Tom York on Business: Big changes at the airport as Terminal 1 project begins


A rendering of the new Terminal 1 at San Diego International Airport. Courtesy of the airport administration

Attention, business travelers! San Diego International Airport has announced a series of changes as the massive, more than $ 3.4 billion reconstruction of Terminal 1 is underway.

For example, since Jan. 3, the airport has moved the cell phone batch to the Terminal 2 West batch on McCain Road, according to a press release.

Terminal 2 West Lot is no longer available to travelers seeking to park during the authorized courtesy hour. The only parking available in Terminal 2 will be in the Terminal 2 parking lot.

On January 10, the authorities will partially close the parking lot at Terminal 1 with a limited number of parking spaces. The airport says travelers coming from Terminal 1 should consider parking in the Terminal 2 car park.

Travelers parking in the Terminal 2 car park but entering and exiting Terminal 1 can take the new available shuttle. The shuttles run every 10 minutes. Pickup areas are curbside outside Terminals 1 and 2.

Roadside valet parking at both terminals will also be available from January 10. Click here for valet reservations.

The airport encourages travelers to reserve parking in the Terminal 2 car park through the airport reservation system on

Maybe leave the car at home? The airport also offers the San Diego Flyer, a free shuttle between the Old Town transit station and the airport. Buses run daily, with a service every 20 to 30 minutes.

The airport has said that the pick-up and drop-off is scheduled to meet the first and last trolleys, Coaster and Amtrak trains, and MTS buses with the first pick-up at 4:45 a.m. and the last pick-up and drop-off at 12:30 a.m. .

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San Diego’s own Sempra was the highest-ranked energy company in the Wall Street Journal’s 2021 Year-End Management Top 250, a list dedicated to measuring business efficiency.

This is the third time the company has been named to the Management Top 250, according to a company statement.

“As the owner of one of the largest energy networks in North America, we are truly proud of this recognition because, to a large extent, it reflects the concerted efforts of our 19,000 employees to build a more sustainable future.” President and CEO Jeffrey W. Martin said in a prepared statement.

The WSJ prepared the list with input from the Drucker Institute, a University of Claremont think tank that helps large businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies be more effective.

This year’s list also includes a new metric that measures how well a company’s actions align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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Local telephone and Internet service provider Cox Communications says it makes it easier for older people and new internet users in underserved communities to connect, especially for those who have been given devices like PCs, laptops and tablets while on vacation.

Cox says his low-cost ConnectAssist program is available to eligible low-income households without school-aged children who are not eligible for Connect2Compete, designed for families with children.

The program offers broadband connection rates of up to 50 Mbps download and 3 Mbps download and modem rental for $ 30 per month plus tax.

Eligible individuals can register at

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For the fourth consecutive year, the San Diego Axos Bank Now Ranked Among America’s Best Online Banks, According to Independent Financial Comparison Site

The site named the Axos Rewards Check as one of the best checking accounts of 2022 and the Axos High Yield Savings Account as one of America’s best savings accounts.

According to a press release, the recognition comes days after Bank Director magazine named Axos’ parent, Axos Financial, one of the 10 most innovative banks in the country.

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Assert the obvious? Buying a State the Obvious? Buying a home for the average local worker got a little more expensive in the last quarter of 2021, including here in San Diego. for average local workers became a bit more expensive in the last quarter of 2021, including here in San Diego.

This according to ATTOM, Irvine’s provider of residential real estate statistics, which recently released its report on housing affordability in the United States for the last three months of 2021.

The report found that the most populous of the 279 counties where median-priced housing is now unaffordable for average local workers included San Diego and Orange County, as well as Los Angeles County, Phoenix area and County. from Miami-Dade, Florida.

The mixed trends in the fourth quarter follow similar trends over the past year as the US real estate market continues to grow for the 10th consecutive year.

The nationwide median price for a home has reached $ 317,000, another high in a long line of records, according to the report.

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Jensen’s Meat, the San Diego ground beef and plant-based beef processor, made large donations to the food bank Feed San Diego in December.

The processor donated one pound of herbal patties for ten pounds of production. The donation of 500,000 pounds, or 2 million individual plant-based patties, will benefit several communities through Feeding San Diego’s distribution network, the company said in a press release.

“Our factories are located in San Diego County, where our employees, plant partners, and friends and relatives live,” CEO Abel Olivera said in his prepared statement. “Through our long-standing partnership with Feeding San Diego, we can help a community we care about. “

According to the USDA, more than 38 million people in the United States, including 12 million children, are food insecure. This includes communities of color and families with children who already faced hunger at higher rates before the pandemic.

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Based in San Diego ADU OZ Fund SARL, a qualified opportunity zone fund aimed at creating new affordable housing here in San Diego and other suitable markets, has launched its first $ 50 million Series A fundraiser and is seeking accredited investors to contribute at the bottom.

The fund will build a multi-family workforce and affordable housing primarily in San Diego using accessory housing units and other options to generate residual income through monthly rental cash flow and capital appreciation. clean with a sale within 10 to 15 years.

Fund officials target and acquire properties of one to four units in zoning designations that allow the addition of more ADUs for more housing.

Tom York is a Carlsbad-based freelance journalist specializing in business and economics writing. If you have any tips you would like to share, send them to [email protected]

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