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Business Calendar for Week of July 20, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of July 20, 2015, and beyond.

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Serving Appetite for Healthful Restaurant Fare

DINING: Company’s Main Focus is on The National Chains

As the restaurant industry caters to the increasingly health-conscious consumer, tweaking menu items to reduce calories and promote super foods, a company in San Diego is making it easier to find the closest and healthiest spot for dinner.

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Aztecs, Bowl Games May Need New Home if Chargers Bolt

SPORT: Stadium Said To Need a Pro Team To Be Viable Venue

The conversation over San Diego football in Mission Valley and a replacement for the aging Qualcomm Stadium has naturally focused on how to keep the Chargers in town.

California Cheerleaders Win Classification as Employees

Charger Girls and other California cheerleaders will soon be classified as employees opposed to contract workers, after Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed a labor bill drafted by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego.

Council Approves $2.1 Million for Stadium Environmental Impact Report

The San Diego City Council has approved spending $2.1 million to continue preparing an environmental impact report for a proposed Mission Valley stadium project aimed at keeping the San Diego Chargers in the city.

Business Calendar for Week of July 13, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of July 13, 2015, and beyond.

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Summer Visitors Are Helping Tourism to Top Levels of 2014

TRAVEL: Season’s Average Daily Visitor Count Is 114,000

With 2015 now half over, tourism officials and economists say San Diego County is trending ahead of its performance a year ago — and also against rival tourism destinations — based on metrics including visitor counts and overnight hotel stays.

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Hollywood Casino to Offer Some Sure Bets for Drawing Patrons

GAMING: Lineup to Include Noodle Bar, Rooftop Beer Garde

With its steel structure complete and other construction moving along, the company behind the Jamul casino announced the kind of features visitors will encounter when the venue opens its doors.

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Airport Open House to Focus on Development Planning

San Diego International Airport operators have scheduled an open house for July 14, the latest in a series of public meetings to gather input on long-term development at the facility.

Construction Begins on Interstate 15 Transit Stations

SANDAG kicked off construction of transit stations at two spots in the middle of Interstate 15 — El Cajon Boulevard and University Avenue — with a ceremony on July 8.

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Newly Opened Gaslamp Quarter Hotel Gets New Owner

Columbia Properties Inc. of Seattle has acquired the recently completed and opened Hotel Z, a new 96-room boutique hotel in downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter.

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Airbnb Sees Tripling in Pre-Comic-Con Rental Bookings

Property rental website Airbnb has seen a near tripling over last year for local reservations booked ahead of this year’s Comic-Con International, set for July 9-12 at San Diego Convention Center.

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Airport Approves Pilot Program for Rideshare Providers Lyft, Uber

San Diego International Airport operators have given the go-ahead for ridesharing companies Lyft and Uber to begin operations at the airport, as part of a pilot program.

Business Calendar for Week of July 6, 2015

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of July 6, 2015, and beyond.

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Comic-Con Staying in San Diego Through 2018

Comic-Con International, the pop-culture mega-event that annually brings 130,000 people to the San Diego Convention Center, will be staying in San Diego through 2018, organizers and city officials announced.