Stories for May 2002
Monday, May 27
Majority of Palomar Medical Center Nurses Approve Strike Vote
San Diego's economy seems to be doing fairly well these days, enjoying an unemployment rate below both state and national averages.
Government: Legislators Tend to Make Laws for Medium, Large Businesses
Tourism: Still, Hotel Occupancy in July and August Looks Strong
Health Care: Market for Trendy Wrinkle Remover Expected to Expand
Los Angeles-based CB Richard Ellis Services Inc. is reported to be in discussions with Illinois- and New York-based Grubb & Ellis Co. to buy the company.
Political Passions Leads Chase Magnuson to Bring Charities And Real Estate Together
When Purchasing or Selling an Architect-Designed Property:
Immune's CFO Resigns, Research Revenue Down; Immune Response Corp. said its auditors have questioned whether it will be able to stay in business and Howard Sampson has resigned as chief financial officer...
Energy: AG's Office Also Suing Some of the Same Firms Named in Suit
The idea of moving the Marine Corps Recruit Depot from its spot on Pacific Highway to a surplus base in Orange County has lost all momentum. With the Marines staying put, Lindbergh Field boosters have lost an opportunity to expand the crowded airport.
ESCONDIDO , Orfila Vineyards' products are now being sold in Cuba, by way of an American law allowing the exporting of certain agricultural products if they are requested from within the country.
Wireless: Telecom Firm Needs to Raise $225 Million by Dec. 31, '03
Mohsen Arabshahi didn't know anything about gas stations when he bought one in 1995. The Oceanside entrepreneur and his wife, Susana Arabshahi, own Prop-Expo, a real estate and mortgage firm then located in Del Mar. When a small gas station on the corner
Asian Drink Catching on Locally; SAN MARCOS , For people who know what the name means, they can't get enough of James Wu's signature product.
Remec Buying Sunnyvale-Based Spectrian for $160 Million
NTN Communications Set to Acquire Rhode Island-based Maker of Pagers
KPRI Returns to Airwaves As 'Authentic' Rock Station
Board of Miramar Federal Credit Union Opts to Retain Federal Charter
The San Diego chapter of American Society of Interior Designers will kick off its first-ever ASID Remodel Tour on June 22.
Monday, May 20
Hardage Hotels Buys Back Minority Interest; Port District Agrees to Adopt Ethics Code; Indus, Department of Transportation Ink Pact
San Diego businesses will likely be spared additional rate increases to fund sewer improvements, despite a recent federal ruling ordering the city to strengthen its efforts to clean up sewage spills.
San Diegans Among Attendees at Beijing Industry Conference
Construction: Educational Campus to Be Used By Several Schools, Agencies
Pilot of Gas Pipeline Communications System Installed
An early draft of the 2003 Pentagon budget spreads money to San Diego defense contractors large and small. The ship repair industry, meanwhile, says it needs more cash to make it through fiscal 2002.
Fish & Richardson Tops For Patent Litigation Firms in Intellectual Property Magazine
ENTERPRISE: Air Transport; CARLSBAD , Richard McWilliam began JetSource almost as a sideline to his main operation. But now, his second company has become a strong business in its own right, generating $22 million in revenues last year.
Health Care: UCSD Hospitals Would Be Affected; University of California health system nurses gave notice of a one-day strike May 29 after three unsuccessful days of negotiations with UC administrators.
Finalists Set for Top Local Entrepreneurs Competition
Biotech: Reproductive Cloning Vs. Therapeutic Research Debate Continues
Opinion by Dr. Larry N. Francis and Martyn Hopper
A San Diego technology powerhouse is helping the Ford Motor Co. test a line of hybrid electric vehicles.
More Than 3,500 Buyers Turn Out for the Grand Opening of New Homes
Flower magnate Paul Ecke Jr. died last week after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last August. He was 76.
As the controversy over suspected market manipulation during the state's 2000-01 energy crisis heats up, producers and traders with operations in San Diego County maintain they operated on the up-and-up.
SDG & E; Co-Sponsors Energy Workshops for Business
Entrepreneur Hopes to Score Big With Soccer Magazine ; Volunteers Pitch in to Give South Bay a 'Clean Sweep'; City's Earth Works Reception Salutes Recyclers of the Year; Local Firm Challenges Kids to Read With Literacy Kit, Stickers
Monday, May 13
EL CAJON , Leaving California is still an option for Buck Knives as it seeks to reduce manufacturing costs by 30 percent, the company's president said last week.
PUC Grants New Baselines for SDG & E; Customers; Savings Add Up to $3 a Month
At a time when state officials scramble for every new megawatt-hour, Calpine Corp.'s Otay Mesa Energy Center lags behind schedule.
Application Deadline Nears to Be 'Official' Super Bowl Event
San Diego Third in Leisure Market, Still Faces Challenges
Health Care: Action Would Affect UCSD Medical Center, Thornton Hospital
Novatel Could Be Delisted on Nasdaq If Its Stock Doesn't Turn Around
PROFILE: Isis CEO Stanley Crooke Overcame a Troubled Childhood To Lead the Charge Into a New Realm of Medicine
Opinion by Jack Faris, president of the National Federation of Independent Businesses.
Environment: Auto Dealers Face Tougher Sell on Popular Models
Dan Fouts and Billy Ray Smith Team for Chargers' Preseason Telecasts
Wireless Facilities Reports Quarterly Loss of $71 Million
Opinion by Douglas P. Wilson, president of the Douglas Wilson Cos., a San Diego development firm.
Peregrine Systems' accounting inaccuracies regarding how it booked revenues is at the crux of its recent problems, but it's the same issue that many software and high-tech companies have been dealing with for years.
Midway Home Entertainment Renews, Expands Lease in Its Sorrento Mesa Property
Solutions Include Design-Build and Sustainable Design
Trucking expert Stephanie Williams warns what a proposed move by the Bush administration would mean locally , less money, more pollution and deteriorating freeways.
Monday, May 6
Escondido Realty Income Corp. Posts First-Quarter Revenue Gains
OPINION by Hector V. Barreto, administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration
John Haynes' upcoming departure from his post as president and CEO of the California Center of the Arts, Escondido was announced late last month.
Supervisors Instrumental in Upgrade of Emergency Services Network
Construction: $500M Project Is Targeted for 2007 Completion Date
Firm Offers Signing Bonuses Of $50,000 to Recruit IP Attorneys With Electrical Engineering Degrees
After emotional testimony from both renters and apartment owners, a San Diego City Council committee opted not to study a rent stabilization policy.
Government: County, City Officials Object to Structure of Panel Voting
Women Entrepreneurs to Host Venture Capital Dinner This Month
First Quarter VC Investment in San Diego Firms Climbs to $387.5M
Luis Acosta likes Downtown San Diego. Since 1996, Acosta has managed trendy Dobson's Bar and Restaurant at 956 Broadway Circle. Compared to other large inner cities, San Diego is clean and green, he said.
A developer for the 1,200-room hotel on the Campbell Shipyard site could be decided this week by San Diego Unified Port District commissioners.
San Diego East Visitors Bureau Chief Eric Lund Works Hard at Staying Busy
Biotech: Nation Hopes To Lure Companies, For Investment
Kyocera Subsidiaries Recently Honored for Recycling Efforts in '01
Bosa Development Begins on Its Fourth Downtown Condo Project
Hispanic Chamber Hits $6M Mark in Providing City Contracts for Small Business
SureBeam Reports Loss in Latest Quarterly Report
First National Bank agreed to be acquired last week, but its name and franchise will continue, at least for a while.
OPINION by Martyn Hopper, California state director for the National Federation of Independent Business
Government: Commission Now Has Three Vacancies After Peter Janopaul's Resignation
National City Yacht Company Recognized By Magazine