Stories for January 2004

Monday, January 26

Base Retention at Odds With New Airport Push

The Federal Aviation Administration projects a 45 percent increase in commercial flights in the country by 2020. Along with that, world air cargo traffic is expected to triple.

Officials Warn Against Rash Reactions to Data Processing Scandal

Government: Several Agencies Now Being Audited

Small Business Help Line - Developing Your Small Business' Web Site, Part 3

Question: How do I manage the Web development process?

Contaminated Sites Getting Another Look in Tight Market

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Qualcomm Reports Solid Quarterly Numbers

Telecom: Improvement For Applied Micro Circuits

Developer Breathes New Life Into North Park Theater, Adds Garage

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FOR THE RECORD

Calendar of Business events and announcements

Construction Charges Ahead as Developers Face Challenges

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Commercial Property Owners Are Plugging Energy Reform

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Westcore Gobbles Up Properties Across San Diego County

Westcore Properties LLC of San Diego spent $18.25 million on three San Diego County properties in January.

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WEEK IN REVIEW

TOP BUSINESS NEWS: JANUARY 16 - 22, 2004

It's No Roll of the Dice When California Firms Move to Nevada

MANUFACTURING'S DISAPPEARING ACT - Every state in the U.S. has lost manufacturing jobs since July 2000 except one.

Local Leaders Say State Medi-Cal Cuts Will Hit Hard

Health Care: Governor's Proposal Would Cut Back Spending By $1.1 Billion

ASR Event Gets Colorful as Retailers Grow More Daring

Retail: Convention's Move To San Diego Brings Hot Fashion Trends to Town

This Year, California's Primary Election Might Really Matter

OPINION by Howard Fine, Los Angeles Business Journal; PLUS: From the Web log of Daniel Weintraub, public affairs columnist for the Sacramento Bee.

Small Business Spotlight: O.A.P. PACKAGING

O.A.P. Packaging distributes packaging materials throughout San Diego and Mexico to companies that manufacture or distribute various products.

MARKETPLACE - San Diego Public Stocks

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

Attorney: Overseas Business Deals Not as Lucrative as They Seem

In recent years, San Diego attorney David Peters has noticed an increase in the number of business clients seeking information about relocation.

City Bans Wooden Roof Shingles in Wake of Wildfires

Construction: Owners, Builders Worry the Code Changes Could Be Costly

Conference Reports Area Market Hot, Bargains Few

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Smaller Firms Now Getting a Piece of Venture Capital Pie

Venture capital firms are loosening their budgets and pumping more money into early stage companies, including some in San Diego.

Good Game Plan a Must for Ballpark District

Public Input Will Help Avoid Potential Mixed-Use Conflicts Around Petco Park

In Orange County, Housing Cools While Offices Perk Up

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Real Estate Progress Report / Construction Journal

Real Estate sales and leases

Golf Course Investments v a Sand Trap or a Hole in One?

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"Tenant in Common" Properties Can Yield Tax Benefits

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Future Positive for Region's Office Investment Market

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Developers Continue to Pursue Planned Office Projects

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Commercial Brokers Reap Benefits of Investor Interest

Commercial Brokers Reap Benefits of Investor Interest

Monday, January 19

Dry-Up of SBA Funds Leaves Some Borrowers in a Bind

Finance: Congress to Address Issue When New Session Commences Jan. 20; Officials Bullish on Local Economy's Future

CSU Trustee Argues Long-Term Effects of State Cuts

Education: Community Colleges Likely to See Big Enrollment Increase

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Your Tax Dollars at Work

Editorial by John Hollon

Leap Wireless International Shuffles Its Executives

Telecom: Replacement For Harvey White Likely To Be Named Soon

Investors on Buying Spree as Otay Mesa Land Dwindles

Real Estate: South County Seen as 'Last Frontier' for Developers; Barnhart Lands Ramona Schools Construction Contract

WEEK IN REVIEW

TOP BUSINESS NEWS: JANUARY 9 - 15, 2004

FOR THE RECORD

Calendar of Business events and announcements

Tough Work If You Can Get It

ANOTHER VIEW by Rick Reiff, the Orange County Business Journal

Little Funding Leads to Problems for Littlefeet Inc.

Littlefeet Inc., a Poway-based maker of telecom equipment that increases the coverage of wireless base stations, laid off most of its remaining 45 employees in recent weeks and is shutting down.

Developing Your Small Business' Web Site, Part 2

Small Business Help Line

Real Estate Progress Report / Construction Journal

Real Estate sales and leases

A New Move for Downtown

Condominium Conversions A Hot Trend for Housing

MARKETPLACE - San Diego Public Stocks

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

America Is Bailing Out China's Banking System

OPINION By TOM PLATE

New Year But Different Paths For 2 Area Firms

Factory 2-U Reorganizing; SureBeam Opts to Liquidate

News Is Talk of the Town With Latest Arbitron Ratings

Media: Coverage of Fire, Recall Propels KOGO-AM to the Top

Monday, January 12

Real Estate Progress Report / Construction Journal

Real Estate sales and leases

Small Business Help Line - What to Look for When Developing a Web Site

Question: How do I get started on getting a Web site for my small business?

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THE LIST - Office Machine Companies

The San Diego Business Journal's List of the top 20 Office Machine Companies, ranked by number of local full-time employees as of Dec. 1, 2003

FOR THE RECORD

Calendar of Business events and announcements

ANOTHER VIEW: For Arnold, Mostly a Thumbs-Up

Editorial writers mostly liked Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's State of the State speech.

Protecting the Office Computer From Online Security Threats

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Week In Review

TOP BUSINESS NEWS: JANUARY 2 - 8, 2004

Being Ahead of Its Time Catches Up to Tech Firm

High-Tech: Magis Set to Sell Off Assets at Auction

Transportation Bill Passes House, Moves to the Senate

A transportation bill approved by the House of Representatives could secure $124 million for regional transportation projects, if approved by the Senate later this month.

Eateries, Grocers Feel Ripple Effects From Mad Cow Scare

Some Customers Quizzing Servers Over Beef's Origin

Longer Lives Creates Need for Assisted Living Facilities

Marketing a Crucial Aspect To Draw New Residents

Shakeout in Telecom Industry Shows Signs of Stabilizing

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MARKETPLACE - San Diego Public Stocks

Proxy: CHARLOTTE RUSSE HOLDINGS, INC.; San Diego Technology 15; San Diego BioTech 15; Southern California Index Watch

Why Do Businesses Need Continuance Solutions?

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Gateway Warns of Lower Fourth-Quarter Revenues

High-Tech: New Electronics Plan Working, But Supply Problems Hinder Holiday Sales

THE LIST - Office Furniture Dealers

The San Diego Business Journal's List of top S.D. Office Furniture Dealers, ranked by the number of full-time employess as of Dec. 1, 2003

Saluting the Midway Once Again

Editorial by Rick Bell

Monday, January 5

FOR THE RECORD

Calendar of Business events and announcements

"San Diego Will Improve Only if the State Improves"

Business Leaders Have a Lot to Say About Area's 2004 Economic Outlook

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A Good Time to Honor Local Eagle Scouts

COMMENTARY by John Hollon

Hospitals Face New Year, New Rules, New Mandates

Health Care: County Facilities Say They Have Tough Job Ahead Meeting New Nurse-to-Patient Ratios

Biotech Firms See 2004 Valuations to Continue Rising

Biotech: Many Look to Copy Biogen Idec Success

Local Firms Betting on Good Year for International Business

Trade: Weak Dollar Makes American Exports More Competitive Worldwide

Hoteliers Find It Will Be Tough to Top 2003 Numbers

Tourism: New Rooms Skew Figures, Though Forecast Calls for More Visitors and More Spending

Prudent Spending Keeps Visitors Coming

COMMENTARY by John Hollon

MARKETPLACE - San Diego Public Stocks

Proxy: Avanir Pharmaceuticals; San Diego Technology 15; San Diego BioTech 15; Southern California Index Watch

The Worst of the Tech Wreck Appears to Be Over

High-Tech: Survey Underscores General Feeling of Optimism Among The Local Technology Firms