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Posted: September 28, 2011 6:00 p.m.
Updated: September 28, 2011 6:00 p.m.

"Home sales rise in August"

Sept. 17, 2011

Home sales rose sharply in the Santa Clarita Valley during August, and the city of Santa Clarita is one of the strongest places for real estate activity.

Single-family-home sales rose 19.4 percent from a year ago, and are up 124 percent from the record low set in January 2008.


"A press for expansion"

Sept. 18, 2011

AK Printing has been growing its business by helping to grow other businesses and the efforts are paying off. The 3-year-old company recently expanded into a 2,000-square-foot space, nearly tripling the floor space of the business, business has increased 40 percent every year and it has more than 800 customers, of which the majority represents repeat business.


"Doggie Bags by Kyla come in 3 flavors"

Sept. 20, 2011

Eleven-year-old Kyla Wilkin is one of the youngest entrepreneurs around.

Inspired by her passion and love for animals, and her desire to be able to buy the things that she wants, Wilkin launched Doggie Bags by Kyla. Each bag is filled with homemade doggie treats.


"Lennar third-quarter earnings fell, but stocks rise on positive results"

Sept. 20, 2011

Lennar Corp. reported Monday that its third-quarter net earnings fell to $20.7 million. Despite lower profits, the company’s stock price gained ground by the end of the trading day as the home builder beat analysts’ third-quarter forecasts.


"Beer Garden and Food Fest"

Sept. 21, 2011

The SCV Community Expo held last weekend attracted up to 8,000 attendees and positive feedback from vendors. 2,000 people went through the inaugural Beer Garden and Food Fest in two and a half hours.


"Forecast: No second recession expected"

Sept. 21, 2011

The UCLA Anderson Forecast reported Tuesday that the nation’s economy is "far worse" than it was just three months ago remain firm in their analysis that there is not a second recession forecasted because the three sectors that would normally put the economy into a recession — housing, consumer durables and inventories — are already depressed.


"VIA panel discusses health care"

Sept. 22, 2011

A discussion on health care and health care reform, led by a group of panelists from the medical community, will change dramatically in the next 10 years. The challenge is how to deliver better care for less.


"Residential building permits up more than 36 percent"

Sept. 23, 2011

Residential building rebounded in August, the Building Industry Association reported Thursday. Los Angeles County has 203 single-family permits pulled, up more than 36 percent from the previous month and up 15.3 percent from a year ago.


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