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Some of the business events upcoming in San Diego County.
TOURISM: Local Park To Nearly Double the Size Of Killer Whale Attraction
Plans to significantly expand the killer whale attractions at SeaWorld San Diego apparently remain on track, despite a $50-million cost-reduction plan recently announced by its parent company that already has resulted in the pending layoffs of 108 employees of the Mission Bay marine park.
The San Diego Chargers said the team will remain at Qualcomm Stadium for the 2015 season, putting to rest rumors that last week’s loss to the Denver Broncos was the last time fans could see them play here.
Imperial Beach Resort LLC has purchased an Imperial Beach parcel for $5.5 million, with plans to develop a 79-room boutique hotel, according to brokerage company Lee & Associates, which handled the transaction.
Red O, an upscale restaurant with Mexican-style cuisine led by celebrity chef Rick Bayless, plans a 2016 opening at Irvine Co.’s The Plaza office campus in University Towne Center.
A federal judge ordered the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel to shut down its Internet bingo operation.
Operators of Residence Inn San Diego Oceanside have begun a $2 million renovation of the 125-room property at 3603 Ocean Ranch Blvd. in Oceanside.
The CEO of SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. is stepping down from the post, as the parent company of SeaWorld San Diego embarks on plans to cut $50 million in costs amid dropping attendance at its 11 U.S. theme parks.
Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of December 15, 2014, and beyond.
The Carlsbad City Council has approved a ground lease agreement clearing the way for a 150-room expansion of the 250-room Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa on city-owned property adjacent to the municipal golf course.
San Diego-based Jack in the Box and Pacifica Breeze Café of Del Mar have Dec. 17 openings slated at San Diego International Airport.
US Airways is moving its local operations from Terminal 2 West to Terminal 2 East at San Diego International Airport, effective Dec. 11.
The opponents for San Diego’s two college football bowl games have been set.
Longtime local businessman and civic leader Stephen P. Cushman has been elected to chair the executive board of San Diego Convention Center Corp., beginning in January.
About 3,000 baseball executives from some 200 professional teams, both major and minor leagues, descend upon the San Diego Convention Center and the nearby Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel Dec. 7-10 for the 2014 Baseball Winter Meetings.