Stories for August 2003

Monday, August 25

CALIFORNIA INDUSTRIAL MARKET

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TAKING OFFICE SPACE

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PEOPLE

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

A Voice at Risk

VIEWPOINT by Bob Brownr, retired president of Toshiba Electronic America and chairman of the KOCE Foundation in Huntington Beach

RETAIL MARKET

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BIG OFFICE SALES

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OFFICE MARKET

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INDUSTRIAL MARKET

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Sacramento Faces New Budget Fight

It's not easy to pass a budget that requires a two-thirds majority of the state Legislature. So why not lower the threshold?

MARKET WATCH

Week's Best, Worst Performers; Roth OC50, Billion Dollar Club, OC Tech; Index Watch, 52-week Performance (Adobe PDF)

TAKING INDUSTRIAL SPACE

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OFFICE GOING UP

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OC in Healthcare Top 30, Higher in Devices, Services

OC and other areas with high numbers of healthcare jobs could get a boost as the segment grows as a share of the nation's economy, according to a new study from the Milken Institute.

Track Owner Plans Cypress Redevelopment

Edward C. Allred, owner of Los Alamitos Race Course, said he has plans to redevelop the Cypress Golf Course, possibly with homes and shops.

NATION INDUSTRIAL MARKET

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BIG INDUSTRIAL SALES

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Anaheim Startup Bank Hits $100M

Premier Commercial Bank is following a familiar pattern among Orange County's homegrown banks: rapid asset growth.

Interest Rate Spike Could Stall Industrial Building Buys

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Real Estate Watch: Retail Market

Charts: Gross Area; Shop Space; Vacancy Rates; Average Asking Lease Rates (Adobe PDF)

Buena Park Golf Site Gives Way to Homes

In the drive for housing in North County, a golf course and driving range is giving way to homes and a shopping center.

HOTEL PIPELINE

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REAL ESTATE DEALS

This week's postings of Real Estate sales and leases

LETTERS

Letters to the Editor

Looming Defense Cuts in Israel Could Crimp Exports

The regional security outlook for Israel never has been better. But that's not necessarily a good thing for Orange County defense and technology ex-porters.

SPACE DATA

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WEST INDUSTRIAL MARKET

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Monday, August 18

OC Beats SD

VIEWPOINT by Charles D. Martin, an Orange County-based venture capitalist, and retired founder of Enterprise Partners and partner emeritus of Westar Capital.

Real Estate Deals

This week's postings of Real Estate sales and leases

ORANGE COUNTY INVESTMENT PROPERTIES FOR SALE

Newest Listings, plus Map of OC Investment Properties (Adobe PDF)

MARKET WATCH

Week's Best, Worst Performers; Roth OC50, Billion Dollar Club, OC Tech; Index Watch, 52-week Performance (Adobe PDF)

PEOPLE

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

REAL ESTATE WATCH - High-Rise Office Market

High-Rise Office Market Rebounds.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Summaries of other business news and top stories by industry; Economic Indicators. PLUS: Yamaha Moves Division to OC

Iraq Oil Hopes Dashed, Fluor Takes Long View

For months now, Aliso Viejo-based Fluor Corp.'s prospects for winning a big chunk of work rebuilding Iraq's oil industry have gone from good to bad and back again.

Monday, August 11

Awaiting Mortgage Fallout

Industry officials are waiting for the other shoe to fall in the mortgage-lending sector, which is heavily concentrated in Orange County.

UPPING THE ANTE

Dissident Holding Out for 'Fair Price' for Register Parent Shares

LETTER

Letter to the Editor

Real Estate Watch: Low-Rise Office Space

Low-Rise Market at Turning Point; Charts: AVERAGE ASKING RENT; VACANCY RATES

Royalty Carpet Signs Big Santa Ana Lease

Royalty Carpet Mills Inc. has signed one of the biggest industrial leases of the year, taking 268,000 square feet in Santa Ana, with an option to add another 104,000 square feet.

PEOPLE

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

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Summaries of other business news and top stories by industry; Economic Indicators

REVERSING COURSE

ABOUT THE LISTS: HMO Operators Reported a Slight Decline in OC Enrollment in Past Year. PLUS: Dental Plans Swell

MARKET WATCH

Week's Best, Worst Performers; Roth OC50, Billion Dollar Club, OC Tech; Index Watch, 52-week Performance (Adobe PDF)

How Europe Sees Us

VIEWPOINT by Sir Eldon Griffiths, author, lecturer, journalist and former member of the British House of Commons.

REAL ESTATE DEALS

This week's postings of Real Estate sales and leases

Extra! We're Hip!

COMMENTARY

Monday, August 4

OTHER CENTIMILLIONAIRES

Our listing of OC's 20 wealthiest people captures the richest of the rich here. But it only scratches the surface. In our research, we came across other wealthy Orange County residents or people who've made fortunes here. Here's a list of those believed t

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Summaries of other business news and top stories by industry; Economic Indicators

REAL ESTATE DEALS

This week's postings of Real Estate sales and leases

State Debt Downside: It May Not Be Enough

Borrowing billions of dollars to keep state government afloat has become the latest tradition in California

REAL ESTATE WATCH - LA County

LA Posts Office, Industrial Gains

Help Wanted

VIEWPOINT by John Moorlach, a certified public accountant, a certified financial planner and the Orange County treasurer-tax collector

Gigante Lures Shoppers & #711;From Grocery Chains

Mexico's Grupo Gigante SA de CV's first Orange County supermarket in Anaheim is surpassing sales projections since opening in May by luring shoppers from other stores.

MARKET WATCH

Week's Best, Worst Performers; Roth OC50, Billion Dollar Club, OC Tech; Index Watch, 52-week Performance (Adobe PDF)

HOME AWAY FROM HOME

OC's Rich Count Homes in Deserts, Mountains, Hawaii, Europe. Plus: The Weekend Weathly; The Sporting Life

PEOPLE

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

RICH, TOO

Some Other Rich Notables: Tile King, Horseman, Stargazing Financier, Dental Fixtures Fixture

How Rich Is Rich? A Look at OC and Other Moneyed Enclaves

Orange County's richest enclave, Newport Coast, checks in at a median household income of $143,781. That's more than three times the national average.

LETTER

Letter to the Editor: Gray Davis...

Newport's IPNet Sold to Atlanta Tech Outfit

That wave of consolidation sweeping the software industry has claimed a onetime venture darling in Orange County: Newport Beach-based IPNet Solutions Inc.

Irvine to Consider Residential Project for Spectrum Space

The city of Irvine is set to decide this month whether to make a big change to its signature commercial hub by allowing apartments at the Irvine Spectrum.

OC 20:

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OC's Wealth BY ZIP Code

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