Stories for December 2003
Monday, December 22
Medicare Reforms Set to Play Out; Another Year of Rising Premiums
Investment Banks, Venture Capitalists due for '04 Comeback
People are buying into high-rise living in Orange County, literally, according to Vancouver, British Columbia's Bosa Development Corp.
Things haven't looked this good in a while. Orange County heads into 2004 with projections of job growth, an export surge, a technology comeback and signs of life in commercial real estate.
Tourist Trade Sees 2004 Marking Demise of Downturn
Analysis, plus Charts: Net Absorption; Vacancy Rates; Average Asking Lease Rates
Monday, December 15
Each December, the Business Journal picks companies and people to watch in the coming year. Our picks for 2004 are set to appear next week. For now, we're taking a look back at our picks of a year ago and recapping how they did in 2003. With some, we lo
Foothill Ranch-based Oakley Inc. has regained momentum on Wall Street. The apparel maker's stock has nearly doubled since early March
Orange County exports rose in 2003 for the first time in three years, growing 4.4% to $8.7 billion, according to a report by California State University, Fullerton.
Irvine's Centra Realty Corp. is developing a 12-building, 150,000-square-foot office complex on 12 acres at Rancho Viejo Road near the Santa Ana (I-5) Freeway in San Juan Capistrano.
Monday, December 8
Visiogen Inc., an Irvine-based eye device maker, has raised $16.5 million in venture capital financing.
With all the attention being paid to workers' compensation insurance and state-mandated healthcare coverage, another confusing issue looms for employers and workers: family leave.
Pressure from hospitals is mounting on Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to delay or amend the state's landmark nurse staffing law, set to take effect Jan. 1.
VIEWPOINT by Eldon Griffiths - author, lecturer, journalist and former member of the British House of Commons.
Rules designed to get civil cases to trial quicker are set to be eased in the New Year.
West County Sees Negative Absorption in Q3; Analysis, plus CHARTS: Net Absorption; Vacancy Rates; Average Asking Lease Rates
Someone forgot to invite ICU Medical Inc. to this year's stock party. Looks like it might be invited next year, though.
Dave Hollander, president of surfwear retailer Becker Surf & Sport, sighs when asked what he would do if he had to collect out-of-state sales taxes on his online sales.
Monday, December 1
Costa Mesa-based Tarsadia Hotels last week signed an agreement with Hard Rock Cafe International Inc. to develop and operate a 250-room hotel in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter.
Low-Rise a Mixed Bag in Third Quarter; PLUS CHARTS: Net Absorption; Vacancy Rates; Average Asking Rent Rates
The choppy sea pounding Anaheim contract electronics maker DDi Corp. just got a little rougher.
The 6% tax credit on factory investments, known as the Manufacturers Investment Tax Credit, expires at the end of the year unless revived during Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's special legislative session this month.
OC mortgage companies have seen business slow since interest rates bottomed out this summer. But there's another, potentially bigger threat to county subprime lenders: politicians.