Stories for June 2004

Monday, June 28



Just Why Do We Lie?

Whether in Business, or The Political Arena, Lying Is a Widespread Phenomenon Throughout Modern America

Senomyx IPO Shares Discounted More Than 50 Percent

Biotech: Firm Follows Trend of Other Local Early Stage Companies

Parents, Students Are Turning to Varied Sources to Pay for College

Borrowing to pay for college is nothing new, but the amount of debt some students are graduating with is at critical levels.

Executive Profile - Tammy Haughey

Tammy Haughey credits her ascent up the ladder at Di Zinno Thompson advertising to being at the right desk at the right time.

Easing the Cost of Education

'Make and Hold' Strategy Helps Student Lending Company While Reducing the Burden of Costly College Tuition

Banks Offering Incentives to Move Customers Online

Internet Bill Payment A Key Strategy in Retaining Customers

Contractors Begin Opting Out of New Prop. MM Projects

Some Seek Work Elsewhere Due to Strict Wage Rules

New ConVis Exec Board Emphasizing Local Hotels

SDSU Dean Named as Chairman for 2004-05

Lenders Prepare for Life After Record Refinance Market

Maybe the refinance market hasn't dried up yet, but home mortgage lenders are beginning to act as if it has.

Local Firm's Software a Big Winner

Exametric Captures Top Entrepreneur Award

Getting Off The Road and Into Photography

Small-Biz Owners Should Plan R & R; This Summer

Monday, June 21

Contract Helps Sharp Avert Possible Nurses' Walkout

Health Care: Staffing Ratios Still a Concern

Pension Issues a Stark Tale of Two Jurisdictions

Government: County Looks to Public Market as S.D. Grapples With Probe

Putting "Strong Mayor" to the Test

Editorial by Howard Fine, Los Angeles Business Journal

The View From North County: Growth and More Growth

COMMENTARY by Lou Dobbs, anchor and managing editor of CNN's "Lou Dobbs Tonight."

Metabasis Just the Latest to Come Up Short in IPO Market

Prices the Reflect Nature of Firms With Products Years Away From Market

VoIP Pushes Telecom Firm to Profitability

Continuous Computing Among Firms Looking At Expansion Plans

Few Snafus Found in Early Scorecard on Petco Park

Parking Issues, More Day Games Among Topics of Discussion

New Defense Pact Spurs Jobs for Chem-tronics

EL CAJON , GKN Aerospace Chem-tronics Inc. has received a $28 million Air Force contract to manufacture military aircraft parts.

Moving From Retirement to a Second Career

Small Business Help Line

Stem Cell Research Bond Measure Could Be a Boon for S.D.

This November, California voters will be asked to approve a $3 billion bond measure to fund embryonic stem cell research.

Gateway Cuts Losses, Posts Quarterly Gains

Gateway Inc.'s transformation into the company it purchased in March, Irvine-based eMachines, is under way, and from the early financial results, the makeover is taking hold.

Marines Open to Study of Potential LNG Terminal Site

Defense: Headquarters Tones Down Stance Taken By Pendleton Commander

Paradise in Progress Keeps Tabs on Construction

Paradise in Progress was formed to keep the Mardi Gras parade from being cut short by an unexpected road closure or a row of trucks lining up to pour concrete for the base of a new high-rise tower.

Week in Review


Eateries Feel Chains Taking Bite Out of Business

Restaurants: Despite Growing Number, Independent Owners Still Hold Sway

Monday, June 14

Longtime Local Chamber Exec Resigns & #711; Again

Payroll Data Shows Small Biz Rebounding

Playing the Hiring Game

When Margit Muenker learned that the San Diego outpatient clinic where she worked as a surgical nurse was going to close, she never once worried about being jobless.

Tribes Considering Gaming Devices Exempt From Limit

The legal foundations beneath California's Indian casino industry are shifting again, and in San Diego's backcountry, local gaming tribes are casting about for options..



Public Pension Funding Mess a Statewide Affair

COMMENTARY by Richard Rider, San Diego Tax Fighters

Biotech Execs Encouraged By New Study

Report Ranks S.D. as Top U.S. Hub Ahead Of Boston and S.F.

ConVis Considers Making Some Hotels "Pay to Play"

Tourism: Makeup of Agency's Board Also Up for Discussion

Reagan: Master of the Media Age

COMMENTARY by Tom Plate, a UCLA professor, former editorial page editor of the Los Angeles Times, and a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy.

Know When to Take a Case to Arbitration

Question: How do I properly utilize an alternative dispute resolution provider?


State Fund Cuts Workers' Comp Rates 7%; Bayfront Redevelopment Plan Picked; Factory 2-U Closing 23 More Stores; Regulators Approve SDG & E; Plan; Sempra Outlines Succession Plan

Business Journal Staff Wins 17 Awards in SPJ Contest

The staff at the SD Business Journal won nine first place awards, and 17 awards overall, at this year's Excellence in Journalism awards presented by the SD chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Monday, June 7

Taking Retail Outside the Box

Builder Bets Urban Centers Connect With Consumers

Local Telecom Firms Find Business in India

Two San Diego-based telecom equipment companies see a future in India.

"Fancy Parties" Won't Help Market San Diego

Convention Center's Plan: Push Compelling Deals To Grab Meeting Planners

Complexities Abound in Regulatory Compliance

Question: How can I ensure that my business meets Safety, Health and Environmental Regulatory compliance? What are the risks if I don't meet these standards?

Saving Us From Ourselves

The Latest Seat Belt Campaign Not Only Wastes Police Resources, But May Make People Less Safe

Blood Substitute Testing Takes to the Air

Medical Services Enterprise, UCSD Still Debating Over Approval for Local Trials

MARKETPLACE - San Diego Public Stocks

Proxy: DJ ORTHOPEDICS, INC. San Diego Technology 15; San Diego BioTech 15; Southern California Index Watch

Upscale Eateries Find Fine Dining Not to the Tastes Of Padres' Fans

Sales dip 20 percent to 30 percent at the Gaslamp Quarter restaurant, Trattoria La Strada, every time the San Diego Padres play in town on a Friday or Saturday night

Week in Review