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McDonald’s Corp. will experiment with serving breakfast all day at some San Diego-area locations as CEO Steve Easterbrook seeks to pull the restaurant chain out of a U.S. sales slump.

While studying at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Candace Moon worked as a bartender at Hamilton’s Tavern, a craft beer bar in San Diego’s South Park neighborhood. The job not only helped Moon pay her bills, but also gave her the chance to meet many people in the craft beer industry. But Moon says she wasn’t sure what to do with her law degree until she met a wine lawyer about a year after her 2008 graduation.

When the job conversation gets around to talking about benefits, applicants and employees know to ask about 401(k) plans and health insurance. But what about 5-star perks like fertility benefit programs, childcare or concierge services? Today’s savviest companies know that providing high-quality perks can help them recruit and retain the very best employees.


Just in time for summer, the largest oceanfront rooftop restaurant in the city will open its doors Wednesday. Suspended above the boardwalk at Belmont Park, the 9,400-square-foot Cannonball will house three distinct dining areas that all open to sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, including a glass-enclosed sushi cube and lounge area.


The NTC Foundation and La Jolla-based Backlot Hospitality have signed a lease to redevelop the former 20,000-square-foot Luce Auditorium into a multiplex theater. The terms of the lease were not disclosed.


The state of San Diego’s hotel industry was the topic of “An Extraordinary Year Ahead,” the 2015 Lodging Industry meeting Friday at the Hilton Garden Inn in Del Mar Heights.


SeaWorld said Thursday that Joel Manby will become its new president and CEO on April 7.

Feel free to have your cake and eat it too at SusieCakes’ grand opening Saturday in Carlsbad.


SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. began a new ad campaign introducing consumers to its animals, following a two- year drop in attendance.


Embassy Suites announced the completion of renovations to its San Diego Bay – Downtown location.


Fantasize about sampling the treats you see featured on the Food Network or Travel Channel? The new Great American Foodie Fest on March 27 at Qualcomm Stadium will allow you to nosh on dishes from 50 as-seen-on-TV gourmet food trucks and vendors from around the country without having to buy a plane ticket.


A newly completed study on the impact of the port tidelands found that the operations represented a $7.6 billion economic output and 58,000 jobs in the San Diego region in calendar year 2013 -- the latest full year available.


Construction is wrapping up and finishing touches are being made on San Diego’s first temporary urban park, The Quartyard, in the East Village.

“Star Wars” fans of all ages will be seduced by the dark side of the Force at Legoland California’s newest display.

Alaska Airlines has expanded its service to the Hawaiian Islands with new nonstop service between San Diego and Kona, Hawaii.


Palm Beach, Fla.-based Chatham Lodging Trust (NYSE: CLDT) says it has acquired the 240-room Residence Inn San Diego Downtown-Gaslamp Quarter for a reported $90 million or $375,000 per room.

If you don’t feel like leaving the house or can’t escape the office to pick up lunch, a new tech company says it can have a hot meal sent to your doorstep in just 15 minutes.


Here’s the latest news on some long-term projects happening around the county. Projects are listed by estimated cost.

Before San Diego International Airport’s $900 million Green Build was completed in August 2013, the Regional Airport Authority began planning the next big changes.

About eight months from now, the city plans to unveil a new downtown attraction with the Horton Plaza redevelopment. New, of course, can mean different things. In this case, it's more like taking a constantly remodeled vintage car, returning it to what it was at its beginning, and parking it in a nicer garage with all the bells and whistles.

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