Stories for July 2003
Monday, July 28
Santa Monica Crash Was Just a Horrible Tragedy, But It May Reconfirm the Notion That Our State Is in the Tank
OPINION by Howard Fine, Los Angeles Business Journal
A look back at one of the issues being discussed on the Opinion pages of the San Diego Business Journal 12 years ago this month.
Jean-Marie Josselin, who started a chain of gourmet restaurants in Hawaii with an unsecured bank loan and the dream of doing his own thing, is not afraid of taking risks.
Tourism: Annual Del Mar Meet Likely to Aid Numbers Through Summer
Finance: California Bond Yields Are Skyrocketing , Up to 5.28 Percent
Real Estate: Firm Bucks Trend With Tenant Call Center, Online Service; Landscape Contractors Give Top Honors to Local Designs, Firms
Survey of Dental Benefit Providers Produces Mixed Results
Real Estate: Investor Looks To City Council for OK; North County Building Industry Salutes Students With Scholarships
The Justice Department is investigating Metabolife's handling of consumer complaints in the late 1990s
Alvarado Hospital Medical Center's chief executive Barry Weinbaum and hospital owner Tenet HealthSystem Hospitals Inc. recently pleaded not guilty to federal charges of paying illegal kickbacks to physicians for patient referrals.
In another sign of recall fever, a San Diego telemarketer says he has been queried about doing some last-minute campaign work for the California governor's race.
Question: What precautions should businesses take when issuing credit to their customers?
Transportation: Contractors Worried About Not Getting Paid Due to Budget Crunch
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Monday, July 21
It's hard to think about Christmas in July. The same could be said for thinking about natural gas prices right now, too.
San Diego's 3.9% Increase Is Highest in the Nation; January's Super Bowl Helped
Environment: City Receives $6 Million To Improve System
A San Diego couple who operated two Postal Annex stores here were arrested in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico earlier this month and charged with multiple felony counts of conspiracy, money laundering, and bankruptcy fraud
Retail: With Annual Sales Of $26B, Errors Rack Up
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Profil Institute Made Strategic Decision to Base U.S. Headquarters Here
The Sweetwater Union High School District earned a rebate for completing $170 million worth of construction without any injuries.
Question: I make a lot of phone calls in my small business. How do the new "Do Not Call" laws affect me?
Monday, July 14
To Dennis Cushman, the future of Southern California's water supply is at a crossroads.
Question: My company does a lot of advertising. What rules and regulations apply to advertising?
A federal official said recently in San Diego that the Department of Homeland Security wants to protect the United States while maintaining a manageable flow of traffic at its borders.
San Diego, which is one of the biggest military installations in the United States, will become home to an aircraft carrier museum when the USS Midway docks here in the fall.
As the point man of one of the few companies in the nation that went public this year, Ray McKewon can afford to crow a little.
A new source of tax credits may provide some help for developers building affordable housing.
Congress Passed Sarbanes-Oxley in Wake of Enron and WorldCom Corporate Accounting Scandals
Ken Miller started his business selling swim trunks out of the back of a VW bus. Today, he heads an outdoor clothing company with 24 employees and sales of $2.5 million last year.
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The San Diego Business Journal asks: What impact will a recall of the governor have on business here in San Diego, and on the larger business community throughout California?
Monday, July 7
Enda Drayne is eager for April 2004, when Petco Park opens near the Gaslamp Quarter. She owns The Field, an Irish pub and restaurant at 544 Fifth Ave.
Timing May Aid Push For Global Recognition. With only 26 biotech companies, Yokohama lags far behind San Diego County's total of about 400.
As local law firms go, Luce Forward stands as the bearded old grandpa around town.
A look back at one of the issues being discussed on the Opinion pages of the San Diego Business Journal 12 years ago this week
Infrastructure: Rate Hikes Are Funding Replacement Program
Question: My wife and I run a business together, but now we are divorcing. What do we do?
Already the leading maker of golf clubs in the country, Carlsbad's Callaway Golf Co. could grab the No. 2 spot in golf balls following its proposed acquisition of Top-Flite Golf Co.
Biotech: New Product Acquisitions Key To Long-Term Success
Survey Finds Majority of Biotechs in Hiring Upswing
Agriculture: Farmers Still Worry About Increased Pest Risk
To shore up a budget deficit, San Diego took a bigger bite out of hotel room tax revenue it channels to tourism promotion.