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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Santa Clarita Valley nonprofit organizations were the beneficiaries of more than $80,000 in cash donations this month.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Mann Biomedical Park on Rye Canyon Road has been sold to Santa Clarita contractor Dale Donohoe of Intertex Companies, Donohoe confirmed Wednesday.
A lack of industrial Santa Clarita buildings in the 50,000 to 100,000 square foot range, either for sale or lease, has made for a fairly tight market, said Chris Jackson, executive vice president with NAI Capital.
Gearing up to open its newly constructed building sometime in March, Aerospace Dynamics of Santa Clarita is also awaiting the arrival the first of four new milling gantries to machine aerospace parts.
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.
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.
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.
Haggen has pushed back the conversion date of the Vons grocery store in Santa Clarita on Bouquet Canyon Road.
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.
Sales and prices of Santa Clarita Valley single-family homes rose in February while condominium sales slumped, a trade association reported Monday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tom Wulf, Board President
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.
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.
Lance Williams, President and CEO
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.