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Archive By Author - Jana Adkins


Business owners: Minimum wage boost not well thought out

California's move to boost the minimum wage to $15 per hour by the year 2022 may seem well intentioned, but it could backfire, said at least one Santa Clarita business owner.

March 29, 2016 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


High home prices traced to low inventory

The lack of existing homes listed for sale in the Santa Clarita Valley, and nationally, is affecting the number of homes sold – and keeping prices high, according to data released Tuesday by the Southland Regional Association of Realtors.

March 22, 2016 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Netflix to film new comedy in Santa Clarita – about life in Santa Clarita

A new comedy series produced by Netflix and starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant is set to not only film in Santa Clarita, but is based on Santa Clarita.

March 18, 2016 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Economists: No hints of a recession

In the absence of a crystal ball, economists at the Santa Clarita Economic Outlook Conference Thursday said key economic measurements do not point to a recession occurring anytime soon.

March 10, 2016 | Jana Adkins | Local Business News


EDC Awards Incentive to Firm for Relocating to SCV

After launching the Industry Cluster Attraction Incentive program in partnership with Los Angeles County in 2014, the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp. issued a check for $23,694 to Richard Photo Lab on Jan. 12, after the firm relocated to Santa Clarita last year with 38 employees.

March 04, 2016 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Local Business News


Community lines can matter in SCV home sales

Editor's note: This is part three of a four-part series examining community "lines" in the Santa Clarita Valley.

February 27, 2016 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


State’s new fair pay law potential legal trap for employers

Invoking the score from the movie "Jaws," attorneys at the Valley Industry Association's "Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid"-themed luncheon Tuesday warned companies of real risks under California's latest set of employment regulations.

February 16, 2016 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Owners selling Canyon Country craft beer bar

After more than four years in the craft German beer bar and grill business, the owners of Bier Academy in Canyon Country are putting the business up for sale.

January 29, 2016 | Jana Adkins | Local Business News


Businesses honored as chamber swears in new board

More than 300 members of the business community witnessed the swearing in of the 2016 Chairman of the Board and officers for the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce 2016 at the chamber's 92nd installation event on Friday night.

January 25, 2016 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


SCV home sales best in 8 years

Sales of single-family homes and condominiums in the Santa Clarita Valley surpassed 2014 numbers last year, representing $1.7 billion in transactions, according to a report released Thursday by the Southland Regional Association of Realtors.

January 14, 2016 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


360: Vons returns to Vons store in Saugus

Vons grocery store hung its sign back up on the exact same Saugus store it formerly occupied before the Federal Trade Commission forced the handover of that location to Haggen early in 2015.

December 31, 2015 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


December Recap

Editor's Note: The following are a few of the stories published in The Signal newspaper during the month in which the SCV Business Journal published its "Book of Lists."

December 31, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Local Business News


Santa Clarita’s jobless rate keeps dropping

Santa Clarita's jobless rate has nearly sunk to its level a year ago - before figures recalculated using updated census data sent it soaring to shocking levels.

December 18, 2015 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Community reacts to sale of The Signal

Community response was largely positive Wednesday as news spread of the sale of Signal Multimedia, the company that publishes the 96-year-old Signal newspaper and its online affiliate signalscv.com.

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


UPDATE: Signal newspaper business sold

Editor's note: Adds more details of new owners.

December 15, 2015 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Articles By Author - Jana Adkins


Local business reaction to British vote is caution, not panic

The pound fell dramatically, at one point hitting a 31-year low, after Britain voted to leave the European Union.

June 24, 2016 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Demand high for home buyers; inventory is too limited

Signaling high demand for homes in the Santa Clarita Valley, sales of single-family residences hit their highest level in nine years during May, despite one-fifth ...

June 22, 2016 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


County may lift restrictions on wine industry

A decades-old Health Department ordinance that imposed food-processing standards on L.A. County wineries will soon be lifted, a county health official said this week.

May 01, 2016 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Drum maker legend Remo Belli dies

Remo D. Belli, 88, founder and CEO of Remo Inc. - the Valencia-based drum and drum accessories manufacturer - has died, an executive with the company said ...

April 26, 2016 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


M. Dean Vincent: Survey Finds Deep Need for More Homes

Three out of four households nationwide would buy a single-family home if only there were more homes available at a price they could afford, which ...

April 20, 2016 | By M. Dean Vincent Real Estate Talk | Local Business News


Santa Clarita unemployment rate continues free fall

Santa Clarita's March jobless rate shows almost a full percentage point drop during the first three months of the year, according to numbers released ...

April 15, 2016 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Home, condo sales soar

Springtime sales of condominiums in the Santa Clarita Valley soared in March, and sales of single-family homes increased greatly over February numbers, according to data ...

April 15, 2016 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


SCV home and condo sales soar

Springtime sales of condominiums in the Santa Clarita Valley soared in March, and sales of single-family homes increased greatly over February numbers, according to data ...

April 14, 2016 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


City’s jobless rate falls to lowest level in more than a year

Santa Clarita's February jobless rate fell to the lowest level recorded in more than a year, according to numbers released by state's labor ...

April 06, 2016 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Chevy introduces the most new product in decade

Just like General Motor's iconic muscle cars that helped the brand revolutionize the market, Chevrolet is revved and roaring to the marketplace with more ...

March 31, 2013 | By Jana Adkins | Automotive


Two new auto dealerships opt to open in Santa Clarita

Santa Clarita is already home to the largest collection of automotive dealerships in Southern California, giving residents a wide selection from which to shop and ...

March 31, 2013 | By Jana Adkins | Automotive


Premier America Credit Union planning expansion

When members speak, Premier America Credit Union listens.

March 31, 2013 | By Jana Adkins | Banking & Finance


Education has been key to its growth, local escrow company says

Independently owned and operated since 1998 by Jim and Anita Lombardi of Santa Clarita, Federal Escrow Inc. has been offering every type of escrow imaginable.

March 31, 2013 | By Jana Adkins | Business & Real Estate


Small business center launches restaurant startup program

The Small Business Development Center, hosted by College of the Canyons, offers a wide array of services, many at no cost to new and existing ...

March 31, 2013 | By Jana Adkins | Business & Real Estate


Auto repair shop thrives on good service

Dan Carpenter first opened his Santa Clarita automotive service in October 1988, specializing in the repair of Honda and Acura vehicles.

March 31, 2013 | By Jana Adkins | Business & Real Estate


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