Stories for July 2002
Monday, July 22
Once more, the word from Jamie Kellner on WB is "Wait until next year." After six straight years of losses, Burbank-based WB Television Network says it's ready to post an annual profit for the first time in 2003.
The fix is in. With the approval of J.H. Snyder Co.'s plans for an $80-million, mixed use development, Agoura Hills will finally get the freeway interchange repairs the city has needed for years.
If not affected personally, everybody in the United States is aware of the recent accounting scandals involving WorldCom, Enron, Global Crossing, Xerox, etc. etc. So, the San Fernando Valley Business Journal asks: In light of all that has happened this y
When the Glendale Galleria created The Zone, a shopping area for the Gen Y set, two years ago, the idea was to tap into a large and lucrative market of teens with a considerable amount of disposable income.
Back in January, telecom suppliers in the 101 Tech Corridor thought for sure they'd be rolling out new equipment for their customers by the third quarter of this year. However, as the economy continues to sputter and investor confidence remains at an all-
Some of the original impetus may be gone from the microturbine market, but that's not stopping investors from plowing money into the industry.
At mid-year, the Business Journal asked several Valley business leaders if things got as bleak as they expected after 9-11 and, with the ongoing threat of more terrorist attacks, what their outlook on the economy was moving into the second half of 2002.
Guest Column by Jeff Daar, an attorney with the Los Angeles law firm of Daar & Newman.
Guest Column by Richard Katz, chairman of the Valley Independence Committee.
Monday, July 8
Arthur Andersen LLP's Woodland Hills office has closed as a result of the firm's conviction last month on charges of destroying evidence in the investigation of its client, Enron Corp.
The salvation of struggling companies comes in all shapes and sizes. For CHAD Therapeutics Inc., it came in the form of a smaller oxygen tank.
Aviation: Charter plane business recoups losses since rough 2000.
Canoga Park-based special effects house WonderWorks Inc. has signed a $100 million contract to design and build attractions for a Paris theme park.
People Interview: Larry Levine says One Los Angeles will concentrate anti-secession campaign on the San Fernando Valley
Joseph Lisoni was representing a group of folks who were traveling in a tour van when a defective part caused a severe accident. Several of the passengers died. Several more would never be able to work again.
Fed up with the development business, some entrepreneurs and their families begin bottling their own wines near the Santa Clarita Valley
Traditionally, summer is the most popular vacation season. It's a great time to fly off to a tropical island, experience Europe or just visit Grandma's house. But travel is not what it used to be in the wake of the events of Sept. 11 and the economic down
Real Estate by Shelly Garcia: When Nearon Enterprises, a Danville, Calif.-based real estate partnership, acquired the former Litton facility in Agoura Hills last December, officials hoped for the best.
For years, senior services were viewed as charitable efforts offered through hospitals, community groups and philanthropic organizations.
Glendale Studios, cramped for space, fills a niche by providing facilities for infomercial productions as it plans for an expansion.
Corporate Focus: For the past few quarters, BioSource International Inc. has been doing everything it said it would increasing sales, improving profit margins, beefing up research and development.