Stories for October 2003
Monday, October 27
A look back at an issue being discussed on the opinion pages of the San Diego Business Journal eight years ago this week
City officials have offered San Diego's biotechnology industry recycled water from San Diego's North City reclamation plant at a discount rate of 50 percent per cubic feet.
OPINION By MARK LACTER, editor of the Los Angeles Business Journal
Civic leaders will likely ask private businesses to help fund the effort to keep San Diego's military bases from closing.
CARLSBAD , The newly expanded Callaway Golf Co. reported net income of $2.3 million on net sales of $153.6 million in the quarter ended Sept. 30.
Our View: Despite 32 Years of Success, a Locally Run Business Loses as Gov. Davis Sells Out to a Big-Money, Out-of-State Company
Finance: Market Still Hot for New Home Loan Originations; Refinances Drop From Record Highs
Workplace: Companies Shutter Many Locations Until Stoppage Is Settled
Local Manufacturer Eyes Consumer Market; Wal-Mart is challenging the validity of petitions supporting a referendum to appeal the San Marcos City Council's approval of its second store.
Tourism: Measure on March Ballot Would Secure Money To Promote San Diego
Proxy: LIGHTSPAN, INC.; San Diego Technology 15; San Diego BioTech 15; Southern California Index Watch
Media: Experts Say Neither Side Portrays Message Very Well in Ongoing Grocery Strike
Before installing a solar electric generation system last year, Corporate Computer Centers, Inc. of San Diego paid between $900 and $1,500 a month for electricity.
DJ Orthopedics Inc. may be among the biggest turnaround stories of the year. Except, it appears few have noticed.
Monday, October 20
The numbers in California's fiscal travails could keep getting higher and higher assuming state and local voters go along with the $45 billion in bond measures on the March and November 2004 ballots.
A partnership of Texas and Maryland companies took over 4,629 Marine Corps housing units, including several thousand at Camp Pendleton, on Oct. 1.
A look back at an issue being discussed on the opinion pages of the San Diego Business Journal 14 years ago this week
Private Firm Branches Out Into Financial Services
Proxy: ARENA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.; San Diego Technology 15; San Diego BioTech 15; Southern California Index Watch
If Our New Governor Succeeds, He May Also Help to Rejuvenate American Prestige Abroad
Staff members of the San Diego Business Journal picked up seven awards Oct. 15 at the San Diego Press Club's 30th annual awards ceremony.
JOBS: Auto Repair Chain Eyes Local Expansion; Titan Agrees to Assist Military's Drone Program
Canadian companies are hitching their wagons to a rising star , the San Diego economy.
Workplace: Compared to Other Nations, Author Says Americans Work Too Hard
O.C.-Based Fluor Keeps Losing Big Projects to Bechtel and Halliburton
3 Top Staff Positions Set to Be Named Within Next 10 Days
Limiting Ambulance Bypass, Transport to Hospital of Choice Are Key Factors
Monday, October 13
Contractors Appear to Be Weathering Economic Storm
Struggling to navigate between escalating labor costs and off-price competition, traditional grocery store chains have been forced to alter their strategies to maintain already narrow margins.
Retail: As Supermarkets Prepare for Strike, Others Look to Reap the Benefits
TIPS & TRENDS: Author Shows Small Biz How to Turn Expertise Into Profits; New Barrier on I-8 Could End Wrong-Way Crashes; Highway 125 Training Program Recognized
Gaming: Two Parties Seen Headed Toward The Negotiating Table
The San Diego Business Journal asks: In the end, what do you think of the recall? What will the results mean to San Diego and California businesses?
Question: What should I know about franchising before I take the plunge?
Proxy: APPLIED MOLECULAR EVOLUTION, INC. San Diego Technology 15; San Diego BioTech 15; Southern California Index Watch
A look back at an issue being discussed on the opinion pages of the San Diego Business Journal eight years ago this month
When Developing Project Teams, Look for Proven Track Record
Chula Vista is clearing the way for seven new car dealerships in the southern part of the city, east of Interstate 805.
Last week's initial public offering by Massachusetts biotech firm Acusphere Inc. is likely the first of what could be a dozen such stock offerings in the weeks to come.
Toppan Optical Products, a major supplier to the world's largest television manufacturers, opened a new plant in Poway expected to employ about 200 workers.
Venture Capital Firms Say They Are Putting Their Money on the Safe Bet
Shipping: Retail Outlook Still Remains Tentative
Housing: Employers Consider Various Loan Assistance Programs
Monday, October 6
Proxy: ASHWORTH INC.; San Diego Technology 15; San Diego BioTech 15; Southern California Index Watch
John Morton, president and founder of Baja Bound Insurance Services is profiled
Workplace: Part-Timers Experience a Big Drop In Health Coverage
Sacramento's dysfunctional ways, so much a part of the recall campaign, could be put to more votes next year if a series of initiatives wind up on the ballot.
Governor Davis Signs Bills Aimed at HMO Members; Program Encourages Doctors to Prescribe Generic Drugs
Question: How can I create a business succession plan? And why do I need one?
Law: Trial Lawyers Helped To Write the Partner Bills; Bookstore Owner Sentenced For Tax Evasion
Finance: New Building Should Help to Compete With Global Companies
World-renowned chemist Richard DiMarchi was one of four Eli Lilly scientists to develop Humalog, the first genetically enhanced insulin that freed diabetics from insulin dependence as they knew it.
It's the most vexing financial problem facing California today and has been at the heart of the recall effort: how to bring more money into state coffers and not be so dependent on volatile income taxes?
San Diego Gas & Electric and federal energy regulators came to a settlement on matters related to the energy crisis of 2000-01; Sempra Secures Deal With New Jersey Hospitals
If a compromise proposal between the San Diego City Council and a lodging industry association to raise the tax the city charges people to stay in area hotels goes to a public vote, a prominent local hotelier said he will campaign against it.
Overlapping Federal, State Laws Can Create Headaches
Gaming: Despite Candidates' Claims, Tribes Say They Are Sovereign , And Exempt
Expert Says SDG & E;'s Interests Conflict With Area's Needs
Women-Owned Businesses Pack a Punch in S.D.'s Economy
Employment: State Claims It Will Save $1.2 Billion Annually With Voucher Plan