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The Business Calendar for the Week of January 19, 2015

Some of the business events planned for the county for the week of January 19, 2015.

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High Hopes

TOURISM: Ferris Wheel Proposals May Face an Uphill Battle

Three development groups each want to put a towering Ferris wheel on downtown San Diego’s waterfront, but the contentious history of projects in that neighborhood suggests the odds are stacked against any of the proposals coming to fruition anytime soon.

San Diego Airport Gets Automated Passport Control Kiosks

San Diego International Airport has introduced new automated passport control kiosks, which officials said will expedite the re-entry process for U.S., Canadian and other international travelers eligible under the visa waiver program.

Major League Baseball Awards San Diego 2016 All-Star Game

Major League Baseball announced that the 2016 All-Star Game will be held at Petco Park, an event the San Diego Padres have been lobbying for over several years.

Mayor Forms Committee, Pledges to Resolve Chargers Issue

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer pulled a page from former Mayor Dick Murphy’s playbook in his Jan. 14 State of the City address, saying he will form a group of civic leaders to study the Chargers stadium issue.

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Capstone Advisors Acquires Costa Rica Land for Luxury Development

Capstone Advisors, a Carlsbad-based real estate investment and development firm, has purchased a 479-acre land parcel in Costa Rica, with plans for a $40 million first-phase hotel and luxury residential project.

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W Hotel Owners Obtain $31.2 Million in Refinancing

Owners of the W Hotel in downtown San Diego have obtained $31.2 million in senior loan refinancing, according to Los Angeles-based real estate investment services firm PCCP LLC, which provided the financing.

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A Shot In the Arm

TOURISM: Doctor Groups Driving Convention Business

San Diego Convention Center officials say the facility should continue to benefit from a post-recession uptick in corporate meetings during 2015, particularly from medical groups, even as questions linger regarding how to expand the center to meet expected long-term growth in demand for space.

Business Events Calendar for Week of January 12, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of January 12, 2015, and beyond.

Professional Hockey Team Reportedly Coming to San Diego

San Diego hockey fans, your long wait may be over.

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Port District to Discuss Proposals for Downtown Ferris Wheel

The Port of San Diego’s Board of Port Commissioners is expected on Feb. 10 to discuss developer proposals to build a Ferris wheel near the USS Midway Museum in downtown San Diego, according to a port spokeswoman.

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Protests Greet First Presentation of SeaWorld Orca Expansion

Sign-carrying advocates, including representatives of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, staged protests as local officials began their first reviews of a planned $100 million expansion of the killer whale habitat at SeaWorld San Diego.

Rams Owner, Developer Join to Build Stadium in Los Angeles

The owner of the St. Louis Rams, Stan Kroenke, is joining forces with Stockbridge Capital Group, the owners of Hollywood Park, to build an 80,000-seat stadium to bring the Rams back to the Los Angeles area in Inglewood, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Business Events Calendar for Week of January 5, 2015

Some of the business events planned for the county for the week of January 5, 2015, and beyond.

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Area’s Tourism Success Creates Room for More Luxury Hotels

hotels: Dual Brand Development Is Also Gaining Popularity

The San Diego region continues to get its share of large new luxury hotels whose developers intend to make a big splash in the market.