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At This Pancake House, Even the Décor Is Delicious

DINING: Attention to Detail Goes From Pay to Product Freshness and MoreRichard Walker Sr. is the owner of two Richard Walker’s Pancake House restaurants in Chicago and the flagship downtown location in San Diego. Richard Walker Jr. is the owner of the La Jolla property as well as the latest addition up in Carlsbad.

Kearny Mesa Firm Helps Angelenos Reach Their Destinations

TECHNOLOGY: Transit Agency Inks $68.2M, 5½-Year Deal

Cubic Corp. received a $68.2 million contract extension to maintain and support the fare collection system for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, or LA Metro.

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Petco Opens Its First Health and Wellness Kitchen

RETAIL: Co. Bans Pet Foods Containing Certain Ingredients

Petco Animal Supplies Inc., a San Diego-based pet supply retailer, in conjunction with JustFoodForDogs, a California-headquartered company that makes preservative-free food for dogs, will open its first health and wellness kitchen for dogs at its flagship store in New York City.

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Vista’s NuZee Coffee to Open Facility in Texas

BEVERGE: It Plans To Add Production Capacity to Vista HQ

Vista-Based NuZee Inc., a specialty coffee company founded in 2011 and with 15 local employees, will open a new facility in Texas. According to a news release, the Plano, Texas, location will support the company’s pour over co-packing services business.

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Jack in the Box Won’t Sell, to Pursue Securitization

This concludes the company’s search for strategic and financing alternatives, the business said in a news release.

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Port of San Diego Selects Developer for Shared Hospitality Pod Hotel

According to a news release, the shared pod hotel concept is expected to be one of the first of its kind in the country.

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Culinary Ambitions Heat Up as Michelin Comes to Town

DINING: Rating System’s Recognition to Show Advances in Food Scene

By the end of the summer, San Diego plans to join the elite group of cities in the state of California — so far, only San Francisco — to feature Michelin-rated restaurants.

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Pet Food Company Aims High for Quality

RETAIL: It Sells Human-Grade Food at Small Stores and Online

Many pet-owners treat their fur babies like their children.

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New Hotel to Deliver European Aura, Urban Vibe to Visitors

TRAVEL: Gaslamp Property Came With Construction Challenges

Downtown San Diego is about to get a new boutique European-style hotel in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter — the first to carry the AC Hotels by Marriott brand.

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Retaking The Plunge: renovation of historic pool

SPORTs: Battered By Time, Historic Pool Is Restored With Some New Touches

A swimming pool that had become a San Diego landmark is about to reopen at Belmont Park.

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Cos. Still Confident In Their Sectors

ECONOMY: Profits, Hiring Plans and Policy Changes Support Outlook

Who is confident about the San Diego County economy? A lot of business people.

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Paesano’s Closing; Tabu Shabu Will Take Over Lease

DINING: New Japanese Restaurant To Open in North Park

Paesano of North Park, known for its authentic Italian food and founded 50 years ago, will be closing. According to Jeff Chon, CEO and founder of Tabu Shabu, headquartered in Costa Mesa, his third location will take over the property’s lease.

Tourism and Craft Brewery Industries Remain Optimistic

ECONOMY: Despite Decreasing Numbers, Overall Outlook Is Good

The consensus of the previous Craft Brewer Confidence Index survey, released in November, was that the San Diego craft beer industry wasn’t too worried about the presence of big beer. Six months later, according the latest report, it appears some of the local brewers are finally fed up with it being there and the influence it is having on some of the smaller guys.

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SD 500: Stephan Aarstol

Stephan Aarstol is the CEO and founder of Tower Paddle Boards, which sells stand up paddle boards to consumers both online and through its store in Pacific Beach.

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SD 500: Adam Day

A veteran public administration and public affairs executive, Adam Day oversees operations for the Sycuan Band of Kumeyaay Nation, managing its multimillion-dollar budget and hundreds of employees.

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