Stories for October 2000
Monday, October 30
La Mesa-headquartered Borrego Springs Bank reported unaudited net earnings of $479,000 or 49 cents per share for the nine months ended Sept. 30. That compares with earnings of $97,000, or 10 cents per share for the same 1999 period, said Frank V. Riolo, p
Fuzzy Math Alert: The politicians of Santee are claiming that Proposition Z does not raise taxes.
Several San Diego stations are among nominees for the MegaBlast Awards, which were created to go along with the Radio Music Awards that will take place in Las Vegas on Nov. 4.
A mega-merger between Honeywell International Inc. and General Electric Co. has implications for more than 1,300 Honeywell employees in San Diego and Tijuana, but what those are have yet to be determined.
Look out, Bill Gates. A 12-year-old entrepreneur known to peers and family as "The Gumball" may be giving you a run for your money in the near future.
Small-business optimism decreased slightly last month. But signs indicate the economy is very solid for small businesses, with a few signs of a "soft landing" ahead.
The cartons of Halloween candy a few feet away had no allure for a group of kids in a Vons in Carlsbad last Sunday. Their eyes were on a can of Chef Boyardee , a prop in local magician Jeff Smith's trick. Smith may have been performing for children that d
Since the City Council opted to pursue a clean needle exchange program in San Diego, the task now is how, when and where to implement such a plan.
San Diego's next mayor faces a multitude of issues, from the ballpark construction to airport expansion.
Profile---Doug Yeagley turned a Downtown lot into a mecca for classic movie lovers and other dreamers
Doug Yeagley is a hair stylist by trade. However, his newest love is film, and his most famous business venture is a movie theater that itself resembles the plot of a movie.
For Joseph White, who supports his wife and two children with an annual income of $16,000, luxury items are hardly on the shopping list. Neither is health insurance.
Samuel Jeppson has joined San Diego National Bank as executive vice president and chief credit officer. Debbie Clow has joined Point Loma Credit Union as branch manager, Kearny Mesa branch. North American Mortgage Co. has named Cathy Wookey loan officer,
Fleet Week, San Diego's annual weeklong tribute to the area's military men and women, has come and gone. Once again, the city and its business community has gone "above and beyond" in displaying its gratitude to those who serve their country.
Thomas Jefferson Professor Ventures to S. Africa With National Law Contingency
PacketVideo, a San Diego-based developer of software that enables both audio and video transmissions to wireless devices, is capturing the attention of a lot of notable telecommunications firms in Europe.
Because of new technology, residents can take care of county business online instead of in line at the County Administration Center in Downtown.
A San Diego software business acquired by San Jose-based Cisco Systems Inc. is expected to retain nearly all of its employees, with the remainder staying with the company's Washington, D.C.-based parent.
But as home to one of the biggest eyesores in the county this year, that was how the San Diego Architecture Association chose to recognize the retail center's Edwards Theatres.
Environment: City Stands To Lose Local Projects if Courts Rule Against Appeal
A flat market for a product line might be reason enough for Frank Lanza to keep an eye on San Diego. But the New York City-based executive has an extra concern here.
Earlier this year, Ray Rubio's first exposure to becoming the major investor in the San Diego Grand Prix was a business relationship with the contractor who was designing the race course.
GMS Realty LLC of Carlsbad has decided not to proceed with the $305 million purchase of 19 strip shopping center properties from Burnham Pacific Properties Inc., its president said.
A maturing Internet marketplace has business people trying to stake out some choice territory , the middle ground between online buyers and sellers.
There are kittens with mittens, a pair named Jack and Jill, and Little Bo Peep and her harmless, wandering sheep.
The local advertising and media industries have just taken an extra step to help their own.
San Diego-based Network Harmoni, Inc. is announcing its debut, and announcing the availability of its Harmoni Suite of computer system monitoring software.
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When John Ventura opened his flower shop, Great Roses!, in December 1989 in University Heights, he may have been looking at life through rose-colored glasses.
Even in the face of inflation, the Department of Defense budget will creep up steadily in the new decade, while federal information technology budgets will grow, according to studies from an industry group due for release this week.
Building houses with straw bales will be the topic of a workshop next month at the Imperial Beach YMCA's Camp Surf.
More than 71 million people with cell phones and other wireless communication devices worldwide now use a technology with roots deep in San Diego , Code Division Multiple Access, or CDMA.
Of course not. You would probably set the table for 10 and provide enough extra food and table settings for any surprise guests. That's called good planning.
CARLSBAD , Construction has started on the city's first mass transit-oriented residential development, the builders said, and more projects are in the planning pipeline across the county.
To tailor, according to Webster's New World Dictionary, is to "cut, form, or alter so as to meet certain conditions." A tailor is one who fits or provides, one who customizes.
Government---A commission says the Port District's travel and expense policies need to be dry docked
A task force assigned to examine the San Diego Unified Port District's current travel needs and practices said the move to adopt a more detailed policy is long overdue.
Two developers said they would build office skyscrapers with retail and residential space in Downtown.
For some small businesses, the key to success might not be to trounce your competitors. Instead, the way to get ahead, oddly enough, might be to lend a helping hand to the people you consider your competitors.
There's a common belief among local graphic artists, and perhaps artists as a whole, that without the creative skills developed in art classes, children have trouble solving life's complex problems.
Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. hopes a positive Phase II trial of its antisense drug in patients with non-small cell lung cancer will show success at the next stage.
AnaElvia Sanchez created a business plan that's all about little girls' fantasies.
Monday, October 23
Well, not quite. But a redraft of a proposed law before the City Council could subject antique stores and used book stores to the same strict regulations currently being considered for topless bars, peep shows and massage parlors.
W. J. Kitchen, the CEO and president for San Diego-based Ameranth Technology Systems Inc., is feeling good these days.
MP3.com, Inc.'s multimillion-dollar "landmark" agreement with music publishers is being described as a significant step for the Internet music distributor, but not one that will immediately solve its legal problems.
Local health care leaders are worried the upcoming closure of Mission Bay Hospital will put a greater strain on local hospitals already plagued by their own financial woes.
Timothy G. Malott, a partner at Shoreline Partners, LLC, has been elected president of the Association for Corporate Growth/San Diego. Rancho Santa Fe has hired Lucinda Sanchez as first vice president/regional manager and Richard B. Hudson III as assistan
Amid reports that out-of-state generators have made record profits on San Diego's back, local leaders are repeating their calls for action.
As part of U.S. Bancorp's push on the West Coast, the bank's brokerage division, Piper Jaffray, has opened offices in Newport Beach and San Diego.
A new loan program launched by the U.S. Small Business Administration will offer more flexibility to both borrowers and lenders, which translates to more financing options for small businesses looking to sell goods overseas.
Potential for hotel development in San Diego in 2001 continues to look good, according to a local analyst's forecast.
A lot of people in Washington have been pushing for a government takeover of the pharmaceutical industry as a solution to the problem of prescription drug coverage for seniors. However, as history has demonstrated repeatedly , think of the airlines, telec
Founded in November 1999, Heritage Golf Group claims it chose its name because it "signifies a respect for the game and its traditions." Its leaders are dedicated businessmen and golfers; two are PGA professionals.
Wouldn't it be nice if there was a way to know exactly how good or bad traffic is flowing before walking out the front door in the morning or the office door in the afternoon?
China's hot and cold reaction to Qualcomm Inc.'s Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) wireless telecommunications technology appears to be in a warming trend , particularly over the last week.
We often go weeks or months at a time without giving much thought to San Diego's military presence.
CARLSBAD , Sunrise Medical Inc.'s chief executive Michael Hammes, who is heading the firm's buy-out, said he'll initiate a major restructuring plan with 15 units closing.
Although most every manufacturing company conducts compliance audits of industrial operations, mere regulatory compliance is a passive means of managing risk.
Carlsbad-based Carveboard makes a special skateboard designed for "carving." The carveboard is about 4 feet long, with oversized 8-inch pneumatic tires.
The former founder and CEO of Websense is now president of Merchandising Avenue Inc., a San Diego online merchandising provider.
Profile---Robert Horsman's gamble on fledgling bank turned out to be quite profitableabound in global network
Robert Horsman's Gamble on Fledgling Bank Has Turned Out to Be Quite Profitable
Mandy Ross is only 15 years old and already she's been through the most extensive interview of her young life , so far.
Moody's Investors Service, a New York-based bond rating service, downgraded Palomar Pomerado Health Systems' bond rating one notch after it reported a $28.2 million operating loss for the fiscal year ended June 30.
First, we just celebrated our seventh annual Women Who Mean Business awards program sponsored by Manpower Temporary Services and held Oct. 11 at the Town and Country Convention Center. Forty women were honored before a sellout crowd for being role models,
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CARLSBAD , Callaway Golf Co. announced last week the company would step away from the norm and make and sell a non-conforming driver in the United States.
SANTEE , It's 4 a.m. and business partners Tom Cantor and Phil Scarpace are off to San Diego's back country to see the goats again.
The San Diego-based law firm of Luce Forward Hamilton & Scripps recently increased its forces by acquiring a group of lawyers from Tuttle & Taylor of Los Angeles.
The latest and greatest in artificial grass is on exhibit at Grossmont College where the two-year school recently installed FieldTurf at its football field in El Cajon.
Manchester Resorts, the developer of a 750-room expansion of the Hyatt Regency Hotel, declined to give any new details about its ongoing search for a lender last week, turning down a request by the San Diego Unified Port District to provide an update.
"HTTP" is one of those unpronounceable words ushered onto the national stage with the Internet. The string of letters that goes in front of Web addresses stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol.
If companies like VoteHere.net have their way, voters will no longer need paper ballots to cast their vote.
Several lenders active locally have been busy in community development efforts lately, including California Bank & Trust, which received an award from the U.S. Department of Treasury for its efforts to offer full-service banking in economically distressed
Germany-based Siemens AG debuted its U.S. mobile phone headquarters in Rancho Bernardo this month, saying recruitment at the year-old operation is "ramping steeply."
This year has been a good one for many of San Diego's golf manufacturers as they continue to bounce back from the recession that hit the industry two years ago. With higher revenues, new products and an increase in employee numbers, local manufacturers ar
A true story: A little over one year ago, a friend of mine inadvertently overheard an interesting conversation at a restaurant in Washington, D.C. The conversation took place among a group of trial lawyers, most likely in town for some kind of meeting or
Qwest Communications International Inc. of Denver is poised to put its own fiber-optic telecommunications network in the ground in San Diego.
San Diego-based Nicholas-Applegate Capital Management will be acquired by a German insurance company under terms of an agreement announced Oct. 18.
Barely mid-morning and her second appointment of the day was late. Her attorney called about her former CFO; providing more information on the financial officer's embezzlement of almost $750,000 from her family's business, and his pending incarceration. Y
Ericsson's recent decision to use contract manufacturing to build their wireless handset is an indication as to how competitive the wireless handset business has become.
To be successful in today's competitive market, a company must focus on developing innovative business strategies for increasing market share, customer loyalty and repeat business.
As the city looks to streamline government, one councilman is looking at creating a new committee that would have oversight of the city sewers.
The local tourism industry enjoyed a banner summer, according to the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Selling agents: The seller represented itself. Diane Miramontes of Business Real Estate Brokerage Co. represented the buyer.
Monday, October 16
A longtime ballpark opponent said he's not entirely satisfied with what appears to be a successful challenge to the way the San Diego City Council discusses matters in closed session.
Rancho Bernardo-based MusicMatch, Inc. introduced a beta version of its MusicMatch Jukebox 6.0 at a trade show earlier this month. The software not only lets a computer user play tracks from compact discs or MP3-format computer files, it also provides a "
A Ramona rancher has found his niche with a business model worth emu-lating: Selling a natural emu-lsion for skin care known as emu oil.
OK, maybe it's not that bad in Poway, but almost. Two seats are open on the Poway City Council in next month's election and there are only two candidates , both incumbents.
Online newspapers are moving ahead bringing local, national and world news to users, but many readers still can't resist the look and feel of paper and black ink on their fingertips.
Is it an example of misplaced values, or just a mercenary quest for the greatest bang per buck? San Diego , the city that can enlarge a sports stadium, build a football training facility, subsidize a sports team's ticket prices, and build a new baseball s
Diversa Corp. has signed a new agreement with Novartis Agribusiness Biotechnology Research Inc. (NABRI) to develop crop protection chemicals.
The Regional Water Quality Control Board met Oct. 11 to discuss how to assess a $3.4 million fine levied against the city of San Diego.
Johnny's team won in Little League. Susie is on the honor roll. The Kiwanis Club is having its annual spaghetti dinner next Friday.
College campuses have long been thought of as a place for young adults to investigate the roots of potential professions.
When logic and reason prevail, the public is the winner. This best describes the recent decision by the California Air Resources Board in adopting its new environmental management program for diesel engines.
San Diego will feel the effects of a multibillion-dollar contract to create a single, unified Navy-Marine Corps Intranet system spanning half the world.
The county Board of Supervisors is pushing ahead with plans to create a boarding school for foster children in the San Pasqual Valley.
ENCINITAS , For these sisters, theirs is a typical American success story. A family got together to found a small online business, and industry giants have come calling. Encinitas-based DecorLine.com sells jewelry, tableware, glassware, and other boutique
Paraphrasing the famed slogan that helped get Bill Clinton elected president, ratepayer advocates are calling for a number of changes to the way electricity is bought and sold in the state.
You won't find students in home economics or shop class at this school. Nor will there be any cheerleaders to root on a football or basketball team.
Crews from San Diego-based Swinerton & Walberg are digging the foundation for the 34-story Westin Park Place Hotel and Condominiums on Harbor Drive next to the stalled Padres ballpark, a company official said.
Some $200 million in work for local defense contractors received an approval from at least one branch of Congress last week.
The separation of traditional and new media are blurring to the point they are almost indistinguishable. Looking ahead, we will soon just have media, most of it delivered electronically.
Summer may be over and cooler temperatures may be on the horizon, but that doesn't mean California's energy crisis is a thing of the past. Quite the contrary.
With a $5 million budget for purchasing Chargers tickets to satisfy a controversial ticket guarantee nearly exhausted, Mayor Susan Golding and Chargers President Dean Spanos met last week to determine if there's any possibility of renegotiating the contra
Employee No. 10 From Linkabit Seasickness Sends Jim Dunn Ashore and on A Voyage Through Telecom
La Jolla-based Scripps Financial Corp.'s board of directors urged company shareholders last week to approve its purchase by U.S. Bancorp, which itself is being acquired, and it appears the local bank's stockholders agree.
Quill Communications Inc., a marketing firm based in Encinitas, was recently purchased by Wirestone of Emeryville, Calif.
Local Web developer Adam Campbell has created and launched a Web site that showcases the best of one of San Diego's best-loved communities: Pacific Beach.
As the property value of 180,000 acres of vacant county land from the coast to the mountains hangs in the balance, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is reviewing new evidence the Coastal California gnatcatcher is not an endangered species, a building indus
California's small businesses can now breathe a "collective sigh of relief," as Gov. Gray Davis vetoed three legislative bills that would have combined to push many mom-and-pop companies to the edge of insolvency.
The developer of the Parkloft residential project Downtown has set up an early sales interest list, a spokesman said.
Those from cold climates who lament the days of ice skating outdoors will have a chance to skate in Downtown San Diego starting Nov. 17.
Together, two brothers started their own children's game company four years ago. Only one of the brothers has children, although the other is expecting. The one with the kids designs the games. The other funds the company.
San Diego's emergency units are dispatched to every corner of the county for countless rescues and medical transport services.
As Debra Rosen sees it, there's a lot more information available on issues affecting the elderly today than ever before.
Alliance Pharmaceutical Corp. said it has bought financially troubled Molecular Biosystems Inc. for about $10.4 million in stock to gain access to its contrast imaging agent, Optison.
Most people won't have a clue what a PRD is, but San Jose-based Altera Corp. makes them, and by the end of this year, it will have a presence here.
Ricardo Huerta has been promoted to controller for Neighborhood National Bank. James B. Burnside has joined Online Asset Exchange as national general manager.
La Jolla artist Maher Morcos was recently awarded $180,000 in a lawsuit against Masterpiece Publishing Inc. of Orange County for not properly marketing his work.
In a long-awaited decision, the Food and Drug Administration recently approved mifepristone, more commonly known as RU-486 or the "French abortion pill."
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Monday, October 9
It wants him to grow its relatively new San Diego office. It wants him to stand up for his clients in court. And it wants him to hold down the bottom line, preferably with all four strings in tune.
The stage has been set for National City-based Corky McMillin Cos. to transform the former Naval Training Center on Point Loma into something new with distinct traces of something old.
California's business community has long made providing first-rate, quality schools a top priority and the upcoming November election is no exception.
For example, in this year alone, more than 190,000 computer programmer and other information technology jobs will be vacant, according to a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report.
The stock market has been trading in a narrow range the past year and is getting ready to take a plunge because many stock prices are too high, one local investment newsletter editor contends.
There was something Shakespearian in the way county Supervisor Ron Roberts recently suggested Valerie Stallings should step down from the City Council.
Retaining your critical employees has never been more of a challenge than in the latter part of this past decade.
Telephone Joins Internet: Offers Retailers New Source For Reaching Customers
In the case of Upstage.com, it was about eight months. Incorporated in January, the San Diego company put up a community Web site for all types of artists, from musicians to dancers to filmmakers, with the idea of providing a free forum for these artists
CARLSBAD , A San Diego County homebuilder's recently announced merger with a Hawaiian developer is part of a national trend where construction companies join forces to get credit and materials cheaper than before, an industry observer said.
Now that the Food and Drug Administration has approved the hotly debated abortion pill RU-486, health insurers are evaluating guidelines to cover the drug.
Construction at the Padres ballpark came to a halt last week but legal activity involving the project and a related federal probe kept the legal staffs for both the city and ballclub busy.
Leaders in San Diego's convention industry are enthusiastic about the just-announced 2008 return of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) , a particularly influential group for choosing convention locations.
Sure, being a lawyer sounds good, but according to the professionals that isn't always the case.
Casey Gerry Attorney Helps Injured Worker Get $880K Out of Forklift Company
San Diego Gas & Electric Co., still reeling from the veto of a measure which would have given it some rate relief, is hoping its salvation will come from the federal government.
A bill awaiting Senate approval before going to the White House would help small-business owners establish retirement plans for their employees and allow workers age 50 and older to set aside retirement funds immediately.
Los Angeles attorney Jeff Riffer is rather proud of himself. As the prosecuting attorney, he successfully litigated one of California's first cyber-squatting cases in the 1990s.
Small-business owners need to plan their estates carefully since President Bill Clinton's veto last month of a Republican bill repealing the federal inheritance tax, two local financial planners said. Otherwise, their heirs could face a hefty tax bill.
Michael Patterson has joined Fallbrook National Bank as chief administrative officer.
When a new business opens its doors, savvy entrepreneurs already have a Rolodex full of office resources. They start an account with the office supply shop. The telephone number of a temp agency is already on speed dial.
The final countdown to the implementation of a new Securities and Exchange Commission regulation is under way and local attorneys, corporate executives, and financial analysts are scrambling to identify acceptable compliance strategies.
Seated in her office, facing a desk stacked with committee work folders and business papers, Patti Roscoe is explaining part of her philosophy.
Leasing agents: Dennis Visser and Todd Davis of BRE Commercial/NAI represented the lessee and the lessor.
When the federal government approved rules broadening credit union membership in 1998, local credit union officials hailed the legislation.
If San Diego State University officials decide to end a 75-year-old tradition and ban all references to Native Americans, the school could lose more than just a mascot and could easily spend between $200,000 and $250,000 to make changes. Last month, SDSU'
People walking down the hill to Fletcher Cove at high tide would find the water comes right up to the pavement. There's no place to set up beach blankets, beach umbrellas and ice chests.
The IRS allows you to deduct costs for the business use of your home if you meet certain requirements. There is some complexity on this subject, which I hope to clarify here.
When executive assistant Laurie Asher insisted she'd have to work from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to beat the rush-hour traffic, her new employer Science Applications International Corp., bent the rules. Ken Wechsler, who hired Asher, said he frequently telec
At times the thundering backwash from Marine jet engines will interrupt conversations at the headquarters of Proflowers.com in Sorrento Mesa.
Science Applications International Corp. has made its first sale of a low-resolution, low-cost scanning device that lets inspectors spot stolen cars and other contraband inside locked shipping containers.
At a time when labor shortages are reaching a crisis point for certain industries, a group of local public officials and business leaders met recently to devise some solutions.
Eudora 5.0, long regarded as the premier E-mail software system and a product of San Diego's Qualcomm Inc., has a few features that are creating a buzz in the Internet world.
It's called "Ice Cream Songs," a CD recently released by Ocean Beach resident Lionel Baptiste.
The influence of Sunnyvale city hall drops off at the borders of Cupertino, Santa Clara and other Silicon Valley towns. But now the far-off city hall and a San Diego company are in each other's orbits.
Westcore Industrial Properties LLC will upgrade its recently purchased portfolio of industrial buildings in the Miramar and Sorrento Valley areas for new research and development tenants, its chairman and CEO said.
ConferenceMolly Maloy of San Diego has been selected to attend the National Young Leader's Conference in Washington, D.C., from Nov. 14 to 19.
Education: Chancellor Says Grossmont-Cuyamaca Still Underfunded By the State
Several media outlets, along with several members of the City Council have called for Valerie Stallings to resign. That's missing the forest for the trees, and worse. It's a blatant attempt to focus the public exclusively on Councilwoman Stallings' Neon S
As the debates begin between presidential aspirants George W. Bush and Al Gore, we need to brace ourselves for the onslaught of comments, slams, commercials and so on about each one by the other one.
Kaiser Permanente, the largest health maintenance organization in California, agreed to a five-year contract with a coalition of unions representing 64,000 union members , 4,100 of which are in San Diego.
PALA , Both supporters and opponents of a proposed landfill in North County are gearing up for the next step now that it has cleared a major legislative hurdle.
Monday, October 2
Although public investment interest in technology waned after April, private San Diego software companies continued to forge ahead.
William Lerach responded with a series of short, punchy sentences when asked how a company might avoid a securities class-action lawsuit.
A hint here, some direction there. It's a game company officials and analysts play when they talk about future earnings. Analysts call it "guidance," and it's what they use to formulate projections on companies they follow.
Health Care---StatScript/Fifth Avenue Pharmacy in Hillcrest caters to a select clientele HIV-infected patients
Late last month, StatScript/Fifth Avenue Pharmacy in Hillcrest reopened with a fresh new look and touting new services to its primary clientele , HIV-infected patients.
He who keeps the hills burns the wood; he who keeps the streams drinks the water.
Could local utility customers be facing a massive increase in the cost of natural gas next year, the same way they saw electricity prices shoot up this year?
A recent report from the National Foundation for Women Business Owners (NFWBO) and Wells Fargo & Co. shows that a new generation of women entrepreneurs is tapping into the equity markets, including venture capital and private investment.
David Grooms, the president of two Kyocera Corp. entities in Kearny Mesa and Tijuana, resigned his position last week, triggering the promotion of longtime Kyocera executive Bob Whisler.
ESCONDIDO , In contrast to the long-term trend of San Diego County-based banks being bought by outside financial firms, a group of local investors has announced plans to purchase Palomar Community Bank from its out-of-town owner.
San Diego-based Advanced Tissue Sciences, Inc. received $20 million in a private placement from the state of Wisconsin Investment Board to fund research development.
Feast on This, Inc. plans on bringing a new twist to the San Diego catering scene.
San Diego's Municipal Wastewater Department will soon find out how much of a $3.4 million fine recently levied against it can be spent locally, and how much of it will have to go to Sacramento.
Washington Mutual has hired Art Rivera for its community economic development activities. Bob Tjosvold has joined Bank of America as commercial market executive for the Inland Empire. Shelley Hasskamp has joined Dwyer-Curlett, Inc. as a partner and a shar
Hospital Leader Blair Sadler Joins His Twin in Promoting Health Care Causes
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Four San Diego anti-poverty organizations received a combined $70,000 from the Catholic Church last month.
Selling agents: Nick Pysllos and Chris Pascale of CB Richard Ellis represented the seller. Kathleen Howard of Capital Commercial represented the buyer.
One Chula Vista company was able to do all of the above. Privately held Ecocrete, Inc. hit the jackpot in fiscal 1998 when it changed its strategy and began marketing its unique building products to schools and school districts.
A Pentagon proposal that would have torpedoed a major portion of a local shipyard's business died a quick death last week.
The Senate's passage of the China trade bill last month should spur more interest, and eventually more business for many San Diego companies , some of which are already there.
What started out as an online extension of a book has turned into a complex Web site for financial professionals, its developer said.
According to the Wilton, Conn.-based accounting and consulting firm of Deloitte & Touche, more than half of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in Orange and San Diego counties reside within San Diego County's borders , including the No. 1 company
At some point, every business owner will contemplate selling his or her company and wonder whether the time is right. So when is the right time to sell a business?
It truly sounds so simple, so logical. California has a shortage of electrical power plants. So just build more , fast , and all our energy worries will go away, right?
California's truck drivers are feeling the sting of high energy prices more so than colleagues from neighboring states.
Webster's Dictionary defines entrepreneur as one who assumes the risk and management of a business.
Economic Development---Banker Fred Baranowski is appointed head of the Downtown San Diego Partnership
When Fred Baranowski accepted the head position at the Downtown San Diego Partnership, he left behind more than 26 years of banking experience.
Several residential developers said they've started sales at new neighborhoods, while others report their developments are just about sold out.
The San Diego venture community , including the institutions, venture capital firms, investors, attorneys, accountants, entrepreneurs and others who are involved in the process of starting and financing businesses , has shrugged off the gyrations in the f
An investment in an Internet company that registers Internet domain names resulted in more than $4.5 billion in profit for San Diego-based Science Applications International Corp.
San Diego's mayoral candidates met leaders of the city's technology and biotechnology community last week, giving views on everything from growing an economy to moving cars through Sorrento Valley.
At Dr. Bob Smatt's pet clinic, pets seldom receive the standard prescription of pills to regain their health.
The only one left standing is Downtown News, which was started three months ago by San Diego Community Newspaper Group.
Your article about the work stoppage on the Padres ballpark detailed some of the work already done, including the 1,243 precast concrete piles for the stadium foundation, that 20 percent of the concrete has been poured and 29 percent of the steel has been
Upbeat projections about San Diego's hotel industry come down to two numbers: 75.6 percent and $108.60.
Jenipher Lancaster wasn't all that thrilled with her cell phone service provider and monthly bills averaging between $200 to $300, so when her two-year contract expired, she was ready to go sans cellular. That soon changed after she heard about Cricket, t