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Solana Beach Company Is Making Waves Around the World

SPORT: Co. Brings Surf To Malls, Resorts, Opens New Sales Channel

Where can a person surf in 85-degree water and vote in the first-in-the-nation presidential primary? It really is New Hampshire.

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Chargers Cloud Direction for Downtown

PROPERTY: Convention Center Decisions Still To Be Made If Team Leaves

A San Diego Chargers stadium and an expanded convention center have been seen as competing downtown priorities for the past half-decade, both struggling to gain mass support.

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Padres Pitch to Mexican Fans

SPORTS: Team Fields Efforts To Expand Mexico Fan Base

The San Diego Padres are stepping up their outreach efforts into northern Mexico, hoping to increase the fan base with games played in Mexico and an expanded bus program between Tijuana and Petco Park.

SeaPort Airlines Discontinues Service to San Diego

SeaPort Airlines, a Portland, Ore.-based carrier with routes in eight U.S. states and Mexico, announced that it was discontinuing service to nine destinations in California and Mexico, including San Diego.

Rams Owner Kroenke Borrowing $1 Billion to Finance Stadium Project

Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke is borrowing roughly $1 billion from JPMorgan Chase & Co. to finance his planned stadium project in Inglewood scheduled for a 2019 opening, according to SportsBusiness Daily.

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Hotel Proposed for Site of Scuttled Convention Center Expansion

Local developers The Robert Green Co. and Fifth Avenue Landing LLC are proposing an 831-room, $270 million hotel, slated for the downtown waterfront site where an extensive expansion of San Diego Convention Center was previously proposed.

Business Calendar for Week of January 18, 2016

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of January 18, 2016, and beyond.

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NFL Decision Gives Bolts Option to Stay

SPORT: Will ‘New Chapter’ Be Same Story or Fresh Start?

City and county officials say San Diego has the opportunity for a “fresh start” in its quest to keep the San Diego Chargers in town after NFL owners voted down the team’s proposed relocation to the Los Angeles suburb of Carson.

City Aims to Restart Talks as NFL Leaves Chargers’ Fate in Limbo

City and county officials said San Diego now has the opportunity for a “fresh start” in its quest to keep the San Diego Chargers in town after NFL owners voted down the team’s proposed relocation to the Los Angeles suburb of Carson.

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Airport Plans Jan. 20 Opening for New Rental Car Center

San Diego International Airport operators plan a Jan. 20 opening for the newly completed, $316 million consolidated rental car center, which will initially house the operations of 14 rental car brands in one facility.

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Coskey Elected to Chair Convention Center Corp. Executive Board

Rabbi Laurie Coskey has been elected to chair the board of directors of the San Diego Convention Center Corp.

Business Calendar for Week of January 11, 2016

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of January 11, 2016, and beyond.

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Living Coast Starting $300,000 Turtle Exhibit Renovation

Living Coast Discovery Center is set to begin work by week’s end on a $300,000 enhancement of its Turtle Lagoon exhibit in Chula Vista.

Hotel Tax Hike Backers Switch Focus to November Ballot

SPORTS: Chargers File Formal Application To Move to Los Angeles

San Diego supporters of an initiative to raise the city’s hotel tax to fund potential projects, including a convention center expansion or San Diego Chargers stadium, will delay submission of signatures in order to qualify the measure for the November 2016 ballot, rather than the previously targeted June 2016 election.

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Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Builds Local Retail Team

Consolidation and broker affiliation switches have become the norm in the commercial real estate brokerage business, and 2016 has appropriately begun with key changes impacting one firm’s San Diego operations.