Stories for September 2003
Monday, September 29
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.
Woman-Owned Firm Looks to Expand Beyond Federal Projects
Biotech: Ambrx Inc. Lands $12.5M in First-Round Funding
TIPS & TRENDS: Report Finds Small Biz Increasingly Interested In Wireless Services; Blue Shield Names Online Benefits Firm as Preferred Vendor; Petco Opens Nasdaq Session
Proxy: DOT HILL SYSTEMS CORP. San Diego Technology 15; San Diego BioTech 15; Southern California Index Watch
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.
Real Estate: Only 19% of S.D. County Residents Meet Criteria to Buy a Home Here
Southern California Gas Seeks 117% Increase From SDG & E; Sempra Pipeline Plan Draws Interest
Tourism: If Negotiations Fail, Arbitration Is Next
TECHNOLOGY NEWS: Firms Among Seven Companies Getting Part Of $200M Contract
Monday, September 22
Politics: Engineering Group Supports Plan for Infrastructure Funding; Workforce Partnership Solicits Public Comments on Plan
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.
Politics: Changes to Term Limits Unlikely
Government: Chamber Of Commerce Says Measure Will Drive Some Businesses Out of the State; Chimerix Leads Weekly Venture Capital Deals
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.
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.
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.
Tourism: Two Plans Likely to Become One For March 2004 Ballot
Proxy: LIGAND PHARMACEUTICALS INC., San Diego Technology 15; San Diego BioTech 15; Southern California Index Watch
Question: We're a small business and need some advice on how to screen future employees.
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
Technology: San Diego Firm Says Futures Market Helps Out Many Businesses
OPINION by Howard Fine, Los Angeles Business Journal
Monday, September 15
Proxy: PETCO ANIMAL SUPPLIES, INC.; San Diego Technology 15; San Diego BioTech 15; Southern California Index Watch
Utilities: Some Businesses Agree It's Necessary to Repair Aging Infrastructure
UCSD Connect has extended the nomination deadline for its Most Innovative New Product Awards.
Question: What kind of guidelines should I follow when awarding holiday bonuses?
Insurance: Business Community Continues to Push for Further Reforms
Metabolife 'Disappointed' With Assembly Vote That Could Make California Third to Ban Supplement
Last month's energy blackouts in the Northeast could light the fortunes of some Southern California engineering and power companies.
Nine-Person Company Charged With Finding Oral Smallpox Remedy
State Sen. Tom McClintock, one of two Republican frontrunners in the California recall election, lists four major objectives as would-be governor.
The delay of development behind Petco Park's outfield walls may benefit a new office tower planned in East Village Square.
Monday, September 8
Offering Benefits Is Key to Attracting Top Employees
Health Care: Work May Help Develop Therapies For Muscular Dystrophy
Insurance: Dissidents Contend Agency Should Lobby on Behalf of Drivers
Construction: Agencies, Contractors May Benefit
A look back at an issue being discussed in the San Diego Business Journal 12 years ago this week:
New Funding Cycle Seems Possible, But Analysts Warn of Oversaturation
Politics: Strip Club Scandal a Distraction For Months to Come
High-Tech: Fines Have Reached Into the Hundreds Of Thousands of Dollars
Retail: Supermarket Agrees to Pay Fines, Update Technology
Association Sets 'Best Tech' Competition; Park-to-Bay Project Breaks Ground; MIT Media Lab Founder to Speak at La Costa Resort
Proxy: AMN Healthcare Services, Inc.; San Diego Technology 15; San Diego BioTech 15; Southern California Index Watch
Monday, September 1
Tourism: Agency to Team With Various Sources in Co-op Plan
OPINION by MARK LACTER, editor of the Los Angeles Business Journal.
TECHNOLOGY NEWS AND FINANCE: Arrowhead Insurance Judged To Not Have Exclusive Rights to Firm's Product
Proxy: MAXWELL TECHNOLOGIES INC. San Diego Technology 15; San Diego BioTech 15; Southern California Index Watch
Retail: Most Businesses See An Economic Rebound, But Some Feelings Remain
Small Business Help Line - Question: How do I set up a marketing plan?
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.
Tourism: Legoland Pushes City to Rename Link From Interstate 5