Stories for January 2003

Monday, January 27

PIMCO's McCulley Presenting Forecast

The chief economist for Newport Beach-based Pacific Investment Management Co. and other investment experts are set to offer outlooks for stocks, bonds and the economy at the Orange County Society of Investment Managers forecast dinner Thursday.

EXECUTIVE BRIEFCASE

DISNEY'S ALADDIN,A MUSICAL SPECTACULAR, a review

Real Estate Watch: Inland Empire

Inland Empire Industrial Steams Ahead

Ticket Software Maker Grabs $20M Funding

Irvine ticketing software maker Paciolan Inc. has nabbed $20 million in funding from Palo Alto's Technology Crossover Ventures.

MAKING CONTACT

MAKING CONTACT

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Summaries of other business news and top stories by industry

Real Estate Deals

Real Estate sales and leases

LETTERS

Letters to the editor

Monday, January 20

Real Estate Watch: Construction Activity

Constuction Slows, Few Projects in Pipeline; Construction activity in the industrial market slowed markedly last year.

Cooper Eyes Growth in Asia, New Products

Lake Forest-based The Cooper Cos. says it's banking on new products, global expansion and acquisitions for growth this year.

Workers' Comp Costs Could Bring Job Cuts

All over California, employers are getting hammered with staggering 30% to 60% increases in annual workers' comp premiums. These jumps have resulted in average premiums more than doubling over four years.

Super Bowl: No Ticket, No Entry to Grounds

Super Bowl: No Ticket, No Entry to Grounds

OPEN SPACE

OPEN SPACE

Real Estate Deals

This week's Real Estate sales and leases

SECURITY DETAIL

SECURITY DETAIL

SolarFlare Heats Up Local Venture Funding with $17.5M Round

Irvine-based SolarFlare Communications Inc. last week closed on a $17.5 million second round of funding, more than the company previously said it was seeking.

LETTERS

Letters to the editor

DUAL EQUITY BUYS

Riordan Gets SMS From Marconi

PEOPLE

Businesspeople in the news, on the move...

Monday, January 13

Rolf's Nose for Wine Has Aided Customers Since '50s

EXECUTIVE DINING by Fifi Chao

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Summaries of other business news and top stories by industry

Real Estate Deals

Real Estate sales and leases

Real Estate Watch: Mid-Counties

Lease Rates Decline While Absorption Improves

Irvine Drug Producer Signs Novartis Deal For Myopia Treatment

Irvine-based Valley Forge Pharmaceuticals Inc. has granted development and commercial rights for its nearsightedness drug to a unit of Novartis AG.

Don't Look Now: Bureaucrats Best Factory Jobs

Recent numbers from the California Employment Development Department show Orange County now has more government bureaucrats than workers in durable goods manufacturing. And the gap has been widening for the past few months.

PEOPLE

Businesspeople in the news, on the move

Venture Point Closes Amid "Financial Uncertainties"

The Venture Point Tech Coast Small Business Development Center is closing its doors.

New Laws Drive Up Employer Costs, Insurance Premiums

Companies are bracing for fallout from a slew of new laws, many of which will add to the cost of doing business in California.

LETTERS

Letters to the Editor

Monday, January 6

Tustin's ProFun Management Acquires German Space Center for $70 Million

Tustin-based ProFun Management Group Inc. recently struck a deal to buy the space-themed indoor center at Germany's Space Park Bremen.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Summaries of other business news and top stories by industry

Real Estate Watch: West Orange County

Warehouse Buying Highlights West OC Activity

Salt in the Wounds: Businesses Could Face Higher Taxes

As the state struggles to find ways to close its projected $35 billion budget deficit, businesses are certain to be hit with new or higher taxes and fees, a prospect that stands to further damper California's fragile business climate.

Business Outlook for First Quarter Sees Sharp Uptick

OC businesspeople are as optimistic as they've been in nearly a year, according to a California State University, Fullerton survey done in association with the Business Journal in mid-December.

KUDOS

Awards and honors to OC Businesspeople and Businesses

PEOPLE

Fletcher Jones Taps Song for Asian, Hispanic Sales