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Center Talks Aim For June Ballot Spot

POLITICS: Hotel Tax Hike Also to Address HomelessnessInformal talks are continuing among multiple organizations, aimed at reviving a proposed hotel tax-hike ballot measure to fund an expansion of the San Diego Convention Center. But this time the goals reportedly include getting it to voters sooner – possibly in June 2018 – and with more of the proceeds earmarked toward the city’s growing homelessness problem.

Valley View Casino Announces $50 Million Expansion Plans

Valley View Casino & Hotel northeast of Escondido announced plans to expand, on Oct. 17.

Schubach Aviation Is Assisting People in Evacuating From Puerto Rico

A small part of the relief effort for hurricane-damaged Puerto Rico is being coordinated in Southern California, on the second floor of a hangar building at McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad.

Tourism Marketing District Taking Applications for Grants

Sponsors of tourism-related events and programs within the City of San Diego can apply for funding from the San Diego Tourism Marketing District starting Oct. 24.

Comic-Con International Names Executive Director of Balboa Park Exhibit Space

Comic-Con International announced the selection of Adam Smith as its executive director of the year-round Comic-Con meeting and exhibit space in Balboa Park.

Marriott Residence Inn Chula Vista Is First Hotel to Open in Otay Ranch

The Marriott Residence Inn Chula Vista, built by Baldwin & Sons in Otay Ranch, opened to the public Oct. 13 with a formal grand opening slated for Oct. 19.

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King and Queen Cantina Opening on Kettner Blvd.

A San Diego branch of an Orange County’s Tempo Urban Kitchen is opening at 1490 Kettner Blvd. King and Queen Cantina, owned and operated by Jorge Cueva, will feature a Mexican Modern cuisine.

Business Calendar for Week of October 16, 2017

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of October 16, 2017, and beyond.

Two Mira Mesa Hotels Sell for $25.17M

An affiliate of San Diego-based Excel Hotel Group has purchased two neighboring hotels in Mira Mesa for $25.17 million, according to CoStar Group and public data.

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New General Manager for Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa

Richard Hill, who has more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, has been named as general manager of Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa.

Business Calendar for Week of October 9, 2017

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of October 9, 2017 and beyond.

Liberty Station: Civic Priority S.D. Got Right

For nearly 75 years, the historic Naval Training Center in Point Loma was the “Cradle of the Navy” in San Diego. Inside its storied gates, nearly 2 million Navy recruits matured and received the knowledge and skills required for the challenges of military duty. For many, it continues to hold the memories of generations of naval recruits whose lives were transformed at NTC.

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Redevelopment Planned after $9.5M Downtown Hotel Purchase

An affiliate of San Diego-based Hotel Investment Group has acquired the 157-room Marina Inn hotel in downtown San Diego for $9.5 million.

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Port Plan with SDG&E Aims to Cut Cruise Ship Power Costs

The Port of San Diego and SDG&E have partnered on an energy management plan that officials said will help significantly reduce operating costs for the region’s cruise ship industry.

Group Launching SDSU-Focused Drive to Redevelop Stadium Site

A group has announced plans for a ballot initiative aimed at redeveloping the current Mission Valley stadium site into a western campus of SDSU.

Business Calendar for October 2, 2017

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of October 2, 2017, and beyond.

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