Stories for September 2002
Monday, September 30
Guest Column by GREGORY N. LIPPE, chairman of the Valley Industry and Commerce Association Subcommittee on Runaway Film Production
When NetZero agreed to acquire struggling Internet service provider Juno Online Services Inc. last year, analysts were skeptical. They figured NetZero CEO Mark Goldston's move would likely speed the demise of both companies.
There's no question, for the homebuilding sector in 2002, the livin' has been easy. Record low interest rates, which have fueled a spike in first-time homebuyers, kept the housing market pumping even as a weakened economy and questions about corporate gov
After shopping the Panorama Mall around for several months, The Macerich Co. has decided to buy out its joint venture partner and take full ownership of the center.
Deloitte & Touche's 2002 Los Angeles Technology Fast 50 list, which includes 23 San Fernando Valley and Ventura County companies, is under fire by analysts who say the list is filled with money losers.
The 401(k) dreams and retirement plans of many have suffered along with the travails of the stock market. In the last year, millions of workers have seen long-laid plans about their careers and eventual retirement change. So, the San Fernando Valley Busin
To many, the red hot residential real estate market is a sign that the local economy remains strong despite the nation's growing economic woes.
Monday, September 16
The debacles of Enron, Tyco and Worldcom, revelations about former General Electric chief John Welch, Sunbeam's Albert Dunlap and others have sent the weight of responsibility that comes with corporate governance crashing down on the shoulders of all chie
Since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11 of last year, we have heard continuously about the many ways in which our lives have been changed. It has been said that Sept. 11 may never be the same in the future. So, the San Fernando Valley Business Journal ask
Back in January, Belinda Mendoza's 19-year-old son was diagnosed with and then hospitalized for lupus. She faced taking several weeks off from her job as a customer service representative to care for him, but had only accrued about one week of paid vacati
Developers of data storage solutions, eager to expand their businesses, are looking to the East.
Monday, September 2
For people with school-age children, late summer and early fall are always a busy shopping season. Retailers, however, are reporting their back-to-school sales this year are down compared to previous years. So, the San Fernando Valley Business Journal ask
Valley-based information technology firms, like those in other parts of the country, claim they've experienced a spike in business over the last few months, prompting some analysts to say the downturn may be over for IT providers.
The mood has turned from "let's bide our time" to "let's make a deal" in the West San Fernando Valley office real estate market as demand remains weak and vacancies high.
In today's funding environment, the founders of many startups figure their only choice is to tighten their belts and tough it out for three, four, five years on a shoestring.