Stories for January 2004

Monday, January 19

Box-Office News Deals Blow to Entertainment Firms

Valley entertainment-related firms, already hurt by runaway production, are worried that last year's decrease in box office receipts will cause further problems for their businesses.

Public Comment Sessions Set for City Tax Report

Public Comment Sessions Set for City Tax Report

New Battles Are Waged Against Cemex Quarry

A long running brouhaha over the mining of Soledad Canyon is again rising up from the sand and gravel quarry off Highway 14 in the Santa Clarita Valley.

VALLEY STOCK WATCH

Stock activity for 50 selected greater San Fernando Valley-based public companies

VALLEY, L.A. COUNTY ECONOWATCH

Charts of Economic Indicators, Real Estate, Tourism...

NEWSMAKERS - Simon Elected to Lead Chamber Alliance

Valley Businesspeople in the news, on the move...

Tech Firms Capitalize on Higher Business Spending

Scores of technology-related firms in the Valley that are taking advantage of a increase in capital spending by businesses as the economy picks up

Shoe Boutique Brings New York to Calabasas

WEEKLY BRIEFING

LETTER

Letter to the editor

Response to Internet Changes Positive Move for ValueClick

CORPORATE FOCUS - Westlake Village-based ValueClick Inc.'s strategy for surviving the fallout of the dot-com bust by diversifying its services is finally paying off.

Facey Medical To Open $750,000 Women's Facility

Facey Medical Group, one of the Valley's oldest and largest medical groups, officially opens the doors on Jan. 19 to its new $750,000 OB/GYN and women's diagnostics facility

Insurance Brokers Told to Pay City Tax

Health and life insurance brokers across the Valley and citywide are being put on notice that, contrary to widespread belief, they are not exempt from paying city business taxes

Valley Business Leaders Cautiously Optimistic

Leaders in the Valley's business community appear to be heading into the year relatively optimistic about the economy

THE LIST - Securities Brokerage Firms

The Business Journal's list of top securities brokerage firms, ranked by number of registered, licensed securities brokers in greater San Fernando Valley. PLUS: Executive Summary, Pacesetter

Monday, January 5

Homeowners Obtained More Rights in Quake Aftermath

Homeowners Obtained More Rights in Quake Aftermath

Developer's Gamble With Quake Properties Pays Off

Developer's Gamble With Quake Properties Pays Off

Owners Need to Develop Internal Customer Service

FAMILY BUSINESS

Capitol Punishment: Our Legislators Can Work Together

Guest Column By Gregory N. Lippe, director of the Valley Industry and Commerce Association (VICA).

VALLEY, L.A. COUNTY ECONOWATCH

Charts of Economic Indicators, Real Estate, Tourism...

VALLEY STOCK WATCH

Stock activity for 50 selected greater San Fernando Valley-based public companies

Valley Motel Is Huge Hollywood Attraction

THE BRIEFING - Sun Valley's industrial sprawl of construction companies, factories, and auto repair shops provides a surreal backdrop for the Pink Motel and Cadillac Jack's Caf & #233;.

THE LIST - Chambers of Commerce

The San Fernando Valley Business Journal's List of the top 15 Greater San Fernando Valley Chambers ranked by 2003 operating budget

CSUN to Begin New Semester With Huge Financial Challenges

As school officials prepare to mark the 10th anniversary of the earthquake that nearly destroyed its campus, Cal State Northridge is beginning 2004 on a bleak note

NEWSMAKERS

Valley Businesspeople in the news, on the move...

In Their Own Words: Traveling Tough Road to Recovery

In Their Own Words: Traveling Tough Road to Recovery

Despite Its Wall Street Woes, United Online Competitive

CORPORATE FOCUS - Watching the Internet service market is a little like playing a game of telephone.

Affordable Housing Funds in Jeopardy Due to State Woes

About $9.6 million of funding to help boost the city's stock of affordable housing is in jeopardy as a result of the budget crisis in Sacramento.

Economic Alliance Was Born From Ruins of Earthquake

Economic Alliance Was Born From Ruins of Earthquake

VALLEY BRIEFS

Image's Asian Rap; Shipping Software to Brazil; PS Adds to Portfolio; Homestore Goes National; Panel on Health Care Planned;

The Rebirth of CSUN

On January 17, 1994, one of the costliest disasters in U. S. history struck the San Fernando Valley, causing some $44 billion in initial damages. The Valley's economy was already taking a beating, suffering from the loss of thousands of aerospace jobs, r

Valley-Based Insurance Firm Brought to Brink by Temblor

Valley-Based Insurance Firm Brought to Brink by Temblor