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The 49-room Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa in Rancho Santa Fe officially reopens its doors Friday following a $30 million transformation.

While Escondido-based Realty Income Corp. (NYSE: O) saw a slight dip in its earnings in the third quarter, it continues to strengthen as it adds new single-tenant retail properties to its portfolio.

When they travel to continental Europe, many Americans head to France, Germany, Italy or Spain. Yet far fewer American tourists visit one of the continent's smallest countries, Luxembourg.

Before it became a Navy town, San Diego used to be a tuna town. Nearly a dozen tuna canneries dotted the waterfront in downtown during the early 1900s, from 1911 through 1920.

Satisfying the needs of a rising car culture that demanded convenience, San Diego businessman and restaurateur Robert Oscar Peterson opened his first drive-thru Jack in the Box in 1951. Located at the corner of 63rd Street and El Cajon Boulevard, it was the first restaurant to use new two-way intercom technology. A giant jack-in-the-box took customers’ orders through a speaker box, and about three minutes later, they could pick up their 22-cent hamburgers at the drive-thru window. Perhaps not coincidentally, 1951 was the first year the term “fast food” appeared in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary.

Jim Jessop always wanted to go into the jewelry business. He has the seventh grade school paper to prove it.

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