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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

San Diego Startup Week Set for June 17-21

StartUp San Diego has set June 17-21 for its second annual San Diego Startup Week.

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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.

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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.

BIO's Launches New System to Promote Cos. Connecting at June Convention

The Biotechnology Industry Organization, shortened to BIO, has launched its one-on-one partnering system that will help companies initiate private meetings and gain business contacts at its annual convention, which will be held this June in San Diego.

The Business Calendar for the Week of April 14, 2014

Some of the business events scheduled for the week of April 14, 2014 around the county.

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Hotel Makes Improvements to Cater to Tech Toting Visitors

TRAVEL: Manchester Grand Provides Secure Charging, Faster Data

Visitors to the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego who rely on mobile devices to make life and work easier and more efficient will find the hotel more oriented toward them following the latest phase of the hotel’s multimillion-dollar upgrade.

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Suites at Qualcomm Upgraded in Effort to Lure Business Clients

Sports: Chargers Seek To Keep Pace With Other Stadiums’ Luxury Amenities

As the San Diego Chargers hope to upgrade their roster during next month’s NFL draft to be more competitive on the field, the team is upgrading its luxury suites at Qualcomm Stadium to be more competitive generating revenue.

Business Calendar for Week of April 14, 2014

Some of the business events happening in the county for the week of April 14, 2014.

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California Legislative Panel Tables Bill Banning Orca Shows

A state legislative committee has tabled a bill that would have banned the use of performing orcas at SeaWorld San Diego.

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Airport Green Build Project Earns LEED Platinum Status

The newly expanded terminal and related upgrades at San Diego International Airport, completed last year in the $907 million Green Build project, have received Platinum certification in the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.

The Business Calendar for the Week of April 7, 2014

Some of the business events around San Diego County scheduled for the week of April 7, 2014.

Board Votes to Postpone Planned Opera Closure

ARTS: Additional $10M Needed for 2015 Season Productions, CEO Says

Apparently the fat lady hasn’t sung yet. The San Diego Opera Association, the nonprofit that has been producing first-class operas for nearly a half century, voted to postpone an earlier decision to shut down the organization because of financial constraints.

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Cohn’s Main Course Seems to Be Expansion

DINING: Group Hits the Spot With Multiple Locations, Menus

San Diego’s growing reputation as a foodie paradise is also helping to feed the expansion appetites of locally based Cohn Restaurant Group.

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Prima Ushers In a Home Cinema First

Entertainment: System Securely Delivers Debuting Films

The first company to deliver movies to home theaters in a high-quality format on the same night they premiere in neighborhood multiplexes isn’t in Los Angeles; it’s in Carlsbad.