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A group of students from the NewSchool of Architecture & Design looking to transform a vacant city lot into temporary working spaces are one step closer to reality, as they have raised enough money to move forward in the process. The students’ company, called Design TEMPO (Temporary Economic Modular Product Organization), raised $60,000 in October via a 30-day Kickstarter campaign to pay for the application of a conditional-use permit, building fees and landscaping amenities for a dog park and picnic area.

For nearly two centuries, Hawaii and the islands of the South Pacific have attracted famous writers who have savored the exotic tropics. The early chroniclers were the explorers who left a rich history of the South Pacific in their published ship logs and accounts of first encounters with Polynesian culture.


San Diego’s first suburb, Hillcrest, is now a diverse, vibrant retail and residential neighborhood and the heart of San Diego’s LGBT community. Established in 1907 by William Whitson, the suburb was soon connected to downtown by streetcars and was a popular shopping area. The “Hillcrest” lighted sign on University and Fifth avenues was first put up in 1940, but taken down and rebuilt in 1984.


Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country’s new "17 Art-and-Culture Must-See-and-Do" list celebrates the valley’s multifaceted culture and rich history with art and music in many forms.

The Cohn Restaurant Group announced the opening of ZIGZAG Pizza Pie, a quick-service restaurant in Oceanside.


While the overall retail vacancy rate has been bouncing around in San Diego County during the past four quarters, it remains comfortably below the 5 percent level, according to a third-quarter report by CoStar Group.


Originally a fishing village and enclave for Italian immigrants, Little Italy, a hilly community by the harbor, has retained its heritage while revitalizing the downtown area with restaurants, retail and residences. The community is also becoming more Italian again, with a recent influx of immigrants.


From rolling hills of vineyards and welcoming wineries with high mountains forming a dramatic backdrop to a lively and historic entertainment, dining and shopping district, to a luxury resort casino with spectacular golfing and entertainment, Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country welcomes visitors with a great variety of premium varietal things to do.


From a 1850s ranch to Southern California’s Wine Country, Temecula has evolved into one of California's premier cities.


Coronado Brewing Co. has announced plans to expand operations into Imperial Beach.

Tucked away in the northeastern part of the county, there's more to Pauma Valley than the numerous nurseries and farms: One of the largest optical telescopes in the world, a historical mission, Vegas-style casinos and resorts, and several opportunities for exploring nature are all here.


Ralph Rubio, 58, is co-founder of Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill, which operates 170 restaurants in five states. He grew up in Los Angeles and came to San Diego in 1973 to attend San Diego State University. The company’s founding partner, Rubio’s father, Ray Rubio, was a part-time entrepreneur while working as an executive in the plastics industry. Together, they opened the original Rubio’s location in Pacific Beach in 1983, where the interview for this article was held. Rubio’s was a publicly traded company from 1999 until 2010, when it returned to being private with Mill Road Capital LP. Though he stepped down as CEO of Rubio’s in 2004, Ralph still works full-time for the company -- mainly with marketing and advertising efforts, and remains on the company’s board of directors.


Unless someone has a free month to spend there, it's probably a good bet he/she won't be able to see all or even most of New York City.

Los Angeles-based Lowe Enterprises, a developer/investor that formerly held a majority interest in the Hotel del Coronado, has revealed its intent to the City of San Diego to acquire and redevelop the Town & Country Resort Hotel in Mission Valley.


Ranches, a vineyard and several farms once flourished in the hillsides here. Today, nearly 100,000 people reside in Vista and over the years it has grown into a mid-sized city. The area is now teeming with craft breweries and businesses that have a global reach.


In the late 1800s, there was one post office, a blacksmith and feed store in San Marcos. Today, the city has more than 80,000 residents and is considered a hub for education in North County, since the area is home to an award-winning school district and universities. Craft beer makers, retailers and restaurants also draw people to the city.


Summit Hotel Properties Inc. has acquired the 108-guestroom Hampton Inn & Suites at 14068 Stowe Drive in the Poway Business Park in Poway for $15.05 million, less liens and encumbrances.


The California Coastal Commission unanimously approved expanding the San Diego Convention Center on Thursday.

San Diego area Jersey Mikeís Subs restaurants are hosting a five-day fundraiser to benefit the San Diego Police Officers Association's Widows and Orphans Fund. Jersey Mike’s will hand out 20,000 coupons offering a regular sub in exchange for a $2 donation to the Widows and Orphans Fund.


The San Diego travel agency Travel To Go has added Michael LaCoy to its staff, as inventory acquisition specialist.

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