Stories for April 2004

Monday, April 26

HEART MURMUR Low-Profile Endologix Pockets $15M, Awaits Approval for Aneurysm Device

Endologix Inc. says it's OK to be small and specialized. At least for now. The Irvine-based company makes minimally invasive medical devices to treat blood vessel disorders called abdominal aortic aneurysms.

KUDOS

Awards, Honors, Recognition, Announcements

Workers' Comp in Holding Pattern

Businesses expecting savings from the workers' compensation reform package Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law last week will have to wait until next year.

LETTERS LITE; TWO PAPER TOWN

Plus: TWO PAPER TOWN

Needle Safety Remains a Sticking Point in Medical Offices

Workplace safety inspectors are continuing to turn up serious violations of the state's landmark needle safety law at California medical offices

THEY SAY

Here are comments by two of the most pro-business and fiscally conservative state legislators about the new reform:

LETTERS

Letters to the editor - HEALTHCARE

Battle Lines Drawn on 17200 Ballot Measure

Opposing groups are drawing up their campaign plans for a likely November ballot initiative aimed at reforming the 17200 section of California's Business and Professions Code.

PEOPLE

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

CALENDAR

Calendar of OC Business events and announcements

Allergan Watchers Don't Anticipate More Q1 Wrinkles

Investors were thrown for a bit of a curve in January, when the drug maker gave earnings guidance for the first quarter that fell short of Wall Street expectations.

REAL ESTATE WATCH: Los Angeles County

Office, Industrial Vacancy Improves

THE LIST - PUBLIC COMPANIES, part 2

The Orange County Business Journal's List of O.C.'s Top Public Companies, 51 through 100

MARKET WATCH

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

REAL ESTATE DEALS

This week's postings of Real Estate sales and leases

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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

Monday, April 19

LETTERS

Letter to the editor - Health Insurance

OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE

OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE

THE LIST - Commercial Real Estate Brokers

The Orange County Business Journal's List of O.C.'s Top 25 Commercial Real Estate Brokers

Passing the Buck

VIEWPOINT by Judy B. Rosener, professor in the Graduate School of Management at UC Irvine and a noted author and speaker.

FLEX SPACE AVAILABLE

FLEX SPACE AVAILABLE

PEOPLE

Wolgemuth Joining Concordia Board

CONTRACTING UNIVERSE

CONTRACTING UNIVERSE

REAL ESTATE DEALS

This week's postings of Real Estate sales and leases

Health Care Property Moves to Long Beach

Health Care Property Investors Inc., a real estate investment trust specializing in healthcare facilities, has moved its headquarters up the San Diego (I-405) Freeway from Newport Beach to Long Beach.

ALL FULL & #711;INDUSTRIAL

ALL FULL,INDUSTRIAL

INDUSTRIAL SPACE AVAILABLE

INDUSTRIAL SPACE AVAILABLE

OFFICE, INDUSTRIAL COMING SOON

OFFICE, INDUSTRIAL COMING SOON

THE LIST - Commercial Property Managers

The Orange County Business Journal's List of O.C.'s Top 25 Commercial Property Managers

TALE OF TWO OUTSOURCERS

Architectural Firms Send Work to India, With Opposite Outcomes

17200 Would Be Key Issue for Umberg in Assembly

The Sacramento Showdown is fast approaching. That's the annual exercise in June when the governor and legislative leaders in the Senate and Assembly get together to hammer out a state budget.

THEY SAY

THEY SAY

BROKER BONANZA

BROKER BONANZA

Job Center: Eager Workers, Employers on the Hunt

When Wal-Mart Stores Inc. was readying to open its Huntington Beach store in 2002, it turned to the Orange County One-Stop Center. Dealing With Layoffs: Yellow Book's Case

REAL ESTATE WATCH - Inland Empire

Office Vacancy Down; Industrial Up

ALL FULL & #711;OFFICE

ALL FULL,OFFICE

MARKET WATCH

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

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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

Monday, April 12

Turns Out State Budget Woes Worse Than Expected

It looks like the upcoming May revision to the budget will be worse than expected and could add another $2 billion to $3 billion worth of red ink in the upcoming fiscal year.

PUBLIC COMPANIES

Special Report: A Closer Look at Orange County's 10 Largest Public Companies

REAL ESTATE WATCH - Research & Development

Jobs, Election Key for R & D; Revival

THE LIST - PUBLIC COMPANIES

The Orange County Business Journal's List of O.C.'s Top 50 Public Companies

Revenue, Profits Recover at Top Public Companies

Revenue, Profits Recover at Top Public Companies

CalPERS Out to Stem Healthcare Defections

Orange County and other Southern California public agencies that buy healthcare for their workers through the California Public Employees Retirement System soon could get a bit of pricing relief.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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

MARKET WATCH

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

PEOPLE

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

LETTERS

Letters to the editors

Africa's Energy Potential

Africa's Energy Potential

Monday, April 5

Cal Grants to the Rescue

Cal Grants to the Rescue

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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

CLOSING DOWN - Packager to Close Garden Grove Plant

PLUS: Fullerton Day Runner Operation Shuttered

REAL ESTATE WATCH - Mid-Counties

Mid-Counties Activity Picks Up

LETTERS

Letter to the editor - Deep Thoughts on Horseradish

PRICING PLAY

PRICING PLAY

Jobs, War, Rising Costs Nip Business Optimism

Optimism among executives for the second quarter has been tempered from the start of the first quarter, though the outlook still is better than at any time last year.

Untried Owner Aims to Beef Up Former Prandium Business

Untried Owner Aims to Beef Up Former Prandium Business

Account Wins Prompt Costa Mesa Expansion for Casanova

Casanova Pendrill Inc. is moving to bigger space after winning some high-profile accounts.

GETTING BUSY

GETTING BUSY

PEOPLE

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