Stories for September 2000
Monday, September 18
For some years now, the Antelope Valley has been trying to lure business to the region. The bad news is, those efforts have met with only limited success.
Today's soft commercial real estate market has created many opportunities for savvy companies, yet, with opportunity comes risk. And it's a situation that most managers will soon face. Because every year seven percent of the nation's commercial real estat
SELLOFF---Insiders at Digital Insight have unloaded about 20 percent of their equity in the Calabasas company
Seven company insiders at fast-growing Digital Insight Corp. have simultaneously unloaded almost 20 percent of their equity in the company, netting them a total of $76.9 million.
actor glen steele was working too hard landing roles to run his takeout business, so he changed gears and turned things around
Decades from now, when historians and academicians look back on the development of Los Angeles County, Bob Stine, the head of Tejon Ranch Co., could be remembered as a visionary or a dreamer.
A couple of years ago, officials at Camarillo-based software-maker eLabor.com (then jeTech Data Systems) decided it was time to transition their time-management and employee-management software to the Internet.
For years, executives at Culver City-based Bristol Park Industries had seen relatively modest gains in sales of their chief product: a transformer designed to reduce the amount of electricity needed to power interior building lights.
LAW---The hit film 'Erin Brockovich' has helped put attorney Ed Masry front and center in environmental law
Edward L. Masry only intended to do a favor for a friend when he found himself hip deep in alligators back in 1993.
A year into an aggressive stock buyback program aimed at boosting its share price, Valencia-based mega-developer Newhall Land & Farming Co. has hit a series of stumbling blocks that have slowed down the repurchase plan and further sunk its stock. Trouble
One of the superior talents of politicians is their capacity for giving away money that does not exist. In this, Al Gore and George W. Bush clearly qualify, with George W. the more ambitious. George W. has weighed in with a 10-year, $1.3 trillion tax cut
For most businesses, large and small, a real estate lease represents a major commitment. It is a commitment that goes beyond the financial outlay: it circumscribes the location of the business, the expansion opportunities, the operating environment, and o
A local manufacturer of industrial packaging has added a sixth facility in the San Fernando Valley, an expansion designed to accommodate the changing landscape for warehousing these goods.
A factor often overlooked in eyestrain problems is lighting and glare. Studies have shown that workers rate good lighting as the single most important aspect of the office environment. This is followed by air quality and comfortable chairs. Improper light
Demand for office and Research and Development Space in the Los Angeles Basin is surging, growing at a pace that rivals that of the late 1980s. Much of the growth in demand is coming from "new technology firms" & #173; firms that are tapping into opportunities
The fate of Glendale-based casino operator Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. (formerly Hollywood Park Inc.) is all but sealed.
Monday, September 4
At about ten minutes past 10 a.m. on the first day the store opened, a customer walked into the Indian Motorcycle dealership on Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks and plunked down his credit card.
Anyone can hang out a shingle and call himself/herself a consultant, but finding a good one requires some homework. That's because selecting the right consultant is like hiring a key manager , even if the business association is a brief one. That's why it
Clearly, finding a balance between one's work and personal life is important to workers today for a myriad of reasons. Whether they are new parents, students, caretakers for elder relatives or have simply reached a point in their lives where they are fin
The trip up the corporate ladder for accounting and finance professionals has become a broader leap.
John and Patti Tohill are packing up and moving out. They've had it with the traffic, the crowds, the stress and anonymity of urban living. They want space, a view of something other than their neighbors' backyard, and a community to call home.
Orange sales in Ventura County are so bad this year, citrus growers are giving their crops away.
With the threat of secession giving newfound political power to the San Fernando Valley, local business and political organizations are grilling candidates about their positions on key Valley issues as never before. More than a year before voters head for
founded by a husband and wife team, Swingset press has realized strong Growth By coming up with Products for 'tweens' who have sizeaBLE allowances and little ELSE to spend it on except themselves
Optimum Nutrition Inc., a sports nutrition supplement manufacturer, runs the same ad offering free samples of some of its products in four different exercise magazines, but at least 75 percent of the responses it gets come from only one of them: Joe Weide
Chatsworth-based North American Scientific Inc. is gaining admirers on Wall Street.
Commercial mortgage lenders are having themselves a worry-free summer this year. According to the most recent data from the California Mortgage Bankers Association, the statewide delinquency ratio for commercial real estate loans dropped to a minuscule 0.
While pundits debate whether the economy may be cooling, one company is gearing up to take advantage of the worst-case scenario.
Not long ago, an office landlord would reach deep into his pockets to keep a tenant whose lease had come up for renewal. Today, many tenants are finding nothing more than a hard-nosed stare as they gaze across the bargaining table.
You've probably heard about Nicholas Applegate Global Technology fund (up 494 percent in 1999), Van Waggoner Emerging Growth fund (up 291 percent in 1999), and PBHG Technology and Communication fund (up 244 percent in 1999). Heroes all.
Another technology operation is on the prowl in the Ventura (101) Freeway Corridor.
As director of the newly created state department of managed care, daniel zingale is being closely watched by other states eyeing reforms like those he'll be enforcing
You may have only considered hiring a temporary for extra help with a project or to fill in for a vacationing employee, but did you know it's also an increasingly common method of recruiting full-time talent. In today's competitive employment environment
If it were a movie plot, the predicament facing L.A.-area cineplexes would be a real nail-biter.