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A four-story, 175-room hotel on East Harbor Island proposed by Sunroad Asset Management Inc. is in limbo until stakeholders and coastal authorities can figure out how best to offer affordable overnight accommodations with a priceless waterfront view.

Murals, tree sculptures and outdoor seating areas are being constructed to transform and update the 25-year-old Hillcrest Uptown District Shopping Center on University Avenue.

According to West Coaster, the number of brew houses operating in the county, from downtown to Alpine, exceeds 90, with more than 35 new breweries about to or planning to open in 2014 or early next year. The trend is particularly in evidence in North County, home to successful businesses including Stone Brewing Co. in Escondido and Karl Strauss in both Carlsbad and 4S Ranch.

After six years of planning, designing and permitting on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, construction has officially commenced on an unprecedented port of entry that will link San Diego with the Tijuana International Airport.

The quadrant of Rancho Santa Fe Road and La Costa Avenue in southern Carlsbad is being transformed from dirt to a pedestrian-friendly, master-planned development due to open in November.

On the tiny reservation of Jamul Indian Village in East County, a big project -- in terms of its relative size and the opinions it has generated -- has been in progress since January.

Visitors to the various bargain stores in San Ysidro will soon have more choices to spend their money, as a new outlet center is nearing completion.

San Diego International Airport's vision for its north side is about to reach another milestone: The airport's new fixed-base operator is about to open.


The Oceanside Economic Development Commission this month approved a $1.5 million land sale to SD Malkin Properties for a two-hotel resort. This and an expected $13.5 million city subsidy will take the project closer to fruition — although financing is still being worked out.

“Family is a key word when you're talking about Poway. It's a very, very family-friendly community...from our concerts at the lake in the summer to the Christmas in the Park in December, there's always something every season for a family to do.” – Steve Vaus, longtime Poway resident, mayoral candidate and Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter.


San Diego-based R.A. Rauch & Associates Inc. has been named to manage Gotham Management's historic Keating Hotel at 432 F St. in the Gaslamp Quarter.


Hacienda de Vega, a popular Mexican restaurant inside a 1930s-era adobe home in Escondido, is adding a second location, this one in Carlsbad. The new restaurant will be in the heart of the Carlsbad Research Center, about a half-mile from Bressi Ranch, and is scheduled to be open by late October.

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc., stung by falling attendance and criticism over its treatment of killer whales, will build new habitats for the animals at its theme parks.

SeaWorld says it will build new, larger environments for killer whales at its theme parks, including SeaWorld San Diego, and will fund additional research on the animals along with programs to protect ocean health and whales in the wild.


Ramona is a rural, unincorporated community in central San Diego County of about 35,000 people situated in a picturesque valley. Accessible by two scenic highways, the town boasts but one major through-street -- its eucalyptus tree-lined Main Street -- which also serves as its commercial heart. Ramona is billed as “The Valley of the Sun.”

The city of Temecula Community Services Department is presenting a series of classic films, showing outdoors in the park on Saturday nights during the month of August.

After about three decades of planning, what could be the first ground-up project in the Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan has been delivered to the city's planning department.


Marathons, triathlons and other endurance events generated $64.1 million in total economic impact in San Diego County last year, according to a report released Monday by the National University System Institute for Policy Research (NUSIPR).


Brand design firm MiresBall has completed rebranding, including new signage and redesigns for the staff uniforms, website and logo redesign, for San Diego-based Brigantine and Miguel's Cocina restaurants.


Business and professional groups are scheduling a slew of social events this week. Mixers, potlucks and luaus are on the agenda.

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