Stories for July 2003
Monday, July 28
Jean-Marie Josselin, who started a chain of gourmet restaurants in Hawaii with an unsecured bank loan and the dream of doing his own thing, is not afraid of taking risks.
A look back at one of the issues being discussed on the Opinion pages of the San Diego Business Journal 12 years ago this month.
OPINION by Howard Fine, Los Angeles Business Journal
Santa Monica Crash Was Just a Horrible Tragedy, But It May Reconfirm the Notion That Our State Is in the Tank
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Transportation: Contractors Worried About Not Getting Paid Due to Budget Crunch
Question: What precautions should businesses take when issuing credit to their customers?
In another sign of recall fever, a San Diego telemarketer says he has been queried about doing some last-minute campaign work for the California governor's race.
Alvarado Hospital Medical Center's chief executive Barry Weinbaum and hospital owner Tenet HealthSystem Hospitals Inc. recently pleaded not guilty to federal charges of paying illegal kickbacks to physicians for patient referrals.
The Justice Department is investigating Metabolife's handling of consumer complaints in the late 1990s
Real Estate: Investor Looks To City Council for OK; North County Building Industry Salutes Students With Scholarships
Survey of Dental Benefit Providers Produces Mixed Results
Real Estate: Firm Bucks Trend With Tenant Call Center, Online Service; Landscape Contractors Give Top Honors to Local Designs, Firms
Finance: California Bond Yields Are Skyrocketing , Up to 5.28 Percent
Tourism: Annual Del Mar Meet Likely to Aid Numbers Through Summer
Monday, July 21
A San Diego couple who operated two Postal Annex stores here were arrested in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico earlier this month and charged with multiple felony counts of conspiracy, money laundering, and bankruptcy fraud
Environment: City Receives $6 Million To Improve System
Question: I make a lot of phone calls in my small business. How do the new "Do Not Call" laws affect me?
The Sweetwater Union High School District earned a rebate for completing $170 million worth of construction without any injuries.
Profil Institute Made Strategic Decision to Base U.S. Headquarters Here
It's hard to think about Christmas in July. The same could be said for thinking about natural gas prices right now, too.
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Retail: With Annual Sales Of $26B, Errors Rack Up
San Diego's 3.9% Increase Is Highest in the Nation; January's Super Bowl Helped
Monday, July 14
The San Diego Business Journal asks: What impact will a recall of the governor have on business here in San Diego, and on the larger business community throughout California?
As the point man of one of the few companies in the nation that went public this year, Ray McKewon can afford to crow a little.
A federal official said recently in San Diego that the Department of Homeland Security wants to protect the United States while maintaining a manageable flow of traffic at its borders.
To Dennis Cushman, the future of Southern California's water supply is at a crossroads.
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Ken Miller started his business selling swim trunks out of the back of a VW bus. Today, he heads an outdoor clothing company with 24 employees and sales of $2.5 million last year.
Congress Passed Sarbanes-Oxley in Wake of Enron and WorldCom Corporate Accounting Scandals
A new source of tax credits may provide some help for developers building affordable housing.
San Diego, which is one of the biggest military installations in the United States, will become home to an aircraft carrier museum when the USS Midway docks here in the fall.
Question: My company does a lot of advertising. What rules and regulations apply to advertising?
Monday, July 7
Timing May Aid Push For Global Recognition. With only 26 biotech companies, Yokohama lags far behind San Diego County's total of about 400.
Agriculture: Farmers Still Worry About Increased Pest Risk
A look back at one of the issues being discussed on the Opinion pages of the San Diego Business Journal 12 years ago this week
To shore up a budget deficit, San Diego took a bigger bite out of hotel room tax revenue it channels to tourism promotion.
As local law firms go, Luce Forward stands as the bearded old grandpa around town.
Survey Finds Majority of Biotechs in Hiring Upswing
Enda Drayne is eager for April 2004, when Petco Park opens near the Gaslamp Quarter. She owns The Field, an Irish pub and restaurant at 544 Fifth Ave.
Already the leading maker of golf clubs in the country, Carlsbad's Callaway Golf Co. could grab the No. 2 spot in golf balls following its proposed acquisition of Top-Flite Golf Co.
Question: My wife and I run a business together, but now we are divorcing. What do we do?
Biotech: New Product Acquisitions Key To Long-Term Success
Infrastructure: Rate Hikes Are Funding Replacement Program