Stories for November 2002
Monday, November 25
Times still are tight at Costa Mesa's FileNET Corp. The software developer recently laid off 3% of its staff, or about 50 to 60 workers in several parts of the company
OC Exports Set to Fall Again, Rebound in 2003; Orange County exports are headed for their second straight annual decline as all of the county's major markets curtailed buying this year.
Orange County's retailer sector is heading into the holidays in a grim mood. Retail jobs in the county declined for the fourth month in a row
Broadcom's stock jumped earlier in the day on news of their new chip, making it again Orange County's most valuable company...
Jaguar Revisits Luxury Car Gift Giving; Morgan Lands Bubba Gump, Rusty Pelican, Others
Monday, November 18
Commentary: Can the city of San Francisco rally back like the Angels did against the Giants?
After a decade in Asia, Dean Yoost has been tapped to head up PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP's Irvine office.
Tenants Rule High-Rise Office Market; High-rise office space still is a bargain in Orange County, according to third-quarter statistics.
The Orange County Register continues to see circulation shrink, albeit at a slower pace.
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach said it's reached its $50 million capital campaign goal for the hospital's planned Women's Pavilion.
The tiny group that provides advice to sapling companies notified workers they could be furloughed if the state didn't cough up $172,000 in reimbursement payments.
The Festival of Arts and Pageant of Masters in Laguna Beach has come a long way from the turmoil it faced three years ago.
Monday, November 11
Endocare Inc., the Irvine medical device maker that saw its stock price tank after it said its third-quarter results would be disappointing,and then delayed their release,now has to deal with lawsuits from disgruntled shareholders.
Low-Rise Bounces Off the Technology Downturn; The low-rise market led the recovery in Orange County's office market through the third quarter.
Irvine-based Broadcom Corp. made up a "not insignificant" chunk of $7 million in funding for a Los Angeles-based wireless company started by a friend of Broadcom cofounder Henry Samueli
No Need to Dig in the Forest: Mushroom Week is Coming to Pinot Provence
Kaiser Permanente is spending $48 million to build a medical office building and specialty care center in Irvine. Plans call for 107,000 square feet of space and four stories, including room for future expansion.
Monday, November 4
Newport Beach-based mergers and acquisitions firm R.C. Fuller Co. has joined with Seattle's Trident Capital Partners to form The Fuller Trident Group.
The owner of Newport Beach's Fletcher Jones Motor Cars hopes to crack the Chicago market.
Toronto's Brookfield Properties Corp. last week said it plans to spin off its homebuilding arm, Orange County's sixth-largest homebuilder this year.
Orange County attorneys Robert Iger, Philip Koehler and Yuri Vanetik have opened a corporate governance law firm in Costa Mesa.
VIEWPOINT by James L. Doti, President and the Donald Bren Distinguished Chair of Business and Economics at Chapman University.
Most of Orange County's state legislators scored well in a California Chamber of Commerce ranking for 2002, while the delegation's two Democrats often went against the business group's grain.
Trucking company Megatrux Inc., the No. 8 woman-owned business on the Business Journal's June list, has moved from Brea to a larger facility in Industry.
Grubb & Ellis Co., which is struggling to get on its feet nationally and looking to build on strength in Orange County, has made more high-profile hires.
Gutherie Sells Six of Eight New Buildings, Weighs Buying More Land; Moe Joins Market Profiles