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Riding The Wave

DINING: Rubio’s Efforts At Rebranding Part of Fast-Casual Competition

Leaders of Rubio’s Restaurants Inc. are taking steps to ensure that the look and feel of its eateries carry elements of the Carlsbad-based company’s DNA.

Business Calendar for Week of October 6, 2014

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of October 6, 2014.

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Plan Aims to Keep Conventions Coming to Town

TOURISM: Extra Efforts Needed as Expansion of Center Hits Roadblock

Facing recent declines in overall convention attendance and the likelihood that an expansion won’t happen anytime soon, local tourism officials have launched a five-year plan to fill San Diego Convention Center with large group gatherings.

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Rubio’s Remodeling, Rebranding Some of its Restaurants

Carlsbad-based Rubio’s Restaurants Inc. plans a redesign of 60 of its California restaurants, with a rebranding of those locations under the name Rubio’s Coastal Grill.

Business Calendar for Week of Sept. 22, 2014

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of Sept. 22, 2014.

Legend3D Announces Departure of a Top Exec

Legend3D Inc., the Carlsbad company that converts two dimensional films to three-dimensional formats for movie studios, said founder, chief technical officer and chief creative officer Barry Sandrew left the company “to focus on entrepreneurial endeavors.”

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Where the Catcher's Mask Meets the Wrestling Masks: Fiesta Padres

The San Diego Padres will mark Mexican Independence Day and Hispanic Heritage Month at Tuesday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies with some Mexican-themed spectacle and celebration.

Opera Outreach Coming to a Neighborhood Near You

In an effort to expand its audience, the revitalized San Diego Opera, which was rescued from liquidation in April, launched a free outreach program called Opera Exposed.

The Business Events Calendar for the Week of Sept. 15, 2014

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of Sept. 15, 2014.

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County Hotel Deal Pricing Puts It in Top Spot

TOURISM: Good Room Metrics Boost Prices of Properties

San Diego topped all other California counties for the value of hotel property sales deals completed in the first half of 2014, according to the latest data from Atlas Hospitality Group, and the local region will likely see increasing scrutiny from investors amid continuing improvement in the hospitality economy.

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City Council Considers Increasing Taxi Permits

TRANSPORT: Cab Owner Says Market Can’t Handle More

The unhappiness in taxicab owner Tony Hueso’s voice is apparent as he sums up the plan to expand the number of cabs on the streets of San Diego.

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Rising Tourist Tide

TOURISM: Midway and Maritime Museum Draw Crowds to Their Ships

At a spot on the downtown waterfront, within sight of the exact place where Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo first sailed into what is now called San Diego Bay in 1542, workers are busily assembling a full-scale replica of the explorer’s Spanish galleon, known as the San Salvador.

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SeaWorld Entertainment Hit With Shareholder Lawsuit

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. was hit with a shareholder lawsuit alleging the operator of three SeaWorld parks, including the original venue at Mission Bay, mislead investors by publicly stating declining attendance last year was caused by bad weather when it actually was the result of the documentary movie “Blackfish,” which alleged the company used questionable practices in the handling of its killer whales.

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AMC Theatres Completes Renovation at Chula Vista Location

Kansas-based AMC Theatres has completed an extensive renovation of its AMC Chula Vista 10 movie theater, located at 555 Broadway in Chula Vista.

San Diego City Council Supports Effort to Host America's Cup in 2017

The San Diego City Council approved a resolution supporting the city's interest in hosting the America’s Cup in summer 2017.