Stories for April 2003

Monday, April 28

Firms Struggle With Workplace Implications of SARS

Legal Concerns: Privacy Rights Vs. Safe and Healthy Work Environment

Chargers, City Remain Mum on Stadium Negotiations

Sports Biz: Meetings Continue, Yet Brings Little Real Progress

Staff Cuts Imminent as Cymer Posts Another Loss

Technology: Laser Maker Also Vacating Some Space After a 'Difficult' Quarter

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Mayor, Council Toss Back East Village Square Proposal

Development: Planners, Builder Are Asked to Allow More Space for the Park at Petco Park

Qualcomm Reports a $1 Billion Quarter

TECHNOLOGY: NEWS AND FINANCE

Water Authority Projects Likely to Cost Ratepayers

Infrastructure: For Biz Customers, Increase 'Just Ahead' of Inflation

Global Events Create "Perfect Storm" for Travel Agencies

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Excessive Awards Ruling Seen as Positive for Small Biz

Law: State Chamber Agrees While National Trial Lawyers Oppose Supreme Court Decision

San Diego EDC Honored With Commerce Department Award

The San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp.'s efforts to attract investors and jobs into the county have been recognized with a national award.

What's Involved in Obtaining an SBA Loan?

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New Iraq: More Than Money, It Needs Western Ideas; The War Was Never About Oil

OPINION by ELAN JOURNO

ConVis Lures Corporate Biz With Marketing Campaign

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Real Estate sales and leases

Tourism Here Weathers the Effects of War

While San Diego's lodging industry has lost business since the start of the war in Iraq, it has fared better than most markets across the country.

Area Water Deal Awaits Handshake, Signatures

The San Diego County Water Authority has reached a deal on a five-year program that could save its member agencies up to $4.6 million a year , while also helping the environment.

LEGACY

A look back at what was bring said in the San Diego Business Journal 13 years ago this week:

Despite Good Results, Callaway Sees Rocky Road Ahead

Golf: CEO Says 2003 'Will Be Anything But Easy'

Entrepreneur Un-Retires to Head Up Micro-Loan Program

Finance: After Short Retirement, Chris Crane Finds a New Opportunity

Monday, April 21

Former Peregrine CFO Gless Pleads Guilty to Fraud

About a year after Peregrine Systems Inc. first disclosed accounting irregularities, former CFO Matthew Gless pleaded guilty to two federal felony counts in connection with a orchestrated conspiracy to artificially enhance the San Diego software firm's re

Mayor's Decision Is a Reversal of Fortunes

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Employers, Insurers Confused With State Fund Account

Insurance: Concern Grows Over Ability to Pay All Workers' Comp Claims

FDA Offers Advice for Dealing With Their Regulations

Biotech: Local Firms Urged to Think About The Agency's Perspective

Environmental Firms Brace for Impact of State Budget Crisis

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Conventional Wisdom: What Are Today's Beliefs May Just Be Next Week's Hot Air

OPINION by MARK LACTER, editor of the Los Angeles Business Journal

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SDG & E; Powers Up Long-Term Energy Plan

Conservation Is Key as Utility Designs Its 20-Year Road Map

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Restructuring Is the Key to Leap's Future

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Some Franchise Owners Dragging Feet Over MBE Name Change

Mail Boxes Etc. Inc. began renaming its 3,300 stores April 7 as The UPS Store. Atlanta-based United Parcel Service has owned the San Diego-based firm since March 2001.

Business Owners Look for Ways to Protect Assets

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Overall, Local Unemployment Figures Remain Steady in 2003

The unemployment rate in San Diego during March remained static at 4.3 percent, but still above 4.0 percent in March 2002, according to the latest report from the state's Employment Development Department.

Local Smallpox Vaccinations Set to Resume

Starting in May, the county Public Health Department will resume inoculating local hospital workers with the smallpox vaccine.

Survey: Radio Posts Solid 2002 Advertising Numbers

Media: Auto Dealers and Manufacturers Lead the Pack; Wireless Carriers 2nd

Keeping San Diego's "Big Bay" Clean, Safe, Protected

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LEGACY

A look back at what was being said in the San Diego Business Journal five years ago this week

Monday, April 14

Upper Deck Scores With Stable of Superhero Cards

Marketing: Carlsbad Company Also Cuts Card Deals With Nickelodeon, Disney

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LEGACY

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San Diego Hospitals Ready For New Privacy Rules

Health Care: National Compliance Cost Is $22 Billion Over 5 Years

Longtime Former Port Tenant Files Lawsuit

A former Port District tenant recently filed a lawsuit against its longtime landlord, asking the court to reinstate the company's 40-year lease on some waterfront property next to the Convention Center.

Applied Micro Circuits Again Forced to Cut Back on Its Staff

Applied Micro Circuits Corp., the San Diego-based maker of high-speed chips used by telecom equipment manufacturers, announced a second round of layoffs in less than a year

CPA Profession Finding Its Way Despite Scandals

Accounting: New Federal Oversight Law Keeps Eye on Public Companies

State, Like the Marines, Has Its Hands Full

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High Prices Put State Gas Bank Plan in Motion

One Study Estimates Annual Cost to Be Over $15 Million

Tax or a Fee? In Sacramento, The Distinction Hardly Matters

OPINION by MARTYN B. HOPPER, California state director for the National Federation of Independent Business

Feds Back Changes To Statewide Water Agreement

Water: Proposal Goes to State Legislature for Review; A deal that would provide a more reliable water supply to San Diego recently got a boost from the federal government.

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High-Tech Continues Turning to Foreign Labor for Needs

Employment: Temporary Work Visa Program Not Seen as a Quick Fix; Even in a sluggish economy with unemployment rates on the rise, companies are still having a hard time filling specialized positions.

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Slew of Bills Aim to Fix Ailing Workers' Comp System

Workplace: Opposition Is Coming From Doctors; The crisis in workers' compensation is finally getting the attention of state legislators.

Sales Starting for Three New Projects at Rancho Bernardo's 4S Ranch

Also: University Graduate Programs Rank in Top 25 on U.S. News Survey

Chargers Make a Marketing Push Into Orange County

Sports: Team Says Efforts Independent of Negotiations With San Diego Officials

State Scolds Port for Foot Dragging on Power Plant Move

Environment: Plans Call for Relocation Or Rebuilding of South Bay Energy Facility

Small Business Help Line - How to Declare Home-Based Business Expenses

Question: How can I deduct expenses for my home-based business on my taxes?

Fear of SARS Complicates Business Travel to Asia

Local entrepreneur Richard Ledford said he had to brush aside his wife's pleas to postpone a business trip to Shanghai.

"Each Week They Delay Hurts The State"

Controller Steve Westly recently talked with the Los Angeles Business Journal. Here is what he had to say concerning the state's budget crunch

Monday, April 7

Federal Rule on Health Care Data Deadline Nears

A federal compliance deadline to protect the privacy of health-care data looms next week, and many businesses may not know it applies to them.

Different Circumstances Surround Downtown's Major Urban Projects

Horton Plaza was the last major redevelopment project in Downtown San Diego anywhere near the size of Petco Park and the 26-block ballpark district in the East Village.

Developers Antsy to Construct Downtown Office Buildings

With the Market Flat, Tenants Are Taking a Wait-and-See Attitude

Mad About Budget Cuts? Blame Regime in Sacramento

OPINION by RAY HAYNES, Republican from Temecula, represents the 66th Assembly District in the California Legislature.

Local Aerospace Bucks National Trend

Some San Diego employers are defying a national trend in the aerospace industry , head count at several of the area's big aerospace contractors is rising, while nationally, employment in the same sector is bottoming out.

Some Hotels Struggling As War and the Economy Cut Into Occupancy Rates

Tourism: Business From Military, Education Drops Off

EDITORIAL: San Diego Now a Lame-Duck City

Being San Diego's mayor is a full-time job plus some, and to muster the extra energy to seek election to a second term certainly takes a special individual.

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Bookings Experience Some Fallout From Conflict in Iraq

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Angels Step in Where VCs Fear to Tread

Biotech: As Funding Climate Get Tougher, Investors Get Pickier

Businesses Claim ADA Suits a Growing Handicap

Law: Attorneys Contend Lawsuits Motivate Need To Comply With Law

Supervisors Aid Attempt to Ease Storm Water Rules

Environment: Critics Say Bill Would Gut 'Runoff' Regs; Politicians and developers have applauded a bill that may ease costly environmental regulations on new construction.

Governor's Tough Act: Selling Tribes on New Gaming Deals

The state budget has a yawning need for more money given the predicted $35 billion deficit. California Indian tribes are bringing in money with their casinos ...

Jury Duty Is an Employer's Responsibility Too

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Hotel Occupancy Ranked Third in Nation in 2002

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