Stories for May 2004
Monday, May 31
Question: How does the process of accepting credit cards and debit cards work?
Retail: Warehouse Club Store Model Doesn't Always Fit in Foreign Markets
Prolonged Heat Wave or Brush Fire Could Put Services in Danger
Energy: Refinery Storage, Lack of Competition Puts California in a Bind
Petco Animal Supplies Inc. paid more than $650,000 in civil penalties and court costs, stemming from a settlement of a consumer protection lawsuit
On June 6, some 20,000 marathoners, most of them out-of-towners, will line up in Balboa Park to participate in San Diego's high-profile running event , the Suzuki Rock 'n' Roll Marathon.
COMMENTARY by Armon Mills, president and publisher of the San Diego Business Journal.
EDITORIAL by Howard Fine, Los Angeles Business Journal
Major Law Firms Continue to Move In as Industry Here Grows Up
Monday, May 24
The boards that oversee the county's regional airport and the Port of San Diego reached an agreement Thursday to settle a lawsuit over who should have control of 47 acres near Lindbergh Field's runway.
Southern California's Population Keeps Expanding; So Why Doesn't Our Pull in the Legislature Keep Pace?
Once one of the most fiscally well run municipalities in California, the city of San Diego is looking like just the opposite, forced to deal with the grim realities of its severely underfunded employee pension plan, and apparently unable to borrow by issu
The Future May Hold Profitability, According To Recent Industry Report
Question: What do I need to know about fees when setting up a merchant account?
As Yogi Berra might say, the push by a firefighters' union to restructure the most recent proposal to raise the tax the city charges visitors to stay in area hotels is "d & #233;j & #341; vu all over again."
Next Step: An Appeal to San Diego Superior Court
Westcore Sells Mira Mesa Site, Buys Hillcrest Building; Zimmer Dental Signs $15 Million Lease for Carlsbad Space; Irvine Benefits Firm Opens Office Downtown
South Bay, Del Mar Feeling the Pinch In Different Ways
Agreements With Teachers And University Officials Part of His Strategy to Close $15 Billion Gap
Monday, May 17
Workers' Comp Reductions May Hit 15%; Gateway Confirms Move to Irvine Business Center; Strong Quarter for Jack in the Box; San Diego No. 2 in 'Best of the Best'; Qualcomm Outlook Improves; Drone Makers Seek Navy Work; Lawmakers Back BRAC Delay; Remec Anno
Retail Market Healthy While Local Industrial, Mixed-Use Is Growing
The likelihood of higher fees and departmental cuts in San Diego City Manager Lamont Ewell's proposed 2005 budget is causing some jitters in the business community.
Focus on Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq doesn't begin to show the extent of the global translation work done by Titan, a San Diego company.
Transportation: Sprinter On Track for Its Opening
Property Management, Appraisal Classes Popular At UCSD Extension
The Entreprenurial Spirit He Encouraged Lives on Today in America's Small Businesses
Supply, Demand Problems At Heart of Current Spike
Transportation: Base Closure Process Takes Priority, Plecia Contends
Value, Square Footage of Managed Sites Also Increased
Sonartec, Inc. is a small Carlsbad-based manufacturer and distributor of golf equipment, specializing in fairway woods. Sales grew from $2.2 million in 2002 to $3.5 million in 2003.
Monday, May 10
Institute of Americas Launches Investment Program for Mexico
Media: Life on the Freeways Makes for a Strong Listener Base
Questions arose last week concerning the extent of involvement of employees of two American defense contractors , San Diego-based Titan Corp. and Virginia-based CACI International, in the alleged abuse of Iraqi prisoners.
Once East County's Business Hub, Renewal Draws Attractions as New Homes Go Up
EDITORIAL by Mark Lacter, editor of the Los Angeles Business Journal.
Biotech: La Jolla Institute Receives $25M Grant Over 7 Years
Small Firms Face Pressure To Sell Out to National Companies or Close Up Shop
Small Business Help Line - Question: How does SB 796, the "sue your boss" law, impact small businesses?
Redevelopment: Lesson May Be Learned From Escondido's $84M Facility
Two San Diego high-tech firms plan to issue stock later this year, proving the capital markets are finally warming up for technology companies that aren't making drugs.
Utilities: Inability to Reach Conclusion on SDG & E; Plan Puts Board in Tenuous Spot
From the web log of Daniel Weintraub, columnist for the Sacramento Bee
Escondido-based Realty Income Corp., a real estate investment trust, reported increased revenue and income for the first quarter of 2004.
Monday, May 3
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger may sit this one out, but the battle to overturn a California law requiring employer-funded health care coverage is shaping up to be a heated one.
Politics: Involvement of City Councilman in Talks Seen as Key to Settlement
Progressive Design Playgrounds, designs and manufactures colorful commercial children's play structures and recreation site furnishings utilizing recycled plastic.
Question: How does SB 796, the "sue your boss" law, work?
When lawmakers passed the biggest workers' compensation package in a decade, they rejected rate regulation and bet that the reforms would spur vigorous competition and lower premiums.
Salmedix Inc. is the latest San Diego-based biotech company hoping to make its public debut, registering on April 23 to raise up to $86.3 million in an initial public offering.
If other baseball stadiums located in downtowns around the country serve as an indicator, Petco Park can be expected to spur lots of economic activity in the heart of San Diego.
Venture Capital Surveys Find That 74% Targeting Biotech, Health Care
San Diego State University will increase student fees by $80 a semester, which will enable the university to offer 490 more course sections during the 2004-05 academic year.