Stories for August 2003
Monday, August 25
Several Local Firms May Follow CancerVax's Lead. Hale, the CEO of Carlsbad-based CancerVax Corp., took a big step forward when he filed on Aug. 14 to take his vaccine company public.
The Chargers' amended plan for a new football-only stadium entails turning the Qualcomm Stadium site into the largest-yet City of Villages model
Retail: Construction Hurries to Maintain Pace. PLUS: New Furniture Store Takes Over Pyramid
Finance: State Budget Workers' Comp Costs Leave Negative Impact
Politics: Recall Makes Even Skeptics Feel That Change Is Finally Possible
A look back at an issue being discussed in the San Diego Business Journal 11 years ago this week
John Mutch, who engineered the sale of locally based HNC Software to Fair Issac & Co. last year, is the new CEO and president at Peregrine Systems, which emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this month.
San Diego-based General Atomics is working on new technology to launch and retrieve Navy aircraft from carriers.
Question: How can I finance an expansion of my business?
High-Tech: Paying For Protection Often Pays Off Down the Road
Proxy: Gen-Probe Inc. San Diego Technology 15; San Diego BioTech 15; Southern California Index Watch
Tourism: Officials Unsure Of Fall Numbers as Summer Season Nears End
Monday, August 18
A Superior Court judge recently ruled against the San Diego Unified Port District's request for arbitration
Question: What sort of preparations should I take before applying for a business loan?
San Diego Public Stocks; Proxy - Advanced Marketing Services, Inc.; San Diego Technology 15; San Diego BioTech 15; Southern California Index Watch
A look back at an issue being discussed in the San Diego Business Journal 13 years ago this week.
Water: Wild Card Players Could Still Jinx Agreement; A water deal guaranteeing supplies to all of Southern California is closer to completion than ever before , but it could be scuttled by the attempt to recall Gov. Gray Davis.
With 400 Employees in Sorrento Mesa, Firm Sees Signs of Rebound
Biotech: Bioremediation Is the Process of Using Plants in Cleanup Work
San Diego County's unemployment rate stayed at 4.5 percent in July, unchanged from June, the state Employment Development Department reported.
UC San Diego scientist Dr. Thomas Kipps hopes to be among the first scientists to benefit from a new consortium aiming to move discoveries made at the school into clinical trials.
Biz Reports Enhanced Productivity Is Top Benefit. PLUS: Wireless Systems Integrator Releases Earnings
Armstrong Is a Champion; Sponsor and Spokesman Have Differing Values
Monday, August 11
Question: As a small business owner, what is the best retirement plan I can offer my employees? How about for myself?
San Diego-based Cubic Corp. has two major divisions. One, its Defense Applications Group, provides a variety of hardware and services to the U.S. military and allied militaries.
After more than four months of negotiations, the city of San Diego and the Chargers agreed to talk some more about a new stadium for the football team.
Proxy: ITLA Capital Corp; San Diego Technology 15; San Diego BioTech 15; Southern California Index Watch
OPINION by Hector Barreto, the administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Utilities Cleared of Withholding Electricity During Power Crisis
Sports equipment maker K2 Inc. has signed a letter of intent to acquire privately held Worth, Inc. of Tullahoma, Tenn. for cash, K2 stock, and the assumption of Worth's debt.
Redevelopment: JMI Realty Eager to Start Construction; Crossroads, City of Villages Pilots Are Examples of 'Smart Growth' Strategy
San Diego Waiting for State Supreme Court Ruling
Even With War in Iraq, Ad Sales Up 9% Locally
A look back at one of the issues being discussed on the Opinion pages of the San Diego Business Journal 17 years ago this month:
A slight increase in the passenger count during the first six months of the year at Lindbergh Field has been viewed as sign that the local airport is rebounding from the post-Sept. 11 airline-industry slump.
Water: Bringing New Supply To Area Might Be Solution
Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s shares leaped 13 percent to $24 in trading the morning after the San Diego-based diabetes drug maker announced positive results from one of three late-stage trials
Monday, August 4
Equity Office Properties Trust has shed some properties from its local portfolio, but it plans to use the capital to buy more buildings in San Diego County.
A look back at one of the issues being discussed on the Opinion pages of the San Diego Business Journal 10 years ago this month
San Diego could face water rationing this summer for the first time in a decade.
The county has taken a stance against West Nile virus before the mosquito-borne disease makes its way here.
Retail: Luring Customers With High-End Dining, Wal-Marts, Housing
Finance: Though Quarterly Trend Is Up, Investments Fall Short of 2002 Total
Real Estate: Local Companies Have Their Own Niche
After months of lobbying to retain the state Department of Tourism following Gov. Gray Davis' recommendation that its entire budget be eliminated, industry officials were relieved to learn lawmakers last week allocated just enough to keep the department's
Law: Change Sought In State Law to Allow Use of Search Warrants
Question: I am in the middle of a career transition from corporate work to entrepreneurship. I'd like to buy an established small business in the North County area. Where do you recommend I start my research? Are most of the businesses for sale usually ha
Tourism: Nearly 120 Vessels Visited San Diego in 2002