Stories for August 2002
Monday, August 26
Law: Down Times for Other Businesses Make More Work for Attorneys
Maxim to Test New Drug Aimed at Cancer Therapy Side Effects
UCSD Connect has called for entries in its Most Innovative New Product Awards, setting an entry deadline of Sept. 13.
Wireless: Message Service Used to Promote Businesses; For now, the marketing potential of two-way text messaging appears to be promising if somewhat unexplored territory.
A federal Justice Department investigation into whether Metabolife International, the nation's leading seller of ephedra products, lied about the safety of its dietary supplement could have a chilling effect on the industry...
There's an Italian renaissance going on in Downtown San Diego and it has nothing to do with Michelangelo.
Banking: Reinvestment Commitments Scrutinized; Citigroup's proposed acquisition of California Federal Bank is supposed to be wrapped up by the end of this quarter, but the deal may be in jeopardy...
Carbite Golf, a San Diego-based maker of wedges and putters, laid off 40 employees, nearly all its staff, and suspended operations after its largest creditor demanded payment on its debt.
Vons has opened an online version of its grocery store in San Diego.
Companies Sought for State Energy-Financing Program; San Diego Unified Sells $275 Million in Bonds; Apartment Construction Reaches Halfway Mark; Local Groups Earn Energy Awards
The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce said a pending state senate bill that would give California employees up to 12 weeks of paid leave to care for a new child or ailing family member would place a huge burden on already financially strained small b
The nine Indian casinos of San Diego County have created approximately 12,000 jobs and generate more than $270 million in annual payroll.
Frustration over the handling of proposed increases in hotel taxes last fall was the final impetus for some local hotel owners to form their own advocacy organization.
A proposed law would save the state of California from losing 260 billion gallons of Colorado River water next year by relieving San Diego of liability over the Salton Sea. But the bill is getting mixed reviews from local water experts.
What's On The Menu by Jack White
Business in Russia Initiative Gets A Financial Boost
Construction of Cruise Ship Terminal Balcony Under Way
Monday, August 19
Hoping to land anti-terror business soon after it becomes available, executives gathered in San Diego last week to hear about the nascent Department of Homeland Security.
Titan Corp., the San Diego-based technology company that is leaning increasingly toward government work, last week reported a net loss of $11.8 million during the quarter ended June 30.
Burnham Lands Mitsui Complex Leasing Contract
OPINION by Gary Gallegos, executive director for Sandag.
San Diego's unemployment rate increased by a tenth of a point in July to 4.2 percent.
Landmark National Bank Accumulates $11.6M as Its Initial Fund-Raising Ends
OPINION by Fred Schnaubelt, real estate broker and former San Diego city councilman.
TECH TALK - Expert Notes Users May Look at Price First When Considering Storage
Agriculture: Current Proposal With San Diego Would Keep Colorado River Flowing Here
San Diego County leads the state in the number of new hotels planned, according to a mid-year hotel development report from a Costa Mesa-based firm.
Previo Continues Liquidation Process Started Last Month With Sale to Utah Firm
UCSD Scientists Reveal New Statistics On HIV Infections
Education: CSU San Marcos' Senior Experience Provides 'Meaty' Tasks in Business
Workplace: Model for Position Shifts as Firms Grow and Evolve
Sperry West Wheels Out Video Camera to Scan Cars' Underbellies; Architect Advocates Use of Patient-Friendly Medical Design; Automated System Promises Cat Lovers They'll Never 'Litter' Again; Lung Association Hosts AsthmaWalk Around Mission Bay
The San Diego Unified Port District's option agreement for a third headquarter hotel at the San Diego Convention Center included an offer of $46.5 million in rent credits if the hotel is built on time.
Pfingst Pushes Legislation To Give Prosecutors Tool To Fight Internet Predators
Monday, August 12
Publicly traded Allied Research Corp. is raising its profile in San Diego County by announcing another acquisition here.
'City of Villages' Concept Calls For Islands of Mixed Use; As San Diego comes to grips with traffic problems and a housing squeeze, the solution may be mixed-use development.
Tourism: ConVis Plans To Expand Market Range. After six years as a major consumer medium, the Internet continues to be the future for the tourism industry, used by visitors for finding deals more than booking them.
Eight power companies have until the end of August to reach settlement with California over billions of dollars in long-term power pacts signed during the height of the energy crisis.
San Marcos Firm to Settle Claims Relating to Unlicensed Programs
The San Diego City Council declared a "housing state of emergency" and adopted an inclusionary housing plan in front of almost 1,000 San Diegans on Aug. 6.
OPINION by Christine Kehoe, representative to the state 76th Assembly District, which includes City Heights.
Sockers Begin Their Season in New League With New Rules
At least 15 state energy commissioners feel federal regulators want to steal states' authority and impose a detrimental rubber-stamp system with recently proposed rules to redesign U.S. power markets.
The San Diego County Medical Society is surveying local doctors to determine how many plan to leave the county, contemplate changing professions or retiring early because of low reimbursement rates and the local high cost of living.
Opinion by Jim Trageser, a free-lance writer living in Escondido.
The Holiday Bowl announced its new title sponsor last week, ending a search that began in the spring of last year.
Health Care: Decision Follows Senate Hearing On Buying Groups
A Carlsbad-based company unveiled a new product earlier this month designed to combine skateboarding with water sports.
Although admissions were down, spending from local arts and culture organizations grew, according to a recent report.
SAIC to Run Audio, Video Nerve Center For OnStream Media
SDSU Business Program Provides Interns, Consultants
New federal rules covering diesel emissions may be good news for California truckers and even better news for San Diego , but it could hurt the trucking industry in other states.
Telecom: PacBell Plans Long Distance Service; AT & T; last week began offering local phone service to San Diego County households.
Nice Guys Pays Tribute to Robert Horsman for Community Work; Reading Project Unites Separated Parents, Kids; Museum Tours Expose Photography Enthusiasts to New Vistas, Near and Far; Skills Program Gives Foster Youth a Helpful Glimpse of the Business World
This Marriage Has Strings Attached And Makes Beautiful Music. By making instruments in a range of prices, Greg and Janet Deering have built up sales at Deering Banjo Co.
Monday, August 5
Biotech: Nanoparticles Replace Traditional Means Of Tagging Gene Material
Local farmers were hit by drought, high winds, freezing conditions and fire this year. Each of these conditions alone would have a limited effect, but this year they combined to create a $12 million disaster countywide.
SPECIAL REPORT- Education
Local civic and business groups have banded together to accelerate development of a new international airport for San Diego County, and the new coalition is planning to remain neutral on the topic of site selection.
Nanogen Inc. recently lowered its 2002 revenue forecast due to a delay in the planned June shipment of its cystic fibrosis test to additional beta-test sites.
Upside-Down System Allowed For Inflated Last-Minute Sales
Gavin & Gavin Is Named as Maritime Museum's Ad Agency
Digirad Expects New Heart Disease System To Rival Existing Products
OPINION By Allan Zaremberg, president of the California Chamber of Commerce.
A disagreement over the value of land in Otay Ranch has stalled new development within the 23,000-acre master-planned community in eastern Chula Vista.
Websense Reports Hike In Income Over the Same Quarter Last Year
Export Insurance Policy Key to Orgil's $1.8M Greenhouse Deal
FranNet Matches Up Franchises and Entrepreneurs
OPINION By Elizabeth C. Morris, CEO of the San Diego Housing Commission.
Peregrine's Board Down to Five Members as Ex-Exec Larry Garlick Resigns
NEW COLUMN! - What's On the Menu by Jack White