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Archive By Author - Jana Adkins


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


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


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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 officials regarding the change in calculations that sent the city's rate soaring.

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 a small circle of cities generating in excess of $2 billion a year, the city announced Wednesday.

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 the treatment of hypertension, and other chronic conditions. Implanted in the forearm during a 20-minute office procedure, the device will be tested in a trial set to begin early 2016.

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 in Newhall is likely to give you the next best experience.

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 state Department of Finance numbers released Friday.

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


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


HL: 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


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