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Archive By Author - Jana Adkins


SCV home values rise in 2014

Home prices in the Santa Clarita Valley rose during 2014, the third year in a row local residential prices rebounded from the housing crisis, officials with the Santa Clarita Division of the Southland Regional Association of Realtors said Monday.

January 27, 2015 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Chamber holds 91st installation event at Hyatt Regency Valencia

Santa Clarita's longest operating business group, the SCV Chamber of Commerce, passed the gavel to incoming Chairman of the Board Sue Nevius.

January 24, 2015 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV movie ranch representatives tour other filming sites

Piling into all-terrain vehicles a group of people representing the Santa Clarita film industry toured a local movie ranch, viewing the backdrops that exist on the property which might meet the needs of film production companies.

January 18, 2015 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


UPDATE: Another blockbuster year for filming in Santa Clarita

Filming activity in Santa Clarita hit new milestones in 2014 for the fifth consecutive year, with each year outdoing the prior one in terms of film permits issued, film days and economic impact to the area.

January 12, 2015 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Former Tilted Kilt owner opts for more family friendly restaurant

The owner of Tilted Kilt in Valencia chose to discontinue operating the Santa Clarita-based franchise restaurant in favor of opening an eatery that is more fitting for the community, its general manager said Wednesday.

January 07, 2015 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Tilted Kilt closes in Valencia

The Tilted Kilt restaurant on Town Center Drive in Valencia has closed, a spokesman for the chain's Tempe, Arizona-based corporate office confirmed Monday.

January 05, 2015 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Mann Biomedical Park: The Art of the Deal

The 181,025 square foot Mann Biomedical Park in Valencia and 612,075 square foot Sylmar Biomedical Park were sold to Santa Clarita general contractor/developer Dale Donohoe of Intertex Companies, in partnership with Oaktree Capital Management, in one of the largest deals in Southern California. The biomedical parks are home to companies like Boston Scientific, Bioness, and the Alfred Mann Foundation in Santa Clarita; and Second Sight and Quallion in Sylmar. While terms of the deal weren't disclosed, industry experts pegged the value of the deal at somewhere north of $100 million.

December 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Outlook 2015: Filming

Santa Clarita was on track to break another record for filming in 2014; the fifth consecutive year it has broken film records – which bodes well for 2015 local experts say.

December 23, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Businesses lend helping hand to SCV nonprofits

Santa Clarita Valley nonprofit organizations were the beneficiaries of more than $80,000 in cash donations this month.

December 21, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Home ownership may get a boost

New guidelines issued by mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could boost the number of home loans granted to first-time buyers who are finding it difficult to save enough cash for a down payment, according to Santa Clarita Valley Realtors.

December 20, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


City’s jobless rate holds steady

In stark contrast to Los Angeles County, the city of Santa Clarita's jobless rate in November was 4.8 percent, nearly half the county rate, figures released Friday showed.

December 19, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart High grad helps design menswear line

They say that the clothes don't really make the man; it's the man that makes the clothes. With the Ace Rivington clothing line, however, this belief has been re-fashioned.

November 30, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Traditional SCV home sales outpace distressed properties

Sales of homes in which owners have equity hit a nearly two-year high of 92.5 percent in the Santa Clarita Valley during October, reported the Southland Regional Association of Realtors on Monday.

November 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Baja Calif. and Tequila inspired

The tale of how Solita Tacos and Margaritas, a Huntington Beach restaurant, came to open an eatery in Santa Clarita began with the trips down the Baja California coast and through tours of tequila distilleries in Mexico.

November 21, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Santa Clarita’s jobless rate hiccups

Santa Clarita's October unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 4.8 percent, up from 4.7 percent in September, according to numbers released Friday.

November 21, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Retail sales exceed $2 billion

Retail sales helped push the city of Santa Clarita up one more notch on the annual ranking of California retail markets, again landing it in a small circle of cities generating in excess of $2 billion a year, the city announced Wednesday.

May 06, 2015 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Biomed Device Firm Recognized for Innovation

Valencia Technologies received a 2015 Spotlight Award from the Southeastern Medical Device Association (SEMDA)'s annual conference. The biomedical company created a coin-sized device for the treatment of hypertension, and other chronic conditions. Implanted in the forearm during a 20-minute office procedure, the device will be tested in a trial set to begin early 2016.

May 04, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Local Business News


Float center offers low-gravity journey

If a trip to Dead Sea for therapeutic purposes has been on your bucket list, but too much for your budget, the Elevate Float Center in Newhall is likely to give you the next best experience.

May 02, 2015 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Santa Clarita grows by 4,000 new residents

Aside from the city of Los Angeles, Santa Clarita added more new residents than any other city in Los Angeles County last year, according to state Department of Finance numbers released Friday.

May 01, 2015 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Chamber to rally opposition against possible wage hike

Businesses located outside Santa Clarita's city limits are being called to a town hall meeting on May 1 to organize opposition to a proposed wage hike by L.A. County. The SCV Chamber of Commerce is holding the meeting.

April 26, 2015 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Haggen unveils its brand in Santa Clarita

Grocery retailer Haggen welcomed its first customer, Matt Radis, at 4 p.m. Thursday after a rapid-fire 40-hour conversion of the former Vons Pavilions in Valencia to the brand of the Northwest store chain.

April 23, 2015 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


HL: Haggen expands pharmacy team as it takes over SCV store

While Haggen works across five states to convert 146 Vons, Safeway and Alberstons grocery stores the Pacific Northwest retailer is also acquiring pharmacies in many of those stores including the one at Pavilions on McBean Parkway in Santa Clarita.

April 20, 2015 | By Jana Adkins | Local Business News


Haggen delays SCV store switch

Haggen has pushed back the conversion date of the Vons grocery store in Santa Clarita on Bouquet Canyon Road.

April 17, 2015 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


City officials ask state to clarify jobless numbers

After years of steady declines in the jobless rate, Santa Clarita officials are at a loss to explain why the city's unemployment rates have spiked this year and are asking state officials to either fix the calculations or clarify the basis for their calculations.

April 17, 2015 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Home sales and prices rise in Santa Clarita Valley

Sales and prices of Santa Clarita Valley single-family homes rose in February while condominium sales slumped, a trade association reported Monday.

March 23, 2015 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


California unemployment rate dips to 6.7 percent in February

California's unemployment rate fell for the second consecutive month since the new year, down to 6.7 percent in February, a state agency reported Friday.

March 20, 2015 | Jana Adkins | Santa Clarita Valley News


High-speed rail could affect Vista Canyon project

California's high speed rail project could affect the Vista Canyon master-planned community on Santa Clarita's east side - but the developer Tuesday wished Gov. Jerry Brown luck with the mess that has become of requirements associated with the California Environmental Quality Act.

March 18, 2015 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Occidental Petroleum spinoff lands in Santa Clarita

A former Occidental Petroleum operation, California Resources Corporation, announced that it has leased 21,000 square feet of office space on Tourney Road in Santa Clarita.

March 09, 2015 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


SCV Office Vacancy Rate Low Compared to Surrounding Markets

Office vacancies in the Santa Clarita Valley dropped nearly 7 percent in 2013, ending 2014 in the fourth quarter with a 14.8 percent vacancy rate, according to Colliers International. Nearly 80,000 square feet of multi-tenant office space was leased by year-end 2014.

March 03, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Local Business News


The Building Trends They Are a Changin’

Tom Wulf, Board President

March 03, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Local Business News


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