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Chefs Connect Cuisines to Vegan Trend Developing New Options

DINING: Asian Restaurants Start With Advantage of Already Using VegetablesWhile vegetables have traditionally been a predominant staple of Asian cuisine, along with rice and meat, it is only as of recent that they have become the chief ingredient.

Hotel Karlan San Diego to Close

According to WARN filing made with the Employment Development Department, the 174-room Karlan Hotel will be permanently closing on Dec. 31.

Hotel Del’s Plan Sees Room For More Grandeur

TOURISM: $400 Million Being Spent on Iconic Hotel

In late October, Hotel del Coronado, a Curio Collection by Hilton, and a historic beachfront hotel located in the city of Coronado, filed a WARN notice with the Employment Development Department.

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Pilot Program Puts Zero Emission Buses on Sustainability Route

CARB Goal Is to Have ZEB Fleets Replace Polluting Vehicles By 2040

On Oct. 19, 2017, the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) Board of Directors unanimously approved an 18-month Zero Emissions Bus (ZEB) pilot program.

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SeaWorld Entertainment Appoints New CEO

Prior to becoming CEO of SeaWorld Entertainment, Sergio Rivera served as president and CEO of ILG Inc’s Vacation Ownership Segment.

Giving Chickens Room To Roam Appeals to Chefs And Customers

Pluck Takes Humane Approach To Raising Chickens

From free-range to cage-free to the latest term pasture-raised, there are plenty of poultry production practices a chef and/or restaurant owner can choose from.

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Cross Border Xpress Sees 30% Increase in Passenger Traffic for Q3

TOURISM: Improvements Are Planned for Both In And Outside the Facility

Cross Border Xpress, the 390-foot, one-of-a-kind pedestrian bridge that connects the United States to Mexico’s Tijuana International Airport from a terminal in San Diego.

Viasat Taps Into Advertising Potential Of Aircraft Internet

Co. Continues to Install Its In-Flight Connectivity Service

Talk about a captive audience. Consider the people sitting on a commercial airline flight, whiling away the hours with the in-flight entertainment system.

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Mostra Coffee Draws A Crowd as Well as Accolades

Company Plans on Releasing a Cold Brew and Opening Second Location

Chocoana, made of housemade banana milk and cold brew concentrate; this is just one of Mostra Coffee Inc.’s best-sellers.

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San Diego Voted 3rd Best Winter Holiday Destination

According to a press release, the list was based 37 different cost and convenience metrics, not scenic beauty, although weather forecasts, safety and variety of activities were also considered.

Park to Give SeaWorld an Attraction Without Distractions

TOURISM: Sesame Place Bets on Big Bird Making Big Splash in Chula Vista

SeaWorld San Diego will soon have one up on SeaWorld Orlando with the addition of the second-ever Sesame Place theme park.

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Pacific Surfliner Is Expanding So-Cal Services

One-Way Tickets to L.A. Are $36 for Coach and $55 for Business Class

LOSSAN Rail Corridor Agency, which oversees the San Diego Surfliner service operation since 2015, is adding additional trips to and from the Southern California cities.

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Co., Curry on Course to Bring Golf to Communities, College

NBA Player Supporting Golf Team For Howard University

Golf equipment manufacturer, Callaway Golf Co., and three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry, have partnered to bring the game of golf to underrepresented youth.

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La Jolla Taco Stand Voted Fourth Fast Casual Restaurant in U.S.

According to the Trip Advisor website, The Taco Stand prides itself in making handmade corn tortillas and guacamole and salsas made from scratch daily.

Cross Border Xpress Grows Passenger Traffic by 30%

According to a press release, in order to better accommodate the growing number of travelers crossing the bridge every day, CBX has plans to expand “key areas” within terminals.

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