stands a more enjoyable complement to the action on the field.

By Mike Allen March 21, 2014 12:19 p.m.   $$ Share

SDSU Names New Dean of College of Business Administration

San Diego State University has named an academic from Illinois to be the dean of its business school.

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Fans Run Up the Region's Economic Score From Bowl Games

San Diego’s two postseason college football games generated an economic impact to the region of $30.8 million last December, up nearly $2 million from the prior year, according to the San Diego Bowl Game Association, which commissioned a study.

$6.5M Donation to UCSD Will Fund Eye Research Lab

grateful patient has gifted University of California, San Diego $6.5 million to establish the Richard C. Atkinson Laboratory for Regenerative Ophthalmology at the university’s Shiley Eye Center.

County Unemployment Rate Is Down Slightly in March

San Diego’s unemployment rate fell slightly to 6.9 percent in March from 7 percent in February, as the region gained 12,700 nonfarm jobs, according to the state’s Employment Development Department.

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Dickey’s Barbecue Opens Its First Local Restaurant in San Marcos

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has opened at 763 Center Drive in San Marcos. It is the first San Diego County location for Dallas-based Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants Inc.

Carlsbad Company Participates in White House Conference on Solar Energy

Carlsbad-based Everyday Energy took part in a White House conference on solar energy April 17.

Rubio's to Hold Job Fairs to Fill Numerous Positions

Carlsbad-based Rubio’s Restaurants, now in five states and about 200 stores, said it needs to fill about 3,000 positions as it enters the busy summer season, and is holding job fairs next week to find the right team members.

F.A.I.T.H. Resources Merges With Irvine Recruitment Firm

F.A.I.T.H. Resources, recruitment and staffing firm originally formed in San Diego, said it merged with Advantage Placements, an Irvine recruitment firm, and moved its corporate headquarters to Newport Beach.

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National University to be San Diego Padres Education Partner

The San Diego Padres and National University struck a multiyear partnership that makes the private university the franchise’s exclusive education partner.

Local Co. Installing Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at UCSD

Carlsbad-based Alternative Energy Systems Consulting Inc. is installing intelligent electric vehicle charging systems at University of California, San Diego.

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Harrah’s Project Adds 200 to Staff, Additional 80 Jobs Expected

Harrah’s Resort Southern California said it added 200 jobs with the completion of its ambitious construction project, and is up to 1,600 employees at its hotel and casino.

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U.S. Court of Appeals Rules Against SeaWorld Parent Company

A U.S. appeals court has ruled against the parent company of SeaWorld San Diego, affirming a federal labor agency finding following the 2010 death of a whale trainer at the Florida park operated by SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.

Sheppard Mullin’s 10 New Lawyers Have Something in Common

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP pulled off one of San Diego legal community’s largest coups to date, enticing 10 top lawyers from McKenna Long Aldridge LLP to its ranks.

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E-Cigarettes Are Not Really a Burning Issue

LAW: Cities Move on Bans; Businesses’ Policies Vary

San Diego County and several cities in the region have moved to add electronic cigarettes to policies banning smoking in public places. But the business impact — if any — has yet to materialize.

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Petco Plans New Headquarters Site in Rancho Bernardo

Petco Animal Supplies Inc. plans to establish a new headquarters and support center in Rancho Bernardo, as the San Diego-based retailer consolidates operations currently located at sites in Miramar and Scripps Ranch.