Stories for March 2004

Monday, March 29

Ballpark, Uniforms Not Team's Only New Look

Ballpark, Uniforms Not Team's Only New Look

Small Business Help Line - Writing an Effective Succession Plan Can Save Your Business

Question: I'm a business owner. Should I have a succession plan in case something unexpected happens to me?

Padres Look South to Help Market Team

Padres Look South to Help Market Team

NEWS BRIEFS: Cohu Opens Operation In the Philippines

PLUS: Hitachi Building Sells for $13.5 Million

Buy.com Struggles With Online Music

TECHNOLOGY: Slim Profits, Increased Competition Make It Hard on Internet Retailer

Real Estate Progress Report / Construction Journal

Real Estate sales and leases

CardioDynamics Acquires Vermont Electrode Maker

Biotech: Revised 2005 Forecast Predicts Large Increase in Firm's Revenue

Women First HealthCare Says It's Running Out of Money

Maker of Health Care Products Has Cut 51 Employees, Seeks Additional Funding

Broadcast Teams Say Focus Is on The Field in '04

Broadcast Teams Say Focus Is on The Field in '04

Proposed Cuts Could Affect Landlords of Section 8 Housing

Real Estate: Landlords, Low-Income Renters Already Face Tight Market

John Moores Likes What He Sees

John Moores Likes What He Sees

Coalition Tries to Head Off S.D.'s Pending Fiscal Crisis

Government: Panel Also Seeks Privatization Of Some City Services

WEEK IN REVIEW

WEEK IN REVIEW

MARKETPLACE - San Diego Public Stocks

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

FOR THE RECORD

Calendar of Business events and announcements

Monday, March 22

Titan, Lockheed Deal Delayed to April

Local Firm Adds to Reserves To Cover Potential Liabilities From Federal Investigation

New Hotel "Juggernaut" Rolls Through S.D.

Nearly 12,000 Rooms Are in Planning Stage; Hotel development in the San Diego area is hot. But outside the county, it's not.

Unemployment Fund Surcharge Could Lead to Layoffs

Employment: Fund Projected to Be in Red Ink at Least Through 2007

Buy or Sell? Uncertain Times for Private Equity Funds

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MARKETPLACE - San Diego Public Stocks

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

Commerce Officials Share Insights on Asian Markets

Commerce Officials Share Insights on Asian Markets

Playing the Blame Game Over Outsourcing

Forget Finding Fault: Real Answer to Job Losses Is Retraining U.S. Workers

FOR THE RECORD

Calendar of Business events and announcements

Some Investment Bankers to Profit From State's Bond Deals

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Companies Hunt for Black Gold in Idled Oil Wells

Energy: It's Highly Speculative, but Prices Remain High

Holiday Bowl an Economic Winner

The Pacific Life Holiday Bowl has a new one for the record books.

Small Business Help Line: Check Guidelines Before Hiring an Intern

Question: What are the rules for hiring unpaid interns?

Korean Bank Bucks Tradition; Layoffs Planned in Acquisition

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Return on Assets Rates Show Many Area Banks Posting Profits

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Office Buildings Pulled Into Condo Conversion Craze

Real Estate: First National Bank Building First for Transformation

Counting on the Economy to Spur Commercial Lending

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New San Diego Military Advisory Council Will Tackle Airport Issue

Defense: Panel May Take Positions Contrary To the Chamber's Stand

Real Estate Progress Report / Construction Journal

Real Estate sales and leases

U.S. Trade Policies Need to Strike a Better Balance

U.S. Trade Policies Need to Strike a Better Balance

Fall of High-Flying Firm Ends With CFO's Sentencing

Law: By Mid-1998, FPA Medical Was Bankrupt

Investors Cashing In on Region's Retail Properties

Dwindling sites for shopping center construction, thousands of new homes built annually, and consumer demand for new stores all add up to big investor demand for S.D. retail real estate

Community Bank Boom Paying Off for Most Institutions

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City Maintains Separation of Housing, Industrial Land

Companies worried about the rezoning of industrial land for housing are finding an ally in San Diego City Councilwoman Donna Frye.

Executive Profile - RICHARD J. LIEKWEG

On March 24, Richard Liekweg celebrates his first anniversary as chief executive at UC San Diego Medical Center, and arrival in sunny San Diego from Durham, N.C.

Monday, March 15

Are Businesses Getting Ready To Make a Rush Out of California?

OPINION by JON COUPAL, an attorney and president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association.

State Likely to Lose Some Bases, Local Group Is Told

Defense: Official Says San Diego Is 'Light Years' Ahead of Other Communities

Small Business Help Line - Protect Assets By Insuring Home-Based Business

Question: What do I need to know about insuring my home-based business and how can I protect it from disaster?

Two New Banks Plan to Launch Local Operations

Finance: Crowded Field Cutting Into Talent Pool

MARKETPLACE - San Diego Public Stocks

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

FOR THE RECORD

Calendar of Business events and announcements

Taking a Stand for Openness - Hooray for Toni Atkins and Donna Frye.

EDITORIAL by John Hollon

Contractor's Oddball Project Is a Pitch for Home Electronics

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Developer Puts Joint Project in Chula Vista on Hold Again

Development: Builder, Port, City Discuss Bayfront Land Swap

Cox Technicians Use Homestart Program to Lower Fuel Costs

Cox Communications, Inc. recently started a new local program in San Diego that reduces the number of miles its fleet is on the road, which lowers fuel costs

WEEK IN REVIEW

WEEK IN REVIEW

Real Estate Progress Report / Construction Journal

Real Estate sales and leases

Monday, March 8

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

Employer Asks for Retirement Plan Pointers

Executive Profile - MARK CROWLEY

Mark Crowley is a firm believer in doing the best he can whatever the task at hand.

Real Estate Progress Report / Construction Journal

Real Estate sales and leases

Gasoline Prices Linked to State's Supply Problems

Help May Come From Southwest Pipeline, Permitting Legislation

ANOTHER VIEW

OPINION From Martyn Hopper, California director for the National Federation of Independent Business, America's largest small-business group.

Japanese Officials Pitch S.D. Biotech Leaders

Communications a Key To Future Investments

Merging Gateway Set to Jump Into Foreign Markets

Gateway, Inc. plans to plunge into the Japanese and British markets after its merger with Irvine-based eMachines.

Chargers May Face Uphill Battle in Election's Wake

Politics: Candidates Facing Off in November Take Hard Line With Team

Business Journal Publisher to Head Carlsbad Chamber

Ted Owen, the president and publisher of the San Diego Business Journal, is leaving the newspaper to become president and CEO of the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce.

Caltrans, Investor Join Forces for South Bay Highway

Transportation: Privately Funded Toll Road an Experiment for State

School Bond Measures Get Thumbs-Up From Voters

Construction: Approval Means Millions for Local Districts, Contractors. PLUS: Feds Tap Firm for San Ysidro Border Crossing Expansion

Nurses Vote to Unionize At Alvarado Hospital

Starting March 8, nurses at Alvarado Hospital Medical Center in La Mesa will receive an 8 percent pay raise, no longer work mandatory overtime, and be eligible for a new defined pension plan.

WEEK IN REVIEW

WEEK IN REVIEW

Land Rights Still Mean Something

EDITORIAL by Rick Rell

San Diego Executives Form New Military Support Group

San Diego Executives Form New Military Support Group

MARKETPLACE - San Diego Public Stocks

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

City Hotel-Tax Ballot Measure Shot Down By Last-Minute Push

Backers Consider Options For November Election

FOR THE RECORD

Calendar of Business events and announcements

Monday, March 1

Report: Hispanic Jobs Double Nationwide, But Not in State

Labor: California Is Considered Too Expensive for Some

Merger Creates San Diego's Largest Architectural Firm

By combining their staffs, NTD Architects and the Stichler Group Inc. have created the largest architectural firm in San Diego.

Real Estate Progress Report / Construction Journal

Real Estate sales and leases

H1-B Visa Cap May Hinder Biotech Hiring

San Diego's biotech industry may be booming, but some industry insiders worry that this year's cap on H1-B visa applications could hurt drug research and development.

Fate of New Wal-Mart in Hands of San Marcos Voters

Retail: City's Second Store Would Be Built in Residential Neighborhood

Trustee Urges Fixed Percentage for CSU Fees

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New Publication Hits Road To Reach College Students

78 Magazine Targets Students At 3 North County Colleges

Fullerton Business School Hinges on March Ballot

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SDSU Considers More Degree Programs

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Can Charter Schools Change the Way Schools Operate?

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Small Business Help Line - Tips for Hiring a Qualified Contractor

Question: I'm looking for a suitable contractor to remodel my business. What kind of licenses and insurance does my contractor need, and how do I know if the bid a contractor provides for a project is a fair price?

The Chargers Go Public Again

EDITORIAL by John Hollon

UC Schools See Patents as New Revenue Stream

UCSD Technology Translated Into 10 Start-Up Firms in Fiscal Year 2002

BRE Commercial Joining Forces With Grubb & Ellis

By joining forces with Grubb & Ellis Co., San Diego-based BRE Commercial will get to enjoy the best of both worlds

Business Groups Are Gearing Up For November Ballot Battle

OPINION By Howard Fine

WEEK IN REVIEW

WEEK IN REVIEW

"Offshoring" Becoming a New Siren Call

Tech Firms See Lucrative Option in Sending Some Higher-Skilled Work To Overseas Countries

FOR THE RECORD

Calendar of Business events and announcements

MARKETPLACE - San Diego Public Stocks

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