Stories for April 2003
Monday, April 28
ABOUT THE LIST - Top Executive Suite Operators Keep Things the Same; DBS Only Firm to Post Increase
The Irvine office of Opus West Corp. plans to add to the sizeable stock of planned and existing apartments on Jamboree Road in Irvine.
From George Neumayr's article in the March/April issue of California Political Review (www.cppf.org):
Last year, tiny Irvine-based Vision Solutions Inc. was the center of a takeover battle that spanned three countries and two continents. It may be in for more global drama this year.
Fluor Corp. may be smarting from losing out on a key Iraq rebuilding contract, but it still has good prospects for a big win in the war-torn country.
Monday, April 21
ABOUT THE LIST: Lingering bad fortunes at technology companies drove a drop in sales last year at the second 50 largest public companies based in Orange County.
Jay Patrick, founder of Foothill Ranch-based vitamin products maker Alacer Corp., died in late February at the age of 90.
South Korean tofu maker Pulmuone USA Inc. plans to move its U.S. headquarters, including a research and development center, from South Gate to Fullerton by July.
The long process of drumming up interest for the sale of 3,500 acres of former El Toro Marine base land kicks off next week.
Irvine-based Premier Automotive Group widened its first quarter loss while its parent, Ford Motor Co., swung to a profit.
Several terminal operators at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are adopting Web-based scheduling software for cargo containers developed by Irvine-based eModal.com Inc.
Monday, April 14
A package of Business Journal stories on the cash spending of Hispanics in Orange County won a certificate of merit from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers in its 2003 Best in Business contest.
Excerpted from Laurence Darmiento's March 31 story in the Los Angeles Business Journal
Trevor Law Group LLP is engaging state Attorney General Bill Lockyer in a tit-for-tat.
About this week's List - Orange County's 50 largest public companies
Monday, April 7
Hopes among Orange County executives for an economic rebound this year have been replaced by fears about the war in Iraq
Gardena-based Overton Moore Properties broke ground last week on 432,000 square feet of warehouse space in Buena Park that could end up being the largest industrial development in Orange County this year.
State Assemblyman Lou Correa last week unveiled legislation aimed at curbing abuses of California's consumer protection law after weeks of taking heat for what his critics call inaction on the issue.