Stories for March 2004
Monday, March 29
TECHNOLOGY: Slim Profits, Increased Competition Make It Hard on Internet Retailer
Government: Panel Also Seeks Privatization Of Some City Services
Question: I'm a business owner. Should I have a succession plan in case something unexpected happens to me?
Proxy: PETCO ANIMAL SUPPLIES, INC. San Diego Technology 15; San Diego BioTech 15; Southern California Index Watch
Biotech: Revised 2005 Forecast Predicts Large Increase in Firm's Revenue
Maker of Health Care Products Has Cut 51 Employees, Seeks Additional Funding
Real Estate: Landlords, Low-Income Renters Already Face Tight Market
Monday, March 22
Commerce Officials Share Insights on Asian Markets
Proxy: ASHWORTH, INC. San Diego Technology 15; San Diego BioTech 15; Southern California Index Watch
Employment: Fund Projected to Be in Red Ink at Least Through 2007
Nearly 12,000 Rooms Are in Planning Stage; Hotel development in the San Diego area is hot. But outside the county, it's not.
Local Firm Adds to Reserves To Cover Potential Liabilities From Federal Investigation
On March 24, Richard Liekweg celebrates his first anniversary as chief executive at UC San Diego Medical Center, and arrival in sunny San Diego from Durham, N.C.
Companies worried about the rezoning of industrial land for housing are finding an ally in San Diego City Councilwoman Donna Frye.
Dwindling sites for shopping center construction, thousands of new homes built annually, and consumer demand for new stores all add up to big investor demand for S.D. retail real estate
U.S. Trade Policies Need to Strike a Better Balance
Defense: Panel May Take Positions Contrary To the Chamber's Stand
Real Estate: First National Bank Building First for Transformation
Question: What are the rules for hiring unpaid interns?
Energy: It's Highly Speculative, but Prices Remain High
Forget Finding Fault: Real Answer to Job Losses Is Retraining U.S. Workers
Monday, March 15
Question: What do I need to know about insuring my home-based business and how can I protect it from disaster?
Cox Communications, Inc. recently started a new local program in San Diego that reduces the number of miles its fleet is on the road, which lowers fuel costs
Proxy: INVITROGEN CORP. San Diego Technology 15; San Diego BioTech 15; Southern California Index Watch
Development: Builder, Port, City Discuss Bayfront Land Swap
Defense: Official Says San Diego Is 'Light Years' Ahead of Other Communities
OPINION by JON COUPAL, an attorney and president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association.
Monday, March 8
Gateway, Inc. plans to plunge into the Japanese and British markets after its merger with Irvine-based eMachines.
Mark Crowley is a firm believer in doing the best he can whatever the task at hand.
Help May Come From Southwest Pipeline, Permitting Legislation
Starting March 8, nurses at Alvarado Hospital Medical Center in La Mesa will receive an 8 percent pay raise, no longer work mandatory overtime, and be eligible for a new defined pension plan.
Construction: Approval Means Millions for Local Districts, Contractors. PLUS: Feds Tap Firm for San Ysidro Border Crossing Expansion
Transportation: Privately Funded Toll Road an Experiment for State
Ted Owen, the president and publisher of the San Diego Business Journal, is leaving the newspaper to become president and CEO of the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce.
OPINION From Martyn Hopper, California director for the National Federation of Independent Business, America's largest small-business group.
Politics: Candidates Facing Off in November Take Hard Line With Team
Backers Consider Options For November Election
Proxy: San Diego Technology 15; San Diego BioTech 15; Southern California Index Watch
San Diego Executives Form New Military Support Group
Employer Asks for Retirement Plan Pointers
Monday, March 1
By joining forces with Grubb & Ellis Co., San Diego-based BRE Commercial will get to enjoy the best of both worlds
Labor: California Is Considered Too Expensive for Some
Tech Firms See Lucrative Option in Sending Some Higher-Skilled Work To Overseas Countries
UCSD Technology Translated Into 10 Start-Up Firms in Fiscal Year 2002
78 Magazine Targets Students At 3 North County Colleges
Retail: City's Second Store Would Be Built in Residential Neighborhood
By combining their staffs, NTD Architects and the Stichler Group Inc. have created the largest architectural firm in San Diego.
San Diego's biotech industry may be booming, but some industry insiders worry that this year's cap on H1-B visa applications could hurt drug research and development.
Proxy: CUBIC CORP. San Diego Technology 15; San Diego BioTech 15; Southern California Index Watch
Question: I'm looking for a suitable contractor to remodel my business. What kind of licenses and insurance does my contractor need, and how do I know if the bid a contractor provides for a project is a fair price?