Stories for July 2004

Monday, July 26

(Most) Consultants See Growth

(Most) Consultants See Growth

Houdini Locks in Big Lease Deal at Buena Park Center

Fullerton-based gift basket maker Houdini Inc. last month signed a 400,000-square-foot lease for an industrial building in Buena Park.

TWO-PAPER TOWN

TWO-PAPER TOWN

LETTERS

Letters to the Editors

Estate of Water Mogul Wins Out in Tax Fight

As parched Southern California searches to quench its thirst, former water company owner Nancy Craig's estate found relief.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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

WEIGHING THE OPTIONS

WEIGHING THE OPTIONS

THE LIST - ACCOUNTING FIRMS

The Business Journal's List of O.C.'s top Accounting Firms

REAL ESTATE WATCH - Los Angeles County

Vacancy, Lease Rates Fall in Los Angeles

MARKET WATCH

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

THE LIST - MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS

The Business Journal's List of O.C.'s top Management Consultants

Startup Files for IPO in Bid to Raise Needed Cash

Have you heard of the Internet search company's impending initial public offering?

PEOPLE

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

REAL ESTATE DEALS

This week's postings of Real Estate sales and leases

ACCOUNTING FOR REFORM

ACCOUNTING FOR REFORM

Monday, July 19

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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

LETTERS

Letter to the Editors: Harbor Patrol Services

Opening the Arctic Trade Route

VIEWPOINT by Eldon Griffiths, resident of Laguna Niguel, author, journalist, former member of the House of Commons and undersecretary of state in the U.K. government.

Internet Phone Maker Aims to Link Callers From Vietnam, Little Saigon

Irvine-based Twister Networks Inc. is looking to hook up callers from Vietnam and the U.S. via phones that use the Internet.

SafeGuard Health Goes Private, Cites Competition, Regulation

SafeGuard Health Enterprises Inc., an Aliso Viejo-based provider of dental and vision insurance, has put Wall Street in its rearview mirror.

THE LIST - Tenant Improvement Contractors

The Business Journal's List of O.C.'s Top Tenant Improvement Contractors

PEOPLE

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

THE LIST - Aerospace & Defense Contractors

The Business Journal's List of O.C.'s Top 20 Aerospace & Defense Contractors

MARKET WATCH

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

Aerospace Contractor Leach Being Sold for $145 Million

After a 10-year courtship, Bellevue, Wash.-based Esterline Technologies is buying Leach Intl. Corp., a Buena Park-based maker of electronics for the aerospace industry, for $145 million.

Real Estate Watch: Inland Empire

Office, Industrial Vacancy Falls in Inland Empire

Monday, July 12

THE LIST - PUBLIC RELATIONS COMPANIES

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

Chino Hills Buildings Planned by Developer

A San Juan Capistrano company is developing three office buildings and a medical building in Chino Hills.

EXECUTIVE BRIEFCASE - Fahrenheit 9/11

Movie review by Mike Mason

Broadcom Acquires Israeli Wireless Chipmaker

The Irvine chipmaker bought Israel's M-Stream Inc. for $8.7 million in cash and 27,000 shares of Broadcom stock,making the deal worth about $10 million.

LETTERS

Letters to the Editors

MARKET WATCH

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

Executives Unfazed by Economy, Iraq, Terror

Orange County executives aren't fretting about tepid job growth, slower consumer spending and signs of trouble at local technology companies.

REAL ESTATE DEALS

This week's postings of Real Estate sales and leases

Tech's Role in Homeland Security

VIEWPOINT by Christopher Cox, Represenative from the 48th congressional district including Newport Beach and other areas, and head of the Homeland Security Committee.

REAL ESTATE WATCH - Mid-Counties

Mid-Counties Activity Picks Up Speed in Q1

Monday, July 5

Broadcom Defensive Patent Play Goes Offensive

A February buy of patents by Irvine-based Broadcom Corp. has provided ammunition in the Irvine chipmaker's legal tussle with rival Agere Systems Inc.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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

REAL ESTATE WATCH - West Orange County

West County Office Market Bottoms

SUMMER IN THE CITIES

SUMMER IN THE CITIES

PEOPLE

Bridgford Named President of Foods Maker

MARKET WATCH

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

LETTERS

Letters to the editors