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March 28, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Here's a deal for those who want to sample a high-end hotel and don't mind a little muss and fuss. Loews Coronado Bay Resort in Coronado, Calif., is offering guests 25% off best available room rates while it adds touches that include a two-story chandelier and a floating bar. The deal:  Renovation Rates start at $119 plus tax -- a low price for this San Diego-area waterfront hotel. Loews has spent $12 million in the last three years on updates that will continue through early June, according to a statement.
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BUSINESS
January 9, 2014 | By Marc Lifsher
SACRAMENTO -- A majority of electricity consumers in Orange and San Diego counties would prefer that energy needed to replace the output of the shuttered San Onofre nuclear power plant come from renewable, non-polluting sources, according to a new poll. The survey, conducted by Public Policy Polling of Raleigh, N.C., for the Sierra Club, concludes that 56% of ratepayers in the two counties want new power to come from wind, solar and other sources that do not rely on fossil fuel. Photos: Top 10 Southern California companies About 4 in 5 customers of Southern California Edison Co. and San Diego Gas & Electric Co. said it was very important that San Onofre's 2,200 megawatts of output not be replaced by new power plants that contribute to air pollution.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1991
Police on Monday said a man suspected of killing a valet parking attendant in Koreatown may be in the San Diego area, possibly on his way to Mexico. Helio Azevedo, 26, who is wanted for the slaying of Guillermo Medina, "should be considered armed and dangerous," said Los Angeles Police Detective Dan Andrews. Medina, 46, was shot in the chest as he tried to grab a man believed to be Azevedo, who was stealing a customer's car from the parking lot of the Woo Lae Oak restaurant at 623 S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez and Ari Bloomekatz
A 22-year-old father suspected of fleeing the Bay Area with his 2-week-old son was captured with the infant who was unharmed, the California Highway Patrol said Wednesday evening. Mesut Guler of Sunnyvale, Calif., who allegedly took off with son Henry Guler-Romero on Tuesday afternoon, was taken into custody by Mexican law enforcement officials near the border with the U.S., authorities told news media organizations. The case prompted authorities to issue an Amber Alert. Guler allegedly told the infant's mother that he was leaving the state with the child after an argument Tuesday afternoon, according to the Sunnyvale Police Department.
BUSINESS
December 3, 1997 | (E. Scott Reckard)
Continuing an expansion in the San Diego area, Irvine Apartment Communities Inc. said Tuesday it has purchased two sites where it will build luxury apartments. The real estate investment trust said its investment in the properties will total $75 million. IAC will build 232 units on 4.2 acres in University Town Center near La Jolla, and 336 units on a 13.5-acre site in Stonecrest Village, a small planned community overlooking Interstate 15 in the Kearny Mesa area.
NEWS
February 2, 1988 | PATRICK McDONNELL, Times Staff Writer
Arrests of illegal aliens along the U.S.-Mexico border in San Diego County reached near-record numbers in January, a development that one federal official here called "alarming" in view of the border-wide decline in arrests last year after passage of the new immigration law.
REAL ESTATE
August 9, 1987
Embassy Suites Inc. has opened its first San Diego-area all-suites hotel at 4550 La Jolla Village Drive. The $30-million 12-story hotel is the company's 14th California location, with four other under construction. McDevitt & Street Co. of Charlotte, N. C., was general contractor, and San Diego-based Buss, Silvers and Hughes Associates was the architect.
NEWS
October 15, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Police on Monday said a man suspected of killing a valet parking attendant in Koreatown may be in the San Diego area, possibly on his way to Mexico. Helio Azevedo, 26, who is wanted for the slaying of Guillermo Medina, "should be considered armed and dangerous," said Los Angeles Police Detective Dan Andrews. Medina, 46, was shot in the chest as he tried to grab a man believed to be Azevedo, who was stealing a customer's car from the parking lot of the Woo Lae Oak restaurant at 623 S.
NEWS
May 1, 1987 | DAN MORAIN, Times Staff Writer
A state Court of Appeal suggested Thursday that paroled rapist Lawrence Singleton, who has been barred by court order from two Northern California counties, might be released in San Diego County, where he was tried eight years ago on a change of venue.
BUSINESS
January 14, 1988 | CHRIS KRAUL, San Diego County Business Editor
Sony, the Japanese consumer electronics giant, said Wednesday that it is expanding its already sizable television manufacturing operation in the San Diego-Tijuana area to accommodate the increasing shift of TV production here from Japan. The company said it is making the shift to take advantage of lower manufacturing costs resulting from the weaker dollar and peso against the yen. Sony Manufacturing of America, Sony's U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- A fire at a Roman Catholic church in the San Diego suburb of Spring Valley was "purposefully set," authorities said Wednesday. Five engines from Cal Fire responded to the fire in the sanctuary of Santa Sophia Church, which was reported just before 8 p.m. Tuesday. No injuries were reported. Cal Fire investigators and deputies from the bomb/arson unit of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said they have determined that the blaze was "purposefully set," and that they are continuing to examine the fire scene.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
SACRAMENTO - Democrats took another seat in the state Assembly this week, but a conservative Republican won a Central Valley state Senate district in an upset victory. The San Diego-area Assembly seat was a sure bet for Democrats - both candidates were from the majority party. Community organizer Lorena Gonzalez won a special election in that race with 72.3% of the vote, defeating small-business owner Steve Castaneda in the 80th Assembly District. To the north, in another special election, Republican farmer Andy Vidak of Hanford won a Senate seat, besting three Democrats and a candidate from the Peace and Freedom Party with about 52% of the vote.
BUSINESS
April 9, 2013 | By Daniel Miller, Los Angeles Times
They were planning to spend nearly $500,000 on a home theater. What was an additional $35,000 to show first-run movies? When Ken and Carol Schultz began remodeling their 10,000-square-foot San Diego-area residence, they spared no expense on a screening room. The couple tricked it out with custom-built armchairs with heat and massage functions, and a Runco 3-D-capable projector with a price of about $100,000. But the most unusual feature of the theater is a $35,000 device that offers 24-hour rentals of first-run movies.
NEWS
April 2, 2013 | By Rosemary McClure
Travelers who like to eat and drink their way through a weekend getaway should check out Fiestas del Mar, a south-of-the-border celebration of wine and seafood in Ensenada, Mexico . The event, April 20 at Ensenada's Hotel Coral and Marina , will focus on Baja's growing culinary marketplace. Events include a ceviche contest, wine and Champagne tastings, hot air balloon rides and live entertainment.  “We created Fiestas del Mar to celebrate Ensenada's unique culture and flavor,” said Lizette Sanchez, director of sales and public relations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 2012 | By Richard Marosi, Los Angeles Times
The mother of five was in her car. The U.S. Border Patrol agent was walking down a tree-lined street. There was a confrontation and several shots rang out, puncturing the windshield. Valeria Tachiquin Alvarado, 32, died at the scene. Fatal confrontations involving border agents are not uncommon - at least 14 civilians have died since 2010 - but the incident last week in this heavily Latino San Diego suburb has fueled more than the usual amount of protest. About 150 people gathered for a candlelight vigil Monday at the corner where the shooting occurred, holding up signs bearing Tachiquin's image and demanding answers.
NEWS
March 28, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Here's a deal for those who want to sample a high-end hotel and don't mind a little muss and fuss. Loews Coronado Bay Resort in Coronado, Calif., is offering guests 25% off best available room rates while it adds touches that include a two-story chandelier and a floating bar. The deal:  Renovation Rates start at $119 plus tax -- a low price for this San Diego-area waterfront hotel. Loews has spent $12 million in the last three years on updates that will continue through early June, according to a statement.
BUSINESS
September 20, 1989 | CHRIS KRAUL, San Diego County Business Editor
Amid signs that the superheated housing market of earlier this year has cooled off, average prices of existing houses in metropolitan San Diego continued to level off in August from previous months, according to sales statistics released by the San Diego Board of Realtors. Although prices stabilized, a record number of transactions closed.
REAL ESTATE
December 27, 1987
Industrial leasing activity in the San Diego area is proceeding at a record-breaking pace, according to a third-quarter study by Grubb & Ellis Commercial Brokerage Services. The total of 3.9 million square feet leased so far is ahead of the record set last year, with the final quarter still to be tabulated.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 2012 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
Reporting from San Diego -- An attorney who once was prominent in adoption circles was sentenced Friday to five months in federal custody and nine months of home confinement for her guilty plea in what prosecutors called an international "baby-selling" ring. Theresa Erickson, whose law firm was in Poway, had pleaded guilty to wire fraud for her role in a scheme that involved hiring surrogates to carry embryos to term and then arranging for the infants to be adopted. The "intended parents" often paid more than $100,000, according to the plea bargain signed by Erickson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 2011 | By Richard Marosi, Los Angeles Times
Reporting from San Diego -- A former schoolteacher who sold suicide kits that she once touted as leaving people "eternally sleepy" pleaded guilty Friday to a tax evasion charge and agreed to stop encouraging people to commit suicide. Sharlotte Hydorn mailed more than 1,300 of the so-called helium hood suicide kits to people around the world, concealing the true nature of the product by describing the boxes as "orchid humidifiers" or "beauty bonnets" or "plastic rain hoods" on U.S. customs forms, according to federal prosecutors.
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