Stories for May 2003
Monday, May 26
Media: Newcomers Expected to Vie With Firms Jilted This Year; If advertising is supposed to make you look good, why does everyone associated with the California Lottery campaign come out looking so bad?
Several local small business and mid-size business owners will be honored at the 2003 Ernst & Young San Diego Entrepreneur of The Year awards banquet June 17.
Information provided by the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Biotech: Two New Blood Tests Will Contribute 70 Percent of Revenue Growth; Next month, Biosite Inc. will introduce not one, but two blood tests to detect heart disease:
Q: How do I create a business plan?
Opinion by Rick Reiff, executive editor of the Orange County Business Journal
Long-Term Contract With State Will Stand for Now; Sempra Energy won a decisive court battle with the state over its nearly $7 billion long-term power pact.
Bumble Bee Seafoods, the San Diego-based tuna canner, was acquired by investor firm Centre Partners Management LLC and the company's management team for an undisclosed price from former owner Omaha-based ConAgra Foods.
Transportation: Solution May Create Its Own Congestion; For those stuck in San Diego's nightmare traffic congestion two weeks ago, there's hope.
When Mary Ellen Hamor, the new director of sales and marketing for the Hotel Parisi, returned from a recent trade show in New York, she brought with her a small but significant piece of business.
Monday, May 19
When a crane toppled over at the Interstate 5 and 805 merge last week, it caused the worst traffic jam in San Diego history and kept thousands of commuters from getting to work.
Health: Metabolife Says Decision Would Deprive Consumers of Choices
Water: Agency Voices Concerns Over Money, Imperial County Pact
OPINION by TOM PLATE, former Los Angeles Times editorial page editor, now a professor at UCLA, and director of the Asian Pacific Media Network.
While forecasters predicted that the economic impact of January's Super Bowl would be no better than when the game was last here in 1998, the results exceeded expectations by tens of millions of dollars.
Technology: Struggling Poway Computer-Maker Wants to Move Into Consumer Electronics
Development: Civic Center, North Embarcadero Among the Key Locations
Question: How does a company go about forming a general partnership? And can a company bar a partner from selling or transferring his interest?
Two quarantines that hobbled San Diego agriculture seem to be easing.
Monday, May 12
San Diego Business Journal Forum
Finance: Michigan-Based Institution Sought to Buy 3 Million Shares for $2M; Escondido REIT's Revenues Increase By 7.5 Percent
Company Reaffirms That Its Ephedrine Product Is Safe And Effective
Company's Rancho Bernardo Facility At Center of Company's Efforts
Tourism: Seaport Project Likely to Be Shops, Eateries; San Diego Unified Port Commissioners set the course for Seaport Village to remain a cluster of retail shops and restaurants
A bill winding through the state Legislature may impose additional barriers to new construction in California.
Development: City Wants Groups to Rethink Design Of Park at the Park
OPINION by REINT REINDERS, president & CEO of the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau.
It's no accident that Pfizer Inc., the world's largest pharmaceutical firm, in the wake of its $58 billion merger with Pharmacia Inc., will close major research centers elsewhere while positioning its La Jolla research campus for growth.
Water: Goal is to Redirect Region's Thirst For Colorado River
For first-timers, starting a business can be a time of excitement and trepidation.
Question: What do I need to consider when starting a home office?
While many builders are just now getting into infill development, Hallmark Communities is ahead of the curve.
Monday, May 5
Insurance: System Reform Called for as Workers' Comp Premiums Continue Rise
Biotech: Long-Term Need For Virus Treatment Raises Questions About Investment
Politics: Local Rep Stops Short of Infusing Campaign to Recall the Governor With His Money
Possible Early Closures May Affect Timeliness of Civil Justice System
Travel: Equity in Homes One Reason for Boost in Sales this Year
Agriculture: Growers Still Hope to Take The Crops to Market
San Diego-Built Predator and Global Hawk Part of Military Trend Toward Pilotless Aircraft
Infrastructure: Feds Announce Further Cuts To the MWD's Supply
Real Estate: Tenants Seize Chance to Take Advantage Of Office Leasing Bargains
Agriculture: County Still Under Quarantine, But No New Cases Reported
Health: Patients, Providers Say Regulations Get in The Way of Quality Care