Stories for May 2003
Monday, May 26
Some 500 people are expected in Irvine for the sixth African American Business Summit June 19 to 22.
Major California businesses and independent power producers have won a partial victory in their efforts to hold off reregulation of the state's electricity markets.
Woolcott, founder of Costa Mesa-based Volcom, took home three awards at the sixth annual Surf Industry Manufacturers Association Surf Summit conference, held May 15 to 18 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Week's Best, Worst Performers; Roth OC50, Billion Dollar Club, OC Tech; Index Watch, 52-week Performance (Adobe PDF)
Orange County's slumping commercial real estate market has spurred a lot of buying in the past two years. The twist is in who's buying.
Monday, May 19
It sounds like a good idea for California employers: bring in health maintenance organizations and their cost-cutting ways to rein in workers' compensation costs that have spiraled out of control.
Base salaries are back, but options still reign. The median salary of Orange County's chief executives inched up 2% to $456,000 last year, according to a study by El Segundo-based Vivient Consulting LLC.
Landlords Vie for High-Rise Tenants; High-rise office buildings in Orange County are seeing higher vacancy rates than mid- or low-rise buildings.
A Commencement Address - Excerpted from an article by Edwin A. Locke, a retired professor of management and a senior writer for the Ayn Rand Institute in Irvine
Monday, May 12
New York-based World Trade Institute of Pace University is looking to set up an global trade certificate program, possibly at California State University, Fullerton, as early as next year.
Orange County and California executives share a common dislike of the state's high workers' compensation insurance costs, though executives here say they're more likely to up and leave than their statewide counterparts.
Low-Rise Space at Cycle Bottom; Along with research and development property, low-rise office space,also known as garden office,is the primary category type most out of favor among investors.
VIEWPOINT by Michael Novak, noted author and the George Frederick Jewett Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute
Some alums of PairGain Technologies Inc. have formed a new telecommunications gear company, Irvine-based Aktino Inc.
Gary Hernandez's family-run business has had few workers' compensation claims and his risk rate has declined. But this year his premiums have gone up,by at least $40,000.
Monday, May 5
About this week's LIST: It was another year of musical chairs for Orange County's third tier public companies.
This year's OC 50,the Business Journal's annual yearbook of the county's most influential businesspeople,includes some big changes, subtle shifts and notable debuts. The listing is our admittedly subjective roll call of the key movers and shakers in Orang
Rays Apparel Inc. is consolidating its operations in bigger digs in Irvine.
The Los Angeles County office market held several trends through the first quarter: vacancy rates continued to climb, if only by a hair, lease rates continued to rise, up an average three cents per square foot, and construction activity continued to decli
Special Report: OC 50,The Business Journal picks the county's most influential business people in Technology
Lawyers can thank audit-related scandals for keeping them busy with a spate of securities class action lawsuits.
Kristin Kennedy has done plenty of 15-minute sales pitches about her company.