Stories for November 2003

Monday, November 24

Executive Profile - BELLA HEULE

Bella Heule has been president of the San Diego World Trade Center since February of last year...

Small Business Help Line - Bracing for the Impending Tax Changes

Question: What specific changes in the Tax Code for 2003 and 2004 should I be thinking about?

Bankruptcy Costs Continue to Mount for Leap Wireless

Telecom: Flat-Rate Fee Strategy Could Draw New Customers

Real Estate Progress Report / Construction Journal

Real Estate sales and leases

Landscape Architect Finds Fertile Ground

Because people nurtured Greg Nowell's interest in plants beginning in high school, his enthusiasm grew into a passion for outdoor design.

March Ballot May Be Arnold's First Big Test

OPINION by Howard Fine, Los Angeles Business Journal

FOR THE RECORD

Calendar of Business events and announcements

Words of Advice for the New Governor

Cut Out Regulations That Fuel the Housing Shortage And Delay Our Recovery

MARKETPLACE - San Diego Public Stocks

Proxy: DISCOVERY PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL, INC.; San Diego Technology 15; San Diego BioTech 15; Southern California Index Watch

Week in Review

TOP BUSINESS NEWS: November 14 - 20, 2003

What's Partisan About Helping Business?

Commentary by John Hollon

Old Town Area Merchants Fear History May Repeat Itself

In 1989, Minick lost the bid for the Old Town master lease he had held for 20 years. And he lost to a big, out-of-state corporation , Host International.

BUSINESS LEADS

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Monday, November 17

Attorneys for Indicted Councilmen Sift Through Evidence

Government: Trial Over Strip-Club Bribes Still a Long Way Off

MARKETPLACE - San Diego Public Stocks

Proxy: QUIDEL CORP.; San Diego Technology 15; San Diego BioTech 15; Southern California Index Watch

Peregrine Plan Offers New Shares for Old Stockholders

Finance: Actual Distribution Unlikely to Occur for at Least 45 Days

Grocers' Pact Defuses Plan By Strikers

Unionized grocery workers' biggest gambit in the five-week-old strike appears to have been neutralized in advance by the three major grocery chains.

New Bailout Needed for Unemployment Benefits System

First it was workers' comp, then health care, now the California's unemployment insurance system is under strain , and employers are being asked to pay the bill.

Leaving a Firm Can Be Music to Some Attorneys' Ears

TAKING THE LAW INTO THEIR OWN HANDS

Conference: Commercial Real Estate in For Recovery

There are signs of recovery, which translate into an improved San Diego County commercial real estate market in 2004.

State GOP's Big Dilemma: Who Will Challenge Sen. Boxer?

OPINION by Howard Fine, reporter, Los Angeles Business Journal

FOR THE RECORD

Calendar of Business events and announcements

BUSINESS LEADS

YOUR SOURCE FOR BUSINESS AND SALES LEADS

Small Business Help Line - What You Need to Know Before Choosing a Tax Plan

Question: I run a small business. Is it too early to begin tax planning for next year?

Preparing For Future Wildfires

San Diego Business Journal Forum - What should be done to better prepare and deal with San Diego wildfires in the future?

Idyllwild Offers Lessons Learned in 1996 Bee Fire for Julian's Tourism Comeback

A wildfire threatens a Southern California mountain resort. The community evacuates. Firefighters keep the blaze away from downtown. The town reopens. Yet merchants say the bad publicity keeps tourists away.

Small Businesses Advised to Study Changes to Tax Laws

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Drafting a Document Retention Policy Is Necessary

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Here's a Switch: Rates for Insurance Likely to Drop

Small, Mid-Market Firms Most Likely to Benefit

Julian Trying to Get Back to Business After Wildfires

Tourism: Although the Downtown Survived, 350 Families Lost Their Homes

Real Estate Progress Report / Construction Journal

Real Estate sales and leases

Synbiotics Moves Ahead on Heartworm Test

Company's Comeback With Pet Product Comes After Settling Ongoing Lawsuit

Week in Review

TOP BUSINESS NEWS: November 7 - 13, 2003

SBA Loans See Higher Numbers in San Diego

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Monday, November 10

FOR THE RECORD

Calendar of Business events and announcements

Chamber's Voice Grows Louder on Regional Issues

Politics: Process Is Called 'Evolutionary' Rather Than Being 'Revolutionary'

Sony Cuts May Mean Gains in San Diego

High-Tech: Among Units Moving Are Corporate Planning, Accounting, Business Strategy

Real Estate Progress Report / Construction Journal

Real Estate sales and leases

Forecasters Shrug Off Fires While Looking to a Better 2004

Economy: Overall Rise In Output Counters Sluggish Job Growth

Nurses' Union Drive Targets Scripps Encinitas

CNA Hopes Hospital Will Follow in Footsteps Of Palomar Pomerado

K2 Still in Buying Mode After Slightly Lower 3rd Quarter

CARLSBAD , K2 Inc. announced a profit of 12 cents per diluted share in the third quarter of 2003.

MARKETPLACE - San Diego Public Stocks

Proxy: IDEC PHARMACEUTICALS CORP.; San Diego Technology 15; San Diego BioTech 15; Southern California Index Watch

History on the Side of Hotel Room Tax Proposal

Tourism: Fire Safety Could Be a Key to Plan's Passage in March

Small Business Help Line: How to Pay Employees for Wildfire-Related Absences

Q: How should companies compensate employees for time off due to the California wildfires?

Qualcomm's Earnings Up 130 Percent for Year

Qualcomm Inc. last week posted easy-to-remember results for its 2003 fiscal year, which ended Sept. 28. Four quarters, $4 billion in sales.

LETTERS

Letters to the editor

Monday, November 3

MARKETPLACE - San Diego Public Stocks

Proxy: CYPRESS BIOSCIENCE, INC.; San Diego Technology 15; San Diego BioTech 15; Southern California Index Watch

Small Business Help Line - How Do I Expand My Business Overseas? Part 2

QUESTION: What export and import rules do I need to be aware of?

Reception Cool, Stock Price Flat for CancerVax IPO

As expected, CancerVax Corp. was the first local biotech to make its debut on the Nasdaq stock exchange this year.

Short-Term Impact: Hotels Busy Now, Contractors Later

After last week's firestorms devastated homes across pockets of the county, phones were ringing off the hook at San Diego-based The Pidgeon Co.

Bureau Embraces Web to Promote S.D. as Convention Site

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San Diego County's Lawyers Gather to Offer Free Legal Aid to Fire Victims

The county's lawyers have banded together to provide free legal help to thousands of families who lost homes to the Cedar and Paradise fires.

Some Voices Out of the Ashes

San Diego Business Journal Forum - Here is what some area business people were saying about the disaster:

Agencies Available for the County's Fire Victims

The Insurance Information Network of California published an updated list of telephone numbers for brush fire insurance claims:

Meeting Expectations Key to Convention Experience

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Real Estate Progress Report / Construction Journal

Real Estate sales and leases

BUSINESS LEADS

YOUR SOURCE FOR BUSINESS AND SALES LEADS

Economic News Brightens With Third Quarter Report

Economy: San Diego Stands to Benefit From National Recovery

FOR THE RECORD

Calendar of Business events and announcements