Stories for December 2003
Monday, December 22
With the trend of converting apartments to condominiums growing countywide, cities are grappling with how to promote home-ownership and protect renters.
Errand-Runner Finds Holiday Shopping All in Day's Work
Workplace: Management Firm Celebrating First Full Year in Business
Small Business Help Line - Question: I own a small business. How important is it for me to have a chief financial officer? Can't I just take care of the financial accounting myself?
Health Care: It's 'Impossible' for Hospitals To Comply Unless Rules Change
Workplace: Recall Overshadowed Bevy of Regulations Approved in Legislature's Final Hours
In 2001, Reinders made the national Top 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry list compiled by MeetingNews magazine.
Redevelopment: Project Is Anchored By Specialty El Tigre Grocery Store
Biotech: Agency Wants More Data Before Issuing OK for New Diabetes Drug
Monday, December 15
Retail: Stock's Tailspin Could Spell Bankruptcy For Apparel Discounter
Oceanside is directing much of its new retail and industrial investors to large parcels of land still available east of Interstate 5.
Proxy: HOLLIS-EDEN PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.; San Diego Technology 15; San Diego BioTech 15; Southern California Index Watch
Proposed Ordinance Could Limit Size of Large Combination Shops
A seventh defendant in the PinnFund USA case pleaded guilty Dec. 5 to multiple fraud and other criminal charges stemming from his role in the largest Ponzi scheme in San Diego's history.
TOP BUSINESS NEWS: December 5 - 11, 2003: Government Work Comp Costs Jump 18 to 55%; ConVis Says Visitor Spending Will Increase; Cushioning Terror's Blows; Layoffs at Zoo and Wild Animal Park
The Contractors State License Board, the California agency that administers contractors' licenses, made its first felony arrests in the fire damaged areas of Southern California.
The owner of Cheetahs strip club in Kearny Mesa was denied a renewal of his club's license this month, setting up the possibility the club would have to close.
From Take-Off to Landing , Tips for Today's Savvy Corporate Traveler
Many employers celebrate the holiday season by sponsoring parties for their employees. While such parties often boost employee morale, they may also create liability for an unwary employer.
People Seem to Want the Best of Everything and They're Angry When They Can't Get It Dirt Cheap
Monday, December 8
QUESTION: What are the advantages to opening a line of credit when financing short-term business needs?
Deal Is Complicated By Holding Company Also Courting the Public Firm
Costs Expected to Peak at $730K in Its First Full Year
As the Chargers and the city of San Diego head down the road to litigation over the team's lease at Qualcomm Stadium, clear differences concerning what was accomplished during 34 negotiating sessions between the parties are evident.
Locally Based American BioHealth's First Product Is Tabbed as a 'Nutraceutical'
PROFILE: Title: President and CEO. Company: American National Investments.
Proxy: COMMUNITY BANCORP INC. San Diego Technology 15; San Diego BioTech 15; Southern California Index Watch
Local Mergers and Acquisitions Were Big News in 2003
Retail: Negotiating For Themselves a Big Shift From Past Talks
Monday, December 1
OPINION by Howard Fine, reporter, Los Angeles Business Journal
U.S. lawmakers compromised over language in the Pentagon budget that called on defense contractors to use American raw materials, components and machine tools.
Politics: Threat to Take Reform Package to Voters Seen as Bold But Risky Strategy
Question: I am considering hiring seasonal employees. What rules and regulations should I be aware of?
Transportation: Lawsuit Filed Over Who Should Control Land Near Airport
Stacey Fulhorst will be the new executive director of the San Diego Ethics Commission.
OPINION by JIMMY VALENTINE, producer of the Roger Hedgecock Show on KOGO-AM 600
Redevelopment was once a dirty word in Imperial Beach, but this week the beachfront community just north of the Tijuana River will issue its first municipal bonds.
OPINION by Mark Lacter, editor of the Los Angeles Business Journal
Under founder Henry Yuen, hardball tactics and patent litigation marked Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc.'s approach to dominating the market for on-screen television program guides.