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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.

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Historic Highs Put Tourism on Track

Tourism: Convention Center Still a Concern in Otherwise Bright Picture

San Diego’s tourism industry finished 2014 on historic high notes in the areas of local visitor counts, hotel stays and passengers making use of San Diego International Airport.

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Convention Center Forecasts $1 Billion Impact from 2015 Events

San Diego Convention Center operators are projecting $1 billion in regional economic impact from 107 events scheduled to take place at the center during 2015.

Business Events Calendar for Week of December 22, 2014

Some of the business events upcoming in San Diego County.

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SeaWorld Says Cost-Cutting Won’t Affect Plans for Orca Facility

TOURISM: Local Park To Nearly Double the Size Of Killer Whale Attraction

Plans to significantly expand the killer whale attractions at SeaWorld San Diego apparently remain on track, despite a $50-million cost-reduction plan recently announced by its parent company that already has resulted in the pending layoffs of 108 employees of the Mission Bay marine park.

San Diego Chargers to Stay Put for 2015 Season

The San Diego Chargers said the team will remain at Qualcomm Stadium for the 2015 season, putting to rest rumors that last week’s loss to the Denver Broncos was the last time fans could see them play here.

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Imperial Beach Site of Planned Hotel Acquired for $5.5 Million

Imperial Beach Resort LLC has purchased an Imperial Beach parcel for $5.5 million, with plans to develop a 79-room boutique hotel, according to brokerage company Lee & Associates, which handled the transaction.

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Red O Restaurant to Replace Donovan’s at UTC Office Campus

Red O, an upscale restaurant with Mexican-style cuisine led by celebrity chef Rick Bayless, plans a 2016 opening at Irvine Co.’s The Plaza office campus in University Towne Center.

Santa Ysabel Tribe Ordered to Shut Down Online Bingo Operation

A federal judge ordered the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel to shut down its Internet bingo operation.

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Oceanside Residence Inn Hotel Getting $2 Million Renovation

Operators of Residence Inn San Diego Oceanside have begun a $2 million renovation of the 125-room property at 3603 Ocean Ranch Blvd. in Oceanside.

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SeaWorld CEO Stepping Down as Company Restructures

The CEO of SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. is stepping down from the post, as the parent company of SeaWorld San Diego embarks on plans to cut $50 million in costs amid dropping attendance at its 11 U.S. theme parks.

Business Calendar for Week of December 15, 2014

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of December 15, 2014, and beyond.

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City Approves Lease for Expansion of Sheraton Carlsbad Resort

The Carlsbad City Council has approved a ground lease agreement clearing the way for a 150-room expansion of the 250-room Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa on city-owned property adjacent to the municipal golf course.