Stories for February 2003
Monday, February 24
Year-over-year earnings for Jack in the Box Inc. during the first quarter were down slightly, but the good news to investors was that the San Diego-based corporation beat its own earnings projection by a penny a share.
Armando Freire has watched local diesel prices climb about 35 cents during the last couple of months. Freire, president and owner of Dimex Freight Systems Inc. of San Diego, hasn't passed on the price to patrons yet.
Agriculture: Exotic Newcastle Disease Has Spread Across Southern California
Biotech: FDA May Approve Artecoll by Artes Medical This Week
OPINION by John Hill, director of Disaster Preparedness for the Medical Society
Real Estate sales and leases; Construction contracts, announcements
A tourism advocacy group opposing Gov. Gray Davis' proposal to eliminate funding for the California Department of Tourism has appealed to a group of international tour operators for help.
Monday, February 17
Government: Proposals Include Desalination Plants, Water-Efficient Housing; If there's any lesson behind the federal government's recent move to cut Southern California's water supply by 200 billion gallons, it's that San Diego must diversify its water re
San Diego Business Journal Forum: SDBJ asks: How would a military conflict with Iraq impact the San Diego economy?
San Diego-based Avanir Pharmaceuticals, best known for its over-the-counter cold sore medication, Abreva, believes it has created a viable drug to protect against a potentially deadly threat , anthrax.
Redevelopment: Option Of Sales Tax a 'Tough Sell'
Question: What licenses, permits or legal obligations do I need to meet when starting my business?
Government: Panel Already Has An Advocacy Group in ASAP 21
Payout, Stock Buyback Show That Company Feels Good About Future
Real Estate Sales and Leases; Construction contracts and deals
ABOUT THE LIST: Survey of 2002 Revenues Shows 40 Percent Sales Increase; Software sales are booming as companies have shifted positions on this year's San Diego Business Journal List of Top San Diego Software Companies.
Monday, February 10
Michael Fanghella, the former CEO of PinnFund USA, the Carlsbad-based mortgage brokerage that became one of the largest Ponzi schemes in San Diego history, was sentenced to 10 years in prison last week by federal Judge Marilyn Huff.
Government: Cox Vows Safe Communities Despite The Budget During Annual State of the County Speech
Tourism: Attendance Was Flat Locally, While Disney Parks Saw More Severe Drops
The stock market may not seem too inviting these days, but it's not stopping one San Diego firm from going ahead with a planned initial public offering this week.
Law: Even With Uncertainties, San Diego Still Seen as Lucrative Market
Top BUSINESS NEWS: JAN. 31 FEB. 6, 2003; Demographic Shift: A study by UCLA researchers found that Latinos now account for the majority of births in California.
OTHER VIEWPOINTS by Anna Tatar, library director for the San Diego Public Library
Despite the hype about online retail, local developers and real estate experts feel the Internet will have little effect on retail centers. But other demographic changes may transform the retail industry.
UCSD's Athena program for professional women has set a Feb. 11 deadline for nominations for its Pinnacle Awards.
Governor's Action Has Hurt Both Employers And Injured Workers; Study: San Diego Not Producing Enough Skilled Workers for Area
Sale of Bonds Would Provide Up to $55M for Projects; San Diego has announced a new pool of money for developers who build affordable housing.
Tourism: Port District OKs Design of Hilton at Campbell Shipyard Site
Monday, February 3
Real Estate: High Cost Of Homes Impedes Business Recruiting; The San Diego Housing Commission, along with secondary mortgage lender Fannie Mae, will help San Diego companies develop employer-assisted housing programs.
OCEANSIDE , A future biotech manufacturing program at MiraCosta College , which would be one of only five in the nation , is feeling the pinch of state budget woes.
The San Diego chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers has recognized local designers for their work.
Author Lectures From 'Inside the Executive's Chair'
OPINION by Reint Reinders, president and CEO of the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Government: Trash Collection Has Been Free in City Limits; At a time when the city faces a $20 million dip in revenue from taxes and the loss of more than $75 million over two years from Gov. Gray Davis' proposed budget cuts, the 1919 People's Ordinance
Southern California officials continue to squabble over a deal to restore an important source of water to the state.
Lemon Grove Connects Homes and School Via Intranet
Cymer, Inc., which makes $700,000 lasers for microchip foundries, reported a $3.9 million net loss in its fourth quarter, following up on its executives' predictions of weakness during the period.