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La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians Reportedly Has Plans to Open Casino and Hotel

The La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians, which previously operated a small casino on its reservation near Palomar Mountain in northern inland San Diego County, has plans to get back into the business — with a casino and a hotel.

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Commerce Department Reappoints Convention Center Leader to Advisory Board

U.S. Commerce Department Secretary Penny Pritzker has reappointed Carol Wallace, president and CEO of San Diego Convention Center Corp, to the department’s national Travel and Tourism Advisory Board.

Pair of Transportation Industry Veterans Launch San Diego-based Investment Firm

Two veterans of transportation industry financing have joined forces to form a new San Diego-based investment advisory firm.

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Phil’s BBQ Opening Second Petco Park Location

San Diego-based Phil’s BBQ is opening a second location at Petco Park, set to debut March 30 on opening day for the San Diego Padres.

The Business Calendar for the Week of March 24, 2014

Some of the business events happening in the county for the week of March 24, 2014.

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Co. Expects Warm Reception From Doctors for Smart ‘Refrigerator’

Dining: System Automates Vaccine Management Tasks Frequently Done By Hand

The developers of a vaccine storage and handling system they call the “world’s smartest refrigerator … that will help make vaccines more widely available” are hoping doctors will agree and put the devices in their offices.

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AleSmith Brewing Signs $9.7 Million Lease for Planned Miramar Expansion

San Diego-based AleSmith Brewing Co. has signed a $9.7 million lease to occupy a 105,600-square-foot industrial building in Miramar, where it plans to quintuple the size of its current craft beer-making operations in that neighborhood.

The Financial Curtain Falls on the San Diego Opera

In a move that surprised many, the San Diego Opera announced it will cease operations after this season ends on April 14.

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Vince Mudd Elected President of Local Bowl Games

Vince Mudd, chief operating officer at Carrier Johnson + Culture, was elected president of the 2014 National University Holiday Bowl and the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl by the bowl association’s board of directors.

Spy Inc. Reports Q4 and Yearly Results

Spy Inc., a Carlsbad maker of sunglasses and goggles, reported a net loss of $1.27 million, or 10 cents per share, on net sales of $8.62 million during the fourth quarter of 2013.

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Blaze Plans New Pizza Restaurant in Encinitas

Pasadena-based Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza, a fast-casual build-your-own pizza restaurant, plans a second-quarter opening for its new eatery in Encinitas.

Business Calendar for Week of March 24, 2014

Some of the business events happening around the county for the week of March 24, 2014.

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U.S. Open Returning to Torrey Pines in 2021

The U.S. Open Championship golf tournament will return to Torrey Pines Golf Course in 2021.

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S.D. Beverage Company Takes Title Sponsorship of Local Athletic Event

Suja Juice Co. was named the title sponsor for the 2014 San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and Half Marathon on June 1.

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SeaWorld Parent Company Reports Record Revenue as Attendance Drops 4.1%

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: SEAS), the Orlando-based operator of SeaWorld San Diego, reported record revenue of more than $1.46 billion for 2013, up 3 percent from 2012, despite a nationwide year-over-year decline in visitors.