Stories for July 2003

Monday, July 28

Qualcomm Hikes Dividend During Good Quarter

Tech: Local Companies Also Post Strong Earnings

Sometimes in Life, Bad Things Just Happen

Santa Monica Crash Was Just a Horrible Tragedy, But It May Reconfirm the Notion That Our State Is in the Tank

Will Arnold Run? The Box Office May Really Decide

OPINION by Howard Fine, Los Angeles Business Journal

LEGACY

A look back at one of the issues being discussed on the Opinion pages of the San Diego Business Journal 12 years ago this month.

Hawaii Chef Likes His S.D. Address

Jean-Marie Josselin, who started a chain of gourmet restaurants in Hawaii with an unsecured bank loan and the dream of doing his own thing, is not afraid of taking risks.

And They're Off! Tourism Here Leads the Nation

Tourism: Annual Del Mar Meet Likely to Aid Numbers Through Summer

Bond Buyers Benefiting From State Budget Crisis

Finance: California Bond Yields Are Skyrocketing , Up to 5.28 Percent

What Do You Call a Guy Who's Filed 1,000 Lawsuits?

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Equity Debuts National Strategy for Property Management

Real Estate: Firm Bucks Trend With Tenant Call Center, Online Service; Landscape Contractors Give Top Honors to Local Designs, Firms

WEEK IN REVIEW

Top BUSINESS NEWS: JULY 18 JULY 24, 2003

Survey of Dental Benefit Providers Produces Mixed Results

Survey of Dental Benefit Providers Produces Mixed Results

Stopping Spammers as Easy as Winning Arms Race

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Offices May Be Out at Ballpark's New Park

Grassy Area Larger; Padres Will Get Refund

Workplace Stress Affects Employees' Overall Health

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One America Owner Eyes Vacant Site for Development

Real Estate: Investor Looks To City Council for OK; North County Building Industry Salutes Students With Scholarships

Businesses Search for Options as Costs Continue to Rise

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Real Estate Progress Report / Construction Journal

Real Estate sales and leases

House Committee Hears Metabolife Testimony

The Justice Department is investigating Metabolife's handling of consumer complaints in the late 1990s

Alvarado CEO, Tenet Plead Not Guilty to Kickback Charges

Alvarado Hospital Medical Center's chief executive Barry Weinbaum and hospital owner Tenet HealthSystem Hospitals Inc. recently pleaded not guilty to federal charges of paying illegal kickbacks to physicians for patient referrals.

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Potential Candidates Putting Out Feelers

In another sign of recall fever, a San Diego telemarketer says he has been queried about doing some last-minute campaign work for the California governor's race.

Small Business Help Line: Get Controls in Place Before Extending Credit

Question: What precautions should businesses take when issuing credit to their customers?

HIPAA's Challenge: Security Rule Takes Effect in 2005

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Sandag Ponders Loaning State Money for Local Road Projects

Transportation: Contractors Worried About Not Getting Paid Due to Budget Crunch

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Monday, July 21

Natural Gas Prices Are On the Rise

It's hard to think about Christmas in July. The same could be said for thinking about natural gas prices right now, too.

Real Estate Progress Report / Construction Journal

Real Estate sales and leases

Area Hotels Are Holding Their Own on Room Rates

San Diego's 3.9% Increase Is Highest in the Nation; January's Super Bowl Helped

Feds Offer S.D. Carrot, Stick to Deal With Sewage Spills

Environment: City Receives $6 Million To Improve System

Entries Sought for Lighting Design Competition

Entries Sought for Lighting Design Competition

San Diego Couple Charged With Multiple Felonies After Filing False Estate Claims

A San Diego couple who operated two Postal Annex stores here were arrested in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico earlier this month and charged with multiple felony counts of conspiracy, money laundering, and bankruptcy fraud

County May Act After Report Cites Scanner Overcharges

Retail: With Annual Sales Of $26B, Errors Rack Up

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German Clinical Research Firm Moving to Chula Vista

Profil Institute Made Strategic Decision to Base U.S. Headquarters Here

Let's Let the Healing Begin

EDITORIAL by John Hollon

WEEK IN REVIEW

Top BUSINESS NEWS: JULY 11 JULY 17, 2003

Base Closure Battle Begins Again

San Diego Working Now to Head Off Possible Cutbacks in 2005

Peregrine Reorganization Plan on Track

TECHNOLOGY - NEWS & FINANCE

Sweetwater District Earns Insurance Safety Rebate

The Sweetwater Union High School District earned a rebate for completing $170 million worth of construction without any injuries.

FOR THE RECORD

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Small Business Help Line: How Do "Do Not Call" Laws Impact Small Businesses?

Question: I make a lot of phone calls in my small business. How do the new "Do Not Call" laws affect me?

Monday, July 14

Privacy Law Puts Business On Notice

Hackers Stealing Data May Force Mass Notifications

State Floats New Plan For Colorado River Water

To Dennis Cushman, the future of Southern California's water supply is at a crossroads.

Small Business Help Line - Making Sure Your Advertising Follows the Rules

Question: My company does a lot of advertising. What rules and regulations apply to advertising?

Hispanic Marketing Requires In-Depth Planning, Research

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Homeland Security Official Touts Exit-Entry Program

A federal official said recently in San Diego that the Department of Homeland Security wants to protect the United States while maintaining a manageable flow of traffic at its borders.

USS Midway Gets OK to Become S.D. Museum

San Diego, which is one of the biggest military installations in the United States, will become home to an aircraft carrier museum when the USS Midway docks here in the fall.

EXECUTIVE PROFILE - RAY MCKEWON

As the point man of one of the few companies in the nation that went public this year, Ray McKewon can afford to crow a little.

Developers Find New Source To Finance Affordable Projects

A new source of tax credits may provide some help for developers building affordable housing.

Biotechs Struggle With New Disclosure Law

Congress Passed Sarbanes-Oxley in Wake of Enron and WorldCom Corporate Accounting Scandals

It's Been a Long Trek for Outdoor Apparel Company

Ken Miller started his business selling swim trunks out of the back of a VW bus. Today, he heads an outdoor clothing company with 24 employees and sales of $2.5 million last year.

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San Diego Business Journal Forum: What Impact Will a Recall Election Have on Business?

The San Diego Business Journal asks: What impact will a recall of the governor have on business here in San Diego, and on the larger business community throughout California?

Real Estate Progress Report / Construction Journal

Real Estate sales and leases

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WEEK IN REVIEW

Top BUSINESS NEWS: JULY 4 JULY 10, 2003

Survey Finds Some New Names on Ad Agencies List

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Monday, July 7

Ballpark Likely to Squeeze Tight Parking Downtown

Enda Drayne is eager for April 2004, when Petco Park opens near the Gaslamp Quarter. She owns The Field, an Irish pub and restaurant at 544 Fifth Ave.

S.D.'s Sister City Courts Local Biotechs

Timing May Aid Push For Global Recognition. With only 26 biotech companies, Yokohama lags far behind San Diego County's total of about 400.

Luce Looks Forward to Their Next 130 Years

As local law firms go, Luce Forward stands as the bearded old grandpa around town.

LEGACY

A look back at one of the issues being discussed on the Opinion pages of the San Diego Business Journal 12 years ago this week

What's Happening With Venture Capital, Biotech Funding

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Water Main Break Draws Attention to an Old Issue

Infrastructure: Rate Hikes Are Funding Replacement Program

Week in Review

Top BUSINESS NEWS: JUNE 27 JULY 3, 2003

Small Business Help Line - What are the Options When Business Partners Divorce?

Question: My wife and I run a business together, but now we are divorcing. What do we do?

FOR THE RECORD

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Budget Impasse Comes as No Surprise

EDITORIAL by Rick Bell

Callaway's Top-Flite Deal A Boost for Ball Business

Already the leading maker of golf clubs in the country, Carlsbad's Callaway Golf Co. could grab the No. 2 spot in golf balls following its proposed acquisition of Top-Flite Golf Co.

Idec-Biogen Merger Still Faces Big Hurdles

Biotech: New Product Acquisitions Key To Long-Term Success

Trade Organization Strives to Aid, Advance Life Sciences Development

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Real Estate sales and leases

Survey Finds Majority of Biotechs in Hiring Upswing

Survey Finds Majority of Biotechs in Hiring Upswing

Avocado Growers Happy as Region's Quarantine Lifted

Agriculture: Farmers Still Worry About Increased Pest Risk

ConVis Shuffles Ad Buys To Align With Budget Cuts

To shore up a budget deficit, San Diego took a bigger bite out of hotel room tax revenue it channels to tourism promotion.