Stories for February 2002
Monday, February 25
Instead of developing office and industrial buildings, Chad Carpenter changed his game plan.
Tech-Talk: Biotech: Zevalin Expected To Earn Hundreds of Millions in Sales For Local Company
Chris Cramer Teamed With His 'Uncle Karl' to Create One of San Diego's Best-Known Microbrews
SPECIAL REPORT - ENTREPENEURS: Businesses and charities both can benefit by forming partnerships with each other.
Transportation: Existing Infrastructure Could Put Area at Research Forefront
Energy: State Program Would Spend Up to $5B On Solar, Wind Generation
Tech-Talk: Software: Firm's Product Lets Multiple Users Suggest Plan Changes in Real-Time Format
Software: Tech Giant Suit Over Name Similarity Begins Trial in Seattle
People and Businesses in the News: Chair Massages Have Employees Feeling 'Simply Healthy' Bicycle Repairman Hits the Road With Mobile Shop Love of Sports (and Support From Work) Motivates Kids' Coaches Del Mar's Golf Fest No Longshot With Local Duffers
n about a year, workers will begin installing seats at the San Diego Padres' new Downtown ballpark. The following year, fans likely will be seated in them for the first time when the stadium opens in April 2004, in time for Opening Day.
Hotel Opens Restaurant With Acclaimed Chef As Its Partner Tourism & Hospitality by Tanya Rodrigues
SPECIAL REPORT - ENTREPENEURS: Report Notes Dramatic Increase in Women-Owned Businesses
Trade: Some Believe S.D. Mayor Isn't Devoting Proper Attention to Border Issues
San Diego's biotechnology industry is a significant force in the region's economy, but it's not without obstacles, according to a recent industry status report by the California Healthcare Institute and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Even with a $48 billion raise over 2002, the proposed 2003 budget for the Pentagon has people complaining that's not enough. Some say the Navy gets shorted in the spending plan.
SPECIAL REPORT - ENTREPENEURS: Long-Term Strategy Includes Making Companies Attractive to Buyers
Verizon Wireless Moves Into Imperial County HIGH TECH by Brad Graves
ITLA Posts Its Sixth Straight Year Of Profitability FINANCE by Mike Allen
Hotels: Industry Group Now Supports Anti-Tax Initiative; In a close vote earlier this month, the San Diego County Hotel-Motel Association reversed its position once more on the San Diego Taxpayer Protection Act.
SPECIAL REPORT - ENTREPENEURS: Career Paths Now a Little Clearer for High Schoolers and College Students
A hotel industry forecast released earlier this month by Ernst & Young echoed other predictions for this year in saying that San Diego will likely outperform other major lodging markets in the country.
SPECIAL REPORT - ENTREPENEURS: VCs Urge Entrepreneurs to Do Their Homework
Pan Pacific Retail Signs 108 Leases at Its Properties Real Estate by Mandy Jackson
Titan Another Step Closer to Its Planned Spinoff of SureBeam Corp. Cyberbucks by Mike Allen
Thwarted for more than two years by litigation, San Diego officials took no chances in the days leading up to Feb. 15 when the city sold $169 million in bonds for the Padres ballpark Downtown.
Alpine Firm Gets SBA Sept. 11 Disaster Help SMALL BUSINESS by Lee Zion
Monday, February 18
Leap Wireless International, Inc. plans to practically double its customers during 2002, but the stock market seems to have mixed feelings about its prospects.
Concern is escalating in the local business community that British Airways may discontinue its nonstop flight between San Diego and London.
The Titan Corp. had $1.13 billion in sales during 2001, with more than $900 million of that coming from its core business of selling information technology to the U.S. government.
SPECIAL REPORT - COMPUTERS: Information Systems Key to Early Warning, Timely Decisions
SPECIAL REPORT - COMPUTERS: Anti-Virus Programs Catching Bugs Before 'Infection'
With ideas ranging from a regional trust fund to a concept known as inclusionary housing, a regional panel has begun its search for ways to create more affordable housing.
Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino is wiring all of its facilities for future technology upgrades.
Community members are invited to get in to their shorts and go running this week , for a good cause.
Infill development , redevelopment of sites within developed areas , will be the key to the city of San Diego's City of Villages plan.
SPECIAL REPORT - COMPUTERS: As organizations move their critical business functions online, a key stumbling block has been in pulling together information from many different databases and applications, often running on different platforms.
While California is taking the lead to set minimum staffing levels for nurses here, Australian lawmakers are debating whether to extend similar ratios already established in its state of Victoria to their nation's other states.
For the second time in a year, an off-season wildfire swept across San Diego County homes while the state's firefighting aerial tankers sat dormant on some distant runway.
SPECIAL REPORT - COMPUTERS: Products Tapping Into Desire for Better, Sharper Photos
No stores or positions are being eliminated in San Diego as a locally based chain retailer moves to close some of its stores.
The San Diego Padres have contracted with San Diego-based Aradiant Corp. for its phone order ticket sales this year, ending a long-term arrangement with Ticketmaster.
Enron Corp.'s failure wasn't caused only by apparent fraudulent accounting and management, but from the negligence of stock analysts, money managers and academics who put too much emphasis on the company's earnings reports, according to the founder of a N
A Zen garden, a koi pond and a master bedroom are among the features that will be showcased during the San Diego Interior Design & Landscape Expo this month at the San Diego Convention Center.
Talbot's Opens Newest Retail Outlet at UTC; Small businesses will now face fewer obstacles as they apply for contract work with the San Diego County Water Authority.
SPECIAL REPORT - COMPUTERS: Everybody is getting high-tech. Telephones, fax machines, computers, scanners, servers , the list goes on. Many businesses are not even marginally functional without these systems, all of which rely on electricity.
The front cover of a respected trade publication trumpets the headline in its current edition, "Recession? What recession?"
A cooking industry conference taking place in San Diego this spring is expected to bring in several noted chefs and close to 1,500 of the group's 4,000 members.
Illumina Posts Year-End Numbers, Cuts Partnership Deals
With an affirmative vote from the California Coastal Commission earlier this month, plans for a taller, expanded SeaWorld San Diego is heading into a new phase.
Health Care: Disagreement Over How Nurses Should Vote on Whether to Unionize
Blaming a Softening Economy, Kyocera Wireless Cuts Back Local Work Force
Retailers Joerg Christen and Rene Hausler Helped Open Ikea's First Swiss Store, as Well as Its First San Diego Outlet
Monday, February 11
President George W. Bush has nominated Maj. Gen. Charles Bolden Jr. , a Marine Corps aviator and a veteran of four space shuttle flights , to the No. 2 administrator's job at NASA.
It's every small-business owner's nightmare: a car accident, a medical emergency and no one around who knows how to run your business during your absence.
Try not to confuse it with its Chula Vista neighbor, the ARCO Olympic Training Center, but Knott's Soak City U.S.A. recently won a medal of its own.
Patriotism is still alive and well in America. Did you watch the Super Bowl last weekend? There were almost more flags and military personnel than fans...
The U.S. unmanned aircraft industry, which has a heavy presence in San Diego, will reap roughly $1 billion worth of work if the Pentagon's just-unveiled 2003 budget proposal is approved intact.
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Firm's Bankruptcy Forces Interactive Telesis to Impose Cost-Cutting Measures
Local philanthropist and community activist Judy McDonald will receive the 2002 Morgan Award for 25 years of service to the San Diego community.
San Diego collected net rent from the Chargers this season of about $400,000 despite the purchase of $6 million in tickets as part of a controversial ticket guarantee.
Policies May Bolster Retirement Portfolio
San Diego-based developer Lankford & Associates Inc. has new commitments for 30,000 square feet worth of leases ...
Service-oriented companies are always looking for new ways to inspire employees to even higher levels of customer service.
San Diego startup biotechnology company Genoptix Inc. said it raised $17 million in a Series B financing.
Some inventions are so simple and elegant, they make people say, "Why didn't I think of that?" This could be one of them.
Business Finds Resource Waiting to Be Tapped
2002 Is Shaping Up as a Tenant's Market, According To Insignia Report
Staggering Losses Drive Industry to Limit Risks, Hike Premiums
Santee-Based Cuyamaca Bank Reports Higher Profits in 2001
Opinion by Sen. Ray Haynes: The public relations program has begun. We have a looming budget crisis in the state of California (following closely on the heels of our electricity crisis), and those who have become dependent on the flow of tax dollars from
OCEANSIDE , Stirling Enterprises, the Laguna Hills-based master developer of the 400-acre Ocean Ranch Corporate Centre, has sold 30 acres in the business park for $10.45 million.
Emergency Care Costs Jeopardizing Local Hospitals' Bottom Line
As the Inamori Foundation presented its Kyoto Prizes symposium outside of Japan for the first time in its 17-year history, the organization's president offered his thoughts on the city where the awards were given out
Transportation: Routes, Schedules Changed to Encourage Ridership
Chances are if you are a nurse who likes to ski, San Diego-based AMN Healthcare Services Inc. has a deal for you: A ticket to Aspen with travel and housing expenses paid for.
Investing In Innovations Can Make the Difference Between Failure, Success
Companies Advised to 'Shop Around' For Health Benefits
State officials are trying to develop a new blueprint for California's energy market, replacing the badly flawed design contributing to last year's energy crisis. But already, the document is drawing mixed reviews.
Defect Litigation, Sept. 11 Concerns Affect Construction
Continuing Adult Education Cal-(IT)2 Director Larry Smarr Sees Himself on a Life-Long Program of Learning
Real Estate: Carlsbad Project Distances Itself From the 'Big Box' Store Concept
Monday, February 4
The next-generation cell phone service enjoyed in technologically adventurous areas like South Korea has come ashore in the United States.
Real Estate: Growing Market, Competition Compel Refurbishing
Training, Resources Important Aspect of Programs; Telecommuting, often called teleworking, is a win-win way of working that has payoffs for workers, employers, and everyone in the growing San Diego community. At its simplest, telecommuting moves work to t
Teachers Developing Strategies for Success; By 2040, Latinos will be the majority of the California population, and 15 percent of the United States. Already, the Latino press is among the strongest in independent news.
Many builders and real estate-related companies in San Diego County have come together to form a local chapter of HomeAid, a nonprofit organization that provides beds for the temporarily homeless.
A negative California Coastal Commission staff report on SeaWorld San Diego's expansion plans has the theme park's staff, as well as officials from the city, scrambling as they prepare to take the proposal before commissioners this week.
From the 13th floor of the Hazard Center business tower, James M. Dean gestured out his window, down Mission Valley to the building ComGlobal Systems, Inc. used to occupy.
Electronic Evolution a Match for Internet Savvy Students; Information technology is knocking on the doors of traditional brick and mortar classrooms around the world. Just as professions such as medicine and law have been significantly altered by the impl
Private Efforts Keep Non-traditional Education Alive; If local businesses and philanthropists had not stepped up and dished out funds for education, several area schools would be a little different or nonexistent.
San Diego Gas & Electric Co. and state regulators are both reviewing their options as they prepare to go to court over SDG & E;'s potentially illegal profits.
Syrrx Signs Deal to Determine Protein Shapes With Pharmacia
Business Professionals Retool Skills and Careers; With the San Diego economy and job market becoming more and more competitive, San Diego businesses and their employees are turning to community colleges for support and special training through the school
Sempra Energy's profits rose 11 percent during the fourth quarter, despite flat earnings from its California utilities and a hit from Enron-related business.
Customer Service Academies Offered at Several Local Colleges
Wireless: Company Execs Attribute Drop to Changes In Accounting Methods
Jack in the Box, Inc. owns, operates and franchises Jack in the Box quick-service hamburger restaurants.
P.B.'s Blue Sea Lodge Starts $4.4M Remodel, Expansion
Construction of the Padres ballpark may resume in several weeks, depending on how quickly the city's bond attorneys and insurance company review the latest court rulings on the project.
When Lois Olson first went to China, she wondered why young people weren't wearing the trademark of an emerging economy: designer jeans.
Paramus, N.J.-based Toys 'R' Us, Inc.'s restructuring will have a limited effect in San Diego County, company officials said. The big box kids' retailer announced Jan. 28 it is closing 64 stores in the United States.
Much like a relief pitcher coming on in the late innings of a tight ballgame, the county's willingness to help the city finally get the Padres' ballpark built is welcome news indeed.
Teachers Find Preparation Key to Utilizing Technology; The Web is 10 years old.
Development: Builder Says Project Would Revitalize Both Sides of the Border
Sherpa Technology Guides, a Lakeside-based computer support and consulting firm, recently launched a program aimed at giving aid to villages and their inhabitants in Nepal.
The San Diego Historical Society is having an open house of sorts to celebrate its recent remodeling.
Nobel Prize Winner Barry Sharpless Pushes the Boundaries of Chemistry in Search of a New Way to Develop Drugs
HIGH TECH: Directed Electronics Joins Wingcast With Telematic Auto Security