Stories for September 2003
Monday, September 29
Southern California Gas Seeks 117% Increase From SDG & E; Sempra Pipeline Plan Draws Interest
Woman-Owned Firm Looks to Expand Beyond Federal Projects
After pleas for action on a sewage treatment plant for the Tijuana River Valley, Rep. Bob Filner said he has received assurances the project will move forward soon.
TIPS & TRENDS: Report Finds Small Biz Increasingly Interested In Wireless Services; Blue Shield Names Online Benefits Firm as Preferred Vendor; Petco Opens Nasdaq Session
A nationwide survey of meeting planners seeking their thoughts on the effect of a proposed increase in the tax San Diego charges people to stay in local hotels revealed it could lower overall occupancy.
TECHNOLOGY NEWS: Firms Among Seven Companies Getting Part Of $200M Contract
Tourism: If Negotiations Fail, Arbitration Is Next
Proxy: DOT HILL SYSTEMS CORP. San Diego Technology 15; San Diego BioTech 15; Southern California Index Watch
Biotech: Ambrx Inc. Lands $12.5M in First-Round Funding
Real Estate: Only 19% of S.D. County Residents Meet Criteria to Buy a Home Here
Monday, September 22
Politics: Changes to Term Limits Unlikely
Question: We're a small business and need some advice on how to screen future employees.
OPINION by Howard Fine, Los Angeles Business Journal
TIPS and TRENDS: MiraCosta College Holds Small Business Forum; Sales Off to Quick Start for Downtown Condo Tower; Rancho Bernardo Office Complex Sells for $17M
Politics: Engineering Group Supports Plan for Infrastructure Funding; Workforce Partnership Solicits Public Comments on Plan
Proxy: LIGAND PHARMACEUTICALS INC., San Diego Technology 15; San Diego BioTech 15; Southern California Index Watch
Technology: San Diego Firm Says Futures Market Helps Out Many Businesses
Many times when a big-fish company acquires another, the buyer keeps the key technology and maybe a few people, then spits out the rest.
A look back at an issue being discussed on the opinion pages of the San Diego Business Journal 10 years ago this week: "Something happened in Sacramento.
David Casey Jr., a senior partner at Casey Gerry Reed & Schenk, recently became president of the Washington, D.C.-based Association of Trial Lawyers of America, a 60,000-member group.
A list of site recommendations by a panel charged with relocating or expanding San Diego County's regional airport includes two outside the county and one in Tijuana.
Tourism: Two Plans Likely to Become One For March 2004 Ballot
Government: Chamber Of Commerce Says Measure Will Drive Some Businesses Out of the State; Chimerix Leads Weekly Venture Capital Deals
Monday, September 15
Question: What kind of guidelines should I follow when awarding holiday bonuses?
UCSD Connect has extended the nomination deadline for its Most Innovative New Product Awards.
Utilities: Some Businesses Agree It's Necessary to Repair Aging Infrastructure
Proxy: PETCO ANIMAL SUPPLIES, INC.; San Diego Technology 15; San Diego BioTech 15; Southern California Index Watch
The delay of development behind Petco Park's outfield walls may benefit a new office tower planned in East Village Square.
State Sen. Tom McClintock, one of two Republican frontrunners in the California recall election, lists four major objectives as would-be governor.
Nine-Person Company Charged With Finding Oral Smallpox Remedy
Last month's energy blackouts in the Northeast could light the fortunes of some Southern California engineering and power companies.
Metabolife 'Disappointed' With Assembly Vote That Could Make California Third to Ban Supplement
Insurance: Business Community Continues to Push for Further Reforms
Monday, September 8
Retail: Supermarket Agrees to Pay Fines, Update Technology
Association Sets 'Best Tech' Competition; Park-to-Bay Project Breaks Ground; MIT Media Lab Founder to Speak at La Costa Resort
Construction: Agencies, Contractors May Benefit
Proxy: AMN Healthcare Services, Inc.; San Diego Technology 15; San Diego BioTech 15; Southern California Index Watch
Politics: Strip Club Scandal a Distraction For Months to Come
Offering Benefits Is Key to Attracting Top Employees
Health Care: Work May Help Develop Therapies For Muscular Dystrophy
New Funding Cycle Seems Possible, But Analysts Warn of Oversaturation
Insurance: Dissidents Contend Agency Should Lobby on Behalf of Drivers
A look back at an issue being discussed in the San Diego Business Journal 12 years ago this week:
High-Tech: Fines Have Reached Into the Hundreds Of Thousands of Dollars
Monday, September 1
Tourism: Agency to Team With Various Sources in Co-op Plan
Retail: Most Businesses See An Economic Rebound, But Some Feelings Remain
OPINION by MARK LACTER, editor of the Los Angeles Business Journal.
Tourism: Legoland Pushes City to Rename Link From Interstate 5
Small Business Help Line - Question: How do I set up a marketing plan?
TriWest is coming , and they're bringing a few jobs with them. Phoenix-based TriWest Healthcare Alliance landed a $10 billion contract last month to manage and provide health care benefits for California's military personnel.
Proxy: MAXWELL TECHNOLOGIES INC. San Diego Technology 15; San Diego BioTech 15; Southern California Index Watch
TECHNOLOGY NEWS AND FINANCE: Arrowhead Insurance Judged To Not Have Exclusive Rights to Firm's Product