Hometown Buffet Closes San Diego County Locations

SAN DIEGO–Hometown Buffet unexpectedly shuttered several restaurants Thursday in San Diego County. The restaurant closed its doors in Oceanside, San Marcos, Santee, El Cajon, Clairemont, and Mira Mesa. The news came as a shock to Hometown Buffet customers and employees who were notified of the permanent closings from a sign posted on the restaurant’s front […]

Restaurant Operators Learn About Latest Beverage Trends at the Seventh Annual VIBE Conference

SAN DIEGO–Over 200 operators from the top 150 chain restaurants, hotels and cruise lines traveled to San Diego to attend the 2016 VIBE Conference Jan. 19 to 20. Over two days, attendees learned about the latest beverage trends through education workshops, beverage tastings, research sessions and lively networking opportunities. Before the start of the conference, […]

Dining Out For Life To Benefit HIV Prevention Programs

SAN DIEGO–The LGBT Community Center has announced that the 10th annual Dining Out For Life will take place April 28 at various restaurants in San Diego. Dining Out For Life is designed to fill some of the region’s best restaurants and bars – which will donate 25 to 100 percent of their food and liquor sales […]

Macy’s To Close Some Stores

CINCINNATI–(Business Wire)–Macy’s, Inc. today announced a series of cost-efficiency and process improvement measures to be implemented beginning in early 2016 that will reduce SG&A expense by approximately $400 million while still investing in growth strategies, particularly in omnichannel capabilities at Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s. The actions represent progress toward the company’s previously stated goal of re-attaining […]

U.S. Files Complaint Against Volkswagen, Audi And Porsche For Alleged Clean Air Act Violations

WASHINGTON–The U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Monday filed a civil complaint in federal court in Detroit, Michigan against Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., Volkswagen Group of America Chattanooga Operations, LLC, Porsche AG, and Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (Volkswagen). The complaint alleges that nearly […]

Palomar Health Receives Distinguished Practice Award

SAN DIEGO–Palomar Health, the largest public healthcare district in California, received the Distinguished Practice Award from CEP America, a leading provider of acute care management solutions. The award recognized Palomar Health for its achievements in providing faster emergency care, reducing re-admissions and increasing patient satisfaction. As hospitals and emergency rooms (ERs) across the state grow increasingly […]

Kaiser Permanente’s “Helping Mother Nature Thrive” Takes Grand Marshal’s Trophy

PASADENA–(BusinessWire)–“Helping Mother Nature Thrive,” Kaiser Permanente’s 2016 Rose Parade float, was awarded the Grand Marshal’s Trophy for excellence in creative concept and design. The 127th Rose Parade marked Kaiser Permanente’s 11th float entry, designed and built once again by Fiesta Parade Floats. “Kaiser Permanente is honored to have received this year’s Grand Marshal’s Trophy,” said […]

Union Bank Joins KPBS To Honor San Diego’s 2015 Local Heroes

SAN DIEGO–As part of its ongoing commitment to cultural diversity and responsible banking, Union Bank, joined KPBS to honor 18 inspirational individuals at the 18th annual Local Heroes celebration. The honorees were recognized as part of the 2015 Local Heroes program, which pays tribute to exemplary leaders who are making a difference and enriching the […]

GIA Donates Toys, Clothing To San Diego Charities

CARLSBAD–GIA (Gemological Institute of America) staff and students in Carlsbad are helping brighten the holiday season for San Diegans in need, donating hundreds of toys, clothing, cosmetics and nearly $1,000 to two local charities as part of its annual Holiday Gift Drive. The Institute collected nearly 1,000 items for Dress for Success San Diego, a […]

Higgs Fletcher And Mack Named CA Western School Of Law’s Top Financial Contributor

SAN DIEGO–Higgs Fletcher and Mack, a San Diego-based, full-service law firm for more than 75 years, announced it was named California Western School of Law’s top financial contributor for its “Law Firm Challenge.” Of the 14 participating firms, Higgs was recognized for generating more than $4,000 towards the $12,000 raised and securing 100 percent alumni […]