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San Diego restaurateur Alex Thao -- owner of Rama, Lucky Liu's and Saja Korean Kitchen -- announced Monday that he is opening a modern Vietnamese restaurant that will be helmed by acclaimed chef Michael "Bao" Huynh.

It’s the nature of the restaurant business to see a lot of comings and goings.

A groundbreaking ceremony has been scheduled for Dec. 1 on a new 10,000-square-foot public plaza in Little Italy.

After enduring a threatened closing, San Diego Opera will open its 50th season in January with grand opera and other musical events. I usually identify a theme that is common with the operas, but the 2015 season covers so many subjects that I cannot identify a common one.

James Beard Award-winning chef Rick Bayless is bringing his upscale Mexican cuisine to San Diego. Famous for his PBS series "Mexico: One Plate at a Time," many cookbooks and Chicago restaurants, Bayless will make his San Diego debut with Red O, which has locations in Los Angeles and Newport Beach.

Candace Carroll, of counsel to Sullivan Hill Lewin Rez & Engel, has been appointed secretary and treasurer of the San Diego Convention Center Corp.'s (SDCCC) board of directors for 2015.

Chef Jaime Chavez adds the flavors of his native Chile to Little Italy’s growing mix of restaurants with the new neighborhood spot Sirena. Meaning “mermaid” in Spanish, Sirena recently opened at Columbia and Fir streets with a menu of South American seafood staples: red snapper, scallop and octopus ceviche, grilled salmon topped with aji amarillo (yellow chili) sauce and empanadas.

The following properties are local winners for The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) awards for 2014.

Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, by Destination Hotels, announced that Doug Phillips has joined its team as director of sales and marketing.

US Airways is moving its operations from Terminal 2 West to Terminal 2 East, effective Dec. 11.

The best place to see the annual Parade of Lights on San Diego Bay is from the historic ferryboat Berkeley at the Maritime Museum of San Diego.

Three key members of the Grand Pacific Resort management team have been awarded professional designations by the American Resort Development Association (ARDA).

The San Diego Convention Center Corp. announced that Stephen P. Cushman will serve as chair of its board of directors beginning January 2015.

There are many risks in mounting an unfamiliar opera. San Diego audiences prefer the traditional, familiar works by famous composers, but presenting new operas is an artistic obligation to reach a broader audience.

The holiday season started on a bright note last week with the opening of "Bell, Book and Candle" at OnStage Playhouse in Chula Vista.

A new spa has opened on Shelter Island at the Kona Kai Resort & Marina.

In the mid-1980s, citizens of Rancho California (a name chosen by land developers) formed an Incorporation Committee headed by A-Z Magnetics President, Les Adam. Residents and businesses wanted to find a way to have a greater say in the way they were governed. They wanted local control. It was too difficult working with Riverside County officials who were far away and spread too thin. They wanted faster police and fire response times, more parks, and better traffic circulation.

Earlier this year, a third-party survey research firm conducted a residents survey on behalf of the city of Temecula. The city proactively reaches out to residents in this way every two years to ensure it keeps current on understanding the community’s satisfaction, priorities and concerns regarding the services that the city provides.

As the city of Temecula prepares to celebrate its silver anniversary on Dec. 1, here is a look at some statistics from 1989 and today.

Welcoming more than 2 million visitors each year, casual, picturesque, Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country is a year-round getaway and vacation destination situated within Southwest Riverside County. Temecula Valley is 60 minutes from San Diego, Orange County and Palm Springs; 90 minutes from Los Angeles and Hollywood. Each visit to this genuinely inviting, boutique destination promises a wide variety of things to experience, enhanced by the sunny, relaxed spirit synonymous with Southern California.

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