Stories for April 2003
Monday, April 28
Infrastructure: For Biz Customers, Increase 'Just Ahead' of Inflation
The San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp.'s efforts to attract investors and jobs into the county have been recognized with a national award.
While San Diego's lodging industry has lost business since the start of the war in Iraq, it has fared better than most markets across the country.
The San Diego County Water Authority has reached a deal on a five-year program that could save its member agencies up to $4.6 million a year , while also helping the environment.
Legal Concerns: Privacy Rights Vs. Safe and Healthy Work Environment
Development: Planners, Builder Are Asked to Allow More Space for the Park at Petco Park
Law: State Chamber Agrees While National Trial Lawyers Oppose Supreme Court Decision
Sports Biz: Meetings Continue, Yet Brings Little Real Progress
Finance: After Short Retirement, Chris Crane Finds a New Opportunity
Golf: CEO Says 2003 'Will Be Anything But Easy'
Technology: Laser Maker Also Vacating Some Space After a 'Difficult' Quarter
OPINION by ELAN JOURNO
Monday, April 21
A look back at what was being said in the San Diego Business Journal five years ago this week
Media: Auto Dealers and Manufacturers Lead the Pack; Wireless Carriers 2nd
Starting in May, the county Public Health Department will resume inoculating local hospital workers with the smallpox vaccine.
The unemployment rate in San Diego during March remained static at 4.3 percent, but still above 4.0 percent in March 2002, according to the latest report from the state's Employment Development Department.
Mail Boxes Etc. Inc. began renaming its 3,300 stores April 7 as The UPS Store. Atlanta-based United Parcel Service has owned the San Diego-based firm since March 2001.
Conservation Is Key as Utility Designs Its 20-Year Road Map
OPINION by MARK LACTER, editor of the Los Angeles Business Journal
Biotech: Local Firms Urged to Think About The Agency's Perspective
Insurance: Concern Grows Over Ability to Pay All Workers' Comp Claims
About a year after Peregrine Systems Inc. first disclosed accounting irregularities, former CFO Matthew Gless pleaded guilty to two federal felony counts in connection with a orchestrated conspiracy to artificially enhance the San Diego software firm's re
Monday, April 14
Workplace: Opposition Is Coming From Doctors; The crisis in workers' compensation is finally getting the attention of state legislators.
Employment: Temporary Work Visa Program Not Seen as a Quick Fix; Even in a sluggish economy with unemployment rates on the rise, companies are still having a hard time filling specialized positions.
Water: Proposal Goes to State Legislature for Review; A deal that would provide a more reliable water supply to San Diego recently got a boost from the federal government.
OPINION by MARTYN B. HOPPER, California state director for the National Federation of Independent Business
Applied Micro Circuits Corp., the San Diego-based maker of high-speed chips used by telecom equipment manufacturers, announced a second round of layoffs in less than a year
A former Port District tenant recently filed a lawsuit against its longtime landlord, asking the court to reinstate the company's 40-year lease on some waterfront property next to the Convention Center.
Health Care: National Compliance Cost Is $22 Billion Over 5 Years
Local entrepreneur Richard Ledford said he had to brush aside his wife's pleas to postpone a business trip to Shanghai.
Question: How can I deduct expenses for my home-based business on my taxes?
Marketing: Carlsbad Company Also Cuts Card Deals With Nickelodeon, Disney
Environment: Plans Call for Relocation Or Rebuilding of South Bay Energy Facility
Sports: Team Says Efforts Independent of Negotiations With San Diego Officials
Accounting: New Federal Oversight Law Keeps Eye on Public Companies
Also: University Graduate Programs Rank in Top 25 on U.S. News Survey
One Study Estimates Annual Cost to Be Over $15 Million
Controller Steve Westly recently talked with the Los Angeles Business Journal. Here is what he had to say concerning the state's budget crunch
Monday, April 7
Horton Plaza was the last major redevelopment project in Downtown San Diego anywhere near the size of Petco Park and the 26-block ballpark district in the East Village.
Biotech: As Funding Climate Get Tougher, Investors Get Pickier
With the Market Flat, Tenants Are Taking a Wait-and-See Attitude
A federal compliance deadline to protect the privacy of health-care data looms next week, and many businesses may not know it applies to them.
Tourism: Business From Military, Education Drops Off
The state budget has a yawning need for more money given the predicted $35 billion deficit. California Indian tribes are bringing in money with their casinos ...
Environment: Critics Say Bill Would Gut 'Runoff' Regs; Politicians and developers have applauded a bill that may ease costly environmental regulations on new construction.
Some San Diego employers are defying a national trend in the aerospace industry , head count at several of the area's big aerospace contractors is rising, while nationally, employment in the same sector is bottoming out.
OPINION by RAY HAYNES, Republican from Temecula, represents the 66th Assembly District in the California Legislature.
Being San Diego's mayor is a full-time job plus some, and to muster the extra energy to seek election to a second term certainly takes a special individual.
Law: Attorneys Contend Lawsuits Motivate Need To Comply With Law