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A hotel that boasts Bob Hope as its first guest, with a pool designed by Johnny Weissmuller, who played Tarzan in the 1930s and ’40s, and where a scene from “Top Gun” was filmed should have no trouble keeping its doors open, right?

Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders can receive free admission this weekend at over 150 museums in 94 cities through Bank of America’s Museums on Us program.

This year, corporate event planners are even more challenged than ever.

The transformation of a southeastern portion of Chula Vista got started with a groundbreaking Thursday of Millenia, a 210-acre master-planned community.

Carol Wallace, president and CEO of the San Diego Convention Center Corp., was named a 2014 Professional Achievement Honoree by the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA).

San Diego’s new Central Library is filled with stories. One of the most interesting might be the story behind its planning, construction and completion. This story details how the community came together to provide the region with a world-class new home for literacy and learning.

Saturday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
You're invited to an exciting free community festival celebrating the new San Diego Central Library, the heart of the city's 35-branch public library system.

December may bring more than holiday cheer for many Americans. A survey reveals that holiday parties in homes and offices may result in trips to the courtroom for some.

A pirate ship exposition, National Geographic’s “Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship,” opens Feb. 8 at the San Diego Natural History Museum.

Nestled along iconic Coast Highway 101, this city of 61,000 is home to one of the best surfing spots in Southern California, a theater that showed the first film with sound in San Diego and the controversial “Surfing Madonna” mosaic. Five beach communities, each with its own distinct personalities, make up Encinitas.

A dozen or so restaurateurs and retailers in the Gaslamp District temporarily took over the metered parking spaces in front of their storefronts on Friday and transformed them into picnic areas, conference sites and open-air displays, as an example of how local neighborhoods could be transformed by rethinking their public areas.

Clarion Partners, in conjunction with San Diego-based HP Investors, have acquired the 54,773-square-foot retail component of the Gaslamp City Square development for a reported $48.5 million.

The master lease for the 939,000-square-foot Grossmont Center mall and an adjacent 172,000-square-foot medical office building is due to expire in January 2015, and is not expected to be renewed.

San Diego’s Jack in the Box Inc. (Nasdaq: JACK) got a nod from CNBC stock analyst Jim Cramer, who used it as a punchline for a joke about Lightinthebox (NYSE: LITB), a Beijing-based online retail company that has been on a roller coaster ride since opening on Wall Street in June.

After five years of planning, local political, civic, business and labor leaders gathered at the San Diego Convention Center on Thursday to unveil new images and plans for the center’s expansion, which reportedly would turn it into the biggest contiguous convention center on the West Coast.

Though roughly a year behind its original construction schedule, the ship build that’s reproducing the 1542 sailing vessel of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, the San Salvador, is progressing under budget.

SEA 180 will bring contemporary beachfront dining to one of San Diego’s most distinctive and underserved locales. The restaurant will be located on the ground level of Pier South, the new $28 million boutique hotel.

Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes restaurants are allowing kids to eat free on Mondays throughout September.

The former Lake San Marcos Hotel has changed its name and management while undergoing a $9 million renovation. Rebranded as the Lakehouse Resort & Hotel, the full-service resort spans over 250 acres with 142 guestrooms and cottages, and an on-property golf course.

A pedestrian bridge connecting Otay Mesa with the Tijuana International Airport is getting closer to reality as officials obtain the necessary permits and approvals.

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