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Archive By Author - Jana Adkins


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


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


New SCV Retail Center Planned for Copper Hill Drive

With construction expected to begin soon, a new retail shopping center is slated for Copper Hill Drive and Camino Del Arte in Santa Clarita. Using the working name of West Hills Plaza, developer Ahmad Ghaderi closed the deal in buying the property in June of 2014, with a purchase price of $5.569 million.

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


Mission: Keep a Barn Lit on Fire All Night without Burning Down

Launched in 1973, Firetect is everywhere flames aren't. Manufacturing their own fire retardant products, the Santa Clarita firm owned by Kathleen and Randy Newman, helps to protect globally known theme parks and film studios to keep their properties and the people who inhabit them safe from fire.

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


Lessons Learned: Moving Boldly by Buying When No One Else Wants To

Lance Williams, President and CEO

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


SCV Company Poised to Take Giant-3M Products

After more than two decades of research and product development, Santa Clarita's 3D International LLC is betting on being able to eat into a portion of market share held by the global 3M Company. And experts with the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation are betting the company can do it so they've pitched in to set the company up for continued success.

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


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Articles By Author - Jana Adkins


June home sales soar in SCV

June home sales soared in the Santa Clarita Valley, exceeding even state and national records. Sales of existing homes locally rose 33 percent over a ...

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


UPDATE: More lights, cameras and film action for Santa Clarita

For the fifth fiscal year in a row, the city of Santa Clarita has set new records across the board for filming of TV and ...

July 16, 2015 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Newhall Land’s owner preparing to go public

An Orange County-based developer, which also serves as the management company for the Santa Clarita Valley's Newhall Land Development Inc., filed papers with the ...

July 09, 2015 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Movie choices on the agenda: Santa Clarita City Council to consider Laemmle theater

Editor's note: Adds more details.

July 09, 2015 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita gives input for region’s growth

In the process of creating the next five-year strategic economic plan for the county, the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation held a public meeting in ...

June 30, 2015 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


SCV Nissan dealership sold

Nissan of Valencia has been sold to a new owner, according to the dealership's General Manager, Dan Sterkel.

June 16, 2015 | Jana Adkins | Local Business News


SCV printing firm moving to Palmdale

Bang Printing, a book printing and binding company in Valencia, is relocating to Palmdale, that city announced this week.

June 03, 2015 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Local builder debuts new home collection

Williams Homes debuted its latest collection of gated-entry homes in Santa Clarita with the opening of the Trestles community, the builder announced.

May 30, 2015 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


SCV home sales closing in on old records

April median single-family home prices remained in the $500,000-plus range in the Santa Clarita Valley in April while 229 homes sold – the highest number ...

May 28, 2015 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


UPDATE: City's jobless rate barely budges

Santa Clarita's jobless rate remained inexplicably high in April, and is barely dropping, prompting the city manager to formally request an explanation from state ...

May 22, 2015 | By Jana Adkins | Santa Clarita Valley News


Varsity Draft House closes its doors

Just four months after opening, the Varsity Draft House on Town Center Drive has closed its doors.

May 13, 2015 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Santa Clarita 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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