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About 17 miles east of downtown San Diego is Spring Valley, the largest unincorporated community in the county. The Spring Valley community planning area encompasses about 11 square miles with a mix of single-family and multifamily residences, small, family-owned businesses and heavy industrial. announces 11 Southern California wine country indulgences, including A Grape Escape balloon adventure, Baily Estate private wine tasting, and Spa Pechanga Bamboo Massage.

(Bloomberg) -- SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. lost its bid to overturn U.S. limits on contact between killer whales and their trainers imposed after one of the animals drowned an amusement park employee during a show in 2010.

National City is steeped in history that’s very significant to San Diego County’s early development. When Spanish soldiers and missionaries, led by Father Junipero Serra, occupied land that the Kumeyaay people farmed, they used 26,000 acres in what is now National City as grazing land for their horses and named it El Rancho del Rey, or “Ranch of the King.”

The Port of San Diego will be hosting its 35th annual Day at The Docks on Sunday, April 13.

Point Loma is a 7-mile strip of land that serves as a gateway to San Diego Bay. The community has a strong tradition of the sea, long ties to the U.S. Navy and a bustling tourist industry.

While downtown San Diego-based TSA Contracting may not be as busy as it was before the recession, it is staying active with mostly smaller niche projects.

The retail market in downtown San Diego -- which took a hit on ground floor spaces during the recession -- has rebounded well, according to a Cushman & Wakefield report.

Editor's Note: The Daily Transcript followed up with two entrepreneurs who were named Young Influentials in 2013.

The U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker has appointed Carol Wallace, president and CEO of the San Diego Convention Center Corp., to the Travel and Tourism Advisory Board. She is one of 32 members appointed from across the United States.

With reputable schools that drive demand for housing, expansive parkland and open space, trails, streams and waterfalls, a landscape of rolling hills and mesas, easy access to Interstate 15 and state Route 56, a skate park and a sports recreational center, Rancho Penasquitos offers a little bit of everything for residents.

San Diego is an amazing place with a tremendous amount to offer -- why does it need to market itself?

Johan Engman, owner of Fig Tree Café, likes to give back to the community -- whether it’s holding events in one of his three restaurants, offering free meals to military personnel or just providing delicious food to his customers. Engman opened his first restaurant in 2008 in Pacific Beach. About four years later, he opened a Hillcrest location with Chef Alberto Morreale, and in 2013 opened a third Fig Tree Café at Liberty Station.

Adam Harris saw a void in the hospitality industry in Brazil. There needed to be a more efficient way for travelers to reserve a hotel room in the South American nation, he said, and a mechanism for hoteliers to be able to fill their rooms faster. In preparation for this summer’s FIFA World Cup -- which Brazilian officials expect 600,000 tourists from around the world to attend -- Harris and his business partner, Richard Castle, created Onde Ficar, a company that provides a digital marketing program for hotels.

“Rancho Bernardo is a great place to raise children. You have the Poway school system, one of the best in the state. That's what drove me here (in 1986). A Realtor showed us property. I saw a beautiful part of San Diego County and this is where I wanted to be. I'm living on sacred ground. I'm a New York guy, but I never felt at home until I landed in Rancho Bernardo.” -- Sam Bass, San Diego radio/TV personality, and a resident of Rancho Bernardo since 1986.

San Diego-based AleSmith Brewing Co. is quintupling its San Diego brewing operations with an 11-year, $9.7 million lease for a 105,600-square-foot Westcore Properties-owned building at 9990 Empire St. in Miramar. has announced nine spots in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country for food and wine enthusiasts to discover and savor.

The Maritime Museum's annual Chocolate Festival on April 12 and 13 will serve up the history of chocolate and how it came to our country -- an interesting tale of seafaring travels.

The San Diego Opera announced Wednesday it will cease operations at the end of this season, citing insurmountable financial concerns.

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