Stories for June 2003
Monday, June 30
Although the market didn't respond positively to the deal, Idec Pharmaceuticals' proposed marriage with Cambridge, Mass.-based Biogen Inc. looks like a winner to several local biotech leaders.
Builders Wary of Limits With County's Development Plan
Energy: Agency Still Seeks Explanation for Energy Crisis. Federal energy regulators upheld long-term power pacts between California and electricity merchants, including Sempra Energy.
Question: What are the advantages and disadvantages of debt financing?
High-Tech: New Protocols Required for Companies Dealing With the Pentagon
Biotech: Annual BIO Conference Lets Industry Discuss 'What if?' Questions; Pfizer: Drugs for Malaria, Smallpox Show Promise
The federal government is due to weigh in this week on a decision that could take a valuable supply of water away from the San Diego region.
Law: Division of New York Firm Started Over The Past Couple of Weeks
Editorial - Some random opinions that have been on our mind...
Monday, June 23
Tourism: Ships Based Here Said to Generate $2M a Day
Energy: State Chamber Contends SB 888 Takes Options Away From Business
Los Angeles' water agency may be trying to block a potential source of water intended for San Diego. PLUS: New Appeal Filed In Water Lawsuit
San Diego's unemployment hit 4.1 percent in May, down from 4.3 percent in April
Biotech: New Report is Gloomy, But Some Analysts See Positive News
Question: How do I form a sole proprietorship and start doing business?
Monday, June 16
Tourism: JetBlue Set to Take Off; Hawaiian Adds Service to Maui
Tourism: S.D. ConVis Sees Cut, While North County ConVis Gets More
Sometimes, we have lots of opinions and it's hard to limit the discussion to just one. Here are a few that have been on our mind.
Skyrocketing Land Costs Drive Builders Beyond Borders; Communities like Bankers Hill, Mission Hills and Hillcrest are urban like Downtown San Diego, but on a smaller scale.
San Diego-based developer Barone Galasso & Associates will begin an $8 million renovation of the Armed Services YMCA building in Downtown San Diego next month.
Health Care: Move Comes in Wake of Federal Charges Against CEO Barry Weinbaum
Question: I've owned and operated a retail store for the last three years, and so far I've gotten the annual sales volume to $250,000. My loan of $20,000 has been paid down to $10,000, and the bank is willing to increase my credit. I want to expand, but w
OPINION By ROBERT GARMONG, writer for the Ayn Rand Institute in Irvine
Monday, June 9
A look back at one of the issues being discussed on the Opinion pages of the San Diego Business Journal 11 years ago this week
This year's Society of Professional Journalists San Diego Chapter's annual awards on June 5 recognized several staff members of the San Diego Business Journal.
Infrastructure: Agency's Agreement With San Diego Authority Also in Peril
Two lodging-industry groups are eyeing an increase in the hotel room tax, which helps to fund city services and market San Diego as a tourist destination.
Infrastructure: San Diego Officials Warn of Problems Should a Drought Occur
Government: County Among Entities Seeing a Savings Through the Process
Construction: With Land Prices Skyrocketing, Builders Turn to Condos to Meet Housing Needs
Question: I'm thinking of starting a business, but I read that most small businesses fail within three years. What steps can I take to make sure that I'm not one of them?
Government: City Addressing Meter Hikes To Shore Up Deficit
Monday, June 2
A look back at one of the issues being discussed on the Opinion pages of the San Diego Business Journal five years ago this week
Facing a $1.4 million budget cut for the upcoming fiscal year, the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau eliminated 12 positions and made cuts in operating expenses.
Question: I'm self-employed. What do I need to do to be sure that I'm taking care of my income tax obligations?
Technology: Though a Costly Procedure, PET Imaging Technique Can Detect Cancers Earlier; Genetronics Teams With Bay Area Firm for Research
Construction: Offsite Pay Rates Ruling Adds to Confusion; Construction Completed for UCSD's Bioengineering Facility
Finance: Troubled Bank Talking to a Number Of Possible Investors