SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The Airport Authority will consider leases for 16 restaurants and 41 retail outlets at San Diego International Airport when it meets on Thursday, it was reported Saturday.
Local offerings under consideration range from beer and barbecue to Thai food. Phil's Barbecue, Stone Brewing Company, Saffron, Bankers Hill Bar and Restaurant and Pannikin Coffee, are among those looking to land space in the airport under three contracts, a local news source reported.
San Francisco-based High Flying Foods has been recommended to run eight food outlets at Lindbergh Field, the news source reported.
Still under review are proposals for food and beverage outlets in 26 locations that were bundled in four packages, which originally generated little interest from bidders because the locations were not as desirable. They were recently revamped to encourage more bidding. The Airport is expected to review bids by Sept. 1.
At the end of 2012, the airport's decades-long contract with HMS Host will expire, ushering in a new era in airport concessions.
A transient was behind bars Tuesday on suspicion of fatally stabbing two other homeless men last week at an Otay Mesa strip mall.
San Diego County emergency and fire officials are urging residents to protect homes against devastating wildfires as fire season kicks into full gear.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Tuesday to celebrate the opening of a joint-use park at McKinley Elementary.
A vote is expected Tuesday as the Del Mar Fair Board considers transforming the Surf Side Race Place into a new indoor entertainment venue.
The San Diego City Council Tuesday formally approved a $225,000 settlement in litigation brought by a deputy city attorney, who alleged sexual harassment by her former supervisor.
The Gate Fire, which has burned about 2,056 acres northwest of Dulzura, was 95 percent contained Monday. Cal Fire also reported that all evacuation orders and warnings were lifted in the fire area.
The Gate Fire northwest of Dulzura has been fully contained. Cal Fire says its crews will remain on scene Tuesday mopping up and guarding against flareups.
The North County Transit District (NCTD) has voted to lay off its enforcement officers that patrol local train and bus stations.