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San Diego Theatres Names New CEO/President

Elizabeth Doran has been named president and chief executive officer of San Diego Theatres, the organization that manages the Civic Theatre and the historic Balboa Theatre downtown.

Task Force: Mission Valley Stadium Site Would Save $250 Million

Building a new San Diego Chargers stadium in Mission Valley rather than downtown will save roughly $250 million in project costs, leaders of a mayoral-appointed task force said at a March 12 news conference outside of Qualcomm Stadium.

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San Diego Opera Appoints David Bennett New General Director

David Bennett, former executive director of the Gotham Chamber Opera, has been named general director of the San Diego Opera.

Task Force Recommends Mission Valley for New Chargers Stadium

A task force created by Mayor Kevin Faulconer has rejected a downtown site in favor of Mission Valley as the preferred site for a new football stadium for the Chargers.

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Xpera Tapped to Manage Construction of Viejas Hotel Project

San Diego-based construction management consulting firm Xpera CM has been retained by the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians to manage work on a second hotel tower currently underway at Viejas Casino in Alpine.

Business Calendar for Week of March 9, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of March 9, 2015, and beyond.

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San Diego Tourism Authority Aims to Grow International Visitors

Snagging a bigger share of Asian visitors now visiting California, particularly the fast-growing segment of travelers from China, will be among top 2015 priorities for San Diego Tourism Authority, officials said at the organization’s annual report and outlook gathering.

Fast Forward to Produce Central Coast Culinary Event

San Diego-based Fast Forward Event Productions has been chosen by Visit San Luis Obispo County to produce “Sunset: Savor the Central Coast,” a culinary and wine event featuring celebrity chefs.

Holiday, Poinsettia Bowls Generated Over $35 Million for Region, Study Finds

San Diego’s two postseason college football games combined to produce an economic impact of $35.3 million for the local region in 2014, up nearly $5 million from the previous year, according to a study conducted by the San Diego State University Center for Hospitality and Tourism Research. The annual games are organized by the San Diego Bowl Game Association.

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Downtown Sheraton Suites Hotel Sells for $50 Million

An affiliate of Maryland-based Marriott International Inc. has acquired the 264-room Sheraton Suites San Diego hotel in the downtown area for approximately $50 million, according to CoStar Group and public data.

Social Media Sets Pace as ‘Unruns’ Change Course of Running

SPORT: Millennials Seek Good Times, Not Fastest Times

The growth of nontraditional running and endurance events here and around the country reflects a desire by young adults to combine fitness with fun.

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VAVi Changes Field of Play With Events

SPORTS: Company Creates Winning Combo: Fun, Sports

VAVi Sport & Social, an organizer of adult sports leagues, is taking its nontraditional endurance events to a wider audience this year by partnering with Endemol North America, the producer of the obstacle course game show “Wipeout.”

Business Calendar for Week of March 2, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of March 2, 2015, and beyond.

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Airspace Lounge Opens at San Diego International Airport

San Diego International Airport has opened Airspace Lounge, which operators said is the airport’s first and only common-use lounge.