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Two popular California restaurant chains have set up their first shops in San Diego: Café Gratitude in Little Italy and Lemonade in Hillcrest.

Longtime Kearny Mesa retail property owners the McGrath family have sold nearly 300,000 square feet of shopping center properties in the central San Diego community to a commingled fund managed by Clarion Partners for a reported $107.15 million.

The Fish Market Restaurant on Harbor Drive reopened for business Monday after a fire forced it to close for repairs for two months.

Another Broken Egg Café, which calls itself America’s fastest-growing breakfast restaurant, will open 12 eateries throughout the San Diego area over the next five years.

Discerning diners are aware of the old adage that says “you can’t eat ambience,” and may be skeptical of booking a table at a restaurant known for having a scenic view and lots of tourist traffic, especially when you live in a beach vacation town like San Diego. The worries of winding up at a tourist trap and getting overpriced, subpar food come to mind.

The meeting brought together businesses who provide citizenship services to their employees with the White House, the Department of Labor and the Department of Education to discuss the importance of equipping immigrants with the opportunities, skills and training they need to succeed.

Carlsbad-based Watkins Landmark Construction has been awarded the Marriott Autograph Hotel project in Palm Desert.

Over the last 12 months, the sales team at the San Diego Tourism Authority and the Convention Center booked more than 57 conventions and trade shows that are expected to generate more than 1 million hotel room nights over the next 18 years.

San Diego is home to more than 12,000 properties being used as short-term vacation rentals, according to one estimate, but city councilors and some community members believe the city doesn’t have clear land-use rules to regulate them.

Michelle Lerach first noticed there was something wrong with the food system in the United States when she returned to attend college after living in Germany for many years.

After six years of success with Berry Good Night, Lerach and several of the dinner’s contributors and attendees wanted to do more to get locally grown food out into the community.

The full-sized rebuild of the 16th century Spanish galleon San Salvador has since Monday been inched along into position for its planned launch off the shores of Spanish Landing.

Emmes Realty Services has unveiled 30 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in its public parking garage at 707 Broadway in downtown San Diego.

SeaWorld suspended an employee accused of posing for years as an animal-rights activist and trying to incite violence among peaceful protesters, company officials said.

Bring mints and gum along with your appetite for the Lemon Zest and Garlic Fest, San Diego's inaugural food festival dedicated to the flavors of lemon and garlic, Saturday at the Waterfront Park downtown.

The Coronado City Council approved, by a vote of 4-1, a Wayfinding Signage Program for the city at its June meeting.

The multimillion-dollar revitalization of the iconic Kona Kai Resort & Spa at Shelter Island has been competed, according to a report from Noble House Hotels & Resorts, which owns the property.

The luxury hotel Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina has scheduled a $7 million marina renovation planned to begin in late 2015, including the replacement or repair of wood and concrete structures, power panels, rub rails and cleats throughout the 446-slip marina.

The Chula Vista Charitable Foundation, an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, has awarded a $20,000 grant to the Chula Vista Public Library for a “Parking Lot to Parklet” project.

If anticipation for this year's Comic-Con had a soundtrack, it would be John Williams' instantly recognizable, Oscar-winning “Star Wars” theme.