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Welk Resort Group Inc. announced Tuesday that it closed a $158.67 million securitization, backed by notes receivable from vacation ownership interests.

The San Diego Central Library has already doubled its number of monthly visitors from last year, just two months after the opening of its facility downtown

Ground has been broken and construction has begun on a port of entry project that will connect Otay Mesa and the Tijuana International Airport.

Kearny Mesa is a community in northeast San Diego known for its industrial parks, car dealerships and authentic Asian restaurants and markets. From 1917 to 1946, the area was home to Camp Kearny, the area’s namesake, which is now Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. Camp Kearny was named for Brigadier General Stephen W. Kearny, a leader in the Mexican-American War who was also military governor of California. “Mesa” came from the area’s flat terrain.

The third and final option has been released on how the San Ysidro Intermodal Transportation Center will be redesigned and expanded in the coming years.

A proposal for three hotels totaling 650 rooms at Liberty Station, where a single Nickelodeon hotel had been planned before the recession, is scheduled to be heard by the California Coastal Commission on Dec. 12 in San Francisco.

The issue of allowing microbrewery development within the coastal zone is scheduled to be considered by the California Coastal Commission in San Francisco on Dec. 12.

Calling all gingerbread house lovers -- the Temecula Valley Museum is proud to host its first gingerbread house contest.

The Cheesecake Factory announced Tuesday that it has opened its newest restaurant at the Westfield North County mall in Escondido.

Hotel management, consulting and development firm R.A. Rauch & Associates announced Thursday it has quadrupled its number of properties under management and experienced a nearly five-fold increase in the number of managed rooms since the end of last year.

The San Diego Tourism Authority (SDTA) recently unveiled a new mobile version of its website, , an on-the-go travel tool for visitors with information on local hotels, attractions, restaurants, transportation and tours.

The San Diego Board of Port Commissioners voted on Tuesday to continue the item involving the Sunroad Harbor Island Hotel project.

Jack in the Box said Wednesday its net income nearly doubled in the fiscal fourth quarter after it closed underperforming Qdoba Mexican Grill restaurants and struck deals to refranchise more of its namesake eateries.

Old Town is the first site in California settled by Europeans. It was the center of San Diego until the 1860s, before downtown was developed. Old Town went into a century of decline until 1969, when the city’s bicentennial celebrations restored focus to the area. Now, the neighborhood is a popular destination for tourists, shoppers and diners. It also has about a dozen art galleries, nine hotels and several museums.

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.

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