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Archive By Author - Jana Adkins


MannKind Business Spotlight: Lessons Learned

How MannKind Would Change How They Conduct Clinical Trials in the Future

October 27, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


SCV Company poised to help fight Ebola virus

As the nation's top health officials worked to assure Congress they can halt the spread of the Ebola virus in the U.S., Santa Clarita-based UltraViolet Devices Inc., and its partner The Clorox Company, is busy fielding calls for help.

October 27, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Providence Launches $150 Million Venture Capital Fund

Providence Health & Services has launched a venture capital fund aimed at driving innovations across the health care system to improve quality, lower costs and create better outcomes, the healthcare organization announced.

October 27, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Audi’s Pursuit of Automated Driving Technology

Auto manufacturer Audi was the first company to receive a newly created autonomous driving permit issued by California as a new set of regulations governing the testing of automated driving on the state's roads took effect.

October 27, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Medical Sleuths Solve Mystery Illnesses Using the Wisdom of the Crowd

Inspired by his sister's serious, and undiagnosed, medical condition, Jared Heyman founded CrowdMed, a venture-backed Silicon Valley startup which harnesses the wisdom of crowds to help solve even the world's most difficult medical cases.

October 27, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Home-growing a Biomedical Cluster by Creating Shared Space

Seizing on a golden opportunity to bring additional support to the region's biomedical industry, the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp. is going after a federal Science and Research Park Development Grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce and Economic Development Administration.

October 27, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Roundtable: Biomedical Companies

The SCVBJ invited some local biomedical companies to an industry Roundtable to understand how the industry has evolved and what challenges it faces.

October 27, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


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


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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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