Stories for April 2003

Monday, April 28

SMALL CHANGE - About the List

ABOUT THE LIST - Top Executive Suite Operators Keep Things the Same; DBS Only Firm to Post Increase

Opus West Planning Campus Apartments

The Irvine office of Opus West Corp. plans to add to the sizeable stock of planned and existing apartments on Jamboree Road in Irvine.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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MARKET WATCH

Week's Best, Worst Performers; Roth OC50, Billion Dollar Club

Real Estate Watch: Inland Empire

Job Growth Drives Industrial, Office Markets

THEY SAY - The Media Out on a Limb

From George Neumayr's article in the March/April issue of California Political Review (www.cppf.org):

Vision Center of Global Intrigue

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.

PEOPLE

Orange County Businesspeople in the news, on the move...

REAL ESTATE DEALS

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Fluor Licking Wounds; Ready for Iraq Oil Bid

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.

LETTERS

Letters to the Editor

Monday, April 21

Tech Names Skew Second 50 Public Companies

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.

PEOPLE

Orange County Businesspeople in the news, on the move...

Vitamin C Entrepreneur Jay Patrick Passes at 90

Jay Patrick, founder of Foothill Ranch-based vitamin products maker Alacer Corp., died in late February at the age of 90.

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Tofu Maker Pulmuone Planning Move to Fullerton

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.

SELLING EL TORO - Meeting to Inform Potential Developers on Former El Toro Marine Base Bid Process

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.

REAL ESTATE DEALS

This week's postings of Real Estate sales and leases

Real Estate Watch: Construction Activity

Modest Construction Starts in First Quarter

INDUSTRIAL SPACE

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FLEX SPACE

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L.A.'s DEVELOPER KING

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OFFICE SPACE

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Ford Luxury Unit Widens Q1 Loss

Irvine-based Premier Automotive Group widened its first quarter loss while its parent, Ford Motor Co., swung to a profit.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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CLICK FOR CARGO - Terminals Adopt OC Software Developer's Online Scheduling System

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.

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LETTERS

Letters to the editor

LET'S MAKE A DEAL

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WHEELIN' & DEALIN'

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Monday, April 14

Business Journal Gets National Contest Nod

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.

They Say - War Crowds Out Corporate News

Excerpted from Laurence Darmiento's March 31 story in the Los Angeles Business Journal

Real Estate Watch: West Orange County

Tenants Stay On the Sidelines for Now

REAL ESTATE DEALS

This week's postings of Real Estate sales and leases

PEOPLE

Orange County Businesspeople in the news, on the move...

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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TOP OF THE CLASS - Snapshots of OC's 10 Largest Public Companies

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LETTERS

Letters to the editor

Trevor Law Suing Attorney General in Counter Strike

Trevor Law Group LLP is engaging state Attorney General Bill Lockyer in a tit-for-tat.

Public Cos. Grow Sales Despite Ingram Decline

About this week's List - Orange County's 50 largest public companies

Monday, April 7

War Fears, Economy Concerns Cloud Q2 Outlook

Hopes among Orange County executives for an economic rebound this year have been replaced by fears about the war in Iraq

Big Warehouse Expansion Under Way in Buena Park

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.

Correa Offers Up 17200 Reform

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.

PEOPLE

Orange County Businesspeople in the news, on the move...

LETTERS

Letters to the editor

No-Name Achievers

COMMENT by Rick Reiff and Mike Mason

Getting "House in Order" Aids Sale Price

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COUNTING THE DEALS

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Real Estate Deals

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