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With San Diego lagging behind other tourism destinations in California, the City Council on Wednesday will consider releasing $6 million for the Tourism Marketing District, which had previously been set aside by Mayor Bob Filner.

Each year, the Building Owners and Managers Association presents The Outstanding Building of the Year Awards (TOBY), the most prestigious and coveted awards in the commercial real estate industry. The TOBY Awards honor buildings that demonstrate excellence in overall building operations and management. All facets of a building’s operations and programs are thoroughly evaluated, including building management, operational efficiency, tenant retention, emergency planning and community impact. The TOBY Awards were created by BOMA in 1985 to salute excellence in the office building industry. Twenty eight years later, it remains the most prominent and comprehensive program of its kind in commercial real estate -- recognizing quality in office buildings and commercial real estate buildings alike -- and awarding excellence in building management. Here are the 2013 winners for BOMA's San Diego chapter.

Delta Air Lines will add new daily nonstop flights between San Diego International Airport and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport beginning June 2, 2014.

The Port of San Diego has completed the revised final environmental impact report for the Sunroad Harbor Island Hotel Project and East Harbor Island Subarea Port Master Plan Amendment and released it for public review.

Visitors to Seaport Village and the San Diego bayfront now have new shopping and dining options, as restorations have been completed at the historic police station.

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.

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