Stories for September 2003

Monday, September 29

Creating a Good Impression: Must-Have Web Elements

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Stalled Sewage Plant Project Makes Progress

After pleas for action on a sewage treatment plant for the Tijuana River Valley, Rep. Bob Filner said he has received assurances the project will move forward soon.

Forming an Internet Strategy Can Create a Competitive Edge

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Owner's Drive Behind Contractor's Recent Growth

Woman-Owned Firm Looks to Expand Beyond Federal Projects

Entrepreneurial Pair Launch Yet Another S.D. Company

Biotech: Ambrx Inc. Lands $12.5M in First-Round Funding

Consider Extending Your Organization's Brand Online

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Judges Give Good Earth Thumbs-Up

TIPS & TRENDS: Report Finds Small Biz Increasingly Interested In Wireless Services; Blue Shield Names Online Benefits Firm as Preferred Vendor; Petco Opens Nasdaq Session

MARKETPLACE - San Diego Public Stocks

Proxy: DOT HILL SYSTEMS CORP. San Diego Technology 15; San Diego BioTech 15; Southern California Index Watch

Week in Review

Top BUSINESS NEWS: September 19 - 25, 2003

Learning to Protect Your Business' Cash Flow

Small Business Help Line

Real Estate Progress Report / Construction Journal

Real Estate sales and leases

FOR THE RECORD

Calendar of Business events and announcements

Study: Hike in Hotel Tax Could Cut Occupancy

A nationwide survey of meeting planners seeking their thoughts on the effect of a proposed increase in the tax San Diego charges people to stay in local hotels revealed it could lower overall occupancy.

BUSINESS LEADS

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Distinct Export Councils Bring Network to San Diego

Trade: Local Members Behind New Business Group

Panel Warns High Housing Cost Is Inhibiting Jobs

Real Estate: Only 19% of S.D. County Residents Meet Criteria to Buy a Home Here

Huge Hike to Ship Natural Gas Draws Concern

Southern California Gas Seeks 117% Increase From SDG & E; Sempra Pipeline Plan Draws Interest

If Only Davis Was a Statesman

OPINION BY RICK REIFF, Orange County Business Journal

What's in Store: The Changing Future of IT in San Diego

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City, SeaWorld Could Face Battle Over Rent Increase

Tourism: If Negotiations Fail, Arbitration Is Next

Medex, Alaris Land Share of Device Contract

TECHNOLOGY NEWS: Firms Among Seven Companies Getting Part Of $200M Contract

Monday, September 22

Prop. 53 Lies Hidden in the Shadow of Recall Election

Politics: Engineering Group Supports Plan for Infrastructure Funding; Workforce Partnership Solicits Public Comments on Plan

Executive Profile - DAVID S. CASEY, JR.

David Casey Jr., a senior partner at Casey Gerry Reed & Schenk, recently became president of the Washington, D.C.-based Association of Trial Lawyers of America, a 60,000-member group.

Ideas for Political Reform Get Closer Look Amid State Woes

Politics: Changes to Term Limits Unlikely

New Health Insurance Bill Likely to Become State Law

Government: Chamber Of Commerce Says Measure Will Drive Some Businesses Out of the State; Chimerix Leads Weekly Venture Capital Deals

LEGACY

A look back at an issue being discussed on the opinion pages of the San Diego Business Journal 10 years ago this week: "Something happened in Sacramento.

Airport Panel's Search for New Site May March To Riverside Co.

A list of site recommendations by a panel charged with relocating or expanding San Diego County's regional airport includes two outside the county and one in Tijuana.

Lockheed to Acquire Titan for $1.8 Billion

Many times when a big-fish company acquires another, the buyer keeps the key technology and maybe a few people, then spits out the rest.

Groups Pushing Hotel-Tax Hike Seek Common Ground

Tourism: Two Plans Likely to Become One For March 2004 Ballot

"Truly Regional" Plan Omits Major Players

Editorial by Rick Bell

MARKETPLACE - San Diego Public Stocks

Proxy: LIGAND PHARMACEUTICALS INC., San Diego Technology 15; San Diego BioTech 15; Southern California Index Watch

Six Ways to Cut Business Printing Costs

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Week in Review

Top BUSINESS NEWS: September 12 - 18, 2003

Small Business Help Line - Finding Right Applicant No Exact Science

Question: We're a small business and need some advice on how to screen future employees.

CCDC Now A Big Fan Of DEVO

TIPS and TRENDS: MiraCosta College Holds Small Business Forum; Sales Off to Quick Start for Downtown Condo Tower; Rancho Bernardo Office Complex Sells for $17M

Net Exchange More Than "Story of the Week"

Technology: San Diego Firm Says Futures Market Helps Out Many Businesses

State Business Groups Staying Largely Silent on Davis Successor

OPINION by Howard Fine, Los Angeles Business Journal

Real Estate Progress Report / Construction Journal

Real Estate sales and leases

FOR THE RECORD

Calendar of Business events and announcements

BUSINESS LEADS

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Monday, September 15

MARKETPLACE - San Diego Public Stocks

Proxy: PETCO ANIMAL SUPPLIES, INC.; San Diego Technology 15; San Diego BioTech 15; Southern California Index Watch

Rate Hike Proposal Puts SDG & E; on the Firing Line

Utilities: Some Businesses Agree It's Necessary to Repair Aging Infrastructure

"Innovative Product" Awards Deadline Moved

UCSD Connect has extended the nomination deadline for its Most Innovative New Product Awards.

Small Business Help Line: Tie Employee Bonuses to Their Achievements

Question: What kind of guidelines should I follow when awarding holiday bonuses?

BUSINESS LEADS

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No Simple Formula for Repairing Workers' Comp System

Insurance: Business Community Continues to Push for Further Reforms

Will Gov. Davis Sign Bill to Ban Ephedra?

Metabolife 'Disappointed' With Assembly Vote That Could Make California Third to Ban Supplement

East Coast Blackout May Spur Work Here

Last month's energy blackouts in the Northeast could light the fortunes of some Southern California engineering and power companies.

Start-Up Biotech Firm Wins $36 Million Grant

Nine-Person Company Charged With Finding Oral Smallpox Remedy

Real Estate Progress Report / Construction Journal

Real Estate sales and leases

Week in Review

Top BUSINESS NEWS: September 5 - 11, 2003

Candidates Push Workers' Comp Stands

State Sen. Tom McClintock, one of two Republican frontrunners in the California recall election, lists four major objectives as would-be governor.

Cisterra, JMI Agree to New Downtown Office Plan

The delay of development behind Petco Park's outfield walls may benefit a new office tower planned in East Village Square.

FOR THE RECORD

Calendar of Business events and announcements

Monday, September 8

Offering Benefits Is Key to Attracting Top Employees

Offering Benefits Is Key to Attracting Top Employees

Scripps Researchers Identify Rare, Unknown Proteins

Health Care: Work May Help Develop Therapies For Muscular Dystrophy

BUSINESS LEADS

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Automobile Club Seeking an End to Director Votes

Insurance: Dissidents Contend Agency Should Lobby on Behalf of Drivers

Real Estate Progress Report / Construction Journal

Real Estate sales and leases

Sorry to See the Summer Go

Editorial by Rick Bell

Public Bidding Goes High-Tech With eBidboard Web Site

Construction: Agencies, Contractors May Benefit

LEGACY

A look back at an issue being discussed in the San Diego Business Journal 12 years ago this week:

IPO Window Widening for Biotech Firms

New Funding Cycle Seems Possible, But Analysts Warn of Oversaturation

Bustamante's Biz Policies Make U-Turn

OPINION By Howard Fine

Consensus: It's Not Business as Usual at City Hall

Politics: Strip Club Scandal a Distraction For Months to Come

As Sunglasses Makers Shine, Crowded Field Takes Shape

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Software Alliance Roils Some With Aggressive Stance

High-Tech: Fines Have Reached Into the Hundreds Of Thousands of Dollars

Albertsons Grocery Chain Settles Suit on Overcharges

Retail: Supermarket Agrees to Pay Fines, Update Technology

Manufacturing Industry Seen as S.D.'s "Sleeping Giant"

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Announcements

Association Sets 'Best Tech' Competition; Park-to-Bay Project Breaks Ground; MIT Media Lab Founder to Speak at La Costa Resort

MARKETPLACE - San Diego Public Stocks

Proxy: AMN Healthcare Services, Inc.; San Diego Technology 15; San Diego BioTech 15; Southern California Index Watch

FOR THE RECORD

Calendar of Business events and announcements

Importers Switching From "Just-in-Time" to "Just-in-Case"

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WEEK IN REVIEW

Top BUSINESS NEWS: AUGUST 29 September 4, 2003

Monday, September 1

Area Apartment Owners Are Upgrading Investments

Real Estate: Sellers Are Trading for New Properties

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Transportation Center Showcases Alternative Fuel Vehicles

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ConVis Seeks Partner to Stretch Its Marketing Dollars

Tourism: Agency to Team With Various Sources in Co-op Plan

WEEK IN REVIEW

Top BUSINESS NEWS: AUGUST 22 28, 2003

What's the Harm in Talking About Proposition 13?

OPINION by MARK LACTER, editor of the Los Angeles Business Journal.

Software Maker Wins $5.8M Copyright Case

TECHNOLOGY NEWS AND FINANCE: Arrowhead Insurance Judged To Not Have Exclusive Rights to Firm's Product

MARKETPLACE - San Diego Public Stocks

Proxy: MAXWELL TECHNOLOGIES INC. San Diego Technology 15; San Diego BioTech 15; Southern California Index Watch

Still a Freedom Fry? Attitudes Against French Fading

Retail: Most Businesses See An Economic Rebound, But Some Feelings Remain

Marketing Plan a Key Step for Your Business

Small Business Help Line - Question: How do I set up a marketing plan?

Health Provider for Military Moving Here

TriWest is coming , and they're bringing a few jobs with them. Phoenix-based TriWest Healthcare Alliance landed a $10 billion contract last month to manage and provide health care benefits for California's military personnel.

LETTER: Postal Service Excels Despite Adversity

Letter to the Editor

Real Estate Progress Report / Construction Journal

Real Estate sales and leases

Sag in Park's Attendance May Be Sign Of the Times

Tourism: Legoland Pushes City to Rename Link From Interstate 5

FOR THE RECORD

Calendar of Business events and announcements

A Roadmap for Reform

Editorial by John Hollon

Court Compliance Will Delay Mexican Trucks on U.S. Roads

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Plastics Firm Breaks Mold Investing in Equipment

TIPS and TRENDS

I-15 Construction Goes Head to Head With Traffic Problems

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