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Archive By Author - Jana Adkins


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


Industrial market is tight in Santa Clarita

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.

November 09, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


ADI prepares for milling machines

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.

November 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


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


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


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


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


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


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


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Market healthy despite drop in home sales

January home sales followed a typical seasonal pattern of dropping significantly from the prior month, but median prices are up and the number of available homes for sale is reaching healthy levels in the Santa Clarita Valley, officials said Friday.

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


SCV Sheriff's Foundation to assist businesses in preventing crime

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Foundation is setting out to beef up the business community's security efforts and educate owners before a business becomes a crime statistic.

February 08, 2015 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Valencia company MannKind sees stock rise

After the announcement this week that Afrezza, the inhaled insulin treatment for diabetes, is finally available in the U.S. market, stock prices rose for shares of MannKind, the biopharmaceutical company based in Valencia.

February 08, 2015 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Mixed-Use Project 15 Years in the Making Gets the Green Light

Jim Backer

February 06, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Lessons Learned: Managing orders for one of the largest shoe retailers was a blessing and a risk

Jay Catlin, President/Managing Partner

February 06, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Sharp Shooting Photographers for Hire

Camaraderie with fellow editorial photojournalists, most former Los Angeles Times professionals, evolved into a professional photographers' assignment bureau based in Santa Clarita in 2009. And what began as a loosely based group of photographers sharing ideas and assignments with each other became the Pro Photography Network – a group of seasoned professionals experienced to take on any corporate assignments.

February 06, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Alfred Mann retires; SCV Resident Takes the Lead

Hakan Edstrom was appointed as MannKind's CEO on Jan. 12 by the biomedical company's board of directors. He retains his title of President.

February 06, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Canyon Plastics Approved for State’s Tax Credit Program

Canyon Plastics Inc. was the first Santa Clarita company to be awarded tax credits under the state's California Competes Tax Credit program on Jan. 15. Launched by Gov. Jerry Brown and the state's Go-Biz office IN 2014, the program is a business attraction and retention incentive that replaced the state's Enterprise Zone program.

February 06, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


China-Based Machine Tool Company Introduced Itself to SCV Manufacturers

The U.S. branch of machine tool company, Shenyang Machine Tool Company, held a grand opening event Jan. 22 to introduce itself to local industry after opening a marketing and customer training facility in Santa Clarita in December.

February 06, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Movie Ranch Tours Designed to Boost Film Activity

Santa Clarita's working ranches thrive on filming, not cattle. And to that end, members of Santa Clarita's film industry piled into all-terrain vehicles to tour the first movie ranch, A Rancho Deluxe, in an effort to familiarize people with the facilities, backdrops and assets each movie property has to offer television and film projects.

February 06, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Business Editor | Business Journal Stories


New Year, New Employment Regulations

In 2014, the California legislature passed approximately 900 new laws affecting California businesses and their owners. Many of these laws went into effect January 1, 2015, and still others become effective throughout the year. Staying on top of all these changes can be quite a daunting challenge. The following are some of the more significant changes to employment regulations that become effective in 2015.

February 06, 2015 | By Attorney Brian E. Koegle Shaffery & Poole LLP | Business Columns


‘Guardians of Light’ Behind the Iconic Lit LAX Columns

There is almost no kind of special amusement and attraction lighting project Santa Clarita-based Visual Terrain hasn't created from around the U.S. to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, and yet contractually, due to non-disclosures, it can't even boast about their work. "We're the Navy Seals of lighting; very secretive and very effective," jokes President David Green.

February 06, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


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


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