Stories for November 2001

Monday, November 26

Leasing Tenants, landlords find subleasing a win-win solution

Those who liken the current economic downturn and its impact on commercial real estate to the recession of a decade ago should think twice before implementing dusty old game plans.

Media Clear Channel remixes formats, call letters again

Clear Channel Communications is trying to cure a case of schizophrenia among its San Diego stations.

Defense Bio-war 'discards' face new life

Certain technologies to detect biological and chemical agents deemed impractical for battlefield use might well be revived for civilian use.

Trade Border businesses see some relief in the future

Trade: Grants, Federal Loans Offered to Companies And Groups Suffering Economic Hardships

CyberBucks Venture capital funding for local companies dips in third quarter

Sixteen San Diego companies received $123 million in venture capital funding during the third quarter, the lowest amount since the last quarter of 1998 and 55 percent below the amount invested locally in the second quarter, according to the latest Pricewa

Foreign Markets Attention to legal details key to buying property in Mexico

Many Americans are aware that different legal principles apply to most transactions in Mexico, especially those involving real property. Today, more than ever before, those considering real estate in Mexico can reasonably expect a greater level of certain

About the List Homebuilders optimistic despite economic downturn

After the dot-com collapse, a bear market for stocks and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, all economic signs now are pointing to a housing construction slowdown.

Area Building Contractors

Area Building Contractors

Small Business and Retail Analysts expect slump in holiday sales this year

Experts are predicting holiday sales will be down this year compared to last year.

Renovation Renovation of older buildings a decision facing owners

Yet as time takes its toll, a decision must be made either to renovate the older building, or tear it down and build something new.

High-Tech Gateway now offers home installation services

Poway-based Gateway Inc. now offers an installation service for new home computers.

Lead Impact of Sept. 11 on commercial real estate market uncertain

The future of San Diego County's commercial real estate investment market is somewhat uncertain.

Tourism Tourism facing uncertain holidays

This year, how the tourism industry will perform during the traditionally slow holiday season is more of a question mark than usual.

Government Educators fret state budget cuts

If the state Legislature approves Gov. Gray Davis' proposed $2.2 billion current year budget cut, education would lose the most money , money that many local districts have already set in motion to use.

Health Group Launches CD to Help With Difficult Times, 'Coping With Stress'

American Specialty Health Inc. president and CEO George deVries has built his success on anticipating people's needs. When he founded American Specialty Health in 1987 to provide alternative medicine, including acupuncture, massages and chiropractic, few

Real Estate & Construction

Selling agents: Phil Monroe and Adam Edwards of Burnham Real Estate Services represented the seller. Matt Kelly and Mike Erwin of BRE Commercial/NAI represented the buyer.

Enterprise Women First head salvages firm, stages comeback

Chairman/CEO: Edward F. Calesa, also founder and president of Women First HealthCare, Inc.

Commentary Like Cal Ripken, small business plugs on

As America struggled through one of the darkest periods in its history this fall, one of the few bright spots was the celebration of the retirement of baseball superstar Cal Ripken of the Baltimore Orioles.

Sports Biz Callaway unveils entire line of new golf products

Callaway Golf Cos. recently unveiled seven new products , the company's largest offering of new products ever.

Comedy Troupe Uses Laughter to Raise Money

They say laughter is the best form of medicine. And with the events that have taken place over the last few months, a local comedy troupe thought San Diegans could use a little cheering up.

Health Care Palomar orthopedic surgeons walkout averted

At Palomar Medical Center's trauma unit, normal daily business continues now that orthopedic surgeons have reached an interim agreement with hospital officials.

Editorial Finally, a regional transportation plan

The recent commitment to expand Interstate 15 must have come as welcome news to those who battle what can only be described as the county's most aggravating commute.

Energy State asks FERC to lower generators' contract fees

A three-year rate freeze on some electricity contracts is coming to a close, and Californians may eventually be in for a rate decrease as a result.

Energy Commercial buildings find payoff using day-lighting

Using daylight to illuminate commercial interiors is far from a new concept. Until the Industrial Revolution, daylight was the primary light source for buildings.

Commentary Employers must act to ensure health care needs

The recent anthrax scare should send a 911 to employers that they must now grab the extended hand of the medical community in order to fix a broken public health care system that undeniably affects us all.

Tourism Despite setbacks, hotelier on the hunt for financiers

Like other hotel developers across the country affected by the recent terrorist attacks and their effect on the tourism industry, Robert Rauch will have to find new financing for his hotel projects.

Market Local commercial real estate figures holding steady

Due to solid fundamentals, the San Diego County office, industrial and R & D; markets are holding their own despite a slowing national economy.

Defense Tech firms come to aid of Stennis weathermen

Defense: Weather Forecast System Quickly Installed Before Carrier Deployed

Retail Community input vital to developing retail design projects

Finding suitable sites for retail development projects has become more difficult than ever for developers. The shortage of land available for new development in San Diego has led to the further densification of existing areas.

PenCam Offers Sports Fans Autograph Guarantee

The Upper Deck Cos. has found a way to guarantee sports fans that a signed Michael Jordan basketball was really signed by Jordan.

Government 'Two-Thirds' measure will be on March ballot

A newly approved ballot measure is expected to come into direct combat with another measure that could seriously impact taxes in San Diego.

Real Estate Current Refinance market entices local REIT

Del Mar-based American Residential Investment Trust is returning to its mortgage banking roots with a new subsidiary, American Mortgage Network.

Health Care Report: Senators calling for $3.2 billion bioterrorism package

U.S. senators Bill Frist, Edward Kennedy and Judd Gregg have introduced a $3.2 billion bill to fight bioterrorism , twice as much as President George W. Bush has proposed spending.

Ballpark City gives OK to ballpark bonds

The San Diego City Council's approval of a $166 million bond sale cleared the way for work to restart on the stalled ballpark project in the East Village.

'Yahoo for Cops' Helps SD Police Access Crime Databases

Like other things in the criminal justice world, the computer system called Infotech has a second, more colorful name.

Editor's Notebook In war and business, patience is a virtue

We Americans are an impatient lot. We don't like to wait for things. Like children, we want instant gratification.

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Employment Key job 'clusters' expected to rebound

Despite job cuts most severely felt in the area's tourism industry, San Diego's economy is expected to recover and generate nearly 42,000 new jobs in 10 key cluster sectors next year, according to a survey done for the San Diego Workforce Partnership.

Real Estate Cost of oceanfront property in La Jolla? $41 million

Anyone with $41 million to spend should contact La Jolla real estate broker Bonnie Adams.

Finance Health-related firms enter public arena with IPOs

Reflecting an upswing in the overall stock market, a spate of initial public offerings, including two San Diego-based health-related companies, took place earlier this month.

Energy Natural gas prices likely to continue roller coaster ride

The roller coaster ride that is California's natural gas market saw a brief price spike at the start of the month after a long decline. But prices quickly fell again, although they may rise later this winter.

Government Barnett leaving taxpayers association

Scott Barnett, executive director of the San Diego County Taxpayers Association for the past seven years, may be hanging up his golden fleece and putting away his watchdog, but he won't be completely out of the political limelight.

Profile A dread of housework led Susan Taylor to be a pioneer in the field of market research

Education: Natchitoches High School, Natchitoches, Louisiana; Northwestern State College of Louisiana

Monday, November 19

Transportation Nursery on the fence over freeway plan

As Rancho del Sol Nursery tries to uproot itself from its current location in the path of state Route 56, it faces two conflicting orders from the city , one to sit and wait, and the other to hurry up and leave.

City Heights Retail Village Part of Area's $65M Rebirth

With the opening of its City Heights Retail Village, CityLink Investment Corp. has brought new and needed services to the City Heights neighborhood in San Diego.

McDonald's Serves It Up for Local Schools

Timed to take place during American Education Week, McDonald's ran a "McTeacher's Night" fund-raiser Nov. 15.

High-Tech South Korea likes Qualcomm's new BREW

Path 1, CNN Successfully Test Video Feeds By Commercial Telecom Infrastructure

Banking Carlsbad bank is acquired by RSF National

The bank holding company for Rancho Santa Fe National Bank signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Carlsbad-based Capital Bank of North County in a deal valued at more than $21 million and two times book value.

CyberBucks Goodrich restructuring hits San Diego plant

Goodrich Corp., which purchased Humphrey Inc. in February, announced it was closing Humphrey's San Diego plant that employs 90 workers as part of corporate restructuring that includes slashing 2,400 jobs worldwide.

Pharmaceuticals Women's 'midlife' concerns help fuel drug sales

An expanding female midlife population continues to command the attention of the pharmaceutical industry , and with good reason.

Small Business and Retail HR society holds forum on workplace diversity

In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, one key issue employers are facing is workplace diversity , particularly with respect to issues of race, religion and culture.

Editorial Approach recession with a sense of urgency

Predictions of a massive budget deficit over the next couple years in California has signaled an alarm that it's time to make some serious short-term decisions.

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Largest Hospitals

Largest Hospitals

Trade World Trade Center executive to leave in January

Kathy Ward has resigned from her position as president and CEO of the San Diego World Trade Center.

Growth SANDAG lowers county's projected population figures

Many people who work in San Diego County can't afford to live here, contributing to a reduced projection of the county's population growth.

Education Plan by college systems a relief to local educators

Local educators seeking a doctoral degree in education faced limited and somewhat expensive options to obtain the degree.

People On The Move

Michael J. Kirkland, vice president of sales for Randall & Richards has recently relocated to southern California. Freeman Associates Investment Management LLC has hired Carl M. Obeck as vice president, consultant relations.

Media PR firm plans move, says new space saves money

As Stoorza Communications completes its move into new offices, the official date is still being finalized for Matthews/Mark's move into Stoorza's former 18th floor home at 225 Broadway.

Lead Producers uncertain about viability of developing vaccines

Discussions of the merits of vaccines have prompted government agencies to contract with vaccine producers to help stockpile vaccines for anthrax and smallpox.

Shipbuilding No layoffs seen from Northrop buying shipyard

Northrop Grumman Corp.'s move to acquire Newport News Shipbuilding Inc. is creating ripples in San Diego.

Banking Bank's acquisition casts eye on commercial charter

Imperial Capital Bank, the largest financial institution based in San Diego, took a big step toward becoming much larger by agreeing to buy Los Angeles-based Asahi Bank of California earlier this month.

Technology Tech park plan begins to take shape

Panelists Vary on Exact Needs, But Clustering Is Important to Tech's Growth in Region

Technology Laser technology advances eye care, corrects vision

The popularity of laser eye surgery has proven itself nationwide, with more than a million patients correcting their vision with laser eye surgery only six years after Food and Drug Administration approval.

Law Pfingst draws 'no confidence' vote from deputy DA's

Next year's race for San Diego County district attorney is heating up with most of the controversy coming from current District Attorney Paul Pfingst's office.

Environment EPA offers incentives, grants to reduce air pollutants

As California cities work toward meeting state and federal clean air requirements, the key to success is innovation at all levels , from homeowners, from business and from regulators.

Privacy Device Detects Hidden Video Cameras

Not only are video surveillance cameras becoming more prevalent at public gathering places and businesses, the sale of cheap, hidden cameras is on the rise.

Enterprise Local company sorts out telecom charges

Business: Negotiates and manages long-distance and other telecom services for large companies

Energy State agency, regulator squabble over $1.2 billion utility bill

California could have its power shut off if it doesn't pay a $1.2 billion electricity bill. But one state agency says it hasn't even received the invoice yet.

From L.A. to Point Loma, University Celebrates 100th Anniversary

What started in Los Angeles as a small school with 41 students and 17 volunteer faculty members has grown into a nearly 3,000-student university headquartered in Point Loma.

International Polish delegation eyes local telecom industry

First Phase of Las Americas Project at U.S.-Mexico Border Open for Business

Commentary Businesses need to support clean-air alternatives

California's 2001 energy crisis may be over, but the energy scene for California businesses and residents will never be the same.

Profile Ken Kalb's firm has great expectations to become a computer industry classic

Education: Attended American University, New York University graduate film school

M-Shaped Boat Hull Helps Save Venice One Wave at a Time

The Mangia Onda Company announced one of its boats will be in service in Venice, Italy, by the end of the year. The $750,000 Vaporetto, at 65 feet, can ferry up to 150 passengers through the city's famed canals, said Bill Burns, who founded the company a

Government 'Two-thirds' vote proposal goes before council

The San Diego City Council is expected to discuss a proposed ballot measure that could affect future hotel taxes and other taxes.

Publisher's Notebook Ten-month adventure culminates in Mexico

At 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 20, a 10-month adventure will end with the airing of a prime time news special featuring President Vicente Fox of Mexico.

Biotech Firm trumpets results of experimental malaria drug

San Diego-based Hollis-Eden Pharmaceuticals Inc. recently presented encouraging preliminary results of a new class of experimental malaria drugs during the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene conference in Atlanta.

Tourism Renovations likely as La Costa Resort is sold

CARLSBAD , A much-needed renovation for the newly purchased La Costa Resort and Spa could cost as much as $60 million, industry experts say.

Biotech Conferences offer venue for companies to court investors

Chances are if you were trying to track down top executives of a local biotechnology company last week, you were lucky at all to catch them on their cell phones.

Monday, November 12

Editor's Notebook You can only cry wolf so often

Imagine the governor's quandary a couple weeks back when he was told there were "credible" threats by terrorists to blow up several bridges in California.

Biotech Postal service decision to sterilize mail poses problem for scientists

Biotech: Postal Service Decision to Sterilize Mail Poses Problem for Scientists

United Jewish Federation Dedicates, Moves Into New Offices

The United Jewish Federation of San Diego County dedicated and moved into the Joseph & Lenka Finci United Jewish Federation Building on October 30.

Public Relations The Gable Group prepares to close shop

The public relations industry's reaction to the closing of technology-focused public relations firm the Gable Group, one of the oldest in town, was more of sadness than surprise.

Enterprise Foam becoming the new wave of the construction industry

Business: Expanded polystyrene, or foam, pieces for architectural shapes and accents

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Local Firm Gets Business Loan From State for Recycling Technologies

A Carlsbad-based company recently received a $1.4 million loan from the state to help it create environmentally friendly products.

Commentary A lesson in smart codes learned from the Amish

Planner Edward McMahon writes that tourism in the Amish area of Pennsylvania is declining. If you visit the area, you'll instantly know why.

Sports Renovated Torrey Pines cards 70 percent fee hike

Sports: Fees for City Residents Upped to $40; Visitors Will Pay $105 to Play on Weekends

Wireless Qualcomm reports loss of $547.8 million

Qualcomm Inc. has reported a net loss of $548.7 million on revenues of $2.68 billion for its fiscal year ended Sept. 30.

Letters

It is always beneficial for the process of mediation to receive attention. Your headline, however, perpetuates an ongoing problem: We constantly strive to overcome some common misperceptions that many people have regarding the mediation process.

High-Tech E-Digital Corp. music player listens to you

San Diego-based E-Digital Corp. has put out a portable digital music player that responds to voice commands.

Health Care Palomar Gets a Boost in Rating After Posting Profit

Moody's Investors Service, a New York-based rating service, boosted Palomar Pomerado Health's rating from "negative" to "stable" after the hospital system posted its first profit in three years.

Sports Biz New sports magazine debuts in San Diego

A new sports magazine published locally was recently distributed with a circulation of more than 25,000 copies nationwide.

Tourism Port still searching for Campbell site developer

As the Nov. 20 due date approaches for the request for qualification packets, the San Diego Unified Port District's search for a new developer for the Campbell Shipyard hotel site continues.

Government Panel touts measure to thwart hotel tax initiative

A planned ballot measure to combat a similar initiative bankrolled by local hotelier Doug Manchester will make its next stop before the San Diego City Council.

Software Captiva gives chase to the 'paper chase'

More and more drug orders were arriving at Prescription Solutions, and the tide of paper flowing through the mail-order pharmacy was only getting stronger.

Health Care Palomar Medical Center faces walkout by trauma doctors

Orthopedic surgeons remain determined to walk out of Palomar Medical Center's trauma system on Nov. 16, unless management yields to their proposed changes.

Lending Business credit assists with variety of financing needs

For every business, establishing good credit is an important and ongoing financial priority. At some point in its business cycle, owners will need financing for a number of needs, such as seasonal working capital loans, financing accounts receivable, rest

Real Estate Panel concludes real estate will weather slowdown

Design Build Institute's National Convention Honors Convention Center Project

Trademarks Foreign trademark licensing helps companies leverage assets

As the U.S. economy sputters, companies are turning to international trademark licensing as a way to increase profits.

Ballpark Bond plan, baseball league cash revitalizes ballpark

As of late October, it seemed like hopes were rapidly fading to build the Padres' 46,000-seat Downtown ballpark by the spring of 2004 , if at all.

Real Estate & Construction

Selling agents: Richard Lebert and Mark McEwen of Colliers International represented the buyer and the seller.

Energy California's energy chief predicts more trouble ahead

California may have made it through the summer of 2001 without any rolling blackouts, but that doesn't mean the energy crisis is over. Other problems are waiting in the wings.

Retirement Funds New retirement plan distribution rules provide flexibility

In January, the Internal Revenue Service took action to simplify the regulations that govern how much money people over the age of 70 & #733; and their beneficiaries must withdraw each year from tax-deferred retirement accounts, such as Individual Retirement Acc

Profile Truckside marketing paves road to success for one young entrepreneur

David Margolis knows he has a lot to live up to. In his large, extended family, there were several generations who lugged blocks of ice up 10 flights of apartment building stairs in order to make a living.

Lead Accredited funds market for non-traditional home loans

Not all borrowers have squeaky-clean credit histories, which is why lenders like Accredited Home Lenders exist and are doing land office business.

SBA Lenders

SBA Lenders

Editorial Airport security reforms needed now

President George W. Bush has urged Americans to get back to business as usual, and America's airlines seem to have taken him at his word. Two months after the world's worst airline hijacking horror, U.S. air carriers have done little to prevent another sk

Energy Local gas prices drop, but still highest in nation

In the weeks following the Sept. 11 attacks on America, the price for gasoline in San Diego fell by more than 50 cents a gallon, yet consumer activists say the local price is still artificially high.

Construction Agencies boost commitment to affordable housing

Developing affordable apartments can be a tricky numbers game. For many developers, it's not a bet they're willing to take.

Government Rent control measure unlikely to be on March ballot

San Diego City Councilman George Stevens wants to let voters decide if rent controls should be implemented for the city's apartments, but the issue won't make it to the ballot anytime soon.

Marketing Marketing helps position your business in tough times

Free market. Commerce. Is it crass to think about advertising when the nation has experienced such a profound assault? No, not if you believe in capitalism.

CyberBucks Incubator finding new life in Downtown

San Diego Ventureplex, a high-tech incubator that shut its doors in October 2000, is finding a new life in the Gaslamp Quarter.

Small Business and Retail Feds must take care of small biz to aid economy

Whether the economy will recover quickly in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks depends on the steps government takes to help out small business.

Investing Electronic communication networks grab market share, liquidity

The immense political and financial clout that the established securities exchanges and markets have in this country for preserving the status quo is nearly unparalleled, illustrated by the fact it has taken over 25 years since Congress directed the SEC t

Community Urged to Support Local Charities

The United Way of San Diego County and local business leaders came together in the name of philanthropy to urge San Diegans to increase support to local charities and nonprofit agencies.

People On The Move

Cairns, Eng & Applegate, LLP has hired Courtney E. Webber as staff accountant. Michael J. Kirkland has relocated to Randall & Richards' Southern California location as vice president of sales.

Designer Puts Brick and Mortar on Cotton T's

They're pushing 90, but these grande dames of San Diego architecture still look great.

Monday, November 5

Catering Caterers revel in producing a moveable 'feast'

Why just cater when you can feast on this?" goes the motto of one of San Diego's newest catering companies.

Biotech Genetronics reduces staff, officers while seeking new funding

A Genetronics Biomedical Corp. spokesman said the biotechnology firm hopes to raise between $2 million and $3 million from private investors by the year's end.

People On The Move

Roel Construction Co. has hired Mike Moore as superintendent. Peter Hunter has been named director of construction of Senior Resource Group. Paul Nieto has been named president and CEO of ProjectDesign Consultants. Burkett & Wong Engineers has added Rober

Editorial An old ally returns defense spending

San Diego used to be thought of as recession-proof. With an economy heavily rooted in the defense industry, the region for decades rode out recessions with little damage. Then came the 1990s, the end of the Cold War and the resulting cutbacks in defense s

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Law Internships key to inspiring students to be lawyers

Local Community College Gets Bar Association OK For Legal Assistant Program

Radio Stations, Einstein's Sponsor Drive for San Diego Food Bank

The Canned Film Festival" made its debut on Oct. 22 at 15 Einstein Bros. locations throughout the city.

Profile UCSD geneticist Larry Goldstein is half scientist, half athlete and part of an entrepreneurial triangle

Education: UCSD graduated in 1976 with a bachelor's degree in biology; graduated in 1980 from the University of Colorado, Boulder, with a Ph.d. in genetics

Energy Governor's office dismisses energy contract criticism

The state is looking to renegotiate billions of dollars of power contracts under which the state is paying anywhere between $58 and $249 per megawatt hour of electricity.

Commentary Planning for and preventing terrorism in San Diego

We are a nation in conflict. Suicide bombers attack our financial centers while biological agents are mailed to our political leaders and news media. Loved ones have been lost. Our innocence has been surrendered as Americans from New York to San Diego ada

Biotech Celera partners with area biotechs for online protein database

Craig Venter recently said half-jokingly that UCSD's superb education must be one reason why San Diego's biotechnology industry continues to thrive.

Utilities Sea and air restriction placed around San Onofre

What if terrorists launched a Sept. 11-style attack on San Diego County's nuclear power station?

Real Estate Real estate sales taper, but agents appear to be busy

While traffic has slowed for local builders and real estate agents after the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States, they are reporting increases in the number of calls and visits to their new-home sites and offices.

Marketing Motivating meeting & convention sales in a slumping economy

As a result of the events of Sept. 11, America's meeting and convention industry has found itself in a precarious situation.

Ballpark Downtown still bullish despite new ballpark delay

The reality of a baseball park being built Downtown continues to be delayed, with the city approving a fifth extension to issue bonds to cover their portion of the deal.

Technology Titan Corp. to sanitize the U.S. mail

The U. S. government has enlisted two San Diego companies to mount a high-tech response to the mailed bioterrorism threat.

Soccer Pros Team Up With Chelsea Corp. to Stage Kids' Clinics

The San Diego Sockers know that not all kids who love soccer can afford to make it to the team's soccer games at the Sports Arena. So the team decided to take the game to them.

Carlsbad Firm Develops Zinc-Air Fuel Cells for Garden Tools

The grass might be greener on the other side of the fence, or maybe not. Either way, a Carlsbad firm has found a way to make the act of cutting the grass, well, greener.

High-Tech 'Smart' tech communities key to growth

The SDSU professor defines it as "a community that makes a conscious decision to aggressively deploy technology as a catalyst to solving its social and business needs."

Real Estate & Construction

Selling agents: Lannie Allee and Doug Simpson of Coldwell Banker Commercial represented the buyer and the seller.

Public Relations Editorial outreach delivers coverage in advance of event

It's a rare meeting or event planner that does not want editorial coverage in advance of a meeting or event.

Mergers Destination management firms merge, bring strengths to deal

In a move that's not necessarily reflective of the troubled tourism industry, PRA Destination Management Inc.'s local operations recently signed an agreement to fold in a smaller, San Diego-based firm, Enjoy California Enterprises.

Commentary Closing a final chapter in the energy crisis

After dominating the news and political agenda for more than a year, the sting of California's energy crisis has diminished somewhat.

Defense Fighter contract boosts local TRW unit

Defense: Rancho Bernardo Division Was An Assured Winner in Contract Contest

Real Estate Annual REBA award goes to Prudential realtor

Maxine Gellens, a realtor with Prudential California Realty, recently was awarded the 2001 McNaught-Davis/Knox Award by the La Jolla Real Estate Brokers Association Inc.

Media Cox hires initiative media for planning and buying, in San Diego

Cox Communications recently contracted with Initiative Media North America to handle media planning and buying for its San Diego operations.

Wireless Qualcomm unveils airliner security technology

San Diego-based Qualcomm Inc. has recast aircraft communications technology as an aircraft security device.

Convention Facilities+Caterers

Convention Facilities+Caterers

Defense Carrier Reagan to be home-ported here; Stennis leaving

San Diego will be home port for the new aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan after all, federal officials announced last week.

Enterprise Home business idea really caught on fire

Originally, Christina McClelland worked in the advertising industry. But a burning desire to be with family and to express her creativity led her to found the Candle & Gift Factory Outlet of San Diego.

Trade Fast-track trade bill nears final vote

Lobbyists are making their final pitches to convince local representatives to allow the president to fast-track trade agreements with other countries.

Small Business and Retail State chamber praises, raps governor's actions

Small businesses got a boost from the governor on one piece of legislation, but not on another.

Publisher's Notebook Awakening the re-United States

Here we are coming up on the two-month anniversary of the Attack on America. As we read and hear every day about the war effort overseas, most of us can generally take some solace in the fact that even though our military forces are putting it all on the

Mulch Machine Helps Control Erosion, Recycles Materials

Carlsbad-based Green Earth Mulch Distributors is offering a new solution to erosion control.

Lead Diversified firms ride out losses, take local turn

It's no secret: when the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks struck the East Coast, the effects on many facets of the tourism industry were devastating.