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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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SCV Office Vacancy Rate Low Compared to Surrounding Markets

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.

March 03, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Local Business News


The Building Trends They Are a Changin’

Tom Wulf, Board President

March 03, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Local Business News


New SCV Retail Center Planned for Copper Hill Drive

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.

March 03, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Local Business News


Mission: Keep a Barn Lit on Fire All Night without Burning Down

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.

March 03, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Local Business News


Lessons Learned: Moving Boldly by Buying When No One Else Wants To

Lance Williams, President and CEO

March 03, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Local Business News


SCV Company Poised to Take Giant-3M Products

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.

March 03, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ E | Local Business News


Grocery Retailer Plans to Bring Cool Northwest Vibe to Two Vons Stores

Within mere weeks, Pacific Northwest-based Haggen will begin the gradual conversion of Santa Clarita's two Vons grocery stores in Valencia and Saugus. And those stores aren't the only ones the small Bellingham, Wash. grocery retailer will be re-branding.

March 03, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Local Business News


SCV Resident Inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame for 3D Printing

One of Santa Clarita's own was inducted into the 43rd National Inventors Hall of Fame at the Smithsonian last year. Canyon Country resident Charles Hull is credited as being the inventor of stereolithography – the first commercial rapid prototyping technology commonly known today as 3D Printing. And Hull is also the Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer of 3D Systems on Hercules Street in Valencia.

March 03, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Local Business News


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


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