Stories for June 2003
Monday, June 30
Biotech: Annual BIO Conference Lets Industry Discuss 'What if?' Questions; Pfizer: Drugs for Malaria, Smallpox Show Promise
Question: What are the advantages and disadvantages of debt financing?
Although the market didn't respond positively to the deal, Idec Pharmaceuticals' proposed marriage with Cambridge, Mass.-based Biogen Inc. looks like a winner to several local biotech leaders.
The federal government is due to weigh in this week on a decision that could take a valuable supply of water away from the San Diego region.
Energy: Agency Still Seeks Explanation for Energy Crisis. Federal energy regulators upheld long-term power pacts between California and electricity merchants, including Sempra Energy.
Editorial - Some random opinions that have been on our mind...
High-Tech: New Protocols Required for Companies Dealing With the Pentagon
Builders Wary of Limits With County's Development Plan
Law: Division of New York Firm Started Over The Past Couple of Weeks
Monday, June 23
Question: How do I form a sole proprietorship and start doing business?
Energy: State Chamber Contends SB 888 Takes Options Away From Business
Tourism: Ships Based Here Said to Generate $2M a Day
Los Angeles' water agency may be trying to block a potential source of water intended for San Diego. PLUS: New Appeal Filed In Water Lawsuit
San Diego's unemployment hit 4.1 percent in May, down from 4.3 percent in April
Biotech: New Report is Gloomy, But Some Analysts See Positive News
Monday, June 16
Tourism: JetBlue Set to Take Off; Hawaiian Adds Service to Maui
OPINION By ROBERT GARMONG, writer for the Ayn Rand Institute in Irvine
Question: I've owned and operated a retail store for the last three years, and so far I've gotten the annual sales volume to $250,000. My loan of $20,000 has been paid down to $10,000, and the bank is willing to increase my credit. I want to expand, but w
Health Care: Move Comes in Wake of Federal Charges Against CEO Barry Weinbaum
San Diego-based developer Barone Galasso & Associates will begin an $8 million renovation of the Armed Services YMCA building in Downtown San Diego next month.
Skyrocketing Land Costs Drive Builders Beyond Borders; Communities like Bankers Hill, Mission Hills and Hillcrest are urban like Downtown San Diego, but on a smaller scale.
Sometimes, we have lots of opinions and it's hard to limit the discussion to just one. Here are a few that have been on our mind.
Tourism: S.D. ConVis Sees Cut, While North County ConVis Gets More
Monday, June 9
A look back at one of the issues being discussed on the Opinion pages of the San Diego Business Journal 11 years ago this week
This year's Society of Professional Journalists San Diego Chapter's annual awards on June 5 recognized several staff members of the San Diego Business Journal.
Government: County Among Entities Seeing a Savings Through the Process
Government: City Addressing Meter Hikes To Shore Up Deficit
Question: I'm thinking of starting a business, but I read that most small businesses fail within three years. What steps can I take to make sure that I'm not one of them?
Construction: With Land Prices Skyrocketing, Builders Turn to Condos to Meet Housing Needs
Two lodging-industry groups are eyeing an increase in the hotel room tax, which helps to fund city services and market San Diego as a tourist destination.
Infrastructure: San Diego Officials Warn of Problems Should a Drought Occur
Infrastructure: Agency's Agreement With San Diego Authority Also in Peril
Monday, June 2
Question: I'm self-employed. What do I need to do to be sure that I'm taking care of my income tax obligations?
A look back at one of the issues being discussed on the Opinion pages of the San Diego Business Journal five years ago this week
Finance: Troubled Bank Talking to a Number Of Possible Investors
Technology: Though a Costly Procedure, PET Imaging Technique Can Detect Cancers Earlier; Genetronics Teams With Bay Area Firm for Research
Construction: Offsite Pay Rates Ruling Adds to Confusion; Construction Completed for UCSD's Bioengineering Facility
Facing a $1.4 million budget cut for the upcoming fiscal year, the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau eliminated 12 positions and made cuts in operating expenses.