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Los Angeles-based cupcake and gourmet treats shop Yummy Cupcakes will open its first San Diego bakeshop and storefront in Encinitas on Monday, July 8. This location marks their seventh shop, adding to its three Los Angeles locations and three international stores.

"While it may seem that San Diego has seen its fair share of cupcake concepts roll in and out of its gourmet dessert scene, it's been clear to us from day one that Yummy Cupcakes is in a category of its own," said Shannon Mahoney, director of Operations, Marketing & Events.

Not straying from a successful formula in Los Angeles, the San Diego shop's products will also be baked in-house daily, offering 26 flavors at a time.



San Diego luxury resort The Grand Del Mar received top honors in Travel and Leisure magazine as number one in California and number four in the continental United States in its 18th annual "World's Best Awards".

In addition, The Spa at The Grand Del Mar, made its "World Best" debut, ranking among the top five spas in the continental United States.

According to Tom Voss, president of The Grand Del Mar, the resort earned a 93.27 percent rating, and The Spa earned a 94.83 rating.



Audio visual company PSAV recently joined the San Diego Convention Center as the preferred onsite audio visual technology provider. Effective July 1, meeting planners holding events at SDCC will have access to PSAV's in-house resources, including inventory and a professional audio visual team.

"The San Diego Convention Center is not only a highly sought after meeting facility but also has a stellar reputation for the highest service and hospitality in the industry. Our two organizations will continue to raise the bar in regards to the overall event experience", said William E. Liles, PSAV's regional vice president.



San Diego Opera's 2013-14 Board of Directors and Executive Committee members were elected at the organization's annual meeting last month.

The executive committee includes Stacy Kellner Rosenberg as president. She succeeds Karen S. Cohn who becomes chairman. Also on the Executive Committee is Jennifer Greenfield, executive vice president and fifth anniversary co-chair; Harry Suh, vice president, Finance; and Carol Lazier as Corporate Secretary.

Members at large include Robert B. Horsman, Community Outreach Chair; David E. Kleinfeld, Governance Chair; Karen Sedgwick-Tyler, Audit Chair; Pam Slater-Price, Nominating Chair; Iris Lynn Strauss, Life Director and Development Co-Chair; Lori Walton, 50th Anniversary Co-Chair; Joe Watkins, Strategic Planning Chair; Moses Urbano, Student Ticket Initiative Chair; Sheryl White, Corporate Development Chair; and Faye Wilson who continues her leadership role as a Life Director.



Karl Strauss Brewing Co. was recently awarded five medals and an honorable mention at this year's Los Angeles International Commercial Craft Beer Competition. This marks ten big wins for the company so far, including the 15th medal for its bestseller, Red Trolley Ale.

"We are stoked to see Red Trolley doing so well at competitions," says Paul Segura, brewmaster. "We've been brewing Red Trolley since 1989 and people still dig it. Sales for Red Trolley are up 35 percent over last year and don't show any signs of slowing."

There were 647 entries in the competition this year and Karl Strauss won for six of its 14 entries.



Jada.thomas@sddt.com

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