Stories for August 2004

Monday, August 30

LETTERS

Letters to the Editors

CORRECTION

CORRECTION

Boeing Official Joins Colleague at Kistler

Two former Orange County Boeing Co. executives now are helping Kirkland, Wash.-based Kistler Aerospace Corp. emerge from bankruptcy.

REAL ESTATE WATCH: Airport/Central

Office Filling Up; Dynamics Changing

Letters Lite

More correspondence from our readers

Option One Sees Profits Decline

Rising interest rates have squeezed profits at Irvine-based subprime mortgage lender Option One Mortgage Corp.,

PEOPLE

O'Connor Named OCTFCU Chairman

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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

THE LIST - EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES

The Business Journal's List of O.C.'s top 20 Employment Agencies

MARKET WATCH

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

So How Diverse is Broadcom?

Big Three Buyers Now Big Five, and Not as Big

REAL ESTATE DEALS

This week's postings of Real Estate sales and leases

Monday, August 23

CALENDAR

Calendar of OC Business events and announcements

Office Market

Office Market

BIG INDUSTRIAL SALES

BIG INDUSTRIAL SALES

TOP OFFICE CONSTRUCTION

TOP OFFICE CONSTRUCTION

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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

Industrial Market

Industrial Market

TAKING OFFICE SPACE

TAKING OFFICE SPACE

LETTERS

Letters to the Editors

Minimum Wage Bill Destined for Governor's Desk

California's minimum wage could climb to $7.75 an hour under legislation that's all but certain to make it to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's desk.

BIGGEST OFFICE SALES

BIGGEST OFFICE SALES

REAL ESTATE DEALS

This week's postings of Real Estate sales and leases

Offsetting Federal Cuts

These are some of the ways to raise money proposed by the California Performance Review to offset declines in federal transportation funding and gas tax revenues.

Kingston Rules, but Hispanics Dominate Minority List

Kingston Rules, but Hispanics Dominate Minority List

MARKET WATCH

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

So Where's Checkmate?

Orange-based Checkmate Staffing Inc., once one of Orange County's biggest Hispanic-owned businesses, is no more.

Southern California Industrial Market

Southern California Industrial Market

TAKING INDUSTRIAL

TAKING INDUSTRIAL

InSight Nixes Stock Sale Amid Executive Shakeup

InSight Health Services Holdings Corp. has called off plans for a quirky type of initial public offering amid a management shakeup.

PEOPLE

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

TOP INDUSTRIAL CONSTRUCTION

TOP INDUSTRIAL CONSTRUCTION

REAL ESTATE WATCH - RETAIL

Retail Is Landlord's Market in Q2

National Industrial Market

National Industrial Market

Western Industrial Market

Western Industrial Market

DEAL BAROMETER

DEAL BAROMETER

RETAIL MARKET

RETAIL MARKET

Monday, August 16

Datallegro Raises $6 Million to Unveil Database Software

STARTUP STIRRINGS - A startup maker of data storage software has grabbed $6 million in a first round of venture capital funding.

THEY SAY

Excerpted from an article by Steven Mihailovich in the Aug. 6 Las Vegas Press

NAMM Strikes a Chord With Anaheim Signing

NAMM Strikes a Chord With Anaheim Signing

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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

Locals Only: Top Hotels List Is Virtually Unchanged

Locals Only: Top Hotels List Is Virtually Unchanged

LETTERS

Letters to the Editors

REAL ESTATE WATCH: Low-Rise Office Space

Vacancy Declines for Low-Rise Office Space

GOP or Dems Party: Next Time Anaheim?

Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle and a delegation of city officials will visit the Republican National Convention this month to lobby on behalf of Anaheim for the 2008 convention.

Lifting Textile Import Quotas: Apparel Makers Gauge Fallout

Three decades of textile import quotas under the Multi Fiber Agreement are set to end on Jan. 1. That would give textiles from China, India and other states freer access to the U.S. and the European Union.

OFFBEAT GAMES

OFFBEAT GAMES

CORRECTION

CORRECTION

Chipmaker Raises $8 Million, Moves From Bay Area to OC

STARTUP STIRRINGS - ClariPhy Communications Inc. recently moved into temporary executive offices in Newport Beach while the company looks for a permanent headquarters.

THE LIST - HOTELS

The Business Journal's List of O.C.'s top Hotels in Orange County

MARKET WATCH

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

Big Brother Bother

VIEWPOINT by Eldon Griffiths, author, journalist, and former member of the House of Commons and under-secretary of state in the U.K. government.

Monday, August 9

Dissecting the Budget: Tough Decisions to Come

It may not be what Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger promised when he campaigned last year, but the $105 billion state budget has been described as being much like the ones of his predecessor, Gray Davis.

PEOPLE

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

MARKET WATCH

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

OC's Wealthiest No.11-22

OC's Wealthiest No.11-22

OTHER CENTIMILLIONAIRES

OTHER CENTIMILLIONAIRES

HEALTH WEALTH

HEALTH WEALTH

CONTRACT CRACKDOWN

Tired of Paying Exorbitant Fees, Clients Force PR Firms to Change Terms

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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

REAL ESTATE WATCH: Airport Area/Central Coast

Office Market Rebound Under Way

LETTERS

Letters to the Editors

REAL ESTATE DEALS

This week's postings of Real Estate sales and leases

OC's WEALTHIEST No. 1-10

OC's WEALTHIEST

Newport Beach and Newport, R.I.: "The O.C." Versus the Gilded Age

Newport Beach and Newport, R.I.: 'The O.C.' Versus the Gilded Age

Monday, August 2

REAL ESTATE DEALS

This week's postings of Real Estate sales and leases

MARKET WATCH

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

Survey Says

WORKING HOURS

THE LIST - OC HMO DIRECTORY

The Business Journal's HMO DIRECTORY

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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

THE LIST - OC PPO DIRECTORY

The Business Journal's PPO DIRECTORY

Corporate Decency

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

FileNet's Woes: Blame It on Sarbanes-Oxley?

FileNet Corp.'s troubles might be more than just a blip, according to some Wall Street analysts who follow the Costa Mesa-based business software maker.

REAL ESTATE WATCH - Airport/Central Coast

Airport Area on Rise After Q4 Low

PEOPLE

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

HMO SLIDE

HMO SLIDE

LETTERS

Letters to the Editors

THE LIST - OC DENTAL HMO/PPO DIRECTORY

The Business Journal's DENTAL HMO/PPO DIRECTORY

REAL ESTATE WATCH - Construction

Industrial Buildings Top Completed Construction