Stories for August 2003
Monday, August 25
VIEWPOINT by Bob Brownr, retired president of Toshiba Electronic America and chairman of the KOCE Foundation in Huntington Beach
It's not easy to pass a budget that requires a two-thirds majority of the state Legislature. So why not lower the threshold?
OC and other areas with high numbers of healthcare jobs could get a boost as the segment grows as a share of the nation's economy, according to a new study from the Milken Institute.
Edward C. Allred, owner of Los Alamitos Race Course, said he has plans to redevelop the Cypress Golf Course, possibly with homes and shops.
Premier Commercial Bank is following a familiar pattern among Orange County's homegrown banks: rapid asset growth.
Charts: Gross Area; Shop Space; Vacancy Rates; Average Asking Lease Rates (Adobe PDF)
In the drive for housing in North County, a golf course and driving range is giving way to homes and a shopping center.
The regional security outlook for Israel never has been better. But that's not necessarily a good thing for Orange County defense and technology ex-porters.
Monday, August 18
VIEWPOINT by Charles D. Martin, an Orange County-based venture capitalist, and retired founder of Enterprise Partners and partner emeritus of Westar Capital.
Newest Listings, plus Map of OC Investment Properties (Adobe PDF)
Summaries of other business news and top stories by industry; Economic Indicators. PLUS: Yamaha Moves Division to OC
For months now, Aliso Viejo-based Fluor Corp.'s prospects for winning a big chunk of work rebuilding Iraq's oil industry have gone from good to bad and back again.
Monday, August 11
Industry officials are waiting for the other shoe to fall in the mortgage-lending sector, which is heavily concentrated in Orange County.
Low-Rise Market at Turning Point; Charts: AVERAGE ASKING RENT; VACANCY RATES
Royalty Carpet Mills Inc. has signed one of the biggest industrial leases of the year, taking 268,000 square feet in Santa Ana, with an option to add another 104,000 square feet.
ABOUT THE LISTS: HMO Operators Reported a Slight Decline in OC Enrollment in Past Year. PLUS: Dental Plans Swell
VIEWPOINT by Sir Eldon Griffiths, author, lecturer, journalist and former member of the British House of Commons.
Monday, August 4
Our listing of OC's 20 wealthiest people captures the richest of the rich here. But it only scratches the surface. In our research, we came across other wealthy Orange County residents or people who've made fortunes here. Here's a list of those believed t
Borrowing billions of dollars to keep state government afloat has become the latest tradition in California
VIEWPOINT by John Moorlach, a certified public accountant, a certified financial planner and the Orange County treasurer-tax collector
Mexico's Grupo Gigante SA de CV's first Orange County supermarket in Anaheim is surpassing sales projections since opening in May by luring shoppers from other stores.
OC's Rich Count Homes in Deserts, Mountains, Hawaii, Europe. Plus: The Weekend Weathly; The Sporting Life
Some Other Rich Notables: Tile King, Horseman, Stargazing Financier, Dental Fixtures Fixture
Orange County's richest enclave, Newport Coast, checks in at a median household income of $143,781. That's more than three times the national average.
That wave of consolidation sweeping the software industry has claimed a onetime venture darling in Orange County: Newport Beach-based IPNet Solutions Inc.
The city of Irvine is set to decide this month whether to make a big change to its signature commercial hub by allowing apartments at the Irvine Spectrum.