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FALL 2017 // ISSUE 17

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l IN THE NEWS L ocal businesspeople heading to Las Vegas no longer have to fight traffic to San Diego, thanks to a new airline service op- erating out of McClellan- Palomar Airport. Last month, Cal Jet by Elite Airways began regu- larly scheduled flights to Vegas from Palomar, lo- cated just three miles from Carlsbad. The service offers a signifi- cant advantage for local busi- nesses, which will ultimately translate to a stronger local economy, says Palomar Airport Advi- sory Committee member John O'Reilly. "This service makes North County more desirable for local compa- nies," he said. "And it will attract more business. You can connect to a lot of places from Las Vegas. "Since Palomar Airport is small, you have shorter se- curity lines and a faster check-in," O'Reilly added. "And the parking is $5 or $6 a day." According to O'Reilly, Cal Jet CEO Robert Daly predicted that by Thanks- giving, Cal Jet (which con- tracts with Elite Airways) will be operating from Palomar Airport to Oak- land, Phoenix and Cabo San Lucas. "Oakland is at- tractive to North County tech executives, given its proximity to the Bay Area and Silicon Valley." Daily flights aboard the airline's Bombardier CRJ700 luxury jets, which start at $69 each way, are scheduled for 9 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. out of Palomar, and 11 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. from Las Vegas. FLYING HIGH n NEW SERVICE OFFERS DAILY FLIGHTS FROM PALOMAR AIRPORT TO LAS VEGAS BY LARRY URISH NORTH COUNTY BUSINESS JOURNAL x FALL 2017 x HIGH MARKS FOR SCRIPPS L ong associated with premier health care facilities, San Diego County received pub- lished proof recently as U.S. News and World Report ranked several Scripps Health facilities as the best in the re- gion, and among the best in the country. The accolades came in August in the maga- zine's annual report on the best hospitals in the country. Scripps Green Hospital and Scripps Memorial Hos- pital La Jolla made the list. "Ranking No. 1 in San Diego and among the best in the nation is the result of the hard work of our physicians, nurses and staff who focus every day on al- ways getting better," said Chris Van Gorder, president and CEO of Scripps Health. CLICK HERE for more. {SURVEY SAYS!} CLICK HERE FOR INFO ON FLIGHTS TO LAS VEGAS Even an Elvis Pres- ley impersonator showed up to a re- cent event to an- nounce that Cal Jet, which con- tracts through Elite Airways, will be offering daily flights from Mc- Clellan-Palomar Airport to Las Vegas, with plans to expand to other destinations such as Oakland, Phoenix and Cabo San Lucas.

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