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S.D. Not Waiting To Be Discovered

FILM: City Casts Itself Into The Competition for ShootsAfter several re-takes and reboots over the past 40 years, the latest version of San Diego’s film commission is turning to the web — among other reconfigured elements — to boost the region’s profile in the increasingly competitive world of media production shoots.

By Lou Hirsh April 28, 2016 12:40 p.m.   $$ Share

Business Calendar for Week of May 2, 2016

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of May 2, 2016, and beyond.

San Diego International Airport Traffic Rose 3 Percent in March

San Diego International Airport saw passenger traffic rise 3 percent in March over the same month of 2015, as the facility handled more than 1.7 million arriving and departing travelers.

The Sights and Sounds of Many S.D. Locations Are Co.’s Work

TECH: Audio-Video Co. Is Hands On and Subcontractors Off

Walk into any large public venue in San Diego and it’s likely Pete Spencer had a hand in designing and installing its audio-video system.

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It’s Game On for Both Sides of Stadium Fight

Ballot: Chargers Field Fan Favorites; Other Side Submits Signatures

Two separate campaigns -- aimed at financing a future new downtown San Diego Chargers stadium, expanded convention facilities and possibly post-Chargers civic upgrades in Mission Valley – picked up significant momentum over the past 10 days.

Citizen Group Backing Hotel Tax Hike Submits 100,845 Signatures

A citizen group seeking to raise San Diego’s total current hotel taxes by 3 percent, to 15.5 percent, said it has gathered 100,845 voter signatures for an election measure targeted for the November ballot.

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Brian Hughes Named Executive Director of Tourism Marketing District

The San Diego Tourism Marketing District has named hotel industry veteran Brian Hughes as the organization’s new executive director.

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TownePlace Suites Hotel in Vista Sold for $15 Million

An affiliate of Anaheim-based Marwaha Group Inc. has acquired the 94-room TownePlace Suites hotel in Vista for $15 million, according to CoStar Group and public data.

What We Can Learn From Balboa Park’s LEED

The City of San Diego has positioned itself as a national leader by becoming the largest city in the U.S. to commit to 100 percent clean energy on the heels of the landmark agreement in Paris in 2015.

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Gulls’ Return A Hit On Ice, at Box Office

SPORT: Teams Ranks 2nd In League Attendance

Even as Chargers fans gear up for an election battle to keep the football team in San Diego and the Padres struggle to come back from record-setting early-season futility, there is a bright spot in professional San Diego sports:

Business Calendar for Week of April 25, 2016

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of April 25, 2016, and beyond.

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Chargers Release Renderings for Hybrid Stadium-Convention Facility

The San Diego Chargers have released renderings of a proposed downtown hybrid stadium and convention facility, ahead of the official start of a signature-gathering drive to place the $1.8 billion project before city voters in November.

SeaWorld Drops Plans for Orca Habitat Expansion

SeaWorld San Diego has notified the California Coastal Commission that it is dropping plans for a $100 million expansion of its orca habitat, following an earlier decision by its parent firm to discontinue whale breeding at all of its marine parks.

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Walker Named General Manager at Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

Hilton Worldwide has named Tracy Walker as area general manager for the San Diego region, with duties that include direct oversight of the 1,190-room Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel.

Talks Continuing on Tourism Marketing District Lawsuit

Talks are continuing on a potential settlement of a citizen group’s lawsuit related to the funding mechanism for the San Diego Tourism Marketing District.