Stories for October 2004
Monday, October 25
DDi sounds the alarm for contract electronics makers, in the Technology column
It's been a tough couple of months for BioLase Technology Inc., which nevertheless has been one of the county's top revenue performers in the past three years.
Commercial absorption shot up in the third quarter, in the Real Estate column
More restaurants, more customers and higher prices have spurred sales growth at Huntington Beach-based BJ's Restaurants Inc.
Irvine-based New Century Financial Corp. and other subprime lenders have become the stars of the mortgage industry.
A pair of local homebuilders is selling fewer,though more expensive,homes,
Mitsubishi is touting its Hyundai-style warranty, in the Media & Marketing column
Local auto designers ready for Los Angeles competition, in the Marketplace column
The multimillion-dollar contracts have been rolling in for Ceradyne Inc., thanks in large part to the prolonged war in Iraq.
Packaging company Scholle plans to demolish its Irvine headquarters and build 450,000 square feet of office space
Keith Cos. has been busy working on roads, water systems and homes in Orange County and elsewhere in the Southland: Aliso Viejo engineering services provider Fluor Corp. can count on Iraq and other international markets to bolster sales.
Toyota's Calty design unit looks to fix its truck shortcomings
Cardiac Science Inc. tops the Business Journal's list of top three-year revenue performers for the second consecutive year.
The Clubhouse at South Coast Plaza gets a closer look, in the Executive Dining column
Britain's Smiths Group plans to buy Integrated Aerospace in Santa Ana
Employers warn that Proposition 72 will lead to job cuts
ABOUT THE LIST - The top 10 companies on this week's Business Journal list of the 50 fastest-growing public companies in OC include four healthcare-related businesses, a pair of real estate lenders and one homebuilder.
ABOUT THE LIST - Local nonprofits added workers as revenue rose in the past year
The public face of business is unfairly unflattering, a Viewpoint by "Doug" Tuggle -the Robert J. and Carolyn A. Waltos Jr. Dean of the Argyros School of Business and Economics at Chapman University
Fastest Growing Companies - Special Report Overview
Huntington Beach-based Quiksilver Inc. continues to lead Orange County's surf scene into uncharted waters.
Los Angeles sees rates rise, vacancy decline, in the third quarter
Southland Industries is consolidating some operations in Garden Grove
An Irvine lawyer led Allergan's Botox defense in Medavoy trial, in the Healthcare column
Newport Beach-based Impac Mortgage Holdings Inc. has placed its bet on homebuyers.
Cars are big in California,and United PanAm Financial Corp. makes money on them.
Monday, October 18
The Big Four have been stretched to the limits by Sarbanes-Oxley
Kate Berry of the Los Angeles Business Journal talked to Don A. Moore, an assistant professor at the Graduate School of Industrial Administration at Carnegie Mellon University, about the accounting industry.
A return to high-rise office building is in the works
The St. Regis readies to teach the perfect menu. Executive Dining by Fifi Chao
Sunstone Hotel filed to raise as much as $400 million in a public offering
Panic: "We are having fantastic help from the state of Ohio for creation of new jobs"
Izalex is using submarine-tracking technology to improve brain disorder diagnoses
Allergan has used a stealth offense to grow and defend its Botox market
Knobbe, Martens beat out former landlord The Irvine Company to buy its office tower
A retail redeveloper bought an empty 10-acre former Kmart site in Buena Park and signed its first store
After all the bad publicity, new regulations and high-profile bankruptcies, auditors are erring on the side of caution these days.
Laser makers are charting different courses on Wall Street. Healthcare by Vita Reed
Paine bypassed the conglomerates in selling his PR shop. Media & Marketing by Jennifer Bellantonio
Broadcom's Ross still ranks as the most popular chief, but his approval rating slipped. Technology Column by Andrew Simons
PacSun chief Greg Weaver had planned to ease out for a few years
Monday, October 11
The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim are trying to keep the team's name in front of fans, even if the pucks aren't flying. MEDIA & MARKETING COLUMN
Real estate magnate and Ambassador to Spain George Argyros stopped by the Business Journal last month for a chat on global trade. But we couldn't keep from throwing in a few real estate questions.
Several November initiatives could hurt the state's business climate
Impac Mortgage is embroiled in a lawsuit with Credit Suisse First Boston and a Florida lender
Lake Forest-based Western Digital Corp. and other disk drive makers could be in for slow growth for the next few years
A dispute between two Chinese contract chipmakers involving Irvine-based Broadcom Corp. might be wrapping up soon. TECHNOLOGY COLUMN
Adelphia plans to consolidate its OC operations ahead of a sale
FutureTrade Technologies inked a $10.6 million round of funding,
Momentum is building for a statewide redistricting proposal by Ted Costa, father of the recall election
Gov. Schwarzenegger showed his moderate side by signing a same-sex insurance bill
Surfwear and other makers of action sportswear did their part to prop up employment at Orange County's largest apparel companies in the past year.
Edwards Lifesciences Corp. has taken another step into the market for catheter-based heart valve surgery. HEALTHCARE COLUMN
3M's not just Post-It Notes,it has a big dental products operation here
The Mid-Counties industrial sector posted an increase in gross absorption to 2.4 million square feet in the second quarter, following 1.6 million square feet in the first quarter.