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Grill celebrates in hot weather

Despite triple-digit temperatures, Stonefire Grill estimated 2,500 people came out to support the restaurant's fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and to celebrate the eatery's 10-year anniversary Sept. 26.

October 05, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Quick fix, fast finish

Driving as fast as 182 mph, Frank Cervetto endures gravitational forces greater than astronauts face when a space shuttle takes off. Shifting gears at neck-breaking speeds, he takes corners on racetracks banked steeply enough that the tracks would send ordinary drivers hurtling into concrete barriers.

October 02, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Boo! The billion-dollar Halloween industry

A good old-fashioned heart-pounding fright isn't just a fun end-of-October ritual; it also scares up billions up dollars in sales annually.

September 30, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Small-business boost

Whether it's helping a small-business owner build and grow a business, finding workers for a local company, one program helps brings both parties together.

September 29, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Barre hopping

An injury ended dancer and choreographer Richard Giorla's professional career.

September 28, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Plum Canyon developer sells remaining lots

More than 200 empty residential lots in Plum Canyon have changed hands, and the new owner plans to have homes built and ready to sell on the property by next summer, it was announced Monday.

September 28, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Serving the SCV

A new store in town catering entirely to Santa Clarita Valley tennis aficionados celebrates its grand opening today.

September 25, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Grill celebrates 10 years with fundraiser

In honor of the restaurant's 10-year anniversary, Stonefire Grill is hosting a community celebration Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to thank its customers for 10 years of loyalty.

September 22, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business EditorBusiness | Local Business News


Public flocks to the Orchard

So how does a mother of two sets of twins - all 3 years old or younger - spend her days?

September 21, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Masterson resigns from Chamber of Commerce

Ed Masterson stepped down as president and CEO of the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce, and longtime Chamber member Charlie Gill will take over until a replacement can be found, it was announced Wednesday.

September 16, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Lanfranco serves as The Signal’s classified advertising manager

Brad Lanfranco, classified advertising manager for The Signal, says that he loves this community. A local resident for 19 years, Lanfranco oversees automotive, recruitment, real estate and the rest of classified advertising at the newspaper.

September 15, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Temperate summer chills local business

Working a job at a historic Hollywood mortuary gave the Nicholas Aire Systems team more than a fright when the mortician informed the crew that one of the deceased was missing.

September 14, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Casting call for citizen journalists

The Signal's Business section welcomes community members to submit stories for publication that the writer believes will be of interest to readers at large.

September 10, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Citizen news gains momentum

As citizens witnessed commercial airliners fly into the twin towers at the World Trade Center in 2001, the use of citizen journalists exploded.

September 10, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Connect with LucyPhone

Late at night, in a dimly lit parking lot by LAX, the anxious mother awaited her young daughter's missing plane.

September 09, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


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U.S. HealthWorks expands corporate office space

U.S. HealthWorks has acquired some 6,000 square feet of extra space for expansion of its Santa Clarita headquarters offices, an executive with the firm confirmed.

July 29, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


The Practice of Law: Reape-Rickett Law Firm

Reape-Rickette Law Firm

July 29, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


The Practice of Law: Owen, Patterson & Owen

Owen, Patterson & Owen

July 29, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


UTAK Laboratories releasing 16 new quality control test materials

UTAK Laboratories has released more quality control materials for labs around the country to run tests on amphetamines, barbiturates, and benzodiazepines, a psychoactive drug.

July 29, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


UVDI forms partnership with multinational company

In a David and Goliath-like pairing, but friendly, Valencia'sUltraViolet Devices Inc. (David) formed a partnership with The Clorox Company (Goliath) in February. Together the small and the large companies joined forces to fight bacteria in hospitals throughout North America.

July 29, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


SCV Bank declares Q2 loss

Santa Clara Valley Bank released its second quarter results Monday, reporting a net loss of $2,000 for the period.

July 28, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Santa Clarita Valley June home sales dip

Home sales sputtered slightly in June, although the increasing number of existing homes listed for sale are beginning to pull the Santa Clarita Valley out of the "inventory drought" it had been in during the recession.

July 25, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Car slams into 4 parked vehicles in Valencia

A car slammed into four vehicles parked on the side of westbound Magic Mountain Parkway across from the Westfield Valencia Town Center on Friday.

July 25, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Newhall Lumber property sold

Local investors just closed escrow on the purchase of the familiar Railroad Avenue building in Santa Clarita that housed Newhall Lumber for 32 years.

July 19, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


UPDATE: Santa Clarita’s jobless numbers down 1.3 percent from last June

While the June unemployment rate in Santa Clarita crept up to 5 percent from 4.8 percent in May, the year-over-year rate for June fell a full 1.3 percent from last year's numbers, officials said Friday.

July 18, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clara Valley Bank sells for $15.3 million

Santa Clara Valley Bank has agreed to a sale agreement in the amount of $15.3 million.

July 17, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


SCV gets high marks from local businesses

While surveys of 75 companies in the Santa Clarita Valley revealed that most are in a growth mode, nearly half of those businesses also cited the need for improved Internet speeds to set the stage for future growth.

July 15, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Business Roundtable: Commercial Real Estate

As recovery continues in the industrial real estate space, several new projects are finally set to come on line with construction beginning as early as this year.

July 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Real Estate Market Outlook: Retail Space

There are a lot more tenants chasing a lot fewer deals in the Santa Clarita Valley retail space, according to John Cserkuti, senior vice president with NAI Capital.

July 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Real Estate Market Outlook: Office Space

The inventory of available office space in the Santa Clarita Valley has shrunk dramatically within the last three years, according to Ryan House, vice president with Jones Lang LaSalle.

July 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


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