Stories for June 2004

Monday, June 28

Lies, Lies, Lies

VIEWPOINT by Judy B. Rosener

LETTER

Letter to the editor - United Way

BIGGEST INDUSTRIAL SALES

BIGGEST INDUSTRIAL SALES

BIGGEST OFFICE SALES

BIGGEST OFFICE SALES

MARKET WATCH

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

OFFICE IN REBOUND

OFFICE IN REBOUND

TWO-PAPER TOWN

TWO-PAPER TOWN

Mixed Review for Federal Anti-Spam Law in First Six Months

Take a quick glance at the volume of spam you're still getting each day and you'll conclude,accurately,that a recent federal law targeting unsolicited "junk" e-mail isn't having much of an impact.

QLogic, Emulex Shares Slump

Shares of Aliso Viejo-based QLogic Corp. and Costa Mesa's Emulex Corp.,two of the strongest technology stocks during the sector's downturn,have had trouble finding their wings in the past six months.

TOP OFFICE LEASES

TOP OFFICE LEASES

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Summaries of other business news and top stories by industry

SLOW RECOVERY

VC Funding Lags, but Interest in Healthcare Startups Seen Solid

TOP CONSTRUCTION COMPLETED

TOP CONSTRUCTION COMPLETED

THE LIST - Commercial Developers

The Orange County Business Journal's List of O.C.'s Top Commercial Developers

Developers Busier in '03, but on Small Buildings for Sale

Developers Busier in '03, but on Small Buildings for Sale

TOP INDUSTRIAL LEASES

TOP INDUSTRIAL LEASES

THE LIST - Commercial Construction Firms

The Orange County Business Journal's List of O.C.'s Top 25 Commercial Construction Firms

BUILDING MOMENTUM

BUILDING MOMENTUM

InSight Going Public, Offering Debt, Stock

InSight Health Services Holdings filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to offer a combination of debt and equity worth up to $675 million for its InSight Health Services Corp. subsidiary.

REAL ESTATE DEALS

This week's postings of Real Estate sales and leases

Temp Work Grows; Jobs Rebound Seen Modest

Businesses are stepping up their use of temporary workers,a strong signal that the recent upswing in overall job growth will strengthen.

PEOPLE

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

REAL ESTATE WATCH - South County

Higher Rents Likely for South County

EXECUTIVE BRIEFCASE

Review - ARROYO TRABUCO GOLF CLUB

Monday, June 21

Independent Real Estate Lenders

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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

REAL ESTATE DEALS

This week's postings of Real Estate sales and leases

TWO-PAPER TOWN; Survey Says

TWO-PAPER TOWN

Investment Banks

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THE LIST - VENTURE CAPITAL FIRMS

The Orange County Business Journal's List of O.C.'s Top 20 Venture Capital Firms

PacifiCare Chief Talks of "Gathering Storm"

Howard Phanstiel, chief executive of Cypress-based PacifiCare Health Systems Inc., could have turned the health plan operator's recent annual investor day into a party.

Savings and Loans

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Commercial Banks

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Points of Light

OC Businesses and people doing good deeds.

EXECUTIVE BRIEFCASE

REVIEW: PETCO PARK AND OMNI HOTEL, SAN DIEGO

Soft Sell: Local VC Funding Weakness Persists

Soft Sell: Local VC Funding Weakness Persists

Factoring Cos.

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VIEWPOINTS: OC's Tech Future

The University of California, Irvine's May 17 symposium on "California: Prosperity Through Technology" gave corporate, academic and government officials a chance to share ideas and predict the future. The key takeaways: Orange County and Southern Californ

REAL ESTATE WATCH - Airport/Central Coast

Airport Area on Rise After Q4 Low

Equipment Leasing, Financing

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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

Advertising Slump Prompting Times Buyouts, Possible Layoffs

A retail advertising slowdown is at the center of poor results at the Los Angeles Times, which has prompted parent Tribune Co. of Chicago to seek voluntary worker buyouts and perhaps layoffs at the newspaper.

THE LIST - SBA LENDERS

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High Fuel Prices, Court Ruling Squeezing California Truckers

California truckers, ready to combust over rising diesel fuel prices, now have the added uncertainty of this month's Supreme Court decision allowing Mexican drivers to bring freight across U.S. borders.

Monday, June 14

REAL ESTATE DEALS

This week's postings of Real Estate sales and leases

COMPUTER REBOOT

COMPUTER REBOOT

Software Maker Sales Decline; Best Software is No. 1 on List

ABOUT THE LIST

THE LIST - COMPUTER SOFTWARE COMPANIES

The Orange County Business Journal's List of O.C.'s Top 20 Computer Software Companies

MARKET DIVIDE

MARKET DIVIDE

Tourism Council Target of Local Budget Trimming

The Orange County Tourism Council could be a victim of budget cutbacks.

Real Estate Watch: North County

North County Leasing Activity Picks Up

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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

Employers Brace for Workers' Leave Law

California employers are readying for an expected surge in worker leave requests as the nation's first paid family leave law takes effect on July 1.

MARKET WATCH

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

LETTERS

Letters to the Editor

THE LIST - COMPUTER PRODUCTS COMPANIES

The Orange County Business Journal's List of O.C.'s Top Computer Products Companies

Retailers, Others Push Smart Tags; Printronix Sees Big Market

Last year Wal-Mart Stores Inc. put its top suppliers on notice that it wanted radio-frequency identification tags on shipping crates and pallets by this January.

Monday, June 7

REAL ESTATE DEALS

This week's postings of Real Estate sales and leases

Anaheim's Edwards: Kept Lights On, Rates Low

Anaheim's Edwards: Kept Lights On, Rates Low

Taco Bell Rebound, Openings Lift Restaurant Chains

Taco Bell Rebound, Openings Lift Restaurant Chains

PAPER FEED

PAPER FEED

Watermarke Apartments Now Are Marked for Sale

The Sares-Regis Group said it plans to develop and sell as condominiums roughly half of the 535 units slated for its Watermarke apartment complex.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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

PEOPLE

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

REAL ESTATE WATCH: Research & Development

R & D; Market: Finally Turning?

EXECUTIVE BRIEFCASE

REVIEW - CYRANO DE BERGERAC, Playing at South Coast Repertory, Segerstrom Stage, through June 27.

SHOP TALK

SHOP TALK

BILATERAL ANIMALS - Ex-Ambassador Talks Mexico, Quills and All

Mexico,not Iraq or China,is the most important country for the U.S., says Jeffrey Davidow, former U.S. ambassador to Mexico.

Sam, Sonia, Dr. Beckman

Sam, Sonia, Dr. Beckman

Register Stretches to Long Beach for Circulation Pickup

The Orange County Register is trying to move north,again.

THE LIST - OC-BASED RESTAURANT CHAINS

The Orange County Business Journal's List of O.C.'s Top 15 OC-based restaurant chains