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Archive By Author - Jana Adkins


Real Estate Market Outlook: Office

SCVBJ: What has the office market looked like in the past couple years?

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


City’s jobless rate falls to 4.7%

Santa Clarita's jobless rate fell to 4.7 percent in September, down from 5.9 percent a year ago.

October 17, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


City expands movie zone

Three more movie ranches have been added to the city of Santa Clarita's special Movie Ranch Overlay Zone, which is designed to boost local filming.

October 15, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Vintage Classic Guitars Handmade in Santa Clarita

Lance Lerman, co-owner of LsL Instruments didn't intend to move his company to Santa Clarita until his co-owner and wife, Lisa, forced him to look at a building in the area.

October 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Bella Cucina Succeeds by Focusing on Fresh Ingredients and Service

Expanding in 2008, the owners of Italian restaurant Bella Cucina moved to the wrong location, at the wrong time, nearly sinking the family owned and operated eatery.

October 01, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Real Estate Market Outlook

Expert: John Cskerkuti, Senior Vice President, NAI Capital

October 01, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Saugus Grad Wins Thermador Appliance Design Challenge

As interior designer Emily Rubin worked with her Valencia clients to design a new kitchen, high-end appliances were a priority for the homeowners' who loved to cook and entertain in their home. They wanted all the bells and whistles.

October 01, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


City Moves Up the List of Top Retail Markets in the State

The city of Santa Clarita moved up to 21st place in the 2014 California Retail Survey "Top 100 Retail Markets of California Cities." More important for the local economy, it was one of only 29 cities with a retail market above $2 billion.

October 01, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


7-11 Franchise Owners Claim the Chain is Targeting Them

A group of 7-Eleven franchise owners in California filed suit against the convenience store chain alleging the company is targeting franchise owners who are South Asian immigrants with the intent of taking their stores away to re-sell the franchises at higher rates. The practice, claims The Franchise Owner's Association of Greater Los Angeles, amounts to racial discrimination and civil rights violations.

October 01, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Elite team tracks criminals to SCV

It was already 94 degrees by 10 a.m. in Santa Clarita when the cast and crew of NCIS Los Angeles were well into filming.

September 28, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


New homes pioneer technologies

Taking advantage of panoramic view lots in Plum Canyon, KB Home has built a series of large move-up or executive level homes at its latest Canyon Crest and Canyon Heights neighborhoods in Santa Clarita. More than the design, however, these homes help to protect precious resources.

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


Business advocates say bill awaiting governor’s signature will hurt companies

Among the bills awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown's signature to become law is one aimed at protecting a growing class of California workers - temporary hires.

September 04, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Runaway Film Production Leads to Loss of High Wage Jobs

As film flight continued between 2004 and 2012, the film industry lost more than 16,000 jobs according the latest report by the Milken Institute. These aren't just any jobs either. They're high-paying middle class jobs with wages that can average $98,500 per person – jobs that contribute to the state revenues and provide sustainable incomes that allow the workers to spend that money in their local communities.

September 03, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Filming Helps Support Redevelopment Area

As the historic downtown Old Town Newhall district continues to undergo a renaissance, some of the retailers in the business district have used filming to supplement the bottom line, produce income for vacant buildings or fund charitable efforts in giving back to the community.

September 03, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Film Incentive Program Serves as Economic Driver to Support Businesses

The city's Film Incentive Program was put in place in 2009 to "drive economic activity" in Santa Clarita. We asked Jason Crawford, economic development manager and overseeing the city's film office, what exactly does that mean?

September 03, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


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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


Mann Biomedical Park sold

The Mann Biomedical Park on Rye Canyon Road has been sold to Santa Clarita contractor Dale Donohoe of Intertex Companies, Donohoe confirmed Wednesday.

November 19, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


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