Mariel Concepcion

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Email: mconcepcion@sdbj.com
Phone: 646-409-3064

Recent Stories

Comic-Con Museum is Set to Open in Summer 2021

TOURISM: Nonprofit Has Reached Halfway Mark of $34M Funding Goal

San Diego will finally open the doors to the highly anticipated Comic-Con Museum next summer.

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Asian Street Food Sees Boom During Pandemic

From Korean Fried Chicken to Chinese Take-Out, Demand is High

San Diego has long had an Asian food presence. Convoy Street in Kearny Mesa is home to nearly 100 Asian restaurants, from Korean BBQ to ramen places to sushi and Thai. In fact, the 1.5 mile long stretch has been touted as America’s No. 1 Asian restaurant row.

A Not-So-Distant Getaway

Hotels Offer Packages to Entice the Locals; Working Adults and Students Check In

Through unique packages that include logistical amenities like fully equipped work spaces and connecting rooms for families, a number of San Diego-based hospitality companies are hoping to entice locals and those within the drive-in market.

Festival Reimagined as Drive-In Experience

Foundation Launches Online Platform for Live Streaming

In response to COVID-19, the 2001-founded San Diego Film Foundation has reimagined its annual San Diego International Film Festival event this year.

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SD Legion to Open Season in March 2021

Major League Rugby has announced its 2021 season will start on March 20 and will continue for 18 weeks.

City of Oceanside Awarded $69M for Pure Water Project

The funding will be used to finance nearly half of the city’s $158 million Pure Water Oceanside project, to be completed in 2022.

Birch Aquarium Makes STEM Approachable for Students

EDUCATION: Virtual Youth and School Group Programs Cater to Multiple Ages

Inspired by the success of its Virtual Summer Learning Adventure Camps, which served 1,361 students, Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego has launched a couple of new online education offerings catering to both teachers and parents.

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6 New Restaurants Opening at UCSD

Plant Power, Fan-Fan, Tahini Slated to Open by Early 2021

The University of California San Diego is adding a heapful of restaurant options to San Diego’s already robust food and beverage scene.

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Damaris Express Launches Online Reservations

TRANSPORTATION: CBX Shuttle Company Expanding Reach

Since launching in 2016, Damaris Express Inc., the Otay Mesa-headquartered ground transportation provider, relied on walk-up customers.

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San Diego Zoo Global Takes Fundraiser Virtual

For First Time in its 36-Year History, Gala Event is held online

Since 1984, San Diego Zoo Global has hosted its “Rendezvous in the Zoo” (R.I.T.Z.) celebratory and fundraiser gala at the peak of summer, held at the San Diego Zoo and attended by roughly 1,000 guests at up to $500/per ticket.

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