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Viejas Proposes Expanding Hotel, Casino

The Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians is considering an expansion to its hotel and casino on its reservation near Alpine.

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Downtown’s Declan Suites Hotel Completes Renovation

Operators recently completed a multimillion-dollar renovation of The Declan Suites hotel, located in the Cortez Hill neighborhood of downtown San Diego.

City Won’t Appeal Court Ruling on Convention Center Finance Plan

San Diego City Council recently voted 7-0 not to appeal a court ruling that invalidated the funding mechanism for a planned $520 million expansion of the San Diego Convention Center.

SeaWorld Is Looking to Counter a Recent Tide of Criticism

TOURISM: New Orca Enclosures and Research Efforts Pledged By Park

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. plans to spend several hundred million dollars to overhaul its performing-whale enclosures, including a near doubling of its orca environment in San Diego, amid other moves to bolster its investments in marine research.

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Co. Plays a Part in New Plane Production

AVIATION: Edge-Tech Supplies Molds and Parts

Edge-Tech Design and Manufacturing has a seat on Icon Aircraft Inc.’s sporty little A5 aircraft — and it hopes to see revenue take off if aircraft sales do.

Business Calendar for Week of Aug. 25

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of Aug. 25, 2014.

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R.A. Rauch to Manage and Market Keating Hotel in Gaslamp Quarter

R.A. Rauch & Associates, a San Diego-based hospitality management and consulting firm, has entered into a partnership with locally headquartered Gotham Management, in which R.A. Rauch will manage and market Gotham’s Keating Hotel in the Gaslamp Quarter.

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San Diego Places Fifth Among U.S. Meeting Destinations

San Diego placed fifth on the latest list of the nation’s top 50 meeting and event destinations, published by event management technology provider Cvent Inc.

Calif. Tribes Put Off Pushing Internet Poker Bill

Gaming: Viejas, Brown Agree on New Compact To Change Revenue Sharing

The likelihood of an Internet poker bill passing the California Legislature decreased as the days of August passed, meaning that California’s American Indian tribes will have to stick with conventional revenue sources — traditional casinos — until at least the 2015 session.

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‘Field Goal’ Linked To Convention Center

TOURISM: 2 Proposals By JMI Include Chargers’ Stadium

The developer of Petco Park has joined the convention center fray with its own proposals for a downtown facility that could double as convention space and a new home for the San Diego Chargers, as city officials weigh their options to salvage the existing $520 million plan to expand the convention center.

Business Calendar for Week of August 18, 2014.

Some of the business events scheduled for the week of Aug. 18, 2014 in the county.

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SeaWorld Doubling Size of Orca Enclosure at San Diego Park

Florida-based SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. plans to nearly double the size of the killer whale enclosure at SeaWorld San Diego, part of a multimillion-dollar effort to address controversies and resulting business damage tied to concerns over its treatment of performing orcas.

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Rita’s Italian Ice Joining Menu at Petco Park

Rita’s GP LLC, the San Diego-based area franchise developer for Rita’s Italian Ice, has reached an agreement with ballpark operators to begin selling the company’s ices and custards at Petco Park starting in late August.

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Iron Fist Brewing, Mariscos Coming to Mercado Del Barrio

Vista-based Iron Fist Brewing Co. and San Diego seafood restaurant Mariscos El Pulpo have joined the roster of commercial offerings at Mercado Del Barrio, a mixed-use development in Barrio Logan.

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SeaWorld Entertainment Gives Q2 Results, Plans Cost-Saving Initiatives

The parent company of SeaWorld San Diego plans to invest savings in new attractions.